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Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home
Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

Tel: 01582 667832

Ridgeway Lodge carries out care packages of numerous forms, which include residential care, palliative and respite care, while registered nurses and care assistants are all trained in the challenges of specialist residential dementia care.

A conveniently-located purpose-built home, Ridgeway Lodge interiors are designed for the needs of older people, offering comfortable social environments and the choice of four dining areas. The courtyard garden and conservatory are very popular, especially the bird feeder and covered seating area.

Residents can choose whether to eat in dining areas or the privacy of their own rooms, enjoying meals that, like the care practice itself, are tailored to personal need and preference.

An activities programme is organised to be interesting and takes account of preferred hobbies, including many outings to local garden centres and restaurants, as well as Whipsnade Zoo.

Group: Bupa Care Homes

Person in charge: Sadie Porteous (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Central Bedfordshire Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 61 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): German, French, Polish

Single Rooms: 61

Rooms with ensuite WC: 61

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home: click here

*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.2 (9.163)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.2 for Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

I would recommend this home as my husband was here for 3 week respite care. The staff were very supportive and caring and my husband was well looked after. If he needed respite care again I would definitely put him into Ridgeway Lodge again.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Lia S (Wife of Resident/Service User) on Wednesday 5 November 2014. Review relates to October 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

My mum moved into this home in March 2013 and has settled very well. The staff are so caring (although they are short staffed) and have made her feel settled.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Barbara Midson (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Wednesday 29 October 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

Good care overall - residents treated well with care and concern. Would like to see funding that allowed external visits.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Paul Harris (Son of Resident/Service User) on Monday 20 October 2014. Review relates to September 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

Everyone is so kind and the food is lovely.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Joyce Crawley (Resident / Service User) on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

I have lived here 6 and a half years and made some real friends.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Phyllis Rollo (Resident / Service User) on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

Very friendly, smiles and christian names almost immediately, offers of help on every occasion.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Irene Wright (Resident / Service User) on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

The home is set in its own grounds and is very secluded and quiet. The home is very modern and well decorated. The rooms are bright and spacious with lovely furniture. It has Excellent facilities including a hair salon. It has lovely gardens and surrounds. The Management and staff very supportive towards residents and relatives. I would highly recommend Ridgeway Lodge.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Dawn Campbell (Residents daughter) on Wednesday 23 April 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

Such a nice place with nice people.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Michael J (Resident) on Friday 10 January 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

Overall you will be well looked after.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Audrey S (Service User Respite) on Tuesday 7 January 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

I would recommend anybody to place members of their family at Ridgeway, they are treated with dignity and respect and very well looked after.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Bernard Webb (Friend of resident) on Thursday 2 January 2014.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

Having viewed several homes in the area, I found this far superior. Purpose built, all rooms en-suite. All staff caring. Management very hands on.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Leslie B (Resident's Husband) on Friday 20 December 2013.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

My wife Maureen has been a resident for almost 2 years and I am very satisfied with her care and the dignity she has been given at Ridgeway Lodge. The staff are friendly and approachable and I couldn't wish for better for my wife.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Gordon Tolman (Husband of resident) on Tuesday 10 December 2013.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

This home has a very happy atmosphere. The staff are all so helpful and thoughtful.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Rona W (Partner to resident) on Friday 6 December 2013.

Review of Ridgeway Lodge Residential Home

My daughter and I are very pleased with all we have seen at Ridgeway. My husband is very well looked after by all the staff and carers who look after him. He cannot speak now, but seems very pleased when staff talk to him. He has been here nearly four years now and seems to be loved by all who help him. The reason he has been placed here is his alzheimers. He is kept clean and fed very well.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Diana H (Wife) on Monday 24 June 2013.

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