Gills Top care home, Grassington
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Anchor's Gills Top care home in Grassington 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 Gills Top, 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 Manager preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Set in a quiet location, Gills Top care home is close to local services and amenities. These include newsagents, a post office, mobile library and a selection of shops, restaurants and hotels. There are excellent bus services to historical Skipton, Ilkley and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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.
Mum has now been in Gills Top for 5 weeks. The service and care we have experienced as a family is beyond words, from the time we had the introductory meeting through to the present. Nothing is too much trouble! Mum had blackouts when she first arrived which facilitated a medication review which hasn't been done in years and now fingers crossed her… health has improved. Regarding personal care, Mum is more than happy with the support she gets, allowing her both independence and dignity whilst stepping in when help is required. The activities are wide-ranging including external singers, flower arranging, pamper sessions, cooking, through to a wide range of crafts; Halloween was very special. The family also love the social media page which keeps us up to speed with the activities of the day. Big shout out to the handyman who has helped with personalising Mum's room and to the management team. Last but not least the food is excellent, all freshly cooked with a wide variety of seasonal produce.
20 Nov 2023
Over the past two years, on a regular basis my husband has received respite care at Gills Top. His care has always been exemplary and I have previously written a review to that effect. As I had injured my back in July of this year and was unable to care for my husband at home, he was admitted to Gills Top. Sadly, he died there at the end of August.… I feel I must write another review in respect of myself as well as my husband - as usual the care he received was exemplary - all the staff at Gills Top are super friendly, wonderfully caring, amazingly patient and nothing is too much trouble. For the last ten days of his stay there, my husband was on end of life care and I was with him throughout that period. During that emotionally draining time I was totally cared for myself and indeed given accommodation so that I could be there for my husband on a continuous basis. I wish to thank all of the staff for being there for me as well as my husband. Keep up the good work - you’re all absolutely brilliant.
12 Oct 2023
My mother went to Gills Top for one week of respite care and spent the next eight years their because she liked it so much. Mum was always very complimentary about the staff and the excellent care she received. Very professional and well managed, she regarded them as friends as well as carers. They would often come and chat with Mum, share a joke o… r two and have a laugh. She liked that and also the company of the other residents. Mum was also very complimentary about the food and she looked forward to meal times. I did not hear one complaint in eight years. The home is in a great location and most rooms have splendid views over the dales. I was always made to feel welcome on my visits and it was particularly comforting when I left to know that my mother was in a safe place and being well cared for.
19 Sep 2023
I arrived at Gills Top after being in hospital for 12 weeks. It was sudden and I had been very ill at the time, I have found all the carers helpful and compassionate and caring at Gills Top. As time went on, I personally' analysed' the food after teaching other people about food and nutrition in older people. The cooking of the food varies because… of the dislikes and likes of the residents. I was falling a lot at first when I came into Gills Top and had no understanding of why, GP looked into this and I was happy with the outcome because I'm not falling anymore. The programme entertainment is excellent and it varies, Gills Top take us out into the village to have coffee and cake and also to see the calendar girls' musical outings. We are encouraged to enjoy the garden in the sunshine, it's peaceful.
14 Sep 2023
The staff are great here and always friendly, never too busy to talk or answer questions. They interact well with the residents and visitors. Always cheerful, no matter how busy they are. They always keep you informed of events or appointments to what's happening. A very friendly and warm environment to be in.
10 Jul 2023
Happy with everything, happy with the staff. It should be an outstanding home. The food portion is a little small but the food is excellent. Happy all-round.
10 Jul 2023
Gills Top Care Home is friendly, very clean and welcoming and the staff are great. When Mum first arrived, straight from hospital, for respite care, the carers helped get her to her room and immediately asked if she wanted tea and biscuits - which were promptly provided, making Mum feel much better immediately. The food is freshly prepared and ther… e is always a choice and the cake is excellent! Nothing is too much trouble and Mum is settling in nicely.
26 Jun 2023
Features of Gills Top
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hairdressing salon
- Communal iPad
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Dementia care
- Convalescence care
- Parkinson's disease
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
- Nutrition and hydration stations
- Private dining area
Life at Gills Top
At Gills Top 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 library
- A ‘pets are welcome’ policy by arrangement with the Manager
- A shop for small items
- A hairdressing salon
- A lift to upper floors
- A personal laundry facility and laundry service
- A private telephone line in each room and pay telephone facilities
- 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
- Skipton town centre is nine miles away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is Airedale Hospital
- Skipton Railway Station is ten miles away
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are under nine miles away
Gills Top is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide residential care. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Gills Top has single en-suite rooms some of which have lovely views of the gardens and countryside.
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:
- Some rooms with views of the gardens
- Some rooms open directly onto 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
- A guest suite available for family and friends to stay overnight
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Safe, enclosed gardens
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.
Gills Top'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.
At Gills Top 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 Gills Top 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 who visit the home and local services available.
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
- Holistic therapist visits can be arranged
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
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.
Scar Street, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AF
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