IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT KINGSCLEAR CARE HOME
Following a thorough review of the building and its infrastructure, and extensive consultation with stakeholders, Caring Homes has taken the decision to close the current home at Kingsclear, enabling us to build a new state of the art home at the same location.
The current home is coming to the end of its operational lifespan. The building comprises a mix of older elements and its layout has become increasingly unsuitable for modern day care standards. Therefore, in order to ensure they can continue to provide the best care for older people in Camberley in the future, they will be building a brand new home.
Planning permission for the new home has been granted by the local authority. They are working closely with current residents and their families to find alternative homes that meet their individual care needs and with staff to find alternative placements.
The closure process is expected to be completed over the summer of 2015. The demolition and construction phase will follow in the autumn and they anticipate that the new Kingsclear will open in 2017/18. With this substantial new investment owners look forward to continuing to provide the highest standards of care for older people in the Camberley area for many years to come.
Kingsclear Nursing Home combines a beautiful Edwardian house of distinction, offering residential and nursing care of the highest standard for up to 72 elderly people. Kingsclear is located in the Surrey town of Camberley and benefits from excellent transport links to the South East and beyond.
Kingsclear offers a full range of residential and nursing care support, including trial stays, respite breaks and convalescent care as well as long term care. Residents are encouraged to bring important personal possessions to personalise their rooms. The home operates an open visiting policy, where residents and loved ones may visit at convenient times. In common with all of their homes, Kingsclear’s manager has a qualified nursing background. The home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission and has ISO9001/2000 and Hospitality Assured accreditation.
Group: Caring Homes Group
Person in charge: Margaret Miller (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 72 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Hearing Impairment • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Admission Information: Ages 65+.
Single Rooms: 70
Shared Rooms: 1
Rooms with ensuite WC: 10
Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Separate EMI Unit • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room
Latest CQC* Report on Kingsclear Nursing Home: click here
*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
posted 11 May 2015
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Recommendation Score: 8 (8.030)
The user 'Recommendation Score' ( 8 for Kingsclear Nursing Home) 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 Richard Mathews (Son of Resident/Service User) on Saturday 4 April 2015. Review relates to April 2015.
The care and attention given to my Dad in the last eight months of his life was exceptional. The carers were so kind and patient with him at all times and nothing was too much trouble. He thought of Kingsclear as his home and never asked when he was going to leave which was a blessing. There is always guilt when the need arises to put a parent into a nursing home, but I know now it was the best decision I could of made both for him and especially for me.
How likely would you be to recommend Kingsclear Nursing Home? Extremely likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Kingsclear Nursing Home
Job Title: Home Manager
As Home Manager of Kingsclear, Margaret leads a professional staff team in delivering the highest standards of residential and nursing care for up to 72 elderly people.
As a qualified RGN, Margaret has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience across both the private sector and the NHS. She understands the importance of creating a seamless care pathway and works hard to maintain excellent relationships with a range of local health professionals.
As part of her previous work, Margaret has studied safeguarding across all walks of life, but specifically in a care home environment. This study reinforced her belief that effective training and knowledge play a crucial role in ensuring all care home residents are provided with good care and quality of life in a safe environment.
Margaret was keen to join Caring Homes and particularly Kingsclear, due to the positive atmosphere of dignity and respect she experienced when visiting the home. As such, she is intent on continuing to provide residents, staff and visitors with a pleasant environment to live, work and visit.
Within her role, Margaret takes particular pleasure from the relationships she is able to build with the residents of Kingsclear and their friends and family.
‘I feel privileged to be able to support our residents and their relatives when they need a kind word, a smile or someone to talk to.’
Having lived in nearby Bracknell since 1999; Margaret enjoys Surrey life, with the close proximity to London combined with the countryside feel of the surrounding areas. Away from work, she enjoys reading ‘a good thriller’ and spending quality time with her three sons and three grandchildren.
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Kingsclear Nursing Home