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 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 Rainbow room has snoezelen equipment which can be used to stimulate the senses and promote relaxation.
Some bedrooms have en suites, others have bathrooms very accessible. 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
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
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.
5 Jan 2017
Three team members from Ashcroft Care Home in Chesterfield celebrated 50 years’ service at a Christmas themed party.
The residents surprised the three team members during their Christmas Party as a way to thank them for all of their hard work.
Helen Baston, Home Manager, said: “It was a lovely surprise for the three ladies who received the recognition. Having 50 years’ experience between them is a fantastic achievement. Their dedication has enabled the residents here at Ashcroft to have continuity of care by those they’ve built a fantastic rapport with. Well done Pauline, Sheila and Angela.”
After Pauline, Sheila and Angela received their recognition, the home went straight into full on party mode with everyone singing and dancing the night away.
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