Aldingham Unit has developed into a service which can provide both physical and mental health nursing support.
The unit is extremely experienced in providing complex nursing care and has developed skills in caring for clients with dementia. In order to ensure that clients displaying both needs receive appropriate care, support and treatment; we have experienced mental health nurses who assesses, plans, implement and evaluate the mental health needs of each client and registered general nurses on duty to ensure the nursing care needs are also met. Risedale Estates Limited train, in conjunction with the University of Cumbria, Assistant Practitioners and with the Open University Registered Nurses.
We have introduced Assistant Practitioners into every shift to support the role of the Registered Nurses. Several of these practitioners are undertaking a mental health pathway.
Set in a very small hamlet on the beautiful Northern shore of Morecambe Bay, yet ten minutes ride along the Coast Road to the ancient market town of Ulverston.
Aldingham Unit is a handsome mansion with a fascinating history. Built by a learned, wealthy and benevolent cleric, the Rev. Dr John Stonard, tutor for some time of William Pitt, who later became Prime Minister.
Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort, visited Rev Stonard in his new home and carvings commemorating this event still grace the entrance porch.
Aldingham unit accommodates clients, who require both Dementia and general nursing, offering en suite facilities in all bedrooms.
This fine Grade II listed building has three spacious lounge/dining areas, a beautiful conservatory and several cosy sitting areas, all decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard.
An extensive, varied and nutritious menu is cooked on site. Clients’ personal preferences and dietary requirements are always taken into account and menus offer a choice at every meal.
Two modern passenger lifts connect the three floors. The patios and extensive gardens and seaside location are just some of Aldingham’s greatest attributes.
All bathrooms have specialised baths installed, and the most sophisticated lifting equipment makes taking a bath an easy, safe, and convenient pleasure.
Clients are designated a Primary Nurse – a member of staff who will get to know them personally and will support them and their family.
Staff are highly motivated and specially qualified for their responsibilities and a continuous programme for updating nursing qualifications provides further Assurance of Quality of Service.
Risedale have a Gold Standard Framework trained link Registered Nurse who can be used by the home for advice for end of life care.
Risedale has an ethos for training and development and has developed a registered training centre which is based at Abbey Meadow. The centre offers QCF training in Care. The Training and Development Award and the Leadership and Management Awards to their staff. Staff undertaking these awards are well supported in the work place by staff, mentors, assessors & internal verifiers.
The personal services available to clients are extensive – from the Primary Nursing System through to hairdressing and chiropody. Such services are in addition to personal professional services each client may retain as they wish, for example, General Practitioner, Dentist, Solicitor, Accountant and Investment Advisor. They have the privacy to consult them at their home whenever they wish.
A wide range of social activities, entertainment and group outings are available to clients, if they so wish and are tailored to suit their individual interests and abilities. Friends and family are always welcome to join in.
Set in the small hamlet of Aldingham, on the beautiful Northern shore of Morecambe Bay, ten minutes ride along the Coast Road to the ancient market town of Ulverston, St. Cuthbert’s Unit is set within its own extensive, mature grounds and is part of Aldingham Nursing Home.
St Cuthbert’s Unit is a purpose built and specifically designed for people experiencing dementia; it has wide, bright corridors and all the rooms are on one level.
The home utilises the Stirling University Design for people with Dementia Audit Tool, whereby colour contrast, use of lighting and space, is utilised and tailored specifically for people experiencing a dementia, in order to promote dignity, independence and enhance their quality of life.
St Cuthbert’s unit is further divided into two units:
Bluebell Unit and Daffodil units specifically care for ambulant clients with dementia and is spacious with access to secure garden areas to allow residents to walk freely without feeling restricted.
Each Unit has a delightful lounge/dining room, which overlook, and lead to, the enclosed patio gardens. There is also a smaller lounge which provides more intimate surroundings, perfect for family visits or quiet times.
An extensive, varied and nutritious menu is offered, catering for personal preferences and dietary requirements for clients of varying abilities. We aim to provide relaxed and unrushed mealtimes, maintaining independence and choice.
All bathrooms have specialised baths installed and the most sophisticated lifting equipment makes taking a bath an easy, safe and convenient pleasure.
Staff are highly motivated and specially qualified for their responsibilities and a continuous programme for updating nursing qualifications provides further assurance of Quality of Service.
We have two dedicated Activity Organisers who offers a wide range of social activities, and entertainment for our residents, which are tailored to suit both individual interests and abilities. Their role also endeavours to promote strong links between friends, families and the community with the unit, to enhance the quality of care provided, and make what can be a difficult time, a little easier.
Risedale have a Gold Standard Framework trained link Registered Nurse who can be used by the home for advice on end of life care.
Risedale has an ethos for training and development and has developed a registered training centre which is based at Abbey Meadow. The centre offers QCF training in Care and the training and development award and Management Awards to their staff. Staff undertaking these awards are well supported in the workplace by staff, mentors, assessors & internal verifiers. We are also a placement for the University of Cumbria’s Nursing Students and OU.
The personal services available to clients are extensive – from the Primary Nursing System through to hairdressing and counselling. These services are in addition to personal professional services each client may retain as they wish, for example, General Practitioner, Dentist, and Chiropodist.
There are two registered managers within Aldingham Adelle would be happy to discuss any aspects of the Aldingham Unit and Leah would be happy to discuss any aspects of St Cuthbert’s Unit.
Risedale are following all Government guidance to keep our residents and staff safe, therefore our visiting and social outings will be restricted to ensure safety.
Location ID: 1-127849993
Registered Managers: Leah Emerson, Adelle Ryan
Telephone number: 01229 869203
Risedale at Aldingham is owned and is operated by Risedale Estates Limited, registered office Risedale at Abbey Meadow, Duchy Court, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0BF.
Company Registration number 01974198 as a Private Limited Company.
Care Home is registered in respect of regulated activities:
Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care.
Treatment of disease, disorder or injury.
Diagnostic and screening procedures.
CQC service user bands:
Adults Aged 18 – 65
Adults Aged 65+
Aldingham Nursing Home has 74 beds caring predominantly for residents with Dementia.
The home is divided into two separate units: Aldingham Unit and St Cuthbert’s Unit. St Cuthbert’s Unit is further divided into two units, Bluebell and Daffodil.
RISEDALE AT ALDINGHAM NURSING HOME
MANAGER: MRS ADELLE RYAN
LOCATION NUMBER: 1-127849993
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