Riverdale Care Home

Riverdale Care Home

Riverdale Care Home

Address: Duggers Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1BA

01376 349 643 0208 953 7600

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Riverdale Care Home provides first-class individual residential and nursing care in an intimate and welcoming family atmosphere.

Charmingly situated on the bank of the River Brain in the heart of Braintree, it is set in peaceful and unspoiled surroundings.

Alongside a wide range of wellbeing and positive lifestyle initiatives, Riverdale Care Home boasts high specification facilities, including a cafe, traditional pub, a potting shed and a luxury spa and hair salon.

To get an insight into what family life is like at Riverdale Care Home, the team warmly invite you to visit the facilities.

Riverdale Care Home Reception Space


At Riverdale Care Home you will find a friendly, caring and highly-qualified team working together to provide first-class care and comfort to all, highlighting the family ethos.

Offering an extensive range of engaging hobby groups and activities, residents never have any difficulty finding something to enjoy.

For those that enjoy a quieter life, the library, smaller sensory and lounge areas, alongside the beautiful courtyard offer the perfect opportunity for relaxing.

The charming fine dining room is the ideal setting to host visiting friends and family, or to celebrate special occasions with the other residents.

Set in tranquil, landscaped surroundings Riverdale Care Home is the perfect option when looking for care in the county of Essex.  

Lounge with sofas and TV Riverdale's courtyard with seating areas


Our Care Offering

Our Facilities


Residential care

Nursing care

Dementia care

Respite care


  • Luxury Facilities
  • Double rooms for couples
  • Riverdale Café
  • Traditional Pub area
  • Sensory courtyard
  • Potting shed
  • Cinema room
  • Library
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Spa bathroom
  • Fine dining room for entertaining friends and family
  • Wellbeing & Lifestyle Programmes
  • Focused activities personalised to residents wishes
  • Lift
  • Day trips
  • Housekeeping
  • Onsite parking
  • Internet access/Wi-Fi
  • Tranquil & natural surroundings

Local areas for residents to enjoy

Braintree, Essex is a pleasant, tranquil town with good transport connections to London and close locality to Brentwood, Colchester, Chelmsford, Halstead, Epping and Ingatestone.

  • Great Notley and Black Notley lie just outside Braintree, making the picturesque parish an ideal spot for a short trip 
  • Further towards the coast is Hatfield Peveral, where history enthusiasts can learn about the village’s Norman history
  • Hatfield Broad Oak is an absolute must for anyone interested in South-East England’s storied past
  • Arts and crafts lovers can make the short trip to Blake End, Stebbing
  • Finchingfield, a truly picturesque village charms every visitor with its village pond and green
  • For nature lovers, the delightful hamlet of Bartholomew Green is a must


 Calling all heroes in blue!
Join us for a Blue Light Breakfast, a morning of appreciation, camaraderie, networking and good fun. You are welcome to use our free Wifi. Eat in and take away available.
The first Tuesday of every month.
Time: 8am-11am
Venue: Riverdale Care Home
Please call the home directly or RSVP to Lynda.Inch@westgatehc.co.uk


Riverdale welcome you to join our events and activities during Care Home Open Week.

Pop in, meet our team and residents and enjoy our hospitality.

Date: Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June
Location: 65 Duggers Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1BA

  • Monday 24th June – 10am – Join our Arts session and stay for lunch 
  • Tuesday 25th June – 7-9pm – Meet the team at our Cheese and Wine Evening 
  • Wednesday 26th June – 2-4pm – Visit the museum and reminiscence session  in the home
  • Thursday 27th June – 2-3pm – Join our resident pilates session
  • Friday 28th June – All day – Join us anytime, free lunch from 12 and dance the afternoon away with live entertainment from 2.30pm

To book your place or find out more information email riverdale@westgatehc.co.uk or call 01376 349643


Renata SulugiucRenata Sulugiuc
Home Manager, Riverdale

Renata is an experienced registered nurse with over 13 years of experience. Being an ambitious, enthusiastic and friendly care home manager with a huge passion for her work, she aims to build good team relationships enhancing the care provision at Riverdale.



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The accommodation is beautifully decorated making it feel like a home from home. It feels like a safe and well thought out environment where residents are comfortable and safe. I am proud to show both my extended family and my mums visiting friends around.Daughter of Resident, Riverdale Care Home

Daily activities are organised as an integral part of supporting the residents to stimulate their social, physical and mental well-being and is inclusive regardless of ability which helps reduce the feeling of loneliness. Residents are encouraged to join in and are provided just the right support that builds confidence. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff at Riverdale. Any request made to help and assist is always met with enthusiasm and a smile.  Daughter of Resident, Riverdale Care Home

I came here for respite only. After a period of three weeks, I came to the conclusion that I was better off here because I had no falls and my medical care was spot on. I have full support around my care and medication and I’m very happy in how this is provided. I've had no hospital visits since my admission, this is because I receive great care and full support from the staff who are lovely and kind. I love it here; I feel relaxed, I don't have to worry about anything and everyone is down to earth. Management are very helpful and we have activities on a daily basis with lots of choice.Resident

Thank you and the wonderful team at Riverdale for your professional, intelligent and caring support that you are providing to our parents.  Our priority had always been to keep Mum and Dad together, in the same rooms, however, after seeing how well Dad looked today in a separate room and how he seemed far more engaged with and interested in his surroundings it really does seem a good idea to give Dad some time to himself and for him to hopefully re-discover and act on his own wants and needs.Daughter of resident, Riverdale Care Home

Thank you so much for all the care, support and comfort that you gave my mother during her stay at Riverdale. You are all very special and should be proud of the good work that you do for all the residents and their families.Family Member, Riverdale Care Home

I'm sure that we made the right choice with Riverdale. We are comforted by the loving care that my mother received throughout her stay, which, I am sure, kept her well and protected for the final years and months of her life.Family member, Riverdale Care Home

We very much appreciate your excellent care and compassion which has not gone unnoticed. We could not have wished for better care.Wife and family members of resident

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