Accommodation

We offer long and short term nursing care and also day care for adults together with specialist care for the elderly frail, respite, convalescent and palliative care.

All bedrooms are newly furnished with resident preferences on décor always accommodated where practical. All bedrooms come equipped with electric beds, call bells, and televisions. Whilst all rooms are fully furnished, the Home does encourage residents to bring with them familiar pieces of furniture to make themselves feel at home.

Our communal areas are centrally located in the home and are designed to provide comfort and a homely feel, where our residents can relax and socialise. Visitors are welcome at any time and can also join our residents for a drink or meal.

Externally, our residents have access to our vast and lovely private gardens and patio areas. The Home has regular outside events including BBQs, tea parties and fetes.

Our specialist care services include:

Long term residence

Respite care

Individual assessment and care planning with monthly review

Palliative care

24 hour nursing

Social and recreational activities programme

Hairdresser

Chiropodist

Relatives/Friends and Residents’ Group

Church Services

Laundry Service

Individually priced care packages according to provision

Activities

‘Committed to providing an innovative and stimulating programme for our resident’s enjoyment’

We take an interactive and holistic approach to activities, giving as much one to one simulation as possible alongside group activities. The activity co-ordinators are continually updating, planning and implementing new timetables throughout the year tailored to the personal lives and interests of our residents.

Activities not only mentally stimulate and physically motivate our residents but it also enhances their quality of life and wellbeing. Our staff have developed innovative ideas to encourage residents to engage in meaningful and varied activities, including sharing life stories to create ‘memory boxes’. Creative arts, games and reminiscence therapy are always well perceived. Organising entertainment from cinema afternoons and sing-alongs to arranging visits to local places of interest keeps our activity co-ordinators very busy.

About the Knoll Nursing Home

The Knoll Nursing Home is a traditional, well established building lying within substantial grounds. The original house is a detached Victorian, former gentleman’s residence believed to date back to 1891. Though the House has since been modernised into a residential Nursing Home for 34 residents, the character of the original building has been retained.

Yourself or your loved one, will receive 24 hour nursing care, delivered by an extremely professional team of highly qualified nurses and carers. A tailor made and constantly evolving care plan, involving both family and friends and medical practitioners, allows us to offer very effective and well received assistance. As a resident you need not be concerned, as every effort is made to preserve your dignity and self-respect and provide you with the choice you have always enjoyed in your life. Beyond your obvious care needs, we will always strive to accommodate any other wishes or desires residents may have and we like to think we’re very good at it.

Our Team

Joanna McLaughlin

Registered Home Manager

As the Registered Manager, Jo is responsible for the day-to-day running of The Knoll Nursing Home and has overall responsibility for the social and health needs of the residents. She is also the ‘face’ of the home to health and social care professionals.

 

 

 

 


Andrea Lipscombe

Home Administrator
Andrea Lipscombe

Andrea has been the Home Administrator since 2009 and is responsible for the payroll, accounts and invoicing and is proficient in both Microsoft Office and Sage software. Andrea is proud to state that she hasn’t had a day off sick since she started!


Dana McLaughlin

Head of Care

Dana joined the home in 2008 and has worked in a variety of roles including care assistant, cook and housekeeping/laundry, and she is now Head of Care and Housekeeping. Dana’s role involves supporting the nurses on shift and she has also been trained in administering medication.


Bindu Thomas RGN

Senior Nurse

Bindu assesses, plans and evaluates the individualised care of our residents, and also provides direct care to them. She supervises care staff and acts as a shift leader.

Bindu is a Registered General Nurse, and joined The Knoll Nursing Home in 2016.

 

 


Sharon Bowles

Care Practitioner

As a Care Practitioner, Sharon supports the nurses in tasks such as clinical observations of the residents, medication rounds, and care plans; and she also supports the Registered Manager with staff appraisals and bringing new initiatives to the home.

 

 


Weiji Goa

Chef

Weiji plans and provides nutritious meals for our residents. He writes our 4-week menu plans, ensuring that the residents have a varied diet with food which meets their preferences and requirements. He  manages the kitchen staff, the food budget, and ensures that we meet Health & Safety and environmental health standards.


Caroline Sharpe

Clinical Lead

Caroline is our Clinical Lead and is responsible for the clinical management of the home, ensuring the health needs of our residents are met.

As a Registered Nurse she has 30 years experience within the care home sector working as a nurse and a home manager.