Choosing a care home for your loved one, especially when they have dementia, can be a tricky business. The best way to assess if a home is right for your loved one is to visit to get a feel for the atmosphere, see how well the residents are treated and find out what the staff are like with them.
We’d love you to come and visit Kingsmount to see how we measure up. You’re very welcome to call in anytime. In the meantime, we’ve listed below answers to some of the questions you may have. If there’s anything we’ve missed, please feel free to call us on 01803 663460.
We feel the best people to tell you the sort of care your loved one will receive at Kingsmount are those who have experienced it. So, here’s what one of our many grateful families has to say about their loved one’s stay here.
Heather & Mark
“I don’t know where to start – you are amazing! Really we can’t thank you enough for the care you gave mum – words really can’t say it.
The 15 months she spent in Devon being cared for by all of you were so filled with patience, humour, love and kindness – far beyond what we could have hoped for.
Mum was not always easy, as you know! But she could detect gentleness and warmth a mile off, and the persistent calm kindness you showed her seeped into her, and her barriers dropped, enabling her to receive and give softness and warmth and making her last 15 months a time of increased connection that did her so much good and was so different to the way she had interacted in the preceding years.
Her worsening dementia had increased her guard, but the genuineness and professionalism with which you treated her enabled her to release some of that.
We will always be indebted to you all. I am so happy that she had a good end, and all the effort that was put into achieving that was amazing and humbling.”
It’s really important that someone who is living with dementia has familiar surroundings, so they feel calm and relaxed.
We’d love you to bring their own ornaments, treasured mementoes and small furniture items to make their room their own. We’ll even re-decorate it in line with their home decor to truly make it feel like home if you’d like.
All rooms have lovely high ceilings giving a light and airy feel, which contributes to a feeling of calm, as does the sweeping views across the bay that are a feature of many of them.
Conveying the depth of care and expertise provided at a care home is difficult. After all, everyone says they have brilliant care. We truly believe you’ll find the care your loved one experiences at Kingsmount is the very best available. Here are a few things we hope will demonstrate that:
Usually, the best way to see if Kingsmount is the right home for your loved one is to come and visit. However, due to the COVID19 pandemic, we ask that you call and speak to the manager prior to visiting.
We’d like to invite you on a personal guided tour to really get to know the home. When you arrive, we’ll have a quick, confidential chat about your requirements and then take you around the home to show you all the facilities. Afterwards, you can ask us about anything we haven’t covered, then talk to whomever you please and wander around yourself as much as you like.
We want you to be absolutely sure this is the right home for you, so you and your loved one are also more than welcome to join us for a day to meet everyone, get involved and see what life is like first-hand. Or you can simply join us for lunch and one of the many entertainment sessions if a whole day is not convenient.
To arrange your personal guided tour, please call us on 01803 663460 or click here to email us. The kettle’s always on, and we’d love to meet you!
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To everyone at Kingsmount: Thank you for restoring our faith in care homes! You have all been so kind and caring with my Mum and she leaves your home in a much better place emotionally. We will not forget you all.
Thank you for all the care your showed to our Mum and Dad over two years. Thank you for your professionalism and good humour. Thank you to Ann for her guidance. Best wishes to you all.
Thank you for making my mum very welcome and happy during her time with you all
As a family we would like to thank you all for caring and looking after Auntie, making her as comfortable as possible in her last few weeks of life. We will always be grateful to you all.