Dawson Lodge care home, West End
Welcome to Dawson Lodge
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Anchor’s Dawson Lodge care home in Southampton is a trusted provider of care for elderly people, and we offer support for older people who have residential and dementia care needs.
Our care home’s well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle.
At Dawson Lodge, activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life, by providing a varied range of social activities.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering, with our Chef Manager preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Set in a quiet village location in its own beautiful grounds, Dawson Lodge care home is close to local services and amenities. These include Hedge End Retail Park, The Ageas Bowl and a gym.
In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with 60 years of experience.
We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.
Very pleased with the way Mum is treated and looked after.
04 Sep 2023
1st of July, my Mother was taken into respite care with no hope of ever going back to her own home. My Mother was at this point living in the Northeast of England with me being down South. I contacted Dawson Lodge Care Hoe on that day and arranged to go and see their facilities. The receptionist who welcomed us was nothing short of exceptional. She… showed kindness, empathy and understanding, clearly loving her work, residents, management and facilities. We were very impressed with the facilities, especially the bedrooms as they are a reasonable size and nicely furnished. My mother moved in on the 3rd of August. From walking through the door, she was welcomed and made to feel very comfortable in the home. After less than a week, she has made friends with other residents, cannot praise the staff enough for their kindness and consideration. The dining experience has been exceptional with Mum especially enjoying all the sweet treats. Thank you everyone at Dawson Lodge for making the transition for both my Mum and our family so seamless. We would highly recommend Dawson Lodge to anyone looking for care for their loved ones.
04 Sep 2023
Mum moved into Dawson Lodge in May. She is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. There were some teething problems, which was expected. She had a fall, but it was dealt with efficiently and effectively. Staff are engaged and listen. Big shout-out to the receptionist, who is unfailingly kind and compassionate, the manager, who cares passionately for residents… and the maintenance man, who keep the home running so smoothly. I would say more staff are needed on shift, there were no staff to take my mother for a blood test presurgery.
21 Aug 2023
The home is always welcoming and kept spotlessly clean. My friend is well cared for and we have no concerns regarding his welfare. The food is excellent and to a high standard. It is a safe home and my friend is genuinely cared about by the staff. We could not be more pleased with the decision we made to send him to this lovely home.
16 Aug 2023
My relative has been living at Dawson Lodge for the last ten months. I was so impressed with the home when I came to visit for the first time, I knew that this was to be their new home. The atmosphere was so caring and homely and beautifully clean and tidy. The staff are so patient and kind and attentive and the food is restaurant standard. The act… ivities are fun and stimulating and there is often celebrations going on for birthdays and more recently the coronation. Amazing staff.
10 Aug 2023
My auntie, who is in her 90's, has settled down remarkably well and this is due entirely to the care and support of all the staff - carers, maintenance, admin, kitchen - absolutely everyone has made her feel welcome. She was very frail when she arrived but due to the excellent food and attention she is much healthier and robust. Her physical and me… ntal health has improved remarkably. She is a much happier and contented lady now. Thank you.
08 Aug 2023
Very warmly welcomed, beautiful home and confrontation decorations, happy atmosphere. My friend has a fantastic room ( I liked the door!) Immaculately clean and non-institutional. Certainly, the best resident room I have seen (and I have been to many over the years!) Lovely curtains, a beautiful garden view from her room. She could not be better ca… red for and all her needs met.
30 May 2023
Features of Dawson 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
- Parkinson's disease
- Personalised care plans
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
Life at Dawson Lodge
At Dawson Lodge care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential care and specialist care for residents with dementia.
We support and develop our staff on an ongoing basis to enable them to provide the highest quality care for our residents.
At our home we have:
- A library
- A visiting holistic therapist
- A ‘pets are welcome’ policy by arrangement with the Manager
- A shop for small items
- A games room
- A hairdressing salon
- An internet cafe
- A lift to upper floors
- A personal laundry facility and laundry service
- A pay telephone and the facility for a private telephone line in each room
- Regular religious services and meetings should you wish to take part
- Newspapers which can be ordered and delivered daily to your room
- Wheelchair access and car parking
- Southampton town centre is 6 miles away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is Hedge End
- Railway Station is 1 mile away
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are under 5 miles away
Dawson Lodge is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide social care. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Dawson Lodge has large single en-suite rooms all with lovely views of the gardens and countryside.
Our home is fully furnished and decorated to a high standard with a call system which ensures that help is at hand 24 hours a day.
We also have:
- Own lounge and kitchenette with all rooms
- Views of the gardens or country side with all rooms
- A television point and connections for satellite and digital TV
- Tea-making facilities available to make drinks for you and your visitors
Other accommodation facilities include:
- Cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- An internet cafe is available for all, with webcam and high-speed wireless internet
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Safe, enclosed gardens
We encourage you to bring personal items to enhance your room.
We know how important mealtimes are to our residents, so we always try to make this a sociable and enjoyable experience, whilst recognising individual choice.
Dawson Lodge's Food Promise ensures all our menus offer freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced meals including:
- Cooked breakfast every day
- Wholesome homemade soup everyday
- Freshly baked biscuits and cakes everyday
- Traditional Sunday Roast
- Fish and Chips weekly
- A variety of snacks available all day
Our Chefs understand the nutritional needs of older people and ensure that our meals are prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
We serve tasty, wholesome dishes and involve residents in selecting our menus at a local level. We offer daily choice of meals and cater for special dietary needs and preferences, helping keep our residents healthy and well nourished.
Our care home organises and arranges a variety of opportunities for our residents to enjoy daily activities in our home and in the local community.
We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
Residents preferred activities, interests and ability are discussed when they move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled (wherever possible). Our residents’ suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process.
We organise supervised day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest as well as social events in the home, including themed restaurant evenings, arts and crafts, quizzes and regular entertainers.
|Armchair exercises||Afternoon tea||Church service (fortnightly)||Prize Bingo|
|Arts & crafts||Afternoon tea||Pamper session||Darts|
|Hairdresser||Afternoon tea||Knit & natter||Dominoes|
|Hairdresser||Luncheon club (fortnightly)||Music session||Board games|
|Sing-a-long||Fish & chip lunch||Word games||Games evening|
|Baking||Afternoon tea||Quiz||Film club|
|Newspaper discussion||Sunday Roast||Church service (fortnightly)||Film club|
At Dawson Lodge our caring and attentive staff work with our residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures our residents individual health and care needs are met.
We know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve and this is at the heart of what we do at Dawson Lodge care home.
Our commitment to advanced dementia training for our staff has helped the Department of Health pass its goal of 3,000 Dignity Champions nationwide.
Our health and social care partners include:
- A GP who is available on request
- A hairdresser visits every week
- A chiropodist visits on request
- A dentist and optician who visit the home and local services are available
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
- Holistic therapist who visits weekly
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
At Dawson Lodge we have a caring team of well qualified professionals, passionate about what they do and dedicated to ensuring our residents always feel confident that they can rely on a friendly face and helping hand 24-hours a day.
We encourage visits to Dawson Lodge so you can meet our team and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on and ask any questions you may have. It is important to us that you make the right decision and are happy with your choice of new home.
To be able to care for others is life’s greatest value and to me it’s the best opportunity in the world.
I take great pride in providing residents here with freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced meals everyday. I take the preferences of everyone living here into account when planning menus and offer a variety of delicious dishes every day of the week.
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.
Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 3RS
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