Ivy Lodge Retirement Home is situated in a quiet residential area in Haxby, York.
We recently had the home refurbished so that it is not only safe, but provides a lovely comfortable and cosy place for our elderly residents to enjoy a “home from home” life.
Of our 33 bedrooms, 28 are en-suite and just 10 are on the first floor which is accessed via a lift. We like to encourage residents to decorate their bedroom with a favourite chair and personal belongings, helping in any way we can to make it a place they can truly be happy in.
For their health benefits and to maintain a sense of independence, we encourage residents to move freely around the house. We have two sitting rooms (one of them becoming a cinema for film afternoon) which are often used by residents to both enjoy relaxing in and chatting with other residents and staff. They are also a good place to entertain visiting friends and family – with afternoon tea and homemade cakes available! We also have a dedicated TV room, dining room and a space for hairdressing.
We have a lovely mature garden that wraps around the home and can be viewed from most rooms, but it’s really enjoyed most during the warmer months when activities, meals, drinks etc. can be enjoyed in a picturesque setting.
Meanwhile, the kitchen provides delicious nutritional food with an emphasis on traditional cooking and home baking using the best seasonal produce available. Take a look at our Facebook page for a recent menu and pictures!
There is an unlocked door policy – meaning that residents are free to come and go as they please on ‘risk assessed’ outings. We think it is important to offer this as it allows those that choose it, to maintain a sense of independence.
We’re always happy to show you around the home if you would like to take a look at our facilities and meet some of the team and residents for yourselves. Please get in touch or call us on 01904 760 629 and we will arrange your visit.
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