Hucknall care home named in East Midlands Top 20

A care home in Hucknall has gained a place in Top 20 East Midlands Care Home 2023 from independent review site,

Buddleia House on Croft Avenue earned the honour over 1,417 other care homes with accolades from residents, and their family and friends. The award recognised Buddleia House’s impressive review score of 10/10 on the leading care home comparison site. 

A friend of a resident wrote a glowing review for Buddleia House: “We were in need of emergency respite care. The manager and deputy went out of their way to ensure a smooth transition into care. The staff were welcoming and friendly. One could tell from the atmosphere in the care home that this was a place people could feel safe and supported and call their home. I was impressed with the facilities and activities on offer. I would highly recommend Buddleia House.”

Lorraine Poundall, Registered Home Manager, said: “We are grateful for all the testimonials from residents, their families and friends, who have taken the time to recommend the home and applaud all staff, for their hard work and compassion throughout. 

“Being honoured with one of the Top 20 Care Home awards is all thanks to the staff members, who tirelessly go out of their way to make sure our residents’ get the best in care, positive risk-taking and opportunities which promote independence. 

“At Buddleia House, we feel we can help enrich residents with increased well being in a homely environment, and we’re so glad that our endorsements reflect that too.”

The care home, which is a part of the award-winning group, Milford Care, was one of the first care homes in the UK to adopt the Montessori approach to dementia care. The home was carefully designed by Milford Care’s Montessori specialists which uses the best practice in care, food and nutrition, design and methods to engage residents in activity and help them find purpose in their day, feel a part of their community and be fulfilled. 

Milford Care has six care homes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, two of which are rated ‘Outstanding’ from CQC. Buddleia House (Good + Outstanding), Hazelgrove in Hucknall (Good), Nottinghamshire. Spencer Grove in Belper (Outstanding), Ashbourne Lodge in Ashbourne (Outstanding), Milford House in Duffield (Good), The Meadows in Alfreton (Good) are all based within the Derbyshire area. All the homes boast high social interaction, as well as homely surroundings and an appealing selection of facilities, suitable for every resident. They also specialise in residential care, nursing care, palliative care, dementia care, respite and day care.

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