The Lakes is a brand new dementia care unit, offering facilities to care for residents while maintaining their independence. It shares an eight-acre site with another of our homes, Duncote Hall, which serves residents with nursing care needs. This allows Minster to refer residents between the two homes, depending on which provides the right care for them, which will benefit residents and help to maintain occupancy.
Janice Knock, manager of The Lakes, is pleased with how the first year has gone,
“Our initial focus was to get the quality right and we already have a Good rating from the CQC, which is not easy for a new service. We have built a strong reputation with the local GPs, social workers, district nurses and mental health team. We don’t even need to market the home at the moment as we’re being flooded with applications and it won’t be long before we are full.”
How we add value
The design of Duncote, The Lakes incorporates a large amount of glazing, to encourage residents to engage with the surrounding landscape, and all the bedrooms have ensuite showers and a view of the gardens.