Welcome to Murdoch House Care Home
You'll find Murdoch House in Wokingham, Berkshire. You'll find us within walking distance of Wokingham town centre which offers shops, restaurants and a library. Wokingham train station is just a 15 minute walk from our home.
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. Bookable respite care is available and suitable for those recovering from illness, a hospital stay or to provide carers with a welcome break.
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
14 Jul 2017
Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."
Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.
22 Jun 2017
A special card landed on the mat at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham on 15th June 2017, as one of their residents celebrated turning 100.
Phyllis celebrated her 100th year with her family, friends and the care team.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “We all had a lovely day celebrating Phyllis’s birthday. She’s a lovely lady. Happy birthday again Phyllis. It was a pleasure celebrating this special day with you.”
Everyone at Four Season’s wishes you many happy returns Phyllis.
17 Jun 2017
Vic, a resident at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham has a love for Jazz. So much so that Dawn, the Personal Activities Leader at the home took him to the local Jazz festival.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, explained: “Life doesn’t just stop because you move into a care home. Vic really enjoyed himself, he even made the local paper which made his day. He also helped Dawn to embrace her inner love of jazz.”