Astell House

Astell House is a beautifully refurbished characterful home offering high quality residential care for up to 36 residents in a peaceful and relaxed setting.
Care

24 hour residential care

Respite Care

Convalescent Care

Dementia Care

End of Life care

Physiotherapy

Features/Facilities

Ensuite rooms

Fully accessible

Private and enclosed landscaped gardens

Spacious lounge, dining room, quiet room, activities room and summer house

Hairdressing salon

Television & phone point in rooms

Lilian Faithfull Care fleet of vehicles

Quiet central Cheltenham location

Our Home Environment

Astell House is a striking home full of character and interest. Every room has ensuite facilities and residents are welcome to add their own furnishings and personal belongings.

The refurbished lounge, quiet room, activities room and dining room are all beautifully proportioned with high ceilings and large windows filling the rooms with light.

Our summer house has been recently transformed into a 1940s styled coffee shop. This was prompted by residents who found going out into the local community too challenging but still wanted to enjoy somewhere to enjoy a coffee and cake with family and friends. This has become popular as a venue for private family parities as well as other special events at the home.

Our accessible landscaped gardens offer plenty of places to sit quietly or socialise with family and friends with the beautiful architecture of Astell as its backdrop. The raised beds offer accessible gardening opportunities for green fingered residents.

The home is fully accessible. In addition to the ensuite facilities we have specialised bathrooms.

Our housekeeping and maintenance teams take great pride in keeping the home clean, fresh, safe, and looking at its best, which was particularly noted in our recent CQC inspection.

Our Care

‘I want a totally personalised approach; a holistic approach which includes meeting people’s health needs and their overall well-being. The care is led by the residents and not the staff.Dale Booker, Home Manager

We work closely alongside residents and their families to create a person centred plan of care for each individual, which is constantly reviewed. Each resident has a named key worker who helps them settle in and becomes their main contact to help with day to day needs. We offer specialist care for those with dementia in all its varying forms. We are unusual in offering physiotherapy to residents – chartered physiotherapists visit Astell every week to offer regular assessments and treatment plans focusing on exercise programmes, advice and support including timely rehabilitation.

We liaise closely with a multi-disciplinary team of external health professionals including doctors and specialist nurses to ensure every resident’s care needs are met. We have close links with our local GP surgery who hold a fortnightly surgery at Astell house and we have other visiting services such as chiropodists and opticians. Our team liaises with the NHS rapid response team to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

We also offer support to family and friends through our free Memory Awareness Support Team sessions (MAST).

Activities

As a small home we get to know each resident personally and enjoy finding activities which are interesting and stimulating for each individual to encourage physical and mental wellbeing. Our activities coordinator organises a varied programme, tailored to the interests of our residents. Some activities are organised for small groups whereas others are organised on a one to one basis. In addition we have a dedicated room full of crafts, jigsaws and games for residents to enjoy at their own leisure. Our activities programme includes;

Gardening club

Craft sessions

Gentle exercise classes

Musical performances given by a variety of visiting musicians

Visits by local schools

Accompanied shopping trips

Trips out every week, to gardens, cafes and local attractions in Lilian Faithfull Care’s own vehicles (weather permitting!)

Hairdressing in our own salon

Services lead by local churches

home Cooking

Our chefs prepare fresh nutritious and well balanced menus each day, offering a wide range of options at every meal. Sherry hour is enjoyed before lunch each day, when residents and staff gather to socialise. An afternoon tea is held in the dining room every day at 2.30pm, which is becoming a popular occasion with residents and their visiting friends and family! We hold special seasonal days throughout the year, theming our food around all the major festivals, as well as sporting and royal events. We welcome guests to join residents for a meal and we enjoy hosting family parties for any occasion.

Fees Information

As a charity we are able to offer very competitive rates for residential care. Fees vary according to factors such as the level of care required and size of room, so please talk to Dale, our home manager to find out more. We have never had to ask anyone to leave due to their personal financial circumstances.

Come and visit us

Come and visit us to get an immediate feel for the warm, happy and homely atmosphere at Astell House. You are welcome to join us for a coffee, talk to Dale and the team, tour the home and meet residents to understand more about our care and life at Astell House. We truly are a ‘Home for life’.

Astell House Residential Home
Overton Park Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 3BT

Dale Booker, Home Manager

Dale Booker

HOME MANAGER