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Very Good 85%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £915.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Beverley Murray is Manager at Waterbeach Lodge.

Waterbeach Lodge is the latest addition to the Scimitar Care Hotels group. It is a stunning, purpose-built Care Hotel situated on the A10 Ely Road, less than 6 miles from Cambridge City Centre. Waterbeach Lodge enjoys views over the countryside and is set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

The original site was established in 1818 and became a Convent for Nuns of the Carmelite Order in the early 1900's, remaining that way until the late 1970s'. Since then the property has had various uses but many of the original buildings were left derelict before Scimitar's acquisition in 2009, resulting in the demolition and rebuilding of the main structure, being the new Waterbeach Lodge as is now seen today.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Nursing Specialisms Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
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

Staff and residents are the heart of our business. To protect them , all staff and residents have been offered (and in most cases received) the COVID-19 vaccination. Whilst the vaccine is one of the most effective ways to prevent severe illness from the disease, we continue our rigorous testing regime for coronavirus as this is the only way we can attempt to prevent the virus entering the home. As the vaccines efficacy is not 100%, the only true way to prevent infection is to avoid transmission as much as possible. Current guidance is to test staff three times a week (two lateral flow and one PCR) and residents every 28 days.

In the event of a positive test, regardless of symptoms, the home will alert the local Health Protection Agency and their advice will be sought, generally during such times visiting will be restricted until we can be sure that the case is isolated. In the event of multiple cases identified, the home will be locked down and residents quarantined to their rooms to ensure that transmission is minimised.

From the outset of the pandemic, we continue to have a robust supply chain of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in place, and our staff are using this in accordance with the public health authority guidance. All of our staff continue to use full PPE throughout the building as per Government/PHE policy and we remain confident that our supplies are kept well stocked and all of our services have what they need.

Relatives visiting "in-house" are similarly required to be tested on site, wear PPE including mask, gloves and a gown to further reduce the potential of transmission.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
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

Relative visits can occur "in-house" in the resident's room or in one of our "secure pods" or via the gardens,

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

No expense has been spared on the magnificent interior, affording to all who visit an air of a top-star Hotel throughout. The ground floor lounge has been designed to offer an area in which Residents can meet and converse, partake in daily activities or simply enjoy the views of the wildlife that frequent the extensive grounds in which the Care Hotel stands.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Bar / Pub, Dining Rooms, TV Lounges.

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

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

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All bedroom suites are capacious; fusing contemporary comfort with timeless glamour and heritage associated with Scimitar's unique style. All rooms are complemented with direct-dial telephone and television facilities, alongside state-of-the-art adjustable orthopaedic beds and an emergency call system. Each room embodies full en-suite facilities and, due to the large floor plan of each suite, there are no restrictions when using wheelchairs or hoists.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 46
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 46

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point.

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All Scimitar Care Hotels PLC staff undergo rigorous checking for suitability and must be devoted to caring for senior citizens. Scimitar Care Hotels PLC has developed an extensive training and monitoring program that ensures residents receive exemplary levels of quality care. Staff are on hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Our Team
Beverley Murray
Beverley Murray
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £915.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £965.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Region East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups 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.

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Activities Are So Important

A comprehensive programme of entertainment, designed to stimulate but not intrude, is arranged on a regular basis by one of our resident activities co-ordinator. This includes fashion shows, music and movement, community singing, dancing, art, cards and other games, all of which are completely discretional. A non-denominational service of worship is held monthly. A library, including large print books and audio books, are available for all residents to enjoy. The choice of activity is limited only by imagination.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Excursions, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Religious Services, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Pets to be arranged with managers discretion.

Can You Bring Your Pet

Ely Road
CB25 9NW

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 18th January 2022
Last rated 28th January 2022

28th January 2022

4th March 2021

10th May 2019

11th October 2016

14th October 2015

13th April 2015

25th October 2013

18th July 2013

Registration Date 15th March 2013
Service Provider Scimitar Care Hotels plc, EN6 4AD
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Waterbeach Lodge

Waterbeach Lodge was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in January 2022.
Waterbeach Lodge provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Waterbeach Lodge has 46 rooms.
Prices for Waterbeach Lodge start from £915.00 per week.
Waterbeach Lodge is owned by Scimitar Care Hotels PLC.
Yes. Waterbeach Lodge does offer Residential care.
Yes. Waterbeach Lodge does offer Respite care.
Yes. Waterbeach Lodge does provide care for people with Dementia.
Waterbeach Lodge comes under Cambridgeshire.
Waterbeach Lodge accepts Local Authority clients.
Waterbeach Lodge accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Beverley Murray is the manager of Waterbeach Lodge.

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