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Silversprings care home in Thorrington, Essex

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Silversprings is a beautiful, modern luxury care home in Thorrington, set in stunning surroundings near Colchester in Essex.

Silversprings care home delivers a range of quality care for older people. There’s our weekly dementia activities club for people in the local community who are living with dementia, and their carers. We also offer short respite stays to give family carers some well-deserved time off, as well as full-time residential care. A district nursing service also visits the home twice daily.

Staff in our care home are specialists in caring for older people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and even undertake special experiential training to gain a greater understanding of what life is like for people living with the condition. Their empathy and commitment mean that Silversprings has developed an impressive reputation for the care it provides.

Change your view of care homes

As soon as you lay eyes on Silversprings you'll see that it's more like a luxury hotel than a care home. We’ve a grand reception area, cosy and beautifully decorated lounges and seating areas where residents can relax, chat with friends and family, or take part in the day’s activities. Residents’ rooms are beautifully furnished and have ensuite facilities. Residents are welcome to bring their own pieces of furniture or treasured possessions to help them feel at home. A number of the ground floor rooms even have their own patio area – perfect for a few pot plants or a table and chairs.

And there’s no missing our wonderful secure gardens – they’re a real feature of life here. There are many different areas to explore, including a sensory garden and nature walks. We’ve plenty of wildlife too: residents love feeding the ducks and doves.

Taking part

We get to know residents so well that they come to feel like members of our own family. As well as helping them to feel relaxed and cared for, understanding their life stories, interests, likes and dislikes mean that we can create a care plan that’s specifically designed for each resident. We also plan activities and trips – even our menus – around residents’ likes and dislikes. It’s how we make residents’ everyday lives more fun and rewarding.

Helping residents to keep active and independent is central to the care we provide. When residents are involved in care home life, they are happier and feel more at home. Whether they fancy baking some goodies for everyone to enjoy for afternoon tea, watering the plants around the home, or laying the table for dinner, their help is always welcomed.

We have a full time activities coordinator whose job it is to plan the week's activities, such as quizzes, crafts, bingo and gentle exercise to music. Professional entertainers frequently visit to sing and perform or even get our residents to show off their performing talents. What's more, with Thorrington being so close to the seaside, you’ll often find us heading off in the minibus to Clacton or Frinton in the summer months for some sea air and an ice cream.

Responsibility to care

Of course we have strong ties with local healthcare professionals near Thorrington, and a GP, optician, chiropodist and even a reflexologist visit us regularly to keep residents fit and healthy and give them a spot of pampering. We also work hard to build relationships with local family carers. We understand the challenges of caring for an older loved one, particularly if they’re living with dementia. That’s why we offer information, support and advice to help make the job easier.

Every Tuesday we hold a dementia activities club for people living with dementia, and their carers. People from all around the local area join us for a cup of tea and a chat while their loved ones take part in activities to maintain their social skills and improve their memory and independence.

We look forward to meeting you

If you’re looking for a care home in Thorrington for a loved one, you’re sure to have lots of questions. We’d love to have the chance to show you around Silversprings and answer any questions you have. Come and visit us and discover for yourself the care, attention and imagination that make our home so special.

Our services 
District nursing service
Residential care
Residential dementia care
Respite care

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An ‘eggstra-special’ day at Thorrington care home

An ‘eggstra-special’ day at Thorrington care home

March 22 2016

The team at the Silversprings care home in Thorrington, near Colchester, are inviting the local community to join them for a ‘cracking’ day when they kick off their Easter celebrations with a fete on Saturday 26th March.

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Colchester care home publishes guide to keeping healthy in older age

Colchester care home publishes guide to keeping healthy in older age

March 15 2016

Silversprings care home on Tenpenny Hill in Thorrington is providing support for older people with the publication of Eating as we age, a free guide packed with advice on keeping healthy and hydrated in older age.

 

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Free advice event returns to Colchester care home

Free advice event returns to Colchester care home

March 7 2016

The team at Silversprings will open the doors to the care home on Tenpenny Hill in Thorrington on Thursday 17th March for the return of its popular free understanding dementia event, which has been designed to provide support and practical advice for family carers.

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Health news

Drop in dementia numbers gives hope the disease is preventable

Drop in dementia numbers gives hope the disease is preventable

April 27 2016

News that the number of dementia cases has dropped by one-fifth since the 1990s has been universally welcomed. But what do the latest statistics tell us about a condition that’s estimated to affect 850,000 people nationally?

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