Finding a suitable home for my son was very difficult. When Cedar Care agreed to his placement at The Lodge it felt like a little miracle. It is a house in which he is now very happy with lovely kind and caring staff. The sensitive treatment and understanding of the individual make staying at The Lodge very special.
I love working here, especially as the staff are all so friendly and make you feel like a part of the team very easily.
My uncle has been at Winfield Lodgefrom January 2019. He was very active and liked his own space. Disorientate by vascular dementia, the first few weeks could have been a problem. The staff knew exactly how to defuse the situation, the best way to soothe and reassure. I am impressed by the staff, their training and experience shows. There is a full range of activities available each day. It has given my uncle a new lease of life. The recent refurbishment, still keeping with the style of the building has given it a more up to date feel, lighter and relaxing. It is always a difficult time for a family, but we can see he is well looked after and he seems more relaxed than he did at home.
A Gold Star for Mariya!
Today at Oakhill Mansions we have awarded Mariya, our Domestic...
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Response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Update to Home Status Regarding Visits
Last Update: 18th September 2020
In response to the well-publicized escalation of the second wave of COVID19, with infection rates rising rapidly in most parts of the country, we would like to provide an update into what we are currently doing as an organisation to ensure that your loved ones remain safe. With regards to the current status of Covid19 testing: despite the government’s promise for weekly testing, the availability of test kits has been patchy and we have experienced considerable delays in receiving test results. As a result, testing is neither reliable, nor accurate at this time. However, we would like to reassure you that we are taking every step possible to ensure that your loved ones continue to remain safe.
Over the last four weeks, we have only had 5 positive cases (for staff and residents combined) across the board at Cedar Care Homes. All of these cases were asymptomatic, and therefore confirming what you may have heard in the media regarding false-positive tests. Having said that, upon receiving a positive test for our staff or residents, we are seeking and following advice from PHE and the local authority on how to prevent potential outbreaks. Generally speaking, when a member of staff tests positive, they are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. And, when a Resident test is positive, they are barrier nursed in their bedroom for 14 days. In either case, we are required to lockdown the home and pause visiting during this 14-day period.
As an organisation, we have permanently adapted our systems, measures and approach with the consideration that COVID19 will be an on-going battle for the foreseeable future. For a reminder of what we are doing in terms of infection control to limit the spread of the virus, please click here. We most certainly feel that we are better-equipped to face the second wave, and are confident in doing so.
As mentioned above, we are currently pausing visits if a Resident tests positive in the home. However, you will be pleased to know, that we are in the process of creating ‘Visiting Pods’ in all of our homes. This will enable us to facilitate family visits regardless of infection rates in the community and in the unlikely event of there being positive cases or outbreaks in any of our homes.
The ‘Visiting Pods’ will be:
located inside of the home with external access for visitors, and internal access for Residents
fitted floor-to-ceiling Perspex panels for optimal transparency
fitted with a call bell feature to summon a carer if needed during your visit
fitted with a sound transmitting system to allow conversation to flow easily
will have a stringent disinfection protocol between visits
The construction of these pods is of the highest priority; each home has already had a site visit for measurements, and we are currently in the process of obtaining the necessary materials. Once we have received the materials, construction will start immediately. Whilst we are pouring all available resources into this system, we expect the pods to be available and open by the middle of October 2020. We will of course let you know as soon as we are able to commence visits using the pods.
We thank you for your continued support and patience, as always.