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Steppingley Hospital Grounds
Ampthill Road
Steppingley
Bedfordshire
MK45 1AB

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Profile Strength
Excellent 91%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Hauwa Wilson is Home Manager at Orchid Lawns.

Situated in the affluent village of Steppingley in Bedfordshire, the home offers a supportive environment with en-suite bedrooms and comfortable lounge areas. Our dedicated team ensure we meet the resident’s individual care and social needs.

Care and support is provided in a manner that offers privacy, respect and dignity. Individuals are able to exercise maximum choice on matters relating to their daily lives.

Qualified nurses are on duty 24 hours a day and are able to cascade knowledge and experience to the team members. Each person has a comprehensive care package tailored to meet their individual needs, a named nurse and a key worker.

The home also benefits from excellent transport links to the M1 (close to junctions 12 and 13) and the train line into London is accessible from Flitwick just two miles away. Our dedicated team ensure we meet the resident’s individual care and social needs. There is an open door visiting policy and families and friends are always welcome.


Priory Adult Care
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Bariatric care, Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.

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 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.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We continue to review all national guidance, statements and requirements related to Covid-19, and are consistently implementing them as required throughout our home, as we have done throughout the pandemic. The safety of every resident in our care is our number one priority.

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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Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

Orchid Lawns provides residents with extensive communal space and comfortable lounge areas. The home has recently been refurbished and each bedroom has the added benefit of en-suite facilities, and has been designed to ensure the comfort and safety of the residents. The friendly and welcoming decor helps residents feel at home and there is a tranquil, fully enclosed garden, which offers our residents a relaxing atmosphere and a quiet retreat.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Hairdressers, Lift.

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

Brochures
orchid-lawns-brochure.pdf

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Description

The home has recently been refurbished and each bedroom, which has the added benefit of en-suite facilities, has been designed to ensure the comfort and safety of the residents. T


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

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Safe, Secure Access, Telephone Point.

Our Photos
Description

Qualified nurses are on duty 24 hours a day and are able to cascade knowledge and experience to the team members. Each person has a comprehensive care package tailored to meet their individual needs, a named nurse and a key worker.


Our Team
Hauwa Wilson
Hauwa Wilson
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Region East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.


Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.


Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.


Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.


Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

A critical component for good health.

Rating badge

Pink tick icon 4 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.


Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.


Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.


Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).


Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon Residents can get involved in the growing of food and/or ingredients on site.


Pink tick icon We grow some food and/or ingredients on site.

Activities Are So Important

Our activities co-ordinator tailors the activities on a daily basis to meet the needs of our residents. All are encouraged to share their life stories to create memory boxes and enhance person-centred care and support.

Residents can also go on our regular trips to places such as shops, garden centres, the local park and further afield.


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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, 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, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

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

Please speak to the home manager.


Can You Bring Your Pet
No

Steppingley Hospital Grounds
Ampthill Road
Steppingley
Bedfordshire
MK45 1AB

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Requires Improvement
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 9th July 2021
Last rated 10th August 2021
Reports

10th August 2021

13th January 2021

29th May 2019

21st September 2016

14th March 2016

11th August 2015

20th March 2015

9th January 2014

18th July 2013

14th May 2013

29th May 2012

2nd April 2012

16th February 2012

31st October 2011

Registration Date 19th January 2011
Service Provider Health & Care Services (NW) Limited, GU7 1UW
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Hospital, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Orchid Lawns

Orchid Lawns was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in August 2021.
Orchid Lawns provides Nursing and Dementia care.
Orchid Lawns has 24 rooms.
Orchid Lawns is owned by Priory Adult Care.
No. Orchid Lawns does not offer Residential care.
No. Orchid Lawns does not offer Respite care.
Yes. Orchid Lawns does provide care for people with Dementia.
Orchid Lawns comes under Central Bedfordshire.
Orchid Lawns accepts Local Authority clients.
Orchid Lawns accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Hauwa Wilson is the manager of Orchid Lawns.

Profile Last Updated: 08 Aug 2022 | Report this Profile

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