Millfield care home, Waterhead
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Anchor's Millfield care home in Oldham is a trusted provider of residential 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 you to maintain your chosen lifestyle.
At Millfield, 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.
Situated between Oldham and Saddleworth, Millfield is set in its own beautiful grounds. Our home is close to local services and amenities, including shops and a bus terminus.
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 mum recently needed two weeks of respite care, and after viewing several homes in the area, Millfield stood out as the exceptional choice. During her staff, she was very well looked after. The entertainment manager encourages her daily to take part in activities, and staff members take her for her meals. The staff, without exception, were amaz… ing, very caring, chatty and professional.
14 Nov 2023
My 93-year-old mum-in-law needed respite care as we were going away she had never been in care before as we as a family had always been able to look after her. All staff were fantastic with her in particular three members of staff. The food was delicious (believe me she would have been a harsh critic) and her comments coming home were “all of the s… taff were kindness itself “.
06 Nov 2023
Millfiled are really looking after my mum who has vascular dementia. The staff manage to keep her engaged by involving her in the many activities they work tirelessly on. Last month was Spanish day, when the care home emulated being in Spain, with tapas for dinner too! I hold my hat off to all the staff there, as I can't imagine how difficult it mu… st be. Thank you and keep up the good work.
18 Oct 2023
My aunt has been a resident at Millfield for almost a year and it is now very much her home. Whilst I don't always have much time to visit it's great to still feel involved with life at Millfield. The home administrator has been a wonderful and most welcome point of contact throughout and every month sends out their regular monthly magazine "What A… Palaver!". This helps keep families and friends informed of the many goings on at Millfield. There's quite a lot happening (an understatement!) and it's lovely to see the photos and info which provide a welcome insight into daily life. Virtual cruises, film nights, visits by pets, and trips out etc! The home administrator also keeps everyone up to speed with invitations to regular family meetings, the minutes are sent out to everyone regardless of whether you attend. Also there are invitations to social events where you are invited to spend time with relatives for Christmas or the Coronation which is a very nice thoughtful touch.
09 Oct 2023
We recently discovered that our mum's long-lost cousin was also a resident at Millfield, and the staff arranged a get-together between mum, her cousin, her cousin's daughter and me. I had never met them before, but I had a lovely time getting to know them and Mum, who has dementia, managed to remember some of their mutual family members. The kitche… n staff provided us with a lovely high tea, which was such a thoughtful gesture and beautifully presented. This is yet another example of how helpful and accommodating the staff at Millfield are.
18 Sep 2023
15 months on from joining, I am still very happy with the home because Mum continues to feel very happy and loved in her surroundings. It is expensive and inflation has hit us hard this year but the staff are wonderful with Mum - friendly, fun and respectful and they bring out the very best in her in a way I have not seen in a long time. We are kep… t updated on home events, personal correspondence from the various government agencies involved and staff are more than happy to let Mum use their mobile phones so we can arrange impromptu video calls together and are happy to pop out and buy Mum some outside items as required. Thank you to all the amazing staff at Millfield - you make such a massive difference to the residents and their relatives.
27 Jul 2023
Our mum was at Millfield for 5 years. Although we felt instantly at ease, Mum did not. It took time and patience to coax her, but staff persevered and Mum came to love them, especially her key worker. She also adored the music, as well as chatting with staff about her life. Things were not always perfect but we learned how to resolve issues - find… the right person to ask. Difficult times arrived, Mum became frailer and the staff went from caring to amazing: they had to make many judgements about Mum's health. On one occasion, the hospital said there was nothing else to be done but Millfield agreed she could return. Everybody rallied round and when we arrived, staff were helping her to eat and stand up. Determination won through and she had another year of life for us all to enjoy. After her final illness, staff continued to support us and were there to pay their final respects when the cortege left Millfield. Our final words - a wonderful staff, an amazing home.
02 Jul 2023
Features of Millfield
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Dementia care
- Personalised care plans
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
Life at Millfield
At Millfield 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 holistic therapy room
- 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
- 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
- Oldham town centre is 3 miles away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is The Royal Oldham Hospital
- Metro link station
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are nearby
Millfield is a unique, purpose-built residence, which was designed to provide social care. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Millfield has 37 single, en-suite rooms. Many of the rooms have lovely views of the gardens and surrounding 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
- 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.
Millfield'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
- 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 Millfield, 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 Millfield.
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
- 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
At Millfield 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 Millfield 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.
Ann Marie Widdowson
My name is Ann Marie and I have been the Home Administrator here at Millfield since 2007. I am a key lead for Marketing and Enquiries for the home and always provide a warm welcome. I have a very strong commitment to the home and work within our team to ensure the standards we provide are to their highest. We offer safety, support and stimulation for our customers. We aim to provide an environment which enhances the quality of life for both customers and their families.
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.
618-622 Huddersfield Road, Waterhead, Oldham, Lancashire, OL4 3NN
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