Ritson Lodge

Lowestoft Road
Hopton On Sea
Great Yarmouth
NR31 9AH


Tel: 01502 734000

Care Provider: Barchester Healthcare Homes Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Pamela Mauchaza is General Manager at Ritson Lodge.

Hi, my name is Pamela, and I am the General Manager here at Ritson Lodge. Welcome to our website!

I am a qualified nurse, trained at the Royal London hospital, where I worked briefly before joining the private sector. My passion lies with community and care homes and I have extensive management experience as a home manager and care consultant.

I am proud to be part of the team here at Ritson Lodge and to work for Barchester. My team and I are dedicated to making each day different and special for residents. The care we deliver is person-centred, ensuring that individual needs and requirements are met and that residents retain as much independence as possible with support to continue pursuing the interests and hobbies they have always enjoyed.

Pamela Mauchaza

Ritson Lodge Care Home has been specifically designed to provide high quality residential and nursing care to older people, including those living with dementia. Alongside this, we also offer respite care and short breaks, which can now be booked up to a year in advance. Our team of qualified and dedicated staff focus on the individual needs of each resident and are committed to providing quality care in a warm and homely environment.

Our high standards are reflected across all aspects of life at Ritson Lodge, including our hospitality, food and activities services. Our skilled chefs are passionate about providing wonderful food that is both tasty and nutritious, whilst our activities coordinators work hard to build extensive social programmes that are tailored to the interests and needs of those we support.

Residents living with dementia are cared for in our dedicated Memory Lane Community, where our highly skilled dementia experts offer high quality care based on the latest research to ensure the best quality of life and independence for each individual.

Ritson Lodge is situated with the picturesque village of Hopton-On-Sea, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful coastline of Norfolk. We welcome visitors at any time, so please feel free pop in and experience what we have to offer for yourself.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Elderly Frail.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Our care is as unique as the residents who live here. Our person-centred approach allows us to really get to know the people we care for and understand what’s right for them. We encourage loved ones to get involved and give feedback so that we can provide the best services possible. There’s also a whole host of features and facilities available to those living with us that really help to make this place feel like a home away from home.

Please follow this link to view our virtual tour.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

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

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

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Vegetable Plot, Seating, Scenic Views, Wheelchair Friendly Access, Communal Patio, Sensory Garden.

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Accommodation facilities include:

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
  • Room with garden views
  • Secure access to building
  • Smoke detectors
  • Special bed
  • Telephone points can be installed in bedroom
  • Thermostatic radiators
  • TV in bedroom

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Single Room.

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

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Alarm, Catch up TV.

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We strive to make life at Barchester care homes as stimulating and fulfilling as possible and are committed to ensuring independence, dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.

From carers and nurses to activities co-ordinators and chefs, our compassionate staff are all trained to use a person-centred approach and spend time getting to know every individual in order to learn what they like and what is important to them.

Our Carers
Julie Durrant
Julie Durrant
Head of Residential

My name is Julie and I am the Head of Residential here at Ritson Lodge. I have over 25 years' experience in both the private sector and the NHS. During this time, I gained several health and social care qualifications.

Before joining the Ritson Lodge family in August 2017, I worked for 5 years as a Deputy Manager in a different residential care home. My goal is to provide high quality, person-centred care to those we support.

Jo Dunlop
Jo Dunlop

Hello, my name is Jo. I have been a Home Administrator at Barchester Healthcare for over 15 years. The role is varied and very interesting and entails a multitude of tasks that keep me busy for most days. I coordinate and facilitate all administration issues as well as management support. My role covers all financial aspects of the running of the home and you can contact me at any time to discuss anything relating to finances.

Rita Matusevicieute
Rita Matusevicieute
Activities Co-ordinator

Hello, my name is Rita and I have worked in care for over ten years. I previously worked in London but decided to start a new adventure by moving to Norfolk. I am very passionate about what I do and love to spend time with the residents – bringing smiles and making them happy!

Andy Wise
Andy Wise
Head Chef

As Head Chef, Andy will make sure that every meal time is of a high standard and enjoyed by our residents. Andy is responsible for meeting any special dietary requirements. He enjoys providing quality food and catering to our visitors, relatives and guests whenever they visit Ritson Lodge.

Teesha Naczk
Teesha Naczk
Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Teesha and I am one of the care assistants at Ritson Lodge. I really enjoy working here and love making residents smile.

Lauraine Lewis
Lauraine Lewis
Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Lauraine and I am a care assistant at Ritson. I have been working here since early 2018. I cared for my Mum before I came to work at Ritson Lodge, so I know how important it is to provide good care.

Marie Buck
Marie Buck
Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Marie and I am a care assistant here at Ritson Lodge. I have been working here for nearly three years and love my job.

Fiona Lingham
Fiona Lingham

Hello, my name is Fiona and I am a Nurse at Ritson Lodge care home. I have been working as a nurse for 15 years but moved to Ritson Lodge at the beginning of 2019.

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our catering team at Ritson Lodge are proud to serve traditional and nutritious meals throughout the day. We offer light snacks and our residents like nothing more than to relax by the coffee lounge area, with cakes and biscuits provided daily. Our catering team cares for Individual dietary requirements that suits the individual. Please see our example menus below to get a flavour of the food we serve.

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish.  To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops.  Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation.  The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

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Activities At Home
Music, Painting, Gardening, Quiz Games, Pet Therapy, Crafts, Board Games, Flower Arranging, Exercise Class, Crosswords, Word Games, Excursions, Animal Petting, 1 to 1 Activities, Reminiscence, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

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

Lowestoft Road
Hopton On Sea
Great Yarmouth
NR31 9AH

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/4f566dc2-d28f-4e1c-8666-ee81537d91ab
Report Published 9th August 2019
Registration Date 29th May 2013
Bus Stop nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Shops, Restaurant, Pub.

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