Ridgeway Rise Team

About Ridgeway Rise Care Home

Encompassing 73 spacious and beautifully decorated rooms with sweeping views over Swindon, Ridgeway Rise Care Home provides residents with the opportunity to live an enriched and independent life. Our ethos is to make life as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and this is achieved by combining the highest quality of care alongside a variety of enriching activities, based on individual preferences, all designed to enhance wellbeing and sense of routine.

We proudly offer around-the-clock Residential, Dementia, Nursing, and Respite care. Our purpose-built, luxury care home in the beautiful county of Wiltshire, is a true home-from-home where qualified nursing and care teams are on hand to provide the highest levels of comprehensive care that looks after residents as a whole.

Care As Unique As You

Our residents’ wellbeing is our primary focus. The dedicated team here at Ridgeway Rise Care Home takes pride in offering the greatest level of care, and each member of our team is highly certified and proactive in their approach. The care offered to our residents is tailored to their individual needs. Together with relatives and friends, we take the time to get to know our residents, to help them retain important relationships and connections to their community and their past. 

Our entire team has been hand-picked for their friendliness and their caring attitude towards our residents and their loved ones. Moving to our luxury care home in Swindon should be the start of a new and adventurous chapter in residents’ lives, one that allows them to feel confident and happy while maintaining as much independence as possible. The care we give to our residents is straightforward, practical and above all, tailored to their individual needs.

Providing expert direction and help to loved ones as well as our incredible residents who live with us is an important step in becoming the most effective caregivers we can be. We believe in looking after more than just the care needs of our residents. We want to enhance their general wellbeing, encouraging both active body and mind, by providing the highest quality of life for each and every single one of our residents.

Become One of the Family

We are one big family here at Ridgeway Rise, whether you are a resident, a member of our team or simply just visiting for the day. We understand a great family makes a house a home and we’d love you to be part of ours. By developing relationships with both residents and their loved ones, we create a detailed and deep understanding of those living with us, ensuring we know likes, dislikes, and the knowledge to allow us to make every day as interesting and as enjoyable as possible.

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A Luxury Lifestyle Every Day

Ridgeway Rise Care Home presents residents with the very best in terms of comfort, care, and stimulation. With experience, dedicated activities staff, a professional food service team, and fantastic lifestyle facilities, we believe that coming to live with us is an experience that will enhance residents’ lifestyles. From the luxurious design and furnishings to facilities such as a cinema room, landscaped gardens, hair and beauty salon, cafe, bistro, and lounge bar, residents are set to enjoy a luxury lifestyle every day.

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Meet The Team

  • Home Manager

    Bella Balaci

    Bella has been a Registered Nurse for over 18 years and has an extensive range of qualifications and management experience in the Care Home Sector.

    Nursing inspired and developed her innate desire to help and care for people, and as a Care Home Manager Bella is the key communication point for Residents, Families, Staff, fellow professionals and the various agencies involved in care provision.

  • Deputy Manager

    Valentin Joita

    Valentin Joita is our devoted Deputy Manager with experience as a Registered Nurse as well as one of our trainers. With a considerable range of qualifications, he is always kin to help and take care of our lovely residents, relatives and team members.

  • Unit Manager

    Cristian Panaitiu

    Cristian Panaitiu oversees the second floor. He is a dedicated Registered Nurse and Unit Manager. Cristian contributes to the life of Ridgeway Rise as a conscientious coordinator, active daily care assessor, tenacious trainer and a fun-loving colleague.

  • Unit Manager

    Andreea Birligea

    Andreea Birligea has plenty of experience as a Registered Nurse and multiple qualifications. She is the End of Life care lead and dedicates her time to caring for the residents on the ground floor.

  • Admin Manager

    Kinga Dabrowska

    Kinga has a degree in social care and pedagogy and devoted her life to working with older generation and people living with dementia. Kinga uses her experience to make sure Ridgeway Rise is a care home of choice for the new residents and their families. She organises events and open days to introduce the great atmosphere of the Home. Kinga is very active in the community as a member of Dementia Action Alliance, she also delivers training sessions to local businesses, organises regular community lunches, events with Swindon Carers Centre and participates in career days at local schools.

  • Activity Coordinator

    Alla Ricks

    Alla is our Activity Coordinator on the 2nd floor and has a Masters degree in music, finishing university as a qualified conductor. Alla is our art expert and is never short of ideas to plan unique craft sessions. Alla is also a piano teacher and has extensive experience in organising events. Alla has a great passion for entertaining residents and making their lives enriched and enjoyable with lots of soulful activities.

  • Housekeeping Manager

    Ashley Heselton

    Ashley is the owner of his own cleaning business and recently joined our team as Housekeeping Manager. Ashley puts in every effort to create a safe, aesthetic, and clean environment for the residents, team, and visitors.

  • Maintenance Manager

    Marcin Kruk

    Marcin has vast experience working in a care home environment, ensuring that the health, safety, and needs of our residents always remain a priority. Marcin is highly-motivated, determined, and creative in finding solutions.

  • Receptionist

    Helen Fraquhar

    Helena has previous experience working for many years as a nursery assistant. Helena is the first smile visitors see at Ridgeway Rise and the first voice they hear on the phone. Helena loves visiting new places with friends and family. She loves reading and is always very keen to discuss her latest reads with the residents

Comprehensive Care For All

We believe in looking after more than just the care needs of our residents. We aim to enhance overall wellbeing, encouraging both active body and mind, by providing the highest quality of life for each and every individual who lives with us. Our experienced team understands the comprehensive care and assistance residents require to improve not only their health but also their quality of life. Ridgeway Rise Care Home delivers unrivalled care each and every day, set within a comfortable and safe environment where residents are able to enjoy the benefits of group living and independence.

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