Mill View, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Mill View, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Mill View, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Mill View is a warm and welcoming care home, delivering the best in residential, nursing and respite care for older people, as well as specialist care for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

All team members receive regular training to ensure they are up-to-date with good care practice. They support residents with professional, personalised and inclusive care in a friendly, relaxing environment.

Located in East Grinstead, Mill View is surrounded by charming West Sussex countryside. The quaint town centre shops and amenities are only a short distance away.

Mill View boasts a variety of communal areas and facilities where residents can relax, socialise, pursue hobbies and access a range of stimulating entertainment. There is a coffee shop, a hairdressing and beauty salon and a cinema, as well as wheelchair-accessible gardens.

Every resident’s room at Mill View is tastefully decorated and includes comfortable furnishings. Residents are welcome to arrange their rooms however they wish, and can bring their own possessions to help them feel completely at home. Each room also features a TV point and a 24-hour nurse call system.

Chefs pride themselves on producing fresh, seasonal, delicious meals every day, and they’re always cooking up something special to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. Individual dietary requirements are catered for and there is always a good selection of tasty snacks, cakes, fresh fruit and refreshments on offer.

Activity based care is at the heart of everything they do at Mill View. Residents are encouraged to carry on enjoying the hobbies they love, and many discover new interests or just enjoy getting to know other residents through the regular individual and group activities organised by the resourceful co-ordinators.

Group: Care UK Nursing & Residential Care Services

Person in charge: Debbie Wheeler (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 70 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Challenging Behaviour • Hearing Impairment • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Single Rooms: 70

Rooms with ensuite WC: 70

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • 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 • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Mill View: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Reviews

9.1 Mill View has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.054)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Mill View is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Mill View in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.625 for Mill View is calculated as follows: ( (94 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.625

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.429 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mill View is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.429

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    9
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Mill View?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Mill View

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Partner of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

The staff are simply fantastic!

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very nice environment, clean and tidy. Excellent care staff who really do care for the people within the home.

My mother settled in very well and is now happy and engaged and laughs a lot just like she used to. She enjoys all the food and has put on weight and more importantly is given drinks regularly which she used to forget to do when she was at home alone.

It is lovely that as a family we are safe in the knowledge that Mum is happy and content at Mill View.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My partner was admitted to Mill View care home in early 2015 and was not expected to live much longer.
He died in my arms on 30th March 2017 peacefully on a beautiful spring day in his room at Mill View. It is to the credit of the home manager her predecessor and all the staff that my partner lived for over two years with the greatest of care and concern and I am very grateful to them all.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely staff and beautiful environment. Mum enjoyed her time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Pleased with all care facilities. Staff are friendly and always helpful. Residents are dressed appropriately for the time of day. Food and snacks are in frequent supply and the "village shop" is handy for residents to choose their own sweets and toiletries. The coffee shop is excellent, though would benefit from more mugs which are easier to handle than cups and saucers.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother moved into Mill View in early December 2015, when she was deemed to be 'unsafe' living in her own home with a live-in carer. From the outset, we were struck by the warmth and friendliness of all the staff we encountered. The administrative staff smoothed our path to enable my mother to move in within a couple of days, and the nursing and care staff showed great compassion and care towards my mother from the outset. My mother was always neat and clean and was encouraged by the staff to join in the many activities offered daily in the home or to sit with other residents in the lounge, where the staff were regularly interacting with them. My mother, who suffered from dementia, was helped and encouraged in every appropriate way but was never, to my knowledge, coerced or forced to do something she did not wish to. The staff showed infinite patience right up to the time of my mother's death and I am grateful to them all for their excellent level of care.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Mum joined Mill View in February this year. Since this time she has been well cared for. The activities and the general company have helped her enjoy life more having lived with dementia and on her own for the last six years. A recent accident to her hip has emphasised how good the staff are in helping her on the road to recovery. The standards appear to be well maintained at Mill View.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Mum has just moved in (10 days ago) after having falls and losing her confidence to walk without support from nursing staff. In just a week, she has gained confidence to walk with a Zimmer frame independently. She has taken a new interest in her appearance and for the first time in years wanted to use the hairdresser. She is joining in activities and talking to and interacting with the residents which is lovely as previously she would be reluctant to leave her house - even for family gatherings. The staff are lovely - they always have time for the residents and relatives, they know the resident's names and want to help them. They are all working as a team. Management, catering, maintenance, cleaners, laundry - all interact together and are open and honest in what they do. The residents come first and their needs are primarily important but so is the need to have fun and the staff all work to ensure this.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

From being greeted to leaving the excellent care home, staff are always polite and helpful. The office staff and manager always have time for anybody.
The handy man always busy keeping the home in top condition.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I stayed at Mill View for 5 weeks following open heart surgery, as I lived alone and had no-one to care for me full time following the operation. The care I received was totally appropriate for my needs. Helping me to complete independence over my time there. The staff were always friendly and helpful but I did feel they were rather overworked, especially at weekends and were not able to spend as much time with each resident that they would have liked.
All the rooms are en-suite, very roomy and well furnished including the wet room. Lounge areas are good and many activities are provided for residents if they want them as are all public areas.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Samantha Debenham, Marketing Support Administrator at Mill View responded to this review on 16 Aug 2016:

We’re grateful for your feedback and are delighted with the positive comments and scores for the care and support we provide, as well as the facilities at Mill View. I would also like to assure you that our levels of staffing are always suitable to meet the needs of all our residents seven days a week, and also overnight, to ensure we’re always providing high levels of both care and activities. Thank you very much for your kind feedback and we’re very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

Staff very good, food very good, more exercise for younger residents would be appreciated. Better use of garden in good weather would make sense. Generally very happy with service.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Cindy Luscombe, Home Manager at Mill View responded to this review on 27 Jan 2016:

We’re grateful for your feedback and are delighted with the positive comments and fantastic scores for the care and support we provide. We would also like to thank you for the constructive feedback which we will pass on to the team at the home.

Mill view is the nicest, cleanest care home I have ever visited. The staff are friendly, caring and engage the clients as well as looking after them to an extremely high standard. The whole experience of putting my father in a care home was very smooth and the management were very supportive. I can not recommend this place enough, my father loves it here. I would highly recommend Mill View, you can be assured that your family member will have the best care possible here.

How likely would you be to recommend Mill View? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles

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Scarlett MacDonald

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

I joined Care UK in 2010 as manager of Beech Hurst, but moved to take over the opening of Francis Court in 2012. I qualified as a nurse at the age of 18 and went on to work in acute care. I absolutely loved every day as an acute nurse and I had some great experiences working on different specialists’ units and completing further training with the Royal College of Surgeons. I later moved into working in a more commercial setting and gained another degree, this time in genetics and physiology.

I decided to go into care home management as I felt it offered the perfect way to bring together my commercial and clinical interests. I’m passionate about finding ways to make a difference to the lives of older people and I wake up every morning thinking about how I can improve the quality of life of residents at Francis Court, and most nights I go home happy in the knowledge that I’ve made a difference and generated a few smiles along the way.

I like to make the most of every opportunity for learning and development that comes along, and I also enjoy coaching other people so that they can develop too. At the moment I’m studying for a masters degree in business administration and I’m lecturing on nursing at the local college in the evenings.

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Julie Millward

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2012

Description:

I’m a qualified registered nurse and midwife and I’ve worked in hospitals as well as care homes. I joined Care UK at the end of 2012 from being the deputy manager at another care home because the company has a great reputation.

What makes a good home manager? A sense of humour, good communication skills and a passion for the job. A keenness and ability to get to know your residents and colleagues is also vital. In fact, getting to know residents, spending time with them and making sure they’re happy is what I love about my role! I’m driven to ensure that Mill View is a superb care home – the best in the area – so people will want to make it their home.

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