Bridge House Care Home

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Thames View
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 3UJ

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Profile Strength
Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Marta Leszko is Acting Manager at Bridge House Care Home.

Marta has been part of the Carebase family for over 7 years and, as a registered nurse and trained Dementia specialist, she has extensive elderly care experience.

Marta spent an earlier part of her career as Deputy Manager at Bridge House, prior to returning as Acting Home Manager in 2022. She holds a Masters’s degree and Leadership and Management qualifications.

Marta is passionate about enabling our wonderful residents to live life to the full and providing expert guidance and support to families.

Speaking about her role at Bridge House, Marta said: “Nothing beats seeing residents smile, knowing they are happy and fulfilled. I’m proud to support and develop our wonderful team to deliver excellent care.”

In her spare time, Marta enjoys keeping active by cycling and doing Pilates. She also enjoys travelling and likes to relax by going to the cinema and spending time with friends.

Marta Leszko

When it comes to delivering exceptional care with love and a deep sense of compassion, the amazing people who form our Bridge House Team in Abingdon, are everything.

Here at Bridge House, we will care for your precious loved one with the same tenderness and kindness shown to our own family members.

Through a reassuring touch of the hand or a light embrace, we provide comfort and a sense of safety day and night, caring for our cherished residents whilst giving gentle encouragement to build confidence and independence wherever possible.

To us, these things are second nature, assisted by our detailed knowledge of each person we care for and born by an intense desire to help, as well as strong caring values amongst our team.

The depth of our knowledge goes way beyond our training and awareness of each person’s medical and physical needs. Whilst these are crucial elements to ensure we are able to provide good care, it is our detailed understanding of who each special individual is now, who they were, and what hopes and dreams they have for their future that enables us to provide exceptional care.

It’s knowing who and what are the most important things in their life, how they enjoy spending their day, what their favourite food is, what brings a smile to their face when they’re feeling a little down, and what fills them with a sense of joy and belonging which last way beyond a moment in time.


Bridge House Care Home - Lockdown Thoughts
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
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, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour.
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

Advanced cleaning techniques are used to ensure hygiene and infection control guidelines are met and exceeded.

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

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s 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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Our Building and Facilities

There is an indoor garden area for residents to enjoy on each floor giving wonderful views of the main garden and overlooking Abbey Park. These feature living plants for residents to water and maintain and bedrooms on the ground floor have direct access to a private courtyard/patio and the main gardens. All our residents private rooms have en-suite wetroom complete with shower, toilet and wash basin.

Within our beautiful home, we have a range of features and areas such as a bistro, cinema room, private dining room and a hair and beauty salon, which support our cherished residents to not only spend their days in the comfort of a relaxing, warm and welcoming environment but also surrounded by opportunities to live life to the full. We also have some state-of-the-art technology for our residents to enjoy, including ‘Playlists for life’ headphones which stream personalised music playlists, virtual reality headsets and of course wifi throughout the building.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Virtual Reality.

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Description

We have a selection of beautifully furnished and decorated bedrooms complete with en-suite wetroom to support convenience and independence. Many ground floor rooms have direct access to a private courtyard garden.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 71
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 71

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Description

At the heart of the wonderful care we provide at Bridge House in Abingdon is our compassionate team formed of nurses, carers, managers and team leaders and members of our wider support team such as catering, housekeeping, lifestyles and front of house.

Lead by our amazing home manager Lucy, all of our outstanding team members are carefully chosen for their values and unwavering dedication to caring for our residents with tenderness, kindness and respect. We nurture and invest in them – ensuring they feel valued, happy and love being part of our extended family.

Our focus on creating a wonder home in which to live and work means we are able to retain the very best team members, valuing the contribution they make, each and every day.

This in turn helps us to provide consistency for residents and exceptional care, through people who value the same things we do, receive ongoing training, support and recognition and are skilled and confident – understanding each individual resident, who they are and what they need to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

This compassionate approach is also extended to people looking for care for a loved one, as well as our residents’ families, helping and supporting them through what can be a very emotional time.


Our Team
Marta Leszko
Marta Leszko
Acting Manager

Marta has been part of the Carebase family for over 7 years and, as a registered nurse and trained Dementia specialist, she has extensive elderly care experience.

Marta spent an earlier part of her career as Deputy Manager at Bridge House, prior to returning as Acting Home Manager in 2022. She holds a Masters’s degree and Leadership and Management qualifications.

Marta is passionate about enabling our wonderful residents to live life to the full and providing expert guidance and support to families.

Speaking about her role at Bridge House, Marta said: “Nothing beats seeing residents smile, knowing they are happy and fulfilled. I’m proud to support and develop our wonderful team to deliver excellent care.”

In her spare time, Marta enjoys keeping active by cycling and doing Pilates. She also enjoys travelling and likes to relax by going to the cinema and spending time with friends.

Funding Types
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
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.

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Activities Are So Important

Our residents’ ongoing health and wellbeing is extremely important to us and we recognise that keeping active, both mentally and physically, whilst maintaining a sense of purpose and meaning are key to individuals’ happiness, contentment and joy.

In partnership with our residents and those closest to them, our dedicated lifestyle team develops a varied programme of meaningful activities, events and celebrations  which are personalised to individuals’ likes, dislikes, abilities and care needs as well as aspirations and dreams for the future.

Our whole team supports our residents to rekindle interests and hobbies, whilst also gently encouraging them to try new things they might enjoy, either as part of a group of friends, on a 1-2-1 basis and in their own room, if they prefer.



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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

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

Thames View
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 3UJ

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 23rd November 2018
Last rated 18th January 2019
Reports

18th January 2019

25th May 2016

25th March 2015

31st October 2014

16th July 2014

8th April 2014

5th November 2013

29th August 2013

Registration Date 5th April 2013
Service Provider Bridge House (Oxfordshire) Limited, OX14 3UJ
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.
Our Awards
2020 Great British Care Awards Finalist - Covid Hero 2020 Great British Care Awards Finalist - Covid Hero
2020 Great British Care Awards Finalist – Care Employer 2020 Great British Care Awards Finalist – Care Employer
2021 Great British Care Awards Winner - Covid Hero 2021 Great British Care Awards Winner - Covid Hero

Frequently asked questions about Bridge House Care Home

Bridge House Care Home was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in January 2019.
Bridge House Care Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Bridge House Care Home has 71 rooms.
Bridge House Care Home is owned by Carebase.
Yes. Bridge House Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Bridge House Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Bridge House Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Bridge House Care Home comes under Oxfordshire.
Bridge House Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Bridge House Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Marta Leszko is the manager of Bridge House Care Home.

Profile Last Updated: 15 Aug 2022 | Report this Profile

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