Services offered: Residential Care Dementia Care
Old Station House is a beautiful home offering exceptional care in the heart of the bustling town of Abingdon. The specialist environment has been designed specifically to enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia, and incorporates a number of features to promote reminiscence as therapy.
Wellbeing and comfort
Whether you are looking to relax on the roof-top sun-terrace, in one of the themed areas or join in with the wide range of activities taking place on a daily basis, we hope that there is everything you need to help to continue a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.
A friendly, professionally trained team
A friendly, professionally trained team is on hand around the clock to give you the support you need, when you need it. We are here to help you, however you wish to spend your day.
Personal care at its heart
Our residents are at the heart of everything we do and their wellbeing is paramount. We pride ourselves on delivering care to the highest standards. 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.
A home with warmth and understanding
We also believe that our residents should enjoy life in an atmosphere of warmth and understanding. Residents are cared for by people who appreciate their need for privacy and who will respect their dignity and freedom of choice.
Working closely with Dementia UK
We are among the first care providers to employ our own specialist Admiral Nurses and have been leaders in exploring other innovative ways of caring for people living with dementia, such as themed destination areas and meaningful activities.
Compassionate, professional and friendly
At Old Station House we offer compassionate, individualised residential and dementia care for up to 43 residents in modern and comfortable apartments. We believe our professional expert care team are the best people to provide the personal care you need.
Tasty, Home Cooked Meals
A talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals. The freshly prepared, delicious 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.
The menus change daily and the kettle is always on, so hot drinks are available throughout the day.
A personal dining experience, each floor has their own personal dining room where residents take their meals if they wish. Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks in their own kitchenettes whenever they feel a bit peckish.
We understand how important it is to have daily activities to take part in and enjoy.
Our dedicated Activities Co-ordinator organises a wide programme of events around each person's requests, hobbies and interests. We will be delighted to assist you to continue with existing hobbies, as well as give you the opportunity to try something new if you would like to.
We make sure everyone can enjoy themselves to the fullest, be that with arts and crafts, a coffee morning or more individual pursuits. Visits from outside entertainers happen regularly and the residents regularly take trips out and about in the local area.
Each resident receives one-to-one time with the Activity Co-ordinator and together they will work on their own personal activity plan and goals.
A typical daily activity schedule might include any of the following:
- Seated yoga
- Coffee morning
- Trip to the local garden centre
- ‘Pat the dog’ – a visit from a trained dog
- Local school visit
- 100th birthday party
- Scrabble competition
- Visiting musicians
- Church service
- Summer BBQ
- Christmas party
- Harvest Festival
What we offer
Regular visits by health professionals
Awarded for meeting all the criteria set out in the internal audit relating to dementia care, and successfully undergoing an unannounced observational visit. The team has demonstrated an outstanding on-going achievement in providing high quality, compassionate, personalised care, to support people to live well with dementia within the care environment and that there is an on-going commitment from all team members to uphold excellence in dementia care. This accreditation is endorsed by Dementia UK.