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Ms Michelle Amesbury
Telephone 0800 0854287
Welcome to Selkirk House, Plymouth
Anchor's Selkirk House in Plymstock is a trusted provider of residential care for elderly people, and we offer specialised services for elderly people who have dementia and physical disabilities.
Our care home’s well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle, adapting as your needs change.
At Selkirk House activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering with our catering team preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Set in a town location, in its own beautiful grounds, Selkirk House care home is close to local services and amenities, such as a shopping centre and community centre.
Come and visit us at any time. We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.
Selkirk House is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide social care. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Selkirk House has single en-suite rooms and a few larger en-suite rooms for couples with lovely views of the garden and church.
Our home is fully furnished and decorated to a high standard with a call system which ensures that help is at hand 24 hours a day.
We also have:
- Rooms with their own kitchen area
- Some rooms with views of the gardens
- A television point and connections for satellite and digital TV
- Tea-making facilities available to make drinks for you and your visitors
Other accommodation facilities include:
- Cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Safe, enclosed gardens
We encourage you to bring small personal items and furniture to enhance your room.
At Selkirk House care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential care and specialist care for residents with dementia.
We support and develop our staff on an ongoing basis to enable them to provide the highest quality care for our residents.
At our home we have:
- A library
- A ‘pets are welcome’ policy by arrangement with the Manager
- A hairdressing salon
- A lift to upper floors
- A personal laundry service
- A pay telephone or the facility for a private telephone line in each room
- Regular religious services and meetings should you wish to take part
- Newspapers which can be ordered and delivered daily to your room
- Wheelchair access and car parking
- Plymstock town centre is 1.5 miles away and Plymouth city centre is 5 miles away, and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is Derriford Hospital
- Plymouth Railway Station is 7 miles away
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are under 6 miles away
We know how important mealtimes are to our residents, so we always try to make this a sociable and enjoyable experience, whilst recognising individual choice.
Selkirk House's Food Promise ensures all our menus offer freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced meals including:
- Cooked breakfast everyday
- Wholesome homemade soup everyday
- Freshly baked biscuits and cakes everyday
- Traditional Sunday Roast
- Fish and Chip Friday
- Our Chef’s Signature dishes - Chef’s Cornish Pasties and Fish and Chips Selkirk Style
- A variety of snacks available all day
Our Chefs understand the nutritional needs of older people and ensure that our meals are prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
We serve tasty, wholesome dishes and involve residents in selecting our menus at a local level. We offer daily choice of meals and cater for special dietary needs and preferences, helping keep our residents healthy and well nourished.
At Selkirk House our caring and attentive staff work with our residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures our residents individual health and care needs are met.
We know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve and this is at the heart of what we do at Selkirk House care home.
Our commitment to advanced dementia training for our staff has helped the Department of Health pass its goal of 3,000 Dignity Champions nationwide.
Our health and social care partners include:
- A GP who is available on request
- A hairdresser visits every week
- A chiropodist visits on request
- A dentist and optician local services are available
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
- Holistic therapist-visits can be arranged
Anchor endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time. Nevertheless, we all want the best we can afford – whether for ourselves or a loved one.
Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, all utility bills and meals as well as a fantastic range of daily activities.
At Anchor we pride ourselves on offering a truly tailored approach to care and therefore need to fully understand your needs to provide you with an accurate fee estimate. Please call us to discuss your specific care needs today. Alternatively we welcome you to visit us to discuss your situation face-to-face.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees
Meet the team
At Selkirk House, Plymouth, you're in good hands.
At Selkirk House we have a caring team of well qualified professionals, passionate about what they do and dedicated to ensuring our residents always feel confident that they can rely on a friendly face and helping hand 24-hours a day. We encourage visits to Selkirk House so you can meet our team and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on and ask any questions you may have. It is important to us that you make the right decision and are happy with your choice of new home.
Care Home Manager
"As Home Manager I take great pride in every aspect of the service we provide at Selkirk House. Everyone here has a person-centred and caring outlook with emphasis on choice. We offer individually tailored care, excellent home cooked food, a variety of activities and plenty of good company. Here at Selkirk, we have a whole team of staff waiting to meet you and help with anything you may need."
"As a care manager at one of Anchor’s care homes, I can honestly say we are fully supported to provide the best care for our residents. We’re on hand 24 hours a day with a smile and ready to answer any questions you may have. My role as care manager is to support our residents’ transition to care and ensure everyone involved in the process feels supported and has choice."
"I always ensure we have the freshest ingredients and a great variety of choice, so our residents are always more than satisfied. We hold themed lunches, garden parties and BBQ’s throughout the year, always with the resident’s preferences in mind. I look forward to meeting you and your family."
James Michael Kazer
"I am always here to help new residents and their families feel relaxed and comfortable when they come into our home. Why not pop in and have a chat and see what we have on offer."
"As Home Administrators we are the first point of contact for many of the residents’ families at Selkirk House. We understand that choosing a care home can be a daunting process but we’re here to help in any way we can and make it as easy as possible."
"The Home Administration team here at Selkirk have plenty of experience dealing with contracts and funding. Any questions regarding finance we are always more than happy to give advice. The team here take great pride in their work and we encourage everyone to pop in and have a look."
Our care home has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who organises and arranges a variety of opportunities for our residents to enjoy daily activities in our home and in the local community. We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Residents preferred activities, interests and ability are discussed when they move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled. Our residents’ suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process. We organise supervised day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest as well as social events in the home, including themed restaurant evenings, arts and crafts, quizzes and regular entertainers.
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|Film club||Games afternoon|
I have been here for 17 years over that time Selkirk House has greatly improved keeping up with the times. Selkirk House's greatest assets is the … Read more
I would recommend Selkirk House to anyone. It is hygienic and doesn't smell, the food was good. I am well looked after and receive excellent car … Read more
I have been a resident here at Selkirk House for a few months and find the staff and facilities good. At first when I moved here I found it very daunt … Read more
The staff at Selkirk House have made Mum's transition to a Care Home very straightforward and it is a great comfort to know she is so happy and w … Read more
My mother-in-law, Nina Burridge, was previously in a smaller care home, where, although she was happy and cared for, was in the opposite part of the c … Read more
My Aunt stayed at Selkirk House for a period of sadly only 2 months prior to her death. Her experience however could not have been better. Selkirk hou … Read more
A very well run home. Staff helpful and caring. Clean, bright and cheerful. As near to one's home as possible. … Read more
I cannot recommend this home highly enough. … Read more
I think Selkirk House is excellent. When you hear of other care homes, I am very thankful. … Read more
My mother was a resident at Selkirk House form Oct 2009 - Dec 2009 and my aunt has now been a resident here for two years. Over seven years that I … Read more
“The staff of this establishment are wonderful! Helpful and friendly." … Read more