Palmerston Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 6LU
Prices starting from £1036 per week
Avante Care & Support Residents and service users
As the country emerges from lockdown and we see further easing of the restrictions in our community, we want to ensure our care homes remain a safe place for residents and staff. We know this period of lockdown has been particularly difficult for family and friends who have not been able to visit loved ones and we have considered how we can start opening our homes in a safe and practical way. We continue to follow the government’s guidelines as well as best practice among our peer organisations in the National Care Forum and as such are delighted to announce we are able to Implement the first phase of visiting.
This will start with external visits, using garden and outside areas in each of our care homes. As the layout and access to these areas differ across our 10 care homes there will be an agreed visitors plan for each site. This will include the location, frequency of visits and how the visits will be organised and managed.
Visits inside the care home will continue to be restricted to essential professional visitors or relatives of residents who are seriously ill. We know how much people want to get back to normal and have the flexibility to visit their loved ones when they want, but we cannot extend visiting beyond external areas until we have government guidance which says this is safe to do so.
New residents and service users
We know that during the current pandemic people are still looking for and requiring residential care or home care services. We are currently still taking admissions into our care homes for those that need care. Please call our care homes or home care service if you are looking for care or need any further help.
We want to assure you that when we are admitting new residents from the community, we are doing so safely. We have clear policies in place to ensure that testing or screening is done. If it is appropriate for a resident to move in to our care homes, the resident will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days within the home upon admission.
During that time we will ensure that the new resident is as fully engaged in the life of the home as possible. We will not accept any admission we feel would be a risk to our current residents in our care homes. Our staff are all trained in infection control and are vigilant to the symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Checklist for Choosing a Care Home
5 questions for residents, families, friends and carers to ask
Finding the right Care Home can feel overwhelming at any time. The COVID-19 pandemic means that care homes have had to learn to do things differently, like every household in the country. The focus remains to provide high quality care, with residents needs and wellbeing at the centre of everything.
You need to know the extra measures a home has in place so that you can be reassured that the health and wellbeing of the person receiving care is top priority. This short guide is here to help you think about what you need to know and the questions you might ask on your own behalf, or for someone else you are acting for, when thinking about a choice of home during COVID-19.
You can download the checklist here:
At Amherst Court we work to create a welcoming atmosphere in which residents enjoy activities, go on outings and make friends with other residents and staff. At the heart of our home is our Philosophy of Care, the Eden Alternative, where we encourage social interaction, engagement and work towards the eradication of loneliness and boredom.
Our home provides 24-hour care and support for people living with dementia, where our team of qualified and attentive staff focus on the individual needs of the residents.
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The modern design provides well equipped, bright en-suite bedrooms to support person centred care. The names of the suites follow a nautical theme – Charlotte, Trafalgar, Valiant and Apollo.
Other facilities include the cafe on the ground floor, providing a meeting place to enjoy a drink or a light lunch with family and friends. There is a public computer available for any relatives visiting the home, or residents using it to browse or communicate with loved ones. The beauty salon `Ship Shape´ is situated on the ground floor where you can treat yourself to a new hair style or beauty treatment.
Residents can visit the pretty courtyard garden to while away a peaceful afternoon, or join in with the daily programme of activities throughout the home. The minibus also gives residents the opportunity for day trips out to one of the many local places of interest.
Amherst Court provides a safe, warm and friendly environment with support for daily tasks such as washing, cleaning and laundry.
Amherst Court delivers a respite care service allowing a crucial break for carers, for just a few hours or for several weeks. This offers family carers the chance to go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off.The Medway Community Healthcare, located at Amherst Court (top floor) provide an in-patient intermediate care service that is separate from the care provided by Amherst Court.
Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
Services and facilities
24 hour care
En Suite bedrooms
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Understanding the type of care you need is an important first step in finding a care home that is right for you
Searching for a care home is not something any of us do every day. Often it can be quite stressful for all involved. We are here to provide guidance, whether one of our homes is right for you or not. With this in mind we have plenty of useful information you can access to help you with making the right choice.
We have an open door policy across all of our homes. You are welcome to visit at any time and see what care is provided. Our staff are there to assist with any questions you may have.