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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £830.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

James Morl is Care Home Manager at Murdoch House.

James Morl

What makes the resident experience at Murdoch House so special? We believe it’s our real sense of ‘family’ that has kindness, friendliness and respect right at its heart.

Some residents come to us for a brief respite stay, giving carers a wellearned break. Others receive longer term residential care ranging from specialist support with everyday living to a helping hand in retaining some independence. In every case we’re here to provide all the care their own family could wish for. Our pleasant Tudor-style home is located in a quiet residential area of Wokingham, within easy reach of local shops and other amenities including public transport. All areas of the home are fresh and cheerful with a choice of lively or quiet communal spaces where residents can relax with each other or welcome family and friends.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
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 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-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
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)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Our Building and Facilities

Our home provides interiors and facilities that are bright and welcoming. We encourage all residents to add personal touches to their bedrooms such as cherished pictures, mementos and items of furniture.

Murdoch House residents have a choice of television or quiet lounges plus a bright and spacious conservatory, all perfect places to welcome friends and relatives. In the warmer months people also enjoy our lovely flower borders, patio seating area, gazebos and summer house*. We’d be delighted to show you around to experience our homely, welcoming atmosphere for yourself so please arrange to pop in for a chat.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio.


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We have 24 single bedrooms. We encourage all residents to add personal touches to their bedrooms such as cherished pictures, mementos and items of furniture. Each room comes with phone and television points and residents have access to free wifi throughout the home. 

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 27
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 24

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

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

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Our team is made up of qualified naturally caring people who continue to build their skills with on-going training.

As well as providing excellent professional care, our entire team is dedicated to fostering a sense of home and of belonging. That means taking plenty of time to understand individual residents, their likes and dislikes, and exploring all the ways we can make them happy and comfortable. It’s all about giving our residents and their loved ones the confidence that we’re providing the very best of care, and delivering special resident experiences every day.

Our Team
James Morl
James Morl
Care Home Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £830.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Wokingham
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

There’s nothing quite like traditional home cooking to give everyone a lift.

We always ask residents and their families about their food preferences and dietary requirements. Our chef and catering team then work with dieticians to create meals that are nutritious and tasty, using fresh seasonal ingredients.

To add more variety, we also make a point of celebrating with special meals and events throughout the year. Residents can be served in our pleasant restaurant-style dining rooms or, if they prefer, they can take their meals in the privacy of their own rooms.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Another way we can help our residents to feel at home is for them to do familiar things. So our dedicated Activities Leaders gently encourage residents to carry on doing things they enjoy. If someone had a hobby or pastime they did before they arrived, we’ll encourage them to continue it with us. Or perhaps they may like to learn something new.

The important thing is that we treat every resident as an individual. If they enjoy sharing time with others, either in our home or on an organised trip out, they’re most welcome. Or, if they prefer quiet time alone, we’ll respect that too.

We run a busy activities programme, including one-to-one activity sessions, visits from entertainers, pet therapy, and day trips out. Our home is close to the town centre, which makes for a great day out for residents and their loved ones to spend quality time together.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Board Games, Excursions, Pet Therapy, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre.
Our Pets

We would welcome a conversation about a resident's pet and would consider accommodating them by prior arrangement.

Can You Bring Your Pet

1 Murdoch Road
RG40 2DL

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 9th December 2020
Last rated 8th January 2021

8th January 2021

23rd July 2019

3rd November 2016

2nd October 2014

1st July 2014

30th April 2014

8th March 2014

2nd October 2013

20th June 2013

1st August 2012

Registration Date 4th November 2011
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Murdoch House

Murdoch House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in January 2021.
Murdoch House provides Respite and Residential care.
Murdoch House has 27 rooms.
Prices for Murdoch House start from £830.00 per week.
Murdoch House is owned by Four Seasons Health Care.
Yes. Murdoch House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Murdoch House does offer Respite care.
No. Murdoch House does not provide care for people with Dementia.
Murdoch House comes under Wokingham.
Murdoch House accepts Local Authority clients.
Murdoch House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
James Morl is the manager of Murdoch House.

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