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159 Northampton Road
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 3PN

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Profile Strength
Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Heidi Smith is Home Manager at Dukes Court Care Home.

Dukes Court Care Home in Wellingborough is one of Northamptonshire’s most popular care homes, offering residential and dementia care and an excellent and well thought-out standard of retirement living. It’s one of our newest homes, opened in 2015, so you can be sure it is purpose built to the highest specifications – the very finest of Wellingborough care homes.

We’re situated on the outskirts of town on the Northampton Road and within easy reach of local shops and buses into the town centre. Residents are free to come and go as they please and get involved with the life of the home as much or as little as they want, although there aren’t many that just spend their time sitting around! We like our residents to lead companionable and fulfilled lives, and much of our time is spent sharing memories and enjoying the company of others.

Each of our residents brings something unique to home life, and we make a point of getting to know their personal interests and hobbies, and encourage them to find new ones as well. Home life is richer for it. We appreciate that settling in is sometimes a challenge and we work hard to ensure that everyone feels at home as quickly as possible.


Take a tour around Dukes Court Care Home
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

We are confident that our care homes are now some of the very safest places to live and work.

All of our staff have been trained in additional and heightened cleansing protocols and hygiene regimes, and these are being supported by a leading sanitisation system as part of our comprehensive infection controls. Testing regimes will continue for staff, residents and visitors.

We have re-aligned the resident in-house services to meet social distance guidance from the Government, for areas such as lounges and dining rooms, and for visiting entertainers and hair dressers; we are working hard to restore these services within the ‘new normal’ circumstances as soon as we can, when lockdown rules allow.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

Avery Healthcare has invested in outdoor garden ‘visitor pods’

The pods, are a garden room specifically designed to facilitate safe face-to-face contact with relatives and visitors. Each pod contains a floor to ceiling partition screen and a hands-free intercom so that communication is clear and safe for use. They are fitted with internal electrics and two, low-surface temperature electric panel heaters – suitable for these winter months.

Dukes Court Care Home safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

More details coming soon

Social media provides an up to date window on the activities within a provider's setting.

With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

Infection Control Safe We are on Facebook

Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Contract
Avery-Healthcare-Residency-Agreement.pdf
Our Building and Facilities

We have a two-tiered courtyard garden behind the home, a perfect spot to soak up the evening sunshine.

You’ll find residents chin wagging in the ample lounges and socialising over their meals in the dining room, and we welcome family and friends to join us at any time.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 2015

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Patio, Seating.

Brochures
Well Being Brochure.pdf

Our Photos

Description

Our en-suite bedrooms come in different sizes from companion suites, through to larger ground floor rooms with access to our gardens. All have walk-in showers and plenty of room for personal bits and bobs.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Double Room, Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Safe, Secure Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

We believe that your later years should be as enriching as any other, and that being cared for shouldn’t mean that your quality of living is compromised, whatever your age, whatever your condition. The design of our homes and our carefully selected staff, combined with our diligent approach to each and every resident, affords them the opportunity to flourish, make new friends, maintain contact with their local communities and live a life of possibility.


Our Team
Heidi Smith
Heidi Smith
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority North Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Not all our vegetables can be taken from our garden, but Chef is always casting his eye over our beds to see what is available. After all you can’t get much fresher than that. But if not from the garden, then the vegetables and all our food, ice cream excepted perhaps, is as fresh as it can be, sourced locally and cooked in our kitchen.

Food and dining is a critical part of life at Duke’s Court and we think that our dining experience matches that of any good restaurant. You’ll find all the traditional favourites on the menu, but the more exotic such as curries and goulashes as well. At mealtimes the room is filled with happy chatter and guests are quite welcome to join us. Come for an aperitif or glass of wine!

When the weather permits, we love a nice cuppa in the garden with some of Chef’s freshly baked cakes and pastries. Healthy savoury snacks and fruit are always on offer through the day as well.


We Serve Food At
All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Menu
Avery Sample Menu.pdf
Activities Are So Important

You’ll find some of our company down at the pub watching football from time to time, and why not? And some us out on shopping trips or being ladies who lunch, and why not? But there’s always something going on in the home as well. We like to cater for body and soul!

For instance:

  • Visits from puppies and owls
  • Scoffing ice cream in the garden on a sunny day
  • Listening to a ukulele orchestra
  • Admiring the art of a magician
  • Keep fit and dancing
  • A visit from Elvis – that Elvis, he gets everywhere!
  • Cub scouts telling us how things have changed in scouting world

We welcome the community to us, but we also look outwards as well and put on fundraising activities for local charities. Family members are encouraged to join in with these efforts, if not in reality then virtually through our Facebook pages which we update regularly. We also have residents’ and family committees that help us steer home life. Tending the garden is a popular activity.

Social media is a good connector and is of special benefit when dealing with those who have dementia. We have realised that the more the communication, the better it is for all concerned.


Our Photos

Timetables
Avery Sample Well-Being Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Pub, Shopping.
Our Pets

Pets to be discussed with the home manager.


159 Northampton Road
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 3PN

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 5th January 2022
Last rated 12th January 2018
Reports

17th February 2021

12th January 2018

27th January 2016

Registration Date 22nd December 2014
Service Provider Avery Homes Wellingborough Limited, NN4 9BS
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Mosque.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Dukes Court Care Home

Dukes Court Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in January 2018.
Dukes Court Care Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Dukes Court Care Home has 60 rooms.
Dukes Court Care Home is owned by Avery.
Yes. Dukes Court Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Dukes Court Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Dukes Court Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Dukes Court Care Home comes under North Northamptonshire.
Dukes Court Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Dukes Court Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Heidi Smith is the manager of Dukes Court Care Home.

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