Selkirk House care home, Plymstock
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Anchor's Selkirk House in Plymstock 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 to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle.
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 meals 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 a community centre.
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.
Both my auntie and mother have been residents at Selkirk House. The care provided is of the highest standard. The care home is kept in an immaculate condition, the staff go about their daily tasks in an exemplary manner. Everyone is treated with care and dignity and nothing is too much trouble. The food and activities provided are top-class! Overal… l, I can highly recommend Selkirk House in every respect.
10 Nov 2023
My mum who is 93 years old and blind has been in Selkirk House since July 2023. She is always clean and dressed and we are extremely pleased with the care she receives, she goes to the dining room guided by a carer every day for meals which encourages her to eat. The staff, who are always polite and caring speak to her by name and take her hand and… say their name which is very important for someone who cannot see. Since being in Selkirk House Mum has made a friend who often sits in her room and it is so lovely to see them having tea and biscuits from the trolley together. Mum loves the activities and we were pleased to see that some have been adapted for Mum's loss of sight. The alpacas were a hit. Overall, we are really pleased with Mum's care and do not feel anxious about her now. thank you to all the friendly and welcoming staff.
10 Nov 2023
Regardless of topic, concern, question or doubt, Selkirk House and staff, all operatives, have never once given me any concern or obstacle during the decision and placement of my mother in the care home. I have never been so well supported at such a difficult time, or any time. I keep thinking there will be something I have missed, something I need… to sort - but we were all working in harmony during all this cross over and with so much generous listening, support and respect. I could not be more grateful - this is known as an excellent home for a reason - amazing. I am at peace. Thank you.
08 Nov 2023
I cannot rate the staff at Selkirk House in Plymouth highly enough. The care and consideration shown for us as a family has been exemplary. My father has been in for a period of respite and knowing that he is in such safe hands makes me and my family relax. I’ve always said that you have to be a certain type of person to be a carer and Selkirk has … some of the very best in my opinion, especially the deputy manager who, from the dad’s assessment to day-to-day care has gone above and beyond. Thank you to you all.
10 Oct 2023
I have been very impressed with the home, the staff and the care provided. Nothing appears to be too much trouble and any requests have been acted upon/answered very quickly. Mum is the happiest she has been in a long time, she feels secure and looked after. The staff appear happy and are very kind, which gives me reassurance that Mum is happy, set… tled and well cared for. Mum's move into care has worked out better than we could have hoped for.
14 Aug 2023
When I came to visit Mum today one of the team politely informed that she and a colleague were helping Mum use the bathroom. We agreed that I would wait in the corridor. Mum has Alzheimer's and sometimes doesn't make it to the loo in time. Even though Mum needed a complete change of clothes and a good freshen up, this was no bother to the care staf… f and lots of kind words and reassurance. Thank you.
01 Aug 2023
Living abroad, it has been a great concern to me to find a trustworthy home for my father, who can no longer look after himself. I am so happy I found Selkirk House. The staff are wonderful, kind and professional. I can now be at peace knowing that Daf is well cared for and all of his needs are met. He is having wonderful meals, given his medicin… e and encouraged to join in activities. The atmosphere is happy and kind. I highly recommend Selkirk House.
07 Jun 2023
Features of Selkirk 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 Selkirk House
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
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.
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.
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.
|Reminiscence activities||No activity||Card making||No activity|
|Live music||No activity||Outing||No activity|
|Knit & natter||Card making||Coffee afternoon||No activity|
|Hairdresser||Hairdresser||Ipad activities||No activity|
|Reminiscence activities||Fish & chip lunch||Bingo||No activity|
|Newspaper discussion||No activity||Quiz||No activity|
|Film club||No activity||Games afternoon||No activity|
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
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 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.
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.
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.
74 Church Road, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9BD
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