Newly converted from a Victorian church in 2014, Andrews Court Care Home is situated just over a mile from the Blackburn Town Centre. It aims to provide a high standard of living with 35 single occupancy rooms, all complete with en-suite facilities. The care home promises to create a warm and homely environment for all residents, as well as providing hands-on care for those exhibiting signs of dementia and those in need of assistance with daily life.
Livesey Branch Road
Manager: Ashleigh Leech
Andrews Court Care Home
When a new resident arrives they will be met by their key carer, who will give them a guided tour of their new home. they will also discuss meal times and menus, activities and introduce them to some of the other residents and members of staff.
When a new resident joins us, we make getting to know them and their relatives a top priority. This helps us to build a picture of how they would like to be supported day to day, so we can create a personalised care plan.
Visitors are welcome at any time, whether that’s for a coffee, a catch-up or to take part in an activity. Family and friends are encouraged to join for meal times too, especially at the start of the resident's stay.
Ashleigh Leech is the Registered Manager and she does hold an open door policy. The team is aware of family and work commitments; therefore they we will meet with potential guests and their families at their convenience.
As staff become part of the residents wider family and friends circle they will escort any guests to any planned appointments, if family are unable to do so and they will arrange all external professional appointments internally where ever necessary.
Andrews Court is a renovated church Located on Livesey Branch Road Blackburn; The home was converted to a Care Home in 2014 and has 35 single occupancy bedrooms all with spacious and easily accessible en- suite bathrooms. All of our beautifully spacious bedrooms contain a single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet, writing desk and armchair. All the listed furniture is provided as standard although we do encourage families and service users to bring in their own furniture and items to make them feel more at home.
We have two lounges each on separate floors; one of which is quieter for those who prefer less noise. All lounges have an adjoining dining area, Here at Andrews Court we aim to provide a high standard of accommodation for all service users to develop a home away from home feel.
Andrews Court and is closely situated close by all local amenities. Andrews Court is a beautifully restored former church providing a bright and welcoming atmosphere for all who visit.
Andrews Court accommodates those over 65 years old who require support in their daily activities. We have newly decorated lounges decorated beautifully with memorabilia to help trigger golden memories for all of our service users.
All doors and exits are clearly marked with signage to help orientate our service users with Dementia to their surroundings. Each spacious bedroom is fully furnished and offers a clean and private en suite facility. We do offer a hairdressing service, which gives individual service users the opportunity to be pampered and have a chat with one another.
Monday to Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-2
Listening to our residents is one of the most important things we do each day, so that we can truly get to know them. We explore people’s different characters, likes and dislikes and we always pay special attention to people’s stories because places filled with stories and warmth are places that everyone is happy to call home. Another way we can help our residents to feel at home is for them to do familiar things. So our dedicated specially trained Activities Coordinators gently encourage residents to carry on doing things they enjoy. If someone had a hobby or pastime they did before they arrived, we will encourage them to continue it with us. Or perhaps they may like to learn something new as we have a number of activities that run across all the services from gardening, to reading clubs, cooking, day trips, film days, drawing, painting, singing and dancing. We have activities throughout the week such as arts and crafts as well as games of bingo each week with amazing prizes. We pride ourselves in keeping our service users as active as possible, often walking with them around the local area, or visiting local community centres for activities and games, as well as visiting the seaside for fish and chips!
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All staff who work within the home have a passion for the care industry and are fully dedicated to providing a high level of care and support for those residing here at Andrews Court. All staff are fully trained in all aspects of care including Dementia Training.
Ashleigh Leech is a long standing member of Krinvest Care Group. Ashleigh has a passion for care and has moved to Andrews Court to pursue this. She has extensive knowledge based around care and has spent many years in a Senior Managerial role.
We are a fully registered service and are compliant with regulations; we have a good CQC rating.