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.
At Oak Lodge, we believe that life should be inspiring, fulfilling and entertaining. Led by our national award-winning Activities Coordinator we offer a wide and imaginative selection of activities for all our residents to discover. As active members of the local community, we welcome a wide variety of visitors to our home to share their knowledge and experiences with our residents.
Oak Lodge Care Home provides residents with an engaging setting to socialise and dine. There are variety of activities every day with an Activity Coordinator or they can explore the beautifully landscaped gardens.
Oak Lodge Care Home is a vibrant and active community where residents are enabled to live life to the full. A community where older people are supported to carry on enjoying all the little things that make them happy.
Encouraging a high quality of life is at the heart of the culture and ethos at Oak Lodge Care Home. The highly trained team approaches every day with professionalism and compassion, delivering a service that’s unique to each individual’s needs.
As active members of the local community, we welcome a variety of visitors to our homes to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and experiences with our residents. This ranges from local historians, visits from local school children and even musical bands. Many of our homes have their own minibus, enabling residents to take trips to the shops, places they’ve long enjoyed visiting or to explore new destinations.
We believe that good food is one of the greatest pleasures in life.
Whether your loved one enjoys the spices from overseas, or maybe they’re used to something a little more traditional, our skilled chefs create appetising, nutritionally balanced and beautifully presented meals, with varied, seasonally inspired menus. We cater for every taste and diet, and our food is freshly prepared and locally sourced where possible.
We offer a range of dining options including bright and airy cafes, formal dining areas, or if they choose, residents are welcome to make use of room service. Friends and family are always welcome at mealtimes, and there are even private dining facilities available in some of our homes for those extra special occasions.
Residents can enjoy a choice of food options throughout the day – including breakfast ranging from fresh croissants to a full English, a varied lunch menu served with wine and a range of hot or cold dinners.
Visiting a loved one staying in one of our homes? We provide a range of refreshments throughout the day for visitors, along with meals for you to enjoy on request.
Andy’s ethos is fairly straightforward, to make every resident and their loved ones feel they are receiving the best possible care, and couldn’t live anywhere better. “It’s always about good communication and teamwork”, says Andy, “making sure every member of staff knows the residents really well, so everyone feels they are among friends. It’s also really important that the staff how much they are valued, both by the management team and their colleagues”.
Andy feels that getting the views of the residents is invaluable, and tries to see every resident, every day, so he knows everyone is happy and comfortable. He is always delighted to speak to family members, especially if they have any ideas on how to improve the residents’ lives in any way. “It’s a team effort, and the families and friends know them really well, so they tend to give us ideas which we wouldn’t have otherwise thought of”.
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Each team member is highly valued and everyone has an opportunity to develop their career within Harbour Healthcare.
We have had Carers that go on to be Care Home Assistant Practitioners and Deputy Managers, Activities Co-ordinators and Administrators who have gone on to be Home Managers. Domestics who are fantastic Head Housekeepers, Kitchen Assistants who are now accomplished Chefs and Nurses who are Clinical Leads. Not to mention Home Managers who have gone on to become Regional Managers or part of our Quality team.
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The home is welcoming, well maintained and the staff all seem to go the extra mile for their residents, nothing is too much trouble for them. The activities team are very proactive in keeping people entertained and are always looking to include everyone in the day's activities.
I would highly recommend Oak Lodge, the staff and the atmosphere in the home are welcoming and the knowledge that residents will be given the care and support they need brings great comfort.
I have found the staff at Oak Lodge always very helpful, friendly and responsive to any questions or requests. We were fortunate that as soon after they arrived, Covid restrictions were lessening, and we were able to book weekly visits, which have been well organised. The lovely garden is an enjoyable place to sit, and I hear good things about the activities.