Langford View

Langford View

Coach House Mews
Bicester
OX26 6EW
United Kingdom

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  • Long Term Dementia
  • Dementia Respite
  • Long Term Nursing
  • Nursing Respite
  • Long Term Residential
  • Residential Respite

Our ground floor has a dedicated nursing unit catering for up to 23 residents in single en suite bedrooms and our first floor is a specialist dementia care centre catering for 37 residents. Our aim is to provide high quality person-centred care and services to everyone with dignity, respect and compassion.

Langford Lounge

Opened in 2012, Langford View offers dedicated, person-centred care in a peaceful cul-de-sac a short distance from the popular Bicester Village designer outlet and close to local amenities and transport links. The specialist home environment incorporates a number of features that promote reminiscence as therapy and enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia.

Langford Dining Room

Each private bedroom is a residents’ personal haven and there are cosy living areas in each of the households, along with kitchenettes and dining rooms. For those who join us for respite care, all of the facilities remain available including individual en-suite bedrooms, our delicious home cooked meals and daily activities.

Langford View Activities

Residents can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas with the hairdressing salon open during the week. The sensory room and landscaped gardens are often occupied with residents to relax and enjoy time with their family and friends.

Services & Facilities

Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to support our residents, ensuring they spend their day how they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

The attentive care team focus on the individual needs of the residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for our residents by creating lovely, comfortable, homely surroundings and by providing care, activities and other services designed around each resident’s needs and wishes.

 

 

Meet the team

The talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals on site daily from our own kitchens. We source quality produce for our excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. All-day dining is available for lighter meals and snacks and all 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 us. The menus change daily and the kettle is always on. Our chef bakes every day so there is always a fresh cake to enjoy.

Each of the households has their own small kitchen dining room where residents can take their meals if they wish. Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks whenever they choose.

OSJCT Menu

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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 Langford View. 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 the local toddler and nursery groups
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Music therapy sessions
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Communal Church services
  • Visit from a pop-up farm including ponies, sheep and goats
  • Visit from Paro, a therapeutic robotic seal

OSJCT Activities Guide

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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.

As we are within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in:

  • Coffee mornings on Fridays (10.30-11.45)
  • Care Home Open Day
  • Summer and Autumn fetes
  • Christmas parties

View our full events calendar to see more upcoming events taking place at Langford View.

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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

Home Manager

Farida Ait-Tales is the Home Manager of Langford View in Bicester. Farida joined OSJCT in 2006 and has 27 years of experience in the care sector. The most exciting part of Farida’s role is looking after people and working closely with lovely and caring people.

Farida currently holds a medical degree and has an NVQ in Management and Leadership.

Farida and her team at Langford View Care Home aspire to not only provide the highest quality of care, but also aim to re-build a resident’s quality of life and will go the extra mile to achieve this. Many of the residents who make Langford View their home may have lost something in their life; be it a family member, their health or even their self-esteem. Farida and her team try to help residents to fill the void that one of these losses might have left and potentially change something in them by giving them a new lease of life where possible. Working together, the team create a culture within staff, residents and volunteers to introduce this behaviour into the daily routine.

Farida remembers fondly many occasions where the positive culture at Langford View has impacted residents' lives. One such memory is of individual whom Farida saw grow from a woman who had lost the ability to speak her native tongue, into a woman with a sense of fulfilment. Farida and the resident immediately bonded over their love for the French language: the resident disclosed that being able to pick up her French again was something that she longed for dearly, having come to England from Belgium during the war. During the time that had passed, she had unfortunately forgotten her native language and missed it greatly. Farida arranged for an A-level student studying French to come to the home on a weekly basis to speak French and discuss points of interest about Belgium in an attempt to jog the resident's memory. This resident-specific activity aimed to assist the resident to reach back to her roots and regain her own identity.

Each success story gives Farida and the team the drive to build on the positive culture at Langford View by improving lives, society and the community no matter how small the act may seem at the time.

Activity Coordinator

Bev brings a lot of joy to Langford View!

As Activities Coordinator she works hard to enable each resident to continue doing the things they enjoy. This begins with activity questionnaires twice a year that encourage residents to outline their likes and dislikes, hobbies, interests and how involved they wish to get with activities. Based on this information and any seasonal events, Bev plans activities week by week, ensuring a vast range of topics and interests are covered in the two activities that are run each day.

Visits from Paro the therapeutic robotic seal, flower arranging, arts and crafts, exercise classes, music nostalgia, bingo…the list of activities Bev runs is endless and residents are welcome to join in as much or as little as they wish. Because of the variety of activities, Bev has gained expertise in many different areas and she loves the fact that each day is different.

As one of three Dementia Leads in the Home, Bev is mindful that many residents live very much in the moment, so she strives to ensure each of these moments is special and meaningful. With this in mind, she has coordinated many special projects at the home such as Digital Bridges, where younger generations introduce technology to the residents and shopping sessions where different shops are brought in for those who cannot get out and about. Bev also organises regular outings in the Home’s minibus like strawberry picking and trips to the garden centre.

Bev joined the Trust in 2014 with many years’ experience and qualifications in care. Her talent in her role is appreciated by residents (one of whom said she is “worth her weight in gold”) and colleagues alike, and this was recognised when she was awarded Oxfordshire Activity Coordinator of the Year by the Trust in 2018.

In her spare time, Bev enjoys riding her Harley Davidson Sportster and walking in the countryside.

Bursar

Tricia's role as Bursar at Langford View means that she is often at the centre of activity within the home.

Tricia is passionate about the high levels of care we provide at Langford View and she decided to take the step into her current role as Bursar after having been a care leader and achieving qualifications in Care Leading, Dementia and Management and then being the home's Admin Assistant.

Tricia is an expert in managing a busy workload and, among her many responsibilities, she supervises ancillary staff, arranges training, is responsible for ordering for the home in-line with budgets and ensures the smooth-running of day-to-day activities such as gardening, residents’ shopping and serving meals.

This expertise and willingness to help was recognised with two years’ nominations and one win for Oxfordshire Office Support of the Year within the Trust.

On special occasions and during fundraising activities you will often be able to see Tricia in full fancy dress, wearing a wig or even joining a conga around our car park! In her spare time, Tricia enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her family.

Admin Assistant

Emma is Langford View’s Admin Assistant and will be the first to offer a very warm welcome to all visitors.

Emma enjoys the varied nature of the role, whether she is organising staff rotas, reviewing residents’ financial accounts or showing round a new resident and their family.

Emma holds NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Care and brings nearly three decades of experience working in the care industry. Emma always knew she wanted to work in care and has held a number of different roles within the Trust. Emma finds her current role rewarding because of the difference she knows it makes to the lives of Langford View residents. She likes nothing more than to hear residents laugh and seeing the smiles on their faces; particularly if she is dressed up for charity!

Emma likes to spend her spare time with her grandchildren and tending to her garden.

Head of Care

Alex joined the Trust in 2019 as Head of Care for Langford View. With a bachelor’s degree in General Nursing and having worked in the care industry for three years, Alex brings a wealth of experience to this varied role.

No two days are the same for Alex: she could be assisting a resident to eat lunch, assessing people in the community, devising care plans or maintaining medication records, among many other responsibilities.

Alex very much enjoys supporting older people to maintain their independence and individuality. She loves sharing happy moments with the residents at Langford View and feels the biggest reward is knowing that her work has brought a smile. 

Being a nurse, Alex loves working with people and caring for them, and she is happy to have chosen a career that keeps her very busy but at the same time is extremely rewarding.

In previous roles, Alex has taken on difficult cycling challenges to raise money for charity. Alex looks forward to doing her best to make the residents at Langford View happy.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys swimming, travelling and reading.

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Call: 01869 252343

Coach House Mews
Bicester
OX26 6EW
United Kingdom

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