Limetree Care Home
Limetree Care Home provides person-centred dementia care in a spacious and homely environment.
Angela and the team at Limetree, recognise the importance of ensuring that every resident receives a service that is based on their needs, their preferences, their beliefs, life history and aspirations.
There is great emphasis on building new friendships and maintaining existing relationships. Family and friends are encouraged to become part of the Limetree community and participate in the daily lifestyle activities that take place. One relative recently feedback that her Mum enjoys the daily activities and in particular the flower arranging session that took place in July, 2018.
The team are proud to hold the Beacon-status for the Gold Standards Framework. A framework that is all about the resident and their quality of life, where we will try to ensure each resident and their family are helped to be as physically well as possible, to feel safe, informed, reassured of support. To be treated with dignity and respect, as an individual person, and where your views and preferences are sought and acted upon where possible.
The home is currently undergoing a decoration programme which is all centred on consultation with the residents, so that we include what is important to them and it gives them a sense of belonging in their home.
Our residents are key to helping us select new staff members through their involvement on the recruitment interview process. Our residents get to ask potential candidates questions around how they will deliver their care and help our residents to maintain their quality of life.
The home have recently re-focused on the Resident of day model and are using the form ‘This is me’ from the Alzheimer’s Society to help aid this process. The form provides an easy and practical way of recording who the person is; their cultural and family background; events, people and places from their lives; preferences, routines and their personality. It helps the team see the person as an individual and deliver person-centred care that is tailored specifically to the resident’s needs.
- Limetree is a 92 bed Care Home, which provides dementia residential and dementia nursing care, over 3 units.
- All bedrooms are single spacious rooms with an en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
- Each resident has access to the very bright and well-maintained garden; where they can enjoy gardening in the resident’s allotment area.
- The home has a Hairdressing room with visiting hairdressers, who can deliver services to all.
Staff are trained to develop personal confidence and independence. Everyone is treated as an individual with their own choices which are always respected by the Limetree staff team. Highly skilled and professional the team always aim to deliver excellent care.
Home Manager – Jonathan Kamara
General Manager – Angela Etienne
Angela is a registered nurse, with a wide variety of experience both within the NHS and at here at Excelcare, where she has worked since 2009. Angela started with the group as a nurse at Windmill Lodge Care Home and demonstrated great skill and passion, becoming a Team Leader within her first year. She then became The Deputy Manager at the care home. In January 2016 she became part of the London Regional Team and has worked hard as a Development Manager within all seven Excelcare London Care Homes to meet CQC outcomes.
Administrator – Rosemary Gabriel
Limetree Care Home offers a strong staffing structure in order to ensure residents are supported and cared for holistically. The structure is as follows:
Senior Healthcare Assistants
Housekeeper, Domestic and Laundry Assistants
Chef and Kitchen Assistants
There are many ways the home supports positive wellbeing, one of the many great ways to achieve this is to help residents keep active. There are baking classes, arts & craft sessions, exercise classes which encourage residents to keep mobile and there is a hair salon where residents can enjoy being pampered. The charming gardens are a particularly popular place to spend some time as they are designed to get residents outside in to the fresh air to sit and enjoy the sensory aspects of the gardens or get actively involved in tending the plants and beds. With a new green house and raised beds residents can now grow vegetables for use in the kitchens too.
The home has a reputation for excellent home cooked food and meal times are an excellent way for residents to come together socially during the day and share experiences and stories.
Limetree’s intergenerational activities programme is truly something special. Inviting students from Christchurch Primary and Holy Trinity Primary into the home brings a smile to everyone’s face. The children love to join in activities going on about the home – painting and crafts classes are a huge success, and residents love to watch as the children’s imaginations run wild. Occasionally, the schools will put on a musical performance, often a nativity at Christmas. Recently, younger children from Homewood Nursery have started visiting. These children are always full of questions and love finding out as much as they can about residents. The team at Limetree truly believe in the positive influence of intergenerational exchanges, as these moments can leave a noticeable improvement in quality of life and well-being.
- Residential Dementia Care
- Dementia Nursing
“I find Limetree Care Centre a very good home and would not have my husband anywhere else. I have seen many care homes in the past and nothing matches Limetree. The care is excellent and the staff are very pleasant. The food is to a good standard and very healthy with lots of choices. Limetree is very clean and cannot find any faults.”
Spouse of a person living in the home.
“Limetree is always clean and tidy and the residents are very well looked after. The home has lots of space which is good for the residents. The food looks very good and there is plenty of it. Staff are always smiling Vera is well cared for”.
T. A.Partner of a person living in the home.
“I enjoy it here, in fact very much, because they (staff) are all very friendly. The staff look after me so well. I am always clean wearing my favourite clothes. They also invite me to take part in social activities or just allow me to do whatever I want. I enjoy the food and drinks. They are always there, everywhere. I also have a good memory of this home when I was young. I lived nearby.”
A.L. Person living in the home.
“I didn’t know where I was going to end up, but I am here and I like it very much. This place is cool and I wish my friends from Jamaica could see it. Everybody knows me here now and I am having lots of fun”
V. W. Person living in the home.
“I have been working at Limetree Care Centre since the first day it opened 10 years ago and I am still here. The home is well managed and well kept everyday. We also have a really good cook. The manager is well settled in her role and does her upmost to make sure that Limetree is a top care home in Lambeth.
“I often speak to visitors, professionals, ambulance crews and other people and they are all commenting that Limetree is more like a hotel than a care home. The manager along with everyone has made this home a success. I would like to thank the manager, care manager and regional manager for making Limetree a pleasant place to work at.”
P.N. Team Leader, Residential Unit
“I like working at Limetree Care Centre because the environment is user-friendly which extends to the residents with dementia. We all work as a family and respect each other and work well as a team, which is very important as it is uplifting to know that the senior management is so supportive.”
E.G. Team Leader, Nursing Unit
“Since I joined Limetree, I feel very pleased and happy to work with the team. I feel the environment is warm and welcoming and the standard of care is very high. I know my residents receive very good service.”
D.R. Activities Coordinator
“I have been working at Limetree Care Centre for many years. I have seen many changes at Limetree, some good some bad. I feel that Limetree is at its peak at present and the current management have made some remarkable changes. I would love to stay at Limetree for the near future.”
“It is with enthusiasm and excitement that I write this statement celebrating our accomplishments at Limetree Care Centre. However, even as we take pride in how far we have come, we should acknowledge that these are just steps on a much longer journey to allow our work to flourish in this ever-changing field of care.
“Our in-house team of nurses, carers, housekeeping staff, kitchen staff, activities coordinator and GSF developers will continue their rigorous work and place a strong emphasis on the importance of giving high standard care at all times, unconditionally…”
Oxana Nesterenco General Manager
Based in South West London, there is plenty to be done outside of the home too. Brockwell Park, with its gorgeous 19th Century buildings and tended flower gardens, makes for a wonderful day out for visitors. The Chocolate Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tooting Bec Common are also nearby.
Only a few minutes east of the A23, and based opposite the South Circular Road, Limetree Care Home is easily accessible for visiting families. It makes the perfect home for those needing residential care who live in the greater London area. With excellent accessibility, those living in the home will still feel a part of the city as they settle into their new community.
Limetree Care Centre
8 Limetree Close
Tel: 0208 674 3437
Fax: 0208 674 3949
Limetree Care Centre is situated just off of Christchurch Road. The bus stop is on Christchurch Road and Brixton and Streatham are just a short bus journey away. The nearest station is Tulse Hill, and the nearest Underground station is Brixton. There is a mini-supermarket within walking distance of the home.
Limetree Care Centre is situated on the A205 London South Circular, just off of Christchurch Road, near to Brixton Hill.
Local bus stop is situated on Christchurch Road, short bus journey to Brixton and Streatham
bus stop. Serving routes: 109, 118, 133, 137, 159, 201, 250, 333, 417, 57, 59, N109, N133, N137
Nearest tube station is Brixton which provides access to the Victoria Line.
The nearest train station is Tulse Hill and is within a walking distance.