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Ernest Dene

Ernest Dene Residential Care Home is situated in the affluent and elegant area of London called Muswell Hill. Muswell Hill is in the London Borough of Haringey and is serviced by excellent bus routes and both the tube (Northern Line, High Barnet Branch or the Picadilly Line) and Mainline Rail service out of both Moorgate and Kings Cross towards Hertford North, Letchworth and Welyn Garden City. Ernest Dene is conveniently located to take advantage of the popular amenities offered by Muswell High Broadway with its mixture of shops, cafes and local delicatessens. Ernest Dene was a semi detached Edwardian house that was professionally and sympathically extended and refurbished to provide en-suite accommodation over three floors, all serviced by a lift and two separate stairways. These additions were made without compromising the period features and the homely character of the original building. To the rear of the home is a private garden with an overlooking patio and a walking trail to allow our residents to access all areas of the garden. Ernest Dene is truly worthy of the description “Home from Home”, and is indeed a comment that is frequently passed about the home. We offer highly professional care with a personal touch within our core principles of Care, Comfort and Compassion. Ernest Dene works to provide emotional ‘warmth’ for our residents through patience and genuine care to ensure that the total well being of our residents are met. The home provides safety and security with no unnecessary constraints on freedom or independence. We aim to create an environment which supports our residents to retain their friendships, skills, hobbies and interests. Further, we aim to promote new relationships and interests by supporting our residents to access and benefit from the local community. Ernest Dene has won its“Home from Home” reputation from our residents, their families and the clinicians that have worked with the home over the years by concentrating on every aspect of our residents’ day to ensure every day is a good day.

General Information

At Ernest Dene we are always happy to help residents achieve their personal wants and to ensure their needs are always met. We aim to promote wellness and quality of life by taking away the worries of everyday life likes bills, maintenance of your home, the worry of being alone and allow residents to concentrate on the aspects of their lives that bring them happiness and contentment. We aim to be as flexible as possible each day to support the changing nature of everyday life from the last minute support of a care giver to help you visit the shops, to allowing the wants of our residents to decide on the day’s activities rather than a timetable. Our residents can see Sharmila or Alka and are always welcome to talk over any issue, concern or idea they may have. This ensures an individual’s views are always taken into account in all decision making.

Welcome to Ernest Dene Residential Care Home. Our manager of Ernest Dene is Sharmila Rai who has worked with Ventry Residential Care at Athenaeum Residential Care Home since June 2008. She was appointed Registered Manager of Ernest Dene in August 2016 alongside her role at Athenaeum.

Sharmila has a Diploma in Nursing from Koirala Institute of Health Science, and has completed both the NVQ Level 4 in Health & Social Care and NVQ Level 4 (Registered Manager Award). Sharmila is very much a ‘hands on’ manager and enjoy interacting with her residents, their friends and relatives on a daily basis. The small and homely nature of care settings very much supports this close relationship. Sharmila is passionate about her role and works with her staff team to deliver a high quality of care to her residents every day.

Sharmila is supported in her role by Alka Lobo who has an excellent working knowledge of Ernest Dene and the Service Users. Alka holds an NVQ Level 4 Registered Managers Award and is very much ‘hands on’ and enjoys interacting with her residents, their friends and relatives on a daily basis. Again the homely nature of Ernest Dene supports this relationship.

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Contact Details
Ernest Dene Residential Care Home
8-12 Donovan Avenue
Muswell Hill
N10 2JX

Tel: 0208 883 4901
Fax: 0208 883 4531
E-mail: ernestdene@ventry-care.com