Making the decision to move a loved one into a dementia care home can be tough. A person with dementia will need increased levels of care over time as their condition progresses, and it [...]
Moving to a Residential Care Home
Moving to Newgate Lodge
Residential Care Home
Moving to a residential care home is much like moving to a new house although it presents its own set of challenges. At Newgate Lodge, we are here to make your transition into our care home as simple and straightforward as possible for our residents and their families. It’s perfectly natural to have concerns about the change of lifestyle that care homes present but planning your move into care ahead and being aware of what to expect will help to calm any nerves.
Visit Our Residential Home
When potential residents are thinking of moving to our home, we love it if they are able to come see us and say hello. We feel this is beneficial for our residents to see if they will feel comfortable in our care homes and meet some of the care team. When we welcome you into our home for a visit our Home Manager Kerry Dodd will be available to discuss any personal preferences and care requirements. We encourage this as we feel it is important to ensure Newgate Lodge has the right atmosphere and environment for each person and is a good fit for their needs.
Bring Your Home Comforts
We want our new residents stay at Newgate Lodge to be as homely and enjoyable as it possibly can be, and we welcome moving with items that are of sentimental value. Personal belongings such as furniture, ornaments and photos of loved ones make a great addition to personalising a new bedroom for a comforting home-from-home feel which can make adapting to their new environment easier. We offer beautiful bespoke en-suite rooms that can be individually decorated and tailored to personal liking. What is more, our team is here to help to rearrange the items included in the room to make it function for each resident’s own routines and preferences.
Staying Connected in Care
We understand the importance of family, friends and maintaining pre-existing relationships in our residents’ lives. That is why we welcome visitors to our care home every day of the week. For those special people who are further afield, we recommend letting them know of changes in circumstances such as a new address and phone number so that they can stay in touch.
Keep Your Relatives Close
Maintaining strong relationships with loved ones is important to us and we encourage family to visit at any time with our daily open door policy. We want our residents and their families to keep doing the things you love; we support the involvement in activity sessions, days out and joining in with mealtimes and special occasions. Additionally, our home has good bus, rail and road links which is great for visitors and days out. Our homes are only a short journey to the scenic settings of Newstead Abbey and Sherwood Forest.
- Daughter-in-law of Resident
"A clean and up to date environment, always very welcoming, someone always available if we need to talk. Both my mother-in-law and father-in-law live in Newgate Lodge. My mother-in-law is upstairs and my father-in-law is downstairs. Both have their needs met really well and the staff have genuine care and respect for them both."
Rating: 5 stars | August 2019
- Granddaughter of Resident
"My grandma has been at Newgate Lodge for a few years. It does not feel like a care home. It feels like Grandma's home. The staff love and care for the residents and do everything they can to make their stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. The residents are treated with dignity and care each and every day. The relatives are also made very welcome and we feel part of the family. I would have no hesitation in recommending Newgate Lodge Care Home."
Rating: 5 Stars | July 2019
- Friend of Resident
"My husband and I have visited a resident since she arrived and have been very impressed by the care and support, she and other residents' receive. Although she is deaf and cannot speak she is never ignored and is included in things that can be difficult in her case. Residents seem relaxed and well cared for. It's like a big happy caring family. We have visited other care homes and this is certainly the best."
Rating: 5 star | August 2019
- Sister of Resident
"My brother is very happy to live here. He is well cared for and gets on well with everyone including the staff. I find all the staff very caring and always willing to help. All the staff are always pleasant when I visit. Myself being a carer for 28 years I would highly recommend this care home to anyone needing care."
Rating: 5 Star | July 2019
- Daughter-in-law of Resident
"We required urgent care for my father in law. I went to look around. The home was clean and beautifully presented. The member of staff who took all the details was kind, professional and understanding. My father in law arrived the following day. A carer immediately advised that the dementia unit would not be appropriate so he lives downstairs and only sleeps upstairs in the dementia unit. The home manager is excellent and supportive of the difficulties between my husband and his brother. We can visit when we wish. There has been a marked improvement in improvement in both my father in law's physical and mental health."
Rating: 4.9 Stars | July 2019