Meet the Home Manager and team at the home for a cup of tea in one of our safe visiting rooms or garden area. You can enjoy the rest of the home via the virtual tour below or call us and we’ll be happy to talk you through the different facilities in the home and discuss your specific care needs.
Amarna House Care Home, situated in the Acomb district of York just off the A59 Boroughbridge Road has been serving residents from across North Yorkshire for the last ten years and offers some of the finest residential and dementia care in the region.
The home is warm and welcoming and built to a high specification and design. Light and airy bedrooms have walk-in wet rooms and TVs as standard, and lounges are attractively furnished with comfy chairs and sofas, occasional tables and bookcases.
Whether it’s the Princes Trust or the Archbishop of York’s Leadership programme, the young people of York are regular and welcome visitors to our home. Our Facebook page below contains just some of recreational activities we enjoy and is testament to the hard work and unique atmosphere of our home.
Amarna House is a thriving community of residents who all contribute to life in the home. With a lovely garden, its greenhouse and raised beds and an extensive programme of activities, there is always something going on.
Local volunteers both young and adult help give the home a feeling of togetherness and companionship, and our Body & Soul Relaxation Room is always busy.
We are special because we have:
A large outdoor garden with communal spaces
An indoor garden for those unable to venture outside
An in-house café staffed by The Friends of Amarna House
A focus on dementia care
A hair salon, chiropody and many alternative therapy services
A dedicated cinema room
To see what we get up to, you might want to view our dedicated Facebook which is kept updated with all the activities and goings on in the home. Alternatively, call our friendly home manager Linda Donnellan-Beevers on 01904 798509 if you have any further queries or would like to arrange for a show around.
Amarna House has established strong ties with local schools and associations who play a valuable role in ensuring residents remain part of the wider community. Students from local schools and colleges, including Millthorpe, All Saints School and Manor Church of England Academy Sixth Form, are regular visitors to Amarna, sitting and chatting to residents or getting involved with activities. The students helped create the popular indoor garden area on the dementia floor, a stimulating and sensory space which is open to all. They also like to be involved with arts and craft activities, and many Amarna designs are sold at local fairs, with the proceeds used to fund further events and activities.
The volunteer group, Attend, has helped establish The Friends of Amarna House, and there are now ten volunteers who are regular visitors. They also provide the driver for the home’s minibus, taking residents out on daily jaunts or to specific events and activities. Volunteers and relatives also bring in dogs to visit, which is especially popular with the residents.
Some of our activities include:
Making Bugingham Palace (home for creepy crawlies)
Drying roses for pot pourri
Having a visit from the Lord Mayor
Going out to vintage tea parties
Potting up orchids in the greenhouse
Looking after our free range chickens in the garden (Hope they change their shoes when they come inside!)
What could be better than fresh vegetables from the garden or tomatoes from the greenhouse, grown by our very own residents? Amarna House’s two resident chefs like to use what is on their doorstep and always do their best to ensure that all food cooked in the kitchen is as fresh as possible. It’s also locally sourced and chimes with the seasons. So all of our residents, and their guests when they like to invite them, receive the very best of nutritionally balanced and healthy meals. Special dietary needs and health considerations are well taken care of too.
Staff are ever mindful that meal times are equally important social events, and like to make sure the table and each dish is as beautifully presented as they know how. There are delicious home baked cakes and fresh pastries available throughout the day, along with fresh fruit, juices and drinks. Wine and aperitifs accompany the meals. Come and have a glass yourself, or a cup of coffee and tempting cake if you would prefer.
Amarna House Care Home, in York, recently had a visit from Elizabeth and Katie, members of the Discharge to Assess team who were both incredibly pleased with their visit and the staff, especially Home Manager, Linda Donnella-Beevers. Here is what they said: ‘My name is Elizabeth; I’m the Physiotherapist that came to visit this morning…
Linda Donnellan-Beevers, Home Manager at Amarna House Care Home in York was recently invited to speak at a local seminar, organised by NHS England and the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Linda took colleagues Sammy-Jo Gore, Advanced Senior Carer and Georgianna Zalek, Registered Nurse, to the seminar. Linda was invited to speak about…
Our team at Amarna House Care Home in York recently hosted a ‘Make a Difference’ day and invited Avery Ambassador, stage and TV actress Sherrie Hewson to the event. The residents and staff wanted to celebrate the work of the volunteers, district nurses and Friends of Amarna House as they all contribute to improving the…
“Staff are very kind, nice and a good laugh” “They are all very caring” “I love it here” There are just a few of the quotes from our latest CQC inspection report, where we are very proud to announce that Amarna House Care Home has achieved ‘Good in All Categories’. The CQC monitors, inspects and…
Last week the residents of Amarna House Care Home had the most brilliant day out. We took some of our forces veterans to the historical Yorkshire Air Museum; we then went for a lovely lunch at The Millfield Beefeater. The Museum is a living memorial to all allied air forces personnel, particularly those during the Second…
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If you’d prefer to talk to one of our friendly managers, please use the information listed below. Amarna House is open for visits 24 hours a day. Our Reception is open normal office hours.
Amarna House Care Home
Off Boroughbridge Road
North Yorkshire YO26 5RN
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