Welcome to Princess Lodge Care Home, Swindon, Wiltshire

ABOUT Princess Lodge

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.

Nursing Care

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.

Accommodation

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.

Care

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.

Activities & Meals

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.

Facilities

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

Hospitality

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.

Princess Lodge LATEST NEWS

Aug 08th, 2017

Some Photos From Our Summer Fete

Some Photos from Princess Lodge Care Home Summer Fete..

Jul 10th, 2017

Summer Fete Will Be On Saturday 29th July

Princess Lodge Care Home Summer Fete will be on Saturday 29th July, 2-4.30 pm. Everyone Welcome!

Jun 27th, 2017

Busy Planting Bedding Plants

Busy planting bedding plants at Princess Lodge Care Home...


Jun 19th, 2017

National Care Home Day

National Care Home Day photos from Princess Lodge Care Home...

Jun 14th, 2017

Enjoying The Garden Sun

Residents at Princess Lodge Care Home enjoying the garden and a spot of welcomed sunshine...

Jun 14th, 2017

Billy's Holiday In Wales

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

We Raised A Total Of £70.50

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.

May 31st, 2017

Afternoon Tea With Entertainment On 16th June

Come & Visit Princess Lodge Care Home For Afternoon Tea On 16th June. We have a Dog Show, Cake & Ice Cream, Entertainment, Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks. 14.30pm until 16.30pm.

May 12th, 2017

Congratulations to Care Assistants Helen & Funmilayo

Congratulations to Care Assistants Helen Travasso and Funmilayo Okunlola for there successful completion of their NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care. Congratulations from all your colleagues at Princess Lodge Care Home...

May 07th, 2017

Arts And Crafts

Arts and Crafts at Princess Lodge Care Home...


Apr 28th, 2017

Three Homeless Ducks

Three homeless ducks popped into Princess Lodge Care Home looking for a room for the night.

They were made very welcome...


Apr 12th, 2017

Visiting Birds Of Prey

Visiting birds of prey at Princess Lodge Care Home

Apr 06th, 2017

How You Can Help Lynda

EMPOWER
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.

ABOUT 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
Sewing 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.

DONATE
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.


Apr 03rd, 2017

Refurbished Lounge

The first Resident at Princess Lodge Care Home to enjoy the newly Refurbished Lounge...

Mar 20th, 2017

Mother Received Outstanding Care

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

Beautiful Camelia Plant In Memory

Mr Davis and his wife very kindly positioned a beautiful Camelia plant in the garden at Princess Lodge Care Home in memory of his Mother...

Mar 13th, 2017

Lovely Flower Arranging Pictures

Lovely flower arranging pictures at Princess Lodge Care Home...

Mar 13th, 2017

Chasing After Ducks

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.

Mar 03rd, 2017

Pancake Day...

Pancake Day at Princess Lodge Care Home...

Feb 21st, 2017

Helping Each Other Smile

Friendship and chatting and helping each other smile is a lovely activity along with a cup of tea...

Feb 21st, 2017

Billy Our Pet Dog

Billy our pet dog who joins us every Thursday at Princess Lodge Care Home was attending a meeting by the looks of things here…

Feb 21st, 2017

R.C Entertainment

Princess Lodge Care Home always enjoys listening to R.C Entertainment, who attend every month...

Feb 21st, 2017

Everyone Welcome to Egg Hunt

Princess Lodge Care Home have a Egg Hunt
on Monday 17th April, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Jan Underwood playing the piano
Raffle
Hot Cross Buns
Cake’s, Tea & Coffee

Everyone Welcome...


Jan 26th, 2017

Nurse Linda Barnes Was Withdrawn From Gambia

Princess Lodge Care Home nurse Linda Barnes was withdrawn from Gambia in view of the troubles at this time. She is of course very disappointed and hopes to return. The photograph is from the local paper..

Jan 13th, 2017

Volunteering In Gambia

Linda Barnes is a Registered Nurse at Princess Lodge Care Home, on Sunday as part of her annual leave, she travels to the Gambia as a volunteer. Her intention is to distribute educational recourses to schools, and medical equipment to 5 clinics.

Jan 10th, 2017

WyvernTheatre Trip In Swindon

Images of a recent visit to the Wyvern theatre in Swindon for the annual production of the Pantomime Cinderella. Enjoyed by Residents and family members from PrincessLodge Care Home

Dec 28th, 2016

Post Christmas Exercise

Post Christmas exercise at Princess Lodge Care Home....

Dec 19th, 2016

Two Little Helpers

Santa sent two little helpers to deliver cheer to Princess Lodge Care Home...

Dec 19th, 2016

Puss In Boots Pantomime

Puss in Boots visiting Pantomime at Princess Lodge Care Home...

Dec 19th, 2016

Mince Pie And Christmas Cake Making

Mince pie and Christmas cake making at Princess Lodge Care Home...

Dec 01st, 2016

New Nurses Uniforms

Nurses from Princess Lodge Care Home. First day in there new uniforms...

Nov 21st, 2016

Children In Need Cake Sale

Children in need cake sale at Princess Lodge

Nov 07th, 2016

School Children From Transylvania

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

Best Of The Rest Cakes Published In The Unilever Food Magazine

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.

Oct 18th, 2016

50th Wedding Anniversary

Mr and Mrs Child celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary at Princess Lodge Care Home

Oct 07th, 2016

Sky The Baby Budgie

Please meet Princess Lodge Care Home's new resident. Sky the baby Budgie. Our Residents are compiling the Care Plan...

Sep 30th, 2016

Macmillan Cake Sale

We are all prepared at Princess Lodge Care Home for the Macmillan Cake sale today...

Sep 30th, 2016

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Cake icing in preparation for the Macmillan coffee morning at Princess Lodge Care Home

Sep 20th, 2016

Never to old to learn a new skill...

Princess Lodge Care Home resident having a piano lesson. Never to old to learn a new skill...

Sep 20th, 2016

Skype went brilliantly...

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

Summer thunder, lightning and lots of fun...

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. 

Aug 18th, 2016

Billy Is Getting Far Too Bold...

Billy, Princess Lodge Care Home's PAT dog is getting far too bold!

Aug 02nd, 2016

Bill The PAT Dog Keeping An Eye On The Fish

Bill the PAT dog from Princess Lodge Care Home, ran off to find some peace and quiet, an enormous search was raised thinking he had run off into the road! Thankfully he was found hiding behind the fish tank !

Jul 15th, 2016

Inspecting The Kitchens

One of the Residents at Princess Lodge Care Home wanted to inspect the kitchens to understand where his food was cooked and how it was delivered to the dinning room.

Jul 04th, 2016

73 Balloons for National Care Home Day at Princess Lodge

73 balloons for 73 Residents were used to demonstrate National Care Home Day at Princess Lodge...

Jun 21st, 2016

Billy the Jack Russell at Princess Lodge Care Home

Meet Billy, the most gentlest Jack Russell, who can smile at you... 

Jun 21st, 2016

The Queen's 90th Celebrations at Princess Lodge Care Home

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.


Jun 10th, 2016

The Queen's 90th Birthday Party at Princess Lodge 12th June


Apr 26th, 2016

Princess Lodge Care Home have opened a Resident Poetry Book

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.



Mar 16th, 2016

Colourful Bird Houses

Princess Lodge Care Home helped support the RSPB by helping give the birds a home with some colourful bird houses that the residence made.




Feb 25th, 2016

Princess Lodge Sassi Gift Shop

Sassi Gift Shop regularly visits Princess Lodge Care Home. All the residents and staff love to have a shop.


Feb 25th, 2016

Princess Lodge Adult Colouring

Residents at Princess Lodge Care Home love to show their adult colouring skills...

Jan 29th, 2016

RSPB Bird Watching Week At Princess Lodge

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

Princess Lodge Supports Dignity Action Day

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

Educational Passport Award

Two Senior Care Assistants Bogdan & Indra have been successful in obtaining the Educational Passport Award for End of Life Care. 

Bogdan is 3rd from the left & Indra 4th from the left


Dec 10th, 2015

Princess Lodge - December Activity Diary

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

Review from Carehome.co.uk

'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.'

Read full review on www.carehome.co.uk

Jun 19th, 2015

Princess Lodge supports National Care Home Open Day

The residents and staff of Princess Lodge - Swindon celebrated National Care Home Open Day by setting off 60 helium balloons , one for each resident in the Home


Jun 19th, 2015

Princess Lodge supports National Care Home Open Day

The residents and staff of Princess Lodge - Swindon celebrated National Care Home Open Day by setting off 60 helium balloons , one for each resident in the Home


May 08th, 2015

VE Day Celebrations at Princess Lodge

 The residents and relatives were entertained by members of the Phoenix Players of Swindon. They played all the old favourites and recited poetry. A traditional British Tea was then served which included spam sandwiches , pork pie , sausage rolls and of course jelly for desert


Apr 13th, 2015

Princess Lodge invites local community to Summer Events

CONTACT & MAP

Princess Lodge Care Home

17 Curie Avenue (Off Okus Road) • Swindon • Wiltshire • SN1 4GB

T: 01793 715420

F: 01793 715430

E: princess@lifestylecare.co.uk

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