Excellence in Care for People with Dementia
Gretton Court is a highly recommended and very well regarded nursing home which has undergone an extensive refurbishment.
Gretton Court offers superior and modern facilities in addition to the oustanding level of nursing care for people living with dementia.
Facilities at the home include a dedicated activities room which is used to engage residents in menaingful and fun daily activites.
There is also a dedicated hairdressing salon for regular pampers and a tea room which is designed to encourage residents to live an independent lifestyle.
Our philosphy is to maximise the opportunities and potential of people living with dementia and provide the highest standard of personalised care.
The most recent Care Quality Commission inspection took place in 2015 and the home has a “3 star, Excellent” rating.
There is nothing more important to us than the happiness and well being of our residents.
We have a team of managers, nurses, care staff and support staff and provide a safe and welcoming home where residents are able to achieve the greatest degree of contentment and well being possible.
All meals are prepared in our own kitchen and our kitchen staff discuss menus with the residents to find out their likes and dislikes. We are therefore able to cater for individual tastes and dietary needs. The kitchen has a 5 star award for hygiene from Hartlepool Borough Council.
Our links with the community include the services of a chiropodist, hairdresser and barber at a reasonable charge. We recognise the importance of health care for residents and Gretton Court has good links with local consultant psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses as well as local GPs.
Applying for a Place
If you or your relative is interested in a place at Gretton Court our Home Manager, Andrea Atkinson will meet with you and your relative to talk about care needs and the services that we provide. Amongst the areas that Andrea will discuss are:
- Personal care needs, physical and mental well being
- Maintaining links with family and community
- Personal independence while living with us and how we make sure that you can continue to do as much as you can for yourself
- Any particular needs relating to medication, falls, continence, mental health or mobility
- Hobbies and interests
Andrea may also come to see you at home if necessary and talk with your relatives with your permission.
Residents initially move in on a 12 week trial basis and towards the end of that period there is a review meeting to find out if everyone is happy. During this period the resident can get the feel of the home and staff.
People can find the process of moving into a nursing home strange and upsetting and our staff will do everything they can to play a supportive, sensitive and understanding role, particularly during the weeks after arrival.
The fees for residential care at Gretton Court are currently £525.00 per week. There are no “top ups” required from the family. Some residents pay all of their own fees and others receive a contribution from the local council in the area in which they lived before they come to us. We will be happy to explain the local council financial assessment process for new residents.
Fees include all care and accommodation costs, food and drink, heating and lighting, laundry done on the premise and any other staff services.
Fees do not cover the cost of newspapers, hairdressing, dry cleaning, taxis, chiropody, treatment by dentist or opticians or the purchase of clothing and personal effects.
In addition there is a fee of £135 for nursing care and this is paid for by the NHS through the local primary care trust.
For further information please contact Mrs Andrea Atkinson, the Home Manager, Gretton Court , 1 Heather Grove, Hartlepool TS24 8QZ.
Tel: 01429 862255