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Bedfordshire

Care Homes in Bedford

At Runwood Homes, we offer easy access to a range of care homes in Bedford and across the surrounding areas. With decades of experience in the senior care sector, we are a family-led provider that prides itself on exceptional care for our most valued citizens. 

Whether you need a dementia care home in Bedford or any form of assisted living, we can find the perfect place for you, rich with engaging activities to keep your mind and body as sharp as ever amongst a tight-knit community of fellow residents and dedicated care staff. 

We understand that choosing the right care home is a significant decision. That’s why we offer personalized tours and consultations to ensure you find the ideal environment tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond basic care; we focus on holistic well-being, offering nutritious meals, personalized care plans, and a variety of social and recreational activities. With a compassionate and highly trained team, we strive to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere where every resident feels valued and at home.

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Why Choose Us?

60+ care homes across Bedfordshire and the surrounding country 

Providing excellent senior living since 1987 

Range of care facilities including dementia care homes in Bedford Highly trained support staff

Highly trained support staff

 

Award Winning Care Since 1988

Our Residential Care Services in Bedfordshire 

For those in need of assisted living in Bedford and the surrounding county, we offer a selection of care offerings, including residential carenursing carerespite care and dementia care homes in Bedford. Whatever your particular requirements, we can match you with a home that provides you with everything you need. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

Your questions answered

Our weekly fees depend on individual needs and they are based on a comprehensive pre-admission assessment. Fees are quoted as ‘gross weekly’, which means they are the total you will be asked to pay. The NHS Registered Nursing Care Contribution (also known as Free Nursing Care) will be applied for if relevant and refunded to you if and when awarded.

Our fees include everything required to keep residents comfortable, well cared for and safe:

  • Private en-suite bedroom
  • Heating and lighting
  • Daily main meals, supper and available snacks
  • Drinks and refreshments
  • All property taxes levied on the Home, including Council Tax and water rates
  • Laundry service
  • Care and support from qualified staff to help with daily living in line with the resident’s agreed plan of care
  • Use of communal lounges and facilities
  • Access to and use of communal grounds/gardens

Our weekly fees do not include:

  • Newspapers and periodicals
  • Purchase of new clothes and toiletries
  • Perms, hair colouring and specialist nail/feet treatments
  • Dry cleaning
  • Non-NHS health services and treatment by dentists or opticians, including any aids and appliances a resident chooses to purchase privately
  • Non-prescription medication
  • Social and travel costs for privately arranged trips
  • Private telephone costs
  • Visitors’ meals and overnight accommodation

Yes, however Local Authority fees are usually significantly lower than our standard weekly fees and at times in combination with a third party ‘top-up’ payment or if the Local Authority agrees to meet our full fees.

Generally, most people entering a nursing home should be eligible. Following admission to the home, and with your consent, we will apply for Free Nursing Care on your behalf. An NHS Assessor may then arrange a visit to make a separate assessment.

Yes, we always advise residents to have a small amount of money available that will cover incidental costs, such as buying toiletries or for trips out.

Our usual expectation is that you have sufficient funds available to pay our fees for up to three years. If your funds run out after that, the Local Authority would normally pay for your care at their rates, subject to a financial needs assessment. In this situation we would not expect you to leave the home.

Yes, providing your existing GP is relatively local to the home and is prepared to continue looking after you and to visit the home on request. This is something you will need to arrange and inform the home.  We also have an exclusive arrangement with a GP practice local to each of our homes, ensuring consistency and quality of care.

Definitely. As long as there are no medical reasons that might prevent this, we always encourage trips out and know how much our residents enjoy a change of scene. All we ask is that you give us advance warning so we can ensure they are properly prepared and that we know roughly when to expect them back.

We never restrict visiting to specific hours and visitors are welcome at any time. However, visitors should be aware that there are certain times of the day when staff will be particularly busy, such as meal times. Residents are also free to get up or go to bed when it suits them, and they can choose who they want to see. If you are in any doubt of when best to visit, please call the home.

We provide a full and varied activities programme for our residents, typically between 10am and 4pm each day. Activities range from knitting, arts and crafts, bingo and other games to visiting entertainers, pet farms and organised day trips. All residents have the choice of taking part. For those who are less able we provide 1:1 activities such as hand massage or reading.  There is a weekly activities planner on display in the home.

Yes, at a subsidised fee. The hairdresser visits weekly and the chiropodist six-weekly.

Yes. Each resident has an individual care plan, which includes food choices and dietary needs. We work closely with the resident – and will also consult with family and friends – to find out their likes and dislikes. Residents can choose from several options at each mealtime. If they don’t like any of the options we will always try to provide a suitable alternative.

We also cater for specific dietary needs, including soft or puréed, diabetic and allergenic, and individual requirements will be established on admission to the home and reviewed as necessary. We work hard to ensure our menus are balanced and nutritious, and meals are produced on site using fresh ingredients every day.

Of course, but please be aware that it may not be possible to accommodate large items of furniture. Residents’ bedrooms are furnished and cover all the basic needs for storage and comfort, but we always encourage residents to bring something of their own to personalise their room and to help them settle in and feel more at home.  All soft furnishings must have The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

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