A care home in Tameside has been named as one of the top 20 in the North West after a string of positive reviews from residents’ relatives and friends.
Auden House, on Audenshaw Road, Audenshaw, scored 9.9 out of 10 in reviews posted on the www.carehome.co.uk website.
It is one of just five in Greater Manchester and the only one in Tameside to feature in the website’s Top 20 Care Home Awards for 2019.
Auden House, which has 24 beds and 28 staff, is owned by Dr Judith Stockton and John Evans, who bought the business in 2006. The two-storey building, built in the early 20th century, has been extended to provide more beds and a conservatory communal area.
Judith and John have also introduced a range of green measures, including the installation of solar panels and solar collectors which give hot water, and an air source heat pump system which heats the building.
Rainwater harvesting will soon be introduced. Rainwater will be collected from the roof and used to flush the home’s toilets and to do the residents’ laundry.
Judith said: “We are delighted to feature as one of the top 20 care homes in the north west. It’s recognition of our efforts to ensure Auden House provides exceptional care in homely surroundings, and for our friendly staff who strive to fulfil the golden years for all our residents.”
Auden House is a long-standing client of Tameside law firm Bromleys.
Bromleys partner Paul Westwell said: “We have acted for Judith and John for many years, originally advising on their acquisition of Auden House and then the extension to the property.
“Auden House has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere which is held in high regard.
“More recently, we acted for the couple on their acquisition of the Woodlands Care Centre, which is a fantastic 23-bed care home in Macclesfield.
“Expansion plans are already under way for Woodlands, to include additional
en-suite bedrooms and another communal lounge area that will add to the relaxation space for residents.
“It is great to see investment in this sector in what have been difficult times, with continued pressure on fees and the regulatory backdrop.”
Among the reviews of Auden House posted on carehome.co.uk were ones saying:
- “I have been visiting my friend for several years. When she first came here, I assured her that this would be the nearest place to heaven on earth that could ever be. This opinion has never changed. My friend is extremely happy here.”
- “I find this home a great place for my mother. She is well-treated, the home is very clean, great caring staff, and mum loves the food.”
- “My mother-in-law has recently gone to live at Auden House. I am amazed at how happy and settled she is, all the staff are so caring and supportive. It is a big relief to know that she is safe and well cared for and, even more importantly, that she is happy and treated with dignity.”
- “My Nanna has settled into Auden House very well, mainly due to the care and attitude of all the staff. Nothing is too much to ask, and all staff are friendly and happy and treat all the residents with great respect and humour. We are very lucky my Nanna is living somewhere she feels safe and comfortable.”