Borrage House care home
Welcome to Borrage House
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Anchor's Borrage House in Ripon is a trusted provider of care for elderly people, and we offer support for older people who have residential and dementia care needs.
Our care home’s well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle.
At Borrage 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 chef preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Set in a quiet city location, in its own beautiful grounds, Borrage House care home is close to local services and amenities, such as the North Yorkshire Moors and the beauty spots of Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey.
In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with 60 years of experience.
We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.
My mother has been a resident at Borrage House Care Home for two years plus and in all that time, she has received kind, caring and loving attention. Borrage House Care Home has a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the staff are always most obliging and helpful. We, as a family, are very happy and grateful that our mother is safe and well … looked after at Borrage House.
14 Nov 2023
My husband, who has Alzheimer's, and I cannot thank or recommend Borage House enough. He spent his first-ever respite care there last week, and the care, attention, food etc, he received were excellent. The staff were attentive, caring, obliging and very genuine - even the chef took time to sit and chat with him. He was treated continually with t… he utmost respect. The room was light, well fitted out, clean and airy; in fact, one of the staff went to the trouble of changing the curtains before he arrived so that they were more suitable for a man. The staff took time to listen to my concerns before he spent his first days there and took as much time as I needed to explain and reassure me. I felt able to contact them at any time. We both feel more able to look to the future, knowing Borage is there for us. Our most sincere thanks and appreciation to you all. May you continue your much-needed and excellent work.
05 Sep 2023
My Mum arrived early July at Borrage House after a long battle with frailty and poor mobility, for her safety as a family we chose Borrage House. We were very reluctant to make the decision but so pleased we chose Borrage House after doing lots of research of care homes in the area. Mum has settled in well and is doing so much better. She is well c… ared for, has a lovely room and loves the food! The staff are caring and helpful from the cleaners to the carers, the admin and the management. As a family we now have peace of mind and that is priceless for us. If Mum is happy then so are we. I absolutely recommend anyone to consider Borrage House and their wonderful team if they find themselves in the position of looking for a care facility that really does focus on care of their family members.
04 Sep 2023
Mum was in Borrage House for nearly ten years. She was happy and settled there, mainly due to the dedication of the staff and the consideration of Mum's needs. The activities she enjoyed most were the weekly quiz and the visits from the animals and birds. When it came time for her passing, the carers provided support above and beyond their call o… f duty. They created a calm and peaceful environment in her room, which was a comfort for our family. We would highly recommend Borrage House.
01 Sep 2023
Our mother recently joined Borrage House, having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She has been taken under the wing of the staff who have been very kind and welcoming. The communication has been great and we can go and visit whenever we like. The staff are respectful and friendly to residents and the activities they do are well thought out and enga… ging. It was a difficult decision to put her into a care home but we couldn't have chosen a better place for her. A real home from home where she is safe and very well looked after.
30 Jun 2023
Mum has been looked after by Borrage for over 8 years and we could not have found a happier and more comfortable home to suit Mum’s needs both medical and for day-to-day care. The staff throughout that period have been diligent, friendly and cheerful even when Mum could sometimes be quite awkward. Their ongoing communication especially with the m… anager has been so helpful at often difficult times. I would happily recommend Ripon Anchor Home.
10 May 2023
Our step-mum was a resident of Borrage House for five years, sadly she had been diagnosed with dementia, just annoying to her at first, but as things progressed she needed more and more help to maintain a lifestyle of some dignity and comfort. All of this was provided by an excellent team of carers. She was a determined and outspoken lady who had b… een an R.A.F. officer, but at all times she was shown utmost respect and understanding. No more praise can be given for her care. Finally when it came time to say goodbye, once again the carers rose to the occasion and provided a calm and peaceful setting in her own room. Again words cannot say our thanks.
17 Apr 2023
Features of Borrage House
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hairdressing salon
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Huntington's disease
- Dementia care
- Convalescence care
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
- Nutrition and hydration stations
- Private dining area
Life at Borrage House
At Borrage House care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential care.
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 monthly library that offers a wide variety of books including large print books, videos and DVDs
- A ‘pets are welcome’ policy by arrangement with the Manager
- A hairdressing salon
- A lift to upper floors
- A personal laundry facility and laundry service
- A public pay telephone and 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
- A VW Vista Maxilife car for taking residents out
- Borrage House city centre is 1/2 of a mile away and can be reached either by taxi or by walking
- Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey, both local beauty spots, are 3 miles away
- The nearest hospital is Ripon Community Hospital
- Harrogate Railway Station is 15 miles away
- A swimming pool, leisure centre, bowling green, golf course and supermarket are under one mile away
Borrage House is a unique, Victorian building which has been thoroughly modernised and adapted to provide social care. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Borrage House provides single en-suite rooms. All rooms have a lovely view of the well kept gardens.
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 en-suite facilities with hand basin and toilet
- Rooms have a television point and connections for satellite and digital TV
Other attractions include:
- Two small, cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Large lounge with capacity for the home's well-planned activity programme
- Five bathrooms and a shower room specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Safe, enclosed well kept gardens with patio, pergola and sitting areas
- In house mobile shop that sells confectionery, toiletries and greeting cards which have been hand-made by our residents
We encourage you to bring small personal items to enhance your room.
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.
Borrage House's Food Promise ensures all our menus offer freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced meals including:
- Cooked breakfast every day
- Wholesome homemade soup everyday
- Freshly baked biscuits and cakes everyday
- Traditional Sunday Roast
- Fish and Chips weekly
- 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.
Our care home 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 (wherever possible). 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.
|Living stories||Church service||Scrabble||Ipad activities|
|Reminiscence activities||Armchair exercises||One-to-one chit chat||Communion (monthly - Thursday)|
|One-to-one chit chat||Entertainment afternoon (monthly)||Dominoes||Music session|
|Hairdresser||Reminiscence activities||Pamper session||Reminiscence activities|
|Quiz||Armchair exercises||Fish & chip lunch||Music session|
|Ipad activities||Quiz||Ipad activities||Resident's Choice|
|Morning Walk||Sunday Roast||Afternoon Stroll||Word games|
At Borrage 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 Borrage 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:
- 3 local GP practices who are available on request
- A hairdresser visits every week
- A chiropodist visits on request
- A dentist and optician who visit the home on request
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
We 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.
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, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. In an Anchor care home our weekly charge includes:
- cost of personal care
- utilities e.g. heating and light
- all resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- laundry undertaken on the premises
- television licence, including for person use
- housekeeping services.
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees, however we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- professional hairdressing
- personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- personal purchases such as stationery, confectionery, toiletries etc.
- clothing, shoes and slippers
- dry cleaning
- private telephone line rental and calls and cable connections.
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, we can also arrange for the following healthcare services to be provided, these will be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- other privately arranged healthcare
- care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments.
No upfront deposit is required at any of Anchor’s care homes to secure a room.
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
We are currently offering you an opportunity for two weeks’ free stay when you move into one of our participating care homes on a permanent basis. Click here to find out more and read the full details of the terms and conditions of this offer.
We pride ourselves on making sure we understand your loved one – their likes and dislikes, hopes and passions – so you can be sure they enjoy a special and lasting welcome at Anchor. Because your loved ones are our loved ones.
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To start your enquiry simply click 'Enquire now' at the top of the page and either call us or complete an online enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like, such as sample menus and activity schedules.
Whether you’re looking to stay with us permanently, or for a short break, we’d be delighted to take you on a show round of the home in person. Simply book a visit with the home manager once you’ve made your enquiry.
If you or your loved one doesn’t live nearby or are unable to visit in person we can provide a virtual show round. Either way, we’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet our friendly team.
We hope you decide that following your visit that you or your loved one would like to move into the home, in which case we’ll organise a pre-assessment to make sure we can meet all your care needs.
Our friendly onsite team will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved-one know exactly what to expect and feel confident, safe and welcomed when coming to live with us.
Before you move in, we will find out if there are any of your possessions that you wish us to place in your room before you arrive. Please bring your family photographs and most treasured possessions to help make your room your home.
We understand how important visits are for everyone and we welcome regular visits from family and friends. We also actively support our residents to enjoy visits away from the care home.
Each of our homes is different and the manager of the care home you’re interested in will provide all the information you need around visiting.
8 Borrage Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2PZ
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