Nestled in Bishop’s Castle, a town situated in beautiful South Shropshire, Stone House offers residential accommodation for 40 older people with or without dementia.
The home has recently refurbished the dementia unit focusing on local landmarks of interest in particular the farming community. It uses assistive technology to support the residents whilst encouraging independence.
Unusually the home is physically attached to the recently refurbished community hospital, for which we provide catering and facilities management. Because of the closeness to the hospital and the way in which medical and paramedical services are delivered to the hospital and wider community, the home enjoys particularly strong relations with the local GPs and wider community team.
Stone House has regular visits from the district nurses, local chiropodist, optician, physiotherapist and occupational therapist, enabling us to meet the needs of our residents.
Stone House has enjoyed and continues to enjoy strong and enduring inks with the local community and is a grateful recipient of support from the Friends of Bishops Castle community and in addition a wider network of volunteers. The home offers an interesting programme of daily activities for those who wish to take part and restful lounges for those who wish to read or chat.
There is an opportunity to attend the day centre widely used by the local community.
Our food is freshly cooked in our own kitchen where we are able to meet all dietary requirements offering a nutritional and varied menu.
Stone House has a dedicated Manager who leads a skilled and conscientious team described in the latest Care Quality Commission's reports as delivering “Outstanding” care.
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Facilities at Stone House
- 40 individual rooms organised around court yard gardens and smaller living units all with own lounge, dining and kitchenette facilities, along with additional quiet spaces
- A strong network of community friends and volunteers
- A community day centre
- Recently refurbished dementia unit funded by the local community
- Separate facilities to support people living with dementia
- WIFI for use by residents and visitors
- Strong links to, and regular visits from, local GP(s) and wider Primary Health care services including District Nurses, local Chiropodists, Opticians and other Therapists. People moving in can usually retain their GP of choice
From the moment our residents join us, Stone House is their home and we are here to support them. We talk to our residents and their families to find out what is important to them as individuals and help them to carry on participating in activities that have individual meaning.
Our specially trained and enthusiastic activities staff are excellent at helping our residents enjoy their life with us at Stone House where our staff work with residents to create a week by week schedule of activities to include a mix of physical, social, creative, recreational, sensory, relaxation and reminiscence.
In addition to the rich and varied activity programme at Stone House, staff also arrange outings to local areas of interest, organise events throughout the year and provide wonderful entertainment.
We encourage residents to get involved in day-to-day life in the home from housekeeping and baking to growing vegetables and keeping busy in the garden.
Relatives and friends are always welcome to visit Stone House and we would love anyone who has creative talent and time to lead or support an activity, simply get in touch with our Home Manager.
Stone House is a 40-bed care home situated in Bishops Castle in the heart of rural South Shropshire with all of its beautiful surrounding countryside.
The warm and friendly facilities, including a unit especially designed for those being supported with dementia, enables our residents to live as comfortable a life as possible and our busy activities schedule enables participants to feel part of life within the home and its wider community.
Everyone living and working at Stone House can genuinely feel they are among friends. Residents can decide where and how they spend their time either quietly in their room, taking part in the variety of activities, or walking through the central garden area at the heart of the home.
Our friendly communal areas ensure everyone is supported individually with scope for new friendships with other residents.
Food & Drink
At Stone House we take our culinary skills very seriously indeed. As well as serving lunch, we make sure our residents have easy access to snacks and drinks throughout the day and night. Proper nutrition and hydration are essential to health and wellbeing.
We cater to all dietary requirements including supplements and following assessment guidance by the Speech and Language Team (SaLT). Stone House meals are freshly prepared on site by a qualified chef using locally sourced produce and we cater for all requirements including vegan, vegetarian, dairy or gluten-free diets.
Stone House has the highest possible 5-star food hygiene rating assessed regularly and independently.
We are very proud to be awarded a 5* Food Hygiene Rating
for Stone House.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come and visit Stone House or spend some time here before I decide?
Of course. We would love for you, and your family, to come and visit. We know that choosing to live somewhere new, particularly in your older years, can be daunting so it’s really important you feel comfortable. Please do arrange a visit either through the website “Book a Visit” link on each home page or by contacting the Home Manager directly.
Who will be looking after me at Stone House?
Our ‘brilliant’ staff! When you visit and also on moving in to our home you will soon get to know familiar friendly faces with dedicated members of staff who will be responsible for making sure your needs are met. Additional support to our care homes comes from central teams based in Shrewsbury.
Can I bring my furniture to Stone House?
We want you to feel at home and would encourage you to bring personal items if you’d like to as long as space allows. There are some safety regulations on soft furnishings, but in reality, this rarely causes difficulties.
Can my family visit Stone House and stay for a meal?
Your family and friends can visit at any time, even overnight if there’s a room available and we’ve had advance notice. And yes, please let the kitchen staff know and we make a small charge for meals which will be explained by the teams in the homes when you visit and also on admission within our initial information packs.
Can I go out or on holiday?
Yes, subject to appropriate support and your level of need we can make arrangements for days out too and sometimes for short breaks and long weekends as well.
What does it cost to live at Stone House?
The fees charged depends on your needs, accommodation and support and the type of care you’re looking for. Together we will discuss and assess your requirements and the home manager will give you an inclusive cost for your care and accommodation. Any additional charges and also deposit will be discussed and are explained in our contract and other documents which you will need to sign on admission. You may also be eligible for funding from the local authority or the NHS dependent on your care needs and your funding position.
Where can I find funding advice?
We know how complex the means-tested funding position in terms of UK social care is.
If you have assets, assessed by social services above £23,250 in England then it is likely that you will need to fund all of the accommodation care and support costs under current UK legislation. We will be clear on what our fees are on admission.
If you have assets below £23,250 then the Local Authority may fund part or potentially all of your accommodation care and support. Prior to admission we will need to be advised of the fee to determine whether or not the Local Authority contribution is adequate enough to cover the full fees. We appreciate this is sensitive and we talk to you and social services colleagues prior to admission.
It is important to understand each person is different in terms of both their needs and funding position. Whilst we cannot give funding advice we will be clear on your fees and charges. You can also find a wealth of information via Age UK or Age Concern https://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Where can I find more information on dementia?
Dementia affects everyone differently and we can talk to you directly about issues or concerns you might be facing. Alternatively, the Alzheimer’s Society has a wealth of information available on its website https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
- "I can’t speak highly enough about the staff. They really are amazing, and they put themselves out for me." resident