Straven House is a listed building dating back to 1873. Transformed from a family home into a care home over 30 years ago it has retained its homely atmosphere and layout and this helps its residents feel it is their home from home.
We offer high quality residential and day care for older people, including people who are suffering from dementia and older people with physical disability.
Straven House is a beautiful home set on the edge of the Wharfe valley which overlooks the picturesque town of Ilkely, at the Southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
We ensure that our food is really tasty and that there is lots of choice available at all times. We offer an excellent range of individually prepared and nutritionally balanced texture modified meals for residents who have swallowing difficulties and an extensive range of snacks and drinks is available at all day every day.
Visitors receive a proper Yorkshire welcome at any time and if you would like to come and have a meal with your loved-one just let us know.
The information in the ‘types of care’ section of our website is general, and gives an example of some of the conditions and illnesses that we have experience with, however it is by no means exhaustive. In addition it is not uncommon for older people to experience more than one illness- for example a person with dementia may also suffer from arthritis, or have had a stroke.
Each person is an individual with different requirements, and all potential residents are fully assessed to ensure that we are able to meet their individual needs before we offer a placement.
With our experienced care team, we are able to care for people living with many different types of illnesses and conditions. Our staff are well trained and our buildings are designed to help residents to maintain their independence as much as possible. All of our homes have at least one passenger lift and are fully equipped in terms of safety, from individual call buzzers to specialised individual call systems for people who are unable to use their call buzzers.
All of our homes have both communal and quieter, more private spaces for our residents to enjoy, and benefit from many types of aids and adaptations to help our residents live as full and independent a life as possible.
The basics in healthcare which are sometimes overlooked within the care setting are observed by every member of staff here.
(Taken from an anonymous satisfaction survey)
The staff here at Straven House give discreet care, allowing people to have total freedom whilst observing the need for care as required. It’s a beautiful homely home with a welcoming atmosphere and kind and experienced staff.