What are the rooms like?
Every room at Gate Lodge is different and has its own character, enhanced by people’s personal possessions and decorations. All rooms are beautifully and comfortably furnished.
When can family and friends visit?
There is a real family feel at Gate Lodge and we encourage visitors. At the moment, because of Covid, visiting is by appointment only. However, we have a cuddle curtain in place allowing families to hug each other. This has brought great joy to residents and relatives.
What is there to do?
Residents are supported to do as much or as little as they would like and are key to choosing the activities and events that are offered. We’ll speak to individuals, their families and friends to develop a plan for care and this will look at their health and care needs alongside hobbies, personal preferences and how they like to spend their time and structure their day. This helps us make sure we’re offering the best possible care and support.
We have expert recreational therapists who organise things residents enjoy, such as crafts, art, games, outings, and many others. We also have visiting professionals who offer demonstrations, musical entertainment and more.
Would someone have to move if their health needs increased?
We can support individuals right through their care journey and ensure their needs are met with dignity, respect and empathy.
Are special dietary requirements catered for?
We are able to offer residents a choice at every meal from a varied, nutritious menu cooked by a professional chef. We will cater for any special dietary requirements.
Are residents’ religious denominations and cultural needs catered for?
We provide a monthly interdenominational Church service and trips to other local church services can be arranged on request.
Is there a safe garden to walk in?
Gate Lodge has a lovely enclosed and safe garden for residents to enjoy. The residents spend a lot of time in the garden, especially in the summer.
Are dental treatments and chiropody available?
Chiropody and dental treatments are available on request.
Can a person bring their own furniture and other possessions?
Of course, all rooms can be personalised with a person’s own furniture, pictures and ornaments.
How is care funded at Gate Lodge Care Home?
People can fund their own care at Gate Lodge. If a person is funding their own care, the cost of this may vary depending on a number of factors including the room you choose and the length of stay which Sue will be pleased to chat through. Some people may qualify for financial assistance – if you need financial assistance, your local authority will decide what level of care you require and look at your income and savings to work out whether you will need to make a contribution towards the cost. Individuals may be eligible for Attendance Allowance/Disabled Living Allowance (AA/DLA). These are both tax-free, non means-tested weekly benefits. If you’re paying for your own care, you’re likely to be eligible. If you’re receiving funding from the local authority towards your care home costs, this might not be paid as it is effectively included in that funding. A person might also qualify for Pension Credit. It’s mean-tested, and designed to ensure a minimum guaranteed income for those with limited savings or additional private income. Contact your local social services department for further information on how to claim.
What happens if my savings run out?
When your savings fall below the upper limits set out by the government, you are likely to be able to qualify for financial assistance. You should contact your local social service department when your savings are approaching this limit, so they’ll know when they need to help.
Do you cater for respite care?
Yes, Gate Lodge does accommodate for short term care and we are happy to chat about each person’s individual circumstance.
How are different faiths and beliefs respected at Gate Lodge?
The religion or non religion of all residents is respected here at Gate Lodge. Bishops, Priests and Ministers from other religious denominations all visit the home on request. For those who are interested, management also organises afternoons where hymns are sung.