Care

Short, medium and long term care and support available

care

Cherry Tree Lodge Private Retirement Home accepts males and females over the age of retirement who require support, encouragement and/or personal care. Short-term respite, medium term convalescence and long term residency are welcomed.

Residential Care

Long-term care is available for individuals who require a residential setting rather than living in their own home of family home. Residents at Cherry Tree Lodge benefit from 24 hour care and support from a team of highly qualified, passionate staff.

Residents are provided with home cooked meals plus a housekeeping and laundry service. Care is tailored to the individual needs of residents with staff supporting them with daily activities such as personal hygiene, dressing and eating as necessary. Health care is attended to with support from external professionals such as GPs and chiropodists, who visit the home.

Residents are encouraged to enjoy maximum independence but have peace of mind, knowing that they are in a safe and secure environment with staff always there to support.

Dementia Care

The Care Manager will consider if the home can provide the correct care for an individual where the early stages of dementia have been recognised at a pre-admission assessment. Unfortunately, the home does not accept clients with significant mental health problems or EMI (Elderly Mentally Infirm).

The person-centred approach to dementia care used by staff focuses on residents being recognised as a unique individual to be treated with dignity and respect. Staff aim to ease the symptoms of dementia with their understanding and expertise in order to enhance the quality of resident’s lives.

Respite Care

Cherry Tree Lodge offers respite care for individuals who need extra support following an operation or illness, or while their usual carer takes a break. The minimum stay is for 2 weeks and the respite care can last as long as needed.

A pre-admission assessment will be carried out to assess the suitability of the match between the individual and the services and facilities of the home. The suitability for admission will be discussed with applicants and, if appropriate and with their permission, their representatives.

Emergency Admissions

Emergency admissions will be accepted in exceptional circumstances, where the health or safety of the individual is under threat, and normally only through a professional referrer such as Social Services. In this event, the suitability of the individual will be discussed with the professional referrer to ensure that the needs match the services offered, and the normal pre-admission assessment will be carried out within 48 hours of admission.

Pre-admission Assessment

A member of the management team/team leader will meet the potential resident in their own home or hospital to get to know them. The involvement of the individual’s relatives/representatives at this stage is welcomed. Areas discussed include health, caring needs and likes/dislikes. Cherry Tree Lodge will offer places to individuals with low or medium dependency and can signpost to information on alternative care settings for individuals who require more support.