About Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home
Our beautiful, privately owned nursing home is set within mature, landscaped gardens surrounded by unspoilt Shropshire countryside just outside the village of Minsterley. The Home is registered for 47 residents including registration for service users with dementia needs.
Once a Farmhouse, it was converted to a Manor House in 1912. The home has grown over the years, originally comprising of just the Manor House, it now includes all of the out buildings and the most recent addition has been the conservatory. It has recently been refurbished, making the interior as impressive as the wonderful gardens. Hillcrest Manor is warm, welcoming and homely; treating individuals with respect and dignity.
Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home offers Nursing Care, Dementia Care, Respite Care, End of Life Care and EMI Care. If you would like to find out more about Hillcrest Manor, and whether we can help care for you, or your loved one, please contact the home manager and arrange for a visit at your convenience.
Care homes providing care for older people may provide personal care or nursing care. Personal care will offer support to ensure basic needs are taken care of, such as washing, eating, going to the toilet and taking medication. Nursing care is the provision of specialist care for those with a disability or mental conditions or for those individuals requiring more than personal care; e.g. those with wounds, colostomy bags, etc. At Hillcrest Manor we are registered to provide Nursing Care and have friendly, highly qualified nursing staff in attendance 24-hours a day, the people we support are given the very best care and attention, continually tailored to meet their specific needs.
Many families take great joy in providing care and support to their loved ones, so that they can remain at home, whether on a full time, part time or informal basis. However, the physical, emotional and financial consequences can be overwhelming without support for those care givers. Respite care is the provision of short-term accommodation in a facility outside the home in which a loved one may be placed. This provides temporary relief to those who are caring for family members, who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. Respite care has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health, avoid or delay placement in a residential home and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. We offer respite care programmes at all three of our homes, giving individuals a positive experience for a set period in a warm and loving environment.
Specialist care for people with dementia
As populations age, dementia-related conditions have become more prevalent. Care for individuals suffering with dementia may consist of formal and informal care. Formal care involves the services of community and medical partners, while informal care involves the support of family, friends, and local communities, but more often from spouses, adult children and other relatives. In most mild to medium cases of dementia the primary caregiver is a family member, usually a spouse or adult child. Over time more and more professional care in the form of nursing and other supportive care may be required, whether at home or in a long term care facility. We offer specialist care for people with Dementia at Hillcrest Manor to ensure that individuals suffering continue to live a full and active life.
Specialist end of life care
In 2006 just over half a million people died in England, with 58% of deaths occurring in an NHS hospital. Studies have shown that less than 5% of people would rather die in a hospital, than at home or in a hospice. In 2008 a national strategy for the provision of end of life care was published; the key aim being to reduce the needs for dying patients to have to go to hospital and/or to have to stay there. This is being achieved through improvements of the provision of support and palliative care in the community. Hillcrest Manor and Portland House offer the highest quality of care and attention to those nearing the end of life. This includes pain relief, physical and psychological care, as well as emotional support, empathy and compassion shown to everyone; the individual, their family and loved ones. This specialist care enables individuals suffering from chronic illness to remain out of hospital whilst still receiving the right level of medication and support.
EMI stands for ‘elderly mentally infirm’ and EMI care is the provision of care for older people with mental frailty. Hillcrest Manor is where we offer specialist care for people with mental illness in a safe environment with a variety of opportunity for social interaction.
It is the objective of Hillcrest Manor to provide nursing care to all of our service users, which exceeds the minimum standards, and embraces the principles of good care practises as outlined in the Nursing and Midwifery Council Codes of Practise and General Social Care Council Codes of Practise.