The White House, Eggington, Near Leighton Buzzard

The White House opened in 2003 under the management of Janes Care Group. This spacious care home is based in the rural and affluent village of Eggington, near Leighton Buzzard, and provides purpose built accommodation for older people, who can no longer live at home, with a specific focus on dementia patients.

Newly renovated and refurbished, The White House offers:

  • 25 rooms – including doubles and ensuites, shower rooms and bathrooms
  • 2 lounges
  • Large dining room
  • ‘Snug’ rooms and private areas
  • Hairdressing room
  • Computer room
  • Medication room
  • Meeting room
  • Laundry and store room
  • Garden and decking area
  • Lift access to all areas
  • Pet friendly – registered with the Cinnamon Trust

The White House is one of the larger homes within the Group offering lots of communal spaces and private areas for peace and quiet. The computer room enables residents to skype family members and keep in touch via email, with larger keyboards available for those with poor sight or co-ordination.

Our ethos is to enable dementia patients to live as normal a life as possible within a safe and secure environment. We encourage patients to continue living as they did before they moved to the White House, participating in a wide variety of activities and to continue doing what they enjoy. We facilitate this by talking with family and friends to understand an individual patient's needs and wants, and through observation.

Our care is resident-led and we focus on individuals' strengths and building their confidence within a nurturing environment.

Our staff are qualified and fully trained, and we are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Central Bedfordshire Compliance Officers. We aim to meet the highest standards in care and as such hold monthly residents and staff meetings, as well as an annual satisfaction survey. A comments book is kept in the main foyer and all feedback is noted and acted upon. A monthly newsletter is distributed to keep residents and families updated.

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The White House offers a real family environment, where living ‘a normal life’ is actively promoted. The open house policy means that visitors can come whenever a resident wishes and they can even book to have a meal with a resident. For married couples, where a husband or wife can no longer live at home, sharing a meal together is important. Our double rooms also mean that couples, who move to The White House together and wish to share a room, can do so.

Equally, we offer day care options, when a dementia patient may need additional support but does not necessarily need or want to be a full time resident. Day care can offer respite for the family and at the same time provide a new environment for a dementia sufferer to meet new people and try new things.

Regular outings and events are organised at The White House and volunteers come and do activities with the residents on a weekly basis, as well as arranging Sunday trips to the local church.

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For more information on The White House and Janes Care Group, simply give Lucian Balog a call on 01525 210322 and we will be delighted to talk to you.