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Comberton Road
Toft
Cambridgeshire
CB23 2RY

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Profile Strength
Excellent 96%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,025.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Laura Adams is Manager at Home Meadow.

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes? 

I was looking to go back into a Home Managers role and after my interview with senior management I felt that the company was a company I wanted to work for as we shared the same values.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? 

I was a Deputy manager at a nursing home and prior to that I was a registered manager for over 4 years.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? 

Supporting the staff to develop and making a difference to the residents day.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date? 

Taking a home from Inadequate with CQC to Good in all areas, it was hard work but the outcome was well worth it.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date? 

Registering as Home Manager and turning homes around to receive 5 Goods from CQC.

Laura Adams

Home Meadow is a warm, bright and welcoming home in Cambridgeshire, which provides both residential and dementia care. It is laid out in attractive wings called Snowdrop, Primrose, Fuchsia, and Bluebell; each with its own lounge and dining area as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities. The spacious bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and exceptionally well furnished. We encourage residents to bring items of their own furniture and possessions to complement those provided and to make their room feel personal and individual.

As well as residential care, we provide specialist care and support for individuals with dementia.  We also host a monthly ‘Dementia Awareness Support Group’ meeting on the last Wednesday of every month, which invites home-based carers from the local communities to attend for friendly support, advice and guidance.

Home Meadow is situated in the quiet West Cambridgeshire village of Toft and overlooks unspoilt countryside.  Many rooms have views over the grounds and beyond, offering a relaxing and peaceful environment. The gardens are stocked with trees, shrubs, roses and bedding plants that provide year round colour and interest, whilst large windows flood the rooms with light. Intimate courtyard gardens provide a quiet sun-trap where residents can sit sheltered from the wind and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Covid-19 Emergency Support Framework
The regulatory body has assessed care providers on their ability to manage four key areas during the pandemic.  Click here to download their assessment.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Our care home has WiFi in some of our residents’ rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

Our care home provides a telephone in some of our residents’ rooms.

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Minimum Age
65

Admission Category Support For
Profession Masons, Retired Actors, Retired Advertising Executives, Retired Civil Service, Retired Clergy, Retired Entertainers, Retired Medical, Retired Military, Retired Musicians, Retired Police, Retired Professionals, Retired Teachers.
Religion Anglican / C of E, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Charismatics, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Methodist, Orthodox Christian, Other, Presbyterian.
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
Contract
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Our Building and Facilities
  • 49 bedrooms
  • In-house hairdressing salon provides all usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Visiting optician, dentist and chiropodist
  • Pretty intimate gardens
  • Exceptionally well furnished interior
  • A number of spacious lounge and dining areas
  • Hosts monthly ‘Dementia Awareness Support Group’
  • Caters for both residential and dementia care needs

Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1980

How Many Floors We Have
1

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Chiropractor, Cinema, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Minibus, Optician, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Brochures
Home-Meadow brochure.pdf

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Description

All bedrooms are well equipped and we happily support residents if they wish to include their own treasured furnishings, such as a favourite table, pictures, a chair and ornaments. Each room also has phone and television points.

Even WiFi is available to those wishing to access the Internet in communal areas.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 49
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 17

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

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Description

We recognise that every person is different, so we create tailored care plans for each and every resident.

We work closely to identify the best care to suit your needs and the most appropriate setting in which this should be delivered.

We involve families and friends in the creation of each plan using the ‘care passports’ and life history records, so that each person receives the most beneficial care and support, taking into account their health and wellbeing, aspirations, wants, likes and dislikes.

We believe that our dedication to delivering the most individualised, personal care to all our residents is what makes us stand out, and ensures our residents enjoy living their lives to their fullest potential.


Our Team
Laura Adams
Laura Adams
Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes? 

I was looking to go back into a Home Managers role and after my interview with senior management I felt that the company was a company I wanted to work for as we shared the same values.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? 

I was a Deputy manager at a nursing home and prior to that I was a registered manager for over 4 years.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? 

Supporting the staff to develop and making a difference to the residents day.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date? 

Taking a home from Inadequate with CQC to Good in all areas, it was hard work but the outcome was well worth it.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date? 

Registering as Home Manager and turning homes around to receive 5 Goods from CQC.

Helen Hensman
Helen Hensman
Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes? I was impressed with what the company had to offer, I also liked that it was like no other job I have done in the past.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? I was an administrator for a construction consultancy firm.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? Leaving at the end of the day feeling that I’ve made a difference

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date? Every day is a challenge trying to carry out all aspects of my role whilst responding to requests from Managers, staff and visitors. I enjoy a challenge.

Julie Bywater
Julie Bywater
Cook

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? I enjoy all my working day

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date? Making sure that everyone is happy

What has been your biggest career highlight to date? Most days are a highlight

Matthew McKeown
Matthew McKeown
Maintenance Person

Why did you decide to work for Healthcare Homes?

I felt that the job would give me variety and i like being resourceful.

Whats your favourite part of your working day and why?

My days are never the same and that's why i like the job. So much variation. 

What qualities do you think makes a good Home Manager?

I believe that the qualities should be that they are approachable and never ask someone to do something that they are not prepared to do themselves. 

What do you enjoy most about working at this Care Home?

Helping to improve the residents lives. 

Debbie Marlow
Debbie Marlow
Activities Co-ordinator

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Empathetic, Reliable, Caring, Observant, Supportive, Patience, Confident, Respectful and a jack of all trades.  

Whats been your biggest professional challenge in your current role or in your career to date?

Getting the confidence to stand in front of groups of people to deliver an activity. 

What has been your biggest careers highlight to date?

Each day is a highlight because each day there is something that makes me realise and appreciate why i do this job. 

What do you enjoy the most about working at this Care Home?

I enjoy the 1:1 interaction with the residents. I love listening to their stories of them growing up and their memories. I love being able to get reactions from residents who normally don't interact often.  


Alex Reed
Alex Reed
Domestic

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

I enjoy knitting, reading and colouring pictures and spending time with family. 

What do you enjoy the most about working at Home Meadow?

I love helping people in all ways that I can.

What is your favourite part of your working day and why?

I love my role as no days are the same. Every day a new challenge arises and me and the team i work with work together to complete.

Lucy Dean
Lucy Dean
Care Assistant

Why did you decided to work at Home Meadow?

To contribute to the workforce during the pandemic and to continue to work within the care environment whilst my uni is closed.

Whats been your biggest professional challenge in your current role?

Covid has been challenging as mask create a barrier to communication with the residents; however it has been great to overcome these challenges and develop skills to show care and empathy whilst wearing the PPE.

What do you look forward to the most about working at this care home?

Developing a great working relationship with residents and being able to provide the high end care they need and deserve. I love to be able to out a smile on there face. 

Hope Connolly
Hope Connolly
Head House Keeper

What is your favourite part of your working day?

The end of the day is because i can look back at it and see what my team has achieved.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

A listening ear, enforcing the rules in a polite manner, someone to confide in.  

What do you enjoy the most about working in this care home?

Being part of a team. 

Sophie Loveridge
Sophie Loveridge
Care Assistant

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I wanted to build my knowledge of care and work with a variety of residents with different needs. 

Whats has been the biggest career highlight to date?

Making the residents smile who normally wouldn't and dancing and signing with them. 

What do you enjoy the most about working in the care home?

Looking forward to getting to know each resident more and building my knowledge base. 

Marion Taylor
Marion Taylor
Domestic Assistant and Carer

Why did you decided to work for Healthcare Homes?

I love looking after people as i looked after a family member and thought i would join the team. I started on the domestic team and have started on the care side the last few months. 

Whats your favourite part of your working day?

Seeing the residents and having a chat with them about there day and seeing how i can help them in any way. 

What do you enjoy most about working at this care home?

Is getting to build a relationship with each and every resident within the home. 

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,025.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £950.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £900.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Region East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Nutrition is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents; not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but ultimately we want residents to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.

Our chefs and nutritional leads fully assess all dietary needs, including likes and dislikes, allergies. special diets, through to preferred portion sizes and meal times. This is recorded and regularly monitored so the chefs are fully aware of everyone’s personal preferences.

All homes display a daily food menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mid-morning, afternoon and evening snacks and drinks are also served, however sandwiches, biscuits and other refreshments are available at any time of the day.

Our catering teams pride themselves on producing food of the highest quality, with many homes using local suppliers and all homes creating fresh, homemade dishes each and every day.


We Serve Food At
All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Gluten-free, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Menu
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Activities Are So Important

Activities and entertainment are a core part of quality care.

We pride ourselves on offering a diverse, enriching range of activities and entertainment at each of our homes. At each home, a dedicated activities coordinator is responsible for researching and facilitating enjoyable activities for residents every day.

A weekly timetable of activities is in place at each home, supplemented by additional opportunities. We take on board feedback and requests for new activities or outings, so that residents are able to continue to enjoy the hobbies and pastimes they have participated in over the years.

Regular activities include:

  • Craft sessions
  • Musical entertainment from local entertainers
  • Exercise and dance classes
  • Beauty treatments
  • Quiz sessions
  • Film clubs
  • Gardening and birdwatching
  • Specialist activities include:
  • Visits from ‘Pets as Therapy’ dogs
  • Intergenerational projects with local toddler groups
  • Fishing expeditions
  • Visits to local attractions
  • Public events and fetes

At Home Meadow we have: 

  • Bingo
  • Board games and group crosswords
  • Reading and poetry group
  • Manicures, pedicures and hairdressing
  • Baking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Reminiscence memory boxes
  • Weekly trips out
  • Sing-Along
  • Weekly Church service
  • Choir visit
  • Annual events
  • Weekly activities planner
  • Students and local groups visit regularly
  • Weekly dance for Parkinson’s class
  • Gardening group
  • Volunteers visit regularly

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Timetables
3rd August 2020 Activity Planner.odt

Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Theatre.
Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

We Welcome
Cats, Dogs, Others (subject to review).

Comberton Road
Toft
Cambridgeshire
CB23 2RY

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/fdfb308f-742e-442f-b865-262a47342da9
Report Published 27th September 2018
Registration Date 23rd December 2010
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Home Meadow

Home Meadow was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in September 2018.
Home Meadow provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Home Meadow has 49 rooms.
Prices for Home Meadow start from £1,025.00 per week.
Home Meadow is owned by Healthcare Homes Group Limited.
Yes. Home Meadow does offer Residential care.
Yes. Home Meadow does offer Respite care.
Yes. Home Meadow does provide care for people with Dementia.
Home Meadow comes under Cambridgeshire.
Home Meadow accepts Local Authority clients.
Home Meadow accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Laura Adams is the manager of Home Meadow.

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