Ashlar House is a purpose-built care home set in peaceful surroundings in the beautiful Epping Forest, within easy access of Epping town. Both inside and out, this home is designed to provide a pleasant living environment combined with the highest levels of care for those who choose to stay with us. We provide 24-hour nursing care to frail older people and to people living with dementia, who are supported in our dedicated Memory Lane Community. The Ahslar club is our friendly, warm and welcoming day care centre and is also dedicated to providing expert care for people living with dementia.
We have recently refurbished three secure and easily accessible courtyard gardens themed ‘seaside’, ‘sensory’ and a ‘working’ garden where we all potter and relax.
It is our philosophy that Ashlar House exists for the people we support, and life does not stop because the individual needs care. We base our approach to everyone we care on maintaining dignity, independence and choice.
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator for the care sector in England. On their most recent visit to Ashlar House they noted (CQC's copyright, recording a visit in October 2013) that, ‘staff treated people with dignity and respect,’ that staff, ‘interacted positively,’ and that care plans reflected the involvement of the individual themselves where possible, as well as relatives and health professionals. They also noted ‘much laughter’ during activities, for which Ashlar offers a varied programme.
They recorded residents saying, ‘We play lots of games here… Birthdays are celebrated… a good time is had by all.’
They recorded relatives saying, ‘I am very happy with the service: I think they do their best at all times,’ ‘It’s very cheery, it’s nice. Whatever you ask of them they do, they are simply wonderful.’
Why not arrange a visit and see for yourself!