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Anastasia Lodge  
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Anastasia Lodge is a traditional Edwardian residential care home located in Winchmore Hill. We can accommodate 29 residents and each room has en-suite facilities. Anastasia Lodge was the Ourris’ family’s first care home, and has been providing high quality care for over 25 years.

In our residential home, we provide personal care for those who find it increasingly difficult to cope at home with the activities of daily living without assistance, such as washing, dressing, eating and mobility.

 
 
 
Meet the Team  
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Norma Dimaiwat is the Registered Manager

Hello, my name is Norma Dimaiwat and I am the Registered Manager of Anastasia Lodge. I have worked in a variety of areas of nursing, including general nursing and acute care, in the Philippines, Libya and UK. I feel that my broad nursing experience has enabled me to gain wider knowledge and skills in dealing with people with differing needs and backgrounds.

I began working in older people’s care when I came to the UK in 2001. I began working as the Manager of Anastasia Lodge in June 2012 and I am very happy in my role. I have a very hard working, patient, caring and hospitable team, who take pride to ensure that every individual resident in our service has the best quality care, which they deserve.

Working with older people is a fulfilling job for me. My main goal is to give the residents I care for the best quality care maintaining their privacy and dignity. I feel satisfied when I see their smiling faces, as I can see they are happy and content.

During my leisure time, I enjoy shopping, watching television, chatting with my family back home and carrying my household routines including cooking and baking and cleaning.


Davison Chimenya is the Operations Manager

Hello, my name is Davison Chimenya and I am the Operations Manager at Anastasia Lodge and Autumn Gardens. I joined the team in 2016 but have been working with the home for a number of years before this through my roles in the Care Homes Assessment and Treatment Team and the District Nurse Service for Enfield.

I have a strong clinical and operational experience background in general health and management of chronic illnesses and delivering patient-centred care in both primary and secondary care settings.

I also have a proven track record of delivering quality care and managing CQC compliance. I have vast management experience from the NHS and key business skills gained from various engagements with the private sector. My key attributes are performance management, delivering people-centred care and service development. 

I have a passion in elderly care and team development. As well as my day-to-day work, I enjoy planning for how we can develop the homes and make them an even better place for older people to live.  Outside work I enjoy events management, watching football and travelling. 


Yogi Patel is the Deputy Manager

Hello, my name is Yogini Patel and I am the Deputy Manager of Anastasia Lodge.

I joined Anastasia Lodge in 2012 as a Care Assistant. I was later promoted to a Senior Care Assistant role and in 2016, I was promoted to become Deputy Manager.

I have 20 years of experience working as a nurse in a hospital in India. These years of working as a nurse equipped me with skills, such as empathy and determination, which have helped me to thrive in every task I undertake.

In my current role as Deputy Manager of Anastasia Lodge, I provide leadership and support to my team and I am dedicated to ensuring the delivery of excellent care.

I have a particular focus on carrying out inductions, supervising the staff, moving and handling, infection control and maintaining health and safety standards. This is a challenging but rewarding role and I enjoy seeing the benefits my residents receive each day. 

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling with my family.


The Care Team

Some of our Care Team

We have a dedicated, highly trained, caring and considerate care team. Our Care Assistants can be identified by their purple tunics and our Senior Care Assistants, who run the shifts, can be identified by their white tunics. The intensive training programme our staff undertake includes:

  • NVQ and QCF Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health & Social Care
  • Skills for Care Common Induction Standards
  • CIEH Level 2 in Hygiene in Health & Social Care (Infection Control)
  • CIEH Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • HSE Emergency First Aid at Work or HSE First Aid at Work
  • Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • NCC Level 2 in Healthy Eating & Food Hygiene
  • NCFE Level 2 in Equality & Diversity
  • QCF Level 3 in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • QCF Safe handling of Medication
  • Fire Marshalling
 
  • Blood Glucose Management
  • Moving and Handling
  • Dementia
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Falls Prevention

The Activities Team

One of our Activities Team

Our Activities team arranges our daily activities schedule, outings, special events and religious activities.

Our Activities team have the same training as our care team, including a focus on developing activities for people with dementia. By having all the training of the care team, we ensure that our Activities team fully understands the needs of our residents.

Our day to day activities include reminiscence, memories through visual aids, orientation, prayers, chair and ball exercises, hula hoop, bingo, baking, gardening in the raised vegetable patch, flower arranging, group singing, dancing, knitting and crochet, drawing and colouring, religious scriptures and religious and political discussions.

Our days out have included carvery lunches at Whitewebbs and walks in the countryside, Golden Oldies at Ashmole School where the children perform and our residents dine, a tour of Forty Hall and the grounds and tea and cake in the Courtyard Café.

We also hold an annual barbecue inviting all residents, their families and friends, and celebrate many events with live music, dancing and delicious food, such as Cyprus Carnival Day and St Patrick’s Day.


The Domestic Team

Some of our Domestic Team

Our Domestic team ensure that the buildings are kept clean and that our residents’ clothes are laundered. Our Domestic team have the same training as our care team (including infection control and health and safety), so we can ensure that they have a thorough understanding of our residents’ needs as they work through the building


The Chefs

Our chefs specialise in the preparation of British and Greek meals.

All our chefs have the same training as our care team, including the food and hygiene qualifications, so we can ensure that they have a complete understanding of the needs of our residents as they prepare their meals.


The Accounts Department

Maria Papaphotis is the Accounts Manager and Haris Michaelides is our Accounts Assistant.

Maria and Haris manage all the finances relating to the funding of placements at the home.


The Maintenance Department

Some of our Maintenance Team

Our Maintenance team deal with all the maintenance needs of the home to ensure that the home runs smoothly.

 
 
 
Facilities  
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Anastasia Lodge is a traditional Edwardian care home located in Winchmore Hill.

Our Rooms

We can accommodate 29 residents in our light and airy rooms, all with en-suite facilities. Each bedroom has good quality furniture, including a bed (profile bed where appropriate), wardrobes, chest of drawers, arm chair and easy chair. Every bedroom also has the ability to have a telephone line and access to satellite television (including Greek satellite television).

Our Garden

We take pride in our beautiful garden, where our residents are free to spend their day enjoying the splendour of our flowers or grow vegetables in the raised vegetable patch.

Our Lounges

Anastasia Lodge has two lounges to cater for the residents’ different needs.

Our Equipment

Anastasia Lodge has been built with adaptations to meet the needs of our residents such as specially adapted baths, specially adapted showers and wet rooms, a nurse call system, lifts and wheelchair accessibility. We also have specialist equipment in accordance with the needs of our residents, such as wheelchairs, walking frames, hoists, sliding sheets and floor and bed sensors.

 
 
 
Care Services  
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Residential Care

We provide personal care by our care team for those who find it increasingly difficult to cope at home with the activities of daily living without assistance, such as washing, dressing, eating and mobility. We place a high priority on each resident’s individuality, so for each resident, we create a detailed person-centred care plan tailoring our care to suit the resident’s needs.

We arrange any support our residents require from GPs, nurses, chiropodists, dentists, opticians, other health and social care professionals and the hairdresser. Our person-centred approach means our residents are respected as an individual and treated with dignity.

Dementia Care

Dementia is a broad term describing a range of symptoms when the brain is affected by specific conditions. The symptoms differ from person to person and may include loss of memory, confusion, problems with speech and understanding, seeing things that are not there and mood changes, becoming easily anxious, withdrawn or frustrated.

We care for residents with differing forms of dementia and at different stages of the conditions. Our approach to dementia care is to focus on the individual, rather than the diagnosis of dementia. By considering each resident’s life story, we build a picture of our resident’s preferences, needs, likes and dislikes, so we can create a detailed person-centred care plan tailoring our care to suit the particular resident.

Our focus is to assist each resident to build on their strengths and abilities, whilst supporting them with the areas that become increasingly difficult, so they can maintain their identity and dignity through the progression of the condition.

Short Stay or Respite Care

Where possible, we offer short stays or respite care for individuals who wish to stay for a short period. Individuals come to us for respite care for a range of reasons. These include: to enable a carer to take a break, so they can relax in the knowledge that their loved one is safe and cared for; to enable an individual’s home to be redecorated; as an emergency where the individual’s normal package of care has broken down, perhaps as a result of a carer becoming ill or the individual developing a short-term illness that cannot be managed in their own home. There is limited availability for respite care and it is subject to room availability.

End of Life Care and Palliative Care

End of life care and palliative care is the care of residents whose condition no longer responds to treatment. Our aim is to control pain and other physical symptoms to ease suffering, whilst ensuring that the psychological, social and spiritual needs of the individual are considered and met, so that our residents can live out their lives with dignity and respect and in accordance with their wishes. We understand how difficult and emotional this can be and try to give the best quality of life for both our residents and their families.

We are currently carrying out the Gold Standards Framework of End of Life Care.

Day Care

We offer a Day Care Service designed for individuals who simply wish to come to us for the day, enjoy freshly prepared meals and participate in the social events occurring in the home on that day including the scheduled days out, religious and cultural activities and special events.

We offer flexible hours to suit the individual’s and their family’s lifestyle and needs and our Day Care Service is available seven days a week, including weekends, bank holidays and religious festivals.

 
 
 
Lifestyle  
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Taking part in activities adds to the quality of life of our residents. Our Activities Team offers a wide range of activities seven days a week.

Daily Activities

Our day to day activities include reminiscence, memories through visual aids, orientation, prayers, chair and ball exercises, hula hoop, bingo, baking, gardening in the raised vegetable patch, flower arranging, group singing, dancing, knitting and crochet, drawing and colouring, religious scriptures and religious and political discussions.

Days Out

Our days out have included carvery lunches at Whitewebbs and walks in the countryside, Golden Oldies at Ashmole School where the children perform and our residents dine, a tour of Forty Hall and the grounds and tea and cake in the Courtyard Café.

Religious and Cultural Activities

Keeping in touch with one’s religion and culture is a crucial part of many of our residents’ lives. We understand the importance of maintaining our residents’ culture within the home and celebrating religious festivals with family and friends. This common ground allows residents to instantly bond with each other and bond with the home.

Our local Greek Orthodox priest regularly visits our home to bless our residents and give Holy Communion, and carries out a full service in the home once a year. We also arrange visits to the church during Holy Week at Easter. Our local Catholic priest and sister also regularly visit our home to give Holy Communion to our Catholic residents.  We welcome representatives of all faiths.

Special Events

Each year, we hold a barbecue inviting all our residents, their families and friends, and celebrate many events with live music, dancing and delicious food, such as our annual Cypriot Flaouna tasting competition, Egg tapping (‘tsoungrisma’) on Greek Easter Sunday, St Patrick’s Day and Cyprus Carnival week.

Each month, we hold a birthday party for our residents, celebrating their new year with a tasty Cypriot buffet and Anastasia Ourris’ home-made desserts.

Feel free to take a look at some of our most recent events on our Notice Board.

 
 
 
Dining  
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Our meals and mealtimes are a very important part of our day. They are a time for socialising and a time to eat our freshly cooked, nutritionally balanced and delicious meals. We offer a Cypriot and a British choice for each meal, and offer a variety of snacks throughout the day.

Our experienced chefs understand the nutritional requirements of each of our residents and ensure that each resident’s needs are met.

 
 
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