Home Meadow

Toft, Cambridgeshire

01223 263282


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Our Home

Home Meadow is a warm, bright and welcoming home in Cambridgeshire, which provides both residential and dementia care. It is laid out in attractive wings called Snowdrop, Primrose, Fuchsia, and Bluebell; each with its own lounge and dining area as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities. The spacious bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and exceptionally well furnished. We encourage residents to bring items of their own furniture and possessions to complement those provided and to make their room feel personal and individual.

As well as residential care, we provide specialist care and support for individuals with dementia.  We also host a monthly ‘Dementia Awareness Support Group’ meeting on the last Wednesday of every month, which invites home-based carers from the local communities to attend for friendly support, advice and guidance.

Home Meadow is situated in the quiet West Cambridgeshire village of Toft and overlooks unspoilt countryside.  Many rooms have views over the grounds and beyond, offering a relaxing and peaceful environment. The gardens are stocked with trees, shrubs, roses and bedding plants that provide year round colour and interest, whilst large windows flood the rooms with light. Intimate courtyard gardens provide a quiet sun-trap where residents can sit sheltered from the wind and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Facilities

  • 49 bedrooms
  • In-house hairdressing salon provides all usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Visiting optician, dentist and chiropodist
  • Pretty intimate gardens
  • Exceptionally well furnished interior
  • A number of spacious lounge and dining areas
  • Hosts monthly ‘Dementia Awareness Support Group’
  • Caters for both residential and dementia care needs

Activities

A wide range of activities are organised at the home, including:

  • Bingo
  • Board games and group crosswords
  • Reading and poetry group
  • Manicures, pedicures and hairdressing
  • Baking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Reminiscence memory boxes
  • Weekly trips out
  • Sing-Along
  • Sunday service hymns
  • Choir visit
  • Annual events
Julie Bywater Cook

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

Being happy and content in your job helps to get it right

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

I enjoy all my working day

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

Making sure that everyone is happy

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Most days are a highlight

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

An individual who cares about everyone. Someone who is firm but fair

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

Spending time with my loved ones

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

Seeing the residents happy

Myrna Knights Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Having made the decision to work in the care industry and looking to work close to home, I was impressed with the wonderful village setting and homely, cosy atmosphere of Home Meadow.

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

Administrator in a public facing Government organisation

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

The ability to multi-task. A desire to work in care. Be empathetic. Respect for others.

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

Leaving at the end of the day feeling that I’ve made a difference

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

Every day is a challenge trying to carry out all aspects of my role whilst responding to requests from Managers, staff and visitors. Leaving having completed most of my planned daily tasks

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Command respect but be approachable – an open door to staff, residents and relatives. Be able to inspire confidence in staff and guide them in maintaining the principles and philosophy of care of the organisation.

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

A good book. I would like to return to my hobby of dressmaking. Entertaining friends and family

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

Interacting with residents; walking with them around the home, distracting and pacifying them when they are agitated

Joe Ballard Activities Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Change of career and the company had a good reputation

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

I was a logistics manager

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

I believe confidence , a good sense of humour and a caring nature

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

Knowing that every day is going to be different and enjoyable

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

Bringing the community in to Home Meadow

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being a finalist at the Dementia Friendly Awards 2017

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

An all-round team player with a good sense of humour

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

I enjoy walking. My main interest is repair and restoration of antique pocket watches and wrist watches

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

Making people smile

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    Home Meadow,
    Comberton Road,
    Toft,
    Cambridgeshire,
    CB23 2RY

    01223 263282