“The best care home I’ve ever known.
My father is so happy there and the staff are amazing
I’d strongly recommend it to anyone, just fantastic”.

Lisa Green

Covid 19 Information

At Ash Lodge Nursing Home, we are doing everything we can to keep our residents and staff safe.
The safety of our residents of the utmost importance and is always at the heart of everything we do. The Home is even more thoroughly cleaned and cleaning practices are constantly reviewed alongside the up to date government guidelines. Hand Sanitisers and PPE dispensers have been sited along the corridors and the entrance to our Home. All carpets have been replaced with hard flooring to enable deep cleaning and normal taps have been replaced with long lever medical elbow taps. Our Home is unique offering 70 well equipped bedrooms, 4 lounge/diners all leading from one corridor on ground floor and one corridor on the first floor.

Our main priority
Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic has been to protect our residents and our staff. Because of this, we have put in place some extremely robust procedures to ensure the risk of Covid-19 for our residents and to our colleagues is minimised. Our Staff are tested weekly and Residents monthly. This rigorous COVID-19 testing process enables us to track and report on data trends with clear guidelines on steps to take should there be any positive results or adverse spikes in the data.

There has been much in the media about personal protective equipment (PPE), we are fortunate that we are and will remain well stocked with all items needed to continue to keep our residents and teams safe throughout the Coronavirus crisis. These include face visors, face masks, gloves and aprons. A number of PPE dispensers and Hand sanitizers have been sited along all corridors and at the entrance to our Home.

Our Staff are already in receipt of training in infection control/infectious diseases.
As a company, we have invested in infection control around COVID-19 donning and doffing of protective equipment.

Temporary restrictions on visits:
Taking into account the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and following the government’s advice, we request that all non-essential visits to our care homes are postponed until further notice.

We are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the optimum safety of our employees, residents and the local community, but we also rely on you to help us protect our most vulnerable residents by staying at home.
We are continuing to closely monitor the government advice daily and will remove these restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.
Our home has access to the internet, phone lines, Skype and WhatsApp where you can keep in touch with your loved ones at all times.

Safeguarding our residents
Please be rest assured that we are doing everything possible to safeguard our residents and staff during these unprecedented times. Please contact Ash Lodge Nursing Home to enquire about visiting on 0121 558 9808 or visit our website ashlodgenursinghome.co.uk
We have safe visiting areas sited around our Home to enable visits to take please (Subject to Government and CQC guidelines).

We have continued with social activities, baking, gardening, painting, drawing, reminiscing, hand and foot massage,
visiting our pub (The lockdown in) which has been specially built in the garden.
This has proven very popular with our residents.
Social distancing is paramount during any of our activity programmes.

Regular contact with the Regulator
Regular Contact with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), ensuring we are
adhering to the Care Quality Commissions Emergency Support Framework and any updates.

New care enquiries
We are still accepting admissions, and those looking for care should contact the Care Home on 0121 558 9808
Email: admin@carefirstgroup.co.uk

Keeping life as normal as possible
We want to reassure you that, whilst we are doing our best to keep care home life as normal as possible for residents,
we are continuing to assess the situation nationally and locally, and to put in place measures to
reduce the risk of the virus inadvertently being brought into the home.

Please visit our Facebook page for the latest updates on activities in the Home.
We of course ensure that vital medical visits are still made whenever required.

Helen Wilcox

Got A Question? Contact Helen

or contact me directly,
email on helen@carefirstgroup.co.uk
or call us on: 0121 558 9808

Report published
21 February 2018
“Good – The service at Ash Lodge is performing very well.”
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