Robin Hood House – Berkhamsted
Residential | Specialist Dementia | Respite | Palliative Care |
Robin Hood House is a residential home for the elderly, specialising in caring for people living with dementia. Our staff have been awarded dementia accreditation by Hertfordshire county council for providing dementia care over and above the county standard. Located in the National Trust estate of Ashridge, just a short drive away from the towns of Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead.
Robin Hood House is a small home, which means that residents, staff and visitors get to know each other well. Residents are encouraged to bring items from home, to decorate their rooms. There are no set visiting hours and no area of the home is out of bounds.
The house was built by the Earl of Bridgewater and parts of it date back to the 16th century. Home cooked meals are served every day in one of the intimate dining rooms and a number of different lounges are available for the residents to use.
The grounds and surrounding countryside are a big part of the attraction for people to this home. Families can cross the road to the Golden Valley and walk for miles through Capability Brown designed Beech woods, up to the Ashridge monument and beyond. For those wishing to stay a little closer to home, a dementia friendly garden was completed in 2013, which allows residents and their families the opportunity to relax and reflect in beautiful surroundings whilst also being safe and secure.
Miranda Mead is the registered manager at Robin Hood House. She joined Benslow care homes in 2018. Miranda has been working in care for a number of years and has made a tremendous difference to Robin Hood House in her first year, redecorating a number of bedrooms, installing a new state of the art bathroom and updating the communal areas.