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Coltsfield
Stansted
Essex
CM24 8LH

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Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,462.00
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Joanna Duke is Home Manager at Mountfitchet House.

I started my career as a healthcare assistant before training and qualifying as a nurse. That was 24 years ago, and, since then, I’ve worked in the NHS and in the private sector. I’ve worked in many different areas of nursing, from paediatric intensive care to end of life and dementia care, and also in management.

I joined Care UK because I wanted to bring my skills and experience to benefit an exciting and forward-thinking care organisation. I love the idea, at the heart of Care UK’s ethos, of fulfilling residents’ lives. I think it’s something everyone can understand and get behind. It motivates the entire team, whatever role they do.

The best part of my role is seeing residents happy and satisfied, and seeing my team’s pride in the way they help others to live happy lives and achieve their wishes.

Our ‘outstanding’-rated care home in Stansted, Essex delivers round-the-clock nursing care and expert dementia care for up to 60 older people, as well as sensitive and compassionate end of life care. 

Mountfitchet House has two floors and is divided into four suites that create a ‘home within a home’. This design helps residents who are living with dementia to feel calm and secure. Each suite has its own beautifully furnished lounge, bistro-style dining room and set of bedrooms, all of which are individually-styled and have en-suite facilities.

The skilled and dedicated team at Mountfitchet House get to know each resident as an individual. We then tailor all aspects of their care and lifestyle to their unique needs and tastes.


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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Reablement, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Aids, Bariatric care, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
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.

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

All Care UK homes now have purpose-built internal or external visiting suites available which enable visits to take place from behind a sealed glass panel, using a sound system to assist with communication. Where Government guidance and local health teams allow, these suites make it possible to continue visiting even when we have a case of Covid-19 in the home.

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

Contract
care-uk-contract-document (16).pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Mountfitchet House has two floors and is divided into four suites that create a ‘home within a home’. This design helps residents who are living with dementia to feel calm and secure. Each suite has its own beautifully furnished lounge, bistro-style dining room and set of bedrooms, all of which are individually-styled and have en-suite facilities.


How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Bar / Pub, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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Description

Our bedrooms are beautifully decorated with en-suite facilities. Residents are encouraged to bring along some home comforts for the personal and familiar touch.


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

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

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Description

Every colleague at Mountfitchet House is passionate about delivering outstanding care to residents. Each of us understands how we can make a difference to a person's life, simply by sharing a job, giving them a smile or helping them to do a task independently. Find out more about our fantastic colleagues here.


Our Team
Joanna Duke
Joanna Duke
Home Manager

I started my career as a healthcare assistant before training and qualifying as a nurse. That was 24 years ago, and, since then, I’ve worked in the NHS and in the private sector. I’ve worked in many different areas of nursing, from paediatric intensive care to end of life and dementia care, and also in management.

I joined Care UK because I wanted to bring my skills and experience to benefit an exciting and forward-thinking care organisation. I love the idea, at the heart of Care UK’s ethos, of fulfilling residents’ lives. I think it’s something everyone can understand and get behind. It motivates the entire team, whatever role they do.

The best part of my role is seeing residents happy and satisfied, and seeing my team’s pride in the way they help others to live happy lives and achieve their wishes.

Stefan Nastaca
Stefan Nastaca
Deputy Manager

Before I joined the Mountfitchet House team I was working in the USA in Ocean City. I’m a qualified Nurse and have worked on a mobile intensive care unit.

In this role it’s important to have strong management and communication skills. You also need to be self-motivated and have a good understanding of regulatory requirements. I enjoy guiding and mentoring the team to deliver their best work for the benefit of residents and their families.

My favourite part of my job is seeing happy families and happy residents - every hand wave or happy greeting makes my day.

Looking ahead, I’m excited by the challenge of supporting the team to enhance care even further and support residents to enjoy the best possible life.

Jade Rackham
Jade Rackham
Customer Relations Manager

I have always worked in sales and customer service, so the care sector was completely new to me. However, I wanted to work in an environment where I felt I could make a difference to people and to use my skills and experience to help them. It’s been a challenge to learn the different policies and procedures that are necessary, but it’s been good.

Having empathy, being a good listener and being determined to do all you can to support families at a stressful time, these are all important skills and attributes needed in this role. One of my favourite parts of the job is helping new residents to settle in, and supporting relatives to feel like part of the Mountfitchet House family.

In my spare time I like going to the gym, walking my dog, socialising and going on holidays. I also volunteer with an animal charity as I’m passionate about animal welfare.

Alex Salmon
Alex Salmon
Lifestyle Coordinator

When I was studying for my Health and Social Care qualification in college, we needed to find work experience. I chose Mountfitchet House and had such a great experience here, meeting residents and taking part in activities, that I applied to join the team full time once I’d completed my studies.

Working in the lifestyle team it’s important to be creative, energetic and caring. Having a good understanding of dementia is also vital here, and it means that we’re better able to plan and approach activities for residents.

I’m always determined to make residents smile and I love to spend time with them. Their happiness is my aim. The highlight is always a trip out, to Hatfield Forest, garden centers, farms and pubs for lunch. We’ve also held an ‘I’m a Celebrity’ day plus other big events, which the residents love.

Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
Activities Lead

I started working at Mountfitchet House in 2020, having previously worked as a functions manager and party planner. To do well in this role I think you need to have a good imagination, good communication skills, and the drive to help others. I enjoy supporting and helping the residents; the best part of my day is being able to make residents smile, as it brings them a little more joy. I am looking forward to seeing all of our residents come together and be able to mix in a big activity as soon as possible!

Gina Graves
Gina Graves
Unit Manager

Coming from a background of working in care, when Mountfitchet House was built in my village in 2014 I thought it would be a great new career challenge and an opportunity to make a difference in the community. My favourite part of my job is that I get to see the resident’s smiling and enjoying life – if they’re happy, I’m happy. To be good in this role you need to have patience, empathy and good people skills! It can be challenging at times but my purpose above all else is to make sure the residents are safe and well in their home. When I’m not at work I love to spend time with my family, especially my young grandson.

Peter Birsan
Peter Birsan
Head of Maintenance

This job demands a combination of things, understanding, needing to comply with certain regulations, the ability to bring a variety of skills and a desire to be helpful to other people.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,462.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,662.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,517.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Essex
Region East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

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Activities Are So Important

Residents will enjoy our location close to the shops and independent café’s, restaurants and pubs, and the historical castle in the beautiful village of Stansted Mountfitchet.

Our lifestyle team often organise trips out of the home to many local places of interest, including The Dog and Duck Pub, Saffron Walden Museum, Audley End House and Gardens, Duxford War Museum, Thremhall Park Coffee Shop and Pets Corner in Harlow. Residents also enjoy trips out to the seaside, visiting places like Walton on the Naze and Maldon Promenade in the summer time.

Trips to nearby Rosie Lea Tearooms in Bishops Stortford and Van Hage Garden Centre in Ware, are firm favourites too.


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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Coltsfield
Stansted
Essex
CM24 8LH

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Outstanding
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 12th January 2021
Last rated 15th November 2018
Reports

29th January 2021

15th November 2018

Registration Date 25th February 2016
Service Provider Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd, CO4 9QB
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Mountfitchet House

Mountfitchet House was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in November 2018.
Mountfitchet House provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Mountfitchet House has 60 rooms.
Prices for Mountfitchet House start from £1,462.00 per week.
Mountfitchet House is owned by Care UK.
Yes. Mountfitchet House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Mountfitchet House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Mountfitchet House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Mountfitchet House does not accept Local Authority clients.
Mountfitchet House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Joanna Duke is the manager of Mountfitchet House.

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