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Visit Report from Healthwatch England

Milford Care are proud to publish the results of a recent visit from Healthwatch England.

Healthwatch England is a national independent champion for consumers and users of health and social care in England. They have powers to ensure the consumers' voice is heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate Health and Care services.

All their findings are passed onto relevant government bodies and local authorities in England, and Healthwatch England reports to Parliament every year. The evidence they gather is used to identify national consumer trends and issues, and ultimately influences national policy.

On 12th February 2014 Milford House, was visited after being randomly selected, alongside 9 other Care Homes who had been awarded the Derbyshire County Council Bronze Dignity Award. The purpose of the visit was to observe ‘What good care looks like’ within a care home setting.

The report summarised:

“The staff at Milford House provide a holistic style approach to care, placing their residents at the centre of all they do by taking into consideration the personal preferences of their residents.

Milford House appears to be is well run care home in which staff, residents and their families came across as happy, safe and relaxed. Staff/resident interaction appears good, as does staff management. The Dignity Principles are well understood and put into practice on a regular, daily basis as a matter of fact and this results in residents who feel safe, happy, not afraid to bring up complaints and issues when necessary and feel respected and dignified with choice in all their daily activities, resulting in feelings of wellbeing.”

To read the full report click here.

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Nursing Care | Residential Care | Dementia Care | Long-term Care | Respite Care | Day Care

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Milford House Care Home

Milford, Derbyshire

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Elegant staircase

A retirement home of elegance and distinction, Milford House, near Belper and Duffield, was formerly the country residence of Jedediah Strutt, a leading pioneer industrialist of the 18th century.

This beautiful grade II listed building and its adjoining Coach House were transformed into a tastefully renovated retirement home in 1985. Today, following a major refurbishment in 2016/17, its distinct Georgian elegance is coupled with a warm, friendly and tranquil atmosphere.

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The Café

Here, our beautifully landscaped and mature gardens are frequently visited by various kinds of fur and feather wildlife, and can be enjoyed at any time of the year from our south facing conservatory.

“Thank you so much for all your kindness…. It has been a pleasure to meet such lovely people”

Wife of a resident, March 2015

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“Thank you for looking after my mother so well during the last nine weeks of her life. We were extremely impressed by the patience and dedication you all show to those entrusted to your care.”

Son of a resident, March 2015

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“We are so grateful to you all for the loving kindness you gave to (mum) during the two years she was with you. Everyone was patient and unfailingly kind and you all treated her as if she was ‘your grandma’…. The way you wrapped us in what was a blanket of kindness made it so much easier for us. I am so grateful that we entrusted (mum) to your care. She was happy and was cared for so well.”

Daughter of a resident, December 2014

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“I wanted you to know how much we valued the care of my mother by all the staff at the Coach House. Although she was only with you for a short period of time, it was such a relief knowing she was safe and well cared for in a kind and respectful way… I was so glad to see her coming out of her room for her meals and to watch TV when she had become so isolated in her previous establishment… the staff were all really friendly and supportive of me which I appreciated”

Son of a resident, August 2014

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“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and all the staff involved in looking after my mother. It is not an easy job and I appreciate all that you do”

Daughter of a resident, June 2014

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“Words cannot express how kind and caring you have been towards our mum especially at the very end. Mum was very happy at Milford House”

Daughter of a resident, May 2014

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“To all the caring angels. Many thanks for all the wonderful care you gave to our mum. We were so pleased how happy she was with all of you. Our mum made friends in her stay at Milford, this gave her the extra strength to carry on longer than expected”

Daughter of a resident, May 2014

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“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the love and care given to my mum during her time with you. She settled very well and you made mum and our family very welcome. The day mum passed away the support, love and care we had was beyond words and you did what you promised – gave mum love and dignity right to the end and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. Mum loved you all, enjoyed the fun and laughs and I know taught you a few good sayings. Once again thank you so very much. You are all ‘simply the best’”

Daughter of a resident, April 2014

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“I would just like to give you all the biggest thank you ever for your wonderful care and support for [My Mother] and myself through a very difficult time. Everyone was kind, gentle understanding, and gave me lots of cuddles! We want to keep in touch with you and will always give you our support – we feel you are part of our family. Our love to you all and once again a huge thank you, you are all ‘one in a million’.”

Family of Resident, May 2013

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“I just wanted to say to the cleaning staff, a big thank you for looking after [my husband]’s room.”

Resident's Wife, April 2013

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“A big thank you to all for your kind welcome and care during my recent stay with you. Best wishes for the future.”

Resident on respite, April 2013

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“I write on behalf of the family to say a very big THANK YOU for the care given to [My Uncle]. He was with you for over 5 years and always said how much he appreciated the way in which you all enriched his life, from the cleaners who would chat to him as they went about their work to the excellent attention from the nursing staff. On the many times I asked if he was happy with you it was always a resounding ‘yes’ and the knowledge of this eased our minds greatly. Words are somewhat inadequate but please be aware of how grateful we are for making the years he spent with you so comfortable and I am sure he came to look upon the Coach House as his home and all staff his family.”

Family of Resident, March 2013

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“…thank all of you for the wonderful way in which you looked after my mother during the seventeen years she was at Milford House. She could not have been better looked after and I appreciate all you did for her. She was very happy and content at Milford House and this was of great comfort to me. I do not feel she could possibly have been better looked after.“

Family of Resident, March 2013

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“Sincere thanks to all who have supported her over the course of her life at Milford House. She received the best care for the last four years of her life.”

Family of Resident, February 2013

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“[Staff member] Thank you for your care and cheerfulness. Sometimes we meet special people in life; you are one of those people.”

Family Relative, November 2012

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“I want to thank all the staff at Milford House [Coach House] for the exceptional care given to my father during his stay there. My father was initially reluctant to enter a nursing home and his condition meant that he sometimes presented a challenge to those who cared for him on a daily basis but he was always treated with respect, kindness and affection, all of which was given unconditionally. At the end of his life my father was treated lovingly and compassionately, with the upmost professionalism. I will never forget the kindness shown to me on the day my father died.”

Family of Resident, November 2012

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“What a difference in my mother after a couple of outings. She has really enjoyed them.”

Family of Resident, October 2012

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“I want to thank all the staff for the exceptional care given to my father… he was always treated with respect, kindness and affection – all of which was given unconditionally.”

Family of Relative, November 2012

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Above all, we like our residents at Milford House to feel not only at home but also part of one big family. Helping us achieve this are many local staff who attend to their needs and wishes. Our highly experienced teams take pride in what they do, and are dedicated to making our residents as comfortable as possible during their stay, whether it be for a short break or on a more permanent basis.

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One big family

We are actively involved in the national Dignity Challenge campaign, with many members of our staff taking on the role of Dignity Champions. This campaign is all about putting dignity and respect at the centre of care services, with a great emphasis on treating people with compassion and respect. Our own Dignity Champions ensure that all residents are listened to, respected and treated as individuals, and that our care delivery is dictated by our residents.

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One of the Bedrooms

Our reputation for providing excellent care goes well beyond our immediate locality. This is why residents come to us from different parts of Derbyshire, including Duffield, Hazelwood, Quarndon, Allestree, Coxbench, Derby, Ashbourne, Turnditch, Wirksworth, Matlock and Belper.

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A comfortable place to sit

If you would like to know more about our home, or visit us, contact us. We will be delighted to show you around.

Click here to read more about one particular daughter's experience of having her parent in our Milford House care home.

Milford House Care Home
(S. Dobb & G. Hudson
t/a Milford House)
Milford House, Derby Road,
Milford, nr Duffield,
Derbyshire, DE56 0QW
Tel. 01332 841753

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BBC Radio interview

13 April 2017

An interview with Freda, one of our residents at Milford House, on BBC Radio Derby's Sally Pepper show.
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BBC Radio interview

8 November 2011

An interview with staff and residents at Milford House, by BBC Radio's Aleena Naylor, following our success at the Great East Midlands Care Awards.
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