Buckingham Lodge care home
Culpepper Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9DU
Welcome to Buckingham Lodge
A friendly and safe welcome
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Buckingham Lodge in Aylesbury is a contemporary residential care home set in modern and comfortable surroundings. Meticulously finished to a very high standard, Buckingham Lodge offers first class care and facilities with en-suite rooms for up to 64 residents, in a light, spacious and elegant setting.
At Anchor, we have a long history of caring for older people and we put our residents at the heart of everything we do. In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with more than 50 years of experience. Buckingham Lodge is the result of this approach, carefully conceived with all our experience and passion, to meet the needs and expectations of the next generation of older people.
Our dedicated service, combined with Buckingham Lodge’s luxurious environment and facilities, allow our residents to live a full, rich and meaningful life in the company of supportive, like-minded people.
We also offer respite care at Buckingham Lodge so if you are thinking about going away, but worried about your loved one, we can offer a helping hand.
If you are looking for a home for yourself or a loved one, why not find out more about what Buckingham Lodge has to offer.
Features of Buckingham Lodge
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hairdressing salon
- Communal iPad
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Dementia care
- Convalescence care
- Parkinson's disease
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
- Nutrition and hydration stations
- Visitors are welcome to join residents for meals
Life at Buckingham Lodge
You’ll always find plenty to do at Buckingham Lodge, with a host of daily leisure activities for you to take part in.
Companionship is an important part of life at Buckingham Lodge and the cosy lounges on each floor provide spaces where people can meet with loved ones, mingle with neighbours, read, watch films, chat or simply watch the world go by.
Quiet areas and spacious en-suite rooms ensure peace and privacy when you want it. We adopt a ‘pets welcome’ policy by arrangement with the home manager.
A café, lounges and quiet spaces and hair and beauty salon are all at hand. On warm days take a stroll in the landscaped gardens and enjoy the peaceful setting. Or simply enjoy a break at one of the outdoor seating areas.
Buckingham Lodge is close to local shops and the community centre. There are also a wide range of local amenities close by including:
• Shops are one minute walk away
• Community centre is one minute walk away
• Train station two and a half miles away
• Leisure centre and swimming pool – Stoke Mandeville stadium, four miles away
• Aylesbury Waterside Theatre two miles away
• Hospital, a mile and a half away
• Cinema, two miles away
• Swimming pool and gym are less than a mile away.
Buckingham Lodge offers a warm, safe and friendly environment, with facilities to make you feel at home in our care.
Built to a modern specification and well decorated with tasteful interior design, Buckingham Lodge is an elegant and contemporary residential care home meticulously finished to a very high standard.
Our bright and spacious bedrooms provide luxurious personal space where residents feel safe and happy. Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV, DVD player, fridge, comfortable seating and lockable drawers. All of our residents, whatever their ability, also enjoy the privacy of modern en-suite bathrooms. We encourage residents to personalise their room with ornaments and photos to reflect their individual style and personality and to make it home from home. Large windows, and on the ground floor patio doors, enable residents to enjoy the landscaped gardens and local surroundings from their bedrooms.
Buckingham Lodge is purpose built with care in mind and offers a wide range of features and facilities designed with the very latest technology.
Our bedrooms combine all the comforts of home with carefully chosen assistive technology to provide an additional sense of security. Specially adapted lights and call systems enable our staff to immediately assist residents if needed, and help our residents feel safe at all times.
The assistive technologies we utilise are designed to maximise independence and enable carers to create a climate of freedom, dignity, choice and above all safety.
A range of design features help residents familiarise themselves with their new home as well as create a safe environment as they go about their day-to-day activities. Our spacious bedrooms are arranged along well lit, homely hallways that have been colour-coded and use signage that is both worded and pictorially illustrated, for easy recognition.
Living life to the full
• DVD players and flat screen TV’s in every bedroom
• Fridge in every room and lockable drawers
• Free WiFi throughout the home
• Flat screen TVs and DVD players in all the lounges
• Well decorated, tasteful interior design
• Dining room and lounge on every floor
• Quiet lounges and seating areas
• Hair and beauty salon
• Engaging events and activities
• Beautiful landscaped gardens with outdoor seating areas
• Some ground floor rooms with patio doors
At Buckingham Lodge we make the most of meal times.
Anchor has won national recognition for the quality of its food and catering service. And with dining areas on each floor, you don’t have far to go to enjoy each mealtime.
Our highly skilled chefs use seasonal ingredients to create a care home menu of freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced food with a different choice every day.
Residents are consulted on a regular basis to ensure the catering team get to know and understand food preferences, as well as individual nutritional requirements, are able to ensure people with specific dietary needs have the correct foods offered to them and all residents enjoy the meals served.
We know how important mealtimes are to residents and the staff in our home are committed to making them an enjoyable part of each day.
We understand the importance of ambience and ensure that our décor helps to stimulate appetitie and creates an enjoyable atmosphere. We also recognise that mealtimes are a great opportunity for social interaction and involvement. At Buckingham Lodge visitors are welcome at any time and can join you at mealtimes.
There are also many opportunities for residents to cook and prepare meals so that they can feel part of the running of their home and can carry our familiar activities.
With social events in the home and the community, arranged in collaboration with residents, you can make your life at Buckingham Lodge a hive of activity or as gentle as you wish.
We understand that the activities people carry out in their free time are often the things that they most look forward to and enjoy. Our hobbies and interests are individual to us, they shape the person we are and help to paint a picture of the way we like to live our lives.
Buckingham Lodge’s first class facilities are complemented by a line-up of meaningful activities that make a big difference to our residents. Activities, interests and ability are discussed when you move in and a stimulating events and activities calendar is organised to match individual residents’ interests and needs. We encourage a variety of hobbies and work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) to ensure our range of activities enhance residents’ lifestyle, health and sense of wellbeing.
We know how important it is to maintain close bonds with the people in your life. At Buckingham Lodge, your visitors are always welcome at any time, including mealtimes. We also encourage you to maintain links with the wider community and can help organise regular outings to local social activities and groups.
|Arts & crafts||No activity||Seated yoga||Word games|
|Baking||No activity||Entertainment afternoon||Arts & crafts|
|Coffee morning||No activity||Bingo||Movies|
|Knit & natter||No activity||Gardening||Arts & crafts|
|Pamper session||Fish & chip lunch||Reminiscence activities||Quiz|
|Bingo||No activity||Arts & crafts||Movies|
|Newspaper discussion||No activity||Chair exercise||Jigsaw puzzles|
Because each of us is unique, we encourage you to choose how your care is planned and delivered at Buckingham Lodge. We work closely with you and your family, to build a personal picture of your needs. Little things can make a big difference, so we always strive to understand what is important to you. We call it person centred care because it’s built around you or your loved one and their preferences. It’s there to help you settle in really quickly, with regular reviews to keep things up-to-date.
We appreciate the wide and varied aspects that contribute to our residents’ wellbeing. Our holistic approach to residential care encompasses the physical needs of each resident, as well as their emotional and psychological wellbeing. We understand that moving into a care home is a big decision undertaken for many reasons. Some people may simply feel lonely and isolated and want to move into a community to make new friends and feel safe and secure. Others may be physically frail and no longer able to remain at home for safety reasons. Our focus on personally tailored care, including dementia care, enables us to support residents to live a full life, feel truly at home at Buckingham Lodge and maintain their independence, whatever their needs.
Dedicated staff ensure care, support and understanding is tailored to your exact needs. They will ensure that you continue to enjoy maximum independence and 24-hour peace of mind, knowing that all the help and assistance you might need is always at hand.
All carers employed by Anchor are given intensive training and are required to complete NVQ qualifications and a range of in-house courses to assure you of the best possible care.
Arthritis, stroke, Parkinson’s and Osteoporosis, are all conditions that we may suffer from as we age; at Buckingham Lodge we know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve. To achieve this we have made partnerships with a range of health and social care specialists. Buckingham Lodge can organise visits from a GP, district nurse, physiotherapist, chiropodist or holistic therapist, as well as arrange visits to the dentist and optician as needed.
We provide high quality care and support for residents living with dementia by treating them as individuals. At Buckingham Lodge we recognise the symptoms of dementia and accommodate them in our approach, we look for opportunities to build on the individual’s strengths and find ways to compensate for the losses brought about by the illness to ensure the best quality of life. By responding to the individual and supporting what they can do with a personalised dementia care plan, our approach respects the uniqueness of each person rather than focusing on the diagnosis of dementia. All of our employees are trained and supported by our dedicated dementia team to ensure residents feel valued and able to live life to the full and are also ever ready to offer support to family and friends by providing access to information and advice about living well with dementia.
We also offer respite care at Buckingham Lodge so if you are thinking about going away, but worried about your loved one we can offer a helping hand.
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time.
Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. In an Anchor care home our weekly charge includes:
- cost of personal care
- utilities e.g. heating and light
- all resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- laundry undertaken on the premises
- television licence, including for person use
- housekeeping services.
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees, however we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- professional hairdressing
- personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- personal purchases such as stationery, confectionery, toiletries etc.
- clothing, shoes and slippers
- dry cleaning
- private telephone line rental and calls and cable connections.
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, we can also arrange for the following healthcare services to be provided, these will be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- other privately arranged healthcare
- care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments.
No upfront deposit is required at any of Anchor’s care homes to secure a room.
At Anchor we pride ourselves on offering a truly tailored approach to care and therefore need to fully understand your needs to provide you with an accurate fee estimate. Please call us to discuss your specific care needs today. Alternatively we welcome you to visit us to discuss your situation face-to-face.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees
Two weeks free stay
As a thank you, we'd like to offer you the opportunity for two weeks’ free stay when you move into one of our participating care homes on a permanent basis.
A safe welcome
We continue to welcome new residents to our home safely. We regularly test residents and colleagues, have been prioritised for Covid-19 vaccinations and are well equipped with high-quality personal protective equipment (PPE).
We ensure a sterile environment with regular deep-cleaning and are committed to protecting everyone living and working in our home through robust infection-control measures.
Staying in touch
We maintain regular contact with families and are doing everything we can to enable residents to see relatives and loved ones wherever it is safe to do so. We also offer virtual show rounds to those considering our home.
To start your enquiry simply click 'Make Enquiry' and call us or complete an enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like such as sample menus and activity schedules.
While we can’t currently invite you to visit in person, a member of our friendly team can offer you a virtual show round, a video call or a FaceTime appointment, where you can speak to them one-to-one and take a look around the home and any rooms that are available.
We’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet the staff providing care. You can also see for yourself the measures we’ve put in place to keep residents safe.
If you wish to take your enquiry further, an assessment will take place to make sure we can meet your loved one’s care needs. This will be arranged in a safe way by the senior care management team at the home and may be conducted virtually or at a safe social distance with the staff member wearing the required PPE.
Ensuring residents’ safety and wellbeing is our absolute priority.
We’ll put together a comprehensive two-week settling-in programme with you and your loved one, designed entirely around their needs. This provides a dedicated package of one-to-one activities and support that minimises the potential for cross-infection. We’ll use this time to get to know each other and, most importantly, ensure there are plenty of opportunities to maintain regular contact with family and friends using the latest video call technology.
Our chef will arrange delicious meals to suit your loved one’s preferences and dietary requirements and discuss our menus going forward. And, from day one of moving in, our housekeeping teams make sure bedrooms and laundry services are tailored to their needs.
The home manager will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved one know exactly what to expect and feel confident and welcomed when they come to live with us.
Our homes were among the first in the country to take part in the government’s care home testing programme in July 2020 – and we’ve been regularly testing colleagues and residents since.
- All care home colleagues are routinely tested twice every week.
- All residents are tested on admission to the home and then routinely.
With residents’ safety and wellbeing our absolute priority, we want to assure you that we’re doing everything possible to prevent coronavirus entering our homes.
We are pleased that care home residents and workers have been prioritised to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The roll-out to Anchor care homes is underway with vaccination teams having visited every home and all residents having been offered a first vaccine. Vaccination teams are now in the process of revisiting homes to administer the second vaccine.
All new residents will also be prioritised for a vaccination on move-in.
Each of our homes is different so please speak directly to the manager of the care home you’re interested in.
Like any other infectious disease, coronavirus can be prevented from spreading with the right training, equipment and infection-control measures.
We are well equipped and have good stocks of high-quality personal protective equipment (PPE) which complies with government requirements.
Our in-house team are highly trained and experienced in ensuring a clean and safe environment and committed to protecting everyone living and working in our home through the consistent use of infection control measures. These measures include regular hand washing, social distancing, putting on clean uniforms upon arrival and the proper use of appropriate PPE.
As members of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), we take cleaning and cleanliness extremely seriously. We use the highest-quality products and are following an enhanced programme of cleaning.
We welcome the latest government announcement on visiting in care homes by a named person, supported by testing, from 8 March. While we’ve always facilitated visits wherever possible and in accordance with Public Health England guidance, we’re delighted that people living in our homes will soon be able to have more regular, sustained and meaningful contact with a loved one. We look forward to providing more information once we have received the updated government care home guidance on visiting.
Our teams have worked hard to facilitate visits in our gardens and external areas at some of our homes and, where full safety criteria has been met and local health protection advice permits, we now have an inside visiting space with a screen.
Of course, this is all subject to changes in government guidance and local lockdown restrictions.
We will always permit visits in exceptional circumstances.
Each of our homes is different and you’ll have the opportunity to speak directly to the manager of the care home you’re interested in.
In these challenging times we’ve invested significantly in technology – such as Skype and FaceTime – so you can stay in regular touch.
During this difficult time, we’re keeping life as normal as possible so residents feel safe, secure, and happy. Which means your loved one can expect great fresh food, a wealth of activities and friendly company.
Residents continue to enjoy delicious, freshly-made meals every day, with a choice of menu daily, prepared by our expert catering teams.
Our creative activity programmes, developed by our in-house team of wellness coordinators, aims to keep residents as active and healthy as possible, should they wish to take part, ranging from person-centred activities to home-wide events.
Culpepper Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9DU
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