Aveley Lodge Care Home

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

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,250.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Stephanie Philbrick is Registered Care Home Manager at Aveley Lodge Care Home.

Stephanie has worked in the Social Care industry for many years having started her career at the age of 15, working in various roles across Essex. Eventually, after working her way up through the ranks, she worked for Essex County Council’s Social Services, as an Area Manager where she stayed for 16 years. After taking redundancy, 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. It’s so pleasant to work here as a member of staff. It’s a stunning care home, with staff delivering exceptional care and support, 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 Registered Manager in Winter 2022.

Stephanie Philbrick

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. 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 and nail bar 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.


At Aveley Lodge Care Home, we feel that care is far more than just simply providing personal care. We always look to take the holistic approach to meet all aspects of an individual’s daily living needs. This means not only personal care, but also social interaction and stimulus. 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, but we are lucky to have a truly fantastic activities team who offer many activities both as a group and on an individual basis. We have a fantastic catering team who prepare fresh, home cooked meals every day too.


Once an individual has made the choice to reside here at Aveley Lodge, they will be involved in the creation of their own person-centred care plan. It is this care plan which will enable all of our highly trained staff team to provide the service for which we are well-known and respected for. Furthermore, we always encourage and appreciate the input of both the individual family members and respective professionals should this be necessary.


We are therefore, pleased to say that Aveley Lodge Care Home will offer a pleasant and refreshing change from all that you undoubtedly read and see in the media regarding care homes. The magnificent staff team are consummate professionals in all that they do, leading to the creation of an environment which is relaxed, warm and homely and perfectly equipped to meet the needs of those wishing to live within this stunning care setting; a setting which will fast become their home. A home of peace and relaxation yet filled with opportunities.


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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, Change Catheter.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate 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

We have invested in a number of specialist equipment and infection control measures at Aveley Lodge. As well as following any specific health advice from the UK Government, the CQC, the NHS and Public Health England regarding the relaxing and tightening of any previous restrictions, we continue to keep our staff and residents safe with the following:

  • 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 declines entry if someone displays a raised temperature. It also reminded people to wear a face mask.
  • A Q.R. code was allocated to Aveley Lodge during the 2020 Covid pandemic and was installed in reception for every person to register their details each time they visited Aveley Lodge as part of the Governments nationwide Track and Trace scheme
  • Alexa Speakers are available for the residents to use to listen to music etc around the home and new LED T’Vs have been installed in every single residents’ bedroom.
  • A tablet to specifically accommodate Skype and Zoom calls between residents and their families and friends.
  • A new and up to date nurse call bell system.
  • A new electronic care planning system was installed which has allowed us to go paperless with our record keeping. In due course, it will allow nominated persons such as family members to remotely access care plans, activities records etc.
  • New hoists, new slings and shower equipment were purchased to help with infection control.
  • A new external staff changing area was installed and used by all staff during the 2020 Covid pandemic. This meant staff changed into their uniforms prior to entry to the building and no uniform was taken home, it was 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.

    Since the very first testing kits were made available to us in 2020, we tested all our staff at least once a week. In late 2020, this was increased to twice a week and then by December 2021, we were testing our staff four times a week using both lateral flow and PCR Covid-testing kits in line with the then latest Government guidelines. We also tested our residents, as a minimum, every 28 days. Since the relaxation of the Covid testing in 2022, we still continue to have thorough and robust plans in place should any member of staff or resident test positive or show any symptoms of Covid 19.

    We were proud to support the Covid vaccine roll out around the UK. All our staff and resident’s received three doses of the Covid Vaccine and any new residents or new members of staff starting employment with us are fast tracked in order to receive their vaccines should they not have received them previously. We also support the vaccine booster scheme.

    It is our aim to keep all our residents and staff safe and COVID free and hope that all these measures we have implemented for infection control, go a long way in reassuring you all that we continue to do the very best we can to achieve this.
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.
Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) - Regulator’s Assessment
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, regulators have assessed the preparedness of care providers in relation to infection prevention and control. Details of the regulator’s latest findings can be found below.
Regulator: CQC
safe-tick Admission The provider assured the regulator that it was admitting people safely to the service.
safe-tick Policies The provider assured the regulator that its infection prevention and control policy was up to date.
safe-tick Premises The provider assured the regulator that it was promoting safety through the layout and hygiene practices of the premises.
safe-tick Shielding The provider assured the regulator that it was using personal protective equipment effectively and safely.
safe-tick Staffing The provider assured the regulator that it was making sure infection outbreaks can be effectively prevented or managed.
safe-tick Testing The provider assured the regulator that it was accessing testing for people using the service and staff.
safe-tick Use of PPE The provider assured the regulator that it was using personal protective equipment effectively and safely.
safe-tick Visitors The provider assured the regulator that it was preventing visitors from catching and spreading infections.
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Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

Our hair salon doubles up as an infection control visiting space as and when required. It has a separate external entrance/exit to allow visitors in without coming through the main body of the Home. It has pull down screens and an air filtration unit. We also provide hand gel and PPE as and when required.

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.pdf
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 and nail bar 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

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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
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: WC and Basin.

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.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,250.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,250.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,250.00

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 356647508_744764080990897_5435133427984030356_n.jpg Pink tick icon 361633230_764265835707388_5354607355138707662_n.jpg
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.

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Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.


Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.


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.

Here 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 a Lifetime 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 resident’s fund.

Listed below are some of the various activities we can regularly offer incorporating the needs and benefits of our residents as part of our tailored and balanced programme. Please note this list is not exhaustive & is subject to change at any time without prior notice:

Clubs

  • Cooking Club
  • Eats and Treats Club
  • Gentleman’s Social Club
  • Knit and Natter Group
  • Stretch & Balance Club
  • Needlecraft Club
  • Poetry Club
  • The Aveley Lodge Choir
  • Amateur Dramatics Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Bird watching Club
  • Writing Club / Pen Pal scheme
  • Cross Word Club


Other Activities

  • Film Afternoons
  • Arts & Crafts sessions
  • Musical sessions
  • Reminiscence work / memory books
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Quiz afternoons
  • Bingo
  • WII games
  • Flower Arranging / Flower pressing
  • Monthly Service User Meetings
  • Residents onsite mobile Shop

Individual Time

  • Onsite Unisex Hair salon, Nail Bar and treatment room including Chiropody. Other services such as Dentist, Optician, and Physiotherapist available on request.
  • “Happy” the interactive robocat
  • Pop Up Beach
  • Hand and nail care from our portable nail bar
  • Church Visits, Communion, prayer & other religious & spiritual time
  • Skype Sessions
  • Newspapers & magazines & books from our own library and the mobile library
  • Letter writing
  • Wish Tree
  • Dementia friendly activities

Exercise & Floor Games

  • Darts Team
  • Magic Table (interactive table top gaming / sensory system)
  • Armchair exercises
  • Netball Team
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Table Tennis/Badminton
  • Skittles
  • Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation sessions

Events

  • Theme days and theme months such as “Dance Month”, “Harvest Month” etc
  • Themed food events such as “Spanish Day”, “Mexican Day” etc
  • Charity Fundraising Events
  • Afternoon Teas
  • Annual events such as the Summer BBQ and Christmas Party and other seasonal celebrations
  • Family dining events

External Organisations

  • Pets As Therapy / Animal Therapy
  • Guest speakers
  • Coffee Mornings including visitors from the local community.
  • Visits from the local community such as pre-school children, school children, Brownies and independent entertainers like singers, dancers, magicians, performing arts groups and mobile pottery franchise
  • Bodyshop Evening parties
  • Faith Leaders
  • French Lessons
  • Wishing Washing Line treats
  • Other services such as Dentist, Optician, and Physiotherapist available on request

Off Site Visits

  • Community 360 events and trips
  • Local Garden Centres
  • Local Historical Sites
  • Local Restaurants
  • Local Wildlife centres
  • Local events

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

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Timetables
activities timetable (002).pdf

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, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
go green logo

The Go Green badge is designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare a care home’s sustainability and green practices.

The below statements are changes that the care provider has acknowledged they have implemented towards a more sustainable future.

The operation, maintenance, and repair of a property

safe-tick Do you use LED light bulbs? Yes
safe-tick Are your windows double glazed? Yes
safe-tick Do you use motion sensors? Yes
safe-tick Is your boiler less than 15 years old? Yes
safe-tick Do you use eco-friendly cleaning products? Yes

The sourcing of goods and the landfill/recycling journey

safe-tick Do you monitor your waste? Yes
safe-tick Do you train your team on recycling practices? Yes
safe-tick Do you have systems for recycling throughout the home? Yes

Energy reduction and renewable energy usage

safe-tick Is your boiler less than 15 years old? Yes

Using digital rather than paper based processes

safe-tick Do you use digital payslips? Yes
safe-tick Do you use online rotas? Yes
safe-tick Do you use digital care plans? Yes

In-home and community projects that protect the environment

safe-tick Do you carry out projects that support wildlife? Yes
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
Current Report

Aveley Lodge Care Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)

Historic Reports

Aveley Lodge Care Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)

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 Residential, Dementia and Respite care.
Aveley Lodge Care Home has 28 rooms.
Prices for Aveley Lodge Care Home start from £1,250.00 per week.
Yes. Aveley Lodge Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Aveley Lodge Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Aveley Lodge Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
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.
Stephanie Philbrick is the manager of Aveley Lodge Care Home.

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