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Didcot Road
OX11 6DN


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Very Good 81%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Not Yet Rated

Welcome to Alma Barn Lodge Care Home in Oxfordshire, a luxury haven located just two miles from the railway town of Didcot and  gateway to the Science Vale. Our newly built, state-of-the-art residence is situated on the edge of this picturesque village of Harwell, with glorious views of the surrounding countryside.  Visitors can easily reach us from the A34, and there is a local bus stop just a few minutes’ walk away. The Home also benefits from being near the Great Western Park Development area.

Alma Barn Lodge
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, Independent Living, Learning Disability (ALD), Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Diabetes, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour.
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.
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)

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Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

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Telephone for external calling

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Our Building and Facilities

As a newly built Home, Alma Barn Lodge has an exceptional standard of décor throughout. Residents are welcome to bring their favourite pieces of furniture and belongings to personalise their en-suite bedrooms. The communal areas are spacious and luxurious, and there’s a dedicated room for activities and a cinema suite.

We have sensory areas and a quiet space for relaxation and family visits. The outdoor space is stunning, with our balconies and patio areas leading to beautiful, landscaped gardens. Residents can enjoy watching nature and taking in the sensory stimulation outdoors, where there is plenty of seating available. It’s also the perfect place for a stroll, and green-fingered Residents are welcome to do light gardening.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Lift.

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

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Each of our en-suite wet room bedrooms is decorated to the highest standard, offering Residents the chance to enjoy pure comfort and tranquillity. Our dedicated team embraces person-centred care, empowering Residents to live the life they choose while taking care of all their wellbeing needs.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 85
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 85

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

Our Photos

Our experienced and thoughtful staff team are at the heart of the home. We always go the extra mile to ensure all of our residents’ stay is comfortable and enjoyable. We are also committed to our staff by continually developing them to to preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of everyone we care for within a warm and caring atmosphere

Our Team
Daniel Bridges
Daniel Bridges
The Home manager

I joined Alma Barn as the commissioning manager and have been a Care Home Manager for the past eight years. I love being with the residents every day and I want to nurture a homely and comfortable environment knowing that a happy team will create this. I have led teams that have won numerous local and national awards including the “Outstanding contribution to Healthcare Services” award at the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association. On a daily basis, the team will provide outstanding care to residents and meaningful moments of rewarding engagement. Outside of work, I love show jumping and compete on the national BSJA Association circuit, I love horses and breed international bloodlines and have sixteen to look after when I am at home.

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

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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 Care Home in Didcot has a busy activities timetable, built around the critical goals of mental stimulation, increased mobility and social engagement. Activities include arts and crafts sessions, food demonstrations, exercise classes, cinema nights, quizzes, musical performances, and sensory workshops. There will be a great variety of activities to try, with new sessions added frequently.

We’re already organising partnerships with local schools, nurseries and community groups in community. We aim to host regular visitors, coffee mornings, community events, workshops and fun-filled events. With local groups and clubs meeting in our activities space, Residents can take up new hobbies or continue to enjoy their favourite pursuits. Plus if family members or friends don’t live locally we’ll ensure Residents can keep in touch with them through video calls or similar technology.

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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, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Please speak to the home manager.

Didcot Road
OX11 6DN

Regulator: CQC

Not yet rated.

Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Church, Garden Centre, Hospital, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Alma Barn Lodge

Alma Barn Lodge provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Alma Barn Lodge has 85 rooms.
Alma Barn Lodge is owned by Advinia Healthcare.
No. Alma Barn Lodge does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Alma Barn Lodge does offer Respite care.
Yes. Alma Barn Lodge does provide care for people with Dementia.
Alma Barn Lodge comes under Oxfordshire.

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