Our specialist dementia care home in Oswaldtwistle, Accrington
Pendle Brook is a specialist dementia care home based in the small town of Oswaldtwistle on the border of Accrington. Purpose-built with special consideration to those living with dementia, our care home is spacious yet warm and welcoming and has been specifically designed to minimise the stress and confusion often associated with dementia. For example, the wide corridors and abundant communal areas make it easy to stroll around and enjoy the space, while intentional use of colour and pictures aids orientation.
The home is perfectly situated within the local Oswaldtwistle community, with just a short walk to local pubs, the Civic Arts Centre and Theatre, Rhyddings Park, the famous Oswaldtwistle Mills shopping village and garden centre… and a rather tempting fish and chip shop! There is also a bus stop just outside the home for trips further afield.
The 50 private, ensuite bedrooms are located across three floors, with lift and stair access to each floor. Our ‘deluxe’ rooms on the first and second floors are beautifully decorated and furnished with everything you would expect including stylish furniture, quality flooring, flat screen TV, and co-ordinating curtains, walls and bedding. On the ground floor, our ‘premium’ rooms go that little bit further with larger beds, luxurious bed linen, bespoke furniture and beautiful feature wallpaper. Whichever option you choose, we know you’ll be more than pleased.
With 3 lounges and 4 quiet rooms there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing where to meet friends or relax. There is also a large activity room and our own café serving coffee, tea and wonderful homemade cakes. The enclosed garden is really rather special too. Landscaped, with a lovely terrace and gazebo, it’s the perfect place to take afternoon tea or entertain visitors.
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Making the most of life at Pendle Brook
At Pendle Brook, we are committed to ensuring that each and every person living here receives the support they need to lead a happy and rewarding life, in whatever way is most meaningful and relevant to them. Each person has their own individual care plan which details their personal life story, interests and lifestyle choices so that they can be supported to continue with their preferred activities for as long as they enjoy doing so.
The choice of activities on offer at Pendle Brook is almost endless. Photography, baking, trips to the seaside, park walks, crafts, massage, cinema, theatre…and more. We’re very much open to suggestions too. And for those with green fingers (or even those without!) there is always the option for a spot of gardening, tending the beautiful flowers and shrubs in our raised flower beds or growing vegetables to enjoy with lunch or an evening meal. Family members are also very welcome to join in with the activities here. In fact, the more the merrier!
At Pendle Brook, we know that a move into a care home can be a worrying and difficult time for both the person moving in and their family and friends. So we are committed to demonstrating that living in a care home can be a positive, stimulating and very friendly experience. Please pop by any time for a visit and you’ll see what we mean.
Read more about the services provided in our dementia care homes.
Everything that’s good about home cooking
One of the questions we often get asked is about the food. The food is best described as ‘quality home cooking’, with special attention paid to deliciousness and nutritiousness! There is always a choice of meals and we cater for all dietary requirements including gluten-free and soft or blended meals. Menus are created with input from everybody living in the home so that favourite meals are always on the menu. We also run food tasting afternoons where new foods and flavours can be sampled – the popular ones always find their way onto the menu!
Mealtimes offer an opportunity for socialising in one of our three lovely dining rooms and are an enjoyable part of life here at Pendle Brook. However, we recognise that the dining room environment may not be appropriate for everyone so those who are more comfortable eating in another part of the home, such as their bedroom or one of the lounges, are supported to do so.
Between meals all sorts of snacks and drinks are available including nutritious milkshakes and smoothies, homemade flapjacks, fruit and cake fresh from the oven. As eating difficulties can often go alongside dementia, we always keep a good stock of favourite eats in the cupboards and are experts at quickly rustling up a healthy soup or fresh sandwich.