Life at Alex Wood House care home, Cambridge
The primary aim of our home is to provide all residents with a comfortable home for life, a high standard of care, and a lifestyle that suits their wishes and health/care needs.
We provide this in homely surroundings, with care that enables service users to live as independently as possible, with privacy, dignity and the opportunity or support to make their own choices.
We aim to create an environment which supports both physical, emotional and mental well-being, enabling residents to maintain their rights, identity and personality as individuals.
The facilities include a ground floor High Dependency Household, with a specialist team of staff dedicated to caring for and supporting residents. This is fully equipped for those who have higher support needs and benefits from a sensory room. The rooms on the first floor are for older people who require care in a residential setting. In order to ensure peace of mind, all rooms are linked to a call system when staff assistance is required. The home is fully wheelchair accessible. Bedrooms are close to communal lounges and dining rooms. In addition, all bathrooms are equipped with adapted fittings for an improved quality of life.
We work with Apetito’s team of dietitians, 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, and make a real difference to people living with specific health conditions, such as Dysphagia and malnutrition. Apetito’s texture modified diets have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation.
“I really look forward to mealtimes; there’s always lots of variety and I know I’m getting a healthy balanced meal” CHS Care Home resident
Nourish is an electronic care management platform that enables care teams to plan, record, report and coordinate care, all focussed on the individual and provides staff with up to date information. Nourish enables the care team to record notes at the point of care, providing accuracy and detail.
“Nourish allows me to log important resident information thoroughly and quickly, and so allows me more time to talk and interact with residents” CHS Care Home Day Care Assistant
In the interests of transparency we have uploaded our licence agreement for your guidance; this is available if you follow this link. The licence agreement sets out our terms and conditions of residency and is agreed by both parties at sign up. This safeguards our residents during their stay with us.
How we support our staff, to support out residents
At CHS we believe that our staff are our biggest asset. At Alex Wood 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