Welcome to Ladymead Care Home
You'll find Ladymead in the Wiltshire village of Wroughton, on the outskirts of Swindon.
Here our excellent team provides the highest quality nursing care, including palliative care, to older people according to their needs. We work closely with the hospice next door, and are previous winners of the Pride of Swindon Award.
Ours is a purpose-built home, much improved and refurbished, with accommodation on two floors, each containing a lounge and dining room. All our single and double bedrooms have en-suites, and they all have profiling beds.
Life at Ladymead Care Home
Our activities coordinator visits each resident daily for one-to-one sessions and is trained to provide gentle seated exercises.
Each day there are diversions and goings-on, including hand massage, entertainment, skittles, quizzes, target games, debates, reminiscing, music for health, outings to garden centres and wildlife parks, and visits to the local theatre.
We also host coffee mornings and raffles to raise funds for charity. Residents' relatives are always welcome to stay for meals.
My mother has recently passed away after being at this home for about 3 months. All the staff gave her the most compassionate and good care that anyone could ask for. They were also wonderful to all of our family. I thank them that her passing was so peaceful.
It's a lovely place. I have been here 2 years I just love Ladymead, we have lots of parties. Lots of fun, the staff are excellent, very kind. Meals very enjoyable could not get better at the Ritz.
I can recommend this home to anyone.
The caring is brilliant, its home from home always smells clean and is clean. Entertainment is excellent if and when I may need to go in somewhere it would be here, I cannot fault one single thing about this caring beautiful home and the amazing people, management, kitchen cleaning and caring staff they are all like family to the residents.
My mother moved from her house in West Sussex to Ladymead Care Home in July 2014 when family (sons & daughter-in-laws) living close to her emigrated.
Ladymead was selected as when we viewed it with out an appointment we were very impressed cleanliness and layout of the premises.
It is within 5 minutes walking distance from our home which is very convenient and enables us to visit regularly.
The management and all the staff have made every possible effort to assist her to adjust to the new life she is now leading and they keep us informed.
We have found that they do genuinely care for all the residents.
Mum has been a resident at Ladymead for over 2 years now and during this time she has always received extremely good care. I have visited the home most days at varying times and always found the staff to be welcoming and friendly, also caring and supportive to both residents and families. The food is home cooked and nutritious, accommodating for individual needs. The rooms are clean, bright and homely decorated. The Entertainment Officer arranges a variety of seasonal social gatherings/events/entertainment for the residents during the year including recent visits from Irish dancers and a Country and Western Singer. Dominoes and Bingo are weekly events along with a Sing A Long. A very caring team. I could not wish more for my Mum.
First class. My mum has been a resident for one year. I visit regular as much as several times in a week (as work allows). I note there is always a consistency and calmness when I visit and I am always made welcome. The staff are fantastic and always encourage mum to join in the activities. If medical or doctors are required I am always informed. I cannot fault Ladymead at all.
Ladymead has a fantastic reputation and it lives up to it. Lovely spirit amongst the staff and excellent food. "Simply the best, better than all the rest". I have been at Ladymead for three years and hopefully fro many years to come.
It's lovely. The staff are good and they talk to me. They try and do everything I ask of them. This is the best place to be. I even met and old acquaintance here at Ladymead I am in my nineties and he is in his nineties, we knew each othere when we were teenagers. It's small world, a well run home.
In a time of extreme difficulty the staff without exception have made the transition as smooth as possible. They have been an incredible help throughout the whole process.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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 Ladymead Care Home whether...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Ladymead Care Home in Swindon. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
8 Jan 2017
A special awards ceremony was held at Ladymead Care Home in Swindon last week.
Three members of the team received Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) awards from Home Manager KC Byju Vasudevan.
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes or day centre. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award either by residents, their relatives, or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
KC Byju Vasudevan, Home Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to present these awards to the team. All of the nominations have come from relatives of residents who have all witnessed their care and dedication to their loved ones, praising the team’s ‘can do’ attitude, mentioning that they often go above and beyond the call of duty. Well done everyone! Keep up the hard work!
“We are all very proud of our team here at Ladymead. Congratulations guys, these awards are very well deserved.”
5 Jan 2017
A war veteran currently residing in Ladymead Care Home in Swindon has been awarded the Legion d’honneur at the grand age of 93.
Brendan Carroll, who in 1944 landed on the Normandy beaches with the British Expeditionary Force, was presented with the prestigious medal at the Wroughton home.
Members of his family were in attendance and a proud Brendan, who was born in Bootle near Liverpool, was honoured to receive the award.
He said: “It’s very nice to get something from the French side. I’m very proud – it is much appreciated.”
Asked what he could remember about that perilous push through Western Europe in 1944 as the Allies closed in on Hitler’s shattered troops, Brendan said: “We just gritted our teeth and got on with it. We didn’t really think about it too much, we just pressed on regardless.”
The Legion d’honneur was established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, and is France’s highest distinction and is awarded in recognition of both military and civilian merit. Brendan is just one of the veterans who have been honoured in Four Seasons homes across the UK.
Imelda Havers, Brendan’s daughter said: “I just can’t quite describe how proud I am. He is a wonderful man.”
One person who was missing the celebration was Brendan’s other daughter who lives in the States. As an extra surprise the care team and Imelda set up a Skype conversation between the two so Brendan could share his success with his daughter.
K C Byju Vasudevan, Home Manager, said: “The Skype call made Brendan’s day and was a really simple yet effective way that we could make a difference and provide a special experience for Brendan during this prestigious moment.”
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Care Home Manager
KC Byju Vasudevan
Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9BY