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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,050.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Prarthana Bhandari is Care Home Manager at Heath Lodge.

I am a qualifiednurse who has been working in nursing homes since 2010. I have been with Gold Care Homesfor over 10 years and have gained knowledge and skills in terms of leadershipand management along with clinical background. I have experience working withresidents living with advanced dementia. I have completed L3 in Dementia care. I love coming to work and am here to help if you need us.

Prarthana Bhandari

Sharing  grounds with Autumn Vale, Heath Lodge is a period Tudor style residential care home set in stunning landscaped gardens in Welwyn. Heath Lodge offers first class care for residents over 65. Each one of our residents enjoys unique, personalised care, built around them and designed to make their stay with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. Visit the home and you’ll find a huge range of facilities on offer, including hairdressing facilities, chiropody, dental/eye care as well as a host of social activities to keep our residents busy. 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 Heath Lodge is uniquely placed to deliver graceful, caring living.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, 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

With restrictions comingto a near end, everyone will feel a sense of relief after a hard-fought yearagainst the COVID-19 pandemic. However, here at Gold Care Homes, our commitmentwill not change. We strive to protect and enhance the wellbeing of ourresidents, their loved ones, and our hardworking members of staff.

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 Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
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)

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

Sharing  grounds with Autumn Vale, Heath Lodge is a period Tudor style residential care home set in stunning landscaped gardens in Welwyn. 

The wonderful facilities in our Hertfordhsire homes 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

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Scenic Views, Sensory Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Reduce Plastic Use.


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Rooms at Heath Lodge vary in style and facilities, but the majority offer:

  • En-suite facilitates
  • Views of our landscaped gardens
  • Welcome toiletries upon arrival

We have a limited number of beds available for local authority funded clients, please contact the home directly for availability and price list.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 67
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Internet Access, Telephone Point.

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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 wellbeing. 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, where staff, 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
Amelia Ebol
Amelia Ebol
Unit Leader (Day Time)
Bong Bong Pastor
Bong Bong Pastor
Head Chef
Canisia Dias
Canisia Dias

Bio coming soon.

Mihaela Corina Necoara
Mihaela Corina Necoara
Activity Coordinator
Prarthana Bhandari
Prarthana Bhandari
Care Home Manager

I am a qualifiednurse who has been working in nursing homes since 2010. I have been with Gold Care Homesfor over 10 years and have gained knowledge and skills in terms of leadershipand management along with clinical background. I have experience working withresidents living with advanced dementia. I have completed L3 in Dementia care. I love coming to work and am here to help if you need us.

Rosana Loutsios
Rosana Loutsios
Samual McDonald
Samual McDonald
Unit Leader (Night)
Vineeth Sebastian
Vineeth Sebastian
Deputy Home Manager
Violet Makario
Violet Makario
Care Assistant
Zachakaria Chacko
Zachakaria Chacko
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,050.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Region East
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 baking specialist cakes and cookies – not forgetting the staff bake off where our residents are our judges!

Our food specialists also go the extra mile for special days such as anniversaries, birthdays and cultural holidays. 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
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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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 boost self confidence. By taking the time to understand eachresidents 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. We regularly arrange local and national trips to popular attractions – our recent trip to St Albans Cathedral was a firm favourite!

Our Photos

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Activities At Home
Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Yoga.

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

Pets are not allowed to reside at Heath Lodge.

Can You Bring Your Pet

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding, Sanitation, Walking.

We Welcome
Birds, Cats, Dogs, Rabbits.

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

Danesbury Park Road

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 14th January 2021
Last rated 20th July 2018

10th March 2021

22nd January 2021

20th July 2018

4th October 2017

Registration Date 8th May 2017
Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre.

Frequently asked questions about Heath Lodge

Heath Lodge was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in July 2018.
Heath Lodge provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Heath Lodge has 67 rooms.
Prices for Heath Lodge start from £1,050.00 per week.
Heath Lodge is owned by Gold Care Homes.
Yes. Heath Lodge does offer Residential care.
Yes. Heath Lodge does offer Respite care.
Yes. Heath Lodge does provide care for people with Dementia.
Heath Lodge comes under Hertfordshire.
Heath Lodge accepts Local Authority clients.
Heath Lodge accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Prarthana Bhandari is the manager of Heath Lodge.

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