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River Court

Explorer Drive, Watford,
WD18 6TQ

Welcome to River Court Residential and Nursing Home in Watford

River Court is made up of four houses that are surrounded by attractive landscaped grounds. You'll find us situated close to a local bus route, Cassiobury Park and the nearby shops.

We keep rules and regulations to a minimum for our residents, allowing them as much independence as possible, while at the same time providing round the clock support from our highly trained care team.

The atmosphere at our home is warm and friendly, with the focus on our residents' dignity and quality of life. The care we provide is tailored to each person's specific needs.

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Care types

  • In addition to person centred care, we provide nursing staff to support residents who require qualified nursing care.

  • We offer 24-hour personal support to those with a condition that requires frequent specialised, qualified nursing care.

  • We provide respectful pro-active care for residents and relatives in their last days of life. We ensure that their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs are considered and met.

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Customer Satisfaction Report

We're always striving to improve our treatments and services so feedback from residents and relatives is very important to us. The results of this help us provide the best care possible.

Care Quality Commission Report

We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This helps us to identify how we can deliver person-centred care for the people living in Bupa homes.


Life at River Court

We aim to find something fun and engaging for residents to look forward to every day. A varied and inclusive activity programme is a vital part of the care we provide.

Our activities

Sing-alongs, movement to music, board games and garden walks are among some of the most popular activities at our home. We have a four dedicated activity co-ordinator as well as an activities supervisor who make sure there's something to suit all interests and levels of mobility. Friends and family are welcome to come along and join in with our residents at any time.


Residents are free to pursue their own interests, of course. The mobile library visits often and local entertainers pop in to perform from time to time, much to our residents' delight. There are also a range of religious services held weekly in the home.

Additional information

  • Bingo
  • Reminiscence sessions
  • Gardening
  • Regular days out

Our food

Mealtimes are something our residents look forward to, with delicious dishes prepared using fresh ingredients by our experienced chef and catering team. Residents have the choice of eating in the comfort of their room or in our dining area. We also have have a Nite Bite menu available. 

Additional information

  • Dietary requirements catered for
  • Easy-to-read menu
  • Snacks available
  • Tea and coffee served throughout the day

Come and visit us for afternoon tea and we will show you around

We have a team on hand who will be happy to answer any questions you have about our homes

How do I arrange a visit?

We have an open door policy, so you are welcome to pop in to the home at any time. However, we recommend you avoid visiting at main meal times as these can be very busy. If you would like to speak to the home manager when you visit, you can make an appointment by calling us first.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Depending on its size, new residents are welcome to bring furniture to their new room. Many of our residents bring a favourite armchair or pictures and other small belongings to personalise their room.

How soon can I move in?

This depends on availability of rooms in the home, understanding the cost of care and the person moving in receiving a care assessment.

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Care Home facilities

Our rooms

All of our bedrooms have en-suite toilet facilities, smoke detectors and a 24-hour call system for added peace of mind as well as with thermostatic radiators. Some rooms also have delightful views out across the grounds.

Residents are encouraged to personalise their room with their favourite ornaments, pictures and small items of furniture.

Additional information

  • 120 rooms across four houses
  • On-site parking
  • Rooms cleaned every day
  • Co-ordinated soft furnishings

Care facilities

  • Individual diets catered for
  • 24 hour call system
  • Residents access to a GP
  • Highly trained nursing staff
  • Specialist dementia staff
  • Personalised care plan
  • Access to an optician
  • Access to 24 hour care
  • Dedicated activity co-ordinator
  • Electric profiling beds
  • Laundry and cleaning services

Room facilities

  • Direct garden access
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Rooms with garden view
  • Rooms with patio
  • TV points

Indoor facilities

  • Communal flat screen TV
  • Communal lounge
  • Freeview
  • Lift access
  • Quiet lounge
  • Smoke detector
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi hotspots
  • Lift to all floors

What's next?

Book a visit

Call now to book a visit and meet our care home manager, who can answer any questions you may have.

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