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
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
18 Apr 2017
The team at The Lodge Care Home in Killamarsh have been congratulated on their success by the Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Contracts Monitoring manager on the outstanding result of a recent medication audit.
The team scored a fantastic 98% which was the highest result in the county.
Janet McVeigh, Home Manager, said: “Everyone here at The Lodge works really hard to ensure that the residents receive the very best care possible. The positive feedback we’ve had from the Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group in this audit and the Your Care Rating survey goes to show we’re doing the right thing for the residents, and making a difference to their lives.”
Are you looking for a care home in Killamarsh? The Lodge offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.
1 Apr 2017
Residents and the care team at The Lodge Care Home in Killamarsh have got their Easter preparations well underway with lots of chocolate goodies for people to enjoy, and Easter bonnets being made.
Janet McVeigh, Home Manager, said: “We’re in full preparation for Easter. The residents have made personalised cards for their relatives and friends. We have an Easter raffle in progress with lots of great prizes, with our 1st prize being a huge hamper full of chocolate goodies. We’re also holding our annual Easter bonnet competition which the residents are relishing taking part in.”
Are you looking for a care home in Killamarsh? The Lodge offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care and end of life/palliative 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