Welcome to Chiltern Court Care Home
You'll find Chiltern Court in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Around the clock we provide high quality residential and nursing care, specialist care for those with dementia, and respite care to give home carers a much needed break.
We also offer end-of-life care at a time residents and their families need specialist help and support; and specialist care for individuals of any age with learning and physical disabilities.
Residents at Chiltern Court have varying needs from specialist nursing support to general assistance with everyday living.
Our home is nestled at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, and offers spectacular views in a safe environment. To help individuals feel at home, we welcome residents to bring their pets with them.
We also have our newly opened Chiltern Mews - this is made up of 5 bedrooms all bursting with character from the original part of the building.
Residents pursue their hobbies in our communal and quiet lounges - perhaps watching TV, listening or quietly reading. Our landscaped garden with patio and gazebo is a great place for people to enjoy a glass of wine in the sun.
All these areas are used for relaxing, socialising, and are great for spending time with friends and families when they visit.
Life at Chiltern Court Care Home
Our activities coordinator meets each new resident to discuss their social interests. There's always something going on from quizzes to hand massages, and music therapy to flower arranging.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
My mother has stayed here for the last four years and we are delighted with the quality of care she is given. Mum has had a few problems to overcome and the Management and staff have always shown the upmost care and compassion for her.
My dad and I are ever grateful to you all for caring for my mum. She has deteriorated this past year and lapses of memory loss. She has just had a UTI and she is very confused. Today is the first day she seems settled and calm. She has a lot of anger and bad past memories. She talks yo the wall or her clown toy, rather than us. My dad and I don't mind, we've got used to it. Thank you for all your help and kindness, the staff are so kind and sincere.
Mother has been here for four years and has been well looked after.
Types of care
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Chiltern Court Care Home whether...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Chiltern Court Care Home in Wendover. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
7 Mar 2017
Joanne Strain is Head of Nursing at Four Seasons Health Care
I began my career as a nurse with Four Seasons Health Care in 1999. I had done my training as a mature student. I first worked in a FSHC care home about 25 years ago after having my four children and then I moved to a nursing auxiliary position with a local Trust.
I decided I wanted to fulfil my dream of being a nurse and I went about gaining the 5 GCSE’s I needed to get into nursing college/university. Just before I started nursing school, I was one of ten people in NI to complete what was then the very new NVQ in direct care.
My desire was not to work in a hospital but in a care home – my career to date was working with mainly older people – even during my nurse training, I preferred medical wards to other wards because of the high percentage of older people needing care.
I started working as a staff nurse and within a year I was a sister/deputy manager. During this time I completed my degree and I then moved in 2001 to be a home manager. During this time I opened a small very successful dementia residential unit within the large home. This was in the days when we were just beginning to understand that we needed to rethink the way we managed dementia care.
In 2004 I became a regional manager and had 14 homes in my portfolio. As the need for good dementia care intensified, we opened more dementia units across the region and even extended a learning disability unit providing very specific care according to need.
My passion for elderly people and dementia care led me to undertake a post graduate diploma in dementia studies at Stirling University.
In 2012, I was fortunate to become Head of Nursing, Care Standards and Quality in NI. During these years myself and my team set up many pro-active initiatives including a training centre where we successfully helped many nurses update their clinical skills. Some of the pro-active training such as G-Tube replacement and complex tracheostomy care meant that residents did not need to go to hospital – it is my vision for the coming year to implement clinical training sites across the MD regions to enable our nurses to be up-skilled and confident leaders.
I took up the post of Head of Nursing (UK) at the beginning of 2016. I have continued my passion for learning and one of the areas I wanted to review was adult safeguarding. I have now completed a post graduate diploma in Adult Safeguarding and am now in my MA year.
I have been really impressed by the standard of care and leadership of our nurses across the UK and believe we can build on that. I am confident that FSHC are leaders in care and that nurses are absolutely central to continuing to lead across the sector.
Of course I have to mention all the great things we hope to accomplish this year which will help our nurses such as the nurses forum, face book as well as a brand new nurse specific Twitter site where we will not only continue to ‘tweet’ news but we will hold Twitter Chats as guided by your needs.
We will involve nurses more in various projects going forward. I believe we are leaders in this field and no other providers come close to the nurse communication strategy that FSHC has planned this year. My vision for our 3000 nurses is to have nurses who believe that we are all leaders and will continually strive to provide the best care possible for our residents.
10 Nov 2016
Emily Hewitt, Domestic Assistant at Chiltern Court Care Home in Wendover has been crowned the Regional Support Team Member of the Year for the South East of England in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this Year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Emily demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Support Team Member of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including demonstrating a high level of support to colleagues, residents and families through their everyday tasks, alongside their commitment to development and their attitude to Making a Difference.
Emily was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Emily is a fantastic all-rounder here at Chiltern Court. She has taken on a number of additional roles which run alongside her day to day job. She helps her colleagues with their online learning, is a brilliant advocate of the home and has conducted numerous successful show rounds to prospective residents and their families.”
As the winner for South East England, Emily is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Iain Edgley, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care Midshires, said: “Emily is dedicated and committed to Chiltern Court not only in her role as a Domestic Assistant but as a fantastic support to her colleagues. We all know how difficult it can be to learn something new, and Emily is always there as a guiding hand regardless as to whether it’s a team member she’s helping, a resident, relative or prospective family. Well done Emily this is a well-deserved award!”
Jo Vasey, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in South East England, said: “Emily is a fantastic asset. The endorsement she’s had from her colleagues shows just how much she’s valued in her region. You are a worthy winner Emily.”
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”
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Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6BD