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SHEDFIELD LODGE SERVICES
Shedfield Lodge consists of 32 large private bedrooms all with hot and cold water and many with en-suite facilities. An additional Double room allow us to offer comfortable accommodation for 34 residents. All our bedrooms have large windows providing excellent views across our beautiful grounds.
Each room offers privacy whilst maintaining the safety and comfort of our residents. Communication facilities coupled with nurse call systems mean that your loved ones are never more than a button push away. Our fully trained staff are on hand 24 hours a day and regularly perform rounds throughout the night. At Shedfield Lodge we have found the balance between safety and privacy.
History of Shedfield Lodge
Shedfield Lodge is set in beautiful surroundings just outside of Wickham in the small parish of Shedfield. The lodge was built in the early 1700's where it started life as a stately home. Captain James George Crabb-Boucher was lucky enough to receive the lodge as a wedding gift from his father.
In the mid 18th century the lodge became the property of the Franklyn family who remained the owners through to 1956. Interestingly the Franklyns offered the lodge to the Canadian army during WWII as a base. You can still read names and dates written by Canadian soldiers on the walls of the cellar, including the odd saucy hand drawn picture!
During the 60's and 70's Shedfield Lodge was used as both a nursing home and a children's home helping local children with mental disabilities. In 1980 the Jones and Proctor families began to lease the property which led to the establishment of Shedfield Lodge Residential Care Home. It was in 2001 that the Geach family became the current proprietors of Shedfield Lodge, continuing the family run business in Shedfield.
Today the lodge provides a unique location for a care home, offering grand views over the surrounding countryside whilst still known as a local landmark.
Many rooms have en-suite facilities
All rooms have hot and cold water and central heating
Communications systems and nurse call buttons
Nutritional balanced cooked food with menu choice
Special diets catered for
Shedfield Lodge has a permanent on-site maintenance team
Entertainment & Activities
At Shedfield Lodge we take pride in the range of activities we have available for residents. We understand how important it is to keep the mind active. To help promote this we encourage everyone to participate in as many of our activities as possible. Remember at Shedfield we also operate unrestricted visiting hours.
Shedfield has a vast amount of animals to look at including horses, ponies, chickens and the resident cat. We also have an entertainment coordinator who arranges outings and all of the entertainment around the home keeping it person centred and adapted to the needs of the Service Users whilst listening to the families for ideas. One of our entertainment coordinators currently also works on the care side so understands the needs of each Service User.
We also hire a specially adapted minibus so residents and staff can enjoy many pleasant outings. Visits to the local beach for ice creams and walks along the shore always seem to be a favourite.
It doesn't matter how much we talk about our own services there is nothing better than finding out what other people think of what we do. Click here to read some of the letters we have received from residents families.
The Lodge Today
Shedfield Lodge was built in the 1800's as a Manor House set in the Victorian Rural Pastures at the heart of the Meon Valley, close to the select villages of Shedfield and Wickham. We are only a few minutes from Fareham. To this day the building has been restored to reflect the original design and this is now a long established care home, specialising in dementia, for the elderly. Set in our own quiet equestrian grounds housing a recently restored stable area, we benefit from many horses and Shetland ponies grazing the surrounding fields. We have a beautiful landscaped garden featuring a fishpond with easy access for wheelchair users. Shedfield Lodge is run under the close supervision of the Proprietor, Mr Andrew Geach and his wife Carole, along with the Registered Manager and the Head of Care. This is a family run business with the management team having a vast amount of training and experience in the Care Home Industry.
Using technology to enhance the human touch..
We use an innovative mobile solution for evidencing care interactions and care planning called Mobile Care Monitoring.
It enhances the quality of the care we provide for those living here at Shedfield Lodge, It saves time on paperwork, therefore our team get more time to spend with everyone.
Innovations in Eye Care
All eye care is carried out here at Shedfield Lodge by a Visioncall optometrist. Every individual receives a Lifestyle Passport which is a visual summary of their eye care requirements. Each Visioncall optometrist will deliver person-centred eye care here at Shedfield Lodge. Visioncall optometrists have become Dementia Friends via their partnership with the Alzheimer's Society and have received Dementia Awareness training.
For more information about Visioncall, you can visit their website by clicking here!
In Care Homes Animal Therapy sessions are a great activity for residents.
The benefits of Animal Therapy are well documented. Simple interactions such stroking is beneficial to people of all ages.
Different animals bring different textures and personalities to the session. A mixture of cute fluffy animals and silky smooth reptiles provide a great experience that will stay with residents long after the animals leave.
Studies have shown that Animal Therapy can improve;
Motor skills and joint movement
Also lessens the effects of;