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Ashfields Care Home: An Exemplar of Compassionate and Personalized Elderly Care

Ashfields Care Home in Heanor, Derbyshire, exemplifies exceptional personal and nursing care for the elderly, catering to up to 46 older adults, predominantly aged 65 and over. At the time of the inspection, it housed 44 residents and was expanding its facilities. With residential and dementia units, each managed by specialized staff, the home offers ensuite bedrooms and shared spaces that cultivate a community atmosphere. The inclusion of family-friendly areas such as a lounge and coffee shop further elevates its appeal.

CQC Ratings

As highlighted in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report dated 26 February 2020, Ashfields Care Home boasts an 'Outstanding' overall rating. It excels in being responsive and well-led and maintains 'Good' ratings in safety, effectiveness, and caring. This is a testament to its commitment to delivering top-notch, person-centered care.

Residents at Ashfields enjoy a high standard of care tailored to individual needs, fostering a warm, familial environment. The staff's dedication and empathetic nature ensure each resident's day is enjoyable and in line with their preferences. The integration of personal life choices in care planning showcases a commendable person-centered approach.

The home utilizes technology for efficient care planning and safety, coupled with a variety of activities based on residents' interests or new experiences. Regular community engagement and visiting entertainers contribute to a lively atmosphere.

Safety at Ashfields is paramount, with comprehensive risk management, safe medication practices, and consistent safety checks. Staff are well-trained in infection control and safeguarding, ensuring a secure environment for all residents.

Leadership at Ashfields is characterized by a clear, effective structure and robust quality assurance systems that drive continuous improvement. Strong community links and a proactive approach to partnership and learning underscore the high-quality care provided.

Janette J (Wife of Resident)

Overall Experience: 5.0 out of 5

"My husband has been at Ashfields Care Home for four years. We, including our daughters, are extremely satisfied. He is well-cared for, happy, and enjoys numerous activities and outings. The facility has a lovely cafe, bar, and hairdresser, enhancing the living experience. The food is excellent, and the rooms are clean and well-maintained. Ashfields is truly a beautiful home."

Comment from Fulcrum Care Senior Consultant

"Ashfields Care Home is a prime example of excellence in elderly care. Their person-centered approach, combined with a strong focus on safety and community integration, sets a high standard in the sector. At Fulcrum Care, we are committed to supporting care homes like Ashfields in maintaining and surpassing these high standards. Our expertise in quality improvement and compliance ensures that care homes not only meet but exceed regulatory expectations, enhancing the quality of life for their residents."

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