Welcome to Murdoch House Care Home
You'll find Murdoch House in Wokingham, Berkshire. Here we offer high quality care 24 hours a day.
People living with us have varying needs, from specialist support and help with everyday living to just needing a helping hand to retain some independence.
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Murdoch House Care Home for shorter periods of time: days or weeks rather than months. Respite care is also suitable for those recovering from illness or a hospital stay.
Ours is a pleasant, tudor-style property. Our generous gardens have flowering borders, a patio area, and gazebos in the summer. In these spaces, the people living here enjoy the fresh air in a pleasant environment.
Residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. We also have a large and bright conservatory. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Life at Murdoch House Care Home
Thanks to our dedicated activities coordinator, we have a full and varied activities calendar with events planned throughout the year.
We often have professional entertainers to perform for residents, and we arrange special meal nights when we invite relatives and friends to come along.
We offer fresh, highly nutritious and varied menus catering for all dietary and cultural needs. Our dining rooms are warm and welcoming, and tables are laid with fresh flowers and linen. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day. Plus, residents can choose to have their meals in their own room or in our dining room depending on how they feel. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time. Our Sunday lunch is particularly popular with Residents and their families.
It was very concerning when at the age of 102 my Mother had to move from her care home due to closure. We need not have worried, Murdoch House provided a most caring and considerate environment.
Our thanks to the whole team.
Murdoch House is not just a 'care' home, it is a 'real' home. The care that is delivered to my father is exemplary but most importantly, comes with genuine love and affection. The administration and communication is superb. Food, cleanliness and welcome to visitors is faultless. I fully endorse this residential home and thank Christine Tyrrell for her superb management of it.
Murdoch House is like home from home. The atmosphere is always welcoming and inviting. I visit most days and the staff are always happy to see me and always offer me a cup of tea however busy they are. They treat the residents with dignity and are considerate to their needs. My mother is content and happy living here. The food is excellent and the place is always full of fresh flowers. The staff are cheerful and always know where my mother is and they all get on well with each other which makes for a lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend this care home.
Murdoch House is a delightful home. The staff from the manager and deputy manager down are kind, caring and exceedingly patient. My mother has been treated with love and dignity. I have no doubt about recommending Murdoch House to everyone.
My mother lived at Murdoch House for nearly six years and often commented that she could not be anywhere better. I fully agreed with her, it had taken us at lot of time finding just the right environment, Murdoch House is like a family home, not in anyway an institution. It is a friendly place to be with caring staff and excellent food and a sunny well maintained garden with lots of chairs, tables and sunshades. Standards throughout are high. When my mother died recently it was a pleasure to pack her beautifully laundered clothes and to feel the love and support of all the staff. I recommend it highly.
My mother in law Doreen Horsburgh became a resident of Murdoch House in Nov 2010. At that time she as fit and active and took part in all the activities, as well as helping with a little mending and sewing on buttons. All the staff were always excellent and generally concerned with her welfare. Lately, as she becomes more fragile the staff seamlessly took an extra care and her environment. My mother in law was very happy at Murdoch house for all her days there, and we thank them for really being a home for her.
The home is warm and friendly and always gives a welcome. The food is good and there are always flowers around. My elderly friend is very happy there and has good regular attention. The place is clean and the staff are very considerate and helpful.
I have been at Murdoch House 2 and a half years, been very happy and well cared for - enjoy a laugh with the staff. Keep my eye on the cat (Murdoch) My son's always made welcome when he visits.
My friend is 100+and has received excellent attention since arriving about a year ago. Her particular needs have been addressed. She receives excellent care and full records are maintained in the folder in her room. Sometimes she is sleepy but I quote " I'm very happy here,... I've not got anything to grumble about... all the girls are lovely."
I have been at Murdoch House for 5 years April this year and have enjoyed every minute of it, feels like my home. I am very pleased with my room. Staff really good kind and caring. I have everything I want and need.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- Landscaped gardens
- Summer house
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
5 Apr 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham enjoyed trying homemade truffles and smoothies as part of Nutrition and Hydration week.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “The truffles and smoothies proved to be very popular with everyone here at Murdoch House. Everyone got involved making everything which made the activity much more fun. There were some strange flavoured smoothies being created. It was a nice simple way for us to mark Nutrition and Hydration week.”
16 Mar 2017
Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham has achieved 100% satisfaction rating for its standards of care in a national survey of people living in care homes.
The independent confidential survey was conducted by leading market research organisation Ipsos MORI for “Your Care Rating”.
Murdoch House, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, scored almost 99% or 987 out of 1,000 around the theme of the quality of life for people living in the home.
The home also scored 93% or 932 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.
It achieved the maximum possible 100% rating for being safe and secure and for the care team treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect. All respondents said that the care team understand them as an individual, are sensitive to how they are feeling and are capable of providing the care they need.
It scored 94% for the choice of meals offered and quality of food served and 100% for offering activities for residents to take part in if they want.
Marjorie Condacos, 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 Murdoch House 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 99% overall customer satisfaction rating.”
The home is rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC inspectors reported that residents told them: "The staff here are great.", "I love them all, they are very good." “They care with affection."
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Christine Tyrrell
1 Murdoch Road, Wokingham, RG40 2DL
011 8404 1997
0118 978 3165