With all the luxuries of a stunning new care home, Barony Lodge already has a wonderful homely feel for the residents living there.
At the head of the home is manager Jackie Walker, who has worked in care for over 30 years and has a real passion for dementia care.
The home is a short walk from the medieval market town of Nantwich. Some of our residents, supported by the team, love to follow the wheelchair friendly pathways along the banks of the River Weaver which take you directly to all the café’s, gift shops and restaurants.
The home, which has under floor heating throughout, has some really special features too. The walls of the luxury retro cinema room are filled with photographs of movie legends, clapper boards and film reels. As well as watching their favourite classics, the residents also enjoy Fizzy Fridays here with a glass of fizz or a cocktail, with cheese, crackers and other nibbles.
There is a boutique gift shop, which is part of Gifts For Me & You (GFMY), filled with everything from pictures and candles, to scarves and jewellery crafted by artists local to Nantwich and the wider Cheshire East area. GFMY has another shop at Sanctuary Care’s Ridgewood Court Residential Care Home in Pensby.
Nantwich’s Barony Lodge also has its own hair and beauty salon, with a nail bar and authentic hood hairdryers. There is a visiting mobile hairdresser and our residents can also book appointments here with private beauty professionals if they wish. Or if someone fancies a manicure without an appointment, our team are always happy to oblige!
Our relaxing retreats
The library is decorated with wooden effect panelled paper and again has luxury seating so residents can sit back and relax with a good book. Then there is a vintage café, with Cath Kidston style decorations, bunting, pretty table cloths and vintage crockery. The residents decided they would like a ping pong table, so our beautiful café doubles up as a venue for some highly competitive tournaments!
The care home also has a Namaste room, an area which promotes a holistic approach to enhancing spiritual well-being. Staff will treat residents to hand massages, while listening to relaxing music. There are salt lamps and diffusers in a room designed for sensory stimulation.
The sun lounge overlooks the gardens and has a miniature greenhouse where our residents have grown their own cabbages and broccoli from seed. With a garden themed wall with a picturesque water feature and beautiful flowers, green wooden panelling a rattan style seating, this room is a tranquil retreat.
Involvement in the local community
The team at Barony Lodge also have a close partnership with the Cheshire East End of Life Partnership.
Youngsters from Reaseheath College in Nantwich often pop by for a visit. The agricultural students always get the warmest welcome from our residents, who really enjoy seeing these fresh faces.
We have also recently been working with Inner Trust Stepping Stone of Life, who is funded by Cheshire East Council to deliver monthly music therapy and reminiscence sessions to our residents.