White Lodge Care Home in Swindon
White Lodge Care home in Swindon provides 24-hour residential and nursing care as well as personalised dementia care. Our team of highly skilled and attentive staff focus on the individual needs of residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. Set in the heart of rural Wiltshire with views across landscaped grounds and its own fishing lake, the home was awarded the ‘Best Revival Project’ in the Healthcare Design Awards.
White Lodge has a dedicated Memory Lane Community that provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines ensuring the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us.
Staff undertake specialist dementia care training developed by our team of Dementia Care Specialists and academic partners, the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University. Together they ensure our training programmes are informed by the very latest thinking. We ensure that the people we support feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full.
Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult and we have created a guide to showcase how we ‘Enrich the lives of people living with dementia’ in our care home.
White Lodge offers a homely environment that is warm and welcoming, with beautiful en-suite bedrooms, ample living areas and spacious gardens. We also have a wide range of daily activities for residents to enjoy, including music therapy, exercise and musical entertainment, as well as trips out in our own minibus. Alongside this, we are proud to have achieved 5-star dining status and our in-house chefs have prepared a varied menu to meet all tastes and dietary requirements.
Why not call us today and arrange a visit to experience our exceptional facilities and services? We look forward to welcoming you into our home!
Read our brochure ‘Providing great quality care and wellbeing’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.
Types of care
White Lodge offers general nursing care, dementia care and residential care over three floors. Each floor has a Unit Manager who is supported by our Clinical Lead to ensure that all documentation is written professionally and that care needs are met. Our Head Housekeeper and her team keeps the home clean and tidy, as well as being a valuable asset to part of the residents' social interactions. Our Head Chef has recently become a finalist in the Great South West Awards, and consistently provides high quality food for residents to enjoy.Read more
Respite / Short stay
Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.
- Wi-fi available
- En-suite rooms
- Step-free access
- Access to kitchen facilities
- Activity classes
- Activity room
- Disabled bathroom
- Disabled WC/facilities
- Disabled parking
- Disability awareness/equality training
- Larger rooms for couples
- Electric profiling bed
- En-suite toilet
- En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hello - my name is Ramona Gherendi. I am the General Manager here at White Lodge. Welcome to our website!
I began my nursing career in 2004 in Romania as a cardiac nurse and moved to the UK with my family in 2011. I have worked in adult general nursing in the UK since then. I joined Barchester Healthcare in 2018 as a Clinical Lead and was promoted to Peripatetic Deputy Manager in 2020. I am proud to have now been appointed General Manager of this lovely, rural home, White Lodge.
I love working in nursing and care and am committed to delivering person-centred support for residents at White Lodge. Over the years I have worked in various care environments where I developed a particular passion for palliative care.
My focus at White Lodge is to ensure residents have the best possible life and experiences every single day, supported by the skilled and caring team here. I get to know every resident personally and my door is always open to them and their families.Get in touch Meet my team
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Life at White Lodge Care Home
Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.