Clipstone Hall & Lodge in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has been assessed by Nottinghamshire County Council as being a Band Five care home, the highest rating that can be achieved on the quality rating scale used by the Council. In addition to this the home has also been awarded the Dementia Quality Mark. The home, which provides residential and dementia care for up to 90 residents, received an unannounced visit from independent inspectors in December, to ensure care standards for all residents, including those with dementia, as set out by the Council are met.
Criteria includes positive attitude towards dementia, allowing people with dementia emotional and physical freedom, ensuring daily routines are carried out, and providing meaningful activities and stimulation.
The home received positive feedback from the visit, with the report stating staff act in a professional and respectful manner and have appropriate experience and training enabling them to care for residents in a thoughtful and dignified manner.
Overall the report is happy that the home functions efficiently and is a clean and hygienic environment to live in, with access to all necessary support. Residents are encouraged and supported in making their own decisions and to have their own individual routines.
Councillor Muriel Weisz, Chair of the County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Committee, said: “The aim of the County Council scheme is to set the standard for high quality dementia care in care homes across Nottinghamshire.
We have been working with care providers and the NHS to improve dementia care through training, workforce development and specialist support services.”
MP Mark Spencer, for the Sherwood constituency, said “Achieving such a high quality mark is a great achievement, and clearly showcases the home’s dedication to care. It is impressive to see so many homes reaching high standards of care and delivering quality personalised care to those who need it.
I’m delighted to see that Clipstone Hall & Lodge has met this standard, I know the home well and feel they deserve the Band Five. ”
The Dementia Quality Mark was developed in 2013 by the Council, and is awarded to homes bi-annually.
Clipstone Hall & Lodge had previously been awarded a Band Four, which has now been replaced with a Band Five.
Claire Kirman, Home Manager at Clipstone Hall & Lodge, said “We are so pleased to have achieved such a high band, and delighted that we have improved since our last assessment. The staff at the home work tirelessly to ensure the residents feel included and respected, and received personalised care. We have a lovely, positive environment in our home”