Welcome to Ridgeway Rise

Ridgeway Rise Care Home is a purpose built luxury care home that offers nursing, residential, dementia and respite care.

Encompassing 73 spacious and beautifully decorated rooms and located in Blunsdon St Andrew, the home enjoys sweeping views over Swindon.

The ethos of the home is to make every day as interesting and as enjoyable as possible, giving each individual every opportunity to live an enriched and independent life in a supportive, caring environment by combining the highest quality of care alongside a variety of activities, based on people’s individual preferences, all designed to enhance our residents’ well-being and sense of routine.

Regardless of individual care needs we endeavour to treat all of our residents equally.

Everyone here, residents and the care team, are a part of the Ridgeway Family. And a great Family really makes a house into a Home. Come and be part of it!

Exceptional Care in Challenging Times

Our clear purpose has always been, and remains, to deliver exceptional care by compassionate people in a home from home environment.

We are simply in awe of some of the personal sacrifices our front-line teams have made to ensure the health and wellbeing of our amazing residents remains the number one priority during this crisis. We have worked incredibly hard to ensure all our staff are well equipped, well informed, well trained and ready and eager to care for all our residents.

While we continue to navigate our way through these unprecedented times, we wanted to share this short video featuring a selection of our wonderful front line teams and residents, sharing their thoughts and feelings together with feedback as to how they have responded to the challenges we have faced.

Paul Beaumont, Managing Director

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Joining our Ridgeway Family

Supporting and Caring Team

Supporting and Caring Team

Our team are all trained to the highest standards and offer our residents a fantastic level of care and support, whatever their needs.

Beautiful En-Suite Rooms

Beautiful En-Suite Rooms

Each room has been designed to offer our residents a high level of comfort and a home-from-home environment.

High Quality Food

Delicious Food

We have a team of on-site chefs who prepare quality meals daily, using the finest fresh ingredients.

Full Activities Programme

Full Activities Programme

Our residents can be assured of living life to the fullest at Ridgeway Rise with our varied activities and encouragement to pursue their hobbies.

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Specialised Care Services

Ridgeway Rise was designed to acknowledge the latest research in environmental provision to support the needs and enhance the life of residents living with dementia. Our home provides a secure, caring and friendly environment. Our staff are fully trained to understand and embrace dementia, and we take pride in providing the highest levels of care and respect for every individual.

We offer thoroughly planned activities for mind, body and soul to promote social inclusion, stimulation and improve interaction. Each community benefits from a team of care assistants and nurses, who appreciate individual preferences, choices and wishes.

The team is fully trained in providing expert care to those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington disease and many more. We work closely with SALT team and our kitchen caters for those requiring a soft diet. Ridgeway Rise Team completes all specialised training to be able to support those residents.

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What You’ll Find at Ridgeway Rise

Luxury En-Suite Rooms

Luxury En-Suite Rooms

Chef-prepared Quality Dining

Chef-prepared Quality Dining

Cinema Room

Cinema Room

Hair and Beauty Salon

Hair and Beauty Salon

Café Bistro and Lounge Bar

Café Bistro and Lounge Bar

Quiet Areas

Quiet Areas

Landscaped Gardens

Landscaped Gardens

Free Resident Wifi

Free Resident Wifi

Plus a minibus for outings,full activities programme, communal lounge areas and more…

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Ridgeway Rise consists of six small communities, each benefiting from a light and airy lounge and diner, thoughtfully equipped residents’ kitchenette and fully assisted bathroom. All communities were named after local, well recognisable locations, including Brunel Way, Blunsdon Manor, Coate Water, Lydiard Park, Highworth Lodge and Pipers Way.

Our community café at the reception is at the heart of our home and offers a warm, relaxed place to catch up with friends and family over a brew and homemade cakes. Our café is regularly used by different groups and events and is a buzzing hub for the local community.
If you prefer a quieter environment, our dedicated quiet areas offer a lovely alternative to meet with visitors in private.
From a spirit-lifting cut to a perm and a blow-dry our hair salon will help keep you looking and feeling your best.

Our gardens are fully secured, with wheelchair-friendly paths for everyone to enjoy. In the worse weather, our upper floor balconies offer a different way to enjoy some fresh air.

A central lift ensures everyone can access all our facilities with ease.

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Find out what our Friends think

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My mother Linda is a resident at your care home, I would just like to say that this is a message from me and my wife to say what an absolutely fantastic job you guys are doing in looking after everybody’s relatives. As a sign of appreciation we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your efforts during this very trying times, not only for our relatives that are staying with you but also for us – children, parents and loved ones of those in your care. Obviously without us being able to come see them personally it’s been a stressful time and it is an absolute fantastic job you are doing making sure they are safe during this time and as I said before this is a message of appreciation and of thanks for making mom happy and safe.

Paul & Janet Caffin

Ridgeway Rise is an amazing place. It is only a few years old and purposely built to keep residents safe and well cared for. Family are always welcome and welcomed. Regular in-depth reviews keep the family well informed with the amazing care relatives receive. Any concerns are dealt with efficiently and with great care. This is the second home my aunt has been in and she settled so quickly due to the level of considerate care she receives. The staff are professional but also very caring at the same time. It is very reassuring that there is nursing care available at all times. It is like staying in a 5* Hotel always sparkling clean and the food is of a similar standard. Very appealing and a choice at every meal.

Glyn C

When we entered my dad in your home early this year we didn’t think he would still be here, however you are absolutely amazing. You have managed to get him to put weight on and to start eating, sores that we didn’t event realize how bad they were, have now improved and it’s all down to the dedication, love and care of all the team members at the Home. When I first came for a show around Gabriel met us at the door and explained everything. It instantly felt like home. I looked around and all the carers were smiling, residents seemed happy. Havening worked in a home as well I know that is often not the case. For all your hard work especially during these difficult times on behalf of all Ray’s family I just want to say the biggest thank you ever. Without you I do not know what we would have done, we appreciate everything.

Jane Giddings

My father moved in 12/10/19 extremely distressed. I can honestly say he has now settled in and is so much more relaxed.
The whole care team are amazing and my family and I would like to thank the whole team for finally letting our whole family relax.

B H (Daughter of Resident)

The staff are extremely knowledgeable, caring, very attentive, always have time for relatives and nothing appears to be too much trouble.
It is our view that at this point in my mother’s life we, as a family, are more than happy for her to be within the care of Ridgeway Rise, especially when you hear all the horror stories from within the “care community”.
Many thanks to you all.

D O (Daughter of Resident)

Dear absolutely everyone at Ridgeway Rise, you are all amazing, thank you so much for all your love, care and attention to our loved ones of what’s been a challenging few months for you. I think about you lots every day, I particularly miss my mom, miss coming to the home, miss seeing your smiling faces, but it’s been great to be able to catch up with all that you have been doing on the Facebook page. All the amazing ideas and activities that go on all the time and see what your doing to keep yourselves buoyant as a team. Absolutely great, Bella you should be proud of your team. Please take care of yourselves and hope to see you soon, lots of love to you all and cannot wait to come to the home and have one of Jo’s celebration cakes.

Jan Fisher

Questions?

Ridgeway Rise  offers 24h residential support for people who cannot look after themselves at home. At the same time we are registered as a nursing home, which involves provision of round-the-clock medical support from a registered  nurse. Registered nurses devise and monitor care plans, administer, store and dispose of medication and offer timely medical  interventions.

There are no hidden cost for care at Ridgeway Rise, we do not charge an admission fee. During your admission process you receive the quoted cost and a list with additional services.

Our weekly fee includes all care cost, accommodation, laundering and dining. We support residents with nursing needs to apply for FNC (Funded Nursing Care), an allowance granted by NHS. Fees do not cover the cost of newspapers, hairdressing, chiropody, telephone installation and monthly fee, dry cleaning and the purchase of personal effects.  Residents are responsible for those costs.  We have a list of additional services  provided prior to an admission.

We have a team of activities coordinators planning and running activities 7 days a week.  Our weekly program includes sessions for mind, body and soul. We run arts & crafts groups, Oomph exercises, singalong and baking. We mark international awareness days and celebrate British  special occasions. We work closely with local schools and nurseries and organize regular outings in our mini bus.

From the beginning of your journey with us we will aim to get to know your preferences, hobbies and favorite activities and design our enrichment calendar so you can find something for yourself.

We have our own kitchen at Ridgeway Rise, run by two chefs. We cater for all traditional, religious and medical requirements. Once a month we try cuisines form a  different country. Our menus rotate on four-weekly basis, there’s always a selection available for every meal. Every community benefits from a kitchenette in the dining area, where residents have access to  cold snacks and drinks during the day.

Visiting pets as allowed as long as they remain under control of the owner at all times when at the premises. The owner will need to present valid health certificate if requested. We offer  pet therapy and visits from local  farm animals as part of our enrichment sessions.

Yes, at Ridgeway Rise we only offer single, en-suite bedrooms.

All visitors are welcome within reasonable time.  Your visitors can join you for meals,  subject to individual arrangements. We have Skype and FaceTime accounts to help you keep in touch with your relatives and friends.

For permanent, residential stays, we are asking for a financial declaration during the admission process, with a proof of sufficient resources to cover care costs for 2 years.  If your capital is nearing the upper threshold of £23, 250 you will need to get in touch with the local authorities and request a means test.  Ridgeway Rise works closely with the local authorities to support funding your care.

Every bedroom is equipped with a TV and a telephone point (a private telephone line is available as an additional service). You have an access to   Wi-Fi in your bedroom.

Bed linen and towels are part of the room standard offered at Ridgeway Rise.

Your bedroom is your oasis, a place where you can relax and make your own. We encourage you to bring a piece of your home with you when you move to Ridgeway Rise.  Your favourite pictures and photos can find their new, special place in your bedroom.

Outside the bedroom you will have a memory box, which you can fill with small mementos and items of a special meaning to you. They prove to be a great talking point with visitors and team members but at the same time will make your bedroom familiar and recognisable. We will be happy to discuss the possibility to bring your own furniture as long as it abides with our safety regulations and does not hinder access for specialist equipment. All electrical equipment brought to home would be PAT tested.
If you have an appointment outside of Ridgeway Rise, we ask you to make arrangements for a relative or a friend to accompany you. Where this is not possible, and if we are able to offer a member of our team, we can arrange escort service to your appointment as an additional service.
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