Cedar Lodge & The Limes

Cedar Lodge & The Limes Care Home Hope Corner Lane, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7PB

Overview

You’ll find Cedar Lodge in the peaceful outskirts of Taunton. The home, which offers residential dementia care, overlooks a large attractive park and like every Notaro care home, has been thoughtfully designed with the needs of residents in mind.

Step inside and you’ll find a warm welcome, and a friendly and lively environment. The home is always bustling with plenty for residents and visitors to see and do.

We know that some of the symptoms of those living with dementia are confusion and anxiety, so our home has been designed to help our residents make sense of their surroundings. Walk along the corridors and you’ll spot carefully chosen pictures and memorabilia providing clear signposting for residents to navigate their way around the home. Reminiscence is important to support residents in finding their surroundings familiar, so we have introduced familiar landmarks such as a clock that chimes like Big Ben, an old red telephone box, a post box and a beautifully decorated Victorian bathroom.

Our dining area overlooks our gardens and is a light and airy social setting, and our lounges are comfortable welcoming places to relax with friends and family or to enjoy a social activity. Step in to the gardens and you’ll find it a charming place to enjoy a quiet moment, join in our summer barbeques and to discover the delightful colours, fragrances and textures in our ‘sensory’ area. We have some unusual residents too, our bunny rabbits who have proven to be extremely popular. You’ll often find residents relaxing in the dining area, watching the bunnies hopping about and nibbling on the grass.

Attached to Cedar Lodge is the Limes, a unit which provides support to 15 individuals aged from 25 years and above, who have a primary care need of Mental Disorder (MD). Everyone joining us have to be ‘needs assessed’ and we will consider persons under the age of 25 years providing we can meet their individual needs.

Our homes may well be care homes, but first and foremost they are our residents’ homes. Each room and every space, has been created to be a comfortable place to relax and enjoy.

When coming to your new home we encourage you to bring the little things that matter to you; the things that make a place a home.

Care Home Features

Our home features

  • 39 single rooms and 3 double rooms
  • Lounge areas
  • Music Room
  • Reminiscence Courtyard
  • Sensory garden and patio area
  • Light and airy conservatory/dining room
  • 3 specialised baths/disabled showers
  • Daily activities programme
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Twice weekly GP visits, regular visits from district nurses

Bedroom Facilities

  • Room sizes and styles vary and facilities can depend on room chosen
  • En-suites and walk-in showers
  • Nurse call system
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview and radio
  • Broadband internet access
  • CD/DVD player

Local Amenities

  • Taunton Green park opposite
  • Shops and library nearby
  • Bus stop outside the front drive

Care Types

Matthew Parrish

Care Home Manager

Matthew joined Notaro Care Homes in 2007 as Registered Manager for Cedar Lodge Dementia Residential Home, where he continues to work today.   Matthew’s career in care started long before as a care assistant, back in 1988.  His love and passion for working with individuals living with Dementia drove his career and he quickly climbed the ladder to become a very successful and respected Manager.

Matthew says his reason for working in care is to be able to enhance people’s lifestyle through person-centered care and enabling residents to live as independently as possible. Working with others to create an inclusive living and work environment.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys participating in many sports, cooking for his family and exploring local history and travel.

In Matthews recent CQC inspection it was noted by the inspector ‘There is an excellent registered manager employed at the home who was clearly passionate about providing a high quality, individualised service’.

Please feel free to contact Matthew directly at matthew@notarohomes.co.uk

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Seeing life through our residents’ eyes

All staff in our dementia homes from maintenance and catering, to care and nursing, receive specialist training in dementia awareness. This helps them to experience life through the eyes of a person living with dementia, making them more understanding of the condition and better able to support our residents.

Activities

At Notaro Homes we understand the importance of meaningful activities. They play a vital role in helping our residents live life to the full, whatever their physical ability. Our activities are not only designed to engage mind, body and spirit but to respect and honour our residents’ individuality. Each of our homes have their very own Activities Coordinator who is responsible for organising and delivering a fun packed, varied programme which often includes trips out and visits from animal sanctuaries, community groups and theatrical companies.

Independant Reviews

The following 'Independent Reviews' are taken from carehome.co.uk