Living at Meadows Court

Meadows Court Care Home is situated in the peaceful and picturesque village of Hogsthorpe, two miles from the beach at Chapel St. Leonardsand six miles north of popular sea side resort Skegness, Lincolnshire.  The local facilities within the village include Post Office,Convenience Store, Pub, Restaurant, Horse Riding School and Church. There are bus stops within walking distance of the home, where buses run regularly to provide transport within the surrounding area of Skegness, Alford, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea.
The Home is a large detached house , sitting in the heart of the village, next to the Church and Riding School.

Please note that CCTV equipment is installed on our company premises in all communal areas of the Home. Your image will be recorded whilst you are in the building. Data and information from CCTV recordings is monitored and gathered by the Company in the interests of safety and security. The recording equipment and recordings is stored in a secured locked office and is accessed by authorised personnel only. CCTV recording can be a useful tool to help protect our service users from harm and the risk of harm. 

Prior to moving into Meadows Court, an assessment is required to be carried out by one of our Senior Carers. This will be an in depth look at your medical history and your current medical and personal needs.
This process is for us to understand what your personal and medical needs are, and also to ensure that we at Meadows Court can meet those needs.

Admission in to Meadows Court could not be simpler. After you have been assessed by one of our senior carers to ascertain your needs and to ensure Meadows Court can meet those needs, you will be given an option to choose the room that is most suitable to you, from the rooms that we have available.  We will endeavor to make that room as homely as possible for you with all your personal belongings that you are allowed to bring into the home. We also welcome emergency admissions, in this situation a comprehensive pre-admission assessment cannot always be carried out but will be done within the first few days. We only get one opportunity to give a good first impression to a new Service User. The way we commence care provision has a lot to do with how quickly and comfortably a new resident settles into their new routine. It also provides an opportunity to introduce the home and staff to the potential resident. There are a lot of matters to attend to when someone comes into our care for the first time and everyone coming to us is different. Therefore, there may be circumstances when it is better to leave some of the formalities for commencing care services to the day of admission if it helps the person to settle in better. The manager will ensure that staff on duty are aware someone new is arriving, that staff know their name and how they wish to be addressed before they meet them. This means if they have contact with the new person and greet them by their name it will help them settle in because they will feel known and welcome.

Meadows Court is registered to provide accommodation to twenty two residents. The Building is on two floors, with the ground floor consisting of eleven bedrooms with four being en-suit, but all rooms having a
wash hand basin. The Quiet Lounge, Dinning Room leading to the second Lounge, Kitchen, Offices, Bathroom, Toilets, Laundry Room, Conservatory and access to the Garden. Access to the first floor is via the stairs and stair lift. The first floor consisting of  Ten bedrooms with eight being en-suit, but all rooms having a wash hand basin, there is also additional Bathroom, Toilets, Laundry / Hairdresser’s room and House Keeping Stores.

The bedroom is tastefully decorated and furnished with a single bed, bedside drawers, chest of drawers, wardrobe and an arm chair. The bedroom is the resident’s own personal private space, and we encourage all our residents to feel free to adorn this with pictures, ornaments and whatever effects they need to make them feel at home. For the resident’s convenience the room is also fitted with a nurse call panel for emergencies or should they require assistance from the staff.

Situated on the ground floor next to the kitchen, this is where we request all our residents to come and join the other residents at meal times, but should they require the meals to be served in the privacy of their own room then we will be happy to do that.

Meadows Court has two lounges, the main lounge is through the dinning room, where residents can  join and comfortably sit with  the other residents, to watch television, read or join in the activities. The second lounge is the quite lounge, where if residents prefer can peacefully sit and read or just relax. There is also the conservatory, which is situated at the rear end of the ground floor, where residents can also enjoy the peaceful and calm environment.

At Meadows Court we want all our residents to continue to lead a fulfilling and stimulating life, and to that end we offer a wide range of activities within the home, in which residents may choose to participate should they wish to do so. We will also try to accommodate the preferences of our residents in introducing new activities. We also encourage anyone moving into Meadows Court, to carry on and continue with their normal interests and pursuits, and to bring these into the home, our staff will be happy to assist with these, if necessary.

Food is freshly prepared by our qualified chef, using fresh local produce. A choice of menu is always offered and meals are varied and tailored to the needs of our residents. All special dietary needs, for medical reasons, personal preference or cultural needs will be met.

In addition to the regular visits by the GP and District Nurses, Meadows Court is regularly visited by Hairdresser, Chiropodist, Optician, Dentist, special and or emergency appointments can also be arranged.

At Meadows Court we pride ourselves in the cleanliness of the home and have a full time House Keeper who will be taking care of  the residents personal clothes, to ensure they will be washed, dried, repaired if necessary, ironed and placed back into their room.  Resident’s room will also be regularly cleaned and all the linen in the room will be replaced on a regular basis.

We encourage the family and friends of all our residents to stay in regular contact and they may visit at any time and are also welcome to join their loved ones at meal times. There is absolutely no restrictions on visiting but our residents have the right to refuse to see any visitors and we will respect this right.
If you live within a radius of five miles from Meadows Court, once a week we can provide transport to bring you to Meadows Court to visit your loved one and also return you back home. This service will be provided FREE of charge to you.

Moving into a care home is a decision that requires a lot of thought and consideration; we therefore suggest a trial period of eight weeks. During this period, we advise you not to take any irrevocable steps…e.g…selling your house or terminating a tenancy, until you are certain that Meadows Court is the best home for you. As we are registered with the CQC to provide care for residents who fall in the category of Old Age, Dementia or Mental Disorder, our fees would be based on the category and needs of that particular resident. We encourage enquiries from both private funding and social services funded residents. Moving into a care home can be costly and therefore fully understanding what the state provides and also being certain about costs and affordability is essential for all parties involved. You may be in a position to pay for your own care costs or you may require help and support to cover the cost of your care. We strongly advise you to ensure that you fully understand your entitlements from the state and the options available to best meet care costs whilst also preserving your capital and savings. The following information may help to clarify your position in order to cover your care costs:
Capital and the value of your home
If you live in England and have over £23,000 in capital you'll be assessed as being able to meet the full cost of your care. If you live in other parts of the UK, the following amounts of capital apply:

Your capital will be counted as generating an income according to the following table:

Amount of capital you have if you live in England How your capital is used to calculate your contribution to your care home fees
Over £23,000 You will be assessed as being able to meet the full cost of your care
Between £14,000 and £23,000 Capital between these amounts will be calculated as providing you with an income of £1 per week for every £250 of your savings
£14,000 or under Your capital will be ignored in calculating how much you have to contribute to the cost of your care

If you own your home then it will usually be counted as capital 12 weeks after you move permanently into a care home. The value of your home will not be counted as capital if certain close relatives still live there. Usually you will have a needs assessment before a financial assessment. Your local council will be able to tell you how much they usually pay for a care home that will meet your needs.