Description of Astbury Lodge
Astbury Lodge is a large, purpose-built home set within spacious grounds approximately one mile from Ellesmere Port town centre. It caters for 41 residents and has two specialist ten bed households, The Meadows and The Poppies, which provide care for people with dementia.
Manager, Steve Maddock, is a well-qualified and experienced care professional. He holds care qualifications, coaching and assessor awards, first aid training and the Registered Managers Award. He has worked in the care sector since 1983, first with Cheshire County Council before joining CLS. He has supported managers in a number of homes and worked as a Home Manager since 2002.
All areas within Astbury Lodge are now smoke-free, including the lounges, each of which offers a different atmosphere. Several lounges offer the choice of a television and video, whilst others offer an opportunity to relax quietly, whilst maybe reading a book. At least one of the lounges is fitted with a hearing loop, a discreet device to improve sound reception and aid those with hearing difficulties.
There are several dining rooms where meals are served, or residents can opt to eat in their own rooms if they prefer.
The rooms, dining rooms and lounges in The Poppies and The Meadows households include special design features to compensate for disability and aid residents’ ability to find their way around easily.
The garden to the rear of Astbury Lodge has been renovated by The Princes Trust, who chose Astbury Lodge for their community project. It benefits from a greenhouse, bird feeders and a number of quiet areas where residents can sit whilst enjoying the elements.
The front patio and side garden are great places to sit and unwind in the summer whilst enjoying the bird and plant life.
A number of services are available to residents. For example, a hairdresser visits on a weekly basis; newspaper and magazine deliveries are arranged with a local newsagent. There is a separate charge for these services, which is charged to residents on a weekly basis. There is also a shop / trolley service is available for items such as greeting cards, confectionery and personal toiletries.
We have an activities co-ordinator who arranges a wide choice of activities, according to residents’ interests. These include weekly activities such as carpet bowls, bingo, quizzes, The Big Film and local outings within walking distance, as well as other events which take place monthly such as a mobile library, memory box, external entertainers and Sunshine Singers.
Astbury Lodge operates the CLS Marvellous Mealtimes initiative and aims to make meals as pleasant and positive an occasion as possible. We offer a varied and wholesome diet, and cater for any special dietary requirements. In addition, we cater for social events and special occasions, and, at the request of residents or their relatives, for organised larger parties such as family celebrations.
A Church of England service is held monthly at Astbury Lodge and a Roman Catholic priest visits on request. There are a number of local churches within a five mile radius, which are attended by residents.
Astbury Lodge is a five minute walk away from a selection of local shops, and the village library is a ten minute walk away. There are also two garden centres within easy walking distance, both of which have tea shops to enjoy. By car, Cheshire Oaks retail outlet village is just ten minutes away and 15 minutes will take you to Chester Zoo or the famous Ness gardens, renowned for its rhododendrons. We are a 25 minute drive away from Liverpool and the Albert Dock.
Astbury Lodge Features
(within the grounds)
(other than English)
Place Of Worship
(includes a quiet room)
Access to support services (such as an optician, nutritionist, chiropodist, physiotherapist)
Can deal with behavioural issues
Care provided in the resident's home
Communal dining area/lounge area
End of life support
Family/carer can stay for the night
Flexible meal times
Flexible visiting times
Independent living training
Individual care plan for each resident
Local authority run care homes
On-site hairdresser available
Support for residents to spend short breaks at family homes
Warden-assisted sheltered housing
Emergency call system in room
Internet Access / WiFi
Telephone point in bedroom
TV point in bedroom
Residents can bring their own furniture
Location and Transport
Near public transport
Near shops and/or amenities
Own mini-bus or equivalent
Care Home Features
Close care unit
Lift/stairlift access to upper floor
Secure entrance/keypad access
Separate dementia unit
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Care Home Type: Conventional Care Home
Total Rooms: 41 places
Diets Catered For: All Diets Catered For
|Dementia / Alzheimer's|| Single|
|Over-65's Care|| Single|
Single En Suite
|Physical Disability||Nothing Available|
Retain own GP: Yes
GP rounds: Not stated
GP round durations: Not stated
Result of CQC's latest check on Astbury Lodge.
The above information is provided in real-time from the Care Home Regulator for England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).