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About Swarthmore Residential Care Home

15th March














Find Out About the Experience We Provide for Residents


At Swarthmore, each day is about providing the very best person-centered care to our residents. As an independent care home, we have a unique approach to maintaining an excellent quality of life for everyone living under our roof. It’s not easy to communicate the energy and flow of everyday life here, but in this article, we’ll do our best to give you a flavour of Swarthmore residential care home.

Our Home
First and foremost, we want our residents to feel that Swarthmore is a comfortable home. It’s a period property with features such as bay windows, a grand oak staircase, oak beams and original fireplaces in the communal areas. We have retained the period character of the house whilst incorporating all the modern features of a residential care home.

Our Accommodation
We offer three types of bedrooms to our residents. They are all renovated to very high standards, with wi-fi in every room, and many offer views of the gardens and nearby countryside:

Standard rooms offer pleasant accommodation with a vanity sink area.  Bathrooms designed to suit all needs, are close by to the rooms.

Classic rooms are larger than standard rooms, and they are furnished  with partial or full ensuite  

Premium Rooms are slightly larger and have a full ensuite.  Some have direct access to the garden via a patio door.

4 Self Contained Studio flats for people who are fully mobile and able to live independently.

Swarthmore can accommodate up to 40 residents.

Our Location
We enjoy the best of both worlds at Swarthmore. The house itself is located in extensive landscaped gardens fully stocked with flowers and evergreens for enjoyment all year round. A feature residents particularly enjoy is the sensory garden, laid out with plants, herbs and flowers that provide a rich and heady experience of nature.

Step out of the tranquil gardens, and just a short walk or drive away is Gerrards Cross town centre buzzing with cafes, shops, and restaurants. There is also a train station which has routes into London and Birmingham and other nearby locations.

Daily Life at Swarthmore Residential Care Home
We’re lucky to have a wonderful chef at Swarthmore, so the food we enjoy is tasty, varied, healthily prepared and nutritious. If a resident has dietary requirements, we’ll take care to cater for them. All meals are served in our dining room and most residents choose to make eating a sociable event. There is always, though, the option to eat in your room.

With food this delicious, we need a regular diet of activities to work it off. We offer activities twice a day, morning, and afternoon. These often involve visitors offering skills, pet therapy, or exercise workshops. There are trips out, crafting opportunities and literary or film events to enjoy. Residents have the option to keep busy at Swarthmore!

Our Care
We have grown our in-house team of carers over the years. This means that our caring staff are very much a part of the Swarthmore family, and they’re valued by our residents. Some of our carers arrive with qualifications, but others have started out by being trained in-house, gaining an NVQ, and then being promoted to positions of authority.

We provide residential care, end-of-life care, and respite care.

Our Ethos
Swarthmore was purchased by London Quakers in 1946 in order to house Friends who had been displaced during the war. All faiths are equally welcome in our home which is run according to the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship of the natural world.

Would you like to speak to someone at Swarthmore Residential Care Home about residential care? For an informal chat, or to arrange a visit, call us today on 01753 885663, Option 1


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