Martinstown, Dorchester DT2 9JN
Park House is a Care Home in a Georgian Country House, in an attractive village setting, but near to the county town of Dorchester. Accommodation is provided in single en-suite rooms and there are two lounge areas, a dining area and an orangery for residents to enjoy.
Full 24 hour care is provided seven days a week by trained staff. Meals and refreshments are catered to a high standard having been awarded 5 stars by the Local Environmental Health Team.
Involvement in daily social activities is encouraged, including a monthly visit from a local Vicar, weekly visits from members of the village WI and weekly sing alongs with a family member and staff.
The home also has weekly visits from a hairdresser to a salon and visits from a chiropodist.
The Philosophy of care at Park House is to create a secure, relaxed, happy and homely atmosphere to live in.
Owner: Mr & Mrs S Cannie
Person in charge: James Ivers (Registered Manager / Nominated Individual)
Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 20 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Learning Disability • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults
Admission Information: Ages 65+.
Single Rooms: 20
Shared Rooms: 0
Rooms with ensuite WC: 19
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £550 – £900 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Park House to find out the exact price for your requirements.)
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Park House: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Job Title: Director
Karen started her working career in banking, before changing career and qualifying as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1997. Karen worked for the NHS for two years before moving into the private care home sector, initially managing a 20 bedded care home for individuals over the age of 65 who had mental health problems. Before moving on to manage a 50 bedded dementia care home, and then finally for the same owners a 70 bedded care home for individuals with dementia, residential, and nursing needs until the owners sold the business in 2006.
During this time Karen also completed her NVQ Level 4 in Care Management, which included her RMA (Registered Managers Award).
Karen and her husband Steve purchased Park House in the autumn of 2006, and Karen was Registered Manager of Park House until 2010 when they employed a Registered Manager to take over the core management duties of the care home.
Job Title: Director
Steve’s career background is within structural steel, and when purchasing Park House he left his job to concentrate on the extension of Park House and the general business expansion.
Job Title: Registered Manager / Nominated Individual
James oversees the day-to day operation within all aspects of the Residential Home (Park House) and Home Care Services. James is on-call 24 hours a day in case of emergency for the Residential Home.
James’s role also includes to primarily co-ordinate and manages the Residential Care Services, and supports all staff within the service provisions of the operations of the care home and domiciliary care services provided by Park House.
James provides administrative, organisational, and leadership skills within the Domiciliary and Residential Care Home and is responsible for care quality commission compliance, quality assurance, auditing, recruitment, advertising, invoicing, supervision of staff, staff rostering, staff training, risk assessing, care planning, client assessments/ reviews, and general record keeping.
Job Title: Assistant Manager
Clare’s role within Park House Care (UK) Ltd is to primarily co-ordinate and manage the Residential Care Services, and support the Registered Manager in managing the care home and domiciliary care services provided by Park House.
Clare provides administrative, organisational, and leadership skills within the Domiciliary and Residential Care office and is responsible for quality assurance, auditing, recruitment, advertising, payroll, supervision of staff, staff rostering, staff training, risk assessing, care planning, client assessments/ reviews, and general record keeping