Austen House Care Home in Reading
Austen House is a purpose built Nursing Home in Reading, set in a semi-rural location and within easy reach of Wokingham and London. Our staff at Austen House are dedicated to meeting all our residents’ needs. Our nurses are on duty 24-hours a day to provide top quality care.
We boast an established, well run nursing floor with dedicated, experienced nurses 24 hours a day on each of our nursing and residential units.
'Memory Lane' utilises a careful blend of skills and techniques developed by leading experts in the field of dementia care, incorporating person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home, whilst thoughtful interior design features, such us adapted crockery and tableware assists with reminiscence. Communities are broken up into separate units with a family feel so people can feel safe and comfortable. Care is focused on independence, dignity and choice, with a person-centred approach. Staffing levels reflect the needs of residents, and people living with dementia are offered a range of activities to help preserve life skills, support interactions and retain a sense of purpose and selfhood.
Austen House welcomes enquiries from anyone and staff are always pleased to show everyone or offer helpful advice and support, should you need it.
Austen House now has a dedicated visiting suite for anyone to come and visit their friends and family members in safety, privacy and comfort.
Please make contact and we would be thrilled to assist you with your enquiry
Types of care
At Austen House, our qualified Nurses and Carers achieve job satisfaction through making a difference each and every day to residents' lives.
In our Memory Lane communities of Thames, Bourne and Loddon, we care for individuals living with dementia, and in our Kennet unit, we provide nursing care for individuals with a wider range of nursing needs.
Prior to moving into our home, a full assessment of individual needs will be undertaken to ensure that the care services we provide are person-centred. Care needs are reviewed each month - or upon any change in need - and we encourage the involvement of loved ones in this and indeed all aspects of the care we provide.
Respite / Short stay
Services for under 65
Digital care planning
Our staff are like family
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Life at Austen 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.
Food & Nutrition
Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.Find out more
Activities & Events
Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can&apost be found anywhere else.Find out more
Care & Facilities
Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.Find out more
What people say about us
Austen House Care Home in Reading
CQC Overall rating
04 October 2022
Your next steps to finding care
Our team are here to help you when you are ready to talk about the care and support you need. Please call our team to arrange a visit and come and take a look around our home.
Call our team for more information about our care home and to arrange a visit. Phone lines are open 8am-8pm
We'll be happy to answer your questions about the next steps for moving into our care home. Send us a message online
Download our brochure to find out more about life in our care home
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Frequently Asked Questions
Austen House Care Home offers Nursing care, Dementia care, Respite / Short stay, Services for under 65.