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Life at Langdon House Care Home Cambridge

Life at Langdon House

Residents and their well-being are the central focus of our care homes. We offer high standards of care by trained and dedicated staff. Our staff aim to create for residents a comfortable and safe environment that feels like their own home and where friends and family are very welcome. Residents are treated as individuals with their own, very personal needs and are encouraged in personal fulfilment and independence and offered respect, dignity, privacy, equality and diversity. We evaluate the experience that our residents have, to constantly improve our service. We encourage residents  to be involved in the running of the home and to have as much choice as possible.

Meal times

We work with Apetito’s team of in-house dieticians, nutritionists and food scientists to ensure all our meals not only taste great, but also deliver optimal nutritional value across a range of dietary requirements.

“I really look forward to mealtimes; there’s always lots of variety and I know I’m getting a healthy balanced meal” Langdon House resident

Care support

Nourish is an electronic care management platform that enables care teams to plan, record, report and coordinate care on the go allowing them more quality time to care and support our residents.

“Nourish allows me to log important resident information thoroughly and quickly, and so allows me more time to talk and interact with residents” Langdon House Day Care Assistant

How we support our staff, to support out residents

At CHS we believe that our staff are our biggest asset and so at Langdon House we support our staff in a number of ways so that they in turn can offer the best possible support to our residents.  This includes:

  • Competitive pay
  • Free DBS check
  • Comprehensive free training and development opportunities with paid time off
  • Free confidential employee assistant helpline
  • Excellent holiday entitlement

Frequently Asked Questions - Life at Langdon House

Can I bring my own furniture?

To add to the homeliness, residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture, pictures and other personal belongings to create familiar surroundings in their room.

Can I access my personal records and care plans?

All residents have the right to access their personal records and care plans, and it is important to us that they are involved in both the preparation and regular monitoring of their health and social care needs and plans.

Will I need to register with a new GP?

Residents may remain registered with their own General Practitioner if it is within the catchment area who will visit them in the home or residents can re-register with a doctor of their choice within the local catchment area. Nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other professionals from the local GP practice visit as needed. Nuffield Road Surgery offer a fortnightly ‘GP round’ with a named regular GP

Residents may need hospital treatment from time to time, but generally staff can care for residents even though their needs may change.

What happens if the care home can no longer meet my needs?

We try to offer a ‘home for life’, however, residents’ care needs may change significantly and if we are unable to meet these needs in a residential care home setting, a move to a Nursing Home may be required. A nursing assessment would be carried out by the District Nursing and/or the NHS continuing care team

Will you need to consult my family?

We will respect your wishes and with permission consult with your family, power of attorney or advocate, if possible, to complete this transition as smoothly as possible and to continually evaluate our service with you and your agreed representative.

What are the mealtime regimes?

Mealtimes are, of course, important and all meals are cooked on the premises in our own kitchens in partnership with Apetito with a varied and seasonal menu, and a choice of main options. , Supper is provided in the early evening. Light refreshments are available during the day in the living and dining rooms. Residents can help themselves to snacks and drinks and may also offer refreshments to their guests or ask care staff to help. All our Kitchens have been awarded a five-star rating by Environmental Health.

Can my friends and family visit?

Please refer to the most current Covid 19 visiting restrictions with the home.

What other additional services are available?

A hairdresser, chiropodist and optician visit on a regular basis and visits to a dentist can be arranged by the staff. Daily delivery of newspapers and magazines can be arranged all the above services incur a cost please contact the home for the current prices.  A weekly shopping facility is provided to residents within the home for small purchases of toiletries, chocolate and sweets.

What religious and cultural services are there?

Regular Church of England services are held weekly and visits from other denominations can be arranged. There are also opportunities to attend religious services of your choice outside the home. Every effort is made to ensure the specific needs of varying cultural backgrounds are met.

What is the weekly charge?

Registered Care is means tested by the Government, meaning most people who decide to live in a residential care home have to pay a contribution towards the cost of this care.

When visiting the Care Home, the Manager will be able to discuss the charges. If you have personal assets of over £23,250 then you will be required to fund at least some of your care. If you own your own home this asset will be taken into account unless a partner continues to live in it. If your assets fall below the £23,250 threshold, help with fees is available from your local Social Services Department.

Before residents can get help to pay the charges of a care home, a care need assessment and a financial assessment will be completed by the local authority to agree the type of care that is required, and your eligibility for local authority funding. Further information on fees can be found at: yourlifeyourchoice.org.uk

For those funding their own care a full comprehensive needs assessment will be completed by the Management team to ensure we are able to meet your needs and once assessed we will be able to agree the fee

What is our Philosophy of Care?

Residents and their well-being are the ‘heart of what we do’ and the central focus of our care homes.

How will I be treated?

We offer high standards of care by trained and dedicated staff. Our teams aim to create for residents a comfortable and safe environment that feels like their own home and where friends and family are very welcome.

Residents are treated as individuals with their own, unique needs. They are encouraged to remain independent, keep up with hobbies and interests and make new friends. CHS evaluate the experience that our residents have, to constantly improve our service.

Meet some of the Team at Langdon House

Our staff have undergone extensive checks prior to employment to ensure that they have the skills and qualities we require when working with older and vulnerable people. They are trained in moving & handling, health & safety, food hygiene, basic first aid, safeguarding, Dols/MCA, administering medicine, infection control, fire training and the care certificate as well as other bespoke training as required.

Clare Robinson

Clare Robinson

Care Home Manager

Beryl Gillespie Head of Older People

Beryl Gillespie

Head of Older People's Services

Join our team

We’re always on the look out for dedicated, qualified staff who care about delivering the best service possible for our customers. You can be part of a fantastic community that aims to challenge and develop its staff. We are very proud that our employees have voted us as one of the country’s best employers. The Best Companies results see CHS placed at 14th in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For’ list 2016 and were also graded as an outstanding organisation. For further information, please visit our Work For Us page

We have retained our overall rating of Good at this year’s CQC inspection. The inspector has rated us Outstanding for Caring which we are very proud of.

How to find Langdon House

20 Union Lane
Cambridge
CB4 1QB
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