Our Home

Amberwood House is a home which combines relaxation and refinement in the heart of the bustling town of Ferndown. It is a place where residents can experience an everyday richness, whether it be through walking amongst the award-winning gardens, relaxing in the beautifully-appointed reception rooms, or enjoying the superb, homemade cuisine.

The home is part of Colten Care, an independent and family-run company determined to set the highest standards in all aspects of care for the elderly. With our simple, all-inclusive pricing structure, there are no hidden extras or non-refundable deposits.

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Independent Reviews

Our residents and their families have reviewed us independently on carehome.co.uk:

9.8

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Review score from 33 reviews.

You can also read our resident letters and testimonials

Latest News

  • Highcliffe Cliffhanger Cafe
    20 September 2018

    Residents enjoyed tea and cake at Highcliffe Cliffhanger Cafe on a very windy afternoon

  • Cooks Club
    10 September 2018

    Today residents enjoyed making blueberry muffins with chef Lorna

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Our Gallery

We do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents. Amberwood House benefits from elegant interior design, thought through to offer a stimulating, practical and relaxing environment.

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Our Garden

We pride ourselves on our beautiful and stimulating gardens. We recognise that many of our residents had such gardens themselves, and that gardening may have been a special pastime for them. We like to think that we can offer residents the opportunity to continue that pastime in whatever way they feel appropriate.

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Colten Champions

Every year, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of the team members across the Colten group who consistently deliver above and beyond expectations. Colleagues, residents, and their relatives can all put forward their nominations, before the finalists are invited to a glittering gala ceremony at Bournemouth's Highcliff Marriott Hotel, hosted by none other than TV's Dr Hilary Jones.

We are very happy to say Barbara Brierley, one of our nurses here at Amberwood House, won the 'Caring Excellence' award this year, with the judges commending her on her natural warmth, commitment and consistently high standards.

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Caring Without Plastic

Colten Care has become the first major provider in the UK's private care home sector to begin a group-wide reduction of single-use plastic. This is a significant move given the care sector's traditionally high use of plastic in clinical services, person-centred care and infection control.

Here at Amberwood House, not only are we supporting all of the central initiatives, but we are also working closely with residents and relatives to seek other ways our home can reduce our consumption of plastic. If you have any ideas or suggestions which could help us in our plastic-free drive, please do get in touch.

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Our Charity 2018

Last year, Colten Care raised a fantastic £32,815.19 for various charities, with Amberwood House contributing £1,104.20. This year, our home will be supporting Caring Canines and Macmillan Caring Locally.