Care Home Manager
Oak Lodge Care Home Lordsleaze Lane, Chard TA20 2HN
Rating 57 Reviews
Oak Lodge Care Home is the perfect place for your loved one to call home. Located in the market town of Chard, Oak Lodge offers excellent care in attractive surroundings, with individually designed bedrooms and a selection of spaces to relax and meet new friends.
Our ever-popular Oak Lodge Care Home is able to care for 47 residents, including those who require round the clock general nursing care and those who feel the impact of dementia on their daily lives, requiring specialist care.
Daily life at Oak Lodge Care Home is enhanced by a ‘hidden gem’ of an enclosed garden which overflows with flowers, shrubs and raised flower beds; a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy! Many of the rooms overlook the garden and it is easily accessed by you and your loved ones.
We have an extremely dedicated team at Oak Lodge Care Home and they are passionate about what they do. Resident care plans reflect all that an individual would want and need for their care to be delivered in the way they choose, with independence and dignity as prime considerations. All care teams are dedicated to delivering the best of care to all residents and work closely with GP’s and other clinical professionals from the local area to ensure that residents are well cared for.
Oak Lodge Care Home bedrooms all have en-suite facilities, are beautifully decorated and a good size. When you are ready to move into Oak Lodge Care Home, we would encourage you to bring in items to really make your room your own, bringing in a touch of sentiment. Many of our bedrooms overlook our wonderful gardens which are easily accessible for residents with varying mobility; whichever room you choose, we’re sure you’ll be very happy.
Our food is of the best quality to ensure that you love what you eat and get everything you need nutritionally, too. Here at Oak Lodge Care Home, we understand that nutrition and hydration is the foundation of an individual’s wellbeing. We make sure that our food and drink is at the centre of our social culture; whether it’s breakfast, or an evening’s entertainment, the food & drink will always go beyond expectations and, what’s more – there’s no washing up to do!
Our Head Chef loves to speak with our residents regarding the menu that we offer and is always happy to accommodate special requests for a favourite dish.
Lots of special events take place throughout the year, with friends and family welcome to book a dining table for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to share those times and create special moments and memories.
Our activities are second to none. Whether it’s a game of cards with the grandchildren or a musical extravaganza with lights and a full band, you can be sure of a vibrant social scene at Oak Lodge Care Home!
Our activities not only encourage our residents to continue with lifelong hobbies but to also try new ones. Our dedicated activity teams are happy to promote, encourage and attend any activity to ensure that your loved ones continue have fun and fulfilment in their lives, and family members are welcome to join in too. Our aim is to promote stimulation for the mind and body, as well as general wellbeing.
Here at Oak Lodge Care Home, we have our very own newsletter for residents and their families to let everyone know about the wonderful goings on at the home.
Our minibus ensures that our residents enjoy the best of trips out too. From the best garden centre in the area to the sea front down the road – whatever we do and wherever we go, we always make sure we follow the desires of our residents.
We provide care to those who need support or companionship to ensure that all needs are met, no matter what they might be. Our residential support and care is ideal for those of our residents who do not require nursing care or nursing care associated with dementia.
We provide nursing care for those who require the extra care and support of a skilled & fully qualified nurse available to them 24hrs a day.
Our teams are trained to care for our residents with dementia and understand how stimulating environments, activities and interactions are essential.
English, Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian. Portuguese, Urdu, Hindi, Panjabi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Filipino, Chinese Cantonese
Oak Lodge Care Home accepts individuals aged 65+. All admissions will have a pre-admission assessment.
Oak Lodge Care Home has a private car park with disabled parking bays, for people visiting the home. There is no charge to use the cark park.
There is also street parking near to the home but please ensure you follow any restrictions in place.
Contact with relatives and friends is fundamental to their resident’s health and well-being and visits are encouraged.
There are no restrictions or booking requirements to visit Oak Lodge Care Home; however different rules apply should there be a Covid-19 outbreak, and they ask to not visit during ‘protected mealtimes’ unless is a part of the essential caregiver role.
Chard is a town in the county of Devon, England. It is situated on the A30 road near the border with Somerset. The town has a rich history dating back to the Roman times. The town was an important centre for the wool trade in the medieval period.
There are several local parks in Chard including Chard Reservoir which is a great place for walking and fishing. You can also visit Forde Abbey which is a former Cistercian monastery that was converted into a stately home in the 16th century.
In addition to Forde Abbey, you can also visit the Chard Museum which is a small museum that tells the story of Chard’s history.
Care Home Manager
We're very happy with the care and support provided to our aunt. In her own words, 'it is a care home and they really do care and treat me as an individual'. All the carers we met are professional, caring and very welcoming. The manager is fully aware of all residents' circumstances and very much 'hands-on'.
Welcomed by staff, friendly atmosphere. Very attentive towards my mother and other residents. Activities held frequently. Very pleasant room, warm and spacious. Very happy that my mother is being cared for at Oak Lodge Care Centre.
Care Home Manager
Hello, my name is Florin. I am the Home Manager at Oak Lodge Care Home.
I have been qualified as a nurse since 1995. I have over 14 years of experience as a Registered Manager for care services. I decided to go into nursing due to my passion for helping people. I am passionate about developing relationships with people in long-term care placements.
I pride myself in being hands-on in my role and ensuring that I develop good relationships with residents, families, and team members to ensure people are safe and well looked after. I also like to make sure we are delivering high-quality person-centred care.