Welcome to Ashcroft Care Home
You'll find Ashcroft in Hady, a suburb of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Here we provide for people requiring specialist dementia care, and for residents who are physically frail.
Our team comprises of experienced registered nurses and capable, people-centred care assistants. We're featured in a DVD examining best practice in care, and are rated as providing ‘Premium' care by our local authority.
We're about 10 minutes from Chesterfield town centre, and easily reached by bus or car. The local hospital is also just a few minutes away.
Ashcroft is well equipped and well maintained. Our garden area is continually being developed, and residents and their relatives are encouraged to play an active part.
Inside, every corridor is themed to provide a tactile and engaging environment for residents. Our dining and lounge areas are decorated to give that ‘at home’ feel. For those who like plants, but not necessarily the outdoors, the corridor outside the Home Manager’s office has been transformed into a small garden area, with hers, a potting bench, window boxes and bay trees which people can sit and relax by.
Some bedrooms have en-suites, others have very accessible bathrooms. All have facilities for TVs and telephones, and are tastefully decorated. Wherever possible, this is to residents' tastes so they can express their individuality and feel more at home.
Life at Ashcroft Care Home
Our two dedicated activities coordinators work directly with each resident. They obtain a full life history and complete assessments which help them develop an activity plan to meets each person's individual needs.
We run a varied programme of pastimes, diversions and entertainment. In fine weather we run outings to the town, the local park and nearby garden centres.
We have close links with the local branch of the Alzheimer's Society. We also enjoy themed outings, including a beach day where residents can spend the afternoon outside and finish with a fish-and-chips supper.
My Mum was transferred here for the last week of her life; Dad and I are so grateful for the wonderful care provided. Staff were kind and thoughtful, taking every care to ensure that Mum was comfortable and content. The care home is a friendly and positive place even though we were there at a very difficult time. I was reassured that there seems to be a great culture of care within the team; everyone we met was willing to go out of their way to help and offer support to us as well as Mum.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Ashcroft Care Home in Chesterfield. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
5 Jan 2018
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.
24 Jun 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team from Ashcroft Care Home in Chesterfield all enjoyed a bake off inspired competition for National Cupcake Day
Helen Baston, Home Manager, explained: “Residents and the team made some fantastic creations but the proof was definitely in the tasting. I think everyone enjoyed that more than the actual baking itself. The washing up was definitely the least favourite part.”
23 Feb 2017
Helen Baston has recently taken over the helm at Ashcroft Care Home in Hady and is welcoming the local community in for coffee morning to raise awareness and talk about dementia.
Helen, a registered nurse, is passionate about caring for older people, especially those who live with dementia. So when she was asked to manage a home specialising in dementia care, she jumped at the chance.
Helen’s passion has seen changes happen throughout the home to help make a difference to the residents’ everyday lives. Helen said: “We put the health and happiness of residents at the heart of everything we do. Everyone is actively encouraged to contribute to decisions about their home and the care they receive.”
“Residents contribute to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive and the activities they enjoy. They are currently helping us make changes to the communal rooms. Why not come along to see first-hand the changes made so far. It really is a whole home approach.”
The home is soon to embark on the Four Seasons Health Care Dementia Care Framework. A fundamentally different approach driven by technology and face to face specialised training to give every member of the team a deeper understanding of dementia to help deliver a programme of care based on the individual and their unique needs and wishes.
“We are passionate about providing special experiences to each resident and make sure that everything from environment to our menus and activities are all based around the resident and their own choices and preferences. We really get to know our residents, who they are and what makes them happy. Making a difference to someone’s life is a huge privilege and immensely rewarding.”
If you are affected by dementia in any way and would like to find out more why not drop in to Ashcroft Care Home to their dementia coffee morning on 3rd March 2017 at 1.30pm. For more information call Helen on 01246 204956.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Ashcroft Care Home in Chesterfield, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Helen Baston
18 Lee Road, Hady, Chesterfield, S41 0BT