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Give Mum a Fun New Life!

+ 24/7 Care from Kind, Attentive Staff

We are a small, family company who have been looking after older people for 25 years.

We’re located in a quiet residential area in Lower Hopton, Mirfield, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and we offer the highest quality of care and standards of luxury and comfort for older people including those with a dementia-type illness.

Our families often say we’re one of the best care homes in Huddersfield area and we think it’s because we built our care home from scratch with one focus in mind… a wonderful and fun new life for your Mum (or Dad).

The design of Hopton Cottage Care Home was based on our many years of experience providing residential and dementia care to older people. We wanted to offer far more than a room in a building, hence our Home offers individual cottage-style rooms with private patio gardens and luxury ensuite bathrooms.

The home has stunning communal gardens and wonderful lounges with views across the countryside or gardens.

You keep your independence, living your life as you would at home, with the reassurance of kind, highly trained staff on hand to offer as much help as you need.

You are the key person in making any decision about the care you want or the lifestyle you choose, our role is to assist you in living the life you want.

Our fees are competitive and reflect the high quality of service and staff employed in our care home.

This includes 24 hour care and support, accommodation in your own luxury cottage suite as well as access to all our daily schedule of activities and events, laundry service and high quality home-made food.

We have working agreements with the local authorities and can accept part funding through them.

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“Food is excellent, beautiful homemade desserts & cakes every day.” – Doreen C

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a normal, happy life with REAL OPTIONS.

It’s important to get help for
your Mum as soon as possible

So ask any questions or reserve
a place at Hopton now. TODAY!

“Staff were very kind & attentive”
With OUR HELP your Mum CAN have A Fun New Life!

Right For Mum

Right For Mum

Keep Mum Busy, Watch Her Gain Weight

Regular activity can boost your brain health in old age” – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (June 2017)

We have a lot of fun at Hopton Cottage Care Home! We have dominoes, card tournaments & we play bingo.

There’s a weekly quiz night for families & residents alike but be warned: It gets very competitive!

Something older people struggle with more than anything is boredom. Although not a disease, having witnessed the consequences for over 20 years I know how serious it can be.

At Hopton, once a new resident has settled in we will work with them to find activities that they will enjoy.

Our residents are encouraged to go out each day for walks or trips to the shops.

Food

We have a lovely menu & all our food is home-made each day by experienced chefs with high-quality fresh ingredients.

We generally serve all Mum’s favourite British classics. With menus varying subject to residents’ requests.

Our menus are nutritionally balanced & we cater for enriched diets or low-fat diets depending on need.

We also cater for those with specific dietary needs such as:

  • Diabetics
  • Residents who are lactose or gluten intolerant
  • Those with difficulties swallowing.

“Food is excellent, beautiful homemade desserts & cakes every day.” – Doreen C

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a normal, happy life with REAL OPTIONS.

It’s important to get help for
your Mum as soon as possible

So ask any questions or reserve
a place at Hopton now. TODAY!

“Staff were very kind & attentive”
With OUR HELP your Mum CAN have A Fun New Life!

Expert Care 24/7

Expert Care 24/7

You Need to Trust The People Keeping Mum Safe
If You Want Genuine Care From Kind People, Then Meet Hopton’s Staff Team – On Hand All Day, Every Day!

Hopton Cottage Care Home is one of the best designed care homes around. What makes us even more special is our staff team.

When choosing Hopton you’re also choosing a group of people – our staff. They’re every bit as important to us as they will be to your Mum.

A founding principle of ours is to make sure your Mum is always at the heart of our service & is treated as an individual. We don’t cut corners & we never cut costs.

Our management team led by Joseph Martin have nearly 50 years of experience between them working to provide care for older people.

Joseph Martin, General Manager

Melanie Igo, Care Manager for Creenway Cottages

Suzanne Prentice, Care Manager for Woodend & Riverside Cottages

I’ve learnt from years of experience that it’s absolutely crucial to have a team with a positive mind-set, who feel respected & supported in their vital roles. Let me explain why…

Older people tend to be quite proud & find it hard to ask for help at the best of times. If staff don’t enjoy their work & appear unhappy, then residents will pick up on this. This will make it harder for them to ask for help when it’s really needed.

So Hopton is here to help! We only employ the best people for each & every role. Our staff are all passionate about helping people and want to make a difference. We have staff of all ages & backgrounds.

Staff at Hopton are reminded every day that they are valued members of a team. Our care assistants love coming to work & are passionate about providing kindness & care.

Every member of our team from the chefs to the maintenance men are trained in dementia awareness & buy into our ethos of kindness, friendliness & positivity.

We have a first-class management team here & a team of fantastic carers who are skilled, patient & always kind.

Our staff recieve the best detailed training programmes. They all have an NVQ care Level 2 qualification & most are qualified to NVQ Level 3. We have our own in house training provided through Aged Care TV & skills for care.

Our staff are paid to receive this training, which means that they are always improving.

Our staff work short shifts & have flexible working hours. They will become stable and familiar faces in your Mum’s new life.

It’s a brilliant team & many of whom have families themselves. They look after our residents as they would want their own parents or loved ones to be looked after.

Being looked after by someone you know and who knows you is really important at Hopton. Our staff will get to know your favourite meals and activities.

They will help your Mum feel comfortable at all times, just like you would at home. Hopton will feel like their home before they know it.

Our kitchen is led by highly qualified & experienced Head Chef Joanne Reid. Along with our other chefs, she helps provide beautiful home-made meals to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.

We also have 2 full time dedicated activities staff who engage our residents with a variety of trips, events and games.

“Food is excellent, beautiful homemade desserts & cakes every day.” – Doreen C

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a normal, happy life with REAL OPTIONS.

It’s important to get help for
your Mum as soon as possible

So ask any questions or reserve
a place at Hopton now. TODAY!

“Staff were very kind & attentive”
With OUR HELP your Mum CAN have A Fun New Life!

A Fun New Life

A Fun New Life

– Allow your Mum to enjoy life once again
– See for yourself the difference Hopton Cottage can make
Residents at Hopton have so much fun in their new life. They can enjoy all the comforts they had at home in their own cottage style room & patio garden.

Residents will have their health issues addressed & managed by experts. We offer nutritious, homemade & delicious food. As well as Mum’s favourites snacks & drinks any hour of the day.

Mum will feel so much better enjoying meals with friends again – No more microwave dinners alone! All our residents gain weight after admission to Hopton Cottage.

We have two brilliant full-time activities coordinators who work closely with the whole team. This is a key part of our person-centred care service. Our residents are at the heart of shaping that service. Our wide range of activities include:

 

  • Group trips to the shops
  • Country walks
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Dominoes
  • Keep fit club
  • Knitting club
  • Musical performances – anything from classical to Rock & Roll!

Once someone feels welcome and respected, their health improves. They will have things to occupy their time again. Their spirit is lifted and the change is amazing to witness. It is without doubt the greatest joy of providing a service for me & my whole team.

So Mum really can have a fun new life at Hopton. A life where they can welcome their family without anxiety or the need for urgent attention. You can enjoy quality time again with your Mum and the whole family are welcome at Hopton.

I hope you agree your Mum deserves to enjoy life again. This is one of our founding principles here at Hopton. So please consider us for your Mum, I know you’ll be pleased you did.

“Food is excellent, beautiful homemade desserts & cakes every day.” – Doreen C

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a normal, happy life with REAL OPTIONS.

It’s important to get help for
your Mum as soon as possible

So ask any questions or reserve
a place at Hopton now. TODAY!

“Staff were very kind & attentive”
With OUR HELP your Mum CAN have A Fun New Life!

Location

Location

The care she receives at home tends to be very hit & miss. Often with 2 or 3 people trying to manage several different needs. It’s messy & priorities get missed.

At Hopton Cottage we will speak directly with Mum’s GP, District Nurses or Hospital Services to make sure all her physical care needs are sorted quickly & easily.

For Mum’s mental health needs we will speak directly with Memory Services & Community Mental Health Services so you will have nothing to worry about. The right people help Mum in the right way at the right time.

Our “Home for Life” guarantee means that when your Mum comes to live with us, that’s it. She stays living with us. If your funds for her ever run out, we’ll continue to look after your Mum and reduce her fees so that her remaining time here can be funded by Kirklees Council.

Everyone Is Unique

Everyone Is Unique

“Food is excellent, beautiful homemade desserts & cakes every day.” – Doreen C

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a normal, happy life with REAL OPTIONS.

It’s important to get help for
your Mum as soon as possible

So ask any questions or reserve
a place at Hopton now. TODAY!

“Staff were very kind & attentive”
With OUR HELP your Mum CAN have A Fun New Life!

CQC

CQC

Discover Why CQC Rated Us Safe,
Effective, Caring, Responsive & Well-Led

Fact: No Care Home is Rated Higher in West Yorkshire

In August 2016, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the independent regulator of health and social care in England – awarded our care home with an impressive “Overall Good” score.

The 5 categories and their respective scores are:

Safe – Good

People told the CQC they felt safe in our service.

Effective – Good

The CQC observed that our staff knew the people who they were supporting well.

Caring – Good

Residents & relatives spoke highly of our staff & told the CQC that they were caring.

Responsive – Good

The CQC remarked that our care plans were detailed & reflected people’s preferences, choices & personal histories.

Well-led – Good

Our staff told the CQC that they were supported by the registered manager & they felt the service was well led.

Staff on hand 24hrs to provide safety & reassurance to your Mum

 

“Staff were very kind & attentive. We overheard a member of staff ask a person if they were okay. The person did not hear the carer properly. The carer stopped & repeated the question again to the person & waited for them to answer. This showed a genuine interest in the person’s welfare. We observed another person was becoming tearful in one of the lounge areas. Staff immediately went to reassure the person & their mood soon lifted as a result.” – CQC Inspector

Protocols in place to prevent falls & provide immediate assistance at any time

 

“Appropriate information was shared between staff at shift handovers, both in a written & verbal format. A ‘traffic light’ system had been introduced, which highlighted people who may be at risk of falls and who may require closer observations for example. This had resulted in a significant reduction in the number of falls being recorded.” – CQC Inspector

Our home is a caring, professional & well-run establishment

 

“People told us they felt the home was well led. One person said, “All the managers & staff are approachable. There is nothing that [name removed by CQC] will not do for you.” Another person said: “My son chose this home. He said the manager was really nice… He didn’t do them justice.” Another person said: “The managers have made it clear that if we have any concerns we must tell them.” A relative told us: “The home is run to an excellent standard. There is no room for improvement as far as I can see.” – CQC Inspector

Hopton Cottage ONLY employ staff who are genuinely positive & enjoy bonding with older people

 

Throughout the inspection we heard & saw many positive, caring interactions between staff & people who lived at the home. It was clear staff had time to spend talking and interacting with people. We observed a carer speaking to a person and the carer knelt down to the person’s level. The person appeared completely at ease with the member of staff. Friendly chatter was evident, but staff also retained the appropriate level of professionalism. There was a pleasant atmosphere.” – CQC Inspector

“Food is excellent, beautiful homemade desserts & cakes every day.” – Doreen C

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a normal, happy life with REAL OPTIONS.

It’s important to get help for
your Mum as soon as possible

So ask any questions or reserve
a place at Hopton now. TODAY!

“Staff were very kind & attentive”
With OUR HELP your Mum CAN have A Fun New Life!

Reviews

Reviews

Below are a selection of Reviews…

Below are the 10 most recent reviews of Hopton Cottage Care Home on carehome.co.uk

4pt5 Stars

Rated: 9 out of 10

Date published: 12/02/2016

Snippet: “For all the residents it was a home from home”

“The facilities at Hopton Cottage Care Homes are Super –for all the residents it was a home from home. The food are always well cooked + smelled lovely. The home has very thoughtful staff and are lucky to have them. The activities available to residents are excellent.

They are always enthusiastic about giving the residents what they would have chosen for themselves. There is absolutely nothing ever that I would change about Hopton Cottage Care Homes.”

Written by – Morna Moray Fiona Daughter of resident at Hopton Cottage Care Home

 

5 Stars

Rated: 10 out of 10

Date published: 11/01/2016

Snippet: “Everybody is so warm, caring, upbeat and can’t do enough to help”

“The ethos of the home definitely shines through in how the staff care for our mum. Everybody is so warm, caring, upbeat and can’t do enough to help.

Always feel so welcome + Even our dog is welcome too. The layout of the rooms + communal areas are great. Décor is contemporary yet cosy and homely. Main rooms are spacious + I like the library corner + all the photos + décor. It is obvious that all communal areas + rooms are cleaned to a high standard + very regularly.

Very impressed with Joe and the team of staff he has working with him. The approach is open + honest with a real desire to gain feedback to continually improve.

Good communications via the family notice-board. I was impressed when leaving today, a lady said to my sister and I that she wanted to discuss mum’s care package in January.

I think the variety + regularity of all the activities is excellent. Mum seems to have got involved in many things.

It’s good to know that she is not just sitting in her room alone. Great opportunities to socialise.”

Written by – Mrs. Harrison Daughter of resident at Hopton Cottage Care Home

 

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4 Stars

Rated: 8 out of 10

Date published: 19/12/2015

Snippet: “The home itself is stunning, spotlessly clean and smelt so fresh and clean and every attention to detail was covered.”

“My daughters dance school performed here for the residents and I was overwhelmed by how pleasant and welcoming the staff were.

The home itself is stunning, spotlessly clean and smelt so fresh and clean and every attention to detail was covered and throughout the performance the residents were attended to constantly and with such love and professionalism.

I was very impressed and we can’t wait to return.”

Written by –Rochele Ingham Daughter of resident at Hopton Cottage Care Home

 

4pt5 Stars

Rated: 9 out of 10

Date published: 05/12/2015

Snippet: “My sister was treated with compassion, understanding of her multiple needs, kindness and love.”

“From the very first meeting to the day of her discharge my sister was treated with compassion, understanding of her multiple needs, kindness and love. Yes Love. She is very special to me and the staff made her feel very special too.

My first impression on arrival was the absence of any obnoxious odour? Imperative in my estimation; thus meaning a clean and healthy environment. The staff, from the excellent cleaning staff, housekeepers and chefs to the excellent Management, go out of their way to be helpful and considerate.

The meals are on a par with many a hotel I have had the pleasure of, first class. Diets are varied and wholesome and all meals very well presented. My sister actually put back the drastic weight loss she had experienced in the preceding weeks after only ten weeks in their care.

Nothing was too much trouble and even in sometimes trying situations the conscientiousness of the staff was outstanding. The bedrooms are larger than the norm and also the en suite.

There are televisions in all rooms along with telephone points and emergency buttons. All the rooms have 3/4 beds, bedside drawers, chest of drawers and a wardrobe plus a visitor chair. Hopton Care Home is purpose built, spacious, light and airy with quality furnishings making it a lovely place in which to work, which shows on the happy smiling faces of the hard working and caring staff.

It has been a pleasure to have entrusted my sister into your care and wish to thank each and every one of you for everything you have done for both of us.

Wishing you every continuing success for the future from Moira and Sheila.”

Written by – Moira Sister of resident at Hopton Cottage Care Home