At Abbendon, we provide residential nursing care for older people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and other similar conditions. We also offer a secure, homely and comfortable environment so our residents can lead fulfilled lives.
Our EMI Nursing Home has 24 beds and we provide both long term and respite care. Being a relatively small home allows us to function as a close community. We provide the quality of nursing care that our residents require, always to the highest standard and we treat all our residents with the respect and dignity that they deserve.
Abbendon is in Southport which is a traditional seaside retirement town with a beautiful coastline and an elegant Victorian centre.
The exterior of Abbendon has a traditional façade, while the interior has been designed to create a sense of openness and space allowing our residents to move about freely.
There are 14 single bedrooms and 5 double rooms in the care home, all with televisions and a nurse call system fitted in every room. There is accommodation on 3 floors with a modern passenger lift providing easy access to all areas. There is a bathroom on each floor and all bathrooms have chair lifts. Our residents particularly enjoy spending time in our conservatory on the first floor.
Outside we have a sheltered courtyard garden with benches and patio furniture which is beautifully maintained by our gardeners.
Our kitchen is modern and well equipped and our menus are designed to be delicious, nutritious and tempting. We encourage our residents to let us know what they want to eat and when, as our meals are all cooked within the home we can accommodate any special diets and meal requirements. We also have an in house laundry service and local chiropodist, optician and ministers of all denominations are regularly available to visit residents.
We endeavour to keep our resident’s minds and bodies active and stimulated and provide a range of mental, physical and social activities so our patients can enjoy the fullest possible lives. A full programme of entertainment is arranged by out team and music is especially important in many of the activities, ranging from sing-alongs to reminiscing. We also arrange regular trips out using our specially adapted minibus, we often take a picnic prepared by our chefs and relatives are more than welcome to join us.
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
The most common mental illness in the elderly is dementia of which there are several types. Dementia causes damage to different areas of the brain in different individuals – therefore no two residents can be considered as having the same illness. Ensuring that we treat each resident as an individual is an essential part of the care we deliver and also figures heavily in our staff training.
Much of the work of our care staff involves the physical care of our residents, as elderly people with dementia need frequent assistance in daily life. However at The Abbendon the quality of care and human contact given to our residents is of the utmost importance, and the kindness of touch and talk is constantly reinforced in our culture of care. We believe that the contact between staff and residents should sometimes be for the pleasure of it; we try to spend part of each day with each resident in pleasurable past time. For some of our patients only the simplest pleasures are what they desire – the enjoyment of conversation, of holding hands, the satisfaction of food and drink.
Our quality trained staff will be on hand to help to support our residents in a manner that is both professional and unobtrusive, promoting independence as well as a sense of well-being and security. Our philosophy states that attention to detail makes the difference and our staff are trained, as well as prepared, to go the extra mile. All residents are treated as individuals and our focus will be on what they can do for themselves, and not what they are no longer capable of.
Abbendon Nursing Home
45 Scarisbrick New Road
Tel : 01704 538 663
Fax : 01704 538 663