Preparing for Your First Stay in a Care Home

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It is our pleasure to welcome you into our beautiful countryside residential care home, where we offer a range of luxury facilities to make everyday life as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

When preparing for your stay, whether you’re staying for a short or long period, it is our promise to settle you in amongst friendly faces and comfortable surroundings. Prior to staying with us we will talk through any concerns or thoughts you may have, even if it is just for a general chat whilst you’re packing. There will be a team on hand to talk you through everything you will need, we are here to guide you through each step of the way.

We understand this may be a daunting transition, from leaving your own surroundings and community to come and live amongst new faces, within a different setting. Missing home is very normal, however, from the day you arrive there will be plenty to do. Doddington Lodge is a wonderful and exciting place, which all our current residents love.


We want to ensure both you and your loved ones feel you have made the right decision in choosing Doddington Lodge as a home away from home. That is why we strongly encourage you visit us before deciding upon us being your new home. Our friendly staff will be on hand to show you around whenever it suits you.

An initial care plan will be agreed prior to moving in, this will then be assessed regularly and amended during the first week of your stay as we get to understand more about your individual needs and preferences.

We want to make the transition as enjoyable as possible for everyone, that is why we promise your personal preferences will be in place upon your arrival, whether that being related to your care, the gender of staff providing your care, your diet or social activities.


We offer a 14-day cooling-off period to ensure you have made the right decision.

Creating a safe and caring environment is at the heart of everything we do. Listening and understanding our residents’ needs is paramount, providing independence and CHOICE. Once the 14-day cooling-off period has come to an end we will then review and talk through with you or your family and or representative to discuss whether you would like to continue your stay with us here at Doddington Lodge.

It is our aim to make our home an enjoyable place to live and a community you love being a part of, but if you change your mind and decide we are not the right fit for you or your needs, we will discuss further options and help you to find alternative accommodation.


Our privately-owned family-run residential care home has been newly refurbished to the highest standards throughout. Offering twenty-three individually designed suites, double or single each with en-suites. Each luxury suite benefits from a beautiful countryside view and elegant modern furniture and decor.

Before moving in we will discuss living arrangements as we provide rooms for couples, so you can remain living together as relationships are incredibly important to us here at Doddington Lodge. We provide beautifully designed furniture, soft carpeted flooring and art that accentuates the room’s contemporary feel and style. Each room overlooks the charming views of the ever-green countryside with windows that open making it bright and airy.

At Doddington Lodge it is important to us that you feel at home and as comfortable in your surroundings as possible. We strongly encourage you to bring loved furniture and items to add your own personal touch to your room.  Pictures, ornaments and décor will make the ‘house a home’ as they say. This is your new home so it is important to add your own flair, there will be staff on hand to help you move your most cherished items in with ease. This can be a really fun time that your family and friends can get involved with to settle you in.

We will always try and provide you with your choice of room depending on availability.

For more information please contact the Doddington Lodge Team