Edgehill Care Home in Swindon provides affordable residential, respite and palliative care for people aged 65+ with dementia or serious mental health care needs.
We have a wealth of specialist experience of caring for people with mixed dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.
We’ll get to know you through a comprehensive needs assessment. But more than that, we’ll take time to gradually build a detailed picture of you as a person – your background, what’s important to you and your interests. With as much information as possible we can precisely tailor our care and support to you.
As our residents’ needs change, so do the level and type of care they receive from us. We care for you as an individual, surrounded by all the benefits of living in a supportive community.
As well as caring for our residents we care about their families too. We don’t have set visiting times, and our door is always open for a chat. We also have a quarterly residents’ and families’ forum.
We understand that families have real concerns over the safety of residents at this time and would like to provide reassurance that we are doing everything in our power to minimise the risk of our care home residents getting COVID-19.
We’re in the Liden residential area of Swindon, a stone’s throw from the lakes and green spaces of the Liden Lagoon at the Coate Water Country Park.
Local amenities are on our doorstep, including shops, a library and community centre. And we’re within easy reach of the A419 and the M4.
Fees start from £695 per week and funding may be available.
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At Edgehill we’ve created a relaxed and homely environment for all our residents. We have five comfortable, spacious lounges, a conservatory and a dining room. There’s plenty of space for group activities, or somewhere to find a quieter spot.
Residents and visitors are welcome to use the free Edgehill Wi-Fi. All our care homes have an iPad for residents to use – Skype calls work really well – and for families to use when they visit.
We have a lovely enclosed, secure and well-established garden with a large lawn and flowerbeds. On sunny days there’s plenty of room to sit out on patios or the deck.
There’s plenty of parking for visitors.
There are 60 single bedrooms at Edgehill across the ground floor. One room can be used as a double room to accommodate a couple who wish to remain together, with their other room used as a lounge.
All our rooms have en-suites or washbasins in the room. Rooms without en-suites have accessible wetrooms and bathrooms nearby.
We encourage residents to personalise their rooms with their own photos and furniture. Personal possessions help residents feel at home, and provide extra stimulation and time for reminiscence.
Lisa Edwards is the registered manager of Edgehill Care Home in Swindon. We have a very experienced and skilled staff group with many years’ of experience.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality of care, ensuring a comfortable and supportive environment where individuality, dignity and quality of life are paramount.
We want residents to feel at home and enjoy their daily life in homely surroundings, supported by staff who really do care and enjoy being part of our residents’ lives.
Some examples of how our staff go the extra mile for our residents:
All our staff go on Agincare induction and training before starting at Edgehill.
We have staff champions for dementia, dignity, nutrition and hydration and activities. We also have staff leads for whistleblowing and safeguarding.
A professional who recently visited the home said she often refers to Edgehill as more of a social club, as there’s always something going on in the home. People can get involved in a range of activities to meet their social needs and feel included.
The home has a whole range of activities and events taking place each month. No two days are alike. We tailor our activities to meet most people’s preferences. Some examples of activities are:
Being part of the local community in Swindon is important to us, so our care home residents are connected, not isolated. Representatives from our local church visit each week.
We can also provide:
Good, wholesome home-cooked food is essential at a care home. Mealtimes at Edgehill are more than simply times to eat, they are opportunities to enjoy the company of fellow residents, friends and family.
We encourage our residents to eat together as there are so many social and nutritional benefits. However, people can choose to eat their meals in private, if they prefer.
We have four experienced cooks who prepare traditional home-cooked meals. Our cooks always ask for feedback from our residents, and are more than willing to adapt menus. Our kitchen staff have received a 5* ‘Very Good’ rating from the Food Standards Agency.
We have picture and written menus, but we always re-offer before serving, to check our residents haven’t changed their minds about what they’d like to eat.
We live away in Sweden so it is good to know that my mother is well looked after. Unfortunately, we are unable to visit too often but communication with the home is good.
My father came into the home skeletal. Very poorly. 18 months later, with the excellent care and support from the staff and management, he is a different person. He has put on weight and is happy. He has a very good rapport with all staff. He is safe and secure and is treated with dignity.
We visit every week or two. The food always looks delicious. The staff are welcoming, friendly and fantastic with the residents, always kind and caring. We are also impressed by the amount of activities that are arranged.
My mother has been a resident for a few years now, so Edgehill feels like a real home. In the beginning, she had few needs but now requires greater attention and care. For Mum; its a safe, friendly environment. For me; they give me reassurance and confidence my precious package (Mum) is being cared for and protected.
I am proud that the CQC inspectors have recognised the hard work and progress of the team, upgrading Edgehill’s CQC rating in each of the five inspection areas, albeit disappointed we achieved a Good rating for only Effective and Caring.
The report highlights the team’s compassionate care, recognising how they take people’s views into account and involve residents in decisions about their care. The inspectors were positive about the new online care planning tool, staff training, the range of activities on offer, and how staff take the time to treat residents as individuals.
We are supporting the Edgehill team to continue and ensure improvements are sustainable, to make sure that all aspects of our residents’ care are being managed properly. I am confident that the inspectors will see even more positive changes the next time they visit.
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