Welcome

Abraham House provides a loving and homely environment for people with Dementia

Wonderful care for your loved one

Abraham House is widely regarded as Preston's leading dementia care home. We think of our residents as our extended family and we provide total peace of mind, privacy and dignity for everybody who lives here. Here's what a family member wrote...

"Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts"

family of resident

"I can't thank you enough for all the loving care"

daughter of resident

"So grateful for all your kindness"

daughter of resident

"You should all be very proud of the work you do"

daughter of resident

Relaxed and homely

Abraham House has a relaxed and friendly style that everyone likes. Friends and family visit whenever they wish and stay for as long as they want. Residents have all the pleasures of being at home plus all the benefits of a loving and highly qualified team on hand 24-hours a day.

"Thank you for all the care you gave my mum during her stay with you"

daughter of resident

"I appreciate all the support you gave to me when I needed it"

daughter of resident

"Thank you for caring so well for our Dad"

family of resident

"I would like to thank you and each member of your team for the wonderful care and support given to my mother"

daughter of resident

Recommended by Health Professionals

Many residents are referred to Abraham House by Health Professionals and Social Workers who applaud the quality of care provided. For example, a specialist mental health nurse who has been visiting Abraham House in a professional capacity for over 3 years wrote:

“If I had a relative with dementia, I would love them to be placed at Abraham House.  In my current role working with care homes, I can only emphasise that if a relative of mine were placed there, I would have peace of mind knowing that they would be well looked after."

Loving care with dignity

Residents are extremely well looked after and their dignity and independence are always respected. A person centred approach to care is embraced and many compliments are received about the high standard of care provided.

"I'd like to publicly recognise the affection that the staff show towards my Aunt"

nephew of resident

"You provided him with excellent care and love"

niece of resident

"We would like to thank you all for the loving care"

daughter of resident

"I have only praise for the work you do and have no hesitation recommending Abraham House"

daughter of resident

We want our residents to enjoy a good quality of life as well as good care

Staff are trained to preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of all residents within a warm and caring atmosphere, and in so doing be sensitive to the residents’ ever changing needs

Specially trained and carefully selected staff

Comprehensive and caring support is provided by our specially trained team. A loving and kind nature is an important attribute of all our staff. We carefully recruit people who fit our ethos and understand what we are trying to achieve. All staff are thoroughly vetted and all undergo rigorous criminal records bureau checks into their backgrounds to ensure only the very best people are allowed to join the team.

"I can't thank you all enough. You made his stay so comfortable and homely"

wife of resident

"Words can never express how much all the care, love and patience that you all gave to mum over the past 6 years means to us... you were her family as much as we were... you are all shining stars"

daughter of resident

Superb home cooked food

We are passionate about good nutrition and good food. Our chef makes delicious food and a varied menu ensures all residents benefit from a nutritious balanced diet. Residents with special dietary needs are expertly catered for. The kitchen has been awarded 5-stars by Preston Environmental Health Department and top marks were achieved in all categories. In addition to three main meals per day, drinks and snacks are available at all times day and night.

Activities, activities, activities...

Abraham House has a full activities programme and activities are held every day for residents. We are members of the National Activity Providers Association and have a member of staff dedicated to providing meaningful activities for residents. The programme includes therapeutic activities, physical activities, sing songs, and visiting entertainers.

The Abraham House Daily Sparkle

We also have an in-house reminiscence newspaper called the Abraham House Daily Sparkle that is specially designed to stimulate personal memories. There is a well founded body of evidence that proves the therapeutic benefits of reminiscence for people living with Dementia, and the Abraham House Daily Sparkle brings these benefits to our residents. Everyday a new issue is published and a weekly digest is published once a week. We find that residents derive a great deal of enjoyment from the publication

Respite welcome

Most people are long term residents, though we try to keep one bedroom available for those who need short term (respite) care. We find that most people who come for respite are so pleased with their stay they return time and time again.

Day care welcome

Everyone enjoys a change of scenery and day care is a great way to achieve this. Our full and varied activities programme plus superb food and great company makes day care at Abraham House something to look forward to – whether its one day a week or every day of the week.

Approved by Lancashire County Council

Abraham House complies with all government legislation and has achieved the prestigious Investor in People award in recognition of its highly qualified staff and continual investment in their training and development. This commitment to quality and care helps make Abraham House a band 1 approved provider to Lancashire County Council.

"May the Lord continue to bless the work you are doing"

daughter of resident

"You deserve every credit for the good work you do"

niece of resident

"Our grateful thanks for all the care and attention you gave"

daughter of resident

"Our thanks and appreciation to you all for the good care and kindness given to our Mum during her stay with you"

daughter of resident

Investors in People GOLD accreditation

Abraham House has been awarded Gold Investor in People status. This prestigious award is given to organisations following in depth assessment by external assessors. Abraham House is the only care home in Preston that has managed to achieve the Investors in People GOLD award.

It is widely acknowledged that people are an organisation's greatest asset, and for a care home to provide excellent care everyone has to perform well. To achieve this staff need the right knowledge, skills and motivation to work efficiently. Investor in People accreditation is external recognition that Abraham House is world class in this respect. Here’s what Dr Fred Ayres, the independent external assessor, wrote in his report:

“Staff provided many examples of effective team work with people working together to provide good quality care for the residents”

"All staff at Abraham House are actively and persistently encouraged to develop their skills and acquire higher level qualifications"

Signatory of the Dignity in Care Charter

Abraham House is a signatory of the Dignity in Care Charter which is a joint initiative between Lancashire County Council & the Lancashire Social Care Partnership - the partners being the Lancashire Care Association and the UKHCA Lancashire Forum. The Charter is a public statement that care providers and commissioners of services have agreed that underlines what a person can expect when they need and use care services in Lancashire.

Full member of the Registered Nursing Home Association

Formed in 1968, the RNHA campaigns strongly for high standards in residential care homes. Members are care home owners committed to delivering quality services to their residents. At a national level, we strive constantly to make Government and policy-makers aware of the key factors that help care homes meet the needs of their residents.

Your views and opinions are important to us

We are always striving for perfection at Abraham House and feedback from residents and their relatives is vital to us. We hold regular meetings with residents and their families and also conduct anonymous satisfaction surveys. In the most recent questionnaire, 100% of respondents said they would recommend Abraham House to their friends.

Abraham House

Dementia Care Home

515 Blackpool Road

Ashton-on-Ribble

Preston

PR2 1EQ

For more information please call

Gill Saint on 01772 721102