Heath Lodge

Heath Lodge, Danesbury Park Road, Welwyn, AL6 9SN

Care Home Rating & Reviews

My mother who is 94 is now so happy and very jolly. During COVID in March, she has been isolated on her own and her mentality had gone downhill dramatically not interacting nor having any conversations her dementia worsened. Now! what a difference she is laughing, singing, she is so happy staying here and takes great delight telling the family members how much she enjoys living here. Highly recommended, excellent facilities, friendly caring staff. I wish my mother lived here in March rather than recently of 2 months.

Linda S

(Daughter of Resident)

From the first visit not only was my grandmother made to feel welcome and at home but the family was as well. The way the staff have looked after her through this emotional time has been faultless. I cannot thank them enough.

Charlie U

(Grandson of Resident)

Came in to see Dad today and immediately noticed a difference. The decoration was always clean and tidy but there are now some nice homely touches. Ornaments on the wall, vases, wallpaper, etc. Not tacky but tastefully done! Residents are always given great care, now it’s like walking around dad’s home. Which of course it is! A year in and dad is as happy as ever. Well done Heath Lodge.

C J

(Son of Resident)

I knew the care home was taking good care of my relative when she told me she was very happy in the home. Even though she had dementia she was aware enough to know the staff were loving and kind. She had her 100th birthday at the home and it was lovely – telegrams, balloons, lovely cake and an entertainer who held her hand and sang to her. She loved it. Thank you Heath Lodge staff for all your love and kindness towards my loved one.

M G

(Daughter-in-law of Resident)

My experience of Heath Lodge has been very good. They have kept me informed about Mum at all times and have really cared for her very well. Mum is obviously happy and has a connection with the carers; this is so important to me.

Sarah H

(Daughter of Resident)

Welcome to Heath Lodge, Welwyn Garden City

  • Introduction

    Sharing  grounds with our Autumn Vale care home, Heath Lodge is a period-style care home set in stunning landscaped gardens in Welwyn. Heath Lodge offers first-class care for residents over 65. Each one of our residents benefits from unique, personalised care, designed to make their stay with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.

    You’ll find a range of facilities on offer at the home, including wi-fi access, a cinema room, a library and reading room, hairdressing, chiropody, dental and eye care services. We also offer a host of social activities to entertain our residents, such as arts & crafts, baking & cooking, dancing and music, exercise and fitness classes, meditation and yoga classes, gardening and flower arranging, wine evenings and many more.

    Of course, the best way to see the superb care and wonderful facilities we offer is to visit yourself, meet our team, and see why Heath Lodge is uniquely placed to deliver graceful, caring living.

    Heath Lodge offers a varied range of services including:

    Pre-book a virtual tour of our home today by calling the home to book a slot!

  • Services

    Services

    The wonderful facilities at Heath Lodge make a world of difference to our residents. Whether it’s chatting in the cafe, pottering around the garden or enjoying the peace and quiet of the lounge, there really is a favourite place for everyone. Rooms at Heath Lodge vary in style and facilities, but the majority offer:

    • En-suite facilitates
    • Views of our landscaped gardens
    • TV and Telephone points
    • Single or double sized rooms
    • Welcome toiletries upon arrival
  • Lifestyle

    Meaningful and fulfilling activities

    At every stage in life, maintaining your physical and mental health is important. We believe the key to this is to keep your mind, body, and soul stimulated and engaged every day, and this is a fundamental element of how we operate our homes.

    In every home in our group, we have a dedicated activities coordinator who, in conjunction with the wishes of the residents, creates a varied program of activities and celebrations. We encourage everyone to participate and join in the fun and comradery that these events can bring. We like to welcome new residents to our activity programme by incorporating their favourite activities, expanding our selection for all the community to enjoy. Designed to engage our residents both physically and mentally, our activity programmes are also a source of great fun and help residents to live life to the fullest.

    Most activities take place indoors. However, when the weather permits, we take maximum advantage of our lovely outdoor patio areas and adjoining gardens and also arrange local and national trips.

     

    No barriers to activity

    For every resident, in every setting, be it residential, nursing, or those living with dementia, everyone receives support to be mentally and physically active to enhance their experience while they are staying us. We recognise that independent activity, hobbies, and day-to-day tasks boost an individuals’ self-confidence. We appreciate individual needs and understand their capabilities as part of our person-centred care, as a result; we can be the support they need at the time that they need it.

    Dedicated Activity Coordinators

    Our Activity Coordinators establish activities that our residents enjoy at a frequency that maintains engagement. Some are scheduled so that a routine can be established, and others are organised and promoted so that our residents can look forward to a special occasion together. The coordinators will also discover what additional events and activities each resident would like to see and, where feasible, incorporate those ideas into something that all residents can participate in. Residents’ birthdays and special milestones are also celebrated together.

    We support our residents to maintain an active, healthy life within the home and the local community by having strong links with local groups. These relationships are designed to promote socialisation, mobility, interaction, independence, and self-confidence and to positively influence their health and well-being.

     

    Activities for residents living with dementia

    For residents who live with dementia or require support with their mental health, speech therapies are just one way in which we can provide assistance. Other mediums such as touch, sense, colours, music, animal interaction, and activities that encourage reminiscence memory can stimulate mental agility and provide positive outcomes for our residents.

  • Dining

    Dining

    Gold Care Homes maintain the highest standards of food safety and nutritional value, whilst striving to create delicious food dishes every day. Our food menu is specially designed to appeal to our residents’ varied palates whilst providing the right balance of nutrients. We regularly organise bespoke dining experiences, from outdoor BBQs to themed dinner parties. Our chefs are also happy to arrange for private meals for visitors to enjoy with their loved ones.

    Residents are encouraged to eat and enjoy their meals in social dining areas, and every meal we produce incorporates individual dietary needs as laid out in their care plan. It’s a cornerstone of our care policy and key to our person-centred approach. If you are considering Heath Lodge for your care needs and would like to sample our food – just ask our Care Home Manager for a free tasting session.

     

  • Fees

    Fees

    There are several options, including part and fully funded care. Prospective residents are advised to read our funding guide to understand the asset threshold requirements – this determines how much you are expected to pay. Residents can also access additional paid-for services including hairdressing, chiropody, opticians, daily reading material, and many more.

    For residents wishing to upgrade their room experience to include dedicated internet service, movies on demand, private phone line/mobile, large flat screen (and more), speak to our Care Home Manager regarding the Gold Care Plus and Platinum room packages. We have a limited number of beds available for local authority funded clients, please contact the home directly for availability and a price list.

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Care Home Manager:

Prarthana Bhandari

A registered Nurse, Prarthana became Care Home Manager for Heath Lodge in December 2020 after working for 10 years as a Deputy Care Home Manager. She recently completed a Level 5 Diploma in leadership and management and is skilled in Nursing, Clinical Research, Dementia Care, Medicine, and Leadership.

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Heath Lodge, Danesbury Park Road, Welwyn, AL6 9SN