Small provider says motivation and hard work is key to quality


Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Suffolk care home has recently completed a total refurbishment and added two new wings, increasing its registration from 29 to 43. The Lodge, in Copdock, Ipswich has been a care home for many years and was acquired by its present owner, Gemini Care Ltd, a small concern which operates one other care home in addition to The Lodge. Manager Mick Bailey, who has been at the home for three-and-a-half years, believes The Lodge is now one of the best care facilities in Suffolk. “That is the what we are hearing from families who have loved ones staying here, or who have someone on our long waiting list, as well as social workers, district nurses and many other outside agencies,” said Mr Bailey. “We have worked very closely with relatives of our residents and they have been fantastic in their support for what the home is trying to accomplish. “The relationship between the home and relatives is so genuine that when one of our residents passes away, the relatives still come back to visit and have a cup of tea,





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