Welcome to The Andover Nursing Home
There are almost 10,000 nursing homes in England and fewer than 50 have proved they have what it takes to receive an overall Outstanding rating. We are extremely proud to be one of them.
The Care Quality Commission found The Andover Nursing Home to be exceptionally effective, caring and well led when they made an announced inspection in January 2017, under new ownership we will of course be re-inspected. Their report highlighted how people who live here feel that they are treated with kindness and how their needs are ‘consistently met by staff who have the right competencies, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour’.
Our commitment to highly personalised care which reflects residents’ wishes from the day they arrive right through until the end of life is also recognised by a National Gold Standards Framework Quality Hallmark Award. This accolade reflects The Andover Nursing Home’s commitment to best practice training in palliative and end of life care and provides evidence that we have all the necessary skills and resources in place to ensure residents’ personal wishes are carried out.
Fundraising initiatives by The Friends of The Andover Nursing Home further enhance residents’ social lives both in and outside the home by supporting the work of the activity organisers. Money raised through fetes, fayres, jumble sales, dinner nights and sponsored events ensures that high calibre entertainment is a regular feature of our activities programme. The additional funds also help support transport and other costs associated with memorable days out. Membership is free and open to residents, their family members and friends.
December 2023 at Andover Nursing Home
Monthly trivia seems to have caught on!
The management and staff would like to wish you all a very happy & peaceful Christmas.
December was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar. It gets its name from the Latin word "decem" which means tenth. However, when the Romans added January and February to the calendar, it became the twelfth month. They still kept the name, though.
December is the busiest month for cash withdrawals from ATMs in the UK. A total of about £11billion is expected to be taken out.
Wearing new shoes on Christmas day will bring bad luck.
The term Yuletide comes from a Norse tradition of cutting and burning a tree to bring in the Winter Solstice. This was to last through 12 days – later known as the 12 days of Christmas.
This month is full of all sorts of Christmas cheer and entertainment, Littleworld Nursery, Rookwood Nursery, Vigo Primary & Harroway will all be here singing carols. The De FaKto choir are back this year as well as Cosmic Sparkle, a Pantomime and of course Christmas parties, oh it’s a month full of Christmas Carols & parties !
Our Christmas Carol service will be on the 13th December in The Austen Room, all visitors are welcome to come along. Chef has already started making mince pies
Our Christmas Menu is already out, and bookings have already been taken for family and friends coming for lunch on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Family & Friends are welcome to join residents in the restaurant for lunch any day of the week.
Lorna’s Hair Salon is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Lorna can also provide manicures and pedicures, residents can book in for a hand massage or have your nails painted ready for Christmas.
Our coffee Piano Café is now open for business for our residents, staff & visitors. We hold a Memory Café session on the last Tuesday of every month, everyone is welcome, starting at 2.30pm, no appointment necessary and a great opportunity to learn more about Dementia as well as the home.
Advice and Support when you need it most
We listen to your wishes and aim to give peace of mind to you and your family.
Highly trained dedicated professionals
Our team provide 24 hour care based on personal needs and levels of dependency.
Purpose-built care home
The Andover Nursing Home is a luxurious purpose-built care home fitted with every modern facility, including two lifts and all the latest fire safety equipment
We offer a personalised service in a friendly and homely environment, the landscaped grounds which surround the buildings are all wheelchair accessible
Home from Home
Residents are encouraged to bring smaller items of personal furniture or effects that have sentimental significance