The Oaks Care Home

The Oaks care home

An overview

The Oaks care home in Colchester provides expert, warm, person-centred care for up to 61 older people who require dementia, nursing or residential support.

The Oaks has a beautifully decorated and homely feel.

There’s always a full diary of fun social events and activities, thanks to our dedicated activities co-ordinators.

Mealtimes are carefully planned with delicious, fresh food cooked on-site and our fully trained, friendly team of carers and nurses are on hand 24/7, whenever needed.

The home is spacious and with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, bedrooms are beautifully decorated, while the coffee lounge, cinema lounge and open-plan dining room offer the perfect place for you to relax or socialise in.

We have the added benefit of being surrounded by large gardens and well-manicured lawns, which were created by award winning gardener, author and lecturer, Beth Chatto.

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Types of care

  • Dementia care

    We specialise in providing empathetic dementia care within our nurturing care homes. Our team understands that dementia can bring unique challenges and our approach is rooted in patience and understanding. Our care homes are carefully designed to create an environment that supports the needs of individuals living with dementia, offering familiarity and comfort.

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  • Nursing care

    We take pride in offering compassionate nursing care within our well-equipped care homes. Our goal is to provide a haven of support for individuals who require specialised medical attention in a supportive environment. Our care homes are designed to ensure that residents receive the highest quality of care while enjoying a sense of familiarity and belonging.

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  • Residential care

    Our residential care provides a warm and supportive environment for residents who may need extra assistance and companionship in their daily lives. Residents are surrounded by caring staff and fellow residents who become like extended family. Individuals can receive help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, and medication management, all while enjoying the privacy and comfort of their own personal space.

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  • Respite care

    We offer a supportive solution for caregivers through our respite care services, where compassion is at the centre of everything we do. We understand that caregiving can be a rewarding yet demanding journey, which is why we offer support in our nurturing care homes. Our respite care serves as a temporary haven, allowing caregivers to take a well-deserved break while their loved ones receive professional care in a warm and welcoming environment.

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Our facilities

Our facilities include a cinema lounge, quiet areas and an expansive dining area with WiFi throughout. We are particularly proud of our attractive gardens, originally landscaped by Beth Chatto.

The decor

The decor is a  mix of traditional and contemporary decoration.

Freshly cooked meals

We offer freshly cooked meals from a varied menu and a daily on-site laundry service.

Range of activities and entertainment

There is also a varied range of activities and entertainment

Regular visits from healthcare professionals

Residents can take advantage of regular visits from healthcare professionals, expert person-centred care and even a visiting hairdresser/barber and nail care technician. Additionally we can arrange chiropody, physiotherapy, optician, dental care and escorted visits to hospital.

Quality care

Meet the team


Ana-Maria Dragoe

The home’s caring team has created a family atmosphere.

Hi, I’m Ana and I am the General Manager here at The Oaks Care Home. Welcome to our website.

With a nursing career that began in 2015, elder care has always been my passion. Prior to joining The Oaks, I gained valuable experience as the Deputy Manager at another care home, which prepared me well for my current role.

At The Oaks, I am thrilled to be part of the Aurem family, where I lead a dedicated team committed to providing exceptional care and support to our residents. Our goal is to deliver a high-quality service that caters to the unique needs of each individual. We pride ourselves on having a wonderful home environment and an outstanding team.

Our mission at The Oaks Care Home is to build a community that feels welcoming, cheerful, and vibrant. We focus on ensuring that our residents enjoy enriched and meaningful lives. Central to our philosophy is treating each resident with the same compassion and respect that we would want for our own loved ones.

We believe that every resident deserves to lead a life filled with interesting activities and fulfilling experiences. Our team works tirelessly to create a stimulating and supportive environment where everyone can thrive.

I invite you to visit us, have a chat, and discover more about the exceptional care and vibrant life we offer at The Oaks. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing what makes our home so special.

Make An Enquiry

If you or a family member are interested in coming to our home we would love to hear from you. The simplest and quickest way to get in touch is to fill out a contact form and one of the team will get back to you as soon as we can.

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We know that funding your care home stay is the biggest worry that many of our residents have. We’ve compiled a list of many of the questions and answers in our help and advice section. You can see those here.


Key features

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The Oaks Care Home

15 Oaks Drive, Colchester, Essex CO3 3PR, UK

Fulfilling Careers In Care

If you are looking for a career in care then we would absolutely love to hear from you. You can search all of our latest vacancies in all our home here.

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Our Values

Aurem Care homes are all about people caring about people, we believe our care homes should be happy homes for loved ones.

Where older adults can forge worthwhile, meaningful relationships with our team and make new friends.

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