17 Dovedale Close, Welling, DA16 3BU
Prices start from £1294 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 Riverdale 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 staff encourage social interaction, engagement and work towards the eradication of loneliness and boredom.
Our home offers 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.
Riverdale Court has beautifully decorated ensuite bedrooms that provide comfort and can be personalised by residents if they wish. There is a hairdressing salon, ‘Snips’, where you can treat yourself to a new hair style or beauty treatment and a nail bar.
Other facilities include the ‘Memory Lane Tea Room’ situated on the ground floor which offers a meeting place to enjoy a drink with family and friends.
Residents at Riverdale Court have access to a beautiful dementia friendly indoor garden and landscaped gardens that surround the home. With seating areas and plenty of green fingered opportunities, residents can enjoy them all year round. Also, they can 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.
Riverdale Court provides a safe, warm and friendly environment with support for daily tasks such as washing, cleaning and laundry.
Riverdale Court also 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.
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Services and facilities
24 hour care
En Suite bedrooms
T.V points in room
Phone lines in room
Lingotot Generations at Riverdale Court
Lingotot language sessions introduce babies, toddlers and young children to a new language through stories, songs, crafts and play. Classes are interactive and fun, designed to introduce learners to languages in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Please visit www.lingotot.com for further information.
MP James Brokenshire opens rail Rempod at Riverdale Court
Riverdale Court residents and staff were delighted to welcome James Brokenshire, Conservative MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup, to officially open their recently purchased virtual rail carriage.
Home Manager, Nicolas Kee Mew commented, "We were thrilled James could join us for the official opening of our rail carriage. We have had our eye on the Rempod for some time as we have many residents at Riverdale Court who used to commute to work by train. We felt that a rail carriage would be a great way to help evoke memories of working and commuting which would then spark conversation and support interaction between residents."
Find out more about the rail Rempod here.
Lunch Club at Riverdale Court
We would like to invite you to come and join us for lunch!
Riverdale Court care home in Welling has a Lunch Club every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 12.30PM - 3PM and we would like to invite you to come along and enjoy a hot lunch and activities with us.
For more information please call us on 0208 317 9067
Get in touch
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.