“I feel very secure here and in safe hands. This is just like being at home.”
About Friends of the Elderly Malvern
Category: Respite care
Friends of the Elderly operate three homes in Malvern, Davenham, Bradbury Court and Perrins House. Specialising in care for people with dementia, as well as residential and nursing care, each home is also able to offer short term respite stays. Each home has a dedicated, well-trained and compassionate team to ensure that Malvern feels like home whether residents are staying for a short respite break or a longer stay.
Respite care for the elderly provides a temporary haven for older people in order to give their carer a much-needed break. It also gives the person receiving care a chance to socialise in our home, meet and make new friends, enjoy some fresh experiences, and just benefit from being cared for by a compassionate team in a home-from-home environment.
All three homes at Malvern have en-suite facilities, and views overlooking the beautiful gardens and Malvern Hills. With bright and airy lounges, spacious dining rooms and a sun room, alongside an extensive library, sensory garden and an onsite galleried chapel.
I have worked in the Care Sector for over 36 years – 26 of those years have been with Friends of the Elderly at Davenham care home.
I grew up in a family-orientated household filled with laughter and love, which has been a strong influence on my career in care. We keep in regular contact with all the resident’s families, which helps us tailor our care for everyone’s needs and requirements. This extends throughout the entire team here, ensuring Davenham provides a safe and loving home for all.
At college, I was asked what my ambition was and I said, ‘I want to run a care home’. I feel very privileged to do what I do and honoured to work with my team to keep our residents happy and living full and meaningful lives.
Elaine Banks, Bradbury Court Care Home Manager
I first joined the care sector when I was 17 years old, joining Bradbury Court care home, which specialises in dementia care, six years ago.
At Bradbury Court, we are a family made up of our residents, their relatives and loved ones and the caring team who are devoted to making a positive impact to each of our residents’ lives with personalised care and activity plans.
Dementia care can have its challenges but is also incredibly rewarding. Our ‘Namaste’ programme, which uses sensory tools to create a calming atmosphere, has had a huge benefit for residents. It is wonderful to be leading a team that has such a focus on activities that engage residents living with dementia.
I feel proud to work with the team at Bradbury Court who are so dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of our residents through the care we provide.
Rachel Knighton, Perrins House Care Home Manager
My background is in nursing and I have been in the care sector for over 30 years, with roles at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and a hospice in Solihull.
In 2015, I was delighted to become Care Home Manager at Perrins House, which specialises in nursing care in Malvern.
I love being a part of a caring team that devotes each day to keeping our residents motivated, engaged and safe. Their health and well-being are our main priority and Perrins House is their home. We are a family and all the team work to make each day a good day for each resident.
Make an enquiry
If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of finding a care home or would like to book an appointment over the phone, please call us on:
01905 388 720 (Care home)
03305 550 378 (Central office)
Friends of the Elderly Malvern
148 Graham Road
Worcestershire, WR14 2HY
Friends of the Elderly, registered charity in England and Wales (no 226064); registered company in England and Wales (no 133850).
Registered office 40-42 Ebury Street, London SW1W 0LZ. A company limited by guarantee.