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Set in beautiful grounds laden with fruit trees, The Orchards Residential Home is a 10 minute walk from the village of Wroughton – a small village with a lot of community spirit. You will find a treasure trove of history nearby with Stonehenge and the Uffington White Horse on the doorstep.
About the Home
Our home has a delightful, well-maintained garden with a charming allotment area for residents to tend to if they wish. The 44 bed, welcoming home has mainly ensuite bedrooms to provide residents with the privacy they desire. The communal areas of the home stand out, with a stunning sun room, as well as three other spacious and peaceful lounges.
Proximity to town makes it easy for our residents to take trips to the Old Town Gardens with members of staff. We also have a varied timetable of daily activities including film afternoons, armchair basketball and aromatherapy sessions to help stimulate the mind.
Freshly prepared daily by our very own french chef, our meals receive frequent compliments from residents and visitors alike. Full of flavour and adapted to suit every resident’s needs, the dishes are varied and interesting, making every mealtime a time to look forward to.
Types of Care
Residential care is for older people who are finding it increasingly difficult to manage at home without additional help and support.
Residents will not only be supported with personal care but our devoted staff will take over all the everyday tasks of laundry, cooking, gardening and housekeeping, allowing the residents more time to relax and enjoy themselves in a comfortable and safe environment.
It is our priority to make everything as seamless as possible in the moving process so that your loved one maintains their independence, dignity and identity at all times. Choosing the right care home for a loved one can be an overwhelming task and we will be there to support you throughout the whole process. We encourage friends and family to visit as often as they can and everyone is of course invited to come along to the parties and events we regularly hold for the residents.
At Buckland Care we take time to get to know each resident, tailoring the care we provide to suit each individual person. Our dedicated team is proud of the facilities available to residents, and work hard to ensure they retain as much independence as possible but rest assured, we will be there 24 hours a day should they need us.
Choosing a care home for someone living with dementia is a major decision. You need to be sure that your loved one will be in an understanding, nurturing environment with professionals who have the experience and knowledge to safely care for them.
At all Buckland Care homes that is exactly what we offer. We do everything we can to make our residents feel at ease, with tailored features for those living with dementia. Every carer is trained to care for dementia patients and our homes have been adapted to aid those living with a dementia-related illness.
Buckland Care homes provide respite care for people who may only require a short stay in a care home. Respite care is an invaluable service for those who care full-time for their loved ones, providing them with a chance to take a break from daily responsibilities.
Some residents use it as a way to trial the home before moving in full term, to see if they will feel settled and at home. The length of time residents stay is flexible and can be anything from a week to a few months. We will work with you and deliver a high level of professional care to all residents no matter how long they are staying with us.
In all of our homes at Buckland Care, we offer day care for those who wish to socialise with their peers and be looked after during the day but return to their own home in the evening.
The benefits of this are plentiful: allowing full time carers to rest; socialising with like-minded people and keeping the body and mind active; relieving oneself of the hassle of personal care and home-cooked meal preparation; a simple change of scene. With our welcoming staff on hand all day, individuals can feel safe and secure within our friendly care homes and enjoy a different environment to their own home.
The staff are passionate about what they do and many have been working there for a long time, which is important to allow residents to feel at home.
Julie originally trained as a nurse in Surrey before moving back to Swindon in 1987 after meeting her husband. She has over 30 years of nursing experience with the past 20 years in care homes as a nurse, a clinical lead, deputy manager and manager. She has numerous qualifications including RN2, Mentor - Northampton University, NVQ Assessor and Leadership and Management Level 5. Her passion is Elderly Care - especially
Dementia and End of Life care. Julie has a very open and honest approach and puts our residents first at all times giving compassion not only to our residents, but to their families as well.
She has an 'open door policy' and is a firm believer that the Orchards is our residents' home.
In her free time she loves to spend time with family and friends, walk her dogs and read.
Rachael joined health and social care in 2013, starting her varied career off as a live-in carer. She worked her way up in both domiciliary and residential care and has also dabbled in operations management and quality and compliance. Elderly care that promotes independence is her passion. Rachael's aim is to make a positive difference to the lives of anyone who needs support, which includes both residents and colleagues. Rachael has completed her Level 5 in Health and Social Care and aspires to be part of an “outstanding” service (and she's certain this will be The Orchards!).
Rachael lives in Gloucester with her boyfriend and cat and enjoys going out for dinner and to the cinema, reading, as well as seeing friends and family.
Our excellent chef Freddie trained for 3 years in Noailles, France before starting his chef career in various hotels. He also had experience managing a hotel for 5 years and has owned his own Gastro pub. Freddie has been a loyal member of the team for 16 years and at the weekend he enjoys spending time with his family and is a dedicated football fan.
I am emailing to let you know how much we appreciate the care, love and support offered to my mother in the last days of her life. Lesley’s team cared for her as if she was their own mother. This extends not just to the care staff but the housekeeping and catering staff who all stood by both her and her family. There are too many people to thank individually but I think you should know what wonderful caring people you employ.
News & Events
Just before Christmas we had some very special visitors…the Hart Beeps babies and their parents came to visit us at … Read More
Before Christmas The Orchards went out en masse to the local pub for a pre-Christmas celebration. Staff and residents mingled … Read More
At the weekend we had Elvis come to visit us! We had a fantastic afternoon of singing and dancing to … Read More
At the Orchards Residential Home in Wroughton, near Swindon, we had a jam packed activities schedule over Christmas and the … Read More
Festivities have been in full swing at the Orchards this December! We had a local theatre group in to do … Read More
Colin, our activities coordinator at the Orchards Residential Home in Wroughton, near Swindon, along with his team, has been getting … Read More
Thank you to everyone who helped us win the annual Wroughton Scarecrow Trail! We took home 1st place again! This … Read More
What an incredible day we had, here at The Orchards for our Garden Party! An entertainer, lots of food and … Read More
The sun is out and so are our residents at the Orchards! Lots of ladies and gents came outside to … Read More
The residents at the Orchards Residential Home in Wroughton, near Swindon, have created a beautiful display ahead of Easter in … Read More
Last week we had our annual summer garden party! We were fortunate enough to have glorious weather and were joined … Read More
This week we all went strawberry picking at a local strawberry farm. We collected plenty of delicious strawberries and had … Read More
At the Orchards we have been working hard at our entry into the annual Wroughton Scarecrow competition. With the theme … Read More
For the last few months we have been working hard on revamping our website. You are now looking at the … Read More
With summer just around the corner and the sunshine beginning to make regular appearances, there are lots of fun activities … Read More