Welcome to The Lodge (Killamarsh) Care Home
The Lodge is a large and modern purpose-built home in the village of Killamarsh, Derbyshire.
Here we provide excellent quality care around the clock, including general nursing, residential care, support with everyday living, and specialised nursing and residential care for people with dementia. We provide respite care to give home carers a much needed break, and a day-care service is also available.
Residents pursue their hobbies in our communal and quiet lounges - watching TV or perhaps listening to music or reading. They also enjoy our landscaped garden with a patio area and colourful raised flower beds. We even have a tea room where people can relax and chat.
All these spaces are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great for spending time in with friends and families when they visit.
Life at The Lodge (Killamarsh) Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator ensures we have a full and varied calendar. We often have professional entertainers perform for residents, and there's always something going on, from quizzes to hand massages and dominoes to karaoke.
We arrange special meal nights, such as cheese-and-wine evenings, when we invite relatives and friends to come along. We also make regular outings to local attractions including Rother Valley Country Park.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
I feel at home when I visit my mother and feel confident that she is being well looked after, I wouldn't want her to be anywhere else.
The manager will always spend time taking to you and will help you with any problems you have. I would recommend the home to anyone
Excellent communications on progress and condition. The staff are very friendly and my mum is content.
I can walk in to the Home and feel comfortable. Everybody is always so friendly. It just feels like going to my mums house and I don't worry about going home.
The food is very good and if there is nothing on the menu I like an alternative is always offered. There are snacks and drinks available whenever I want one.
I am always informed of any changes to my mothers care or condition. Its gives me great peace of mind to know she is well cared for
The number and variety of activities provided by the home is excellent.
I don't know how to thank you all enough for the wonderful way in which you cared for my Dad. You made him feel special and loved. You made him happy.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at The Lodge (Killamarsh) Care Home...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
The Lodge (Killamarsh) Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of The Lodge (Killamarsh) Care Home in Killamarsh. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
16 Mar 2017
A Killamarsh Care Home has achieved 100% satisfaction rating for its standards of care in a national survey of people living in care homes. The Lodge Care home also achieved 99% rating for quality of life in the home, with a score of 990 points from a possible maximum of 1,000.
The independent confidential survey was conducted by leading market research organisation Ipsos MORI for “Your Care Rating”.
The Lodge, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, achieved over 95%, with 955 points from a possible maximum of 1,000, for its overall performance rating, which is derived from four core themes: staff and care, home comforts, choice and having a say and the quality of life being experienced by the respondent.
The survey also found that 95% said they are happy with their life there.
The home achieved the maximum possible 100% rating for being safe and secure, with 100% for the care team treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect, 100% for understanding residents as individuals and for being sensitive to how they are feeling.
It scored 100% among respondents for the quality of food served and 91% for the choices on the menu. It also scored 100% for offering activities for residents to take part in if they want
Samantha Jacob, Regional Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care, who run the home, said: "All the care team are delighted that in this independent national survey the residents at The Lodge rated the home so highly.
"The survey outcome corresponds with the responses we have had directly from residents, their relatives and care professionals who are able to give us instant feedback on a day to day basis about any aspect of care quality, by using iPads placed in the home with a touch-screen questionnaire linked to purpose designed software. This has been recording a 100% overall customer satisfaction rating.”
4 Mar 2017
Living with a progressive disease such as Alzheimer’s, struggling to communicate how you feel can sometimes leave people feeling anxious, stressed or frustrated.
To try an alleviate some of this anxiety, Sew 4 Others, an organisation close to The Lodge Care Home in Killamarsh donated a number of shawls, twiddle lap blankets and twiddle mitts to the residents.
‘Twiddle mitts’ or ‘memory mitts’ as they’re often called are simply knitted cuffs, with a range of items, including ribbons, buttons or beads on, that the residents can twiddle to relive anxiety.
Janet McVeigh, Home Manger, said: “I want to thank Sew 4 Others for their kind donation. Our residents are really enjoying these and we can’t thank the group enough for their generosity.”
Are you looking for a care home in Killamarsh? The Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to The Lodge (Killamarsh) Care Home in Killamarsh, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Janet McVeigh
Bridge Street, Killamarsh, S21 1AL
0114 247 6733