End of life care provides medical, spiritual, emotional and palliative care – whilst reducing the number of unnecessary treatments for individuals nearing death. Here at Ash Lodge, end of life care is delivered in calm, quiet surroundings with family or loved ones encouraged to take an active role in the process. Nursing and care staff offer fundamental services such as bathing, hair care, mouth care, pressure area care, spiritual care and the administration of medications.

The care team at Ash Lodge can provide some of the psychological and emotional support that residents often need when their life is limited. It is important to us that the comfort and dignity of our residents is maintained.

We accept under 65’s subject to assessment.

A full assessment will take place before arrival to ascertain the individual needs of the resident. This can be done in the comfort of your own home, hospital, care home or during a visit to Ash Lodge. At Ash Lodge residents are offered the choice of nutritious meals, snacks and hot / cold drinks throughout the day. Satellite kitchens are used to maintain independence and residents are encouraged to help themselves to hot/cold drinks, snacks etc (subject to a risk assessment). Residents are free to self-medicate (if appropriate), or the Nursing staff will administer medications if conditions such as Dementia or physical disabilities are present. The care team will assist residents to maintain high standards of personal hygiene and aid in their mobilisation around the home, or on trips to the hospital. A care package is put into place to maintain the independence of our residents enabling them to return home with confidence and a feeling of fulfillment.

Ash Lodge are specialists in delivering dementia care. We pride ourselves on understanding the complex needs of our residents, in particular, those suffering from dementia. Staff are trained to a high standard which is reflected in the care they give to those living in the home.

We understand the importance of maintaining their well-being and giving a sense of purpose to each and every day.

Ash Lodge is an active home which commits to delivering person centred care where residents feel that this is their home, giving assurance to families and loved ones that their relative is safe and well cared for.

At Ash Lodge, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of our residents with Parkinson’s. We involve Dieticians, Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, GP’s, Consultants and Specialist Nurses to ensure that the physical and cognitive impairments are managed in line with national & local guidelines.

We actively encourage family and loved ones to participate in the care of resident and have an open house policy.