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Here at The Orders of St John Care Trust our priority is the safety and wellbeing of residents, colleagues and visitors in our services. Following Monday’s advice by the government on the vulnerability of the over 70s we have made the difficult but responsible decision to restrict access to our homes to all but the most essential visitors required to either to protect the health of our residents, or to ensure that buildings remain safe and essential supplies are delivered. For further information, click here.
Avonbourne Care Centre
A warm welcome to our home
Located in the historic area around Salisbury, Avonbourne Care Centre offers an elegant home environment with compassionate, individualised care in relaxing, friendly and homely households.
- Long Term Dementia
- Dementia Respite
- Long Term Residential
- Residential Respite
Avonbourne Care Centre offers two households that allow our residents to thrive in a homely environment. Avon Court is for those who need specialist dementia care, and Bourne House looks after those who need a little extra help to maintain their independence. Each household has beautifully furnished living accommodation, spacious en-suite bedrooms and fully accessible, landscaped gardens.
Residents in each household can enjoy daily social activities that are perfectly tailored to their needs, with joint events in the central coffee shop, salon and cinema. There are cosy seating areas for a cup of tea with loved ones, and outside terraces for sunnier days.
We try to learn as much as possible about each person who lives with us, so that we can provide them with care and support tailored to their individual needs and preferences. Our residents have regular meetings with the management team to discuss new ideas for menus and resident activities.
Services & Facilities
About the team
Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to support our residents, ensuring they spend their day how they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.
The attentive care team focus on the individual needs of the residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for our residents by creating lovely, comfortable, homely surroundings and by providing care, activities and other services designed around each resident’s needs and wishes.
Meet the team
The talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals on site daily from our own kitchens. We source quality produce for our excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. All-day dining is available for lighter meals and snacks and all dishes are carefully balanced to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences.
Seasonal produce is chosen whenever possible and of course, relatives and friends are always welcome to join us. The menus change daily, and the kettle is always on. Our chef bakes every day so there is always a fresh cake to enjoy.
Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks whenever they choose.
Whether it’s wet or dry outside, we at OSJCT feel that activities are essential in providing the best caring environment to live in.
Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us. Each home has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with our residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.
A daily activity schedule for a home may include:
- Trips to garden Centres, café’s, pubs, sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
- Performances from entertainers
- Coffee mornings
- Art and Craft clubs
- Quiz Nights
- Exercise classes such as Zumba and Thai chi.
- Ice skating
- Opera and theatre visits
- Visits from local petting farms, reptile houses and PAT dogs.
- Local school visits
- Wine and cheese tastings
And that’s not all:
We’ve had silent discos, hoe downs, Chinese banquets, Oscar parties and so much more.
Many of the activities feature Reminiscence Therapy to aid those living with Dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.
There's never a dull moment at Avonbourne Care Centre. Alongside our daily resident activity schedule, we run regular activities to welcome the whole community to the home:
- Weekly Tastes of the World Lunches
- Wow Wednesdays
- Fish & Chip Fridays
- Monthly Carer's Cafe
- Open Days, Parties and Fetes
View our full events calendar and join us at Avonbourne Care Centre.
The Key Facts document has information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed and taken on your visit
Meet the team
The team consists of a Home Manager, Care Services Manager, Dementia Lead, Senior support Workers, Support workers, Activity Co-ordinators, Admiral Nurses, Housekeeping, Handy person, administrators and the home's Chef and catering team.
Come and visit us
The best way to find out all that we can offer is to come along for a chat, look around and meet our team and residents. Contact us to make an appointment - we'll be delighted to welcome you.Call: 01722 429400