Ashminster House Care Home in Ashford
Located close to the historic market town of Ashford, Ashminster House is a modern purpose-built care home with a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere offering high quality 24-hour nursing and dementia care. We are proud to be one of the first homes to be accredited as part of Barchester’s 10-60-06 dementia care programme, reflecting the enhanced quality of dementia care and improved quality of life experienced by residents here at Ashminster House.
Ashminster House has en-suite furnished bedrooms which can be personalised, tasteful dining rooms and cosy lounge areas which overlook an enclosed patio and garden displaying a beautiful assortment of colourful plants and established shrubs. The atmosphere is very relaxed and our team of highly-qualified and attentive staff focus on the individual needs of our residents with a bespoke care plan for each person.
Our dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care that affords the best possible alternative for those who are no longer able to manage at home. We support our residents in regaining independence, choice and freedom in their lives in a safe and homely setting. Our team of chefs are passionate about producing nutritious meals which are appetising and varied.
Our activities team offer a variety of pastimes to suit the interests of our residents ranging from arts and crafts to musical events and much more, as well as regular outings. Why not arrange a visit to come along and meet the team for a coffee and a chat? You will be warmly welcomed.
Types of care
Celebrating life, individuality and dignity is all part of the Barchester philosophy, so the care we provide is designed around these values. We understand that each person has individual needs, so our staff are trained to deliver bespoke, person-centred care to those we support.Read more
Respite / Short stay
- Wi-fi available
- En-suite rooms
- Step-free access
- Hairdressing salon
- Access to kitchen facilities
- Activity classes
- Activity room
- Day trips
- Disabled bathroom
- Disabled WC/facilities
- Disabled parking
- Disability awareness/equality training
- Double rooms
- Electric profiling bed
- En-suite toilet
- Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hi, my name is Syndie, and I am the General Manager here at Ashminster House.
I qualified as a nurse in 1996 and came to work as in England in 1999, joining Barchester in 2012 and working my way up from a registered nurse (mental health) to unit nurse manager and now deputy manager. I lead our dementia nursing unit and used my skills I have developed to ensure our residents receive the best care they can get so they are settled in their home.
I have undertaken many areas of training to boost my skills, including leadership training and mentoring, where I mentored a team leader for her Care Practitioner Award. I like to keep up-to-date with Incontinence and wound care training, venepuncture, peg feeding, diabetes and epilepsy, syringe drivers and catheterisation, which ensures residents can be treated within our home for many ailments without the need for outside intervention.
Having worked with acute dementia for many years, I know how to run a dementia nursing unit to a high standard, and pass my knowledge on to our staff to ensure every resident is well cared for.
I still cover nursing shifts to ensure I know what is happening within our home, and after 20 years of nursing, I strive to ensure our home is one of the best in the sector.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my daughters and socialising with friends.Get in touch Meet my team
Our staff are like family
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Life at Ashminster House Care Home
Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.