Your life at Kingsmount
Moving into a residential care home is a big step for anyone and you and your loved one are bound to have lots of questions about what their new life there will be like. So we’ve detailed below a few of the most common questions we get asked to help you get a full picture of what they can look forward to.
Somewhere really quite interesting!
If the thought of the new motel style care home where ‘every room is the same colour and they all look alike’ leaves you stone cold then Kingsmount may be just the home for you. Set in a quiet residential cul-de-sac and full of interesting architectural details, the home has a ‘country house in the town’ feel and even comes with its own interesting and mildly salacious history.
It was built in the 1860s in the Gothic style by a well known architect. Just a few years later it was purchased by Isaac Singer of sewing machine fame for his mistress. He lived in on a nearby private estate in Paignton and even had a tunnel built so that he could come and go undetected!
Inside the home is spacious without being intimidatingly large. The main communal area is a large conservatory style lounge (see virtual tour below) where your loved one will be able to participate in the activities and general socialising. This is complimented by a smaller quiet lounge which is the ideal place for them to sit and have a quiet chat to the new friends they’ll undoubtedly make.
There’s also a library with a choice of popular print books, audio books and DVDs. Adjoining is the quiet lounge where they can sit, read, listen or watch or simply enjoy the peace and quiet. The library also has a nostalgia area (more of which later).
The home retains many of the original period details which are both attractive and interesting, while the decor and facilities are kept to a very high standard by our in house team. So you and your loved one can rest assured they will always be living in a beautifully presented and cared for building without any of the hassles of upkeep and maintenance that they’d face with their own property.