Luxury, safety, fun times, and superb care. At Ambleside it all adds up to a home that residents love.
Ambleside is just a short bus ride into the bustling and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon – birthplace of William Shakespeare. There’s good shopping, lovely cafes, boat trips and plenty to see and do in the town, but Ambleside is located in a rural setting surrounded by fields, giving residents the best of both worlds.
Designed with residents in mind
Each of the two floors at Ambleside is divided into two wings, and each wing has its own dining room and lounge. This helps to create an intimate atmosphere that is particularly calming for residents living with dementia.
Each of our 60 bedrooms is spacious, with en-suite facilities plus an adjustable profile bed, flat-screen TV, phone and internet connections and a 24 hour nurse call system. Some of the ground floor rooms have their own patio doors, opening onto our secure, landscaped gardens. Residents are very welcome to personalise their rooms with their own items of furniture, photos or treasured possessions to help them to feel more at home.
Keeping active and independent
Our lifestyle team pride themselves on organising fun group and one-to-one activities for residents. We stage our own version of Bake Off; we host pamper afternoons in our beauty treatment room, offering manicures, hand and arm massages and blow dries. We run cocktail masterclasses in the coffee shop, and screen movies or big events in the cinema. We’ve had spring animals visit us for a cuddle, and transformed one of our dining rooms into a fine dining fish restaurant. It’s all go at Ambleside
We’ve forged close ties with local groups and organisations in Stratford-upon-Avon and love having visits from local entertainers, volunteers and schoolchildren who enjoy performing and singing for us. We like to host our own events too, including a New Year’s Eve casino party, a royal street party to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and at Halloween we decorated Ambleside with all-things ghoulish for the residents to hand out treats to the nursery children.
It’s always good to have a change of scene now and again, and we regularly get out and about in our minibus for lunch at nearby garden centres or local pubs, for ten pin bowling or to explore one of the many wonderful stately homes in our area.
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Enjoying green spaces
We don’t need to go far to enjoy beautiful views and fresh air. Our care home has stunning landscaped grounds, wonderful countryside views and plenty of space to explore, including a courtyard, pergola, gazebo, wildflower garden, a pitch and putt plus wheelchair accessible pathways. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, in sun and shade, whether you want to sit and chat with loved ones or watch the birdlife.