The suites offer residents their own units within Hawkinge House. Each suite has its own front door with a letterbox and residents exercise complete control on who may enter their property. There is a choice of studio or one bedroom suites all with en-suite shower rooms. They all benefit from the secure entrance to the building.
Summary and photos of the care suites.
The suites on the ground floor are for people with on-going physical care needs, while those on the first and second floors are for people with dementia. Residents of the suites have their own lounge/dining room and they are encouraged to take part in the internal activities programme and to integrate into the Hawkinge House community as much as possible. However, they have complete choice over which activities they wish to join. Also, they can have their meals served in their suites or they can enjoy the company of the other residents in their communal dining room.
This document explains what Care Suites are and gives you the information you need in order to decide whether a Care Suite is the right choice for you or your relative.
This document explains our protocol for executing the Tenancy Agreement when a resident lacks mental capacity to give consent.
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Residents can either rent or buy their suites. In both cases, a service charge takes care of bills such as gas electricity and property maintenance. Personal laundry and cleaning of the suite are also included.
For those who wish to rent, the standard Tenancy Agreements are in the following documents.
For those who wish to buy, there is no rent to pay and there is a "buy back" agreement when they leave. The standard Purchase Agreements are in the following documents and we recommend that prospective purchasers take legal advice before entering into these agreements.
Hawkinge House is registered as a Domiciliary Care Agency and a Nurses Agency in order to provide both personal and nursing care to the residents of the suites. The in-house team of registered nurses and carers is available 24 hours a day to respond to the residents' care needs when required. With Registered Nurses available on-site, the suites offer a permanent home where the residents do not need to worry about moving when their care needs increase. However, as the suites are the residents' own homes, they can also choose to buy their care from any provider registered with the Care Quality Commission.
For residents who chose to buy their personal and/or nursing care from Hawkinge House, the standard agreement is in the following document.
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