Latest update for Visitors
Here at The Orders of St John Care Trust our priority is the safety and wellbeing of residents, colleagues and visitors in our services. Following Monday’s advice by the government on the vulnerability of the over 70s we have made the difficult but responsible decision to restrict access to our homes to all but the most essential visitors required to either to protect the health of our residents, or to ensure that buildings remain safe and essential supplies are delivered. For further information, click here.
A warm welcome to our home
Goodson Lodge’s specialist home environment has been designed specifically to enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia and incorporates many features to promote reminiscence as therapy.
- Long Term Dementia
- Dementia Respite
- Long Term Residential
- Residential Respite
Goodson Lodge offers a wonderful home environment. The private bedrooms are personal havens for our residents. Rooms are seamlessly divided into four individual households, each accommodating a maximum of sixteen residents. This creates a more intimate feeling of community where real relationships can be formed. Each household includes a bright kitchen diner and two cosy lounges as well as two themed destination lounges.
Within the home there are four households: • Staverton and Yarnbrook – Dementia care • Edington and Westwood – Residential care
Services & Facilities
About the team
A friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to give the support needed for all our residents.
Meet the team
A talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals. The freshly prepared, delicious dishes are carefully balanced to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences. Seasonal produce is chosen whenever possible and of course, relatives and friends are always welcome to join.
Each of our four households have their own personal kitchen-dining room where residents can take their meals if you wish. However, residents may eat wherever they choose and will sometimes opt to eat in their own room
We also plant fresh produce each year as part of our activities and the fruits of our labour will be used in our dishes as much as possible.
Whether it’s wet or dry outside, we at OSJCT feel that activities are essential in providing the best caring environment to live in.
Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us at Goodson Lodge. We have a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with our residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.
We are also fortunate to have the support of many volunteers of all ages from the local community, strengthening our links to this thriving market town. Here is a sample of activities on offer:
- Trips to garden centres, cafés, pubs, sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
- Visit from Pets as Therapy Dogs
- Exercise and wellness activities, for example Seated Yoga, Zumba
- Fun activities with ‘Messy Miniatures’, the local toddler group
- Board game competitions and quizzes
- Music therapy sessions
- Arts and crafts
- Communal Church services
With so many well-being activities for body and mind on offer, we also recognise that everyone needs some personal space for relaxation and mindfulness for personal reflection. The cosy lounges offer an opportunity for some quiet time or to host family and friends.
And that’s not all:
We’ve had silent discos, hoe downs, Chinese banquets, Oscar parties and so much more.
Many of the activities feature Reminiscence Therapy to aid those living with Dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.
Located in the heart of Trowbridge, and within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in:
- Coffee mornings
- Care Home Open Day
- Summer and Autumn fetes
- Blue Friday Breakfast for Emergency Service workers and Health Care Professionals
- Singing club
- Gardening club
- Halloween party
- Gent’s evening
- Christmas parties
View our full events calendar to see more upcoming events taking place at Goodson Lodge.
The Key Facts document has information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed and taken on your visit
Meet the team
The team consists of a Home Manager, Care Services Manager, Dementia Lead, Senior support Workers, Support workers, Activity Co-ordinators, Admiral Nurses, Housekeeping, Handy person, administrators and the home's Chef and catering team.
Come and visit us
The best way to find out all that we can offer is to come along for a chat, look around and meet our team and residents. Contact us to make an appointment - we'll be delighted to welcome you.Call: 01225 617800