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About the Old Gates Care Home

Situated in the peaceful residential area of Feniscowles in Blackburn, Old Gates is a friendly care home, offering residential, nursing and nursing dementia care. Assessments are carried out prior to Residents moving into the home and a detailed person-centred care plan is formulated which is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

With sitting rooms, space for Residents to pursue their hobbies and interests. Old Gates has several places to relax, dine, exercise, socialise and be creative. The delightful landscaped garden and patio is the perfect spot to spend time with friends and family and is happily looked after by some of our Residents. Specialist equipment is available to support Residents.

The Bedrooms are bright, comfortable and lockable. Residents are invited to decorate their rooms with small items of their own furniture and treasured belongings so that it feels just at home. The Home is Wheelchair accessible.

Chefs at Old Gates pride themselves on knowing the tastes of their Residents and preparing a choice of fresh, nutritional, home-cooked meals and catering for any dietary or cultural needs. Relatives are able to dine with a Resident and there are no restrictions on visiting times, although, Colton Lodges does encourage protected meal times for Residents. Pets are welcome to visit the home.

 

Welcome to Old Gates Care Home

Helen Holden | Home Manager

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Types of Care

Residential care is long-term care provided to adults who are staying in a residential setting rather than in their own home. Our homes provide accommodation, meals, daily activities and personal care such as washing and eating. Each of our residential care homes is unique, designed to make the most of the home environment and its surroundings and with a focus on making sure that residents lead a happy, fulfilling and healthy life whilst in our care, in a home they feel safe and secure in. We want our homes to be their homes.

Palliative care is provided predominantly in our nursing homes and is focused on managing pain and making your loved one as comfortable as possible, ensuring they receive the care they want, where and how they want it, in their final moments.

Our caring and empathetic teams provide highly sensitive and compassionate end-of-life care within our nursing homes, working with your loved one and their family, as well as their GP and other health professionals, to plan their care.

We Care Group provides dementia care in both a residential and nursing setting. Each of our homes that support people living with dementia is uniquely designed to make residents feel comfortable in their homes. Corridors are filled with photos and murals to evoke fond memories from the past as well as memorabilia to encourage stimulation. Colours are used throughout the home to create positive associations and trigger the right response to a situation and the food and menus are designed to cater specifically for residents with dementia. Several of our homes even have a dementia garden creating a sensory experience in a beautiful setting.
Specialist teams are on hand day and night to provide emotional and practical support to our residents, making sure they feel completely at home in their environment. Each resident’s personalised care plan is designed to support them in living with dementia in a positive way and in addition to any medical requirements, covers everything from mealtimes, hobbies and habits to activities that will stimulate their senses and engage them in a way that is fulfilling whilst at all times respecting a resident’s privacy and independence.

Bariatric care is provided in both a residential and nursing setting depending on a resident’s needs. Our teams are trained to support bariatric residents with their mobility, provide the right type of care to meet individual needs (including for example, keeping wounds clean), as well as supporting bariatric residents with their daily tasks. Our chef teams make sure dietary requirements and plans are followed whilst also being considerate to any preferences our bariatric residents may have.

Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Activity classes
  • Conservatory
  • Day trips
  • Exercise classes
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry
  • Garden
  • Night bite menu
  • Private dining
  • Relatives meal with residents
  • Special dietary requirements
  • TV lounge
  • Wheelchair access
  • Walk-in shower
  • Single Rooms
  • Double Rooms
  • Rooms with ensuite WC

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Complaints

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Old Gates Care Home is registered to provide care for both males and females as follows:

  • Caring for adults over 65 years – 90 places
  • Caring for adults under 65 years – 90 places
  • People living with dementia – 90 places
  • People who require nursing or personal care – 90 places

The maximum number of Residents allowed at any one time is 90.

The Home intends:

  •  To meet the needs of Residents who require the security of having staff available 24 hours per day
  • To help maintain independence as far as possible, while providing personal care and attention to those whose needs require such assistance
  • To provide a warm, friendly and homely atmosphere with necessary rules and regulations being kept to a minimum
  • To help maintain dignity and privacy for all Residents at all times by respecting their wishes and treating them as individuals.

The delightful landscaped garden and patio is the perfect spot to spend time with friends and family and is happily looked after by some of our Residents. Specialist equipment is available to support Residents.

The Bedrooms are bright, comfortable and lockable. Residents are invited to decorate their rooms with small items of their own furniture and treasured belongings so that it feels just at home. The Home is Wheelchair accessible.

Our chef teams use great ingredients to provide freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced meals based on regularly changing, seasonal menus. We make mealtimes an occasion for our residents, enabling them to enjoy their food in welcoming surroundings and catered for by our care teams. Residents always have multiple options to choose from at all meal times and can opt for something different if they change their minds when the food arrives.

We make sure our residents start the day right with a filling breakfast including cereals, fruit, toast and porridge, plus a daily changing choice of hot options. Our Residents are welcome to have breakfast any time they desire, and we are happy to accommodate their morning schedule. Between Breakfast and Lunch, we offer mid-morning cake and coffee.

Here lunch is the main meal of the day – enabling residents to dine together in a restaurant-style environment and providing a choice of hot meals and the option of soup or a sandwich for those that don’t want something quite as filling. Lunch is finished with delicious desserts, all prepared on-site by our chef teams.

And then, between lunch and supper, it’s mid-afternoon tea time with mouth-watering freshly baked cakes that our residents and team members enjoy together, making afternoon tea an activity in itself. After supper, during the night, lighter meal options are provided in the evening, and fresh fruit and snacks are available throughout the day to keep resident’s nourished, energised and satisfied

Our Team

A team of highly trained nurses and carers are on hand 24 hours a day to provide support and care to Residents at Old Gates. Training is provided to all staff with  several staff members holding NVQs, the training is reviewed and updated regularly

Our Management

Helen is an experienced home manager with over 25 years of experience in caring for the elderly. Helen has been the manager at Old Gates since 2019 and loves supporting and caring for residents in the home. She uses her knowledge and experience to motivate her team to deliver care and support in a way that Residents gain the most benefit, in a warm and welcoming home. She enjoys working with her Colleagues and being a relaxed and proactive manager who motivates others to be the best they can be. She also has a special interest in caring for those living with dementia.


The Deputy Manager supports this role and takes charge in the absence of the Manager. Senior Carers and Carers tend to the care of residents.

Support Team

The Admin and Head Office team are responsible for dealing with fees and clients’ personal allowance, suppliers’ invoices and payroll.

Domestic and Maintenance staff ensure the home is a safe and clean environment at all times, following the regulations set by COSHH, HSE and IPC.

Our cooks work on alternate days preparing and providing meals to our residents 3 times a day to meet each individual’s dietary needs.

Old Gates Care Home invests in a wide range of training for all our staff members, not only do we complete the mandatory training, but we also complete additional training courses such as Catheter Care, Challenging Behaviour, Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool, Dysphasia, Common Health Problems, End of Life Care and much more. All our staff re-train every year in dementia to keep our knowledge up to date to ensure we provide the best care.

Therapeutic activities are available for all our residents including those living with dementia; these include normal recreational events. Activities are planned and actioned through our Activities Co-ordinator; a 4 weekly plan is available.

Here at Old Gates Care Home, we have a dedicated activities coordinator responsible for creating a monthly activities calendar. We Care Group provides the activities coordinators with all the tools necessary to enhance the well-being of our Residents.

As we have residents with dementia, it is crucial to have daily activities that help keep their minds sharp. We focus on the sensory stimulation for our residents, which means we have activities that stimulate their senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing and touch)

Besides the wide range of sensory stimulation and activities, each Home has a 40 inches interactive table. In the past year, WCG invested in getting a Sharp Interactive table to each Home to aid the activities coordinators to provide a more person-centred and one-on-one session to low mobility Residents or Residents who prefer not to socialise.

In Old Gates Care Home, we believe in helping enrich the lives of people with dementia to ensure they are happy and fulfilled.

What are the interactive tables?

We Care Group believe in the importance of technology for the betterment of life, and that is why we invested in the Interactive Tables in the past year. The interactive is a 40 inches, scratch resistance, durable pad with an integrated Android operating system. It had up to 10 touchpoints, which means two residents and one carer simultaneously can use it.

Research on the neuropathology of dementia and the science of play establishes that people in the later stages of dementia can still experience three primary outcomes of the game: 

  •  Sensation
  • Relaxation  
  • Reminiscence 

All three outcomes can be achieved through residents interaction with the table and the carer guidance.

As the interactive digital tables have an android operating system, our activities coordinators and home managers can download multiple applications. From brain training, memory to puzzle apps. 

The table can be utilised in several different ways as follows:

  • Dementia and Brain training apps and games
  • Collaborative games (multi-user)
  • Listening to music
  • Keep fit lessons, sing along & quizzes
  • Watching films and documentaries
  • Viewing the internet
  • Skype calling
  • Staff training
  • Memory learning
  • Cognitive improvement
  • Aid sensory impairment
  • Working as a group
  • Encourage general rehabilitation
  • Adding a video camera to talk remotely to residents family and friends

This technology adds to our well-being, and the activities mix helps us keep our Residents sharp, happy and entertained.

Weekly Charges per Person

Self-Funded price starting at  £700

(These prices are only a guideline, please contact Old Gates Care Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

For information about local authority financial support available, please check the care cost calculator

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