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418 – 424, RINGWOOD ROAD, FERNDOWN, DORSET, BH22 9AX

Welcome to Amberwood House in Ferndown

Amberwood House is an ‘Outstanding’ rated residential and nursing home in Ferndown. Where luxury meets health and social care of the highest standards, our home provides a warm, safe and friendly environment where our residents feel right at home.

Focussing on an individualised approach to care with a wonderful and long standing team that are more like family, we strive to make a positive impact on our residents lives each and every day.

Every photo you’ll see on this website is of real residents and staff, because the quality of life at Amberwood House is not just a promise, it’s a reality.

“We do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents, making it a place they can call home.” – Diane Nicholls, Home Manager

This is Us

The residents and staff of our Ferndown care home are a family, making memories with each other every day. We are living life to our full capabilities, with positivity, empathy, compassion and respect.

Jim searching for his next triple word score during giant Scrabble

Jim searching for his next triple word score during giant Scrabble

Marjorie laughing and chatting away.

Marjorie laughing and chatting away.

Companion Sharon sat with Jackie during a popular singing activity.

Companion Sharon sat with Jackie during a popular singing activity.

Mary with her Ladybird balloon made with Chris the balloon modeller

Mary with her Ladybird balloon made with Chris the balloon modeller

Pat and Health Care Assistant, Cat, arranging flowers for our dining room

Pat and Health Care Assistant, Cat, arranging flowers for our dining room

Margery celebrating her 101st Birthday

Margery celebrating her 101st Birthday

Valerie teaching our waitress, Katy, how to knit

Valerie teaching our waitress, Katy, how to knit

Valerie and Jackie enjoying the sunshine in the garden

Valerie and Jackie enjoying the sunshine in the garden

World Book Day reads for Pat

World Book Day reads for Pat

Marjorie ready to attend her granddaughter's wedding

Marjorie ready to attend her granddaughter’s wedding

Margaret & Shirley taking part in a quiz

Margaret & Shirley taking part in a quiz

An afternoon dance with Katie and Shirley

An afternoon dance with Katie and Shirley

OUR NURSING CARE SETS US APART


We employ our own nurses

It is inevitable that, sooner or later, most elderly care residents will need nursing care, yet over the last decade, we have seen many care home operators move away from offering nursing care, relying instead on visiting community nurses.

At Amberwood House, we have always believed that nursing is an intrinsic part of elderly care, and that as a care home, we have a moral obligation to provide our residents with whatever care they need, whenever they need it.

 

Reassurance 24 hours a day, seven days a week

You can’t put a price on peace of mind. We employ highly-skilled nurses to be on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that our residents can enjoy their homely surroundings, vibrant atmosphere and beautiful gardens with the reassurance that should they require nursing assistance at any time of the day or night, it’s not only available immediately, it’s provided by nurses they know, and who know them.

Your Care Services

Nursing Care

Amberwood House nurses are available for all residents, at all times. We believe that’s the bedrock of a safe and happy home, providing nurse-led care to manage complex medical conditions, whilst ensuring all residents can stay within their familiar and comfortable home setting should their care needs change.

Assisted Care

Our care teams assist with all aspects of daily living for our residents, from personal care to taking regular medications, working flexibly to promote independence providing support to maintain the physical care and comfort of residents.

Residential Care

Our residential care service is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxed home environment where home maintenance, laundry, cooking and housekeeping are taken care of on your behalf.

Short Stay & Respite

We offer the same high quality care services enjoyed by our long-term residents on a short-term basis. Whether it’s for a short period of recovery, a respite break or simply a trial run for those looking for a permanent move, we offer a home from home where residents can live their life, their way.

Dementia Care

Although Amberwood House is not a dementia home, we are committed to supporting our residents to live meaningful and fulfilled lives, and that includes those living with the earlier stages of dementia or cognitive impairment.

End Of Life

We want people to live well with us, making the most of every single day. If that means being together until the end of life, we want our residents to die well with dignity with family around, in familiar surroundings with staff they know well.

Wish you were here!

We aim to make every day worth writing about, and our residents enjoy keeping loved ones up to date with what they’ve been up to at Amberwood House. Here are some of their recent highlights.

09 May 2024

The Barefoot Garden Club

Lyn, our gardener, had the best idea today during our gardening club: walking ‘barefoot’ on the perfect lawn. As we…
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29 Apr 2024

Our Donation of Blankets to the Cats Rehoming Centre

Our residents at Amberwood House, past and present, have been knitting squares in all colours and patterns for a while…
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22 Apr 2024

Baskets and Blooms

We have been getting more and more involved in garden activities with our gardener Lyn lately. After conversations with her,…
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18 Apr 2024

Spring Walks in Our Garden

The sun was shining, so we thought we should make the most if it! We have had so much rain…
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11 Apr 2024

National Pet Day

We celebrated ‘National Pet Day’ in the best possible way, we had a home visit from Teacher Creatures with hands…
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04 Apr 2024

Here’s one we made earlier

International Carrot Day is celebrated all round the world on the 4th April. We wanted to start planting fruit and…
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Daughter of Resident from Amberwood House

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“Thank you very much for taking care of Muma during her stay with you and also for the support you gave me during this difficult time.”

Relatives of Resident From Amberwood House

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“Thank you all so much for the outstanding care and love that she received in your care. You gave her peace in her final years and we are very grateful to you all.”

Children of resident at Amberwood House

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“A very big thank you for the time you all spent making my Mum comfortable in her short time with you. You made her last few days especially comfortable for her.”

Respite resident at Amberwood House

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“Thank you very, very much to each and every one of you at Amberwood House for all the help and kindness shown to me during my two week stay with you.”

Son of Resident at Amberwood House

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“My mother settled into Amberwood House really quickly and has no regrets about leaving her home. The staff have been lovely and have really catered for all her needs. The rooms and communal areas are clean and tidy and well-maintained. I would definitely recommend Amberwood House.”

David, Son of Resident at Amberwood House

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“The best decision I made for my mum was placing her in Colten. From the top management to the part-time staff. Everyone’s focus is on the resident. Nothing is too much trouble for all staff whether it’s medical, activities meals or just a chat. I have been so impressed with how the relatives are kept informed of medical conditions or just chat about anything I wish to discuss with them. If you are considering a care home for a friend or relative please talk to the management and staff at Amberwood. It will be the best move you make for your loved one.”

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How we’re doing

Finding the right care home for a loved one is about trust. At Amberwood House, you can be confident in the quality of care we provide.

CQC Rating: Outstanding

Amberwood House

CQC Overall Rating

Outstanding

21 June 2019

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FAQ

Amberwood House offers residential care, assisted living, nursing care and palliative care for older people in Ferndown, Dorset.

For those looking for specialist dementia care in Dorset, we have two sister homes who are dedicated to meeting the needs of people living with dementia.

The Aldbury Dedicated Dementia Care Home in Poole, Dorset

Fernhill Dedicated Dementia Care Home in Ferndown, Dorset

The CQC overall rating for Amberwood House is “Outstanding”.

Amberwood House has 54 ensuite rooms, spacious lounge areas, a café, fully equipped hair salon, and popular garden area, as well as a minibus for trips to the local area.

Yes, find more about our other care homes in the local area.

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