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The Old Vicarage Care Home, Allithwaite, Cumbria


The Old Vicarage is a professional & friendly care home based in a beautiful natural setting – Allithwaite in Cumbria. From the best care in the county, to lovely facilities, activities, daytrips and top-notch food, life at The Old Vicarage is truly special.

Personal, Safe, Compassionate & Friendly Care

It’s really important that everyone living at The Old Vicarage views it as home. We want residents to feel part of our family and have the best possible experience. Therefore we deliver safe, compassionate and friendly care that links directly to our residents’ individual personal needs.

When a resident moves in we’ll find out what’s important to them, their likes and dislikes, and their routines… We ask questions about their personal history in order to build up a picture of who they are… Getting to know them will help us ensure that they receive the best possible care that we can give. This enables us to deliver care directed towards their needs and wants.

 

Well Trained, Qualified & Friendly Staff

When we recruit staff at The Old Vicarage, no matter what their role, we make sure that our new team members have the right attitude. That is that they’re kind, considerate and patient. Thankfully we don’t find ourselves recruiting very often as our staff tend to stay with us for a long time. That means we can offer consistency of care, which is excellent for our residents. When we do recruit the new staff member undertakes a full induction so that they understand the principles of care. We also ask an experienced team member to work closely with them for the first month or so. Additionally, they are expected to participate in the on‐going training that we provide for the whole team. It’s important that we are certain staff have the knowledge and skills required to deliver considerate and safe care.

In fact it’s not only our care and support staff who participate in training. We expect the whole team to get involved, including our cooks, laundry and cleaning staff. That’s why everyone has participated in training All staff members have had training that highlights how the feelings and emotions of our residents, especially those with dementia, matter most; this training includes that staff demonstrate they can connect successfully with our residents.

To ensure that we stay abreast of changes and current thinking our senior staff belong to the South Lakeland Registered Managers Network and have regular ongoing mentoring from an external body.

Happiness, Connection, Communication & Relationships

We know just how important it is for residents to maintain their family relationships and that’s why we welcome family member visits at any time, whether you’re coming for a quick visit or a longer one. We want you to feel at home, and you’ll be taken with the vibrant atmosphere, which might include a grandchild chuckling as they stroke one of our care home cats.

As a matter of course you’ll receive our quarterly newsletter, keeping you informed of the many things we’ve done; you’ll also receive invitations to all our events and parties. It won’t be long, if you are so minded, before you feel like a member of our extended family. You will also be invited to family meetings where we discuss relevant matters such as new training programmes and planned improvements to the way that we deliver care and support.

 

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Your Lifestyle


People living at The Old Vicarage are encouraged to continue to lead lives that are as full and rewarding as possible…

Your Room


We have 13 single rooms and three double rooms – for couples or someone who wants a large room of their own. All our rooms have a bed, wardrobe and set of drawers…

Your Health & Wellbeing


Helping our residents to stay as healthy and happy as possible is a top priority…

 

About Us

The Old Vicarage is a professional & friendly care home based in a beautiful natural setting – Allithwaite in Cumbria.

From the best care in the county, to lovely facilities, activities, daytrips and top-notch food, life at The Old Vicarage is truly special.

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The Old Vicarage Care Home, Allithwaite, Cumbria