Buckingham Lodge care home
Welcome to Buckingham Lodge
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Buckingham Lodge in Aylesbury is a contemporary residential care home set in modern and comfortable surroundings. Meticulously finished to a very high standard, Buckingham Lodge offers first class care and facilities with en-suite rooms for up to 64 residents, in a light, spacious and elegant setting.
At Anchor, we have a long history of caring for older people and we put our residents at the heart of everything we do. In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with 60 years of experience. Buckingham Lodge is the result of this approach, carefully conceived with all our experience and passion, to meet the needs and expectations of the next generation of older people.
Our dedicated service, combined with Buckingham Lodge’s luxurious environment and facilities, allow our residents to live a full, rich and meaningful life in the company of supportive, like-minded people.
We also offer respite care at Buckingham Lodge so if you are thinking about going away, but worried about your loved one, we can offer a helping hand.
If you are looking for a home for yourself or a loved one, why not find out more about what Buckingham Lodge has to offer.
Mum moved into Buckingham Lodge Care Home about six months ago after a spell of not coping on her own at home and being admitted to hospital. I can't believe how much Mum has improved in her time in the home. Mum is now eating well after so long of not wanting to eat at all and really enjoys the meals. She has amazing carers who look after her so w… ell, and the relationships she has developed with everyone there are so lovely to see. I am always kept informed of any concerns the carers may have, and they are always happy to chat about what is important to Mum and find out who she really is. I know that whenever I visit, Mum will be tidy, hair done (she loves having the hairdressers there), nails done and wearing her earrings. There is always so much going on, and it is great to see the updates on social media of Mum joining in with the games and events that have taken place since she has been there. I can't rate the team at Buckingham Lodge highly enough.
15 Nov 2023
In January 2023, when my sister and I reached the sad decision that we could no longer support Mum and Dad in their home, we enquired at Buckingham Lodge regarding respite care as a taster for a permanent solution. From that moment on, the manager and all the wonderful staff made us very welcome. Mum and Dad settled in immediately and are now very… well cared for happy permanent residents. All the staff are very friendly, approachable and caring. There are lots of activities and the food is amazing. Thank you Buckingham Lodge for making a difficult decision for us easy.
17 Oct 2023
Mum and Dad have now been in Buckingham Lodge Care Home for nine months and we are delighted that it has now been confirmed that they can stay there. Having initially moved into Buckingham Lodge for a period of respite care, they both settled in really quickly and the team of carers and team leaders were so caring and supportive that it quickly bec… ame clear that this was a great place for them and they both wanted to stay. The team are all really kind and patient, they respond quickly and efficiently to patients' needs and always have time to chat to us when we visit. The communication from them about any health concerns has been timely and helpful and it is incredibly reassuring to know Mum and Dad are so well looked after. All of the teams play their role, the housekeeping team ensures Mum and Dad's rooms are clear and fresh and the catering team do an amazing job - the food is fantastic! Thank you to all the teams - you do a brilliant job!
16 Oct 2023
I placed my husband who has Alzheimer’s into Buckingham Lodge for some respite. I booked 11 days. He settled well and really enjoyed his stay, he felt he could have stayed longer! The room was lovely, the bathroom clean and spotless, the food menu looked very appealing indeed! My husband joined in all the activities, there’s so much going on, wh… ich is great. He enjoyed the activities and company. He’s returned home tired, but a very happy man! The staff are so caring and helpful. The manager is very approachable and easy to talk to. There is such a happy atmosphere in the home. I’m very keen for my husband to go back for another stay and have put in dates already. I cannot fault the care and kindness my husband received. Big thank you to everyone!
18 Jul 2023
Mum has been at Buckingham Lodge for just a couple of months. I am extremely pleased the way she has settled. This is due to the staff and management. Nothing is too much trouble, whenever we ask for anything it is done straight away. The efficiency is commendable. Mum has enjoyed music, dancing, chair exercises, arts and crafts, games and spending… time in the garden. The food is second to none, Mum is Coeliac and the measures that have been put in place are fantastic. The housekeeping staff are wonderful, team leaders and carers are great! So friendly and helpful. I am very impressed by the communication with me which is extremely important. They are attentive, caring and show compassion to the residents, working extremely hard every day. The manager, from day one of meeting him, has been efficient, helpful and supportive. He goes out of his way to ensure everything is running smoothly. I know my mum is safe and well cared for. Massive thank you to everyone at Buckingham Lodge.
05 Jul 2023
Mum is very settled and happy at Buckingham Lodge. The care and support she receives has been excellent. The food is delicious, and there are lots of activities too.
02 Jul 2023
I would like to thank the manager and his staff (very special people) for looking after my wife and the other guests. The staff are very professional. My wife is happy there, better than I could make her. Thank you from the heart.
25 Jun 2023
Features of Buckingham Lodge
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hairdressing salon
- Communal iPad
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Dementia care
- Convalescence care
- Parkinson's disease
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
- Nutrition and hydration stations
Life at Buckingham Lodge
You’ll always find plenty to do at Buckingham Lodge, with a host of daily leisure activities for you to take part in.
Companionship is an important part of life at Buckingham Lodge and the cosy lounges on each floor provide spaces where people can meet with loved ones, mingle with neighbours, read, watch films, chat or simply watch the world go by.
Quiet areas and spacious en-suite rooms ensure peace and privacy when you want it. We adopt a ‘pets welcome’ policy by arrangement with the home manager.
A café, lounges and quiet spaces and hair and beauty salon are all at hand. On warm days take a stroll in the landscaped gardens and enjoy the peaceful setting. Or simply enjoy a break at one of the outdoor seating areas.
Buckingham Lodge is close to local shops and the community centre. There are also a wide range of local amenities close by including:
• Shops are one minute walk away
• Community centre is one minute walk away
• Train station two and a half miles away
• Leisure centre and swimming pool – Stoke Mandeville stadium, four miles away
• Aylesbury Waterside Theatre two miles away
• Hospital, a mile and a half away
• Cinema, two miles away
• Swimming pool and gym are less than a mile away.
Buckingham Lodge offers a warm, safe and friendly environment, with facilities to make you feel at home in our care.
Built to a modern specification and well decorated with tasteful interior design, Buckingham Lodge is an elegant and contemporary residential care home meticulously finished to a very high standard.
Our bright and spacious bedrooms provide luxurious personal space where residents feel safe and happy. Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV, DVD player, fridge, comfortable seating and lockable drawers. All of our residents, whatever their ability, also enjoy the privacy of modern en-suite bathrooms. We encourage residents to personalise their room with ornaments and photos to reflect their individual style and personality and to make it home from home. Large windows, and on the ground floor patio doors, enable residents to enjoy the landscaped gardens and local surroundings from their bedrooms.
Buckingham Lodge is purpose built with care in mind and offers a wide range of features and facilities designed with the very latest technology.
Our bedrooms combine all the comforts of home with carefully chosen assistive technology to provide an additional sense of security. Specially adapted lights and call systems enable our staff to immediately assist residents if needed, and help our residents feel safe at all times.
The assistive technologies we utilise are designed to maximise independence and enable carers to create a climate of freedom, dignity, choice and above all safety.
A range of design features help residents familiarise themselves with their new home as well as create a safe environment as they go about their day-to-day activities. Our spacious bedrooms are arranged along well lit, homely hallways that have been colour-coded and use signage that is both worded and pictorially illustrated, for easy recognition.
Living life to the full
• DVD players and flat screen TV’s in every bedroom
• Fridge in every room and lockable drawers
• Free WiFi throughout the home
• Flat screen TVs and DVD players in all the lounges
• Well decorated, tasteful interior design
• Dining room and lounge on every floor
• Quiet lounges and seating areas
• Hair and beauty salon
• Engaging events and activities
• Beautiful landscaped gardens with outdoor seating areas
• Some ground floor rooms with patio doors
At Buckingham Lodge we make the most of meal times.
Anchor has won national recognition for the quality of its food and catering service. And with dining areas on each floor, you don’t have far to go to enjoy each mealtime.
Our highly skilled chefs use seasonal ingredients to create a care home menu of freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced food with a different choice every day.
Residents are consulted on a regular basis to ensure the catering team get to know and understand food preferences, as well as individual nutritional requirements, are able to ensure people with specific dietary needs have the correct foods offered to them and all residents enjoy the meals served.
We know how important mealtimes are to residents and the staff in our home are committed to making them an enjoyable part of each day.
We understand the importance of ambience and ensure that our décor helps to stimulate appetitie and creates an enjoyable atmosphere. We also recognise that mealtimes are a great opportunity for social interaction and involvement.
There are also many opportunities for residents to cook and prepare meals so that they can feel part of the running of their home and can carry our familiar activities.
With social events in the home and the community, arranged in collaboration with residents, you can make your life at Buckingham Lodge a hive of activity or as gentle as you wish.
We understand that the activities people carry out in their free time are often the things that they most look forward to and enjoy. Our hobbies and interests are individual to us, they shape the person we are and help to paint a picture of the way we like to live our lives.
Buckingham Lodge’s first class facilities are complemented by a line-up of meaningful activities that make a big difference to our residents. Activities, interests and ability are discussed when you move in and a stimulating events and activities calendar is organised to match individual residents’ interests and needs. We encourage a variety of hobbies and work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) to ensure our range of activities enhance residents’ lifestyle, health and sense of wellbeing.
We know how important it is to maintain close bonds with the people in your life. At Buckingham Lodge, your visitors are always welcome at any time, including mealtimes. We also encourage you to maintain links with the wider community and can help organise regular outings to local social activities and groups.
|Arts & crafts||No activity||Seated yoga||Word games|
|Baking||No activity||Entertainment afternoon||Arts & crafts|
|Coffee morning||No activity||Bingo||Movies|
|Knit & natter||No activity||Gardening||Arts & crafts|
|Pamper session||Fish & chip lunch||Reminiscence activities||Quiz|
|Bingo||No activity||Arts & crafts||Movies|
|Newspaper discussion||No activity||Chair exercise||Jigsaw puzzles|
Because each of us is unique, we encourage you to choose how your care is planned and delivered at Buckingham Lodge. We work closely with you and your family, to build a personal picture of your needs. Little things can make a big difference, so we always strive to understand what is important to you. We call it person centred care because it’s built around you or your loved one and their preferences. It’s there to help you settle in really quickly, with regular reviews to keep things up-to-date.
We appreciate the wide and varied aspects that contribute to our residents’ wellbeing. Our holistic approach to residential care encompasses the physical needs of each resident, as well as their emotional and psychological wellbeing. We understand that moving into a care home is a big decision undertaken for many reasons. Some people may simply feel lonely and isolated and want to move into a community to make new friends and feel safe and secure. Others may be physically frail and no longer able to remain at home for safety reasons. Our focus on personally tailored care, including dementia care, enables us to support residents to live a full life, feel truly at home at Buckingham Lodge and maintain their independence, whatever their needs.
Dedicated staff ensure care, support and understanding is tailored to your exact needs. They will ensure that you continue to enjoy maximum independence and 24-hour peace of mind, knowing that all the help and assistance you might need is always at hand.
All carers employed by Anchor are given intensive training and are required to complete NVQ qualifications and a range of in-house courses to assure you of the best possible care.
Arthritis, stroke, Parkinson’s and Osteoporosis, are all conditions that we may suffer from as we age; at Buckingham Lodge we know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve. To achieve this we have made partnerships with a range of health and social care specialists. Buckingham Lodge can organise visits from a GP, district nurse, physiotherapist, chiropodist or holistic therapist, as well as arrange visits to the dentist and optician as needed.
We provide high quality care and support for residents living with dementia by treating them as individuals. At Buckingham Lodge we recognise the symptoms of dementia and accommodate them in our approach, we look for opportunities to build on the individual’s strengths and find ways to compensate for the losses brought about by the illness to ensure the best quality of life. By responding to the individual and supporting what they can do with a personalised dementia care plan, our approach respects the uniqueness of each person rather than focusing on the diagnosis of dementia. All of our employees are trained and supported by our dedicated dementia team to ensure residents feel valued and able to live life to the full and are also ever ready to offer support to family and friends by providing access to information and advice about living well with dementia.
We also offer respite care at Buckingham Lodge so if you are thinking about going away, but worried about your loved one we can offer a helping hand.
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time.
Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. In an Anchor care home our weekly charge includes:
- cost of personal care
- utilities e.g. heating and light
- all resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- laundry undertaken on the premises
- television licence, including for person use
- housekeeping services.
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees, however we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- professional hairdressing
- personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- personal purchases such as stationery, confectionery, toiletries etc.
- clothing, shoes and slippers
- dry cleaning
- private telephone line rental and calls and cable connections.
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, we can also arrange for the following healthcare services to be provided, these will be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- other privately arranged healthcare
- care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments.
No upfront deposit is required at any of Anchor’s care homes to secure a room.
At Anchor we pride ourselves on offering a truly tailored approach to care and therefore need to fully understand your needs to provide you with an accurate fee estimate. Please call us to discuss your specific care needs today. Alternatively we welcome you to visit us to discuss your situation face-to-face.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees
3 for 2 short stay respite offer
We are offering you an opportunity to receive 3 weeks care for the price of 2 weeks when you move into one of our participating care homes on a short stay respite basis*
We are offering you an opportunity to receive 3 weeks care for the price of 2 weeks when you move into one of our participating care homes on a short stay respite basis. Click here to find out more and read the full details of the terms and conditions of this offer.
We pride ourselves on making sure we understand your loved one – their likes and dislikes, hopes and passions – so you can be sure they enjoy a special and lasting welcome at Anchor. Because your loved ones are our loved ones.
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To start your enquiry simply click 'Enquire now' at the top of the page and either call us or complete an online enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like, such as sample menus and activity schedules.
Whether you’re looking to stay with us permanently, or for a short break, we’d be delighted to take you on a show round of the home in person. Simply book a visit with the home manager once you’ve made your enquiry.
If you or your loved one doesn’t live nearby or are unable to visit in person we can provide a virtual show round. Either way, we’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet our friendly team.
We hope you decide that following your visit that you or your loved one would like to move into the home, in which case we’ll organise a pre-assessment to make sure we can meet all your care needs.
Our friendly onsite team will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved-one know exactly what to expect and feel confident, safe and welcomed when coming to live with us.
Before you move in, we will find out if there are any of your possessions that you wish us to place in your room before you arrive. Please bring your family photographs and most treasured possessions to help make your room your home.
We understand how important visits are for everyone and we welcome regular visits from family and friends. We also actively support our residents to enjoy visits away from the care home.
Each of our homes is different and the manager of the care home you’re interested in will provide all the information you need around visiting.
Culpepper Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9DU
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