5 Langley Close, Downley, High Wycombe HP13 5US
The Heights, which opened in April 2009, caters for people who require high levels of both personal and nursing care, and who also may be living with dementia.
At the Heights, people continue to life their lives according to their daily routines and everyone is encouraged to have as much independence as possible.
The home has a number of rooms which is arranged into 5 separate houses. Each house has its own lounge, kitchenette & dining room.
The Heights also has attractive and landscaped gardens which provide a safe and relaxing area for residents.
The Heights is open to residents who are funded by the council as well as those who pay privately
Group: The Fremantle Trust
Person in charge: Blesson Thomas (Service Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 90 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Learning Disability • Old Age
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Admission Information: Ages 60+.
Single Rooms: 90
Rooms with ensuite WC: 90
Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest CQC* Report on The Heights: click here
*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
posted 03 Jul 2015
If you wish to make an enquiry about any of our vacancies, please call 01296 737371.
Recommendation Score: 7.9 (7.872)
The user 'Recommendation Score' (7.9 for The Heights) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.
Submitted by Susan Gale (Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User) on Friday 24 April 2015. Review relates to April 2015.
My father-in-law lived and was cared for at The Heights for the last 2 and a half years. He was very happy during his time there and enjoyed all the activities and events from the Bowls competitions to the music. I was concerned before he went to live there, as I had heard bad press about care homes in general and I am so happy to say that my experience of his time there could not have been more different to my fears. The level of care he received was exemplary, both medically and every day. The environment was comfortable, clean and very homely. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, very professional and treated Dad with dignity and as an individual . They made Dad's stay there enjoyable and I am deeply grateful for that.
How likely would you be to recommend The Heights? Extremely likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Good
Value for Money: Good
Job Title: Service Manager
Blesson graduated from University of Bedfordshire with an MSc in Advanced Nursing Studies.
In his native India, Blesson worked under several renowned doctors and became a Cardiac Specialist Nurse, skills that he brings with him to the role as manager of The Heights.
Blesson, who joined Fremantle in 2010, has worked at all levels in the care service and this has given him a wonderful insight into the running and managing of a care service.
He has won a number of awards including: Best Outgoing Student Award, Best Academic Excellence, as well as twice winning the Best Nurse Award.
A firm believer in independence, choice and privacy, Blesson loves his role as manager and the variety it brings each day. “Unlike your typical care service life at The Heights is very different. It is dynamic, and working with a great team creates a sense of real satisfaction on a daily basis, especially when you see the smiles on the faces of those in the home”, said Blesson.
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at The Heights