About UsKeeping kindness at the heart of our care underpins the ethos at Oakwood House
Oakwood House is a nursing home that offers complex care specialising in mental health. Oakwood House employs its own fully-qualified nursing care team. Registered general and mental health nurses work alongside specially trained care staff, to ensure that there is 24-hour care. We have 24 en suite rooms – neutral décor, which we encourage residents and loved ones to personalise. We welcome visits from family and friends and have an open-door policy, so whether loved ones like to pop in for a coffee or take part in an activity, we encourage them to become part of the Oakwood house. We hold regular meetings for residents and relatives, enabling our residents and their loved ones to be directly involved in everyday life at Oakwood House. We pride ourselves on treating people as individuals, so all our residents have care plans tailored to their individual medical, social and emotional needs. We review care plans on a regular basis and involve family and friends in this process wherever possible. All staff are trained to the highest level, and we continue to invest in staff development by supporting them through the appropriate NVQ levels.
At Oakwood House, we cater for all dietary requirements i.e. Coeliac, diabetic as well as other specialist diets such as pureed for those with Dysphagia. The Chef’s here at Oakwood House are trained to follow IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative)
we cater for all dietary requirements i.e. Coeliac, diabetic as well as other specialist diets such as pureed for those with Dysphagia.
The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) is a global standard with terminology and definitions to describe texture modified foods and thickened fluids used for individuals with dysphagia of all ages, in all care settings, and for all cultures. The IDDSI framework consists of a continuum of 8 levels (0-7). Levels are identified by text labels, numbers, and colour codes to improve safety and identification. The standardised descriptors and testing methods will allow for consistent production and easy testing of thickened liquids and texture modified foods.
We have the facilities to enable our residents to Skype or facetime their loved ones.
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Cathena Health Care is a London-based, privately owned company that owns and oversees the operations of four Care Homes, covering the needs of Nursing, residential and Mental Health in the Ipswich and Colchester vicinity.
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Unit D Capital Gate, 320 New North Road, Hainault, IG6 3ES
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