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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,500.00
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Deborah Skinner is General Manager at The Lodge.

The Lodge has given me huge insight into the frailties of the older person, and my qualifications as an RN and a psychologist serve me well with potentially 62 residents and 106 staff. 

I entered the elderly care almost 20 years ago and until I joined Elizabeth Finn Homes I didn’t realise that managing a care home was so rewarding and could be fun and immensely interesting in so many ways. Although my role was mostly clinical in the past, it has evolved into a largely business role which allows me to maintain my clinical skills. I would have fine tuned this dual role earlier if I was starting out again. 



My most influential mentors have to be my residents past and current, who guide and shape everything I do. Their experiences all go into the mix to give me and my staff, a snapshot of very different lives. I have continued mentoring from the senior team at EFHL who allow me to flourish in my work. My husband is of course my best mentor and critic!

Deborah Skinner

Located on Spicer Road close to the centre of Exeter, The Lodge is an elegant Victorian house standing in an acre of landscaped gardens and offers a home from home for discerning guests who appreciate the comfort, quality and exceptional care that we offer.

Each person is individually assessed regarding their care need and the fee is set with the General Manager based on that assessment and the room chosen. Fees are reviewed annually.

Quality is at the heart of everything we do. Our homes provide all of the equipment and facilities that one would expect from a modern day care facility, and more. Our capital investment programme, coupled with industry-leading staffing levels, provide a level of service and quality that is truly exceptional.

The Lodge provides the full range of services and facilities, including award-winning restaurant-style dining, generously-sized bedroom with en suite facilities, landscaped gardens, a beauty salon and a fully-licensed bar.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation.
Disability Support Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection.
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.

Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
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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Our Building and Facilities

The 46 en suite bedrooms offer personal or nursing care on a permanent or short stay basis, as well as offering end of life care.From award-winning restaurant style dining to beautiful landscaped gardens and industry-leading social engagement, The Lodge provides the highest level of service and facilities.






Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Charity

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Physiotherapy.

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

Brochures
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Description

The 58 en suite bedrooms and 2 suites offer personal or nursing care on a permanent or short stay basis, as well as offering end of life care.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 58
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 58

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Telephone Point.

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Description

We believe in providing the very best in care and lifestyle for our Residents, and our employees share in the desire to make this a reality through their service delivery and engagement with our Residents. We seek to employ the best in order to provide the best, and our employees regularly achieve awards in the sector that recognise their achievements in Customer Care and Service Delivery.

Along with our excellent staffing levels, our Homes are equipped with the very best equipment to assist the team in going about their duties and ensuring the comfort and safety of those we care for.


Our Team
Deborah Skinner
Deborah Skinner
General Manager

The Lodge has given me huge insight into the frailties of the older person, and my qualifications as an RN and a psychologist serve me well with potentially 62 residents and 106 staff. 

I entered the elderly care almost 20 years ago and until I joined Elizabeth Finn Homes I didn’t realise that managing a care home was so rewarding and could be fun and immensely interesting in so many ways. Although my role was mostly clinical in the past, it has evolved into a largely business role which allows me to maintain my clinical skills. I would have fine tuned this dual role earlier if I was starting out again. 



My most influential mentors have to be my residents past and current, who guide and shape everything I do. Their experiences all go into the mix to give me and my staff, a snapshot of very different lives. I have continued mentoring from the senior team at EFHL who allow me to flourish in my work. My husband is of course my best mentor and critic!

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,500.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Devon
Region South West
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.

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Activities Are So Important

Our social engagement leaders support all staff and Friends of The Lodge in liaising with residents to establish their interests in order to develop personal engagement opportunities in addition to a wide variety of entertainment and outings. There is a continuous programme of events, including a gentle fitness exercise programme and our social calendar is focused on encouraging mental alertness, self-esteem and social interaction.


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Activities At Home
Birthday Celebrations, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Singing.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

 


Can You Bring Your Pet
No

22 Spicer Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1SY

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Outstanding
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 15th September 2021
Last rated 18th November 2021
Reports

18th November 2021

3rd March 2020

8th April 2017

13th March 2015

16th November 2013

27th April 2013

Registration Date 6th January 2011
Service Provider Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited, W6 7NL
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

Nearby Services
Shops.

Frequently asked questions about The Lodge

The Lodge was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in November 2021.
The Lodge provides Nursing, Respite and Residential care.
Prices for The Lodge start from £1,500.00 per week.
The Lodge is owned by Elizabeth Finn Homes.
Yes. The Lodge does offer Residential care.
Yes. The Lodge does offer Respite care.
No. The Lodge does not provide care for people with Dementia.
The Lodge accepts Local Authority clients.
The Lodge accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Deborah Skinner is the manager of The Lodge.

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