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 bedroom household for people with dementia and a 16 bedroom intermediate care household 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 households, 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 Household
This specialist household provides care for 16 people living with dementia. Our aim is to offer 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 household 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 household. Our specially designed reminiscence area incorporates stimulation of hearing, smell and sight, and an enclosed sensory garden continues the sense of contact and wellbeing.
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 in caring for those living with dementia.
If you would like to know more about respite or permanent care in Ronald Gibson House’s dementia care household, please contact us so that we may send you further information or arrange a visit.
Activities at Ronald Gibson House
Religious services at Ronald Gibson House:
There is a monthly Church of England service for residents. 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.
Previous group activities include:
Residents' birthday parties
Arts and crafts
“My sincere thanks for looking after my sister so well. I know she appreciated your support and help during her time with you.”
Family of resident, April 2017
“Thank you for all the help and encouragement given to Mum during her stay with you and for making us all feel so welcome during our visits.”
Family of resident, February 2017
“This has been a wonderful place to recover from my hip fracture. With the exercises to strengthen our muscle every day, each day seems to make a little difference. Then a comfortable lounge to relax in or when warm a garden to sit in. The food is good and even TV in our rooms. Nurses to help, always ready to do anything that is needed. Thank you so much for making it such a good place. May God bless you.”
Resident, July 2015
“I recently visited my aunt and had to write to say what a lovely place Ronald Gibson House is. I can clearly see why she is happy to stay with you. All the staff were helpful and kind, not just with her but all the patients (sic) I saw them dealing with. No-one wants to leave their home and this must make it so much easier for them to deal with the loss of their home. The room I saw was perfect for my aunt, with all she needed and the main areas bright and clean. Congratulations to you all for a great house.”
Niece of resident, July 2015
“Just to say a big thank you to everyone who looked after my mum, for the eight months she was with you. Thanks for your kindness and support to me.”
Daughter of resident, July 2015
“To all the kind and loving staff that take care with love for J, it is much appreciated. I couldn’t ask for more caring (sic). May God bless you all heaps in the good works you have shown.”
Wife of resident, July 2015
Do you care for someone who needs support while you go on holiday or have a bit of time to focus on your needs? Perhaps you need some short-term care or some support while you recover from a hospital stay or operation? We can help.
Our approach to respite care is simple; a care and support plan devised around your needs and a warm welcome to our home, however long you are staying with us. Plus, there are options to extend your visit, if you feel you would like to stay with us longer, so you can take as long as you need to recuperate.
At all of our homes there is a full range of activities on offer for everyone to enjoy or quieter spaces for more tranquil moments. Food is an important part of every day and our chefs spend time with residents, finding out their likes and dislikes. While every Brendoncare home is different, the care provided by each is firmly based on the values of kindness, care, choice and community.
“My mum enjoyed her respite stay with you and we were delighted to find her stronger and brighter. Your philosophy of care has worked well for her.” Daughter of resident, May 2017
Get in touch today and find out how we can help.
Our end-of-life services are focused on providing expert support for individuals and their families as they approach their last days, in a respectful, dignified and comfortable environment.
Our qualified, experienced staff are on hand at all times to provide nursing care, which is based on the expressed wishes of the individual. We work with other healthcare professionals to create a palliative approach which supports the person and their family.
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Care Home Manager,
Brendoncare Ronald Gibson House,
236 Burntwood Lane,
Phone: 020 8877 9998
Fax: 020 8877 3860
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