A warm welcome to our home
Stirlings care home offers compassionate, individualised residential, early-stage dementia and respite care for up to 40 residents. It has a strong connection with the local community and has been serving the local and wider Oxfordshire residents for over 50 years.
- Residential Care
- Respite Care
- Vaccinated against COVID-19
Set in peaceful and beautifully tended grounds, the home is located in a quiet residential location, near to the historic centre of Wantage. The town centre is within walking distance and there are local amenities close by, including a community hospital, health centre, shops, library and museum.
Residents can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas with the hairdressing salon open during the week. The sensory room and landscaped gardens are often occupied with residents to relax and enjoy time with their family and friends.
Each private bedroom is a residents’ personal haven and there are cosy living areas in each of the households, along with kitchenettes and dining rooms. For those who join us for respite care, all of the facilities remain available including individual bedrooms, our delicious home cooked meals and daily activities.
Our key actions against Coronavirus
- Testing for employees and residents means that asymptomatic cases are picked up early.
- Plentiful supplies of PPE.
- Vibrant, fun and socially distanced social bubble activities for all residents.
- Indoor safe visitor spaces installed across the Trust.
- Rigorous cleaning including the use of the latest high-tech electrostatic devices.
- OSJCT is proactive in participating in the latest in research such as ‘instant’ Lateral Flow Tests and the Vivaldi2 antibody study.
We understand there may be a lot of questions and concerns at this time and to provide guidance to those looking to move into a care home view our admissions page.
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 for residents, friends and family to enjoy.
Each of the households has their own small kitchen dining room where residents can take their meals if they wish. 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 at Stirlings. We have 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.
We are also fortunate to have the support of many volunteers of all ages from the local community, strengthening our links to this thriving market town. Here is a sample of activities on offer:
- Trips to garden centres, cafés, pub’s, sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
- Visit from Pets as Therapy Dogs
- Exercise and wellness activities, for example Seated Yoga, Zumba
- Fun activities with the local toddler and nursery groups
- Board game competitions and quizzes
- Music therapy sessions
- Arts and crafts
- Communal Church services
- Visit from a pop-up farm including ponies, sheep and goats
- Visit from Paro, a therapeutic robotic seal
With so many well-being activities for body and mind on offer, we also recognise that everyone needs some personal space for relaxation and mindfulness for personal reflection. The cosy lounges offer an opportunity for some quiet time or to host family and friends.
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.
As we are within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in:
- Coffee afternoons on Wednesdays
- Care home open day
- Summer and Autumn Fetes
- Christmas Parties
View our full events calendar to see more upcoming events taking place at Stirlings.
Care fees vary depending on the level of care required and this will be confirmed upon completion of a care assessment prior to moving into the home.
Below is indicative pricing per week for self-funded residents.
|Care Type||Fees From||Fees To|
|Residential long term||£1090||£1125|
Our home charges self-funder rates for the services we provide. We accept third party top ups for individuals funded by the Local Authority up to the self-funder rate.
We understand that paying for long-term care can often be a complex subject, and with several options available to you it can be confusing. You will find helpful guidance on our Paying For Care page.
The Key Facts document contains information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed for reference and brought with you when you visit the home.
Meet the team
Our homes' professional services are provided by the Management team, Carers, Nurses and Dementia support teams (where required), Admiral Nurses, Support Workers, Activities Co-ordinators, Housekeeping, Handy Person, Administrators and the home's Chef and Catering team. We also have health professional support from Doctors, Nurses and personal services who will regularly come into the home.