Welcome to Ridgeway Rise
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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!
Joining our Ridgeway Family
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
Each room has been designed to offer our residents a high level of comfort and a home-from-home environment.
We have a team of on-site chefs who prepare quality meals daily, using the finest fresh ingredients.
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.
Specialised Care Services
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.