Dementia care home situated in Todmorden, West Yorkshire
Pennine Lodge is situated in the historic town of Todmorden which sits in the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. In our home we offer a person-centred approach to care, supporting our ladies and gentlemen to live happy and fulfilled lives in a comfortable environment.
Dementia care home
Our Edwardian manor house overlooks the beautiful Centre Vale Park, where our ladies and gentlemen can take country walks and be close to nature. Our location also gives us great transport links to Leeds, Sheffield and Halifax.
Many of those who live with us as part of our Pennine Lodge family, grew up and lived in Todmorden or surrounding areas for their whole lives. This gives our home a real community feel, with people often becoming neighbours all over again and continuing lifelong friendships.
Facilities and home essentials
Pennine Lodge has three units – William, Harrison and Ryland, which are situated over two floors of our Edwardian manor house. There are 38 single ensuite bedrooms, large communal dining areas on both floors and a further small dining area on the ground floor.
Our large, stylish and comfortable lounges allow and encourage our ladies and gentlemen to socialise and relax with friends or family in a community setting.
We are also lucky to have a hair salon with professional hairdresser on site as well.
A range of services
We are proud to provide a range of tailored services, events and activities our ladies and gentlemen, including:
• Occupational therapy
• On-site laundry
• Daily activities and events
• End of life care
• Speech and language therapists
• Behavioural specialists
Plus access to: Enhanced GP services, Quest matron and District nurse.
Dementia friendly environment
Pennine Lodge offers a dementia friendly environment to keep our ladies and gentlemen safe and happy while living under our care. We have themed areas within our home, all of which have been specifically designed to make them feel familiar, so those who reside with us can feel at home and settled into their new environment.
The walls of our communal areas are decorated with dementia friendly wall art. Our corridors feature soothing, stimulating, and tactile sensory paintings depicting the seaside. We use these bright and bold areas to initiate conversations about past holidays and family, while our calm and cosy areas are perfect for those who may need a more reassuring and relaxing atmosphere.
Within Pennine Lodge, we have created a shopping area, with a post office, newsagent, tea shop, bar and library that stimulate the senses and encourage people to be active. The environment gives our ladies and gentlemen a real sense of purpose and they often go to pick up a newspaper after breakfast or entertain family at the tea shop. The wall art is painted in traditional colours for an authentic appearance – creating a nostalgic atmosphere which promotes reminiscence and brings back happy memories.
Day and night clocks
Losing track of time is one of the early symptoms of dementia and not knowing whether it is day or night can cause distress and trigger challenging behaviours. To help with this, at Pennine Lodge we have dementia friendly day and night clocks in all community areas. These clocks help to remove any confusion, as they show whether it is day or night in an easy-to-understand way. These prove to be especially useful during the winter months, when it’s dark at both 6am and 6pm.