Residential care in Peterborough

With approaching 30,000 over-65s living in the city and its environs, the demand for elderly care in Peterborough mirrors that of many other large UK conurbations. A number of events give rise to requiring residential care, ranging from specific triggers such as a fall, illness or hospitalisation to a more general decline in an individual’s health and their reduced ability to meet all of their own day-to-day care needs. 

Elderly care provision in the city is good, with plenty of choice for prospective residents and their loved ones to consider. Whilst many care homes occupy converted older buildings, far fewer are purpose-built. Constructed in 2015, Cherry Blossom Care Home, situated on the southern fringes of Werrington, is one of the most modern, not only in Peterborough but in Cambridgeshire as a whole. As such, it offers, residential care, high-quality nursing, respite and dementia care in luxuriously appointed, purpose-built surroundings, where residents can feel truly at home and at ease.

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What is residential care?

Residential care is the provision of day-to-day care support to chronically ill or physically frail individuals, usually also affected by long-term life-limiting illness. At establishments like Cherry Blossom Care Home, this care can be provided flexibly, ranging from shorter durations of days and weeks to longer term stays. In line with modern, progressive practice, a philosophy of person-centred care is applied, ensuring that care delivery is tailored precisely to each individual’s specific needs.

Residential care at Cherry Blossom Care Home

Purpose-built in 2015, Cherry Blossom enjoys an enviable location and facilities. Situated on the north-eastern fringes of Peterborough, some of Cambridgeshire’s most beautiful countryside and villages are within easy reach for regular sightseeing excursions. Within the home itself, superbly appointed facilities offer exceptional levels of comfort and care. Complete with en-suite bathrooms, all 80 bedrooms are warm, bright and spacious, providing a welcoming home-from-home setting.

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Qualified staff to support specialist needs

All care staff at Cherry Blossom Care Home are qualified to at least NVQ Level 2 and fully CRB checked. Team members undergo Continuous Professional Development, with ongoing training and regular performance reviews to ensure that the home’s high standards are maintained without fail. Residents’ dignity, privacy and independence are absolute priorities at all times, and accordingly, all staff are hand-picked for their warmth, compassion and patience.

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Residential care you can trust in Cambridgeshire

Allegra Care, operators of Peterborough’s Cherry Blossom Care Home, adhere to a modern philosophy of person-centred care. In practice, this means that each resident’s needs, personality and preferences are discussed in detail upon admission – no matter how long or short the stay – and a personalised care programme is drawn up to meet all requirements. Care delivery is continually monitored – as a resident’s needs change over time, provision can be tailored accordingly, subject to agreement of the individual and their loved ones.

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With air-conditioned dining rooms on each floor in addition to Barnaby’s Bistro and Bar, where residents can welcome family and friends, Cherry Blossom Care Home sets new standards of cuisine for care homes in Cambridgeshire. Meat, fish and fresh produce are all sourced locally and in season wherever possible, enabling chef and the kitchen team to produce varied, nutritious and tasty menus all year round.   Not only are individual dietary requirements and preferences rigorously observed, but residents are also encouraged to request their own favourite recipes.

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Activities in and around Peterborough for your loved one to enjoy

Few care homes boast as many facilities as Cherry Blossom in Peterborough. With a bistro, salon and cinema all in-house, beautifully landscaped grounds to enjoy and a varied activities programme, there’s always plenty going on. Remaining mentally and physically active is fundamental to maintaining wellbeing and social engagement in later years, and the activities coordinators at Cherry Blossom ensure residents are stimulated, entertained and enriched. Live performances by visiting musical and theatre groups, gentle exercise classes, gardening, photography and crafts… there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Respect, dignity & compassion at Cherry Blossom Care Home

Under the caring, compassionate guidance of Registered Manager Suma Matthew, Cherry Blossom Care Home provides gold standard 24-hour nursing care. State-of-the-art nurse call and dementia monitoring technology enable care to be as unobtrusive as possible, quietly but comprehensively supporting residents without compromising their privacy or dignity. A warm, welcoming home-from-home ethos underpins the home’s person-centred care philosophy, ensuring complete peace of mind for the resident and their loved ones.