Ridgeway Lodge Care Home, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Ridgeway Lodge Care Home, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Ridgeway Lodge Care Home, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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: Sally Harris (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 Care 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 Reviews

Review Score: 9 (8.955)

The user Review Score of 9 for Ridgeway Lodge Care Home is based on 10 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.955 is made up of 4.627 Points relating to the ratings and 4.328 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of beds at the Care Home.

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I found the staff very helpful, kind and considerate. They treated my dad with the dignity he deserved. My overall assessment of my fathers stay was of a high standard. We would like to use the facility again.

How likely would you be to recommend Ridgeway Lodge Care Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mum recently passed away at Ridgeway Lodge after nearly two years as a resident. We as a family have been totally satisfied with all aspects of her care. We moved mum to Ridgeway Lodge from her home in Kent in order to be nearer us and this was a worrying time for us given her age at the time (90) and her frailty. In fact it turned out to be the best thing for mum due to the very high standard of care she received. The staff were compassionate and loving at all times and even right at the end they treated her with kindness and respect. We cannot praise the professional and caring nature of the staff highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Ridgeway Lodge Care Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I stayed here for 1 week and it succeeded my expectations.

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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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