Leah Lodge Care Home

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Profile Strength
Excellent 90%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Sue Hill is General Manager at Leah Lodge Care Home.

What I do:
I am the General Manager of Rectory Court, as such I have the overall responsibility of the home with the support from my team. My role can vary from day to day and no two days are ever the same .

My experience:
I have been working in the care industry for over 30 years, starting as a care assistant then going back to further education to become a manager first for Suffolk County Council and then into the private sector. I have a passion for Dementia care and hold an advanced Dementia training qualification in addition I have a Dementia mapping qualification which I undertook with Bradford University.

About me:
I am 55 and have been married for over 30 years to Adrian a teacher, I have two sons Tim and Tom both currently studying at university. I am a highly competitive person who likes to succeed. I love to shop and find a bargain!

Sue Hill

If you are seeking residential dementia care or non-residential day care for someone with dementia, we have the expertise and luxury facilities here at Leah Lodge in Blackheath, South London to take care of your loved one and ensure they continue to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Our friendly management team has an unrivalled depth and breadth of experience gained from many years’ service in all aspects of high-quality residential care. They dedicate their extensive knowledge and skill to leading and mentoring staff so that, together, we are the difference in the lives of every individual within our care.

Our friendly team of compassionate carers offer real understanding and in-depth professional knowledge, a dignified lifestyle, carefully chosen activities and expert specialist care 24 hours a day, every day.

Following an extensive programme of remodelling and refurbishment, Leah Lodge’s boutique care home opened in October 2015 and today it is home for a small group of 48 residents; this is the perfect number to ensure a close sense of community, whilst allowing the highest standards of personalised care. It is part of the Cinnamon Care Collection, an exclusive group of luxury care homes and retirement villages throughout the country, which is dedicated to great design and outstanding care.

At Leah Lodge you can be certain of a luxurious, safe and happy home environment that goes hand in hand with the reassurance of professional care at all times.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, 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 Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
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 Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

“We have a safe visiting space to support relative and resident visits”

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)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s 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
45

Our Building and Facilities

Situated in Blackheath, Leah Lodge is a short walk away from Blackheath Station. Greenwich Park, a Royal Park and one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London, is close by.

Our boutique residential care home offers 48 comfortable rooms, each with its own private wet room, coupled with round-the-clock care for people living with dementia. Daily housekeeping and laundry come as standard. So, too, do a feeling of security, friendship and being at home.

There are three comfortable lounges where our residents can take part in a range of carefully chosen activities that give the right levels of stimulation while respecting each individual’s need for safety and calm. Popular favourites are our regular Ladies Afternoon and knitting group. Family and friends are invited to come and join us for parties, birthday celebrations and more.

In addition to a cheery café, there are three dining rooms where residents can enjoy delicious, home-cooked food with seasonal ingredients, attentive service and an understanding of what each individual resident enjoys. Every meal we serve has to be something we’d be proud to present to our nearest and dearest at a special family gathering.

Outside there are three small gardens where residents can enjoy gardening or simply sit and chat in the sun.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Coffee Shop, Day Centre, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

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

How 'Smart' Are We?
Electronic Visitor Register, Individual Heating Controls, Reduce Plastic Use.

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Description

Our boutique residential care home offers 48 comfortable rooms, each with its own private wet room, coupled with round-the-clock care for people living with dementia. Daily housekeeping and laundry come as standard. So, too, do a feeling of security, friendship and being at home.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 48
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 48

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Tea and Coffee-making Facilities, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Description

At Leah Lodge, we are determined to be the difference in senior care, both in the luxurious quality of our home and the outstanding dementia care we provide, both residential and day care. You can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive expert specialist care 24 hours a day, every day.

Every person is special and unique. It follows that every person has slightly different needs. We put our residents’ needs at the heart of everything we do, from the care plans shaped around each individual we look after to the delicious, home-cooked food that takes personal preferences and nutritional needs into account, and the carefully chosen activities.

Our friendly team of compassionate carers have in-depth knowledge of the different stages and types of dementia, coupled with insight into the experience of living with the condition and the complex nature of communication. Combined with their extensive experience, this ensures that our residents living with dementia receive the empathy, continuity and consistency that are so vital to their sustained well-being.

In fact, every single aspect of our dementia care is designed to preserve the security, dignity and independence of people living with dementia, and make their lives more joyful and fulfilling.


Our Team
Jessica Tettey
Jessica Tettey
Home Admissions Advisor

Joined April 2019


My role is to support residents and families who are looking for a care home for their loved one.  This journey usually choice or by necessity is often a difficult one.  I feel very privileged that this is my job as I get a great deal of satisfaction from helping people in any way I can.I joined the team at Rectory Court in April 2019. Having worked in a similar role for the past four years. Originally I was an Estate Agent before I moved into the care / retirement sector in 2015 and have honestly never looked back.I am from Wirral in Cheshire where I worked for a corporate estate agent for most of my working life with some time in banking.  In 2015 myself and my husband relocated to Essex due to an opportunity we couldn’t miss, later moving to SE London to be closer to family just before we got married and had our son in 2018.  When I am not in work I like to make the most of quality time with my husband and son.

Sue Hill
Sue Hill
General Manager

What I do:
I am the General Manager of Rectory Court, as such I have the overall responsibility of the home with the support from my team. My role can vary from day to day and no two days are ever the same .

My experience:
I have been working in the care industry for over 30 years, starting as a care assistant then going back to further education to become a manager first for Suffolk County Council and then into the private sector. I have a passion for Dementia care and hold an advanced Dementia training qualification in addition I have a Dementia mapping qualification which I undertook with Bradford University.

About me:
I am 55 and have been married for over 30 years to Adrian a teacher, I have two sons Tim and Tom both currently studying at university. I am a highly competitive person who likes to succeed. I love to shop and find a bargain!

Nancy Johnson
Nancy Johnson
Administrator

I am overjoyed to be part of the Leah Lodge team. I am really excited to watch this home be successful and, most of all, see the residents receiving excellent care and living in the luxury accommodation we offer.

Being part of the team from the beginning gives me great pleasure; I have been able to get to know our residents and their families, and show the pride and passion we aim to deliver to Leah Lodge at all times.

I have worked in varied roles within the care industry for the last five years. These range from working in the Support Office delivering general support to the homes when they were under pressure, completing payrolls, purchase ledger, sales and finance. Whist I enjoyed the variety of work, the best part for me was being out visiting the homes, helping the employees and mainly caring for the residents. That is what led me to work as an Administrator at Leah Lodge.

Cherrie Williams
Cherrie Williams
Head Housekeeper

My working experiences include working in a care home environment, 4 & 5 star hotels and also leisure centre’s for the past 30 years’.

Myself and my highly-experienced team, are really enjoying making sure that very high standards are maintained, so that residents, visitors and staff have a clean, safe, welcoming environment to live in, visit and work.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and writing music, socialising with friends and family and walking my dog Edna.

Funding Types
Local Authority Lewisham
Region London
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

At Cinnamon we believe in delicious, home-cooked food, attentive service and understanding what each resident enjoys. Every meal we serve has to be something we’d be proud to present to our nearest and dearest at a special family gathering.

Our restaurant menu evolves with the changing seasons and tastes of our residents who help to plan each meal by offering our chefs feedback and ideas. From the quality of the fresh, locally sourced ingredients and nutritional balance to the attractive presentation, we’re there to listen and make sure that each meal feels like something special, not an afterthought.

Relax and enjoy yourself in our sociable residents’ dining rooms or take an active part preparing food in our life skill kitchens. Enjoy a healthy snack in the comfort of your en-suite room. Catch up with guests or fellow residents over a tasty treat in our comfortable lounges and cheery cafés. And if you’re hungry later on, there’s always a selection of fruit, snacks and hot and cold drinks to enjoy.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

There are three comfortable lounges where our residents can take part in a range of carefully chosen activities that give the right levels of stimulation while respecting each individual’s need for safety and calm. Popular favourites are our regular Ladies Afternoon and knitting group. Family and friends are invited to come and join us for parties, birthday celebrations and more.

Having our own transport opens up opportunities for days out to the many local attractions in and around Blackheath. Whether it’s our regular ‘Let’s Go Down The Pub’, a visit to Eltham Palace, a stroll around Greenwich Park or simply the chance to take in the view from the Royal Observatory, every single trip is arranged to keep our residents feeling stimulated, connected and happy.


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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Pet Therapy, Pilates, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Our Pets

subject to General Manager approval


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

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

Leah Lodge
Blessington Road
London
SE13 5EB

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/fbef3e4d-198e-424b-afdd-d46d7e456c57
Report Published 17th April 2019
Registration Date 3rd December 2016
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Leah Lodge Care Home

Leah Lodge Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in April 2019.
Leah Lodge Care Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Leah Lodge Care Home has 48 rooms.
Leah Lodge Care Home is owned by Cinnamon Care Collection.
Yes. Leah Lodge Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Leah Lodge Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Leah Lodge Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Leah Lodge Care Home comes under Lewisham.
Leah Lodge Care Home does not accept Local Authority clients.
Leah Lodge Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Sue Hill is the manager of Leah Lodge Care Home.

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