Peartree Care Home
Peartree Care Home is a purpose built, 70 bed Care Home with a comfortable, homely atmosphere, situated in Sydenham, which is a diverse and multi-cultural neighbourhood. We maintain close links with the local community for the benefit of all our residents.
We are proud of our well-earned reputation for a homely and comfortable atmosphere. Peartree is within walking distance of all local amenities. Residents, relatives and staff enjoy our beautiful garden.
The home has been awarded Beacon Status, the highest possible award given by the Gold Standard Framework for end of life care in care homes ( GSF). One of very few thus accredited nationally. This level of expertise means that people can stay in the home and receive the very best care until the end of their lives.
Our strengths lie in our philosophy of care. We take pride in our high quality home-from-home environment, which meets the individual needs of each person. Our care service is holistic and person-centred. All our staff keep up to date with regular training courses inside and outside the home to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent quality care to our residents. We offer completely personalised, computerised care plans for every resident.
Family and friends are welcome to pop in to Peartree to see the home and ask any questions they may have. You can see photographs of our activities displayed along the corridors.
Peartree is a purpose built 70 beds Care Home arranged over four floors, which provides permanent care in a residential setting for 38 people with dementia and 32 for people requiring residential/nursing care. All areas of the home are accessible to wheelchair users.
70 bed rooms, 63 with en-suite facilities
38 bedrooms – residential dementia
32 bedrooms – nursing
At Peartree, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of our care and have recently started the Namaste Programme. This gentle, relaxing and rewarding programme aims to stimulate the senses using techniques such as massage, and loving touch, whilst carrying out personal care.
Our spacious garden has a water fountain, which helps to create a tranquil mood. Carefully planted and beautifully maintained on a weekly basis, our garden reflects seasonal changes. This is where we host parties and gatherings including:
- Dedicated physiotherapy room with in-house physiotherapist
- Lovely tea-room on the ground floor with fresh home baked cakes, sandwiches and pastries, tea and coffee served to residents and relatives
- Hair Salon
- Each floor has its own lounge with a large flat screen television and music system
- Comfortably spaced dining rooms on each floor
- Dining rooms and Kitchenette equipped with microwave, fridge and urn on each floor.
- Sensory room which offers nail-spa sessions and massage
- Reminiscence room
- Variety of food
- Maintenance team available during out-of-hours for emergency situations.
- Own GP if desired
- Own Furniture if desired
- Wheelchair access
- Free parking for visitors
- Visitors welcome, except during mealtimes
Home Manager – Aditee Naik
Aditee Naik has worked with Excelcare since 2010 and controls all the non-clinical aspects of the management of the home. She works closely with our Maintenance Team, Kitchen and Housekeeping staff. Aditee has prior experience of management in Child Development and Banking and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Deputy Manager – Eleanor Ward
Eleanor began her career in the care sector 1994 and graduated as a fully trained nurse in 2000. Eleanor has prior experience of working in the Surgical Department and higher dependency unit within the NHS. She then went on to work as a practice nurse in a GP surgery for the NHS as a manager in a walk-in Centre and in a hospital in the pre-assessment unit. Eleanor also has prior experience of working in a nursing home, she joined the Excelcare team in April 2019.
Peartree Care Home offers an excellent management team structure:
- Clinical Manager
- Business Manager
- Four Team Leaders
- Senior Carers
- Registered Nurses
Each floor at Peartree has its own qualified Team Leader with a dedicated team of carers and senior carers. We also have a full time Chef and Housekeeper to take care of staff and residents’ needs. Our full-time Lifestyle Coordinator, Marva Wilson has enjoyed working in the activities division inside nursing homes for over 12 years.
At Peartree, our Activity Coordinator supports and inspires people living in the Home with daily activities, entertainment and lively social engagement programs. We are lucky that friends and relatives of people living in the Home contribute to our activities and fundraising events and we encourage everyone to get involved.
- Old-time Music
- Arts & Crafts
- Dementia Therapy Programme
- Pub lunches
- Valentine’s day celebrations
- Visits to the seaside, London Eye and local museum
- Celebration of themed events i.e. Black History Month and St. Patrick’s Day
- Fund-raising events including a Wheelchair Race and Soprano Recital.
- MyLife computerised programme for people living with dementia
- Bonfire night with fireworks, hot chocolate and cocoa
- Sea-side visits
- Local supermarket trips
- Visits to the local garden
Beacon Status Quality Hallmark Award in Gold Standard Framework in End of Life care.
At Peartree we provide a high standard of Palliative care for the people living in the Home.We ensure that a person’s wishes/choice to remain in Peartree during their final days of life are honoured and that they receive a gold standard of care which integrates their physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs with compassion and dignity in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
We actively involve their family and friends and other professionals to achieve well-planned and coordinated care during a person’s final days of life.
‘We would like to thank you all for making Sally’s last few years happy ones. We have so many good memories of mum here with you all on special occasions like the sing-along shows and barbeques and fireworks night’
Steve, son of person who lived at Peartree
‘Thank you all the staff who cared for Grace over the last three months. We know it was a difficult and challenging time all round but we want to thank you for all your efforts to care for her and the support given to us at the end’
Chris and Elaine, son and daughter-in-law of person who lived at Peartree
‘To all staff at Peartree, for your love, care and affection given to Jackie during her six months stay with you all, it was much appreciated by her, and also especially by John and myself. She often said how lucky she was to be cared for by you all.’
Iris Gazeley, sister-in-law of person who lived at Peartree
‘I want to express my sincere thanks for the great care which she is receiving with you. It was Valentine’s Day when we called and all the residents were engaged in a lively sing-song. Aunty Remi seems very happy and settled in your care. My thanks to you all for doing a wonderful job’
Elaine Brown, niece of person living in Peartree
‘I recently attended the memorial service to represent the P. Taylor family. I was very impressed by the service and kindness of your wonderful staff on the day. They helped everyone to cope with everything. Please pass my thank you on to the lady who undertook the service and prayers’
John, friend of person who lived at Peartree
How To Find Us
Peartree Care Home is situated on Sydenham Road with Sydenham mainline train station within walking distance
Peartree Care Home
195-199 Sydenham Road
Tel: 020 8488 9000
Fax: 020 8333 5399
If you’d like more information, just call us on: 020 8488 9000 with your name and contact details.
Sydenham town centre and the mainline train station are within walking distance.
The Horniman Museum and Crystal Palace Park are a short bus ride away.
- Penge East – 15 minutes from Victoria on the South-Eastern Line
- Sydenham station – 15 minutes from Victoria, 10 minutes to London Bridge on the Southern Line
194: West Croydon to Lower Sydenham
202: Crystal Palace to Blackheath
450: West Croydon to Bell Green
The bus stop for route 75 which runs from Lewisham to Croydon is only 0.5 miles walking distance from Peartree.