Welcome to Leaholme Residential Home
Our aim at Leaholme Residential Home is to provide a happy and friendly atmosphere, enabling residents to enjoy a high quality of life in a small, friendly and homely environment.
Leaholme is registered with Leicester City Council and the Commission for Social Care Inspection to provide care to the residents, including people who also live with milder forms of Dementia.
The Home has a grand entrance hall and lobby, two lounges and a downstairs dining room. There are 17 rooms in total, two of which are companion rooms. Some of the accommodation is situated on the ground floor. We have a lift to all floors, allowing for easy access.
The beautifully manicured gardens are looked after by our gardeners, often with the input of the residents.
There are no restrictions on visiting times. Family members and friends are most welcome to visit as and when they wish. Drinks and snacks are always available, and we are happy to provide meals for visitors by prior arrangement. There are many places to visit nearby if you fancy a leisurely stroll, including Leicester’s beautiful Victoria Park.
Your Health Limited is registered, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-101667545). For more information, visit www.cqc.org.uk.
All Care Homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, which regularly inspects our premises and monitors all aspects of the services we provide. Please view our latest CQC report for more information.
This is what our residents have to say about the quality of care and facilities here at Leaholme Residential Home:
“After being here for more than 8 years I still enjoy the friendliness of the staff and the service they provide.”
“I’ve been here 12 years now, and it’s always felt like home to me. The staff are like my family and being here makes feel safe and happy.”
“The staff here are always willing to go above and beyond to make me feel happy, including trips to the theatre and restaurants.”
“The daily attention to detail by the staff is unparalleled, even down to the mint humbugs I receive from the manager!”
“After recently joining the home I was surprised by the [sense of belonging] and friendly atmosphere that the staff and residents bring to the home.”
We shall soon use this page to document our home’s latest news and events. Please check in with us soon!
News and Events
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Meet our eldest resident
Our eldest resident at Leaholme – Doris Askew, 104 leaves people a fraction of her age amazed by her independent attitude to life!
Doris celebrated her 104th birthday last week. She is the eldest of six siblings, was a BT engineer, is still a regular lunch customer at the café at Fenwick department store in Leicester and enjoys a good murder mystery novel.
Doris does really well, she doesn’t have any tablets, doesn’t have a hearing aid or wear glasses and is still very mobile. When Doris was at work she used to go to Fenwick for her breakfast, lunch and tea, and she still goes there for lunch accompanied by one of our carers and is well known by most of the staff, especially those who have worked there for a number of years. She was very fond of shopping for clothes, especially in her favourite colour, red, and is a great follower of the British Parachute Regiment, but we aren’t really sure why! Doris is extremely independent and knows what she wants from life. She is a real one-off.
We realise the need for our residents to feel relaxed and at home, and train our staff to be respectful, courteous and sensitive to our their needs at all times.
Our aim at Leaholme is to ensure that all our residents are able to receive the highest standards of care and attention. Our staff are truly dedicated, highly motivated and committed to maintaining excellent standards of care.
Our home recognises the intrinsic value of people, and we respect our residents’ uniqueness and varying needs. We provide lots of enjoyment and, even more essentially, lots of tender loving care.
Our dedicated staff members are in tune our residents’ requirements to ensure maximum comfort, wellbeing and happiness.
Our 24 hour staffing ensures that personal assistance is always available. All rooms have a care call system. Our carers assist with all aspects of personal care and service.
Care Plans are prepared after consultation with the resident, family and carers. Each Care Plan can be tailored to individual needs.
It is our policy to provide an exceptionally high quality of care and service, underpinned by our high standards of training. This ensures that care and skill levels are consistently second to none.
The residents’ private rooms are decorated and furnished to a high standard, most with en-suite facilities. There are single rooms and companion rooms, for those who wish to share.
Residents are encouraged to bring their own favourite items to personalise their rooms. Small pets may also be acceptable, at the Home Manager’s discretion.
There is a spacious dining room where breakfast, lunch and tea are served. Some residents may prefer afternoon tea in their rooms, which is catered for. In the summer months tea can be taken on the terrace overlooking the gardens.
Our experienced staff offer a wide variety of nutritionally balanced home-cooked meals. Menus are displayed in advance, and the home caters for all types of dietary needs. Meals are treated as a leisurely experience so that our residents can eat at their own pace.
Breakfast is an individual, daily choice. Our residents can order anything they’d like, from a glass of orange juice to a fully cooked breakfast. This is served at the time requested by the resident.
Laundry duties and basic mending are included in the fee cost. Rooms are cleaned and serviced daily.
Our residents are attended by a visiting NHS chiropodist every three months.
Our enthusiastic team provides plenty of entertainment to keep mind and body active. The home has regular bingo nights, and garden parties are held throughout the summer months. An aerobics instructor visits weekly for ‘music and movement’ classes.
Our staff members are always delighted to help with the continuance of residents’ pastimes and hobbies, and the learning of new interests and skills.
Short Stays and Holidays
The home usually accommodates residents on a long term basis, although some residents may be accepted for short-term respite care.
Any newspapers or magazines can be provided from our local newsagent at the residents’ own cost.
Wash, cuts and sets are provided by our visiting hairdresser for a small fee.
The bedrooms at Leaholme are beautifully decorated and spacious, and many have en-suite facilities. There are single rooms and companion rooms, for those who wish to share. The home has a sun terrace on the first floor, which overlooks the garden and is ideal for relaxing with a quiet drink in the sun.
We encourage residents to bring their own possessions and furniture to make them feel at home, although all rooms come fully furnished.
We are dedicated to providing a high quality service for all of our service users, and our recruitment process is an intrinsic and vital part of this. We are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and highly motivated people to become part of our team. If you are interested in joining us please review our current opportunities as listed below.
Your Health Limited also posts its jobs on indeedjobs.com
Meet Our Home Manager
My name is Sophia Francis. I am married and a mother. I am 28 years old. I began my career as a carer when I was 18 years old, and worked myself up to a home manager. I have experience working as a carer, a senior carer, a deputy manager and I also have experience managing homes. I am passionate about care for the elderly and have always enjoyed what I do from when I started. I believe we work in our residents home and we are privileged to be part of their journey and making it a positive one!
I am looking forward to working with the residents, staff and families. I have a lot of plans for the home and I would like the home to improve in many ways.
I have an open door policy and welcome all ideas, compliments and concerns as these will help build our home. I also like to be present on the floor so that I know what is going on in the home. I would like to ensure we keep families updated with everything that is happening in the home and include them in the care we provide.
Activities are very important for our residents, I am also going to be introducing a lot of activities in the home and making our home Dementia friendly. I would like to work with my team and families to find out what activities we had that were effective and where we need to improve.
I look forward to working with you all and making Leaholme the best place to be!
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Get in Touch
Leaholme is situated in the much sought after residential location of Stoneygate Park in the south of Leicester. There is much to do, with the pleasant shops of Clarendon Park nearby and the city centre only a few minutes away by car.
Leave the M1 at junction 21, and continue straight ahead onto the A5460 (Birmingham direction). Head towards the University, and then Victoria Park. Leave the A5199, and take a left onto Clarendon Park. Next, take a left onto Springfield Road where Leaholme is located on the left.
Leaholme Residential Home 8 Springfield Road, Leicester, LE2 3BA
Our Registration Authority address is:
Care Quality Commission, CQC East Midlands, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA
Come and Visit Us
No appointment is necessary; you are welcome just to turn up and have a look around.
If you would like to book an appointment our home manager will be more than happy to show you around the Home and discuss your requirements in more detail.
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