As you walk into Wentworth Court, you will be struck by the light and contemporary feel. The attractive reception and café area offers views to the central courtyard garden, while the floor to ceiling windows flood the building with natural light.
Residents with dementia enjoy the sense of space at Wentworth Court and come and go as they please – watching the world go by in the café, enjoying afternoon tea with friends – new and old – or relaxing in our stunning gardens.
Our spacious day rooms on the ground and first floors provide a comfortable place for residents to relax – maybe listen to the radio, enjoy morning coffee or catch up with a favourite TV programme in the company of others.
Most of our visiting activities, for example, therapeutic visits from pets, dance and fitness classes and rousing singalongs take place in these popular communal rooms.
In addition, we have a number of smaller living rooms that are perfect for private family visits as well as individual or small group activities.
The bedrooms at Wentworth Court are spacious and light, decorated to a high standard, equipped with ensuite facilities and quality furnishings.
We encourage residents to personalise their rooms and make the space their own.
The ground floor bedrooms also have direct access to the gardens and residents are welcome to bring their own garden furniture, so they can enjoy the outdoors life in warmer weather.
"Mum moved Into Wentworth last year. This was the best decision ever made on Mum’s behalf, she is so happy, settled and putting on weight and could not be looked after better. Staff are excellent cannot do enough to help. I would not hesitate to recommend Wentworth"
Residents and their families and friends enjoy spending time in our café where they can relax and enjoy freshly-baked cakes and a choice of refreshments.
Every month, we host a coffee morning to raise money for our residents’ fund or charity, opening our doors to friends and the wider community.
By evening, our café area also provides drinks, where residents can enjoy a sherry before dinner or maybe a beer or glass of wine as the day draws to a close.
Our award-winning gardens have been designed as a sanctuary that can be enjoyed from outside and inside. Bustling with beautiful plants and flowers that have been chosen by the residents, families like to spend time with their loved ones in this oasis of green space.
The garden is used daily in all but the coldest months, where residents can help with growing herbs and vegetables that are used by the kitchen team, and collecting fresh eggs laid by our chickens.
Many of the downstairs bedrooms have direct access to the gardens, where residents can tend their own plants or simply relax on their sun patio.
In the summer months, many activities take place in the fresh air under the shade of colourful parasols.
Activities Coordinator Suzanne Meadows was recognised at the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association (GCPA) awards, by winning the Making a Difference for Dementia category.
Suzanne and her team were recognised for the development of the dementia-friendly sensory garden, and making a difference to people living with dementia, demonstrating ‘high-level expertise and delivering real outcomes.’
Wentworth Court also won first prize and was awarded with a trophy at the final Cheltenham in Bloom Awards.
Our light and airy upstairs lounge provides a spacious and comfortable space for music and dance performances.
We sometimes use the room to screen films, catering to all tastes which provides an opportunity to socialise, stimulate memories and facilitate conversation.
Residents regularly enjoy performances in the lounge from professional musicians and dancers, where interaction and involvement is very much encouraged. We are also delighted to host choirs from local schools who enjoy performing for our residents.
The salon at Wentworth Court offers hairdressing, manicures, pedicures, facials and other pampering treats.
We see the evidence of how soothing treatments can aid relaxation and encourage residents to take an active role in their well-being.
“The care and personal attention my 95 year-old father received at Wentworth Court during his year-long stay was excellent. There was never a shortage of staff to attend to his complex needs. They were always cheerful and attentive, a point father always used to make.
“I now appreciate this type of care is far more demanding than most people realise and takes a special kind of person to deal with dementia sufferers.”