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Our Leicester Care Home is Open For New Admissions!
We can show you around our home via a VIRTUAL TOUR on video media if you contact us by telephone, and also enable you to visit your loved ones either by means of a GARDEN VISIT or a safe visit to an outside room especially designed for visiting. For more click here.
Latest CQC ESF Support Inspection passed! For this and more information on how we are effectively managing the pandemic click here.
South Lodge Care Home Leicester
- We offer: Residential Care, Dementia Care, Nursing Care and Respite Care
- Manager: Penny Tilley
- Telephone: 0116 274 8000
- Awards: Winner of 4 National Care Home Awards in 2018 including Best Care Home Group (Large) & Qube Learning Employer of 2019
- Features: Stunning Victorian architecture, Strong community links, Focus on individually-led care, Wide variety of activities & outings.
Welcome to the Avery Family
Avery were delighted to welcome South Lodge, our first Leicester care home, its residents and staff into the Avery family of care homes in April 2018.
Situated just off the London Road, which joins the city of Leicester with Market Harborough, in the leafy conservation area of Stoneygate, South Lodge’s wonderful position means our community is within the easy reach of the shops, churches and the city centre.
Our Leicester care home offers exceptional 24 hour residential and nursing care for both individuals and couples and has outstanding facilities and services, all set within our comfortable, supportive care community. South Lodge has a choice of 99 beautiful private apartments that vary from studios through to one and two bedrooms suites all with their own wet room style bathroom and some with kitchenettes ensuring our residents can remain as independent as they wish.
We also offer a separate dementia care suite comprising of 17 suites, each with an en-suite wet room. Comfortable, open plan naturally lit and staffed by specially trained staff, it offers unique support for those residents requiring specialist dementia care giving each and every resident the unique support they may need.
Ours is a supportive, companionable community. We use technology to support our residents to connect with family near and far, and social engagements, as well as mental and physical activity to keep us all active and in the best of spirits.
To discuss your next move, whether it is some advice you are after or perhaps you would just like to visit and chat with some of our residents, then call Penny Tilley our Manager on 0116 274 8000. Also feel free to visit our dedicated Facebook page to see a little of what we get up to everyday.Get in Touch
Getting Stuck In!
Our residents have their say at South Lodge with the monthly residents meeting to decide on the activities they wish to see in the upcoming months.
Our gardening club with green house and raised flower beds offer those with green fingers the chance to still continue their hobby whilst our dedicated activities team offer a varied program. These include outings to local places of interest across Leicestershire, visiting speakers and entertainers, pottery, art, one to one activities and garden walks in our gorgeous gardens which includes a woodland walk.
A local nursery school visit on a monthly basis and enjoy a morning in our activities room whereby children and residents alike play games, quizzes and even the occasional visit from Alfie the miniature pony! We are a supportive and companionable Leicester care home. We also host regular Parkinson’s group meetings with the local Parkinson’s Society and Gents Lunch Club whereby our male residents enjoy a pie and pint!
Meal Times at South Lodge
Our care home residents always have choice when dining experience, family are welcome to join us in dinning in our beautifully designed restaurant, in their own apartments or our bistro for a more casual experience. We have a number of quiet cosy lounges, a bistro café which is ideal for that cup of coffee with friends or guests, a well-equipped library reading area, a hair salon, a therapy room and spa.
All our food is locally sourced from across Leicestershire and we produce a menu each week so you can plan your meals. If there is nothing that grabs your fancy on any day the we will be sure to make something for you that hits the mark. Our meals are designed to be nutritious and we acknowledge that eating is a big part of care home life. We often incorporate themed meals into our dining and you can always count on our chef team to keep our cafe well stocked with freshly baked biscuits and cakes.
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