The Orchard celebrate National Care Home Open Day

At The Orchard Nursing Home we celebrated The Arts in the care home, for National Care Home Open Day. We started off in the morning with our Mixing Generations Group, which is run every Friday morning at 11am, and the children and residents decorated biscuits, which was a lot of messy tasty fun. The children and parents had a lovely time helping residents and going round resident’s rooms to give the biscuits out.

In the afternoon we had an entertainer Paul David, former member of The Guys and Dolls band from the 60s, all residents family and visitors loved his performance. We also had an art exhibition set up of all the resident’s masterpieces, which they had created over the past few weeks, we did a lot of ‘Lets Get Crafty’ sessions and this involved marble painting, still life painting/drawing, coloring with different mediums and hand painting for The Orchards Family Tree.

It’s been a busy few weeks but it was all worth it to show off their fantastic work. Everyone said how lovely it was too see everything come together and to see such a lovely exhibition, it had given the residents a purpose for all their hard work, and that is what the activities team likes to promote with all the activities, an end result so the residents still have a purpose.

The Orchard Nursing Home in St Albans, is an attractive purpose-built home providing the highest level of residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 63 elderly residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at The Orchard Nursing Home please contact us on 0808 223 5544  or email

The Orchard Nursing Home

Home Manager

Wendy Walker


129 - 135 Camp Road,
St Albans,

0808 223 5544
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely