Whittington House Nursing Home

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58 Whittington Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 6BL

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,458.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Kirsty Hopton is Home Manager at Whittington House Nursing Home.

Kirsty is our Home Manager at Whittington House Care Home. Here's a little bit more about the home in her own words:


"I am passionate about adding value to peoples’ lives and as a Home Manager and Registered Nurse, I can achieve this by ensuring the residents at Whittington House Care Home get the best care possible with dignity, compassion and the support they may need.

"I am committed to working with people to foster a supportive environment for residents, their families and the care home team, whilst striving for high standards of care and wellbeing.



"When I am not in Whittington House I enjoy gardening, going to the theatre, reading and even some DIY."

Kirsty Hopton

Whittington House Nursing Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire is a modern, purpose-built home and provides residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 66 people. The home is situated in a residential location and backs onto private woodland.

Whittington House offers a full range of nursing, residential and dementia care support – including trial stays, short stays and convalescent care, as well as long-term care.

Our home environment is light and spacious with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The wellbeing of our residents is at the heart of everything we do at Caring Homes, and our highly skilled, dedicated and passionate care teams work hard to exceed standards.


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Whittington House Woodlands Suite
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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Nursing Dementia / EMI, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Aids, Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia (EMI).
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, 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

We will consistently apply infection control procedures and services that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers, actively pursuing continuous improvement through practices which enable each team member to do their job right the first time and every time.

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.
Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) - Regulator’s Assessment
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, regulators have assessed the preparedness of care providers in relation to infection prevention and control. Details of the regulator’s latest findings can be found below.
Regulator: CQC
safe-tick Testing The provider assured the regulator that it was accessing testing for people using the service and staff.
View the provider’s latest Inspection Reports.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We have fantastic areas for people to visit their loved ones safely. 

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

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals.

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With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

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Our Building and Facilities

Designed by award winning architects DWA and shortlisted for a Pinders Design Award,  Whittington House was purpose built to provide the highest standard of care and the best environment for our residents with spacious, light and attractive rooms, treatment facilities, beautiful gardens, private cinema, inviting relaxation areas, holistic therapy treatment rooms and a hair salon.

When the weather is fine, our private woodlands and attractive sensory gardens offer a tranquil and welcome retreat. Internally, the home has a light, modern and welcoming ambience.

Our recently refurbished ‘Woodlands Suite’ boasts ten private rooms withoutside access perfect for residents who enjoy both indoor comfort and outdoor freedom.

To ensure that our highly skilled, professional nursing and healthcare team are supported to deliver continuity in every aspect of the care we provide, we liaise closely with local health practitioners to meet the specific needs of our residents and to ensure we provide the right care at the right time and their wishes and preferences are followed. To assist with rehabilitation, we can also arrange professional therapists for services such as physiotherapy, reflexology and other treatments.


    Is Our Home Purpose Built
    Yes

    How Many Floors We Have
    3

    Who Owns Our Building
    Private

    Communal Rooms
    Bar / Pub, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

    What Else Do We Provide
    Assisted Bathroom, Cinema, Day Centre, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Physiotherapy.

    Our Garden
    Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Greenhouse, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Summer House.

    How 'Smart' Are We?
    Individual Heating Controls, Reduce Plastic Use.

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    Description

    All bedrooms are en suite, and interconnecting rooms are available on request. Our residents are encouraged to bring important personal possessions to help make their rooms their own and to create a homely atmosphere.


    About Our Rooms
    Number Of Rooms 66
    Number Of Ensuite Rooms 66

    Type Of Room
    Single Room.

    Room Features
    Furnished, Unfurnished.

    Room Facilities
    Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Safe, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

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    Weekly Fees Start From Fee
    Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,458.00
    Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,604.00
    Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,544.00
    Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,663.00
    Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,658.00

    Funding Types
    Local Authority Gloucestershire
    Region South West
    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. Find out more about Choice Dining.

    Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
    Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner Pink tick icon Restaurant
    Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
    Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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    The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

    Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.


    Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.


    Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.


    Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

    Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.


    Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

    Pink tick icon A la Carte


    Pink tick icon Hot Trolley


    Pink tick icon Room Service

    A critical component for good health.

    Rating badge

    Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.


    Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.


    Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

    Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

    Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

    A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

    Pink tick icon A Private Dining room is bookable for residents and their families.


    Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].


    Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.


    Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.


    Pink tick icon Residents have access to a Restaurant


    Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.


    Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.


    Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

    Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.


    Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

    Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.


    Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.


    Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.


    Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

    Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

    Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

    Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

    Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.


    Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

    Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.


    Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.


    Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.


    Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

    Delivering a respectful and quality service.

    Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

    Pink tick icon Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.


    Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.


    Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

    Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

    Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).


    Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

    Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

    Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

    Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.


    Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

    Activities Are So Important

    Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.

    A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste. Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.


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    Timetables
    Whittington House Activity Sheet.pdf

    Activities At Home
    Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Music Entertainment, Painting, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

    Activities Outside Our Home
    Local Tourist Attractions.
    go green logo

    The Go Green badge is designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare a care home’s sustainability and green practices.

    The below statements are changes that the care provider has acknowledged they have implemented towards a more sustainable future.

    The operation, maintenance, and repair of a property

    safe-tick Do you use LED light bulbs? Yes
    safe-tick Are your windows double glazed? Yes

    The sourcing of goods and the landfill/recycling journey

    safe-tick Do you train your team on recycling practices? Yes
    safe-tick Do you have systems for recycling throughout the home? Yes

    Using digital rather than paper based processes

    safe-tick Do you use digital payslips? Yes
    safe-tick Do you use online rotas? Yes
    safe-tick Do you use digital care plans? Yes

    In-home and community projects that protect the environment

    safe-tick Do you carry out projects that support wildlife? Yes
    Our Pets

    Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at Whittington House.


    Can You Bring Your Pet
    No

    58 Whittington Road
    Cheltenham
    Gloucestershire
    GL51 6BL

    Regulator: CQC

    Current Ratings
    Overall Good
    Safe Good
    Well Led Good
    Caring Good
    Responsive Outstanding
    Effective Good
    Inspection Reports
    Last inspected 22nd September 2022
    Last rated 11th November 2022
    Current Report

    Whittington House Nursing Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)

    Historic Reports

    Whittington House Nursing Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)

    Registration Date 26th September 2013
    Service Provider Summerfield Medical Limited, CO4 9YQ
    Transport
    Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

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

    Nearby Services
    Church, Hospital, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

    Frequently asked questions about Whittington House Nursing Home

    Whittington House Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in November 2022.
    Whittington House Nursing Home provides Residential, Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
    Whittington House Nursing Home has 66 rooms.
    Prices for Whittington House Nursing Home start from £1,458.00 per week.
    Whittington House Nursing Home is owned by Caring Homes.
    Yes. Whittington House Nursing Home does offer Residential care.
    Yes. Whittington House Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
    Yes. Whittington House Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
    Whittington House Nursing Home comes under Gloucestershire.
    Whittington House Nursing Home does not accept Local Authority clients.
    Whittington House Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
    Kirsty Hopton is the manager of Whittington House Nursing Home.

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