Knowle Gate Care Home

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Profile Strength
Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Maria Willis is Home Manager at Knowle Gate Care Home.

Knowle Gate Care Home lies a couple of miles east of Solihull in the West Midlands, close to the picturesque village of Knowle and the M42. The purpose-built building has a pleasant garden and terraces and overlooks the green fields of the Sihillians Sports Club. There are three floors, one of which is dedicated entirely to dementia Care.


Take a tour around Knowle Gate Care Home
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe
We are confident that our care homes are now some of the very safest places to live and work.

All of our staff have been trained in additional and heightened cleansing protocols and hygiene regimes, and these are being supported by a leading sanitisation system as part of our comprehensive infection controls. Testing regimes will continue for staff, residents and visitors.

We have re-aligned the resident in-house services to meet social distance guidance from the Government, for areas such as lounges and dining rooms, and for visiting entertainers and hair dressers; we are working hard to restore these services within the ‘new normal’ circumstances as soon as we can, when lockdown rules allow.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

Avery Healthcare has invested in outdoor garden ‘visitor pods’

The pods, are a garden room specifically designed to facilitate safe face-to-face contact with relatives and visitors. Each pod contains a floor to ceiling partition screen and a hands-free intercom so that communication is clear and safe for use. They are fitted with internal electrics and two, low-surface temperature electric panel heaters – suitable for these winter months.

Knowle Gate Care Home safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Contract
Avery-Healthcare-Residency-Agreement.pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Some residents choose to spend time in their own rooms, others prefer to socialise in the bistro cum café or the garden; it’s up to them. But coffee mornings are very popular with everyone.

The bistro leads on to a hair and beauty salon, TV and computer areas and an upstairs cinema room, though there is always a cosy nook to be found, where residents can sit quietly away from noise and screens.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Cinema, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

Brochures
Well Being Brochure.pdf

Our Photos

Description

Residents have their own spacious rooms with en-suite showers and as many of their personal belongings as they can fit in. Precious and significant mementoes and photos often prove valuable and interesting talking points. 

Click below to view virtual tours of our rooms:
Room 1

Room 2 

Room 3 


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Safe, Secure Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

Staff at Knowle Gate are keen to provide the best holistic care for residents, enabling them to follow as fulfilled lives as possible. Changing one’s way of life in senior years can be stressful, and every effort is made to make the transition as painless as it can be, offering peace of mind to all concerned.


Our Team
Maria Willis
Maria Willis
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority Solihull
Region West Midlands
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

At our retirement home we are very lucky to have our own baker who comes in specially to make us delicious cakes — lemon drizzle, coffee and walnut to name but a few. And if these do not suit, residents have a chance to voice their requests at our regular residents’ meetings. It’s not all about cake, though. We make sure we provide three healthy and varied meals a day, all cooked on the premises and served in the dining rooms on each floor. We can cater for any special diet or fussy eaters, but there never seems to be any difficulty with managing our roast dinners! We’ve recently planted a herb garden, so residents may find a bit of fresh parsley or mint garnishing their meals.

We realise that meal times are focal points of the day and do our best to make the tables attractive as well as the food. Special treatment comes with special days like birthdays and anniversaries, when friends and family are invited in to help blow out the candles. Aperitifs and wine are served with the main meal of the day. Why not come in and see (or sample) for yourself our delicious seasonal fare locally sourced from across the West Midlands.


We Serve Food At
All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Menu
Avery Sample Menu.pdf
Activities Are So Important

We like our residents to remember the past at the same time as keeping up with the present. You can find them admiring a Shire horse, watching sport on the telly or even Skyping a grandchild who lives far away. Age is no barrier to learning new tricks! We keep bodies active too with yoga classes, keep-fit exercise classes and morning walks round the grounds. Our veranda on the first floor provides an excellent grandstand view of the rugby games at the Sihillians Sports Club.

Our resident who tickles the ivories is very popular with his companions, who need no encouragement to join in with the old-time songs he plays. Professional entertainers come in to sing as well, we arrange church services on a Sunday, and firework nights and barbecues brighten up the evenings. Our Wellbeing Coordinators are always busy dreaming up new ways of keeping everyone engaged.

We are very active in the surrounding Solihull community and our bus can often be seen on excursions out and about across the West Midlands or simply down the road at one of Knowle’s fine pubs.


Our Photos

Timetables
Avery Sample Well-Being Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Pub.
Our Pets

Pets to be discussed with the home manager.


1331 Warwick Road
Knowle
Solihull
West Midlands
B93 9LW

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 14th October 2020
Last rated 12th March 2020
Reports

29th October 2020

12th March 2020

8th August 2017

Registration Date 3rd May 2017
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Mosque, Synagogue.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Knowle Gate Care Home

Knowle Gate Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2020.
Knowle Gate Care Home provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Knowle Gate Care Home has 60 rooms.
Knowle Gate Care Home is owned by Avery.
No. Knowle Gate Care Home does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Knowle Gate Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Knowle Gate Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Knowle Gate Care Home comes under Solihull.
Knowle Gate Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Knowle Gate Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Maria Willis is the manager of Knowle Gate Care Home.

Profile Last Updated: 03 Dec 2021 | Report this Profile

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