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Cedar Court

Witney, Oxfordshire

01993 703536

Cedar Court,
Witney,
Oxfordshire,
OX28 6LG

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Key Facts

Our Home

Cedar Court care home provides nursing, dementia and respite care to up to 63 residents. The team at Cedar Court also provide care via a specialist unit for younger people with disabilities. Experienced, registered nurses and care assistants, selected for their skills, operate a 24 hour service, delivering a high standard of care to suit individual nursing care needs.

An experienced Manager supervises the day to day running of the home and ensures that the care delivered encompasses social, physical, psychological and environmental needs. Our catering team provides a varied meal choice, including nutritious and tasty meals, and special dietary requirements are catered for.

Accessible to those who wish to visit family members, the home stands within easy reach of local shops and major road routes such as the A40 to Oxford and London. Witney is the largest of the market towns in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and much of the architecture reflects the past prosperity of the woollen trade, including the 17th century Butter Cross and Church of St Mary the Virgin with its 150ft spire. The town has a bustling atmosphere with a good range of shops, supermarkets and a twice weekly market.

Facilities

  • 63 bedrooms
  • In-house hairdressing salon
  • Home cooked meals to suit all tastes and diets
  • Chiropodist, dentist and optician visit by appointment
  • Courtyard garden
  • Laundry service

Activities

  • Visits arranged to local shops and attraction
  • A varied activities programme
  • Visiting entertainers
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sensory garden
  • Activities tailored to individual needs
Lisa Rhodes Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I had previously studied Health and Social care at college. My initial thoughts for the studies was to go on to study as a social worker.

I saw the position for administrator being advertised and thought I could use both Skills for the job.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

My previous post was Administrator / Stock controller for a medical equipment company.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Good organisation,

Good Customer service

Interpersonal skills

For this particular job you need to be empathetic

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Engaging with the residents, although I do not get to do it often.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Taking on the workload that I am not fully trained on and trying to deal with it as best as I could. Learning a new system and how the office is run.

Going back to a face to face role

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Passing my studies for Business and Accounts.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

I believe that I am a very caring/empathetic person

I am also a hard worker and like to achieve as much as I can.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

I used to enjoy going to fitness clubs however that has slowed due to the pandemic. My free time is usually taken up by my children.

What do you enjoy/looking forward to most about working at this care home?

I enjoy learning about the residents and their families.

I enjoy being the first contact for most people.

I would like to be able to help make a difference to the home where possible and grow/learn within this environment.

Arlene Guarteo Clinical Lead Dementia

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I moved from another county (Wiltshire) following employment at Cedar Court.  Having worked in one single employment setting for 12 years; I thought of relocating and explore opportunities elsewhere- thus ending up in Witney and at Cedar Court.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Clinical Lead, RGN, Surgical (OPD) Nurse in Saudi Arabia and a Clinical Instructor in the Philippines.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

The person needs to have passion; drive to be at their best and aspiration for excellence.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

My favourite part of my working day is knowing that at the end of my shift, residents under my care are all well and comfortable.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your

Having been able to take part in a complex safeguarding inquest where I was able to reflect the significance of sound clinical decision making to ensure residents’ safety and well-being.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Receiving an award from my previous employer as the Overall Group Ace Employee of the month.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Caring, compassionate, reliability and being organised.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Listening to music, rhinestone art, watching movies, chatting and talking to family and friends overseas.

What do you enjoy/looking forward to most about working at this care home?

To see that COVID 19 pandemic has ended so that the home could again entertain residents’ visitors.

Colin Knapton Maintenance

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

A family member had dementia, so she is the reason I wanted to work in a care home.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

I worked in the Maintenance department at Oxford University

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Common sense and a sense of humour.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Lunch, I’m always hungry!

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Every day is a challenge, I can’t pick one.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I got 100% on a multiple-choice exam once.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Spending time with my wife, running and baking.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Getting to know the residents.

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    Cedar Court,
    Witney,
    Oxfordshire,
    OX28 6LG

    01993 703536