St Katharine's House

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Ormond Road
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 8EA

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Profile Strength
Very Good 80%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,010.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Seung Ping Riggs is Care Home Manager at St Katharine's House.

Seung Ping has been the manager of St Katharine’s Care Home since 2018. She aims to develop the team while transmitting Gold Care Homes's core values to each individual to build a strong foundation and continually improve the quality of care they provide.

Seung has been able to enhance her leadership capabilities and has allowed her to learn from her staff, residents, and their families. The role is highly dynamic which means every day brings forth new challenges allowing the team at St Katharine's to adapt and improve over time.

Seung Ping Riggs

St Katharine’s offers first class care for residents over 65 set in picturesque ground of five acres.  Located conveniently near Wantage Shopping Centre, which is regularly used by shopping trips by our residents, the home benefits from many local attractions. Each one of our residents enjoys unique, personalised care, built around them and designed to make their stay with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.

Visit the home and you’ll find a huge range of facilities on offer, including hairdressing facilities, chiropody, dental/eye care as well as a host of social activities to keep our residents busy. Of course, the best way to see the superb care and wonderful facilities we offer is to visit for yourself, meet our care team and see why we believe that St Katharine’s Care Home is uniquely placed to deliver graceful, caring living. St Katharine’s Care

Home offers the full range of services including:

  • Respite and Day Care
  • Residential Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Nursing, and
  • Palliative and End of Life Care

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, High Dependency, Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care, Reablement, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, 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 Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
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 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.
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

More details coming soon

Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

The wonderful facilities at St Katharine’s Care Home make a world of difference to our residents. Whether it’s chatting in the cafe, pottering around the extensive gardens or enjoying the peace and quiet of the lounge, there really is a favourite place for everyone. Rooms at St Katharine’s Care Home vary in style and facilities, but the majority offer:

  • Modern room furniture
  • Views of our extensive landscaped gardens
  • TV and Telephone points
  • Single or double sized rooms
  • Welcome toiletries upon arrival

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden.

Brochures
St_Katharines_House_BROCHURE_Final_301018.pdf

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Description

Rooms at St Katharine’s House vary in style and facilities, but the majority offer:

  • Modern room furniture
  • Views of our landscaped gardens
  • TV and Telephone points
  • Single or double sized rooms

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 76

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Unfurnished.

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

Description

We take as much care of our staff as we do of our residents. Delivering excellent care is key at Gold Care Homes. It motivates the way we invest, train and measure staff wellbeing. This ensures our entire workforce is fully engaged and is driving towards our corporate goals.

We are active in pursuing a fully dedicated workforce and monitor the feedback of our staff through an annual Health and Happiness survey. After all, a happy workforce provides a happy service! We use a range of corporate initiatives to support staff engagement levels including: involving our staff when developing individual care home strategies, investment in training and development, identifying future stars in the business as well as regular social events. We recently launched our very own Dragons Dens style ideas forum, where staff, residents and their families can present their ideas to promote efficiency and improve the experience of our residents.

To us, each and every resident is an individual. Each has his or her own life story. Each has their own likes and dislikes. Each has their own way of living. All of our residents enjoy their own care plan, tailored specifically for them. This allows us to build their care around their preferences, lifestyles and routines. It’s all part of our philosophy to see the person for who they are, not masked by age or condition. Everything we do is driven by this genuinely caring, person-centred approach.


Our Team
Seung Ping Riggs
Seung Ping Riggs
Care Home Manager

Seung Ping has been the manager of St Katharine’s Care Home since 2018. She aims to develop the team while transmitting Gold Care Homes's core values to each individual to build a strong foundation and continually improve the quality of care they provide.

Seung has been able to enhance her leadership capabilities and has allowed her to learn from her staff, residents, and their families. The role is highly dynamic which means every day brings forth new challenges allowing the team at St Katharine's to adapt and improve over time.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,010.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,284.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,100.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Region South 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

Our food service has been designed to replicate a home setting. The food has been specially selected to ensure our residents receive the right balance of nutrients while still appeasing to the varied taste buds on offer. Whether it’s a late morning breakfast or an early dinner on the garden green, our in house food specialists will ensure every meal is an experience not to forget.

Every meal we produce for our residents reflects their own specific dietary needs as laid out in their care plan. It’s a cornerstone of our care policy and key to our person-centred approach. Besides the regular meal times, our food specialists regularly organise bespoke eating experiences, from outdoor BBQs to themes dinner parties. Restaurant experiences are also available for when visitors wish to eat private meals with their loved ones.

Visitors are also free to try our meals – just ask our Care Home Manager for a free tasting session.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Our Activities Co-ordinators play a fundamental part in delivering our mission of enhancing the lives of our residents by creating a fun and hugely varied program for everyone to participate. A great source of fun and laughter, our range of activities really help each resident live their life to the full. Here at Gold Care Homes, we believe independent activity, hobbies and day to day chores boast self confidence. By taking the time to understand each residents capabilities, we’re able to build a personalized activity plan.

Our aim is to create a programme that encourages as much interaction and enjoyment as possible. As you’d expect, most activities are indoors. However, when the weather permits, we make the most of our lovely outdoor patio areas and landscaped gardens. When our residents are feeling a little adventurous, we also plan nationwide trips to popular landmarks!


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Timetables
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Activities At Home
Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping, Theatre.

Ormond Road
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 8EA

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/104fbdf8-941e-4446-959f-a4d58a559b25
Report Published 18th July 2019
Registration Date 7th January 2011
Transport
Bus Stop nearby.

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

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

Frequently asked questions about St Katharine's House

St Katharine's House was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in July 2019.
St Katharine's House provides Nursing and Respite care.
St Katharine's House has 76 rooms.
Prices for St Katharine's House start from £1,010.00 per week.
St Katharine's House is owned by Gold Care Homes.
No. St Katharine's House does not offer Residential care.
Yes. St Katharine's House does offer Respite care.
No. St Katharine's House does not provide care for people with Dementia.
St Katharine's House comes under Oxfordshire.
St Katharine's House accepts Local Authority clients.
St Katharine's House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Seung Ping Riggs is the manager of St Katharine's House.

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