Ashton Manor Nursing Home
Ashton Manor Nursing Home is based in Wrecclesham, near Farnham, Surrey and provides excellent elderly care services. Some of the clients who stay with us suffer from Dementia, Alzheimer’s, memory loss problems and other serious illnesses.
Ashton Manor Nursing Home is set in beautiful rural surroundings with far-reaching views, located adjacent to St Peter’s church and within easy reach of Farnham town centre. Ashton Manor is a Grade II Listed Building, formerly the residence of the Bishop of Winchester. The home has been refurbished and provides high-quality nursing care services in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment.
CQC’s most recent inspection report dated September 2016 rates Ashton Manor Nursing Home as Good in all respects. Click here to read the report.
In November 2016, the Manager, Carla Dixon-Peart, won the coveted Surrey Care Award of Manager of the Year Care Home against stiff competition. This award is made to a Manager who demonstrates Excellence in Care and is testament to Carla’s leadership, passion for care and outstanding skills.
Please find out more about our nursing care services by contacting us on 01252 722 967 or come and visit us.
- 39 ensuite rooms, including two shared rooms, plus one cottage for independent living
- Specially adapted bath facilities
- Passenger lift
- Air-conditioned lounge and dining area
- Emergency call system in each room and communal areas
- Secure landscaped gardens
"Mum has come on in leaps and bounds since coming here. The staff are very considerate and caring."Mrs. Anne Hall
About Ashton Manor
Unique Selling Points
- Nursing Care for the Elderly
- A listed home with an Interesting History
- Landscape Gardens
- Attractive conservatory and dining area
- On-site Physiotherapist
We provide specialist Nursing and Residential care, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. At Ashton Manor, we recognise that people with dementia need special consideration. We are particularly sensitive to this and encourage all our residents to retain as much independence as possible. We have a number of experienced staff members with qualifications and training in dementia care and understanding.
The services we provide at a glance
- Residential Care
- Nursing Care
- Respite Care
- Palliative Care
- Day Care
- Convalescent Care
- Alzheimer’s Care
- Cancer Care
- Hearing Impairment
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Speech Impairment
- Visual Impairment
Medical and personal care
- We receive regular visits from district nurses, and community practitioners.
- We’re well supported by our local GP practices in Farnham. Residents may continue to see their own GP if they’re nearby, and their GP agrees.
- The chiropodist visits every six weeks.
- Our hairdresser comes to us every week.
- The services of a visiting optician and a local dentist are available if required.
- Physiotherapy – our physiotherapist visits the Home on weekly basis and is available to the residents on request. Our clients greatly benefit from her services and maintain their fitness and mobility on the very high level. Physiotherapy sessions are included in your weekly fees.
We handle residents’ personal laundry in our own facilities, at no extra cost.
Activities and entertainment
Our activities co-ordinator runs a full and varied programme, designed to stimulate and engage our residents, including
- indoor ball games
- short walks
- opportunities to meet and PAT friendly dogs
- trips to a local garden centre, see the Christmas lights in Farnham and other outings
- talks and performances by local groups and volunteers
- a glass of sherry in the garden!
- various involvement with local communities
We can also arrange to have residents’ favourite newspapers and magazines delivered.
We can arrange visits from various denominations. We have a Holy Communion led by our local vicar every month, and at other times by arrangement and we can accommodate for other denominations as well.
Where we are
Ashton Manor is next to St Peter’s Church, and within walking distance of Wrecclesham village centre, which has shop, pubs and a post office. We’re two miles from the centre of the historic market town of Farnham.
- Excellent bus links to Farnham, Aldershot and surrounding areas
- Nearest railway station – Farnham
- Nearest major town – Farnham
Please click here for a link to Google Maps, showing our location.
Keeping you in touch
We believe it’s vital to help our residents live as normal a life as possible, so we actively encourage family and friends to visit, spend time here and get involved as much as they wish. We also produce a regular newsletter to keep the whole Ashton Manor community up to date with the latest news and events.
The last few days of a person’s life are of the utmost importance to the Ashton Manor team. Our registered nurses will work extremely closely with our GP and have medication to control pain in advance. We believe communication is vital every step of the way through this very difficult time, and understand the complex feelings relatives experience with loss and bereavement. We meet every individual’s specific spiritual, religious, psychological and physical needs, and make it possible for relatives to stay at the home throughout this time.
Looking after a loved one can be mentally and physically demanding, and it is important to take time out for yourself. At Ashton Manor we understand that you need time to relax or maybe take a holiday.
Respite can be for a few days or weeks – whatever gives you, the carer, a chance to recharge and feel refreshed. We will ensure that your loved one’s routines and lifestyle remain undisrupted, to ease any worries and concerns. Planning the entirety of the respite process is key to success ensuring you will feel peace of mind and return again and again.
Recovering from an operation can take time and our staff are here to help at every stage. At Ashton Manor, our Registered Nurses will change dressings, remove stitches and help with pain relief. Our physiotherapist is also on hand to aid recovery and mobility, and will devise a personal exercise plan to assist with the recovery process. Our chef will prepare a balanced healthy diet and our carers will ensure you’re comfortable. ‘Relax and recover’ is our aim.
All Ashton Manor staff – carers, nurses, domestics, cooks, even our maintenance team – are trained to fully understand this complex, progressive disease. We work closely with relatives and work hard to get to know the person and their needs, then draw up an individual care plan. Our Registered Nurses have access to specialist nurses and work with our GP, psycho-geriatricians and Community Psychiatric Nurses to encourage independence for daily living. We make life books, as we know the past is very important, but we also believe that living in the moment helps reduce stress and anxiety. We also hold workshops in the home for relatives to help them understand their loved one’s behaviour, and to connect with others going through this difficult and emotional experience.
Our Registered Nurses understand the management of medication is vital to keeping symptoms at bay, and we tailor medication routines to suit the individual. The nursing team is in contact with the community Parkinson’s Nurse for specialist advice, and ensure hospitals appointments are kept up to date. We understand the importance of and encourage independence with daily living. Our Physiotherapist will work very closely with the team assessing a person’s abilities and needs.
Our fees vary according to the type of room (en-suite, ground floor, shared or single) and individual care requirements. All our fees include full-board accommodation, nursing care, laundry and activities.
Our fees start from £750.00 per week to £950pw
For full details, and to discuss your individual requirements, please contact us.
Please see some of our staff below.
Name: Carla Dixon Peart
Designation: Home Manager
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 15 years. I have worked in many different areas of nursing, and have specialised in elderly care for the past 10 years. Following my General training in Jamaica, I completed additional training to develop my skills as a Care Assistant. I have recently undertaken further training in Management. In my 10 years with Beritaz Care, the company has helped me to develop both as a person and professionally. I have been supported through my role as a Nurse to become Deputy Manager and now Manager. "I love working in this field because I am passionate about what I do and I feel as a company Beritaz Care have that passion in achieving a high standard of care for the people we care for."
Name: Jean Higgins
Designation: Senior Health Care Assistant/Domestic
I've worked in Ashton Manor since 2005. In that time I've achieved NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Health & Social Care, and been appointed as the home's Stroke Champion. "Ashton Manor Nursing Home has helped me to achieve my goal to become a Senior Health Care Assistant. I enjoy my work, and I feel that I have always done my best in caring for residents. I enjoy doing the little things that really count."
Name: Lubomira Trnkova
Designation: Senior Health Care Assistant
I trained in hotel management in my native Slovakia, which gave me skills that have proved useful working here in the care home. I decided to become a care assistant after I spent more than a year caring for my grandmother in Slovakia; I also worked in a hospice. Both experiences have shaped my attitudes and approach, as well as my capabilities. I've worked Ashton Manor since 2005. During my time here, I've gained NVQ Level 2 qualifications in Health & Social Care and Nutrition. I'm now working towards Level 3, after being promoted to Senior Care Assistant in 2014. "I feel the company gives us all the support we need to succeed. I love working with people. I always enjoyed helping and being part of their lives. I decided to be a carer and I am finding this job fulfilling."
Name: Mark Deadman
I've spent over 20 years in the catering industry, and been head chef at Ashton Manor since 2013. I hold an NVQ Level 2 in Professional Catering, and I'm fully trained in Health and Safety in the Workplace and Health & Nutrition. As head chef, my job entails catering to special dietary needs, some of which are a bit 'out of the box' but we work alongside the management to get this right. "I enjoy my job and get great satisfaction when receiving good feedback from residents and families. The company is consistently giving me opportunities to improve with different courses available."
Name: Shanique Moore
Designation: Care Assistant
Shanique is one of Ashton Manors newest and youngest carers, Shanique started working for us in July 2014 and is showing great promise; she is respectful, polite and always smiling. Shanique was born in Jamaica moving to England with her mother when she was eight years old, she was inspired to go into care by her mother who cared for her grandfather when they lived in Jamaica and who now also works in another care home in Surrey. Shanique is on a gap year from studying; she undertook an A Level Health & Social Care course at Farnborough Sixth Form College and wants to go into Adult Nursing in the future. Shanique told me: "I want my learning to be meaningful and Ashton Manor is giving me a good foundation of learning for my future career and ambitions. I like caring for people and knowing how to do this properly will help me in the future, I like to ensure people have their needs met and encouraging them to do things for themselves" We wish Shanique well for the future and believe she will make a very good nurse, knowing Ashton Manor has set her on the right path to her chosen career.
Name: Susan Gurung
Designation: Support ManagerSusan joined the Ashton Manor team in May 2016 as Support Manager. She has a background in care and was previously managing a care home for adults with learning disabilities. She takes a real pride in her role and is passionate about promoting a positive and can-do attitude amongst the team so that everyone works together to enrich the lives of our residents delivering the sort of care that they themselves would want for their own family members. Susan says that one of the best things about working for Ashton Manor, part of the Beritaz Care family of care homes, is their culture of thinking ahead. She admires the fact that they are always thinking about continuous improvement of the service.
Name: Sheena Paul
Designation: Registered Nurse
I have been a registered Nurse for 14 years. I have worked in various parts of the world, including four years in a hospital in India, and five years as a hospital nurse in Saudi Arabia. I joined the Nursing team at Ashton Manor in 2009. "The purpose of nursing is to promote health and healing and to prevent disease, illness, injury and disability. I enjoy my work. My company gives me full support to achieve my goal. I am very happy to be part of Ashton Manor Nursing Home."
Name: Rajani Thapa
Designation: Domestic Assistant
I've been on the domestic staff at Ashton Manor since 2012. I wanted a job that was worthwhile, but fitted around the demands of family life. It feels good to work as part of this team. "Management is very supportive; and whenever I have a problem they always help me to solve it. Ashton Manor is really a good place. All staff are very nice and hard working. I am really very happy working here."