Astell House

Astell House care home is a beautifully refurbished characterful house offering high quality residential care for up to 36 residents in a peaceful and relaxed setting. It is unusual in having three nurses as part of the experienced care team.
Care

24 hour residential care

Respite Care

Rehabilitation

Dementia Care

End of Life care

Care for Couples

Physiotherapy

Features/Facilities

Ensuite rooms

Fully accessible

Freshly cooked food

Private and enclosed landscaped gardens

Dining room, Lounges & modern conservatory

Team of activity coordinators

Cycle rides on a specially adapted trishaw

Television, Wifi & 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 and dining room are all beautifully proportioned with high ceilings and large windows filling the rooms with light. The architect designed modern conservatory gives a fantastic striking space. Residents enjoy using it when entertaining visitors, for a wide range of activities and for its seamless link to the garden.

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.

Our Care

Astell House, as a residential home, is unusual in that it has two nurses as part of the care team.  The nurses and their expertise to understanding each resident’s clinical care as well as getting know them personally, responding to any change in condition rapidly.

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.

The Physiotherapist visits the home three times a week to give assessments and treatment sessions, supporting rehabilitation after a hospital stay or illness, working to prevent falls, supporting people’s mobility and independence.

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.

To learn about how we are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic please visit our Infection Control webpage.

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 coordinators organise 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 great store of crafts, jigsaws and games for residents to enjoy at their own leisure.

Our facebook page highlights recent activities at Astell (and our other homes), to view scroll to the top of this page and click on the small ‘f’ in the top left hand corner.

Our activities programme includes;

Gardening club

Craft sessions

Gentle exercise classes

Musical performances given by a variety of visiting musicians

Cycle rides in a specially adapted trishaw

Accompanied shopping trips

Trips out 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 with a selection of home-made cakes. 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 Liam, our home manager to find out more. We have never had to ask anyone to leave due to their personal financial circumstances.

Contact and visit us

To find out more about life at Astell House please do not hesitate to contact Liam and the team on 01242 529012 or email astell@lilianfaithfull.co.uk

If you are looking for care and would like to see our home, we can now offer:

  • New 3D virtual tours here:3D virtual tour video
  • Live video tours by phone or tablet.
  • Safe ‘in-person’ visits by appointment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Application Form

To apply to live at our homes please complete this application form and return to our care home team. We do recommend talking to our care home team first to go over your care needs.

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

Karen Barry

Karen Barry

HOME MANAGER

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