Trusted to care in Stansted, Essex
We take pride in creating comfortable, safe surroundings where there’s a warm family atmosphere, designed to promote independence and wellbeing for the people we care for.
Enjoy expert care and daily activities in bright, safe and clean surroundings.
Life doesn’t stop when moving into a care home – we believe that living at Mountfitchet House should be just as rewarding for your loved one as life was for them before they moved here – or better, if possible. There’s no limit to what your loved one can do here, and we tailor everything we do to suit their needs, interests and wishes so that they enjoy meaningful experiences.
At Mountfitchet House we understand the importance of socialising, and appreciate that group activities aren’t for everyone, so we always have time for one-to-one activities with your loved one too.
We understand that maintaining routines and a sense of purpose is vital for an older person’s wellbeing. That's why we support your loved one to live as independently as possible, from making their own drinks, helping with the washing up, to setting the dining tables. If your loved one visits local places of worship, or attends a group in the community, we’ll support them to continue to do this.
When your loved one joins us, we take the time to get to know them and create a tailored care and lifestyle plan. To ensure they settle and are comfortable at Mountfitchet House, we find out all about what they admire, so we know what their constants are, which will help them relax and ease them into their new home.
All our residents have a life story book where we record their hobbies, family and friends, jobs, routines, holidays – even their favourite foods.
Our lifestyle team often organise trips out of the home to many local places of interest, including The Dog and Duck Pub, Saffron Walden Museum, Audley End House and Gardens, Duxford War Museum, Thremhall Park Coffee Shop and Pets Corner in Harlow. Residents also enjoy trips out to the seaside, visiting places like Walton on the Naze and Maldon Promenade in the summertime. Trips to nearby Rosie Lea Tearooms in Bishops Stortford and Van Hage Garden Centre in Ware, are firm favourites too.
Back at the home there’s always something going on – regular activities include baking, enjoying afternoon tea and gardening.Read more
The dedicated lifestyle team, led by Alex believe in keeping your loved one active and engaged. They organise live entertainment, outings as well as group and individual activities. A lot of time is invested in building meaningful relationships with residents to enable them to enjoy fulfilling experiences. Our team will also help assist with video calls, to support keeping in touch with your loved one for instance if you live far away from the home.
Residents still have goals and wishes they want to achieve. That’s why at our home residents can tell us something they’d like to do, and we do our best to make it happen.
One resident skated regularly until the age of fourteen as part of a weekly club in London. When the team learned that she was keen to get back on the ice, we arranged for her to visit Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford for a spin on the ice, to make her wish come true.Read more
Our chef-led catering team serves up delicious and nutritious hot and cold meal choices made from fresh ingredients and tailored to your loved one’s personal tastes, diet and cultural needs.
Every aspect of living in a Care UK care home is tailored to each resident’s needs and preferences, including food and dining.
When an individual moves into a Care UK home, our professional chefs meet with them to learn about their favourite foods and dietary needs. These details are included in their care plan, which is regularly reviewed and updated as their needs change.
We’re committed to helping residents to eat well and stay hydrated. Every meal is home-cooked and freshly prepared each day. What’s more, all the fruit and vegetables we serve are grown by, or sourced from, local businesses.
Care UK’s expert chefs combine creativity with an in-depth knowledge of nutrition for older people. Our head chefs work as part of their home’s management team to deliver a holistic, personalised approach to care for each resident. They are a key and highly visible member of the leadership team and can often be found in the lounges chatting to residents about food. They know each resident’s dietary and dining needs as well as their preferences. They work with clinical and care colleagues to support residents with weight management.
Care UK care homes offer a dining experience that enables residents to maintain their independence and dine with dignity. Our teams support residents to make mealtime choices in a way that best suits them. We show residents plated meals to support them to make choices, and if one-to-one support is needed, a colleague will sit with an individual to help them to eat at a comfortable pace.
Cleanliness and hygiene of the home
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Source: Care UK Relative Satisfaction Survey - August 22. Based on a sample of 23.
We’ve brought together many of the questions that families often ask us and our friendly team can answer anything else you might need to know.
We get to know your loved one’s personality and hobbies to support them to enjoy a meaningful lifestyle, with experiences and activities that reflect their interests. Each of our homes run a range of daily group and one-to-one activities, ranging from gentle exercise to music sessions, arts and crafts, gardening and visits from local entertainers. We also take trips out to local shops, garden centres and other places of interest.
All Care UK homes offer different options because their residents are different. We even have homes where residents lead the classes, prepare the vegetables for meals, or run the in-home shop. We promise to support your loved one to be as involved and as busy as they want to be.
Find out more about life in our homes.
The majority of our homes provide en-suite facilities. If you have any questions please call us - we’ll be happy to help.
The majority of our homes have lovely secure gardens that are wheelchair friendly, and residents can access them whenever they wish. They’re welcome to help with gardening, re-stock bird tables and feeders, take a stroll, or simply sit and enjoy the sunshine. To support residents who are living with dementia, we use many plants chosen for their sensory properties of scent, texture and colour.
As we get older our appetites do change, and people who are living with conditions such as dementia or dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) might need enhanced support to ensure they’re eating and drinking enough. Helping residents to dine with dignity, whatever their needs, is one of our key priorities. Many of our homes have chef-led catering teams that produce delicious and nutritious meals made from the freshest ingredients.
Find out more about our dining promise.
The majority of our homes provide en-suite facilities, and residents have their own flatscreen TV, phone and internet connections in their rooms. Many of our homes, particularly our new-build homes, have ground floor bedrooms with doors that open out onto secure, landscaped gardens. Residents in these rooms even have their own small patio areas with seating and pot plants. We believe in helping residents to continue enjoying a superb lifestyle, with a range of daily activities tailored around their interests and preferences.
We understand that having help with bathing and toileting when you’ve been used to looking after yourself can be embarrassing and frustrating. Each resident has a key worker (a main carer) who will support them in this area to minimise embarrassment. Having en-suite facilities also helps to maximise comfort and privacy.
Our staff are discreet, highly trained and dedicated to supporting your loved one with dignity. Our homes have assisted bathing facilities if a resident’s physical needs are such that they need intensive support. However, where a resident is able to do even the basics for themselves, we’ll always support them to maximise their independence.
While we don’t offer specific flats or suites for couples in our homes, we do believe in tailoring our care to suit the needs of residents. If both people require residential or nursing care, we can organise next door, or even adjoining, rooms.
We’re enjoying a return to in-person visits and activities in our homes.
Relatives and friends can now visit without pre-booking, with no requirement to complete a health screening form, take a Lateral Flow Test or to wear a mask. Our experts continue to monitor guidance from English, Scottish, Welsh and regional health protection teams to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep residents and our colleagues as safe as possible.
For more information on what this means for our care home teams, residents and their relatives and friends, read about our approach to living with Coronavirus.