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Milford Lodge Care Home

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Milford Lodge Care Home
Priory End
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 9AL

Tel: 01462 432524
Fax: 01462 421086

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"Mum moved to Milford Lodge in February and it has been a new experience for us. I chose [the home] with the criteria that I would be happy to stay there myself and I describe it as a ‘Warner’s’ holiday without the swimming pool. I loved the building, the gardens, the rooms - but above all, the staff." Daughter of Resident

"There has been such a lot in the press recently about the poor standards of care in residential homes - something we never had to worry about with Mum. There was always a feeling that [everyone] really did care about the folk they were looking after, and whatever Mum could or could not understand, she definitely knew she was cared about. Thank you so much." Daughter of Resident

"No one should suffer [living with] dementia. The person you knew simply fades away. Yet, for the staff at Milford Lodge, Mum was simply a grand lady who needed looking after. She spent the last 20 months of her life there, being cared for by a team of people who were unfailingly kind and considerate to her. I am very grateful to you all." Son of Resident

"[We] would like to thank you all for the help and care you gave my Mother over the last two and a half years - especially in the days after her fall. I know she was very happy at Milford Lodge and that she appreciated all the care and attention, as well as watching all the activity that was going on (even if she couldn't always participate)." Son of Resident

"Thank you again for looking after me in the last four weeks. I feel rested and a lot better." Respite Resident

"My father John thoroughly enjoyed his afternoon with you today [at our Memory Cafe] and will definitely be back!" Daughter of Visitor

"Thanks and appreciation for all the care and attention that not only Mum, but myself also, have received from Sue and her staff at Milford Lodge. they have been most helpful and accommodating." Daughter of Respite Resident

"Mother has nothing but praise for the staff who she describes as kind, helpful and efficient. She was handled gently and with dignity at all times. We are very grateful for the care and attention she received and would not hesitate to recommend Milford Lodge in the future." Family of Respite Resident

"Thank you for your tender hearted support." Family of Resident

"Thank you for all your kindness and for making our stay so pleasant." Respite Couple

  • About Milford Lodge
  • Meet The Care Team
  • Facilities at Milford Lodge
  • Activities at Milford Lodge
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Milford Lodge Care Home opened in June 2014 and is situated in an exclusive residential location close to the centre of the pretty market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

The Care We Offer

Milford Lodge Care Home provides care for elderly residents. We offer several types of stay depending on the level of support required - from long-term residential care to short stay and respite breaks. The home has two environments for residents depending on the level of care required. the first and second floors provide residential care whilst the ground floor has a safe, comfortable environment that specialise in the care of older people living with a dementia.
  • Fully inclusive, 24hr person centred care by experienced staff
  • Long term residential care for older people
  • Long term specialist accredited dementia care in safe, comfortable environment
  • Short stay, respite and holiday breaks subject to availability

Milford Lodge has a select team of experienced staff, who have relevant and appropriate training to meet the needs of the residents. B&M Care has one of the most envied staff training programmes in the industry. We provide high ratios of staff both day and night. The emphasis of our care delivery is on individually planned person centred care, which builds upon a person's strengths and constantly seeks to improve their quality of life. Freedom and privacy are respectfully maintained, yet help is always on hand.

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Vicky Wareham

Home Manager

Following six years working in the care sector at both a Support Worker and Team Leader level, Vicky joined Milford Lodge in 2016 as Deputy Manager. Following several successes and an ongoing commitment to B&M Care's person centred ethos, November 2017 saw Vicky be appointed as Milford Lodge's Home Manager. Vicky has arranged talent shows and has raised money for sensory equipment and has also participated in shows raising money for Bedford’s women’s refuge. Vicky has a passion for person centred care and believes in going the extra mile. Vicky has her level 2 and 3 Diploma and apprenticeship in Health and Social care, as well as her Level 5 which she completed in Summer 2017. Vicky also graduated B&M Care's Management Development Pathway in October 2017: a unique training programme that better equips B&M Care staff with a skillset to successfully manage a care home. Vicky has completed a HCPA leadership in Excellence in Care and is a Train the Trainer for Manual Handling and the Care Certificate.
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Tracy Schrock

Deputy Manager

Tracy's career at B&M Care started in 2012 as a Care Assistant at St Catharines Care Home in Broxbourne. Following two promotions to Senior Care Assistant and Assistant Manager in 2013 & 2014, Tracy moved to Milford Lodge in 2017 to continue her role within the management team. She has a whole host of qualifications and accreditations including: Manual Handling 'Train the Trainer' 2014; Safeguarding Champion 2014; and NVQ Level 5 'Leadership & Management'.
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Janet Chapman

Administrator

Janet joined B&M Care at Milford Lodge in May 2014 as the Homes Administrator. Janet comes from a care background, having worked in the same role for over seven years for another care provider. Janet is the first person you meet, giving you a warm and friendly welcome to Milford Lodge.
  • Purpose-built 60 bed residential and dementia care home
  • Bedrooms: All rooms are offered as single en-suite. Some rooms have direct patio/garden access and all of the rooms may be personalised.
  • Dining: All dining and refreshments are fully inclusive. Residents may take meals in a choice of dining areas or if they wish, in the privacy of their own room. Our skilled chef prepares an extensive range of appetising home cooked meals, taking into account nutritional balances and any specific dietary requirements or individual preferences. There is always a choice of menu with refreshments and snacks available 24hrs.
  • Fully inclusive activities and entertainment programme
  • Fully inclusive in-house laundry
  • Call bell systems throughout for assistance at any time
  • Assisted bath and shower rooms
  • TV & telephone points available in all bedrooms
  • Hair salon & Treatment Room
  • Easy to access private gardens
  • Choice of quiet lounges, library lounge for residents and visitors
  • Activities room
  • Chapel/function room
  • Spectacular Orangery
  • Mobile library visits
  • Residents shop
  • GP, nurse, optician, chiropodist, dentist by arrangement
  • Ample visitor parking
  • Milford Lodge house car for trips out
Life at Milford Lodge Care Home is very much home from home and an active lifestyle is encouraged, with friends and relatives always welcome. An activities and lifestyle facilitator arranges a varied social calendar of activities and entertainment. With a focus on one to one activities, they ensure that each of the residents engage in meaningful occupation tailored to who they are.

Below is a sample of some of the typical activities at Milford Lodge Care Home that fit alongside our many events. This balanced programme of activities covers communication, creative, cognitive, music, physical, recreation, relaxation, reminiscence, sensory, social and spiritual.
  • Parties: chocolate, clothes, jewellery, cards, shoes, beauty products
  • Armchair exercises and musical reminiscence
  • Tea parties, coffee mornings and lunch parties
  • Ladies Hour and Mens Hour groups - based on a different theme each week
  • Multi-denominational church services
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Pampering mornings
  • Exercise to music
  • Sing-a-long events
  • Mobile library visits
  • PAT dog visits
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Gardening Club
  • Family games
  • Family dining events
  • Cooking clubs
  • Home shop
  • Board games, word games and quizzes
  • Milford Lodge car for trips out