Ronald Gibson House
About Ronald Gibson House
Opened in 1991, Ronald Gibson House is surprisingly tranquil, being situated in the extensive grounds of Springfield Hospital, and yet remains accessible and convenient. It comprises a nursing home caring for 24 physically frail older people, a 16 bed wing for people with dementia and a 16 bed intermediate care unit run in partnership with Wandsworth Clinical Care Commissioning Group.
Ronald Gibson House provides a home where older people can be helped to live as independently as possible and where the emphasis is on quality and enjoyment of life. When necessary the staff offer highly skilled nursing care and are proud to do so in an atmosphere where residents are encouraged to feel they are still in charge of their own lives.
The Home is divided into three wings, each room with its own en-suite facilities, which promotes the feeling of family units. The Home's philosophy is that residents should be able to make decisions for themselves and choose how to spend their time. Many enjoy going out, joining in activities or just spending time with each other. A carer helps to organise activities and maintain links with the local community, and there is a Friends network. Residents are encouraged to continue with previous leisure interests and there are opportunities to be sociable through outings. However, for those who prefer more peace and solitude, their privacy is respected.
Led by an experienced and enthusiastic Home Manager, the staff at Ronald Gibson House work as a close team and are committed to the Brendoncare philosophy. They make every effort to provide care which promotes privacy and dignity, and to understand each resident's needs and preferences. Registered Nurses are always on duty supported by well-trained Care Assistants, and all the staff receive continuous education and development.
There is a dedicated Activities Team, and a busy programme of daily activities. A local GP supports the Home and visits regularly, however residents can be registered with the doctor of their choice. A chiropodist attends the Home on a regular basis and other services can always be arranged. A Consultant in Gerontology also visits regularly.
Dementia Care Unit
This specialist wing provides care for 16 dementia care residents. Our aim is to reduce the negative aspects of mental illness by offering residents a positive and supportive environment.
In addition to providing safe personal care, practical support and nursing care, our specialist staff work with residents using physiotherapy, aromatherapy, relaxation and social therapy. Residents are encouraged to develop their social abilities, enjoy conversation and take part in activities if they are able.
The ground-floor wing is comfortable and attractive, and the emphasis is on brightness and warmth. To ensure privacy and safety, digital locks and door alarm systems secure the wing. Our specially designed reminiscence area incorporates stimulation of hearing, smell and sight, and an enclosed sensory garden continues the sense of contact and well-being.
We enjoy close working relationships with the General Practitioners and Psychiatric specialists who support the local area. Qualified nurses are on hand 24 hours a day, supported by experienced carers. All staff are trained in the safe management of people and are highly trained in caring for dementia care.
If you would like to know more about respite or permanent care in Ronald Gibson House’s dementia care wing, please contact us so that we may send you further information or arrange a visit.
Terms & Conditions
Fees for Care and Accommodation 2014 - 2015:
These fees are payable monthly by direct debit and are quoted gross. Please note that for long-stay nursing residents the NHS will help pay for the nursing costs by making a contribution currently set at £109.79 per week. These contributions will be collected by Brendoncare and refunded to the resident once received by the Care Centre, thus reducing the effective cost to the resident.
Physically Frail Unit
- Dependency: Weekly Fee
- Low: £959
- Medium: £1,026
- High: £1,099
- Very High: £1,169
Dementia Care Unit
- Dependency: Weekly Fee
- Medium: £1,100
- High: £1,175
- Very High: £1,250
Activities at Ronald Gibson House
Week Commencing 07th July 2014
Monday 7th July:
11am Coffee Morning - Wessex Lounge
Join us to read newspapers and to meet a PAT dog Tui.
3pm Sing-a-Long with Mark Allain - Windsor Lounge
Tuesday 8th July:
11am Music Therapy - Wessex Lounge
2pm Poetry Reading - Conservatory
Wednesday 9th July:
10.45am Lost Chord Concert - Warwick Lounge
2pm Flower Arranging - Conservatory
Thursday 10th July:
11.30am Church of England Service - Warwick Lounge
1.45pm Earlsfield Primary School Choir - Warwick Lounge
Friday 11th July:
11.30am Knitting - Wessex Lounge
2pm Quiz - Conservatory
Saturday 12th July:
11.30am-3pm Summer Fair
Sunday 13th July:
11.30am Book Club - Warwick Lounge
2pm Bingo - Windsor Lounge
Religious services at Ronald Gibson House:
There is a monthly Church of England service for residents.
A Catholic service is provided every Sunday from 2pm.
If you would like a service of any other faith to be arranged for your relative, the activities team will be happy to arrange this.
Dates to Remember
Brendoncare Ronald Gibson House Fetes
Saturday 12th July 11:30-3pm
Saturday 27th September 2-4pm
Book a Visit
Experience our care for life for yourself by visiting one of our centres. You will be very welcome