Bridge House Care Home

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Thames View
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 3UJ

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Profile Strength
Very Good 86%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Lucy Porter is The Registered Manager at Bridge House Care Home.

Lucy qualified as a nurse in 2008 and spent several years working in the NHS prior to moving into the care sector and has been working in care homes for the last 10 years.

Throughout this time, Lucy progressed quickly from nurse, to Unit Manager and Deputy Manager, and in June 2019, she joined Bridge House as Head of Quality and Compliance. She was delighted to be promoted to Registered Home Manager in January 2020.

Lucy says: “Working in care and supporting others to live a purposeful and fulfilling life gives me a great sense of pride. I love leading the team at Bridge House who consistently demonstrate their passion and dedication to our residents, making every day meaningful in some way.”

Residents love that Lucy was born and raised in the local area, just like them, along with her elder brother and younger sister. A mother to two bright young girls and an adorable cat, Lucy enjoys spending any spare time with friends and family.

Lucy Porter

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 - 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.

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.
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

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

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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
Lucy Porter
Lucy Porter
The Registered Manager

Lucy qualified as a nurse in 2008 and spent several years working in the NHS prior to moving into the care sector and has been working in care homes for the last 10 years.

Throughout this time, Lucy progressed quickly from nurse, to Unit Manager and Deputy Manager, and in June 2019, she joined Bridge House as Head of Quality and Compliance. She was delighted to be promoted to Registered Home Manager in January 2020.

Lucy says: “Working in care and supporting others to live a purposeful and fulfilling life gives me a great sense of pride. I love leading the team at Bridge House who consistently demonstrate their passion and dedication to our residents, making every day meaningful in some way.”

Residents love that Lucy was born and raised in the local area, just like them, along with her elder brother and younger sister. A mother to two bright young girls and an adorable cat, Lucy enjoys spending any spare time with friends and family.

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

The Importance Of Meal Times

At Bridge House, we are passionate about providing a varied, nutritious and wonderfully appetising array of food for our residents which supports positive health and wellbeing.

Our dedicated and experienced team works closely with residents to capture people’s favourite foods which are then freshly prepared and mirror the seasons to ensure we are able to feature fresh fruit and vegetables when they are at their best.

Our team is skilled at creating an enjoyable and tailored mealtime experience for our residents who live with dementia.

Creating a calming atmosphere is important, so we reduce distractions as much as possible and spend time with residents, providing gentle encouragement and support.






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

Dietary Options
Pureed, Vegetarian.

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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

Category Rating
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/ee936624-cfbb-4b5a-8595-7140515bec65
Report Published 18th January 2019
Registration Date 5th April 2013
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

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.
Lucy Porter is the manager of Bridge House Care Home.

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