Branch Court

Branch Court Care Home

Built in 2010, Branch Court Care Home is a purpose-built establishment, situated just over a mile from the Blackburn Town Centre. It aims to provide a high standard of accommodation with 30 single occupancy rooms, all fitted with en-suite facilities. The home provides a secure and relaxed environment with 24-hour personal care for those in need of assistance with daily life and those exhibiting symptoms of dementia.

Branch Court Care Home

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Livesey Branch Road,Blackburn,BB2 4QR
Manager: Janet Aspden
01254682003

How we operate

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 their needs 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.

Meeting the Team

Janet Aspden 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.

Home Features

Branch Court is located in Livesey Branch Road, Blackburn, neighbour to Andrews Court, and is close to all local amenities. Branch Court is friendly and welcoming, offering residential and dementia care.

The home is bright and vibrant with colourful furnishings. There is memorabilia throughout the home which triggers lovely memories and conversations for service users. There is signage in the home to help support service users with diagnoses of dementia.

Each Individuals bedroom is spacious with en–suite facility. Service users are encouraged to personalise their bedrooms to have a feel of home from home.

The home has a lovely relaxing garden area to the front of the home and service users and their family/friends enjoy spending time in the garden in the summer months. Our service users ring team creates a family atmosphere with lots of laughter, grow their own flowers and vegetables in the garden with great pride.

Branch Court has a lovely caring team that creates a family atmosphere with lots of laughter.

We do offer a hairdressing service, which gives individual service users the opportunity to be pampered and have a chat with one another.

Office opening hours

Monday to Thursday 8-5 and Friday 9-2

Activities

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 with them often walking round the local area, or visiting local community centres for activities and games, as well as visiting the seaside for fish and chips!

Our Other activities include:

  • Gardening
  • Flower Arranging
  • Baking
  • Bingo – this takes place in the home and at the local Gala Bingo
  • Cinema days with ice-cream or popcorn
  • Trips out to the seaside with a fish and chip lunch
  • We hold regular events in the home with professional vocalists, which involve service users, staff and families dancing and singing along.
  • Pet therapy.

The home is run and overseen by the Registered Manager

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. All staff are fully trained in all aspects of care including Dementia Training.

The Registered Manager – Janet Apsden

Janet has worked in the care industry for many years. She is a Registered Nurse and has previously developed and transformed a care home to secure an "outstanding" CQC rating. Janet joined Krinvest Care group in 2021 as the Registered Manager for Branch Court. She is passionate and takes a hands-on approach within the home striving to deliver high quality care.

Standards

We are a fully registered service and are compliant with regulations; we have a good CQC rating