St Katharine's House

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Ormond Road
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 8EA

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Profile Strength
Excellent 97%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,300.00
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 Homs's core values to each individual to build a strong foundation and continually improve the quality of care they provide. Seung Ping won Gold Care's Care Home Manager of the Year Award 2020 and continues to strive forward leading her team from the front.

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.

The home gives Seung Ping the opportunity to share her clinical knowledge and give the members of our community a dignified and enjoyable stay here at St Katharine's. 

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

Virtual Tours are available on Request
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care, Reablement, 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, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Aids, Alcohol and Drugs misuse, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, 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.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

Gold Care Homes remains committed to ensuring all of our residents, loved ones, and hardworking members of staff are protected against the COVID-19 pandemic. All Gold Care Homes’ homes completed their second round of vaccinations. Our care homes have now begun the process of offering the booster vaccine to all residents.

The legislation makes vaccination mandatory for anyone who works in a care home, whatever their role. All care home residents will now be required to nominate up to 3 visitors who can enter the care home for regular visits. Visits must still be pre-booked, and visitors must test negative for COVID-19 at the start of the visit.

For more information, please follow the link below.

Covid 19 Information and Advice at Gold Care Homes

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

We have 2indoor and 2 outdoor safe COVID visiting spaces. For more information please speak with our team. 

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

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

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With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

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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 Library, pottering around the extensive gardens, taking part in our pub evenings 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
  • Telephone points
  • Single or double sized rooms
  • Welcome toiletries upon arrival
  • En suite facilities

Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Cinema, Coffee Shop, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Reduce Plastic Use.

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
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 35

Type Of Room
Apartment, Double Room, Kitchenette, Separate Sitting Room, Shared Room, Single Room.

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

Room Facilities
Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Safe, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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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
Adizat Olomoshua
Adizat Olomoshua
Nurse
Amiee Mwadi
Amiee Mwadi
Residential Lead
Evelinda Ramirez
Evelinda Ramirez
Care Assistant
Gill Butler
Gill Butler
Administrator
Katy Simpson
Katy Simpson
Head Chef
Kelli O'Donnell
Kelli O'Donnell
Head of House Keeping
Leighann Todd
Leighann Todd
Senior Care Assistant
Nancy Ying Xiao
Nancy Ying Xiao
Nurse
Rachel Burrows
Rachel Burrows
Head of Activities
Virginia Santos
Virginia Santos
Deputy Manager
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 Homs's core values to each individual to build a strong foundation and continually improve the quality of care they provide. Seung Ping won Gold Care's Care Home Manager of the Year Award 2020 and continues to strive forward leading her team from the front.

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.

The home gives Seung Ping the opportunity to share her clinical knowledge and give the members of our community a dignified and enjoyable stay here at St Katharine's. 

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,300.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Region South 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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Restaurant
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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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).

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley


Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

Rating badge

Pink tick icon 5 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 A Private Dining room is bookable for residents and their families.


Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].


Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.


Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.


Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.


Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.


Pink tick icon Staff also dine themselves with the residents they support.


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 Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.


Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.


Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

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 Gluten-free 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 Tables are well laid.


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 We correctly dispose of our waste.


Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.


Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.


Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

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
Example week for resident.PNG

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, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

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

The manager is required to make all necessary decisions as to whether a pet is suitable for the home and whether the home is able to accommodate it.


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding, Sanitation, Walking.

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

Our Pet Policy
No 122 - Pets Within The Home.pdf

Ormond Road
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 8EA

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 30th May 2019
Last rated 18th July 2019
Reports

18th July 2019

15th December 2018

1st February 2018

30th December 2015

19th June 2015

14th January 2015

31st July 2014

26th March 2014

29th January 2014

12th November 2013

15th June 2013

17th January 2013

8th October 2012

7th September 2011

Registration Date 7th January 2011
Service Provider GCH (St Katharine's) Limited, UB10 0JH
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Mosque, Synagogue.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, 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, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
St Katharine's House has 76 rooms.
Prices for St Katharine's House start from £1,300.00 per week.
St Katharine's House is owned by Gold Care Homes.
Yes. St Katharine's House does offer Residential care.
Yes. St Katharine's House does offer Respite care.
Yes. St Katharine's House does 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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