Welcome to the September edition of Avery Talk, our monthly update of all the latest from Avery. Read about how we celebrated Jamaican Independence Day, celebrating unsung heroes, International Photography Day and an ode to Lavender! There’s much more too with stories from around our communities, and updates about how we continue to deliver our…Read More
Viewing and Visiting Our Care Homes
New Admissions Being Taken and Visiting Your Loved Ones
The health and well-being of our residents and staff teams remain a priority at all Avery care homes, and we are managing developments in the Coronavirus outbreak responsibly by following Government, World Health Organisation and Public Health England guidance, as we keep everyone safe and well. This has meant that we have been unable to accept visitors for a tour in person during this time.
We can show you around our homes via a VIRTUAL TOUR on video media if you contact them by telephone, and also enable you to visit your loved ones either by means of a GARDEN VISIT or a safe visit to an outside room especially designed for visiting. For more click here.
You Earn Your Reputation – Here’s What the Public Says About Us
Avery Healthcare operates residential, dementia and nursing care homes throughout the UK, with a focus on the highest possible standards of living for our residents and peace of mind for family and friends alike.
We believe that your later years should be as enriching as any other, and that being cared for shouldn’t mean that your quality of living is compromised, whatever your age, whatever your condition. The design of our homes and our carefully selected staff, combined with our diligent approach to each and every resident, affords them the opportunity to flourish, make new friends, maintain contact with their local communities and live a life of possibility.
Finding Your Care Home
When you visit an Avery care home you will see first hand the excellence of our home design, and the comfort and style of our interior spaces, but you will also be struck by something that cannot be fully designed out, something that requires a far more subtle and concerted effort, the creation of a spirit of togetherness, of companionship and friendship.
We understand that fine buildings and good design are just a precursor to creating vibrant, supportive communities for the elderly that give our residents and their families the peace of mind they deserve and which celebrates the lives of our residents through sharing, reflection, good company and above all fun.
It is this diligent approach that has recently earned two of our care homes an overall rating of Outstanding by our industry regulator. Why not visit one of our homes, spend some time in the company of our residents, talk to staff and feel the warmth and support that fills the home.
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A heartfelt thank you from Avery’s senior directors to all our staff
John Strowbridge, Managing Director and Sharon Winfield, Chief Operating Officer express their thanks for the patience, understanding and dedication of all our staff over the last few months.
Latest Avery stories
Avery Managing Director, John Strowbridge, and Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Winfield, have both written to and recorded a personal video message for all the Avery staff, recognising their amazing efforts and contribution during the challenge of the pandemic in 2020. Acknowledging that this has been an extremely challenging time for everyone on the care ‘front…Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic provided challenges and anxieties for everyone, particularly for care home residents and family members who were not able to be together. Avery were one of the first care home groups to implement safe garden visits to address this, but are now excited to announce that they are now able to offer managed…Read More
Welcome to the August issue of Avery Talk, our monthly update of all the latest from Avery. Read about gentleman bonding, centenarians birthday celebrations, a taste of the Olympics and the generosity of people and companies during lockdown! There’s much more too with stories from around our communities, and updates about how we continue to…Read More
During the pandemic the care sector regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has not been able to visit care homes to undertake their usual assessments. They did however wish to ensure and monitor that they were responding to and managing correctly and effectively the challenges brought about by the coronavirus. So the CQC has implemented…Read More
Much has been made of the outstanding efforts of many in the NHS and care sector during the challenging time of the coronavirus, with individuals and staff teams going above and beyond to combat the threat and keep others safe and well. It takes something truly special though to be recognized above many others, for…Read More
Here is the latest update on how we are managing the coronavirus pandemic. We continue to see reassuring outcomes for the testing results, and we are pleased to report that across the Avery group we are now virtually virus-free for both staff and residents. Despite the media portrayal of the sector, our care homes are…Read More
Welcome to the July issue of Avery Life, now a monthly update of all the latest from Avery and our leading care homes. Read about the success of our introduction of safe garden visits, enabling families to visit their loved ones for the first time in weeks, and a tale of enduring love from Newcross…Read More
Welcome to Issue 6 of our new fortnightly newsletter, Avery Life. This edition, we’ve got stories from around our communities including outdoor fun with cocktail parties, and generous donations from both local and national supporters of the fine work our homes are doing during challenging times. For all this and more, click here to download Avery…Read More
Music plays a central role in supporting residents to live well in many care homes, and is a significant feature in most well-being and activity programmes, ranging from informal sing-a-longs and choirs within a care home to visiting entertainers. The value of utilising music in a more personalised way is now widely recognised as a…Read More
Avery’s Northern Regional Manager, Maria Booth, made a clean break from her normal hairstyle by having her head completely shaved in late May. For mutual support, Maria undertook this hair-raising task with good friend Janet Burgin, both conscious that their own ‘natural highlights’ were not under control due to salons being closed in the lockdown.…Read More
In an exciting move for both care home residents and their families and friends, Avery Healthcare has announced a way forward to bring everyone together again after the recent enforced separation. It’s a ray of sunshine for those desperate to see their loved ones. Mass testing throughout the Avery homes is drawing very encouraging results…Read More
Aran Court Care Home, in Tile Cross, Birmingham, celebrated a special birthday for resident Edwin Connington, who recently turned 100. During the course of the week, Edwin had many wonderful celebrations to enjoy, including a birthday party with friends at Aran Court and a feature on BBC news. Current restrictions meant that Edwin was not…Read More
Avery is pleased to announce that Elvy Court Care Home in Sittingbourne, Kent, has recently achieved an overall rating of ‘Good’ in all categories in their latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report. This achievement, no doubt, is a clear indication of the hard work from all staff that has gone into ensuring Elvy Court accomplishes…Read More
Keith Stevens, 95, from Silvermere Care Home in Cobham, Surrey, has been crowned the winner of the National Activity Provider Association’s (NAPA) Growing Old Disgracefully award for his successful skydive back in March which named him one of the UK’s oldest skydivers. NAPA’S Growing Old Disgracefully award seeks to celebrate someone who endeavours to live…Read More
In a care home first for Stratford upon Avon, Scholars Mews Care Home has just opened a fabulous new ‘Visitors Pod’ for residents to enjoy quality time with their family and loved ones, in a safe and comfortable setting. Installed by Wild Environments, and equipped with heating and air conditioning, the luxury pod boasts a…Read More
Welcome to the October edition of Avery Talk, our monthly update of all the latest at Avery. In this issue, we take a trip down memory lane as residents at Albion Court and Clare Court reminisce on their days spent at the Tower Ballroom in Edgbaston, Birmingham. We also congratulate Hawthorns Aldridge residents for taking…Read More
The Staff at Clare Court in Winson Green in Birmingham are jumping for joy as their care home has been recognised as the Best Single Care Home Within A Larger Group at the 2020 Care Home Awards. Current restrictions meant that the usual glitzy evening event normally held at a top London venue had to…Read More
Listen to Heather Perkins, Avery’s Dementia Support Advisor, speak to BBC Radio West Midlands on everything our care homes have been doing during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly to help support residents living with dementia and their families. In honour of World Alzheimer’s Day, Heather spoke of the many incredible ways Avery have been allowing their…Read More
Everyone has experienced the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic in their own personal way, but a developing concern is for the impact on people’s mental health, and how it has affected some more than others. Good mental health is an asset, and inextricably linked to good physical health. Well-documented past research suggests that mental health…Read More
In a further step to ensure that its care homes continue to be some of the safest places to live, Avery Healthcare has deployed AtmoSan systems to all of its services. As a part of its comprehensive approach to hygiene and sanitisation, supported by extensive staff training, it is now using AtmoSan Fogging machines, a…Read More
Having built and shared a lifetime of memories and events with family and friends, we are always delighted to welcome couples to reside in our care homes. With this, comes the joy of being able to celebrate some significant landmark anniversaries for some of our long-wed couples, especially when it’s a diamond wedding anniversary. A…Read More
On Saturday 27th June, our homes celebrated Armed Forces Day with music, laughter, and great food. This countrywide event commemorates and shows support for those who have served, are still serving, and remembers those who have not returned. Avery are proud to have many staff members and residents who represent all sectors of service. From…Read More
South Lodge Care Home were delighted to present signed Leicester City fan mail to overjoyed residents during lockdown. The Premier League recently met with the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to discuss, “Project restart”, seeing the return of live professional football albeit “behind closed doors” to our screens from the 12th June. During the Coronavirus pandemic,…Read More