Princess Lodge design is modern and spacious with a lot of natural light. It is a Registered Home for Older People with Nursing and Dementia Care Needs. It is registered with the Care Quality Commission and is within easy reach of local shops, major road routes including the M4 and train station. Please feel free to visit or telephone at any time for viewing and advice.
Experienced registered nurses and care assistants, selected for their skills, operate a 24 hour service, delivering quality care to suit individual nursing care needs. An experienced Manager supervises the day to day running of the home and ensures that the care delivered encompasses social, physical, psychological and environmental needs.
Modern design, spacious with natural light, which makes it comfortable and relaxing. Lifts provide access to all floors. Each single bedroom is en-suite and has a television point and the facility for a telephone point to be installed at the residents expense. Residents may personalise their bedrooms with their own possessions such as a piece of furniture or ornaments. There are lounges, dining rooms, an activity room where friends can join you, and a multisensory snoezelen room for relaxation. There is also a secure garden with circular walks that can be used when you wish.
Residents needs will be assessed by a nurse. Realistic plans of care will be put into place to give you the assistance and support needed. Access to specialist services are available. Services will be appropriate to gender, age related and meet the needs of people from different backgrounds. Equipment, like special beds, hoists and baths help you receive care in a safe, comfortable and dignified manner.
Wholesome, home cooked food will be provided in a relaxed atmosphere at times convenient to you. All diets can be catered for and your needs individually discussed.
All bathrooms and shower rooms have disabled access. Our hair salon has all the latest facilities and the hairdresser is available two days per week
We welcome a visit from yourself and members of your family. Please call the number below, or if you wish to drop in you are welcome to visit at any time.
Apr 03rd, 2018
My name is Linda Barnes, and I am a registered nurse at Princess Lodge Care Centre. In January 2017 I travelled to The Gambia with a team for a charity, Empower The Gambia.
The aim of the charity is to support and encourage those living in the villages to be more productive and self sufficient.
I visited the maternity/medical centre in one of the villages and was horrified to see foam mattresses being used, which meant they were unable to be cleaned putting the patients and nursing mothers at risk of infection.
On return to England I spoke to Julie, the manager at Princess Lodge where I work to see if she could help me with some fundraising in order to purchase some new mattresses. Julie agreed and gave Enpower £70, half of the money collected in the Easter raffle, I was also given money by a friend and my mother which enabled us to purchase five new mattresses, and eight new mattress protectors donated by Princess Lodge at a later date.
In February this year I returned to The Gambia with a team and was able witness the delivery of the mattresses and covers which were gratefully received.
I was also able to spend time with a community nurse I have been supporting since my visit last year in starting a clean hands campaign, we provided posters and have an ongoing appeal for soap which is shipped out regularly. It is being piloted in one of the villages, I was able to join the villagers in a hand washing demonstration, witness the use of the tippy tap at the school and learn’t that the incident of diarrhoea has been greatly reduced.
Our project for next year is the promotion of good oral care and prevention of tooth decay in the children.
Mar 09th, 2018
WE WERE NOT OVERCOME BY THE BEAST FROM THE EAST!
MY SINCERE THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF AT PRINCESS LODGE CARE HOME THAT WENT THE EXTRA MILE OVER THE WEEKEND FOR OUR RESIDENTS.
WE WERE NOT OVERCOME BY
THE BEAST FROM THE EAST!!
WE ARE RESISILENT!
WE ARE COURAGEOUS!
WE ARE STRONG!
WE ARE A TEAM!
ALSO A BIG THANK YOU TO FAMILY MEMBERS WHO OFFERED THEIR HELP...
Feb 19th, 2018
Jun 14th, 2017
Billy our regular visitor to Princess Lodge had a holiday in Wales, he made some great friends with the sheep and enjoyed his spot of camping! He is now back to work and is full of energy...
Our Activity coordinator was having a little look at what activities we could have for Princess Lodge Care Centre.
Can you spot a cheeky little Minka hidden in the cupboard?
Jun 14th, 2017
Lynda Barnes our registered nurse at Princess Lodge Care Home who was involve with raising money for Gambia for the npower charity. We raised a total of £70.50
This has been given to Lynda for the charity which will provide mattresses and resources for medical equipment. Lynda will be heading back to Gambia at the beginning of next year and we wish her all the best with raising money for the charity.
Apr 06th, 2017
During out Easter Raffle, we would like to help and support one of our nurses here at Princess Lodge Care Home to raise some money to help the ladies and gentlemen and their children in Gambia.
The vision of Empower is to link individuals, organisations and charities together to benefit the communities of rural Gambia through education, training and empowerment to alleviate poverty. Empower has been linking with communities in the central and Upper River Region since 2008
Pastor Paul Mendy who used to be Headmaster of Agrape Nursery School, Bansang and is now based on the coast, is our Gambian co-ordinator. We have Kadija over seeing Sara Kunda and Kebba reporting for Kerawan. Barry used to be based at Sara Kunda Medical Centre but is now working as a public Health officer but advises us on medical issues. Ada out driver overseas the transportation of our shipments when they arrive in the Gambia, while at the same time is going to college to train as an electrician and being sponsored by Empower.
In January 2017 6 volunteers which included one of our nurses here at Princess Lodge Lynda Barnes, returned 6 days early from Gambia in the early hours of 21st January. However, they were still able to achieve a; their projects in Sara Kunda, a village 10km from Farafenni on the North bank of the river Gambia before the trip was curtailed.
Two bikes repaired by recycles, a salvation army initiative based Swindon, were handed to the first 12 health workers who travel from their remote villages to the medical centre by foot. Osman was trained by two men called Phil and Steve to maintain the bikes given a crate of tools and bike spares.
The two kitchen gardens were given watering can and tools while the women’s centre received boxes of children’s clothing donated by customers of the Emporium Shops.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
First aid materials – plasters, bandages, gloves, thermometers, Medicines, soap.
Training materials for maintaining bikes, sewing, garden etc.
Educational materials, books, pencils, pens, solar calculators. Sports Equipment
You could also donate £30 for a child to stay in education for a year which would also supply there uniform, or £15 for a Mattress for a hospital bed!
Clothes which can be handed in to the nearest Empower shop in Swindon.
We would like to raise as much as possible with our Easter raffle this year so we can donate 50% of what we make to the Empower Charity.
The other 50% will go into the Resident fund.
If you can help in any way or would like some more information, please done hesitate to ask Lynda Barnes our Registered Nurse here at Princess Lodge Care Home.
Mar 20th, 2017
CQC were contacted by the daughter of a person who passed away last week who wanted to tell us about the outstanding care their Mother received.
They said the home was though of highly and they had nothing but praise.
The staff showed the greatest respect and provided nothing but exceptional care.
The staff are working so hard there, it's an incredible home.
The staff provided great support throughout the person's 4,5 years stay, kept family informed.
The daughter said, when you walk there you're treated as you're at home.
Nothing but exceptional, it's down to all team not just nurses and carers but also to housekeeping staff, kitchen staff and laundry staff.
Staff went out of the way to google and bring pictures of her home town for her mother.
The daughter said her Mother loved it there. The daughter said she was invited to do last service for her Mother which she found really comforting.
Mar 13th, 2017
Billy the dog from Princess Lodge Care Home recently had a brush with death, he jumped into a local lake chasing after ducks. Unfortunately the coat he was wearing weighed him down and his owner. Activities co-ordinator Kirsty Day had to jump in after him to save him! Both were fine, although very wet and cold.
Nov 07th, 2016
These pictures show school children from Transylvania in Romania celebrating Halloween. They are dressed very differently to children in the UK enjoying Halloween. The children very kindly made cards for our individual residents at Princess Lodge Care Home.
Oct 27th, 2016
The competition for the best cake for the Queens 90th birthday cake was entered by the chef and Residents from Princess Lodge care Home. Princess Lodge received a special mention as one of the Best of the Rest cakes published in the Unilever Food Solutions magazine, supported by NAPA and Stork.
Sep 20th, 2016
One of Princess Lodge Care Home's activity staff members, Mr Marcel Dodea is from Romania, his wife is a school teacher in Romania. Our Residents have formed a link with the school children in her class to share cultures leading up to and through Christmas.
The children will be making Christmas cards for our Residents to send to their families. Skype went brilliantly...
Aug 29th, 2016
The Summer Fete at Princess Lodge Care Home was held on Saturday 26th in between the falling of 3 inches of rain in an hour and the worst thunder and lightning I have ever known. The two ladies in the picture sat ready to sell their books, saw the books floating by them 20 mins later!
Hero of the day was Mr Andre Dias a member of the catering team, you will see him in one of the pictures boldly keeping everyone fed by maintaining the barbeque throughout the storm. Being sheltered by Kirsty Day from the actives team.
Jun 21st, 2016
Princess Lodge Care Home celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Thy invited a lady who impersonated her Majesty which caused an enormous amount of laughter!
The photograph of the Catering team at Princess Lodge shows the birthday cake which we have entered into the NAPA competition for the best birthday cake for her Majesty.
The photograph of the activities team who were instrumental in making the party so successful for everyone.
Apr 26th, 2016
Dust if you Must
Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake a cake or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must but there’s not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must but the worlds out there, with the sun in your eyes the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow a shower of rain, this day will not come around again.
Dust if you must but bear in mind old age will come and it’s not kind
And when you go – and go you must, you, yourself, will make more dust.
....Residents are encouraged to add any of their own poetry they have seen or wrote themselves and hand it to a member of the activity team.
Jan 29th, 2016
During the week of 25th January Princess Lodge helped support the RSPB by helping to feed and give the birds a home with some colorful bird houses that the residence has made.
We put these outside along with lots of bird feeders and seeds/nuts.
We also welcomed Colin Sutherland with his beautiful birds, two small owls which we all loved to stroke and cuddle and I think they liked the attention too.
Jan 28th, 2016
Digni-Tea Action day
Most of us at some point in our lives will be in contact with care services, be that in our work, as a service user, carer, relative or friend and when we do we hope we will be treated with Dignity and respect. Over 2 million health and social care staff in the UK work around the clock to provide support and care for those in need. Over 60,000 Champions from all walks of life have joined forces to provide a more dignified service for everyone
Princess Lodge is helping to make sure that dignity is a reality for all. Over and above the care that Princess Lodge provided on a daily basis we are running an event as part of a national day of action to promote Dignity in Care.
Princess Lodge will be enjoying Digni-TEA, this will involve everyone and will be held on 1st February. The activity will promote the dignity of those in the care of Princess Lodge. We will be doing a quiz and word search on Dignity and there will be lots of information too.
Dignity Action Day is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign and its key partners to bring staff and members of the public together to make a difference to those in care.
In the words of our Ambassador Dame Joan Bakewell who supports the campaign: “Dignity Action Day highlights a more respectful way of behaving towards vulnerable people. The very old and the very young clearly need our respect, but it wouldn't do any harm to spread the dignity message across the population then we can all benefit."
Dec 10th, 2015
11th Christmas baking mince pies & decorating cookies from 10am, Robert Buckland Swindon MP Conservative coming for tea from 2pm.
14th Ruth Lee music & singing from 2:30pm
15th Ruth-Lee story telling from 2pm
16th Ruth Lee music & singing from 2:30pm, Commonweal school carol singers 1:15 – 2:00pm
17th R.C Entertainment 2:30 – 3:15pm
18th Christmas Party on Ground Floor from 2pm
21st Christmas party on Robin and kingfisher from 2pm
22nd Christmas Party on Nightingale from 2pm, CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 4:00pm
24th Ruth Lee Christmas Special, The Best Of Christmas, Christmas Themed Activities From 14:00
ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE WELCOME!
Nov 30th, 2015
'We transferred my Mother 3.5 years ago, at which time she was extremely weak unable to even hold a tea cup. Within one month of being admitted to Princess Lodge she was sitting in her wheelchair eating herself, all her bed sores were healed and she was smiling. I have found the staff at Princess Lodge to be very caring and helpful. They speak to you as if you are a friend and look after mum as if she is a relative of their own, giving her care and attention. Mum is now 101, which just shows how well she has been looked after, unfortunately she is now in bed in her room but when mum first went to stay at Princess Lodge we were pleasantly surprised that we could go for a nice walk and visit any of the three floors of the home they also have a lovely garden which is very peaceful. If there has every been anything we are unhappy about the Manager or Nurse are always available to listen and then put our minds at rest and deal with any problem straight away. It is extremely hard to place relatives into homes but going in the Princess Lodge made it a lot easier.'
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