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Cutting-edge architecture and landscaped gardens
Pathways are specifically designed for wheelchair access
A variety of social spaces for relaxing and socialising
State-of-the-art facilities including a salon and in-house cinema
A well stocked library provides ideal quiet space
Relatives and friends can be entertained in our private dining room
The mealtime experience is central to the home environment
View from the front of Alderwood
Our dementia concept is entirely different to the traditional models of care.
To truly appreciate the wonders of Alderwood in Colchester, Essex, a visit is highly recommended. As Carebase’s most recent residential, nursing and dementia care home to open its doors, Alderwood has all of the state-of-the-art facilities you would expect and more.
Stylish en-suite bedroom are intelligently designed with nurse call systems and wet room facility. There’s even the option of selecting a bedroom with private garden, patio and seating area. And it doesn’t stop there - the rest of the home offers wonderful spaces, all tastefully decorated.
The grounds itself houses a large garden with putting green, allotments, raised flower beds, all designed for wheelchair user access. The home enjoys the best of both worlds – it looks out on to woodlands and has all the charm Colchester has to offer on its doorstep.
There are bar and brasserie areas which are perfect for residents to socialise in. While families are also encouraged to spend as much time as they wish at the home. In fact, there is a beautifully designed private dining room where residents can entertain intimate family gatherings. We also invite families to the endless events we host.
It is fantastic to be part of a company that puts residents at the centre of everything it does. Alderwood itself is fabulous and a very exciting place to work. Care Services Manager
Life at Alderwood
Purpose built last year means the residential care home has well thought-out spaces catering to all needs. The well-stocked library and lounge areas are perfect for residents wanting some quiet time. While, the onsite cinema is popular for enjoying old movies.
The inclusion of a hairdressing salon, and external therapists offering treatments from massage to chiropody, means that residents can have access to facilities they enjoyed living at home, and more.
Alderwood promotes an active lifestyle, with weekly planned activities programme that is second to none. Residents can enjoy a full and varied day if they so wish. There are exercise classes, gardening club, bakery club, reminiscence quizzes, performances from local entertainers, talks on topical subjects where residents have expressed an interest. There is even a writing club where residents write short stories or review short passages.
Those that prefer one-to-one time are not forgotten either. Our team will always find time to chat to residents about current affairs or whatever takes their fancy.
Alderwood has a private mini bus, which transports residents to an array of wonderful places, whether it’s visiting a museum or simply a pub lunch. We have already forged close links with the community and have arranged for the local priest to carry out a monthly service at the home.
Type of care
- Nursing care
- Residential care
- Specialist dementia care
- 65 en-suite bedrooms
- Rooms with private gardens
- Lounge areas for relaxation
- Snoezelen room
- Private dining space for residents to entertain families
- Hairdressing Salon
- Access to external therapists offering aromatherapy, massage, chiropody and beauty treatments
We promote an active lifestyle at Alderwood and a wide variety of activities and events are organised to keep our residents occupied each day.
We have forged close links with the community and are constantly visiting local places of interest, as well as bringing in local entertainers into our home.
An example of our activities.
11am - Church service
11am - Exercise class
11am - Knitting circle
2.30pm - Entertainment from Frankie on his electric piano
11am - Excercise class
Day Trip – Buckingham Palace
39 Essex Hall Road
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Each member of the team at Alderwood isn’t just highly trained but possesses a genuine passion in caring for the elderly. Their role involves more than simply providing superb care. It is about ensuring the time the residents spend with us is filled with laughter and lots of fun.
Matthew Cox, Home Manager
Matthew has worked as a home manager and mental health nurse for many years. His approach to person centred and specialist dementia care services means he leads from his heart and always puts residents first. New to Alderwood he is passionate about continuing to deliver excellent care at the home.
One of the things I enjoy most about this job is seeing the residents enjoying themselves and being able to help make that happen Carole Sutton
Carole Sutton, Activities Co-ordinator
Carole worked supporting teenagers in the care of social services before joining the team at Alderwood. Carole has created a varied and exciting activites calendar at Alderwood, and also works hard to maintain links with the local community.
We love to hear from family members and friends about their experiences of life at Alderwood. How they feel about our home, the care we give and the team that make that possible.
Knowing the ways in which we have made a difference and touched the lives of those in our care – and their loved ones – is what keeps us focused on delivering the highest standard of care at all times.
I sincerely thank you all for your kind care during my few days with you.
Your cheerful and competent attention to my needs made my stay at Alderwood most comfortable.
With kind regards,
Mrs C. Milburn
Mrs C. Milburn
1st January 2013
We just wanted to say how grateful we are for the splendid care which mum recieved at Alderwood and the kindness with which we the family were treated by all the staff.
You have much to be proud of in that wonderful home and with such a superb, professional and caring staff.
Thank you so much.
31st August 2012
To all the wonderful staff at Alderwood,
Thank you so much for caring for Gerard with such expertise and compassion.
Love from Harry, Catherine and Dominic
Harry, Catherine and Dominic
17th April 2012