Avon Reach is a residential and nursing care home in the historic town of Christchurch, Dorset. Just a short walk from the beautiful Mudeford Quay, our home brings in the relaxed and calming charm of the local seaside, to create a welcoming and homely environment for our residents.
Focussing on an individualised approach to care with a wonderful 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 Avon Reach 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.” – Ruth Wildman – Home Manager
The residents and staff of our care home in Christchurch are a family, making memories with each other every day. We are living life to our full capabilities, with positivity, empathy, compassion and respect.
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.
Avon Reach 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.
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.
Although Avon Reach 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.
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 Avon Reach. Here are some of their recent highlights.
“Hi Ruth and all your team, Wow- the Christmas Gala dinner was fantastic, what a lovely day you all put on- everybody must have worked very hard to put it together. Thank you very much.”
“We enjoyed our tea and cake with you all yesterday. Thank you for the invite”
“I was just with Dad in his new home when he received a letter in the post from you. He was so thrilled that you took the time to write to him and he was very pleased to hear from you. He then spent the next 10 minutes telling me what a decent chap you are and how wonderful Avon Reach had been. He doesn’t really like his new home and he thinks the whole place is a complete “shambles” and nothing they do is a patch on how things were in Mudeford! It’s a transition and I’m sure he will eventually settle in. The staff seem lovely and the home is new so it’s all very good. But it doesn’t have the warm touch and social buzz that Avon Reach had and I’m sure that will take time. Thanks for everything you all did for him, we are very appreciative and grateful.”
“Thank you so much for my overnight stay at Avon Reach. Mum had a great evening and it was so nice to avoid the drive home in the dark.”
“Care and organisation were quite outstanding and well beyond my expectations.”
“I received a very warm welcome from everybody; my bedroom suited me admirally, and the facilities offered were of a good standard. The food was good and the chef even visited my room to discuss my preferences. The manager’s attitude to staff and residents alike was outstanding, and this sets the whole tone of the place. You must be congratulated!”
Finding the right care home for a loved one is about trust. At Avon Reach, you can be confident in the quality of care we provide.