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68 places for residential and dementia care

At The Homestead, we provide residential and residential dementia care for our 68 residents, in homely, en suite accommodation.

It’s a wonderfully calm and welcoming space, where our passionate team deliver personalised care in a warm, supportive and safe environment.


Rated 9.6/10 (carehome.co.uk reviews, June 2020) 

100% of residents treated with kindness, dignity and respect (Latest Your Care Rating - 2019)


See us on the BBC
 
The Homestead was proud to be on the BBC news in June 2020, discussing the importance of allowing family and friends to visit residents. It's great to see the happiness these visits brought to residents and their families.
 
What makes The Homestead special?
  • Caring, professional colleagues, fully-trained in dementia care
  • Personalised care plans, developed with residents and their family
  • Regular trips and events 
  • Packed activities calendar 
  • Award-winning music therapy 
  • Landscaped gardens with summer house and a sensory area
  • Hair salon and coffee shop

 “At The Homestead you know your loved ones will be safe and looked after with an excellent standard of care.” Independent review, carehome.co.uk


Where are we?

The Homestead is located in beautiful grounds in a quiet residential area of Carterton.

We’re close to local shops and a five-minute walk from the lovely Kilkenny Lane County Park.

Activities, trips and events

For those who enjoy the outdoors, our landscaped gardens, sensory garden, patio areas and summer house are lovely areas to relax and, for keen gardeners, we have a potting shed.

There is a hair salon and coffee shop, and our bar ‘Carter’s Rest’ has its very own jukebox and piano. We have even got a themed train carriage and a dressmaking area. We have a schedule of optional events and activities, helping residents to explore their interests and discover new ones. There’s table tennis, armchair exercises, gardening, baking, flower arranging, arts and crafts and church services.

We have a dedicated chaplain and music is an important part of every day. There’s music therapy for our residents living with dementia and we’ve even recorded our own CD. Together with regular visits from local playgroups, there’s never a dull moment.

"The staff are all caring and supportive of residents and families. They ensure participation in the many activities in a very personal way.” Independent review, carehome.co.uk

Award-winning music therapy

The Homestead care home is committed to providing alternative therapies such as music therapy to help alleviate isolation and the symptoms for those living with dementia. Our trained therapist is funded by charitable donations. The therapist interacts directly with residents through live music therapy sessions. This includes singing, playing simple percussion instruments or responding to musical cues in a one-to-one or group setting.  Take a look at our video to find out more about this life-changing therapy.

Chaplaincy and pastoral support

We are proud to be supported by a dedicated Chaplain who offers pastoral support to all, whatever their beliefs. The chaplain provides a listening presence, companionship and one-to-one pastoral support for all residents, their friends and relatives, and staff members - irrespective of their beliefs - and organise worship for those who wish to participate. Where appropriate, residents are encouraged to maintain links with local faith communities.

Seize the day – unique and memorable opportunities

Funded through charitable support, every MHA care home also prides itself in being able to offer unique and memorable opportunities and activities for residents to quite literally help them 'seize the day'.

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CQC overall rating for The Homestead

Good

12th Jan 2019

Privacy and independence, friendship and support - 24 hours a day

The Homestead offers care and comfort, compassion and friendship. At the heart of all we offer is our assurance that you will be treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve, and if you need anything at all, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day.

Whether in the privacy of your own room or relaxing in the company of your friends and neighbours, we will support you to spend your time doing the things you enjoy. Let us know if it’s music, a favourite newspaper, exercise or a spot of pampering at the salon. Landscaped gardens invite you to appreciate the fresh air, or tend the plants, if you wish. There’s a wide range of social events, so you never need to feel bored or lonely.

Meal times are a special part of the day for you to savour tasty food, freshly cooked by our chef to suit you and any dietary needs. And, of course refreshments are available throughout the day for you and your visitors, who are welcome at any time.

The Homestead has the latest safety and security design features so you can live life to the full with peace of mind.

Your room

We encourage our residents to furnish their own rooms as they wish. This could be as simple as hanging a couple of their favourite pictures on the wall, but they’re also welcome to bring their own comfy chair, or anything that makes them feel at home. The most important thing is for everyone to feel comfortable, happy and settled.

We have a mix of room types, including rooms with a full en suite wet room and others with an en suite toilet and sink. Some rooms also enjoy lovely garden views.

If your loved one enjoys catching up with the latest news, sport, chat shows or soaps, we can provide a TV in their room on request, and there’s WiFi throughout the home.

Residential care

Our residential care is all about providing a special kind of home from home. It’s our way of making sure your loved one continues to live life to its fullest and remains as independent as possible. It means they can get out and about when they want to, catch up with friends or pop to the shops, but with the added security and peace of mind that comes from knowing 24-hour support is available if they need it.

Our team are on hand to offer just the right amount of care, giving those who need it support with activities such as bathing, dressing and mealtimes.

Without having to worry about cooking meals, washing clothes or getting the hoover out, you’ll see your loved one truly enjoying life and exploring their full potential.

Residential dementia care

We’re proud to be recognised for our pioneering approach to dementia care, which is carefully built around each individual.

Our dementia facilities here are second to none, and specially designed to provide a reassuringly familiar, engaging and warm environment for those living with us. We have themed areas around the home and our dementia areas open into a secure and peaceful garden.

Residents enjoy music therapy and reminiscence activities, designed to stimulate social interaction and alleviate the feeling of isolation associated with dementia.

Food and drink

Mealtimes are an important part of the day here, giving our residents the opportunity to get together and enjoy freshly prepared food in a relaxed restaurant-style environment. We always offer two meal options and our chefs will happily prepare something special if nothing on the menu appeals.

  • Freshly prepared meals, cooked by our in-house chef
  • All dietary and religious needs catered for
  • Locally sourced meats, fruit and vegetables where possible
  • Seasonal ingredients – menus change three times a year with input from residents
  • Specialist equipment and assistance as needed
  • Snacks and drinks available 24 hours a day
  • Home baking every day
  • Relatives welcome to join residents for meals

Our commitment to your wellbeing

Our highly-trained, dedicated members of staff will always be on hand to provide your care and support in the way that best suits you, in the comfort of your own room with en suite facilities.

We choose the people who work with us very carefully. They need to share our values and respect people, their life experience and personal choices.

We take pride in the cleanliness and maintenance of your home and provide a thorough and friendly cleaning service. Your personal washing will be carefully laundered and returned to you, clean and fresh.

We also provide regular gentle exercise sessions and have close links with GP surgeries, district nurses and dentists. Our in-house hair salon keeps everyone looking their best and uplifting visits from local schools keep us all young at heart.

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Indicative fees for self-funding residents at The Homestead Care Home, Oxford

(1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021)

Residential care

Depending on the level of residential care required, gross weekly fees will range from:

£1180.38 (Single en suite, low care needs) to a maximum of £1297.14 (Single en suite - Premium, high care needs)

Residential dementia care

Depending on the level of residential dementia care required, gross weekly fees will range from:

£1245.12 (Single en suite, low care needs) to a maximum of £1366.51 (Single en suite - Premium, high care needs)

The Homestead Care Home
24 Flax Crescent
Carterton, Oxford
Oxfordshire, OX18 1NA

Tel: 01993 845754

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