Kingston Court is a 74 bedded Nursing Home built on a reputation of being a leading, respected and responsive nursing home in Carlisle, Cumbria. We work in partnership with the local authority and NHS trust to ensure a safe and meaningful lifestyle for each individual who resides with us. We are an open and honest culture who take pride in our care provision. We aim to please. The reasons to choose Kingston Court are: It is purpose built for nursing care. We have good CQC ratings, A Happy, friendly, caring staff team, vast range of activities, Homely environment and seamless processes for admissions.
Life at Kingston Court is again dictated by our service users. It is a relaxed family feel with lots of activities. We are very much part of the community and involve ourselves with whatever is happening out there within the community such as going to see the weeping window at the castle. Intergenerational programmes where our service users have become pen-friends with children from our local youth zone and joining them in the community for a fifties night etc. We have themed days such as Burns Night, St Patricks Day, St Davids day and St Georges day where we have entertainment to suit the cullture of the day and the menus for those days would be traditional Scottish, Irish, Welsh or English. We have flower arranging, exercise to music, pantomimes, music halls and the usual bingo and quizzes etc along with gardening groups, knitting groups, cooking groups and pamper groups. Whatever is decided by our service users.
Food is cooked fresh on the premises and the menus are dictated by our Service Users who discuss regularly the menu options at their involvement meetings. These are fed back to our Chef Kristoff who accomodates the service users wishes and adapts the menus to suit. The dining rooms are spacious, warm and inviting and give our service users another opportunity for get together mealtime chats. Kingston Court take nutrition very seriously, offer a wide varied, colourful and tasty diet but one that is tasty and nutritionally sound.
" My mother was admitted from hospital having been a resident at another home. We were offered permanent residency which we were pleased to accept. Mum's care was exceptional from the beginning. The nursing staff and carers were professional and kind and gave us all unstinting support. Mum was at Kingston Court for 10 months and although very tired and weak towards the end nothing was ever too much trouble. From first visit to last her care was excellent. "
L P (Daughter of Resident)
" My sister has been resident in Kingston Court for six months during which time her health has improved beyond all expectation. The staff have been very supportive, friendly and efficient providing not only health care but equally important social and welfare support that has contributed so much to my sister's progress. The lady who is leaving Kingston Court is able to do so thanks to them. "
James R (Brother of Resident)
" Each member of the staff cares about each resident. All rooms (and attached toilets and basins) are so tidy. Food and service are very good too. The costs of each resident are reasonable. This care provider, in my opinion, is the best in the area, between the border with Scotland and Penrith and the west of the county down to Whitehaven. Being so close to the hospital is an added asset. "
P D (Friend of Resident)
It is a very exciting time for Kingston Court, as acting Home Manager Kim Lawson has decided to step away from her role as Regional Manager at Mariposa Care to commit to being Home Manager at Kingston Court full-time. Mariposa Care are very proud of what Kim has achieved so far at Kingston and feel very confident the home will continue to excel under her leadership.