What our families say: White Lodge Care Home

Barchester The White Lodge Care Home Recommended on carehome.co.uk
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64 Reviews

Barchester The White Lodge Care Home Recommended on carehome.co.uk

08 April 2020

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"Throughout her stay at Barchester White Lodge Care Home my mother was treated with dignity, respect and kindness. I was always kept informed of her condition and was invited into the home to meet her GP on one of his regular visits. Whenever I had contact with the nursing or caring team they were always helpful, courteous and polite, the same can be said of the reception staff. The grounds of the home are very well kept and the interior was always clean and tidy. Her room was spacious and well-appointed. The management of the home have set the highest standards of professionalism and go out of their way to get to know their residents as well as relatives."

John Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I cannot praise the staff and facilities at White Lodge highly enough in what has been an extremely difficult period of time, both my mother and father-in-law through circumstances took residence at White Lodge just prior to the pandemic and as a result, visiting was initially very limited. Both were welcomed and cared for by an extremely caring team and soon settled in. Sadly my father-in-law has since passed during which time the compassion and support given by all staff members to our immediate family was of an extremely high standard which undoubtedly helped at a very sad time for us all. My mother-in-law remains a resident at White Lodge and is very happy and well cared for with all care provided by a willing, caring team always with a smile, in particular the activities coordinator who not only ensures residents are invited to join in with several activities provided to suit all levels of ability makes a point of taking time to talk to residents and family members during visiting times."

David Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Mum's been at White Lodge just over a year now through these difficult times I wouldn't want her anywhere else. I have the deepest regard for every single person who works there, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The access for visiting has also been superbly adjusted through all the changes."

Maureen Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Have had a great stay here, everyone is so friendly and caring. The food is also good and altogether I can't find anything wrong with the whole set-up here."

H Dcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My grandmother is very happy here. The staff all seem lovely, and there are a wide variety of activities for her to take part in, and she always seems to have a lot to say about what she's been up to. The staff/care home have been very accommodating and brilliant at helping to arrange visits despite Covid. The rooms are lovely with a nice view over the lakes. We're looking forward to sunny visits in the summer sitting on the outside veranda!"

Bekah Jcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Our experience of White Lodge has been great; despite lockdown and Covid, we have been able to see Mum. The introduction of bedroom visits has been wonderful for Mum just to have that extra contact. The staff are brilliant, so warm and friendly. Mum seems to really enjoy getting involved in activities and keeps herself busy. She is most definitely thriving in the White Lodge environment."

Melanie Jcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"All positive, excellent could not get better. Food 5-star. the staff can't be more helpful."

V Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I looked at numerous homes before we decided on White Lodge. The accommodation including the ensuite bedroom is to a very high standard with beautiful views over the gardens. The gardens are extensive and beautifully kept and allow for some lovely outdoor walks. The food looks excellent most importantly the staff are caring and dedicated. The range of activities provided for the residents is fantastic. The manager is very supportive. Mum looks well and happy and speaks highly of the staff. I am happy to recommend."

T Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Grateful for all the help and food."

J Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"White Lodge has looked after my family member through covid very well and allowed visiting socially distanced throughout. They always are very kind and respectful to her. They handled a recent hospital visit very well and kept us informed. I would highly recommend the scheme and all of the staff. The property and the grounds are kept very nice and there are always activities for people to enjoy."

Julia Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Very nice. Homely. The staff are very helpful. I enjoy the activities. Made some new friends."

J Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Lovely room and outlook."

C Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I find the staff helpful. I really enjoy all my meals. I like all the activities."

J Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The staff are very nice. I enjoyed the activities. I like the interior it's like a hotel."

D Tcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I like living at White Lodge Care Home. I enjoy coming to the cafe and taking part in the activities."

D Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The manager was very supportive in arranging administrative support at a very difficult time during my mother's 2-week stay after being transferred from hospital. Death of my father/husband to my mother particularly as was on a Sunday and with covid restrictions."

V Lcarehome.co.uk rating: 3.78 out of 5

"My mum-in-law moved to White Lodge in August 2020. Obviously, there was a concern about the impact of covid-19, but we needn't have worried. The care she has received has been exceptional. Physically, she has improved markedly. When asked her opinion on White Lodge, she replied 'perfect'. The family are so relieved that she has found a place where the staff are so warm, supportive and caring. It's good to see her sparkle again!"

T Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I have really enjoyed my stay here at White Lodge. The staff are amazing and had just great laughs with the activity lady, I looked forward to seeing her daily. All staff were amazing. Thank you. I'm hoping to come back soon."

A Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My 94-year-old Mum has never been so happy. She is loved, pampered, very well cared for, and she loves the entertainment."

Alan Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Good outdoor visit."

I Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"I am unable to comment on a lot of the care issues as I have not been able to visit indoors since the day we left my mother-in-law as a resident. What I have seen of the staff indicates they are very helpful and caring, especially when my mother-in-law gets upset. The new manager has been especially helpful to me regarding some financial issues which I raised and I can't thank her enough for sorting them out. My mother-in-law tells me they take good care of her and she has lots to eat."

T Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 3.33 out of 5

"Welcoming and helpful staff. Lovely appointed rooms and good food. Couldn't wish for more."

A Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.33 out of 5

"Beautiful view from across the garden. I enjoyed the pamper day where I had my hair done and nails painted. Enjoyable walks around the beautiful garden. Food is very good."

D Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I have a beautiful view across the lake. Staff are very good especially when they hear people."

D Dcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Difficult for me to assess due to lockdown, but the staff seem very friendly, helpful and caring. They have been helpful to me as a visitor and when I have rung in. She seems to be kept safe and well looked after, so I'm happy with that."

G Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.45 out of 5

"My grandparents are very well cared for and we are pleased with the communication we have received. Staff are always so friendly and jolly, both my grandparents enjoy spending time with them."

Joanne Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.25 out of 5

"Kind staff. Lovely food. Clean home."

T Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Having arrived here, the staff are amazing. The food is lovely. I have a beautiful view from my room across the lakes."

Sue Dcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"White Lodge has continued to look after my Mum throughout this crisis with the COVID virus, with true professionalism. She is happy when I have skyped and looks well. They have kept me informed with photos and calls and I was thrilled to be able to have a well organised distanced visit."

J Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Very nice, kind, helpful staff. Food is very good. Made to feel very welcome. Very pleasant room with a view of the lake. I mostly prefer being on my own but get on well with other residents. Enjoy walks in the fresh air."

Ann Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Wonderful environment, fantastic staff. Always very attentive."

Paul Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Overall a good standard. Food seems home-cooked and looks very tasty. Sometimes in the evening, there seems to be not enough staff."

H Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The staff are very helpful and friendly. I like going into the gardens."

O Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Mum has been at White Lodge for two and a half years. She has been well cared for and treated with respect at all times. The staff are very kind and always available to discuss Mum's care and wellbeing."

Catherine Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.83 out of 5

"I wanted to record what a great job the staff of the White Lodge are doing at the moment. It is obviously a difficult time for staff, residents and relatives, coping with the changed circumstances demanded by the Covid-19 situation and, whilst I miss visiting my Mum, it is a great reassurance to know she is being so well cared for at all times. When I call to speak to Mum, the staff are always polite and helpful and it seems like nothing is too much trouble. Mum also says she has everything she needs and is well looked after, which is nice to hear. I would like to record my sincere appreciation to everyone concerned with her care and the running of White Lodge - it is a very difficult job that all undertake but one that is valued very highly by me."

Peter Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I have helped with the hanging baskets. Beautiful grounds and helpful staff."

J Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The staff are generally friendly and gentle but one to two can be autocratic. But it must be said in fairness that some patients do not know how to behave. The grounds are lovely and well maintained, we get enough well organised activities."

M Kcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Staff have been fantastic during this very difficult time of covid 19. I have been able to video call when I wanted to and been able to see Mum through the window when I have dropped off gifts for Mum. I cannot thank the whole team enough."

Jeannie Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Wonderful location. Staff friendly."

Arthur Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I am enjoying my stay."

A Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I like it here, the staff are lovely, and we do lots of activities."

A Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I like the home and have made friends. I enjoy pub lunches."

P Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I like the home."

Joycecarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I love living here. Staff are very friendly and nice. Food is very nice."

D Tcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Mum has had some time in White Lodge for respite then home for a short while, now back again and is about to become permanent. Myself and my siblings have every confidence in all the staff who work there."

Maureen Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 4.25 out of 5

"White Lodge is a caring care home. My mother needs 24hr care which is provided with dignity and friendship by all the staff. The ambience and decor are first class. Food is of an excellent standard we have eaten there on a number of occasions. We couldn't wish for a better home for my mother."

N Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.83 out of 5

"I have been well received by staff etc. I have enjoyed the knitting and children visiting."

Gabrielle Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"This care home is definitely a caring care home. My mother could not be in a better place. She is supported 24hrs a day with dignity and friendship. All of the staff display total professionalism and a real understanding of the needs of residents. The ambience and decor are first-class - it’s more like a hotel than a care home. Having eaten there on a number of occasions, I can say that the food is of a high standard. My mother could not be in a better place."

Neil Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Overall I enjoyed my stay, the rest, the peace, the care. All the staff were very pleasant and friendly. The outings were appreciated. I feel more relaxed now and better for having been here."

Martha Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I have enjoyed my stay. The staff are perfect, food also and above all has been the outings in the minibus. A big thank you to all."

Frederick Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Very welcoming on arrival. Staff a pleasure, nothing too much trouble. Meals delicious. Grounds a delight, even though it's winter."

Shirley Kcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.67 out of 5

"I enjoy staying here while on respite. Excellent."

S Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Mum has been here for four weeks. As a family, we have all been made welcome. We are confident that Mum is being well cared for. Since she has been in White Lodge she is more active and more sociable, especially with the lovely staff (all of them)."

M Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Good so far. Friendly staff"

Peter Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"Relaxed. Staff friendly and helpful, easy to talk with."

J Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Very caring and the nursing staff are really caring. The chefs need a talking too!!"

S Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Very friendly staff. Comfortable and friendly."

Sheila Ocarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Very good, friendly staff."

G Pcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.67 out of 5

"My wife has been here for 3 months, she is well cared for, with plenty of activities to focus her mind."

David Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"My Aunt had to be moved to a nursing home from a care home and in a really short period of time, this was undertaken with minimal distress to her. I was dreading the move but it was quickly and professionally done and my aunt settled in amazingly well and is very content in her lovely room. Staff are very cheerful and attentive and all call her auntie which helps to keep her relaxed and happy. I would thoroughly recommend this home and its staff to anyone as they keep me well informed and always have time to chat whenever I visit (which is quite often)."

Katie Fcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I have no complaints. But I would like to get out more in the community when possible and would like more trips in the minibus."

T W carehome.co.uk rating: 4.67 out of 5

"I am very satisfied with White Lodge. The care is very good. Very happy with the food."

G P carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I love going for walks in the lovely garden. Staff are lovely."

V W carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"We chose White Lodge for my aunt's needs for several reasons... as a lifetime outdoor girl she could appreciate the beautiful countryside setting and certainly on the ground floor the inside/decor is very nice, it has several lounges allowing her to either socialise with other residents or have some quiet time without being in her room all the time. The ground floor layout allows for a decent circular walk in the safety of the home and there are plenty of residents she could interact with. What you can't so easily tell beforehand is how good the care will be, but her care has been extremely good, her care assistants are amazing, but it's unfair to single them out. All staff are kind, patient and caring, housekeeping, the nurses and activities team are great and our interactions with every member of the White Lodge team has been very positive, communication from all levels is excellent. Our thanks to all at White Lodge for helping to improve my aunt's quality of life, we as a family really appreciate it."

Kevin carehome.co.uk rating: 4.83 out of 5

"White Lodge is a welcoming homely place providing residents with the highest standards of care, comfort, cleanliness and friendliness. The activities are enjoyable and stimulating. All the staff I have met have been cheerful and attentive."

F Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I like the staff and enjoy the activities."

E Tcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Beautiful place. Staff cannot do enough for you. Anything you want or need is no problem. I felt happy leaving my dad here in their care. My dad is full of praise for all staff and he enjoyed his meals very much."

Julie Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The staff have been so helpful, with all mum's care needs. Mum enjoys the activities that are put on within the home. All the staff are amazing down to the kitchen - maintenance - activities all work very hard to make residents happy."

Christopher Ocarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I find staff caring, friendly. I feel happy and content, relaxed here. Feel at home. I am resident ambassador."

Jeanie Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Easy staff to deal with always happy and welcoming and always prepared to go the extra mile. Everyone is always very polite."

J Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The care I receive is brilliant for the people of our ages. I enjoy the freedom and activities."

Mary Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Enjoy trips out. Friendly staff."

Iris Olive Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"As always - pleasant as with staff."

Geoffrey Jcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the home's vintage tea party with residents and staff, in the home which felt more like a luxury hotel! The afternoon tea was delicious and the company friendly and lovely to chat to. We were just visitors for the afternoon from the local community and were impressed to learn about all the wonderful activities available for both residents and the wider community. We look forward to our next visit and spending time with everybody there."

Susan Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"The staff from the first day have engaged and taken extra care with detail for both my mum and her family. Able to choose own room and allowing home comforts in has helped. Every member of staff has been kind, helpful and welcoming. No matter what day or time. Effort is put into finding out as much as possible about mum, family and her likes/dislikes and history."

Jeannie Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Mum has been at White Lodge for over 3 years and is very happy. We're pleased with her overall care and wellbeing. She enjoys especially the music activities and enabling."

J Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"I am a friend of White Lodge and have been visiting on a regular basis. It is heartwarming to see how lovely the home and garden looks. The activity team are working very hard to improve the garden."

Pamela Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Things have improved so much over the last few months - noticed a great change."

Michelle Dcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.17 out of 5

"My father's care remains excellent. I have no concerns in this area. The staff are very friendly and look after his every need."

S Kcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.67 out of 5

"I have found the care given to my dad to be exceptional, he is treated with kindness at all times from ALL the staff. My dad feels very safe. The staff are approachable and the atmosphere is a happy one. The rooms are clean and tidy and the grounds beautiful."

Ann Ncarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"From starting from the initial home visit by the manager, all the staff have been very welcoming since mum has moved here. The weekly activity sheet is varied and adds structure to mums day. Mum has been on 2 canal trips and a trip to Royal Wootton Bassett. The hairdresser is an added bonus too. The care home is on par with a 5* hotel and has exceeded mine and the extended family’s expectation. The staff all treat mum with courteous, polite and empathetic care at all times and all her needs both physically and mentally are met. I highly recommend the Whitelodge Care Home and the excellent team that all add that little bit extra to mums world now."

Jeannie Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Full marks to the activities coordinator for all her hard work obtaining and transforming the bicycle feature in the garden to a work of art! She works tirelessly and shows great enthusiasm with the residents; growing plants for the flower bed and ensuring that everyone is involved. The end result is looking good and will look even better when everything is in flower in the raised bed. Next stop the Chelsea Flower Show? Congratulations!"

Sheila Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.42 out of 5

"I have enjoyed my stay here. Everyone is very kind."

M Pcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I was invited by a friend to come to White Lodge Care Home to see Chloe’s Mobile Farm. It was amazing! The resident I came to visit had the best time and the women who brought the animals along were so friendly. I brought my daughter, who’s only two, along and she was welcomed with open arms. There were chicks, ducklings, rabbits, guinea pigs and even lambs! I can honestly say, I have never witnessed such care and compassion from the staff. The staff were so organised and the residents had the best time. All residents held animals, stroked, cuddled and had such a laugh. I would recommend anyone looking for care for any family, friends or relatives to visit and experience White Lodge. It is out of this world!"

Natasha Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Very happy here."

Olive Pcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Staff very friendly and helpful. I enjoy my daily trips."

Veronica Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Al staff very helpful."

Mary Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.33 out of 5

"The home is in a beautiful setting and is beautifully quiet and peaceful. Recently it has been refurbished to a very high standard and the common rooms are really nice. All of the staff are very helpful and attentive."

James Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Myself and my husband both at White Lodge find the staff very helpful."

Doreen Tcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The staff are always helpful and friendly, treating my mother with dignity and kindness. They go out of their way to make the residents happy and really care for their welfare. The food is excellent and caters for all tastes. The rooms are kept cleaned and hygiene levels are good. I would definitely recommend."

G Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Having viewed a number of care homes in and around the Swindon area for our 91 year old mother, we were somewhat disappointed until we visited White Lodge care home, which is literally in a class of its own. Quite simply superb. Led by the General Manager, her team of nurses, carers and other staff provide a truly wonderful and caring service in a relaxed and incredibly comfortable environment. First class."

Steven Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My mother was a very independent-minded lady. Living in a care home was not part of her plan, "Over my dead body" was the phrase most often used whenever anyone suggested it. However, her increasing infirmity and blindness meant she had to eventually accept the inevitable. It was with great relief that we managed to persuade her to come and stay at White Lodge, initially as respite but very soon after as a resident. Throughout her time there, every one of the staff did their best to make her feel welcome, be part of a big family of residents and ensure her comfort and safety. As time went by and she became less mobile, it fell to your staff to be even more attentive to her needs and they did not fail her. We are extremely grateful to all of those who took on this responsibility and helped my mum to continue to enjoy a great quality of life with dignity in your care. The professionalism, respect and personal interest that White Lodge staff showed towards my mum to the end were exemplary and their kindness towards her, especially in difficult times, will always be remembered by us with enormous gratitude."

R Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"My son and I have been very happy with the friendly care received at White Lodge. My husband has returned home much calmer. He eats and sleeps well and responds to the attention given."

Jennifer Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"The surroundings at White Lodge are very pleasant both inside and out and the new decorations and furnishings have enhanced things even more. The food is good and the staff friendly. There are plenty of activities which the residents are encouraged to join in."

F Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.25 out of 5

"In the time my mother has been in the care of White Lodge Care Home she has always been treated with kindness and dignity. The staff are all very professional and friendly, helping her settle and reassure us that she is safe and well cared for."

Gillian Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.42 out of 5

"The care I am receiving here is excellent. The nursing and care staff are kind, considerate, friendly and even at their busiest will help with whatever you need - be it picking up a stray TV remote or handling requests for coffee in the wee hours. Always there with a smile or a chat. The new menu changes are also very good."

S Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My dad is very well cared for at White Lodge. It's a real weight off my mind knowing he is so well looked after."

S Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4 out of 5

"I had a mini-stroke on Friday and my doctor sent me by ambulance to the hospital for a brain scan. It was positive but the hospital couldn't send me home as I live alone so it was decided that I should spend a week in a care home. I came to Barchester White Lodge Care Home as they did respite and my wife has been a resident for two years. I have been very well looked after and my disabilities improved due to the daily care and attention so I can go home soon."

Robert Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 4 out of 5

"I am most happy to be here. I love the care support and being treated with dignity. Most of all my independence is encouraged."

Muriel Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"Feel that staff have paperwork in place now so the place feels more secure. Staff friendly and seem happier. If there is a problem, things are sorted now. There are people to talk to if one has a concern. The whole system has changed over the last few months as things have been put in place to make life better of residents and friends."

G Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.73 out of 5

"Excellent staff, very high-grade rooms and facilities."

Jon Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My mother moved into White Lodge straight after a long flight from Australia. The staff have been amazing, welcoming and so kind. The administrator and receptionist have gone above and beyond the normal. Nothing has been too much bother from our first enquiry until she moved in. Absolutely outstanding. Mum says it's all so friendly, warm and homely. She loves it. Thank you so much for your kindness."

Beti-Ann Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"All staff are very conscientious and caring. Always on the end of the phone if needed."

Keith Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Mother is severely sight impaired and has to have assistance dressing tidily and eating properly. The care and medical staff at White Lodge cannot be faulted, they are excellent. The "makeover" of the rooms will definitely improve the overall comfort of the home, beyond the already high standard of homeliness already prevalent. The standard of food served is good and will be enhanced by the projected changes in hand."

R Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.17 out of 5

"My father stayed here for respite and with him having dementia he was a bit apprehensive, but on seeing him toward the end of his stay he was loving it. He said the staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for him. He was taken in his wheelchair around the grounds which he found to be lovely as he was looking at the flowers, being a keen gardener in his younger years. Would recommend White Lodge Care Home for sure."

Susan Ecarehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"Staff are very kind and make me laugh a lot. I have made a lot of good friends with them. Important because most of the residents are much older than me."

D Pcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.42 out of 5

"It is like visiting a relative in a hotel. Good use of space - plenty of choices for a quiet corner. Good for talking with someone who has trouble concentrating. Staff always seem welcoming and happy. The whole place seems to be an orderly calm experience."

Chris Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My husband has been resident at White Lodge since 2012. During the ensuing years, he has been extremely well looked after, I could not wish for a better, caring environment for him."

B Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I visit my wife twice a week. I am very pleased with the way she is looked after. All staff are very attentive and polite. I recently enjoyed my birthday at White Lodge and the activities ladies arranged for me to have a cake so I could celebrate with all the residents and staff. I know a number of residents by name and they react well to greetings."

Robert Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 4.25 out of 5

"My mother went into hospital and then 2 other care homes before coming to you. She stayed in bed and lost weight. Since coming to you, she has put on 4kgs and is getting out of bed. Also, she is socialising with the other residents. I am very impressed as even when she lived at home, she refused and we had many arguments over this, to go out and socialise."

Craig Acarehome.co.uk rating: 4.67 out of 5

"My father has been resident at White Lodge since January. I have found the carers and the management to be very responsive to requests and observations about his care, which is so important for us as Dad has difficulty expressing his needs. His dedicated carers are kind, respectful and encouraging. The atmosphere at White Lodge is both cheerful and peaceful, rooms are pleasnat and family and friends are made very welcome. The house is in a beautiful setting. Dad is content and we are reassured he is well cared for."

J Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.25 out of 5

"My mum always appears well cared for. Staff are always friendly and interested. I feel that my mum is safe and looked after at White Lodge."

Mike Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.17 out of 5

"When my Aunt was admitted 4 years ago, the home was excellent in every respect. It is still good but standards have slipped to a degree. The actual nursing care is still very good."

Elizabeth Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 3.92 out of 5

"My experience of the White Lodge is a caring home with friendly staff and is up to a high standard. The activities are good and I believe my Mum is treated with dignity and care."

James Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I have enjoyed visiting my Wife and been made very welcome by all members of staff. I am able to talk to other residents and their relative. My Wife has been a resident since December 2016 and seems to be very happy that she is in White Lodge."

Robert Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 4.25 out of 5

"Mum only arrived here in February after transferring from another home. This place is a breath of fresh air! Very comfortable and feels like "home". Cannot fault the staff whatever their roles they are kind and polite and treat Mum with respect."

Caroline Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"My husband and I called in with a friend of ours to bring in her husband for respite for her. We thought that the staff were very friendly and all seemed excellent. We were very impressed."

Anne Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.63 out of 5

"Good food, very friendly staff and clean."

Jim Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My uncle has recently moved into Barchester White Lodge Care Home. We have noticed a vast improvement in him and wanted to note that we are extremely pleased with his change in mood and the care that he is receiving."

Adrian Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.33 out of 5

"My husband entered White Lodge on 21 August 2017. He has advanced Alzheimer's disease and has not spoken for many months. Today, while listening to Country and Western music in the sitting room at Tree Tops, I asked if he was enjoying the music, to which he replied a joyous yes. He seems much more alert than in his previous care home and is kept both clean and comfortable. It is a relief to know his needs are being met."

Maggie Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.33 out of 5

"Mum moved in 8 weeks ago. None of us knew what to expect but we were welcomed warmly and much re-assured. 8 weeks later and mum has benefitted from the care she has received. She is safe, cared for and well-nourished. Most of all, she is happy and engaging well with staff and residents alike. We are very pleased with our decision and our choice of care home. Thank you from all the family."

Andrew Ecarehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"After spending three lots of respite care in White Lodge and trying out three other homes, I decided to become permanent here. After 6 weeks I am satisfied I made the correct choice. Nothing will ever be perfect, the food is boring and very often cold on arrival (my pet hate). Medication time is unreliable. I understand this is unavoidable. The staff are wonderful."

Kathleen Rcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.17 out of 5

"Very efficient, helpful staff assisting with the transfer from York Hospital to the care home. His arrival was warm and welcoming along with a hot meal. He has felt comfortable and happy as he can be as he is very poorly. Good for the family too as we can come and go as we please and most of the time, there is support for us too."

Viv Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.67 out of 5

"Mums care continues to be good, she's happy, always smiling and singing. She enjoys the activities this month especially the music. We are looking forward to the summer fete."

Jane Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My wife moved into the care home on the 1st December 2016 for a trial 4 weeks. She settled well and became a permanent patient. The nursing staff are very caring and there are enough nurses and carers to be able to keep an eye on her. The activities are well organised and good fun. Visitors can attend and take part. The home has beautiful surroundings so summer months will allow outside visits in the garden."

Robert Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 4.17 out of 5

"My mum has been at Barchester White Lodge Care Home for one year now. It was a difficult decision to make, but Barchester White Lodge Care Home has made the experience as easy as it could be. Mum is very happy and well looked after and that's all we can really ask. If anything, I think her quality of life has improved. Any little problems or concerns we've had, I've shared with staff or managers and they have always helped resolve them and are happy to help. All in all were really happy and have recommended the home to others."

Jane Hcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"A good reception area and pleasant staff. The staff have a difficult time in accommodating all the different needs of the residents and do not have time to do many activities, besides the nursing needs. Staff are pleasant and have a good understanding of residents needs."

S Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 3.83 out of 5

"I find White Lodge a very nice, friendly home. The staff here are very nice caring people and they always try to be helpful to my husband and are patient with him when sometimes he can be difficult. He has a nice room with a lovely view and the grounds are lovely to walk around in the summer. I feel I can visit him at any time and am always made welcome by the staff. Overall my husband is in good hands here."

Muriel Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"White Lodge used to be the best care home in the locality. Unfortunately, over the last 2-3 years, the quality of care and the activities have deteriorated largely due to recruitment problems. Most of the staff are excellent as individuals but they are too thinly spread. On occasions, we have found our aunt in the same clothes for 2-3 days. We are not entirely happy and the high cost is not justified by high quality, as it was before. However moving our aunt would be disruptive, so we will watch and wait for now."

Chris Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 3.5 out of 5

"White Lodge is warm and welcoming. The rooms are bright and clean. There are several communal areas on each floor which are regularly used to host the variety of activities that are organised thoughtfully and expertly by the activities team to cater for the needs and personalities of the different residents. They enhance life at White Lodge and highlight White Lodge as excellent. In my experience, the care team are kind and friendly and treat residents with courtesy and dignity. The housekeeping team work hard and do a good job keeping everywhere clean and fresh and I am impressed that clothes are laundered and returned promptly. The catering team are hardworking and produce wonderful food."

Rosemary Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.36 out of 5

"Wonderful carers to our dear mum. Nothing is too much trouble. Always answer any of our questions. Truly amazing."

Denise Ccarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"As a retired Professor of Psychology, I can only remark that this care home has provided first class care for my mother since she arrived. This really is a home from home where not only has my mother been made welcome but also the rest of the family. The whole ethos of the home is to support the family and they do this well. The home should be a benchmark for those aspiring to provide quality care. Don't rely upon inaccurate CQC reports!"

D A Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"We moved my mother-in-law from her previous care home to White Lodge because we were extremely dissatisfied with the standard of care. In contast, over the past 9 months, our experience at White Lodge has been the exact opposite. Within days of arriving her health, mental state and wellbeing was markedly improved. The care staff are first class, they are attentive, caring and very friendly. The nursing team are thoroughly professional, the management team is properly focused and is well supported by efficient domestic, front of house, admin and catering staff, The food is excellent. The home should be a benchmark for those aspiring to provide quality care."

Alexandra Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"This is a beautiful care home nothing like I was expecting. It was so warm and welcoming, I was put at ease straight away. It's one of the most important decisions you have to make for your loved one and also the most difficult one. All of the staff were friendly and it was comforting to know they were looking after my husband with warmth and compassion."

Linda Wcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"On arrival the staff were welcoming, the room prepared and my husband settled quickly. He is comfortable here because the carers and nurses are familiar and that gives him an added sense of security. The meals are varied and he enjoys the curries which are one of the specialities of the chef."

Elizabeth Kcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.33 out of 5

"Very friendly staff and clean rooms."

Joy Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.27 out of 5

We would like to thank you and the team in Memory Lane for making Dad’s Birthday so special. We both finished work early and arrived down at 18:00 yesterday evening where your Team gave Dad a cake and all made the effort to come in and sing along “Happy Birthday” which he really seemed to enjoy.

It was also nice as we managed to take Dad out for a walk around the grounds which for all of us was something we could only think about a few months ago. We also played tap the balloon with Dad which had him laughing and really made it a special visit.

Thank you to Elizabeth and the team on memory lane.......those visits will always stay with us.

Could i please as you to pass on my heartfelt thanks to all members of staff who cared for my Mum during her time at White Lodge.

I chose White Lodge after visiting several other care homes whilst seeking a place for Mum, and my initial impression was that White Lodge was far superior in terms of friendliness, facilities, cleanliness and the standards of care. 

Over the period of Mum's stay that impression was wholly confirmed and I felt entirely reassured she was benefiting from the best possible attention in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Mum regularly referred to White Lodge as home and clearly felt at ease with you.

Although it is invidious to single out any one person, when all of your team have been so supportive and conscientious, I would particularly like to mention Tina, whose constant cheerfulness did so much to keep Mum's spirits high.

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