Majesticare opens new extension to Lawton Manor

Set in two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Lawton Manor,
like all Majesticare’s care homes, has always offered the best
possible quality of life, but now thanks to a £1.5 million investment
and the completion of the Garden Rooms extension, we can offer residents and their friends and families even more.

We’ve
a number of new rooms available, all featuring the highest possible
standards of luxury and the latest technology, including full en-suite
with shower, electric profiling beds, flat screen TV and extensive views
of the countryside or garden. The extension will also provide a host of
additional facilities, including a dedicated library, cinema room,
games and Wii room and the latest hydrotherapy baths. Come and see for
yourself.

There’s no better way to get a feel for Lawton Manor and the
Majesticare way of life, than to come for a visit. Our stunning new
showroom suite lets you see one of the fantastic new rooms for yourself.
You’ll also be able to look through mood boards and fabric samples, to
literally get a feel for the luxury and attention to detail we offer.

The showroom will be open from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm. There’s no need for an appointment, so
just pop along whenever suits you best. If you’d like more information,
please call Lawton Manor’s Home Manager, Mrs Sharon Smith, on 01270
844200.

Majesticare is the place to work!

Majesticare is proud to announce that they have successfully retained their Investors In People accreditation.

The
IIP award recognises Majesticare’s commitment to placing employee
development at the heart of its business and applying best working
practices across the organisation.

Erica Hart, Managing Director led the process and commented “this is a
fantastic achievement and recognises the efforts of our entire team. In
our industry, our greatest assets are our people and we always strive
to encourage their involvement in developing our business and providing
the best outcomes for our residents”.

For more information on this story contact Erica Hart, Managing Director, on 01773 539900.


11th March 2010

Majesticare completes further acquisition

Majesticare, the luxury care home group, has announced the completion of a deal to acquire Robins Close care home
in Wellington, Somerset. Majesticare have operated the home for over 10
years and leapt at the opportunity to acquire the freehold property in
a multi million pound deal.

Robins Close is a 61 bed,
impressive period property which has been sympathetically extended. The
property is set in acres of landscaped grounds, offering the residents
considerable freedom.  Majesticare have a significant capital investment
plan to further enhance the care home and improve the environment for
the residents.

Robins Close offers residential and nursing care and has a strong
local reputation. The excellence in the home was recently recognised by
the CQC who have awarded the home 3 Star (Excellent) status.

Commenting on the acquisition, Roger Pratap, Majesticare Chairman,
said: “We are very pleased to be able to increase our portfolio of
freehold homes to 12 through this acquisition. Robins Close is a high
quality care home and our proposed investment and approach to person
centred care will enhance outcomes for our residents and provide the
home with a fantastic future.”

For more information on this story contact Steve Oaks, Finance Director, on 01773 539900.


5th March 2010

Majesticare reaches for the stars

Majesticare are proud to announce that following another successful Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, all of their 17 homes are now rated as either “Excellent” or “Good” and 65% of these homes are 3 star rated.

The most recent home to be upgraded to three stars was Nightingale Court
in Kiddeminster. This represents a true success story for Majesticare,
who have made significant improvements to the home since acquisition and
have developed the home from a 1 star rating to the 3 star rating.

Roger Pratap, Chairman commented: “Achieving these star ratings
across our Majesticare homes represents a significant achievement for
any healthcare provider in the current market and reflects the high
standards we expect of our homes and the focus on quality and positive
outcomes for our residents. With a number of inspections anticipated, we
are now focussed on continuing to increase the number of Excellent
rated homes.”

Erica Hart Managing Director said “This most recent three stars
rating gives the Nightingale Court manager and her team the recognition
they deserve. Everyone at the home has worked incredibly hard and they
have shown immense levels of dedication and support to Majesticare since
acquisition. We are so proud of all our Managers in achieving and
maintaining such high standards within their homes.”

For more information on this story contact Erica Hart, Managing Director, on 01773 539900.


26th February 2010

Majesticare’s website is a labour of love

Majesticare, the luxury care home group, has
launched their new website. The launch has been the culmination of
several months work which has involved our staff, residents and their
families.

The site has already received thousands of visits
and feedback from users has been fantastic. The key objective of
Majesticare was to ensure that the quality of their homes and person
centred approach to care delivery was mirrored by the design and content
of their website.

Erica Hart, Majesticare Managing Director commented: “We did not want
to follow the standard approach to website design, we wanted to embrace
our culture and affinity with all our stakeholders. The process has
been great fun and our residents have certainly enjoyed being stars for
the day!”.

The creative communications agency commented: ”With an ageing
population and the crowded nature of the private sector, our focus has
been to bring to life the exceptionally high standards of living and
care that Majesticare strive to provide. The approach we took to content
recognises the emotional journey that enfolds when choosing a care
home.”

For more information on this story contact Steve Oaks, Finance Director, on 01773 539900.


8th January 2010

Glebefields in the press

Glebefields care centre
was featured in the Banbury Guardian this week for its outstanding
commitment to providing excellent social activities for its residents.


Spotlight on active residents

A BANBURY nursing home is in focus this week as cameras zoom in
on their social activities which have been highlighted as an example of
excellence in the care of the elderly.

Glebefields, a private
residential home in Drayton, was picked out by the National Association
for Provision of Activities for Older People (NAPA) as one of three
institutions which demonstrate the breadth of social activities needed
to keep elderly people happy, as active as possible and stimulated.

On
Tuesday, film-maker Alex Goodman and his crew accompanied resident Phil
Shapland and his daughter Annie Reid to the Redwings horse and donkey
sanctuary at Oxhill to record an outing.

In the  coming two
weeks, the crew will be filming a wide range of social activities
enjoyed by residents, from visits by volunteers and their pets to
cooking clubs, swimming, art classes, trips to the theatre and to town,
themed lunches, gardening and visiting entertainers.


6th August 2009

Majesticare wins gold

Olympic gold medallist Zac Purchase MBE has officially opened the £1.5m Cotswold Suites at Tewkesbury Care Home.

Taking
a break from his training he returned to the village of Bushley where
he grew up – and is now a local sporting hero. 22 year old Zac won
Olympic gold for the men’s lightweight double sculls in Beijing. He said
“These suites are more like a boutique hotel than a care home; I think
team GB would enjoy a couple of weeks here. I’ll have a word with my
coach!”

The exclusive interior designed Cotswold Suites have each been named
after Cotswold villages and feature direct-dial telephones, fully
profiling electrically operated beds, fridges, satellite TV points,
luxury level access shower rooms and patio doors. They have been
designed to meet the needs of elderly guests requiring luxuries and
comforts and seeking personal care rather than nursing care. Tewkesbury
Care Home’s experienced team of staff has for many years been renowned
for high quality nursing care in its Abbey and Bushley rooms.

Speaking at the opening Roger Pratap, Majesticare’s Chairman said
“Tewkesbury Care Home is a premier facility for this region of the
country. Our setting is second to none, and all the accommodation is on
the ground floor. We have a variety of spacious superb living
environments and our philosophy of the best possible specification of
the buildings together with the best possible care is a cornerstone of
Majesticare’s philosophy.” He went on to say “Our Majesticare staff team
at Tewkesbury always show absolute dedication to fulfilling the lives
of all our guests, including the best possible care. They deserve their
reputation as the best in the area.”


5th March 2009

Ken Dodd is tickled to open care facility

Ken Dodd shared his happiness with friends
old and new as he officially opened the £1.6 million extension of
Majesticare’s care facility for dementia sufferers.

The veteran funnyman travelled – complete with trademark tickling sticks – from Knotty Ash to Lawton Rise Specialist Care Centre in Goldenhill to mark the opening.

The
comedian is an old friend of retired former GP Dr Raj Pratap, whose son
Roger is chairman of Majesticare. The pair first met in 1982 when Ken
appeared at a charity fund-raiser at Kidsgrove Town Hall which then –
rotary club president Dr Pratap organised with fellow members.

The
main part of Ken’s speech consisted of good-natured observations and
jokes on the effects of getting old. But he – almost – got serious to
stress the importance of vulnerable people feeling safe and loved and
the importance of having facilities such as those at Lawton Rise.

The
comic told The Sentinel: “It is a wonderful place. It’s like a
seven-star hotel and everything is lovely, comfortable and luxurious.
The carers are all very cuddly and there is a lot of love around, so
that is a good thing.”

During his introductory speech, Mr Pratap
described how care at the flagship Lawton Rise had been described as
being “almost exceptional” by experts and the authorities, and it is
ranked in the top six per cent of care homes in the UK.

He added that the centre of excellence has a string of features,
based on the latest thinking on dementia, which are designed to
sensitively create a community for sufferers.

As well as pictures
and items from bygone years, there is a pub, potter’s wheel, indoor
garden and hair salon on site, so residents can continue to have normal
lives in a safe environment.

Manager Sally Latham said: “We want
to concentrate on what people can still do rather than what they can’t,
and encourage independence.”

Lord Mayor Councillor Derek Capey
said Majesticare had done a wonderful job with the extension, which will
increase overall capacity across the site to 62 rooms.

He said: “If I ever needed facilities like this, I wouldn’t hesitate in coming here.”

15th January 2009