Linwood care home
Welcome to Linwood
Move-in offers available
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Anchor's Linwood care home in Thames Ditton 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 Linwood, 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 in its own beautiful grounds, Linwood care home is close to local services and amenities, such as shops, pubs and a doctors surgery.
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.
Because of the urgency of finding my mother a home placement and my lack of visiting other homes in the past, I did not know what to expect at Linwood. I have been very impressed with the care, kindness, patience and understanding that everyone has shown towards my mother and, indeed, towards myself and my family members. I think that many at Linwo… od have gone above and beyond on some occasions. I am also aware that the amount of paperwork, inspections and rules to follow cannot be easy to accomplish in such a busy home. Well done to all.
27 Nov 2023
My mother has been made to feel very welcome. She is treated very well, with kind and considerate care. The staff are very kind and caring, always taking great care of the residents. They have plenty of activities which they can join in if they want to. She is quite happy here and has made some friends. Altogether, the home has a happy, carin… g attitude.
21 Nov 2023
Mum is treated with respect and dignity. Staff are so very helpful and occasionally when I drop to see her, she is always having a laugh with her carer.
09 Oct 2023
My mother-in-law was at Linwood for nearly four years and she was very well cared for by the staff. It is a lovely home with a wonderful atmosphere and the staff are amazing. She was always clean and tidy and well looked after. They welcomed my mother-in-law back after a long hospital stay where she was put on an end of life care plan. The staff … did everything they could to enable her to return, for which we will always be grateful, even though she had many additional needs. She wanted to go back to Linwood and we were so pleased this was able to happen. Everyone was incredible and looked after her so well during this very difficult time until she passed away in May 2023. They were very kind and always kept in touch regarding her well-being and were a great support to us. I would highly recommend Linwood Care Home.
04 Oct 2023
The most loving and beautiful environment, they are like family. Staff are fantastic and nurturing and they look after Mum so well. They are fantastic with Dad too, when he comes to visit. Very personal and sympathetic. Love this place.
21 Sep 2023
The staff at Linwood cared for our mother. They were so lovely and treated her with respect. The home was always spotless and clean. They always kept us informed and updated us on any concerns they had. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Linwood as a care home for your loved ones. After her passing, they were extremely supportive and sincerely sorry… to not be caring for her anymore.
07 Sep 2023
The management and staff have always been very professional. They always contact me if there are any issues regarding my mother. They are always very pleasant and always have time to talk and discuss matters with me when I/they need to. They go out of their way to ensure my mother has the best possible care. If she needs anything they always let… us know. As she is elderly and has dementia she can be extremely challenging at times but they always do their best to settle her. She always appears content, happy, clean and well-groomed. Her room is always very clean as well as the home itself. My mother has a very difficult, controlling demanding partner who thinks he knows the best for my mother and they deal with him in a very professional manner. They always state that my mother is their priority and will always do what is best for her even when he thinks he is correct. We sadly had to remove my mother from her home as she needed a lot more care and attention.
04 Sep 2023
Features of Linwood
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Dementia care
- Personalised care plans
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
Life at Linwood
At Linwood care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential care and specialist care for older people 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 ‘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 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
- Kingston town centre is five miles away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is Kingston
- Thames Ditton Railway Station is half a mile away
- A cinema, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are under three miles away
Linwood is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide residential care. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Linwood has single en-suite rooms, some with lovely views of the 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:
- 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 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.
Linwood'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 dish - Chef’s Tiramisu
- 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 Linwood 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 Linwood 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 are available.
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement with the GP
- 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
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.
9 Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0BS
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