Avon Reach, Christchurch, Dorset
Avon Reach, Christchurch, Dorset
Avon Reach, Christchurch, Dorset

Avon Reach is situated in the heart of Mudeford in Dorset. It is within walking distance of the famous Mudeford Quay with its seafaring history. It is within easy reach of the New Forest. Shops and theatres are also easily accessible. This purpose built home has en-suite accommodation for fifty six residents.

From the spacious reception and seating area you can greet friends or simply watch the world go by. This leads to the dining room with French windows opening onto the patio and garden area beyond. The main lounge on the ground floor is equipped with a large screen television. There is a kitchenette where residents or visitors can make their own drinks. An additional lounge and quiet room are provided on the first floor. The second floor lounge enjoys views of the sea. Avon Reach has its own library and a selection of specialist bathrooms including hydrotherapy bath.

Group: Colten Care Ltd

Person in charge: Ruth Wildman (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 60 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 60

Rooms with ensuite WC: 60

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Avon Reach: click here

*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

1 Bed Vacancy

posted 12 May 2015

Nursing & Residential home

Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.3 (9.285)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.3 for Avon Reach) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Avon Reach

I have been several venues for respite care and this has been the best one yet. I felt completely safe and at ease.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Avon Reach

My mother was cared for in the nursing home for 16 months until she died. The level of care was generally very good and so her family had peace of mind that she was safe, secure and well looked after.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Avon Reach

Mum didn't attend the activities by choice but staff did take mum for a walk to the beach on a couple of occasions which she thoroughly enjoyed. Mum will be back when the need arises.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Avon Reach

I chose not to participate in activities. I enjoyed myself very much indeed.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Avon Reach

I needed respite after knee surgery and the care and help I received was valuable in preparing me for the return home.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Avon Reach

I have no complaints regarding, care,cleanliness,food and activities. The mainly young carers were excellent nothing too much trouble, always ready to help. The public rooms were well furnished and the activities were many. An excellent care home and I can recommend it.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Avon Reach

I would certainly recommend Avon Reach - everything is excellent - even the locality. You can walk down to Mudeford quay with the resident easy access.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Avon Reach

I have Parkinson's and therefore tend to fall or not be able to move due to muscle freezing, my right leg in particular. I need help to get out of bed, change 'pads', get washed, dressed, and taken downstairs in a wheelchair. I also have a lot of medication to take every four hours, which the carers are very good at giving me exactly on time.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Avon Reach

The staff were very good and very friendly.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Avon Reach

It was what I needed. Nice and quiet for me, but lots of activities for others. The rest was wonderful!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Avon Reach

A pleasant and friendly venue - good atmosphere. Ideally there would be an extra toilet on the ground floor.

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Avon Reach

Helped mum to overcome hospital stay and get back on track to manage at home. She enjoyed her stay and thought the food and staff were wonderful.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Avon Reach

A caring Care Home.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Avon Reach

I have been to Avon Reach four times for my general condition and I have been most satisfied.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Avon Reach

My cousin went into Avon Reach during November 2012 unable to take care of herself, slightly tetchy. All the staff were excellent with her and worked really hard to prise her from her room. In May she suffered a stroke and became bedridden and unable to help herself in anyway. The staff whilst providing excellent care became her friends and most familiar to her. I could not fault the care of staff upstairs and down and they were with her when she died on 6th June 2013.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Avon Reach

Highly recommended for care, food and staff.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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