Winchester Nursing Home
About Park Road
Combining warmth and community spirit with professional expertise, the home enables residents to be cared for, secure in the knowledge that their individuality will be respected however frail they may become.
Brendoncare Park Road provides a home where older people can be helped to live as normally as possible and where the emphasis is on quality and enjoyment of life. The staff offer highly skilled nursing care and are proud to do so in an atmosphere where residents can feel they are still in charge of their own lives.
In the original Brendon House, there are 15 single rooms, most with en-suite facilities or private bathroom, a dining room and sitting room overlooking the enclosed garden. A further 25 ground-floor rooms are located in the nursing households, some with en-suite facilities and many with a door leading to the garden. These rooms enjoy access to the McAndrew Room, a large communal area with views of the garden which is used as a sitting room, dining room and as a focal point for many of the social activities within the home.
Most of the bedrooms have a view of the attractive mature gardens. Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and cherished personal possessions and to arrange their room as they choose so that it really feels like home. The entrance hall and welcoming sitting rooms are attractively furnished and provide a comfortable atmosphere where people can spend time with each other.
Brendoncare Park Road has close links with the local community. Its many volunteers are invaluable, organising coffee mornings and social events, running the library service and shopping trolley. Residents are encouraged to continue with previous leisure interests. Social activities include keep fit, arts and crafts, baking, reminiscence, quizzes, games and outings, and we have an Activities Organiser who holds NVQ3 in Care.
Meals are seen as an important part of the day and the chef provides a wide variety of home-cooked meals which are appetising and well presented, and always meet high nutritional standards. Special diets and personal preferences can be catered for. Residents can be served in their rooms but many enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the spacious dining room which overlooks the enclosed garden and where their family and friends can join them. We are always pleased to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events. Family parties can also be arranged.
The philosophy of the home is that residents should be able to make decisions for themselves and choose how to spend their time. There are plenty of opportunities to be sociable but for those who prefer more peace and solitude, their privacy is respected.
Led by an experienced and well-qualified home manager, the staff at Brendoncare Park Road work as a close team and are committed to the Brendoncare philosophy. They make every effort to provide care which promotes privacy and dignity, and to understand each resident's needs and preferences. Registered nurses are always on duty supported by well-trained care assistants, and all the staff receive continuous education and development. Local GPs support the home and visit regularly so that residents can be registered with the doctor of their choice. A chiropodist and physiotherapist attend the home on a regular basis and other services such as hairdressing can always be arranged.
"My elderly mother has now been living at Brendoncare Park Road for two years and she is very happy and settled there. It was our first choice and as soon as we entered the care home we loved the atmosphere there. All the staff are so very welcoming and friendly. Every person you walk past greets you with a smile and has a little chat with you. They are all so helpful too if there is anything you need to ask about. All the carers and nurses do their best to look after my mother and nothing is too much trouble."
Daughter of resident, February 2018
“My elderly mother has now been living at Brendoncare Park Road Winchester for two years and she is very happy and settled there. It was our first choice and as soon as we entered the care home we loved the atmosphere there. All the staff are so very welcoming and friendly. Every person you walk past greets you with a smile and has a little chat with you. They are all so helpful too if there is anything you need to ask about. All the carers and nurses do their best to look after my mother and nothing is too much trouble. We’ve got to know them all now after two years and they are all exceptional people. Julie on the front desk always greets you with a friendly smile and “Hello” and goes out of her way to help with anything. The activities organiser is a lovely lady also goes out of her way to find interesting things for the residents to do. We are so happy with Brendoncare that I hope my mother will always be able to live there.”
Daughter of resident, February 2018
“The team at Brendoncare provided a professional, friendly and supportive home for my mother. All of the carers, nurses and staff were good, and many were outstanding in becoming real friends and going the extra mile to make my mother feel at home and cared for. These outstanding individuals have that valuable ability to treat their residents with respect without being patronising, and seeing the real person beneath the age and infirmity. They are able to do this while providing excellent nursing and care.”
Son of resident, January 2018
“Brendoncare Park Road has a wonderful reputation over many years and deservedly so. The management and staff operate with complete integrity, gravitas and warmth. I hold them in the highest regard and defer utterly to their advice and skills in their dealings with my father. He declares himself pleased and happy. I, too, weighed down with the responsibility of him, feel supported.”
Daughter of resident, December 2017
"My mother moved into Brendoncare in June 2017 and was warmly and sympathetically welcomed. All staff took care to emphasise that it was her home and she must feel at ease. Mum very quickly felt at home, referring to her ‘dear friends at Brendoncare’. Sadly Mum became ill and died at the end of the year. She could not have received better care and her family are grateful that we could trust the lovely staff at times we could not be with her. We will miss our mother always and also miss visiting her in a home we were always so welcomed in."
Daughter of resident, December 2017
Do you care for someone who needs support while you go on holiday or have a bit of time to focus on your needs? Perhaps you need some short-term care or some support while you recover from a hospital stay or operation? We can help.
Our approach to respite care is simple; a care and support plan devised around your needs and a warm welcome to our home, however long you are staying with us. Plus, there are options to extend your visit, if you feel you would like to stay with us longer, so you can take as long as you need to recuperate.
At all of our homes there is a full range of activities on offer for everyone to enjoy or quieter spaces for more tranquil moments. Food is an important part of every day and our chefs spend time with residents, finding out their likes and dislikes. While every Brendoncare home is different, the care provided by each is firmly based on the values of kindness, care, choice and community.
“My mum enjoyed her respite stay with you and we were delighted to find her stronger and brighter. Your philosophy of care has worked well for her.” Daughter of resident, May 2017
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Our end-of-life services are focused on providing expert support for individuals and their families as they approach their last days, in a respectful, dignified and comfortable environment.
Our qualified, experienced staff are on hand at all times to provide nursing care, which is based on the expressed wishes of the individual. We work with other healthcare professionals to create a palliative approach which supports the person and their family.
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As an organisation we pride ourselves on putting residents first and are fully committed to making the improvements required by CQC to improve the care we deliver to those living in our homes. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss any concerns you have about the quality of care at Park Road. Please contact us.
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Brendoncare Park Road,
Phone: 01962 869287
Fax: 01962 877096
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