Oaken Holt

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Sherrie Hume

Care Home Manager

Located in the peaceful village of Farmoor, Oaken Holt care home in Oxford offers the perfect blend of tranquility and accessibility, providing residential and nursing care of the very highest standard for up to 55 elderly residents. Wytham House, our specialist dementia home on the Oaken Holt estate, is now open. Find out more or book a visit here.

  • Located in a peaceful village
  • Providing the highest standards of residential and nursing care
  • Dementia care now available at Oaken Holt in our new home, Wytham House
  • Regular outings and activities
  • Friendly and dedicated care team

Why choose Oaken Holt?

Set within 23 acres of beautiful gardens and parklands in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, Oaken Holt is a magnificent country estate offering residential and nursing care of the very highest standard.

The stunning Victorian house provides residential care, while nursing care is delivered in a dedicated wing. It offers a mix of en-suite bedrooms and full suites in a setting that retains a wealth of period features.

For residents who need a greater level of independence, The Coach House offers residential support while its onsite nursing village, Parklands, offers 29 one and two-bedroom apartments and bungalows.

Our commitment to care

Here at Oaken Holt, we have an outstanding team of highly skilled and passionate support staff. Being the manager, I have a qualified nursing background and lead the professional care team in providing the highest standards of tailored care.

The broad range of care types within our estate means that Oaken Holt can deliver a truly dedicated and clear care pathway. It enables individuals to remain in one care placement, rather than having to relocate as their needs change.

The home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission and has ISO9001/2000 and Hospitality Assured accreditation. We also work to the nationally accredited Gold Standard Framework in palliative care, ensuring the very highest standard of support during a person’s last days.

How we ensure the wellbeing of our residents

The philosophy of Caring Homes is centred on providing excellent care in a friendly atmosphere and supportive environment, with the benefit and wellbeing of every resident at the heart of our work.

We work hard to exceed expectations and offer personalised support to all of our residents.

Daily life in the home

Check out our latest news and events to see how our passionate and dedicated staff consistently help the older people in our care.

Visiting

We operate an open visiting policy, where friends and family may visit at convenient times. For full details on how to find us, please click the ‘Location’ tab at the top of the page.

The local area

Farmoor is a small village located 3.5 miles west of Oxford. Oxford of course is a bustling, world-famous university city itself that offers a huge number of attractions and sightseeing opportunities.

Oxford is of course a famous university city that is steeped in culture and history. Most famous for the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean museum, Christ Church College, the Bridge of Sighs and the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford is a timeless city to visit.

Care Facilities

To promote optimum health in our residents, a personalised nutrition plan is created for each individual, with specific dietary needs taken into account.
We offer reminiscence therapy to give residents an opportunity to recall and share happy memories. This is an enjoyable social activity, which can increase confidence and self esteem.
Our trusted and well-liked visiting physiotherapist is available to treat and advise our residents.
Our retained physiotherapist is available to help with any of our residents' immediate needs.
Our local, assigned GP is able to visit our site to treat and advise any of our residents.
Residents do not have to wait for treatment or travel to a GP's surgery, thanks to our retained GP.
A visiting occupational therapist ensures each resident's particular needs are met in our facility.
Residents can enjoy peace of mind, thanks to our retained, registered general nurse who provides comfort and professional advice to residents.
The regular team of visiting nurses are able to provide guidance, support and treatment to our residents.
Residents can relax in our tidy and clean environment, without lifting a finger, thanks to our dedicated daily cleaning service team.
Our laundry is handled in-house, meaning residents do not have the hassle of washing and drying clothing and linen themselves.
Our qualified dementia team are experts in the latest developments in dementia care, identifying each resident's personal needs and creating a dedicated care plan catered to them.
A retained registered mental health nurse is experienced in dealing with our residents and their requirements.
We use a friendly registered mental health nurse, who residents are familiar with and trust.
We are proud to hold Hospitality Assured Accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to outstanding service and resident care.
Our excellence in performance and efficiency is recognised through our ISO 9001 Accreditation.
Our dedicated Internal Quality Assurance Team ensure our accreditations are maintained and these high standards are reflected across the facility.
Once we have reviewed the results of the pre-admission assessment, Individual Care Plans are carefully created and a detailed approach to every resident's care is formulised.
Telephone and face to face advice is available to any resident with bladder or bowel concerns. Patients do not need to be incontinent to receive this information.
Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.

Room Facilities

Residents can use en-suite facilities with added peace of mind with an emergency call point.
We provide step-free, non-slip showers, which are safe and convenient for our residents.
For sanitary reasons and convenience, residents are provided with their own personal basin.
An en-suite WC and basin is provided for the convenience of our residents.
Private bathroom and shower facilities are offered to all residents, so they don't have the inconvenience of sharing, or waiting to use the washroom.
Our fully-fitted and generously sized bathrooms ensure all residents have easy access to a toilet and washing facilities.
For added safety and peace of mind, secure grab rails have been fitted in washrooms.
Electronically operated, homely and safe nursing beds are provided for the comfort of our residents.
The ultimate in luxury, our divan beds provide a good night's sleep as well as plenty of storage for residents.
Residents can enjoy cross ventilation, improved daylight and a range of views, thanks to our double aspect bedrooms.
Lowered cill heights mean seated residents have an unobstructed view of our outside spaces.
Residents and guests can enjoy peace of mind in the sanctuary of our secure patio area.
Residents are able to enjoy all their favourite television shows and films, thanks to our modern television sets.
The full range of Freeview stations, including popular channels such as Challenge and Film4, can be enjoyed by all our residents.
Residents can revel in the exceptional quality of High Definition Freeview television, offering stunning colours and a much sharper image compared to standard definition.
Cable television provides an additional choice of channels for our residents, including National Geographic and Hallmark Channel.
Clean, well-maintained furniture can be provided for residents to enjoy their own fully-furnished bedroom without the hassle of sourcing and moving in appropriate furniture.
Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture to personalise their space and create their own homely environment.
Our facility walls are colour contrasted to ease residents' navigation around the centre.
Special sensors indicate when doors are opened or when movement is detected in the room. These alarms help reduce risk to vulnerable residents.
Window limiters ensure residents are safe and secure at all times, whilst still allowing fresh air into the rooms.
Padded headboards aid residents who want to sit up in bed, read and relax in comfort.
Residents can relax and sleep easy, knowing their rooms are fitted with reliable, professionally-fitted locks. These recommended locks are safe and appropriate for our residents.
Clear, big button telephones have been installed to provide ease of use for our residents.
To reduce anxiety and support patients' independent living skills, we have installed toilets which are visible from the bed.
Classic fixtures and fittings, such as traditional taps, bath plugs and light switches have been introduced to the facility to help reduce confusion.
Only non-toxic, thornless flowers and shrubs have been planted in our gardens. This reduces the risk of residents harming themselves.

Indoor Facilities

Our simple to use nurse call system allows residents access to a qualified nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our friendly receptionist is on hand to answer any queries throughout the working week.
Our reception desk is always manned, with a knowledgeable weekend receptionist available to help.
Visitors have access to their own, fully serviced toilet facilities.
We offer full use of our modern hair salon, staffed by qualified stylists, to all residents.
Every bathroom has been designed to make it easier to use for our residents' specific needs.
Residents can enjoy the luxury of a warm shower in their own safe, assisted shower room.
Our well stocked library offers a range of fiction and non-fiction titles for our residents to enjoy.
A modern, spacious and regularly serviced lift is available for use to all residents and visitors.
Friendly, fully qualified nurses are on-hand throughout the day and night to assist with our residents' needs.
Residents have full access to our private physiotherapists room, for one-to-one care and advice.
A room where all our residents can keep up to date with their favourite soaps and take pleasure in watching shows and films with their friends.
A bright and airy conservatory is the perfect environment for residents to enjoy views of the garden.
Residents can relax with a book and a cool drink on our outdoor terrace, complete with comfortable furniture.
Light, airy and temperature controlled dining rooms make the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy their meals.
Residents have the option of eating meals in their own room, thanks to our popular and reliable room service.
Regardless of the time of day, our residents will not go hungry, thanks to our round the clock snack menu, offering healthy and filling food choices.
Our popular themed food events are a great talking point amongst our residents and add a touch of fun and variety to mealtimes.
A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste.
Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.
We offer a wide range of external trips, to the seaside, shopping centres, National Trust sites and other local areas of interest.
Convenient handrails have been fitted around our centre to aid mobility.
Gently sloped floors and wide access routes make our centre wholly wheelchair accessible.
Safe, modern hoists are used by our trained staff to make activities such as getting into bed easy and comfortable for residents.
Cats and dogs are welcome in our centre, providing friendship and a special kind of therapy to our residents.
Our fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and sprinkler systems are serviced bi-annually by an external provider to ensure they are fully functioning and safe.
Our experienced and trained head chef creates a huge choice of meals to suit every palate.
Our in-house laundry team ensure every resident's laundry needs are catered for, so they don't have to worry about washing clothing or bedding.
Wonky shelves, dripping taps and a host of other odd jobs can be fixed quickly and efficiently by our friendly in-house handyman.
Residents can always experience bright, airy rooms and an unobstructed view of the outside world, thanks to our visiting window cleaners.
Our gardens, patios, paths and parking areas are kept clean and weather-ready by our visiting landscape gardening team.
Our well-loved visiting library service allows residents to enjoy all manner of reading and audio books, free of charge.
Residents are able to worship and practise their own religion in our facility, with the support of our visiting multi-faith clergy.
Gentle, relaxing ambient music helps maintain a calm and welcoming environment for our residents.
An independent care fee planning advisory service is available to all residents, providing unbiased information and guidance.
A range of daily newspapers are offered to our residents, so they can keep up to date with local and international news.

Outdoor Facilities

We offer a safe place for friends and family to park their car whilst visiting loved ones.
Our relaxing green spaces mean there is always somewhere to go for residents looking for peace or wanting some light exercise.
Our beautifully designed landscaped garden houses a range of plants, trees and shrubs, providing scenic surroundings for all our residents.
Gardening is an enjoyable activity for many of our residents, and we offer raised beds for residents to plant their own flowers and shrubs.
We are conveniently located near a bus stop, offering easy access for visitors and residents using the local transport facilities.
A local train station means we are conveniently located for friends and family travelling by railway.
Friends and family arriving by bus can enjoy the complete convenience of a bus stop on our doorstep.
Our listed building is full of grandeur and steeped in history, providing a beautiful, traditional home for our residents.
Our countryside location means we offer a natural, healthy space for our residents to unwind and relax in.
A regular and comfortable minibus service is offered to residents wanting to explore local towns and visitor centres.
Friends and family are able to visit loved ones at any time they choose. We offer 100% visiting time flexibility.

Manager's Profile

I lead my professional Care Team to deliver the high quality care for elderly ladies and gentlemen.

I’m a Registered Nurse, with over 30 year’s experience in the Health and Social Care Sector and began working in Care Homes in 1992 as a Staff Nurse. I joined the Caring Homes Group in May 2012 and managed our sister home, Mill House, in the Cotswolds until moving to Oaken Holt in July 2013. I gained my Registered Managers Award in March 2010, an achievement that I am very proud of.

I also spent five years working as an Area Manager for a provider which ran five care homes in Oxfordshire. In 2006 I commissioned a new 64 bed dementia specialist home, which I achieved while successfully studying for my Diploma in Dementia Care.

Ensuring every resident at Oaken Holt receives the best possible care is my top priority. I consider the creation of an environment which promotes each resident’s wellbeing to be paramount. My wealth of experience within the care industry, and passion for excellence, provides me with the skills necessary to achieve this.

I work to ensure that my Care Team are well supported in their roles, so as to be able to deliver a truly person centred approach for the needs of our residents. I enjoy the challenges my job offers me and the opportunity to pass on my knowledge, while at the same time learning from others. Every day gives me the chance to meet new and interesting people, as well as expand the skills I put to use in the management of Oaken Holt.

Outside of work I am the Secretary of my local cricket club, where I enjoy watching my three sons play. I also enjoys travelling, reading and knitting.

Sherrie Hume

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Our Address

Eynsham Road
Farmoor
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 9NL

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call 0808 223 5529

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