Nightingale House is located in Clapham, alongside Wandsworth Common and is home to 150 residents. This beautiful building has been added to over the years and accommodates our 6 households, each offering different care provisions. The home is situated amid carefully designed, landscaped gardens and terraces, which are greatly enjoyed by residents, their families and our staff teams.
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The care of our residents is always our first priority at Nightingale Hammerson. We offer different levels of support, enabling residents to be cared for according to their specific needs. This includes residential, nursing, dementia and palliative care. We also offer respite care, which can support an individual following a stay in hospital or if support at home is temporarily unavailable.
We focus on a Relationship Centred Care approach, highlighting the importance of meeting the needs of the resident but also addresses the needs of relatives and care teams. We recognise that quality care only happens when there are strong relationships between everyone involved in a resident’s care.
Residential care needs are specifically tailored for each resident. This may vary from basic support, personal care and medication management to more complex care needs, should these arise. Residential residents enjoy an engaging and sociable environment which will support and enable independence. This may involve inviting friends over for lunch, visiting our hair salon, joining in with our many clubs or taking part in an array of activities or trips. Or, simply, just enjoying the garden.
24 hour nursing care is available for residents with more complex health and care needs. A care plan is devised to best support the holistic needs of each resident. Residents, should they wish and are able, can still take part in our engagement activities and can enjoy many of the benefits that these bring.
We also care for those who are reaching their last days of life and can be looked after within a compassionate, caring environment that is homely and comfortable.
Our care teams are trained to ensure they have an excellent understanding of the pathologies involved in dementia care. They learn the skills needed to observe residents, their interactions with their surroundings and the impact the environment has on a resident living with dementia.
Our dementia households are carefully designed to meet the sensory needs of residents living with dementia. Every activity, engagement and interaction is carefully planned to meet their needs, all of whom will be at different stages of their journey living with dementia.
We offer respite care for those wishing to stay for a shorter time period. This may be due to rehabilitation, post-operative care, convalescence after a hospital admission or simply to offer some rest to relatives at home or when care may not be available. Nightingale Hammerson will design a specific care plan to meet the person’s needs during this period of admission, which may vary from two weeks to a few months.
One-to-one care is available, when required, for residents with complex health and social care needs, but also for companionship or therapeutic reasons. One-to-one care will carry an additional cost.
Nightingale House is a beautiful home, originally built in c.1865 and extended over the years to meet the needs of our community. The house is set within stunning landscaped gardens that are a joy for residents to walk around or to sit and relax in the sunshine. Weather permitting, we hold many an outdoor activities and the gardens give a real feel of being in the countryside.
Our onsite GP is available to all residents within our ground floor medical suite. The GP will also visit residents in their rooms, if that is easier. This service is also supported by our onsite pharmacy.
We have one of the largest therapy teams situated within a care home setting in the UK, providing easily accessible occupational therapy, physiotherapy and moving and handling support. Residents can benefit from therapies in our ground floor therapy department. The team also visit the households and residents’ rooms directly, should this be more convenient for a resident. In addition, the team offer exercise classes on the households and run a large ‘falls prevention programme’.
The garden café
The café is a sociable space for residents and for visiting friends and family. We offer delicious, dairy meals and snacks as well as a good choice of coffees, teas and soft drinks. Ice creams and ice lollies are also available for the visiting grandchildren and residents alike. The garden café leads to an outside terrace and is a lovely spot to enjoy and view our beautiful gardens.
We are an inclusive Jewish home, respecting everyone’s religious traditions, as well as those who consider themselves non-religious, cultural Jews. Our weekly Shabbat and festival services take place in our beautiful synagogue. Services are led by our Religious Co-ordinator, Rafi, who will also bring these to the households if residents are unable to visit the synagogue.
Run by our hugely dedicated and friendly volunteers, the onsite shop sells everyday essentials that residents may need, as well as small gifts.
Our onsite hairdressing salon, which also provides manicures, is open to all residents. The care teams are here to help with bookings, should a resident require some support. The salon is a sociable hub where residents can be pampered and have a good chat over a cup of tea.
Nightingale House is a non-smoking building.