New café at Northbourne Court

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Wednesday 4 December saw the official opening of the new café at Northbourne Court care home. The home welcomed a number of guests alongside residents and family members to celebrate the café opening.  Guests included newly elected local MP James Brokenshire and the contractors who were involved in repositioning the café from the first floor to the ground floor reception … Read More

Season of Goodwill

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It’s been the season of goodwill for staff at Avante Care & Support’s Head Office in Faversham. Generous and kind staff chose to donate items to the Faversham Food Bank this year rather than buying a secret Santa gift for each other. Jacqui Morris, Director of Quality said, ‘Colleagues suggested that we do something different this year rather than buy … Read More

Riverdale Court wins again!

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On Friday 6 December Home Manager, Nicolas Kee Mew scooped first prize at the Markel 3rd Sector awards for the dementia care award. The award ceremony was held at the London Marriott hotel and hosted by Dame Esther Rantzen and Rebecca Wilcox. Nicolas was recognised at the awards ceremony for his forward thinking around care. In particular, he was commended … Read More

Dancing on ice for Amherst Court!

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‘You’ve never ice skated before? We can’t have that!’ This comment was made by Ashley Haydon, Home Manager at Amherst Court, to Doris one morning. Doris who recently turned 90 had been chatting with Ashley about the cold weather and how the bird bath in the grounds of the home resembled an ice rink for birds. This led to a … Read More

Outstanding Leadership at Riverdale Court

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Riverdale Court Care Home in Welling, owned and managed by Avante Care & Support, has recently been inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and has been recognised as Outstanding in the leadership of the home and rated overall as a Good care home. Located in Welling, Riverdale Court care home provides care and support for older people and those … Read More

Falls awareness week at Amherst Court

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Amherst Court care home in Chatham, Kent, owned and operated by Avante Care and Support, has hosted its own falls awareness week to educate and raise awareness of the impact of falling and how to reduce falls. Falls can take a serious toll on an older person’s quality of life and independence. Staff at Amherst Court hosted a falls awareness … Read More

Our Philosophy of Care – the Eden Alternative

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Our Philosophy of Care is the Eden Alternative which is based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline. Studies show that implementation of the Eden Alternative is a powerful tool for improving quality of life and quality of care for those living in care homes. Also, … Read More

Making wishes come true at Northbourne Court

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One example is resident Bridget who is such an animal lover that she wished for a cuddle with different fluffy animals. Staff at the home set off straight away to fulfil the wish by contacting an animal company called ‘Wild Science’ and asked whether they could help make it happen. That very afternoon Bridget and other residents were given an … Read More

We all feel like we’ve got our mum back

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Amherst Court care home owned and managed by Avante Care & Support based in Chatham, Kent, is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Amherst Court has become a hub of activity and engagement with the residents all lead by the forward thinking staff team. Residents are encouraged to thrive as best they can whilst living at Amherst Court and … Read More