Care at
Field Lodge

Trusted to care in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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Discover more about the care we provide

Here at Field Lodge, we provide a range of round-the-clock care to suit different needs.

Our strong ethos of person-centred care means that we work closely with you to tailor the care we provide to your loved one’s exact needs.

We know that finding the right care can be a challenge, that’s why we have put this useful guide together to explain our different care options.

Types of care at Field Lodge

Residential care

Would your loved one benefit from moving to a warm and friendly home where they’ll enjoy constant care and attention? Everything we do at Field Lodge is resident focused, we take the time to get to know every individual to ensure each day is fulfilling and rewarding for them. We believe in enabling and inspiring residents for them to keep being the best they can be.

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Nursing care

Our highly trained and experienced nursing team provides round-the-clock clinical care for residents with a variety of complex needs. We work with you and your loved one to create a tailored care plan which is regularly reviewed. Our close working relationships with local healthcare teams ensures your loved one receives the best possible care.

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Nursing dementia care

Our team provides nursing care to residents who are living with dementia. Our highly experienced nursing team is always available and we work closely with local healthcare teams. So if your loved one has additional physical needs in addition to a dementia diagnosis, our nursing colleagues are here to give them first class, tailored care.

Respite care

Caring for an older loved one at home can be physically and emotionally challenging. Making time for yourself is vital to recharge. Our short-term respite care gives you the chance to have a holiday or to un-wind and take some time out. Is your loved one currently in hospital? We also provide convalescent care, supporting individuals to get back on their feet before moving back home.

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End of life care

At Field Lodge, we believe that every person deserves to experience a dignified and respectful end of life. We work with you and your loved one, as well as local health professionals and hospice teams, to plan your loved one’s care so they are as comfortable as possible, and wishes are arranged.

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Dementia care at Field Lodge

At Field Lodge we’re passionate about supporting residents who are living with dementia to enjoy a superb life.

Our entire team have undergone in depth specialist training delivered by the University of Worcester to understand what it feels like to live with dementia.

The home has been designed to support residents who are living with dementia to retain a sense of identity and independence.

Getting to know you

We take the time to get to know you and your loved one, this starts from our very first conversation. We get to know what will settle them when moving in, and everything about them. We learn all about your loved one’s life story and personality, so we know what will calm them and make them happy.

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Dementia friendly environments

Our immediate surroundings can have a huge impact on our quality of life, particularly when trying to make sense of the world around us. We work with academic partners to create care home environments that help people living with dementia – this can be from colour palettes, textures to even sounds played!

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Our people and training

We believe that our team makes Field Lodge a special place to be. Our people have been chosen for their attitude, dedication, and caring nature. The team have undertaken specialist dementia training from Worcester University and Keri our Dementia Coach in the home continues to share new learnings and developments with the wider team. Keri helps staff get to know the resident rather than the disease, doing this via life story, communication, and engagement. One of the techniques being namaste care - the innovative sensory sessions enhance residents’ wellbeing as well as their communication skills and appetite, it’s loved by residents too! 

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Support for families and carers

We understand that a dementia diagnosis will affect more than just the individual, at Field Lodge we’re here to support the family too. Seeing a loved one change can be a difficult and heart-breaking experience, we are here if you need a listening ear or if you would like to know more about local support services. Keri, our Dementia Champion is also there for families to learn more about dementia and to help them engage and to continue having fulfilling conversations.

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Delivering quality care

At Care UK every member of our team has a personal and professional commitment to providing excellent care.

At Care UK our teams hold our values of caring, passionate and teamwork at the centre of the care they deliver.

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The care we provide is built around the latest academic research and knowledge. Our teams recieve award winning training and induction programmes when they join us which is clearly evident in the care we provide.

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Our dedicated and highly trained teams constantly strive to maximise the safety of residents, visitors and colleagues while keeping life as normal and fulfilling as possible for the people we care for.

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Delivering quality care
Delivering quality care
Delivering quality care

FAQs

We’ve brought together many of the questions that families often ask us. If you need more information, or have any other questions, give our friendly team a call.

FAQs

We understand people’s anxieties about moving a loved one into a care home. That’s why we make a promise to every new customer about what they can expect from any Care UK home across the UK.

We are proud to be the most awarded care home provider for the last two years, with more outstanding rated homes than any other provider, as rated by the Care Quality Commission in England and the Care Inspectorate in Scotland.

We work with residents and relatives to get their regular feedback, in meetings in each home, through surveys, or just in day to day conversations. Our people are recruited for their positive and caring personalities as much as for their skills and feel their day has been a success simply when they see residents smiling and enjoying life. Ultimately, all our care is person-centred – everything we do is tailored to the individual’s needs, preferences and interests.

Absolutely. We care for older people who have a variety of needs, from ongoing healthcare needs to dementia and mental health challenges. We provide residential and nursing care, so you can rest assured that your father will receive the best of care. We also help residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, including doing lifelong hobbies, while discovering new interests and enjoying superb food.

Because we provide such a broad range of services, we can support residents with very high intensity needs. This means that, as a person’s condition changes, they can stay in the same familiar home environment supported by people they know and trust.

We will always ensure that we  support  and  provide the  best quality care  for  your  loved  one  from residential, dementia through to nursing and palliative care. We will always inform you of the changes in your loved ones needs and discuss the options with you.

Yes, we can. The majority of our homes provide specialist dementia care in dedicated dementia suites. These suites have their own dining area and lounge, as well as a number of en-suite bedrooms and are designed to minimise hustle and bustle, which people living with dementia can find unsettling. The staff who work in these areas have specialist dementia training and experience and can cater for residents with these very specific, high level needs.

Yes, the majority of Care UK homes do provide quality short term respite care. Many family carers find it a helpful option if they need time to themselves. It’s also a good ‘taster’ for your loved one of what permanent care would be like. Fees vary from home to home and will depend on your loved one’s needs, so the best option is to contact the home you’re interested in to get a clear idea of cost.

We understand people may feel more comfortable with a carer who is the same gender when receiving personal care and we will always do our utmost to ensure resident wishes are met.

Yes, Care UK provides specialist dementia care. We care for people living with all types of dementia. While we tend to care for older residents, we are able to care for those who find themselves having to live with the condition at a young age. Please do talk to the friendly team at your local Care UK home to find out how they can support you. They’re here to help.

Find out more about our approach to dementia care.

Whenever you have a question about any aspect of your relative’s care, please bring it up as quickly as possible with any of the home team. Usually any issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently, and the earlier we know about it, the better. At Care UK we take quality extremely seriously and we strive to deliver exceptional care to all our residents, but sometimes things do go wrong. In the unlikely event that you have serious concerns about your loved one’s care, please talk to the home manager immediately who will put a plan in place to resolve the issue to your satisfaction.

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to care ratios. Our care ratios are calculated to take into account the complexity level and general care needs of each resident, so these will vary from suite to suite in each home.

Our approach to living with Coronavirus

We are very pleased to be able to say that, as the Spring booster Covid vaccination is being provided to residents in our homes, the additional protection and our continued infection prevention and control measures means we can start ‘living with Covid’ and regain more normality in day-to-day care home life. 

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Our approach to living with Coronavirus