About

Our Story.

Cedar Lodge has been in the heart of Offenham for well over a century.

The original lodge first opened as a country house hotel. Its clients were well-to-do travellers journeying through Evesham. Cedar Lodge even hosted famous guests such as Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien.

But Cedar Lodge moved forward with the times. It changed from an hotel into a care home for the elderly. Ever since, we’ve offered long term support for those wanting companionship and care for their physical and dementia needs.

Despite changing purpose, the country house atmosphere enjoyed by Tolkien remains.

The Owners

Over the course of its history, Cedar Lodge was run by several owners. It was then taken over in 2015 by our present manager, Rupert; along with his parents, Mark & Sally. Since then, Rupert’s sister, Victoria, has also joined the Cedar Lodge family.

Mark, Sally, Rupert and Victoria have spent time restoring Cedar Lodge to its former glory.  Its facilities have been renovated; its building’s now state-of-the art. Cedar Lodge once more offers a first-class, comfortable service to all its residents who call us home.

What we offer

We have 19 bedrooms that cater to long-term residents. We also host short-term guests who are staying for a few weeks respite, as well as day-care visitors. We welcome residents aged 65 and above.

All our bedrooms are en suite. The rooms are both spacious and comfortable. You can learn more about our renovated rooms by clicking here.

We encourage each of our residents to decorate their rooms as they wish. If you were to move into Cedar Lodge, we would likewise welcome you to bring any belongings that help make your room feel more like home.

In addition, we have a newly decorated sitting & dining room, modern bathrooms and showers, and wi-fi access. Outside, there is a level patio with bistro style furniture. Our residents enjoy a secure, sunny garden with seating.

If you come to visit, make sure to check out our drawing room too. We’ve re-instated its period features, so it’s more in keeping with the home’s genteel character.

At the centre of our local community

We’ve spent a lot of time establishing Cedar Lodge in the local community.  Our building sits within a tranquil setting at the heart of beautiful Offenham. The home is flanked by idyllic farmland and is within walking distance for our residents to the nearby post office and village shops.

The home is also a short distance away from the renowned maypole in the village centre. Towering at 64 feet, it counts as one of the tallest of the 6 permanent maypoles that remain in England.

Our dedicated activities coordinator – Susy – arranges outreach programmes between Cedar Lodge and the local schools and scouts. These regular visits work to establish a link between the generations in our local area.

On special occasions like St George’s, VE Day and Christmas, we benefit from special performances given by the children – which are always a wonderful treat.

While contact has quite rightly taking a backseat during the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to look at ways that enable our residents to feel at the centre of their local community.

If you or your loved one decides to make Cedar Lodge home, we will work hard to incorporate your preferred social activities into your weekly schedule.

We regularly walk with our residents to the local shop and enjoy trips out. Susy runs an exciting and varied entertainment program that includes singers, magicians and even mobile zoos.

You can read more about the activities we enjoy by clicking here.

Quality Care Staff

As a business, we have invested significant time into our staff with career development courses, so we can offer the best possible care to you or your loved ones.

At Cedar Lodge, we are a family. And because of this, our policy is to never use agency staff. By doing so, we ensure you or your loved one is only cared for by a familiar face. Someone who we have trained well and who knows every resident’s needs in depth.

Low Staff Turnover

We fundamentally believe that happy staff make the best carers and the best environment for our residents to live in. And we like to think our low staff turnover demonstrates our happy workforce.

For at Cedar Lodge, we aim to build a continuity of care for residents: where carers and residents forge lasting friendships. Most of our staff hail from Offenham or the surrounding villages. They have been carers at our home for many years.

If you’d like to find out more about our care team at Cedar Lodge, click here and read our staff stories.

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Location

Cedar Lodge Care Home
Main Street, Offenham
Evesham, Worcestershire
WR11 8RL