Caring Hands (Wiltshire)

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Battle Lake Farm
Braydon
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN5 0AA

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Excellent 91%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,095.00
Regulator's Rating Good

Care Provider: Mrs Vicki Ann Fowler

Meet The Manager

Vicki Fowler is Founder of Caring Hands at Caring Hands (Wiltshire).

Vicki Fowler has worked in care from 1984. She started at Moor Mead Nursing home, Wroughton social services and Royal Wootton Bassett various homecare agencies. When Vicki moved to Braydon in 2004, she moved to a 200 year old farm house that has been in her husband’s family since 1934. Vicki started to work in a local residential care home which was the Cedars in Purton. When working at the Cedars she voluntarily gave her time once a month to take residents out for meals or shopping trips in her people carrier.

After 3 years working in the home she decided to take a break. In 2008 she had the calling to return back into care and decided to become an independent home care provider to support her local community. 

Vicki Fowler

Welcome to Caring Hands (Wiltshire). Located in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside on a small family run working farm, Caring Hands (Wiltshire) provides residential/respite care for elderly clients.

Respite clients are accommodated in their own respite room, with en-suite facilities, within the quiet family home. This is a pre-bookable personalised service with the ability to accommodate various needs.

All services are CQC Registered, by clicking on their logo you will be taken to the CQC website.

We have now received full planning permission to expand Battle Lake Farm to accommodate 11 beds. 


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
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.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
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)

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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Minimum Age
60

Our Building and Facilities

All of the rooms in the Residential Care home are single occupancy with en-suite facilities. Each room is furnished to a high standard with electric bed and ceiling track hoist for future needs, overlooking the countryside of Braydon.

There is a communal Garden Room and purpose built Wet Room with disabled facilities, wheelchair accessible, all on the ground level. There is a call system in place, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
1

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Day Centre, Hairdressers.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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Description

Each room is furnished to a high standard with electric bed and ceiling track hoist for future needs, overlooking the countryside of Braydon.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 7
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 7

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

Meeting needs with dignity and respect by being who we are. Treating each other with empathy, consideration and respect. Striving every day to be honest, transparent, trustworthy and professional.


Our Team
Vicki Fowler
Vicki Fowler
Founder of Caring Hands

Vicki Fowler has worked in care from 1984. She started at Moor Mead Nursing home, Wroughton social services and Royal Wootton Bassett various homecare agencies. When Vicki moved to Braydon in 2004, she moved to a 200 year old farm house that has been in her husband’s family since 1934. Vicki started to work in a local residential care home which was the Cedars in Purton. When working at the Cedars she voluntarily gave her time once a month to take residents out for meals or shopping trips in her people carrier.

After 3 years working in the home she decided to take a break. In 2008 she had the calling to return back into care and decided to become an independent home care provider to support her local community. 

Sarah
Sarah
Deputy in Charge
Claire
Claire
Senior Carer
Courtney
Courtney
Carer
Bekkie
Bekkie
Carer
Steven
Steven
Carer
Doug
Doug
Carer
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,095.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Wiltshire
Region South West
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

We do not have a set menu because we are a small home. We ask our residents what they want, and then we go shopping for it.  


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

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

As a part of your care arrangement, you will be supported with basic and physical activities of daily living to live as ordinary life as possible, suited to your abilities


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Timetables
activity calander oct 2020.docx

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Flower Arranging, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

We do allow pets, at an additional cost Birds/Cats/Dogs/Rabbits & small animals. We have cows, chickens, ducks & dogs on the adjoining farmland


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding.

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

Battle Lake Farm
Braydon
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN5 0AA

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 15th February 2018
Last rated 20th March 2018
Reports

20th March 2018

25th March 2016

3rd January 2014

2nd March 2013

Registration Date 5th September 2011
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Caring Hands (Wiltshire)

Caring Hands (Wiltshire) was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2018.
Caring Hands (Wiltshire) provides Respite and Residential care.
Caring Hands (Wiltshire) has 7 rooms.
Prices for Caring Hands (Wiltshire) start from £1,095.00 per week.
Caring Hands (Wiltshire) comes under Wiltshire.
Caring Hands (Wiltshire) accepts Local Authority clients.
Caring Hands (Wiltshire) accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Vicki Fowler is the manager of Caring Hands (Wiltshire).

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