St Stephens is part of Community Integrated Care, one of Britain’s biggest and most successful social care charities and has supported older people for over 3 decades. It is proud to deliver specialist residential and nursing care that supports people living with age-related needs and dementia to lead full and happy lives, through our EachStep Care model.
Situated in the quiet, close knit village of Elworth, Sandbach in Cheshire, St Stephens is a purpose built 40 bedded care home which provides specialist residential and nursing care to older people and people living with dementia.
St Stephen’s is a warm, welcoming and friendly home that has some very special features. Our home has wonderful spaces to relax in and enjoy company, including an activities room, lounge area and a large conservatory. We have created a bar area in the home, ‘The Mason Arms’. We have beautiful sensory gardens, so resident can enjoy relaxation and activity outdoors with family and friends. All our bedrooms are comfortable and spacious and we encourage residents to personalise their rooms to make them more homely. As a specialist dementia service, our furnishings and lighting are purpose designed to meet the needs of our residents.
An Active Life
We run an extensive activity programme and support people to enjoy days out in the community too. By getting to know our resident we are able to offer activities that meet their different passions and interests. Our residents enjoys fun one-to-one and group activities, such as arts and crafts, reminiscence sessions, quiz and games nights and sing-alongs.
We also hold regular social events for residents, family and friends, including performances from local entertainers as well as welcoming local clergy, volunteers and schools regularly visit our home. We welcome the contribution of family members, who provide us with feedback and ideas and are a central part of life in our home.
Food & Nutrition
Mealtimes are an important social event for the people we support to look forward to everyday, and this begins with an appetising offering.
We have a partnership with Apetito whose chefs and nutritionist have taken pride in catering for specific requirements and nutritional needs, without compromising on the delight of a delicious meal. Apetito Chefs regularly update menus to keep things fresh, while also ensuring they’re filled with home comforts such as traditional Sunday roasts and fish Friday.
Snacks and beverages are always available throughout the day and we even have snack stations located on each unit free of charge.
Person Centred Care
We are committed to providing personalised support that ensures our residents lead active, happy and fulfilled lives. All staff receive specialist training and mentoring. We really get to know our residents and spend time understanding their life story and the things that are important to them, so we focus on the things that really matter to them. Every resident has a named key worker who helps develop their own personalised care.
We hold a regular forum with residents, enabling them to voice their views on the day-to-day running of our home.