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Wheatfield Way
Barleythorpe
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 7UD

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Profile Strength
Excellent 99%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Not Yet Rated
Meet The Manager

Catherine Ferguson is General Manager at Oakham Grange.

Hello, I’m Catherine and I am very proud to be the General Manager of Oakham Grange. 

I offer a wealth of healthcare management experience and I am a nurse by training. My team and I are here to support you so that Oakham Grange feels truly your home. As we all grow older our wants and needs naturally change, so in turn, our support for you will mirror this. However, we will never forget, it’s your life, to be lived your way, with our support. I won’t be a stranger, so whenever you see me say hello and if you or your family ever want a private word, my office door is always open to you.

Catherine Ferguson

Brand New - Residential Care with Nursing.

Oakham Grange is an amazing, life affirming place. Purpose built and designed by the family that owns it, it’s been created to be a home, not a hotel. You will find it’s a bright and airy place to live, with lots of sunlight giving a sense of natural warmth, as it shines through the many double aspect picture windows. French doors encourage you to enjoy the well laid out gardens, for a gentle stroll around the raised beds or just feel the season’s breeze on your face.

Oakham Grange is made up of three households that are known as; Sandpiper, Osprey and Avocet. The creation of these areas makes getting to know Oakham Grange easier and helps to build a family like camaraderie between residents and staff, as well making your private bedroom, never too far away to pop back to.

About us: Oakham Grange is an Ardale home. We are a family run business which has owned and managed care homes for more than 25 years. We have created Oakham Grange to be the home suitable for our own family members to live in. We are not an anonymous ‘grey’ corporate care company and you will soon get to know us all. Our experienced leadership team are responsible for a small number of bespoke homes, so we can give each one our full support to deliver the highest quality care.

We are very proud that each of our homes are unique and aim to be the care home of choice, in the communities we serve.


Oakham Grange in late summer sun
Private Dining
Therapy Dog Brabham, spotted in the back of Oakham Grange’s classic Morris Traveller car
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy, Reablement, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
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.
Nursing Specialisms Bariatric care, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
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 Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We have a COVID safe visitors room which is accessed from its own individual entrance to the main home. It is a nice room which is separated by a floor to ceiling glass partition, enabling residents and visitors to meet in as near normal way as we can.

Visitors are escorted here after we have undertaken our normal COVID protocols of checking temperatures and getting residents to wash their hands and don our PPE.

After all visits, our housekeeping team will deep clean the room.

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

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Admission Category Support For
Profession Retired Actors, Retired Advertising Executives, Retired Civil Service, Retired Clergy, Retired Entertainers, Retired Medical, Retired Military, Retired Musicians, Retired Police, Retired Professionals, Retired Teachers.
Religion Anglican / C of E, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Charismatics, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Methodist, Orthodox Christian, Other, Presbyterian, Quakers.
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
Contract
Ardale Self Funding Contract.docx
Our Building and Facilities

Oakham Grange is an amazing, life affirming place. Purpose built and designed by the family that owns it, it’s been created to be a home, not a hotel. You will find it’s a bright and airy place to live, with lots of sunlight giving a sense of natural warmth, as it shines through the many double aspect picture windows. French doors encourage you to enjoy the well laid out gardens, for a gentle stroll around the raised beds or just feel the season’s breeze on your face.

Oakham Grange is made up of three households that are known as; Sandpiper, Osprey and Avocet. The creation of these areas makes getting to know Oakham Grange easier and helps to build a family like camaraderie between residents and staff, as well making your private bedroom, never too far away to pop back to.

Each household benefits from a dining area, a kitchen, a beautiful appointed lounge and a quiet lounge. Each lounge and dining room benefits from air conditioning, so eating and relaxing is always comfortable, even on the hottest of summer days. Your lounge has easy access to the garden or a balcony overlooking the terrace, with views of the water feature, our classic car and Oakham Grange’s putting green.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
27 Aug 2020

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Electronic Visitor Register, Individual Heating Controls, Interactive Digital Touch Table, Reduce Plastic Use.

Brochures
Oakham Grange Residents Handbook_email.pdf

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Description

Everyone’s bedroom should be their sanctuary; the place where you always feel comfortable to be yourself. Oakham Grange benefits from a range of rooms including premier, deluxe and apartments, enabling space for couples or companions.

Whichever you choose, yours will be beautifully decorated, with custom designed fixtures and furniture from UK manufactures. These large ensuite bedrooms benefit from modern technology, including a large WiFi enabled Freeview TV, with the technology to keep you in touch with friends and family, as well as current affairs or your favourite soap.

Importantly your bedroom will also be fit for purpose, featuring a large ensuite wetroom and a Staff Call System, which enables you to call for assistance at a click of a button. Our electrically adjustable beds and range of mattress options guarantees the best chance of a good night’s sleep.

Every room has its own character, with no two are quite the same, but they are also a blank canvas for you to truly make you own. Pictures you love or photos which bring you happy memories will truly make your room, yours.


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

Type Of Room
Apartment, Double Room, Kitchenette, Separate Sitting Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Fridge, Internet Access, Private Patio, Safe, Secure Access, Tea and Coffee-making Facilities, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

Oakham Grange is a beautiful, purpose care home with nursing, but as lovely as our environment is, it’s the staff which brings this home to life, giving it its distinct personality and vitality.

We are one team made up from many disciplines, skills and backgrounds, but together we make Oakham Grange a very special place.


Our Team
Catherine Ferguson
Catherine Ferguson
General Manager

Hello, I’m Catherine and I am very proud to be the General Manager of Oakham Grange. 

I offer a wealth of healthcare management experience and I am a nurse by training. My team and I are here to support you so that Oakham Grange feels truly your home. As we all grow older our wants and needs naturally change, so in turn, our support for you will mirror this. However, we will never forget, it’s your life, to be lived your way, with our support. I won’t be a stranger, so whenever you see me say hello and if you or your family ever want a private word, my office door is always open to you.

Jesamy Rawlings
Jesamy Rawlings
Deputy Manager

Hello I am the Deputy Manager here at Oakham Grange. I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse, having qualified at Robert Gordon’s University in 2007. I began my career working in Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen, in a functional assessment ward for those over 65 years of age who were experiencing acute mental health issues. I then moved on to working in a dementia assessment ward, and following that a challenging behaviour ward for gentlemen over the age of 65. Upon my return from maternity leave, I worked in a variety of settings, and then made the move back home to Rutland where I took up of Clinical Lead in a care home.

I am so proud to work at Oakham Grange, having been born in Oakham and bought up in Uppingham. I believe that people should be treated with the same love and care that I would like to see my own family treated with, and strive to make sure that this is the case for all our residents at Oakham Grange.

Cat Statham
Cat Statham
Nurse Practitioner

At the age of 17, I started my Dip H E in adult nursing at Leeds University. I qualified in 1999 and started my first job in nursing on Ward 15 at Glenfield hospital, which was a rehabilitation ward.

I started as a community nurse in April 2001, and this is where I have spent the last 19 years of my career, all be in different guises. I was a triage nurse for 18 months for the community and latterly from 2014 worked for a service called ICS.

I met my 2 colleagues Liz and Chrissy working here approximately 12 years ago and now a new adventure begins for the 3 of us as nurse practitioners working together to provide nursing care at Oakham Grange. This is very exciting!! To be able to work as a professional with friends who you have the utmost trust and belief in is very special. My aim as a nurse practitioner at Oakham Grange is to provide autonomous, person-centred care for our residents.

Chrissy Dawes
Chrissy Dawes
Nurse Practitioner

I studied BSC (Hons) Adult Nursing at East Anglia Polytechnique, I’d loved my student placements in the community working with the District Nurses and knew that this was what I wanted to do. Once qualified I took a job at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, I worked on an assessment unit for the elderly for a year before taking a job in a Community Nursing team in Leicestershire, that’s where I stayed for fourteen years before moving to the Intensive Community Support team in 2015.

I’ve worked with both Cat and Liz for over twelve years and we have a great working relationship with a wealth of experience that we can bring to Oakham Grange

Liz Lloyd
Liz Lloyd
Nurse Practitioner

From leaving school I worked as a Care Assistant in several residential homes in Leicestershire, eventually working my way up to Senior Carer. At the age of 26 I commenced my nurse training at Charles Freer School of Nursing, De Montfort University and successfully qualified as an Adult General Nurse in 2010. Since then I have predominately worked within the NHS as a Community Nurse, Prison Nurse and Practice Nurse. From a young age I always wanted to be a nurse, now I am there is nothing else I would want to be doing, working at Oakham Grange is my dream job!

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Head Chef

As the Head Chef of Oakham Grange I bring to the role over 23 years’ military leadership and catering knowledge. Having felt privileged to delivering food management and culinary services in the some of the most challenging austere environments during active service in the British Army.

In my spare time alongside my wife Tracey, we run the Oakham Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club. It gives likeminded folk an opportunity to meet people make new friendships and gives them a social outlet that they may not have necessarily had previously.

I believe that good food cooked and presented well whilst encompassing the wishes of our residents, is central to everything we hope to achieve. I think it’s vitally important that we forge links to champion local produce and support local business whenever possible.

Shelley Bunn
Shelley Bunn
Activities Coordinator

In my role as Activity Coordinator at Oakham Grange I have opportunity to interact with the residents on another level, enabling meaningful moments and encouraging independence. It makes me happy when I make someone smile or provoke a positive memory.

Coming from a personal level, when my father was diagnosed with dementia, I witnessed the level of care he was receiving, which prompted me to start my own journey within the Care Sector. I took great pride in my role as a Care Assistant, achieving my level 2 in Adult Health Care. I really loved my interaction with the residents, so was thrilled to have the opportunity to become the Activity Coordinator within the same home. When as a family we moved up to Oakham, it was important to me to find a role that gives me the same level of job satisfaction.

I am very proud to be a wife and mother and we love our camping trips in our camper called Derek!

Sarah Wooding
Sarah Wooding
Head Housekeeper

I am so pleased to have recently joined Oakham Grange as Head Housekeeper.  My previous role was in Housekeeping for 11 years at a Therapeutic residential school for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Although this is a change in a work environment for myself, I bring to this role, enthusiasm, care, compassion and high standards. I will endeavour to work alongside this great team we have and support the working ethics of Oakham Grange.

Tony Jackson
Tony Jackson
Maintenance

My name is Tony Jackson and I am the maintenance man here at Oakham Grange. My entire working career has been spent using my hands (on the tools) and various skills I have picked up along the years. I see my role as a problem solver, people give me problems and my job is to find solutions. I am the oil that keeps the big machine (our lovely home) running along.

I have 3 main hobbies which are:

  1. 1. Close up magic….I spent 35 years as a professional magician and have been lucky enough to travel around the world to perform.
  2. 2. Martial arts …… I started my journey about 40 years ago and currently have 4 different Dan grades.
  3. 3. Motorcycles …… I have a city & Guilds distinction in motorcycle mechanics and have built many of my own custom bikes. I’ve even had a 3 page feature in a magazine on one of them.

One of my favourite quotes is: If you see someone who hasn’t got a smile on their face, give them one of yours.

Rachel Hynds
Rachel Hynds
Admin Manager

I was previously an Office Manager at a SEMH school for 12 years before joining Oakham Grange as Receptionist, as I wanted to take a step back to gain a more even work life balance while staying in a caring environment. I’m here to support residents and their families however I can; from ordering the morning papers, booking transport, family visits, Hairdressers appointments etc.

On a personal level I love spending time with my horses and tending my vegetable garden.

I’ve been married for 30 years to my husband Nick who I’ve known since I was 12 as we were at school together. I have one daughter who is a Teacher and has been married herself for 7 years. I am also the ‘Mother’ of 2 horses, 2 ducks, 3 chickens and 2 cats

Sara Franklin
Sara Franklin
Receptionist

I was previously an Office Manager at a SEMH school for 12 years before joining Oakham Grange as Receptionist, as I wanted to take a step back to gain a more even work life balance while staying in a caring environment. I’m here to support residents and their families however I can; from ordering the morning papers, booking transport, family visits, Hairdressers appointments etc.

On a personal level I love spending time with my horses and tending my vegetable garden. I’ve been married for 30 years to my husband Nick who I’ve known since I was 12 as we were at school together. I have one daughter who is a Teacher and has been married herself for 7 years. I am also the ‘Mother’ of 2 horses, 2 ducks, 3 chickens and 2 cats

Brabham
Brabham
Therapy Dog

Hello my name is Brabham and I am a Qualified PAT Dog (Pets As Therapy).

My role here is to spend time with residents, their family and friends and staff, offering unconditional affection. There is nothing I like better than being patted, stroked and hugged by all who wish to meet me. The special moments for me are when I bring back happy memories of past pets, or a smile to the face of someone who finds communication difficult. I have an interesting pedigree being half Saluki and half Standard Poodle, which makes me a 'Salukidoodle'.

I’m named after Sir Jack Braham’s F1 racing cars, as it has been said that I’m fast in a straight line, but suffer from understeer going round corners!

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

The Importance Of Meal Times

Quality food is one of life’s pleasures and one of our highest priorities. We believe that good nutrition is paramount to our health and wellbeing. Oakham Grange’s skilled chefs create appetising, nutritionally balanced and visually pleasing dishes, with varied, seasonally inspired menus.

We cater for every taste and diet, our food is freshly prepared and whenever possible locally sourced. It will not take long for us to learn what food you like and how you like it cooked. For those that wish, the house wine or a beer, makes dinning an even more sociably occasion.

Celebrating a birthday, anniversary or just wanting to spend quality time with a group of good friends or family, then our private dining room is for you.

Lunch or dinner, our home cooked food complimented with a glass of wine or beer. Is there a nicer way to spend a couple of hours with the people that are dear to you?





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

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Encouraging a high quality of life is at the heart of Oakham Grange’s culture and ethos. Our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to provide fun and engaging social calendars. Whatever our age, variety is the spice of life, so we ensure you have the opportunity to explore a wide range of hobbies and activities. 

Oakham Grange has its own spa treatment room and hairdressing salon. Time for you to relax with a facial, be daring with new nails or maintain the hairstyle which makes you feel most confident. Our fun and engaging activates calendar is not only for you, friends and families are very welcome to join in too.

It is important to us that Oakham Grange is an active part of our community. There will be many opportunities for you to take part in a wide range of social activities within and outside of the home.




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Timetables
OGactivity sheet.pub

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

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

Our pets are an extended part of our family and we love them dearly. Sadly it is not possible to let most pets live at Oakham Grange but that doesn’t stop them visiting. 

We are very ‘dog friendly’, with a fresh bowl of water and the odd treat waiting for any thirsty four legged friends. 

As well as our regular Therapy Dog visitor, there will be many organised visits in and out of Oakham Grange, to get close to a range of domestic animals and to keep connected with our county’s wildlife and farm animals.


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding.

We Welcome
Birds, Cats, Dogs, Horses, Others (subject to review), Rabbits, Reptiles.

Wheatfield Way
Barleythorpe
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 7UD

Regulator: CQC

Not yet rated.

Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Oakham Grange

Oakham Grange provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Oakham Grange has 60 rooms.
Oakham Grange is owned by Ardale.
Yes. Oakham Grange does offer Residential care.
Yes. Oakham Grange does offer Respite care.
Yes. Oakham Grange does provide care for people with Dementia.
Oakham Grange accepts Local Authority clients.
Oakham Grange accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Catherine Ferguson is the manager of Oakham Grange.

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