We have a dedicated activities team whose sole focus is on helping residents to stay as mentally and physically active as possible.
Our unique care home in Croydon is nestled within the grounds of Whitgift School. Residents here enjoy a special connection with pupils and staff at the schools and are often treated to performances and recitals from staff and students.
They also enjoy the company of residents at Whitgift House Apartments, who often join them for afternoon tea, picnics, and garden parties.
Handrails and ramps are provided throughout – so residents can make use of the grounds and facilities, which include beautifully landscaped gardens and patios, dining and lounge areas, and even a Chapel for personal prayer or mindful reflection
Facilities & services
- Nursing Care
- Respite Care
- End-of-Life Care
- Care staff 24/7
- Nursing staff 24/7
- Dedicated GP
- Fully catered
- Daily activities
“My relative has been in residence for a number of years and has been looked after above and beyond the required standard, in fact, it is clearly a labour of love and a vocation for the excellent staff.”
Son-in-Law of Resident
Take a tour around Whitgift House
Rooms at Whigift House
Every bedroom at Whitgift House nursing home has its own en-suite toilet. Every room is fitted with an alarm call system, fire alarm, and telephone, as well as a lockable wall cabinet.
Nursing beds are provided, and residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and other personal belongings with to help them settle in.
- Alarm system
Eating properly is so important for our health and wellbeing. Particularly as we get older, it’s essential our bodies get the nutrients we need. For both our respite care and nursing care residents, dining together at least once a day is also a good reason to get people up and out of their rooms.
After all, there are not many things that can bring people together like a good meal. At Whitgift House nursing home, our chefs prepare seasonal home-cooked dishes three times a day, with every dish cooked to order for each individual within our care.
There’s also plenty of opportunity to snack in between meals, with cakes and biscuits served with tea and coffee several times a day.
- Seasonal menus
- 3 x meals a day
- Coffee mornings
- Afternoon teas
It’s vital we keep our minds and bodies active as we get older. Not only to bring a little joy and novelty to every day, but to make sure we keep hold of our mental and physical faculties for as long as possible.
Our homes have a dedicated activities team who ensures that every person we care for does at least one thing each day that they enjoy.
Our nursing care and respite care residents might enjoy playing backgammon with staff, listening to records together with other residents, or taking a daily walk around the grounds: whatever that individual needs to help keep them active.
- Visiting entertainers
- Exercise classes
- News and magazines
- Cards, games, and quizzes
- Shows / movie days
- Day trips
- Garden parties
- Seasonal celebrations
Every resident at Whitgift House has their own care plan which is reviewed each week by their GP and administered by trained nursing professionals who are on duty 24/7. Of course, as well as these we also attend to all personal care home matters – to ensure those within our care are living with comfort and dignity.
- Laundry service
- Personal care
- Hairdresser (weekly)*
- Chiropodist (monthly)*
*Additional fees apply
Whitgift House fees and entry criteria
Whether for full-time nursing care or short-stay respite care, Whitgift House nursing home in Croydon is able to accept residents of any gender or faith, provided they’re aged 65 or over. We are also set up to care for residents with a wide range of disabilities, including those who have audio/visual impairments, difficulty in walking (including those who need the support of sticks, frames, or wheelchairs), and those with general memory loss related to ageing.
An offer of a stay at Whitgift House follows a personalised assessment where we get to know you and explore how we can meet your needs.
- Aged 65 or over
- Male or Female
- Any / No religion
- Non-specialist care