Birkdale Tower Lodge

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £900.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement

The Athena Healthcare Group has provided high-quality, purpose-built residential and nursing care homes throughout the North West of England and Dover since 2014.  With a person-centred approach at the heart of everything we do, we aim to provide our residents with the best home-from-home experience that promotes independence and enriched lifestyles.

Birkdale Tower Lodge is the landmark care home in the Southport area, offering a blend of luxury living facilities with first-rate hospitality and care. Our dedicated team is always on hand to support our residents and provide both residential and residential dementia care services. At the Lodge, we ensure that our residents are encouraged to make the most out of each day.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild 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

At Athena Healthcare Group, we always put the health and safety of our residents and staff at the top of our list of priorities. As you will know, the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic in recent times has brought substantial challenges. It is a worrying time for everyone. In order to seek to ensure the safety and protection of our residents, their well-being, and staff, we have put in place robust and stringent measures in response to the outbreak.

To keep up to date with our latest COVID updates take a look at our website: https://www.ahcg.co.uk/useful-...

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

We are very pleased to announce that we have now installed non-contact visiting facilities.  We have repurposed rooms in our lodges and have installed clear perspex screens.  Starting from Wednesday, 2nd December, we will be allowing visits to our residents using those rooms.  We will be operating visiting seven days a week and on a timed appointment only basis.  We can allow up to two people to visit one of our residents at a time.  Regrettably, as matters stand, there can still be no contact and you will be separated from your loved one by a screen.  Unfortunately, visits will have to be fairly short, so that we can allow as many of our residents as possible to benefit from seeing their families.

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
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Yes
Our Building and Facilities

Birkdale Tower Lodge is a luxury, purpose-built home that provides residential and residential dementia care services with extensive in-home facilities, including:

The Clubhouse Restaurant - Our fine dining service can be found in The Clubhouse Restaurant. The Clubhouse Restaurant serves freshly cooked seasonal menus, available for lunch and dinner service. Our menus are designed to cater to a full spectrum of requirements and tastes. When you first join us in Birkdale Tower Lodge, we discuss your likes and dislikes to ensure that our menus reflect your culinary preferences. We hope to provide all residents with variety and choices so that they can live life their way.

The Bunker Bar - The Bunker Bar is Birkdale Tower Lodge’s residents’ bar, where the members of our lodge community can relax with a drink. Fully stocked and staffed, lodge residents can order at any time.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 2020

How Many Floors We Have
4

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Bar / Pub, Bistro, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Cinema, Hairdressers, Library, Lift.

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

Brochures
BTL_LODGE BROCHURE.pdf

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Description

Our spacious bedrooms come complete with an en suite wet room and wireless alert system that allows residents to call a member of staff at any time when additional assistance is required.

Whilst each room is well-equipped with high-quality furnishings, we encourage residents to bring meaningful keepsakes to decorate and personalise the room, making the home their own.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 55
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 55
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: WC and Basin, Wet Rooms.

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Safe, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

At Birkdale Tower Lodge, we have a dedicated and compassionate team of professionals who are passionate about delivering first-class care to each individual.

Our care team provide person-centred care and support to our residents 24 hours a day whilst our Activities Team are committed to making our residents’ home a happy and vibrant place to live by offering fun-filled activities programmes each day.


Our Team
Jo-Ann Wallace
Jo-Ann Wallace
Lodge Service Advisor

Having worked in the care sector now for more than 15 years in various roles, the most fulfilling role has to be working with prospective residents, their family or their representatives. I find it most rewarding in helping to find the most suitable care home that will endeavour to meet the care needs of each new resident, along with show casing and promoting the many superb facilities each individual care home has to offer. My main duty is just by being there every step of the way, helping to support families to take away some of the stress of trying to find the right care home for their loved one.

In my spare time I love nothing more than walking my cockapoo, travelling to different counties within the UK and visiting different countries to sample the different restaurants, sightseeing and experiencing different cultures, but most importantly spending quality time with family and friends.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £900.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Sefton
Region North West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients 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.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Bistro Pink tick icon Café Pink tick icon Restaurant
Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
Our Menu Pink tick icon sample-menu.pdf
Our Photos

The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.


Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.


Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.


Pink tick icon Our menu has been verified by a registered nutritional therapist or dietitian.


Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.


Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon A la Carte


Pink tick icon Hot Trolley


Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

Rating badge

Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.


Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].


Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.


Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.


Pink tick icon Residents have access to a Bistro.


Pink tick icon Residents have access to a Restaurant


Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.


Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.


Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.


Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.


Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.


Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.


Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.


Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.


Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.


Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.


Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).


Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.


Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.


Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon Residents can get involved in the growing of food and/or ingredients on site.


Pink tick icon We grow some food and/or ingredients on site.


Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.


Pink tick icon We use organically grown food.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.


Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

We are dedicated to making our residents' home a happy, vibrant and fun place to live!

Our Activities & Wellbeing team provides residents with a varied and engaging programme that inspires communication, social interaction, movement, reminiscence and more.

From musical sing-alongs, daily exercise, arts & crafts, knit & natter and intergenerational sessions with our twinned nursery, there's always something to look forward to.

We also offer smaller excursions to the parks, shops or local markets which add a healthy amount of variety to residents’ day-to-day life.

Residents who have enjoyed hobbies or interests within their local community, such as sports or social clubs, are encouraged to continue being involved and where possible supported in doing so.


Our Photos

Timetables
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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Pet Therapy, Pilates, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Theatre.

8 Oxford Road
Southport
PR8 2JR

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Requires Improvement
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 21st July 2021
Last rated 15th October 2021
Reports

15th October 2021

Registration Date 11th December 2019
Service Provider Athena Healthcare (Oxford Road) Limited, PR8 2JR
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Golf Club, Hospital, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Birkdale Tower Lodge

Birkdale Tower Lodge was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in October 2021.
Birkdale Tower Lodge provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Birkdale Tower Lodge has 55 rooms.
Prices for Birkdale Tower Lodge start from £900.00 per week.
Birkdale Tower Lodge is owned by Athena Healthcare Group.
Yes. Birkdale Tower Lodge does offer Residential care.
Yes. Birkdale Tower Lodge does offer Respite care.
Yes. Birkdale Tower Lodge does provide care for people with Dementia.
Birkdale Tower Lodge comes under Sefton.
Birkdale Tower Lodge does not accept NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.

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