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The Close Care Home

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The Close Care Home offers long term care, short – stay convalescent, respite care and specialist care. In a beautiful location, close to the market towns of Abingdon and Wallingford, and also within close proximity of the city of Oxford making it the perfect location for a relaxing and sophisticated stay.

Our state of the art care home sits in four acres of landscaped gardens rolling down to the banks of the Thames.  The luxurious environment supports the highest standards of care delivery undertaken by our team of well trained and passionate staff.  Unrivalled locally as a centre of excellence.

We want our residents to believe that this is their home as much as it is ours, and we pride ourselves in treating every resident individually. We match the care they receive to their specific needs. Each resident’s Care Plan is designed to build upon their strengths and to improve quality of life, something we are constantly trying to achieve.

A note from our operations manager Victoria.

Victoria Forsythe


I joined The Close Care home at the start of April 2014 as the operations manager. Working with our skilled and dedicated teams of staff, I aim to deliver person centred care and varied service to our residents and their families of the highest level.

Having worked in both acute and nursing home settings, I finally found my roots with care of the elderly including dementia care and I believe passionately that my residents deserve the very best and this is what I endeavour to give every step of the way.

Through my enjoyment of training, I ensure that I pass on this passion to all my staff and this desire to continuously learn new ways of delivering better care is the driver for ensuring that the standard of nursing care delivered in The Close Care Home is nothing other than the best. I enjoy networking and promoting the good work we all do at The Close Care Home.

I work very closely with The Quality Monitoring Teams and the local PCT, GPs and other Health Care professionals and my aim is to ensure that my residents as well as their families have complete peace of mind to ensure that all our residents’ stay at The Close Care Home is an enjoyable and comfortable one. At the Close we are passionate about delivering the best within a luxurious, most beautiful yet comfortable and peaceful setting. The health and well being assessments plus care evaluation that are carried out prior to admission and anything that is important to our residents and staff is important to me and I look forward to welcoming you.


Victoria Forsythe