Aveley Lodge Care Home

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Aveley Lodge Care Home
Abberton Road, Fingringhoe
Colchester
Essex
CO5 7AS

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Profile Strength
Excellent 100%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £875.00
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Michael Parmenter is Registered Care Home Manager and Business Owner at Aveley Lodge Care Home.

Michael explains “Aveley Lodge Care Home is a truly unique place to both live and work. I like to feel that Aveley Lodge is in some way a reflection of me, who I am, and all that I stand for. I strongly believe that all those in care should and must be treated fairly and compassionately. I have created a home whereby all care is offered by our five-key principles which are Dignity, Respect, Independence, Information and Choice. To me, keeping Aveley Lodge a small and informal care home has always been central to my ethos. In short, I am very passionate about care, passionate about Aveley Lodge, and passionate about individuals receiving the care, dignity and respect they deserve. I understand the need for constructive and positive change and development within the care sector, however, as I always say, “Care Comes First” and it will always do so whilst I am at the head of this fantastic company”.

Michael Parmenter

Aveley Lodge is an award winning care home providing residential care for the elderly and those with dementia in a bright, warm and welcoming environment. Here at Aveley Lodge Care Home, the team are very proud of the luxurious standard of accommodation and the high standards of both care and living environment offered by their lovely home. They pride themselves on providing and promoting a bright, warm and welcoming environment in which to live. Furthermore, the benefits of being all ground floor with no steps ensures freedom of movement for everyone. The first-class accommodation is based on three room grades: Standard, Superior and Deluxe. All 28 bedrooms, irrespective of grade, come with their own private en-suite facilities and are spacious, bright and well equipped with modern furniture designed for the care environment and access to the latest technology. There is a hair salon on site, two courtyard gardens and a large rear landscaped sensory garden with spectacular views over the countryside which make for a relaxing and peaceful setting. 

The care home has highly trained and experienced staff. All meals are home cooked and there is an activities team with many varied and interesting events and activities on offer to ensure residents are never bored. We at Aveley Lodge feel that care is more than simply providing personal care. We always look to take the holistic approach by which we mean to meet all aspects of an individual’s daily living needs. This being as said before, personal care, but also social interaction and stimulus. 

We are lucky to have a truly fantastic activities team. A team which offers many activities both as a group and on an individual basis. Although we have a wonderful activities team, we also encourage everyone on the staffing team and those visiting to participate in these sessions. The activities offered are varied and range from such activities as the cooking club, arts and crafts sessions, coffee mornings with the local library, visits from our local church, external entertainment groups, or even the monthly high tea as laid on by our delightful chefs. The approach we like to take is that an individual can do as much or as little as they please. It is, after all, their home.


Aveley Lodge Care Home
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Daily Respite Care, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care, 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.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
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.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

A specific Fogging Machine is regularly used, to thoroughly deep clean, sterilise and decontaminate all rooms. A temperature body scanner has been installed at the front door in the reception area. This automatically scans any person wishing to enter Aveley Lodge including our staff, nurses, GP’s etc and will decline entry if someone displays a raised temperature. It also reminds people to wear a face mask. A Q.R. code has been allocated to Aveley Lodge and has been installed in reception for every person to register their details each time they visit Aveley Lodge as part of the Governments nationwide Track and Trace scheme A new external staff changing area has been installed and is currently in use by all staff. This means staff change into their uniforms prior to entry to the building and no uniform is taken home, it is laundered on site to prevent cross-contamination. A third medical grade air filtration unit has been installed which means these three units take air from the communal areas and filter it to remove all known pathogens before being returned on the common living areas. We are proud to support the covid vaccine roll out around the UK. All our staff and resident’s have now received three doses of the Covid Vaccine and any new residents or new members of staff starting employment with us will be fast tracked in order to receive their vaccines should they not have received them previously. Since December 2021, we test our staff four times a week using both lateral flow and PCR covid-testing kits in line with the latest Government guidelines. We also test our residents, as a minimum, every 28 days. We have thorough and robust plans in place should any member of staff or resident test positive or show any symptoms.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
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 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
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

Our care home provides a telephone in some of our residents’ rooms.

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals here.

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Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Yes
Contract
Edited example of our SERVICE USER AGREEMENT 2022.docx
Our Building and Facilities

Aveley Lodge  provide and promote a bright, warm and welcoming environment in which to live, which benefits of being all ground floor with no steps ensures freedom of movement for everyone. The accommodation is based on three room grades: Standard, Superior and Deluxe. All 28 bedrooms, irrespective of grade, come with their own private en-suite facilities and are spacious, bright and well equipped with modern furniture designed for the care environment and access to the latest technology.

Aveley Lodge has a hair salon on site, two courtyard gardens and a large rear landscaped sensory garden with spectacular views over the countryside which make for a relaxing and peaceful setting.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
25 Jul 1989

How Many Floors We Have
1

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Optician, Physiotherapy, Smoking Area, Therapy Room.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Pond or Lake, Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Summer House, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Interactive Digital Touch Table, Reduce Plastic Use.

Brochures
EBrochure 2.pdf

Our Photos

Description

Here at Aveley Lodge Care Home, we are very proud of the luxurious standard of accommodation and the high standards of both care and living environment offered by our lovely home. We pride ourselves on providing and promoting a bright, warm and welcoming environment in which to live. Furthermore, the benefits of being all ground floor with no steps ensures freedom of movement for everyone. Our first-class accommodation is based on three room grades: Standard, Superior and Deluxe with the differences between each grade explained below. All bedrooms, irrespective of grade, come with their own private en-suite facilities and are spacious, bright and well equipped with modern furniture designed for the care environment. They also have the latest wireless nurse call systems so that an individual can request assistance at any time day or night.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 28
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 28

Type Of Room
Bungalow, Double Room, Single Room.

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

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

Description

Here at Aveley Lodge, we are very passionate about the level of care that we provide to our residents. Every year we conduct an in-house satisfaction survey with all our residents and their relatives. We are pleased to confirm that we received 100% positive feedback and was rated “Outstanding” in our 2018, 2019 and 2021 surveys. But don’t just take our word for it, explore our website and see for yourself why so many people are happy to call Aveley Lodge home.


Our Team
Michael Parmenter
Michael Parmenter
Registered Care Home Manager and Business Owner

Michael explains “Aveley Lodge Care Home is a truly unique place to both live and work. I like to feel that Aveley Lodge is in some way a reflection of me, who I am, and all that I stand for. I strongly believe that all those in care should and must be treated fairly and compassionately. I have created a home whereby all care is offered by our five-key principles which are Dignity, Respect, Independence, Information and Choice. To me, keeping Aveley Lodge a small and informal care home has always been central to my ethos. In short, I am very passionate about care, passionate about Aveley Lodge, and passionate about individuals receiving the care, dignity and respect they deserve. I understand the need for constructive and positive change and development within the care sector, however, as I always say, “Care Comes First” and it will always do so whilst I am at the head of this fantastic company”.

Deborah Parmenter-King
Deborah Parmenter-King
Business Co-Owner & Finance Manager

Deborah’s employment background is one in finance having spent all her working life in various related roles. For a period of time she was a self-employed book keeper while she studied for her Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. She joined Aveley Lodge in 2006 as Co-Owner and Finance Manager after taking over the family business from her father, Robin Parmenter. Deborah says “I love my job role here especially meeting new residents and their families. I enjoy the opportunity that I am able to give to those in their twilight years a chance to spend their final days in a safe, pleasurable and relaxing environment that we at Aveley have created for them. I also relish developing ideas to make the business better than we already are”. Outside of work, Deborah enjoys spending time with her friends and family and helping with fundraising projects for her niece’s memorial fund.

Suzanne Parmenter
Suzanne Parmenter
PR Manager

Suzanne has won 2 awards; the national 2018 N.A.P.A. Challenge (National Activity Providers Association) & at the Essex County Council PROSPER Awards for the “Best Innovation In Care” Award 2018 for her Pop Up Beach project. She was a regional finalist in the “Care Innovator” Award at the East of England Care Awards 2017, national finalist at the CaringUK Awards 2017 for "Commitment to Training and Development", runner up in the regional finals of the East of England Care Awards 2018 for “Care Innovator Award", the Business Award at the Who Will Care? Awards 2018 & in three categories at the Family Business of the Year Awards 2018. She was also a winner in both the regional & national categories for Customer Service at the National Family Business Awards 2018. Suzanne enjoys spending time with her sons Oliver & Charlie & undertaking charity work for her daughter Isobel’s memorial fund. She is a keen horse rider, enjoys gardening & travelling.

Stephanie Philbrick
Stephanie Philbrick
Deputy Manager

Stephanie has worked in the care industry for many years including Essex County Council as an Area Manager. Stephanie initially joined Aveley Lodge as our Team Leader bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. On why she chose to work at Aveley Lodge, Stephanie says “It’s because of the high standards and the quality of the home itself with all its beautiful, individual rooms. It’s so pleasant to work here as a member of staff. It’s a stunning care home which meets my expectations of what care should be. I look forward to taking the home forward and implementing new systems to develop the home even more”. Stephanie was promoted to position of Deputy Manager in Autumn 2020. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys knitting, craft work, travelling and spending time with her grandchildren. Stephanie was shortlisted in the regional finals of the East of England Care Awards 2018 for the "Frontline Leader" Award.

Katy Warne
Katy Warne
Team Leader

Katy joined Aveley Lodge as a care assistant having had no previous care experience. Katy was very quickly promoted to Senior Care Assistant and by Autumn 2020 made Team Leader. Katy says “I love working at Aveley Lodge Care Home. Everyone here is so friendly, and we have an excellent staff team. One of the main attractions of the home is there are no nasty smells at all, a rarity in this industry! The home is always fresh and tidy, and the residents are so well looked after. I don’t see my job as a job, we are one big, happy family and my role is just part of a normal day to me, it’s never just a job” When Katy is not working she enjoys spending time in the gym and is a fitness fanatic as well as going for walks.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £875.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £925.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £875.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Essex
Region East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
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 Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining
Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
Our Menu Pink tick icon Example Menu Monday.docx Pink tick icon Example Menu Tuesday.docx Pink tick icon Example Menu Wednesday.docx Pink tick icon Example Menu Thursday.docx Pink tick icon Example Menu Friday.docx Pink tick icon Example Menu Saturday.docx Pink tick icon Example Menu Sunday.docx Pink tick icon Example Menu Alternatives.docx
Specialities Pink tick icon We do our best with all our meals but our afternoon teas are the best!
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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 A la Carte


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 Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

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 Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

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 Halal food can be served.


Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegan 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 Residents can get involved in the growing of food and/or ingredients on site.


Pink tick icon We grow some food and/or ingredients on site.


Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.


Pink tick icon We use organically grown food.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.


Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

An active and fulfilled lifestyle is what we aim for at Aveley Lodge. As well as being more physically active in general, we know that maintaining and improving muscle strength and balance can help people in later life continue to carry out activities of daily living and reduce their risk of falls. Exercise is vital not only to keep our residents moving and healthy as they age, but also to help improve their mental health and well-being.

At Aveley Lodge, we recognise that people who are regularly active, sleep better, have lower blood pressure, a lower risk of heart disease, a lower risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression, and dementia. It can also boost an individual’s confidence and self-esteem.

Also, as most people know, falls are common amongst people in later life and are the most frequent cause of hip fractures. People who have had a fall often lose confidence and mobility and may need extra help with daily living activities like eating, dressing and going to the toilet. Falls are also very expensive for our health and social care system.  There are many things that can cause older adults to fall, including long-term health conditions, deteriorating vision, medication that causes dizziness and hazards in the home or community environment.

However, we at Aveley Lodge know that low muscle strength and poor balance are the two most common preventable risk factors for falls.  Did you know that the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines recommend that older adults do at least two sessions of muscle strengthening and balance activities per week?

At Aveley Lodge, through our varied and exciting activities and events programmes, we believe not only are our resident’s health needs met and improved but they help increase individual abilities in the following ways too:

Cognitive
Sensory
Social
Spiritual
Creative
Physical
Mental
Emotional
Communication
Reminiscence
Relaxation

At Aveley Lodge, our full time activities coordinator offers a varied and exciting social calendar of activities, events and entertainment through one to one work and group activities. We actively and openly encourage family and friends to join us and participate in all our activities and events as well.  We are also a member of the National Activities Providers Association (N.A.P.A.) so you can be assured that we are committed to improving the quality of life for older people through person-centred activities. In August 2018, Aveley Lodge won the N.A.P.A. Challenge 2018 – A Food Journey Around the Commonwealth – linking food, movement and memory recall, beating off competition from hundreds of other care homes from around the U.K. and winning £500 for our residents fund.

Listed below are some of the various activities we regularly offer incorporating the needs and benefits of our residents as part of our tailored and balanced programme:

Arts and Crafts
Theme days and theme months such as “Dance Month”, “Harvest Month” etc
Themed food events such as “Spanish Day”, “Mexican Day” etc
Regular Cooking Club and Eats and Treats Club
Weekly Gentleman’s Social Club
Monthly Afternoon Teas
Knit and Natter Group
Weekly Stretch & Balance Club
Aveley Lodge Darts Team
French Lessons
Needlecraft Club
Poetry Club
Magic Table
Charity Fundraising Events
Aveley Lodge Choir
Aveley Lodge Amateur Dramatics Club
Pop Up Beach
Film Afternoons
Hand and nail care from our portable nail bar
Arm chair exercises
Musical work and reminiscence
Pets As Therapy / Animal Therapy
Annual Summer BBQ and Christmas Party
Gardening Club
Bird watching club
Aveley Lodge Netball Team
Family dining events
Church Visits and Communion
Seasonal celebrations
Board games and puzzles
Quiz afternoons
Guest speakers
WII games
Skype
Writing Club / Pen Pal scheme
Flower Arranging
Flower pressing club
Regular Coffee Mornings including visitors from the local community
Newspapers and magazines
Monthly Service User Meetings
Lawn Bowls
Table Tennis/Badminton
Skittles
Tillions
Mobile Library Visits
W.I. visits
Residents onsite mobile Shop
Bodyshop Evening parties
Visits from the local community such as pre-school children, school children, Brownies and independent entertainers like magicians, performing arts groups and mobile pottery franchise.
Onsite Unisex Hair salon, Nail Bar and treatment room including Chiropody. Other services such as Dentist, Optician, and Physiotherapist available on request.


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Timetables
activities timetable.docx

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, 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
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Our Pets

We are a pet-friendly home so clean and well behaved pets such as dogs are allowed to visit. They are not allowed to stay permanently though as this would have an impact on our staff’s time and on the hygiene of the home as well as others living within the care home.


Can You Bring Your Pet
No

Aveley Lodge Care Home
Abberton Road, Fingringhoe
Colchester
Essex
CO5 7AS

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 20th July 2018
Last rated 14th September 2018
Reports

14th September 2018

30th March 2017

22nd December 2014

13th November 2013

Registration Date 17th August 2012
Service Provider Parmenter Care LLP, CO5 7AS
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Golf Club, Hospital, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Aveley Lodge Care Home

Aveley Lodge Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in September 2018.
Aveley Lodge Care Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Aveley Lodge Care Home has 28 rooms.
Prices for Aveley Lodge Care Home start from £875.00 per week.
Aveley Lodge Care Home comes under Essex.
Aveley Lodge Care Home does not accept Local Authority clients.
Aveley Lodge Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Michael Parmenter is the manager of Aveley Lodge Care Home.

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