James House

Care Home

Northwood

Location:

2 Sandy Lodge Way
Northwood
HA6 2AJ
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01923 823122

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Overview

James House is a small, newly decorated property; full of beautiful original characteristics. It was originally a family home built in 1924. The house was home to a dental surgeon and his surgery during the 1920's until the early 1960's when it became a care home and acquired by The Abbeyfield Society in 1970.

James House is now a homely residential home which comprises of 7 single bedrooms and 5 en suite single bedrooms. The home accommodates12 residents and is safe, secure and comfortable. We are situated just 5 minutes walk away from Northwood metropolitan line station, with good parking facilities onsite.

To feel as at home as possible we do encourage our residents to bring personal belongings and furniture, this gives the home a wonderful personal touch. Should you prefer not to, all basic furniture (single bed, set of drawers, bedside table, arm chairs, breakfast table) are included and are optional, should you wish to bring your own in the future.

The living environment gives you room to socialise as well as offering plenty of space for personal time, it is always your choice. At James House, we feel it is important to make you feel at home, we respect your rights of choice, dignity and respect, to a very high level at all times.

All bedrooms & bathrooms/toilets have their own pull chord alarms for peace of mind and added safety.

Our team are very friendly and aim to please. All of our staff receive ongoing training throughout the year, including: medication, moving & handling, infection control, dementia, health & safety, fire training, safeguarding etc.

Our dedicated team comprises of 22 members of staff. We have 3 staff who have worked here between 15-25 years!

We also have many volunteers who spend time with our residents. We have volunteers from all age groups, from local schools and churches.

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Car parking

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Health and wellbeing facilities

Life at the house

We have regular residents meetings where we discuss past activities, entertainment and outings and we welcome new ideas.

We listen to our residents and give them a choice of daily activities; the most popular are: quizzes & reminiscing, gentle exercises, classic movies, sing-a-longs, target games, scrabble, other board games.

We have seasonal activities too (Easter & Christmas), where staff assist residents with card making and/or cake decorating. We have in house entertainers booked regularly, which are very popular too.

We have local outings to the aquadrome, lido, garden centre & local pubs for lunch. Other outings include Woburn Safari Park, Windsor, Royal Air Museum, and Butterfly World.

Dining room at Abbeyfield James HouseJames House has 3 cooks. Residents are given a variety to choose from each day, for all their meals – breakfast, lunch, supper and drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Each resident is given a suggestions list, where they tick their likes and dislikes. The information gathered then helps to compile the 4 week menu. We have 2 new menus per year; Summer and Winter.

A menu board is displayed in the communal area which states the lunch and supper choices (plus alternatives). We also display allergens which may be contained in the homemade dishes.

Breakfasts are served in residents bedrooms as this is currently their choice. The dining room is available for those who prefer their breakfast served there. 

Lunch is served in the dining room at 12pm, however some residents may prefer to have theirs a little later, as with the supper meal at 6pm. Residents can also choose if they wish to eat in the dining room with others or they may prefer to eat on their own, in their room or in another communal area.

Food and fluid intake is very important and our team monitor for any changes in appetite, or weight loss or gain. Residents are weighed each month to help us monitor this and take any action/seek medical advice if required. For more intense monitoring, some residents may benefit from a fluid/food intake chart. 


An example menu 

Lunch

Baked Haddock in a cheese sauce, served with new potatoes, carrots and asparagus.
OR chicken casserole.

Dessert

Homemade apple & blackberry crumble with custard. OR fresh fruit salad with cream

Teas & Coffees

Supper

Homemade tomato & basil soup, with assorted sandwiches.
OR jacket potato with a choice of fillings (cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, tuna)

Dessert

Homemade peach flan served with cream. OR sherry trifle

Cheese & biscuits

Teas & coffees

 

Our kitchen staff follow correct procedures at all times and respect residents' wishes. The cleaning of the kitchen is kept to a high standard at all times, and we have a 5 star rating that reflects this!

Contact the house

01923 823122

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