Welcome to The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home
You'll find The Oaks in Balderton, Nottinghamshire. We provide dedicated nursing and residential care for the frail and elderly based on their individual needs; to us, it's all about a sense of family.
For some residents we provide specialist nursing support, while others just need a little assistance with everyday living. Some stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods of time. We're also delighted to provide respite care to give home carers a much-needed break.
We have beautiful communal rooms - one offers the buzz of conversation; the other is perfectly quiet for a good read or shared time with family and friends.
Bedrooms are light and bright. Many have en-suites and views over our lovingly tended gardens which are filled with colour and fragrance in the warmer months.
Life at The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home
Our activities coordinator takes time to chat with each new resident to explore their interests and match their preferences to the possibilities we offer.
These include quizzes, flower arranging, music therapy and simple treats like hand massages. We provide a regular church service open to residents and their families and friends.
Regular visitors include professional entertainers, local school children and members of the wider community. Thanks to our own minibus, we can take plenty of family-style trips out - to places like the local library and restaurants, and Skegness and Twycross Zoo.
Every day, tables are set with fresh flowers and linen, and with menus of home-cooked favourites from our own kitchens. Naturally we can accommodate all dietary needs.
Have to say so far care has been beyond reproach. Carers have been exceptional and have had staff come in on their day off to assist with mother and take her to the shower and dry her hair as she is unable to easily sit up so the hair dresser has problems.
The nursing staff have also shown proven ability in their dedication to assist and have on all occasions been honest and dedicated towards the care, both holistic and medical.
I would recommend the home to others defiantly. My husband and i are very satisfied, he has lived here for 3 years and I have no need to complain about the home. Have not met the new home manager!
Mum is well looked after in a safe enviroment.
Welcoming home - staff very friendly and helpful. Mother loves living here. Very well cared for. I have no worries knowing that she is so well cared for.
Last Summer, when my family were very stressed and worried about mum, following her fall and severe heart attack, we we welcomed and reassured by Margaret and her staff. I am particularly pleased with the cheerful atmosphere at The Oaks, thanks to the friendly and helpful staff. Also I am impressed with the variety of activities provided whether it be a quiz, craft work, bingo or the singers brighten an afternoon for the staff and residents alike. Long may it continue.
The home is brilliant, I had a choice of homes and finally chose the oaks! I would recommend the service to others without question.
This home is very friendly to both residents and relatives. The staff are open to listening to any requests that may help towards the care of residents, if we (the relatives) have any concerns, they will usually listen and try to help. The home has a very welcoming feel about it and I would recommend it.
I would certainly recommend the homes to others. Everywhere has little issues, no where is perfect but I'm very happy with the home.
I like the staff and everyone is kind.
Mum has been in two other care homes before being here and one of them I refused to let her stay in after a few days. he care, food and attitude of staff is so much above the previous homes. If we are not happy about something the staff are always willing to help i.e mum struggles with coordination of fork to mouth, the staff now give her specially designed spoons to encourage independence.
I am happy at the care home, there is a source of happiness that comes from somewhere. The staff are friendly, all well trained and they are there for me if I need them.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
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 The Oaks and Little Oaks Care...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home in Newark. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
14 Jul 2017
Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."
Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.
16 Jun 2017
It’s not every day a donkey walks through your front door. Luckily the residents, relatives and care team from The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home in Newark were expecting this four legged visitor.
The donkey arrived as part of the home’s pet therapy programme and saw residents get up close and personal with the animal.
Animals can have a calming effect on people, and no matter how big or small, fluffy or scaly it’s always nice for the residents to see them.
Are you looking for a care home in Newark? The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home offer support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.
11 Mar 2017
The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home in Newark is celebrating the success of Care Assistant Katrina Rick after she successfully graduated from the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) programme.
Josephine McCall, Home Manager said: “Everyone here congratulates Katrina on her success. We’ve supported her every step of the way and it’s great to see her hard work pay off. She is a great asset to the home, and provides fantastic support to the residents here. She is a great member of the team. Well done again! I can’t wait to see you putting your new skills to use.”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nurse duties, such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Sam Jacob, England East Managing Director, said: “Here at Four Seasons we take great pride in our CHAPs programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. You have come through this long journey, and I want to thank you for your commitment and continued dedication. I also was to thank the mentors for their continuous help and support.
“By working together we can all help provide good quality care everywhere, ensuring residents get the service they deserve. Congratulations once again.”
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Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home in Newark, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
172-174 London Road, Balderton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 3BN