Brackenbridge House

Add to Shortlist
Profile Strength
Excellent 96%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,100.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Florencia Gamino is Care Home Manager at Brackenbridge House.

I am a Registered Nurse who has worked in care for more than twenty years. My qualifications include a Level 4 NVQ in Adult Social Care and further learning in dementia care. I am passionate about offering the best quality of life for people living with dementia, bringing them joy, happiness, and fulfillment.

Florencia Gamino

Brackenbridge House is set in one and half acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, sprinkled with pathways and seating areas. Offering first class care for the over 65s, each resident enjoys an unique, personalised care experience. Conveniently based in South Ruislip, all of London’s sights and sounds are within easy reach, while the Berkshire countryside is just a short drive away.

Visit the home and you’ll find a huge range of facilities on offer, including hairdressing, chiropody, dental/eye care as well as a host of social activities to keep our residents entertained. 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 Brackenbridge is uniquely placed to deliver graceful, caring living.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Learning Disability (ALD), Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth.
Nursing Specialisms Alcohol and Drugs misuse, Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Stroke.
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.

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 Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Covid-19 Emergency Support Framework
The regulatory body has assessed care providers on their ability to manage four key areas during the pandemic.  Click here to download their assessment.
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

No, our care home does not provide a telephone in residents’ rooms.

More details coming soon

Social media provides an up to date window on the activities within a provider's setting.

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

Infection Control Safe We are on Facebook

Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Contract
Resident Agreement (Updated April 2019).doc
Our Building and Facilities

The wonderful facilities at Brackenbridge make a world of difference to our residents. Whether it’s chatting in the cafe, pottering around the garden or enjoying the peace and quiet of the lounge, there really is a favourite place for everyone.

As you’d expect, we work hard to keep our homes clean, comfortable and up to date. We’re constantly looking for new ways to improve our environment, but above all - we will always ensure our homes remains ‘homely’. Our outside areas include beautiful flower beds, secluded gardens and lawns. The patio areas are all perfectly kept so they’re ideal for a stroll, or to simply relax on a bench and listen to the birds sing.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Optician, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Secure Garden, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Reduce Plastic Use.

Brochures
Brochure.pdf

Our Photos

Description

Rooms at our home vary in style and facilities, but the majority offer:

  • En-suite facilities
  • Views of our landscaped gardens
  • TV and Telephone points
  • Single or double sized rooms
  • Welcome toiletries upon arrival

There are also a number of additional paid for services including hairdressing, chiropody services, daily reading material and many more.

For residents wishing to upgrade their room experience to include dedicated internet service, movies on demand, private phone line/ mobile, large flat screen (and more), speak to our Care Home Manager regarding the Gold Care Plus and Platinum room packages.

Follow this link for a video tour of one of our bedrooms:
https://www.facebook.com/10671...


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 36
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 20

Type Of Room
Double Room, Kitchenette, Single Room.

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

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

Our Photos
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 well-being. 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, wheres taff, 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
Daniela Spermezan
Daniela Spermezan
Deputy Manager
Donna Noonan
Donna Noonan
Housekeeper
Florencia Gamino
Florencia Gamino
Care Home Manager

I am a Registered Nurse who has worked in care for more than twenty years. My qualifications include a Level 4 NVQ in Adult Social Care and further learning in dementia care. I am passionate about offering the best quality of life for people living with dementia, bringing them joy, happiness, and fulfillment.

Gary Taylor
Gary Taylor
Maintenance
Karan Bharba
Karan Bharba
Business Manager
Kimberley Parker
Kimberley Parker
Team Leader
Lucy Yao
Lucy Yao
Regional Manager
Sukhwinder Kaur
Sukhwinder Kaur
Administrator
Udayarani Raveendran
Udayarani Raveendran
Head Chef
Urvi Patel
Urvi Patel
Activity Coordinator
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,100.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Hillingdon
Region London
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

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our food service has been designed to replicate a home setting. The food has been specially selected to ensure our residents receive the right balance of nutrients while still appeasing to the varied taste buds on offer. Whether it’s a late morning breakfast or an early dinner on the garden green, our in house food specialists will ensure every meal is an experience not to forget.

Every meal we produce for our residents reflects their own specific dietary needs as laid out in their care plan. It’s a cornerstone of our care policy and key to our person-centred approach. Besides the regular meal times, our food specialists regularly organise bespoke eating experiences, from outdoor BBQs to themes dinner parties. Restaurant experiences are also available for when visitors wish to eat private meals with their loved ones.

Visitors are also free to try our meals – just ask our Care Home Manager for a free tasting session.


We Serve Food At
Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Menu
Brackenbridge House.png
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!


Our Photos

Timetables
Example week for resident.PNG

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

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

Please see the Pet Policy


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding.

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

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

Brackenhill
Victoria Road
Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 0JH

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 9th April 2019
Last rated 24th May 2019
Reports

24th May 2019

1st September 2018

2nd November 2017

Registration Date 19th May 2017
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

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

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

Frequently asked questions about Brackenbridge House

Brackenbridge House was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in May 2019.
Brackenbridge House provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Brackenbridge House has 36 rooms.
Prices for Brackenbridge House start from £1,100.00 per week.
Brackenbridge House is owned by Gold Care Homes.
Yes. Brackenbridge House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Brackenbridge House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Brackenbridge House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Brackenbridge House comes under Hillingdon.
Brackenbridge House accepts Local Authority clients.
Brackenbridge House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Florencia Gamino is the manager of Brackenbridge House.

Profile Last Updated: 03 Dec 2021 | Report this Profile

The UK's largest & most detailed directory of elderly care and retirement living options

13,110

Care Homes

12,316

Home Care Services

289

Live-in Care Services

1,702

Retirement Living Developments

Autumna is the UK's largest and most comprehensive later-life living & elderly care directory. Our detailed search facility and team of expert advisors can help you find the best care homes, nursing homes, retirement homes, retirement villages, home care, and live-in care services for you or your loved one's needs. Our website is free to use, we are proudly independent, and we never take referral fees.

>