Longfield Care Home
Longfield is a large 40-bed purpose built, single storey Care Home situated in a quiet residential area of Maldon specialising in dementia and care of the elderly.
At Longfield, we have 40 rooms, divided among five self-contained living units to offer:
Elderly persons beds – 11 bedrooms
Respite rooms for elderly persons or residents with dementia – 2 bedrooms
Dementia double rooms – 3 bedrooms
Dementia beds – 21 bedrooms
Each Unit provides:
- Dining area
- Main lounge and music room
- Hair salon
- Wheelchair access to the landscape garden
The home is built on one level, and the residents have unlimited access to the gardens. Longfield has a very homely feel and award-winning chefs who produce fresh home cooked traditional meals, created to suit all dietary needs and cultural preferences.
We all work together to provide the best possible end of life care and our residents enjoy a large central communal lounge area, with three secure courtyards that give outdoor access for residents with dementia to walk outside safely.
- Secure courtyards
- Good links with the PCT
- Variety of menus
- Visiting Hairdresser, Optician & Chiropodist
- Activities programme
- PAT dog weekly visits
- Car parking
- Visitors welcome at all times
Manager – Gina Copsey
Gina has 18 years’ experience of working in the care sector and has worked at Longfield for 16 years. She has achieved the level 5 diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care plus level 2 qualifications in End of Life Care, Dementia Care, Team Leading and Equality and Diversity..
Senior Team Leader – Zina Vasileva
Zina has worked for Excelcare for over 6 years. Zina has QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care and is presently working to achieve QCF Level 5 Diploma Leadership in Health and Social Care. Zina is trained Moving and Positioning Instructor, has achieved accredited Level 2 Equality and Diversity and Safe Handling of Medication. Zina completed the Nationally approved Leadership support program My Home life.
Administrator – Kim Beeny
Our Administrator is responsible for all aspects of administration within the home and dealing with all incoming calls and meeting and greeting visitors to the home.
Senior Carers and Care Assistants
Our Senior Carers and Care Assistants deliver care to our residents under the guidance and instruction of Senior Staff. We carefully consider choices in respect of gender, religion, ethnic origin and cultural and linguistic backgrounds where practical. Every Senior Carer has an NVQ 3 in care and all our Care Assistants achieve an NVQ 2 qualification.
Longfield takes the time to discuss hobbies and interests with residents and relatives and devises individual activities as well as group activities to stimulate and suit individual needs. A full programme of events is displayed clearly in each unit.
We display photographs of our residents all around the home and keep up-to-date photograph albums. Our gardening activities are very popular as we prepare for Maldon in Bloom every year.
We try to meet everyone’s religious and spiritual needs and regular visits are made to the home by different churches and schools.
Whether it’s Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year or a birthday, we love to celebrate special occasions at Longfield.
- Arts & Crafts
- Film afternoons
- Dementia Therapy Programme
- In-house entertainment
- Pat dog visits weekly
- Lap cat
- Afternoon tea parties
- Fish and chip suppers (small charge)
- Trips to the promenade
- Visits to the local shops
As well as in-house activities we also invite entertainers to come in and entertain you. These include good old sing-a-longs, shows and pantomimes.
- High dependency needs
- Old age
“To all the fantastic staff and carers at Longfield. You are doing a wonderful job of caring under difficult circumstancse, thank you for looking after my mother and making her birthday so special.”
Relative of Resident
“Thank you for all the love and care you gave my mother. Her family very much appreciated the level of care and cheerful atmosphere at Longfields even in her last few days.”
Relative of Resident
“Whenever I visited, at whatever the time of day, somebody could always tell me exactly how she had been, what she had eaten, if she seemed happy etc.
“[She] was always clean and tidy, and particularly in the last year she looked as if she had regular caring attention. Her room was also always pleasant
“Thank you once again. Sadly as we live longer, there will come a time for many of us when we need a safe place to live the best life we can. We could not have found or wanted anywhere better. You are all doing a wonderful job. Be proud.”
Relative of Resident
“We are extremely happy with the love and care our Mother receives at Longfield care Home. The staff are very supportive and are there if we need to ask about something. Mum is very happy there.
“All the staff at the home are friendly and easy to approach. Mum especially loves how all the staff talk to her. She loves to have a conversation.”
Relative of Resident
“I cannot praise Longfield highly enough. The manager and senior staff obviously set the ambience and running of the home. There is always someone available to answer any concerns or requests and these are dealt with efficiently and promptly.
“Carers are caring and concerned with the residents and go beyond the call of duty to look after them. The residents look forward to their meals and a good variety, of a high standard, is provided. The chefs update the meals and are always looking to make improvements.
“Laundry and Domestic Staff are always helpful and are friendly with the residents.
“I am very happy to have my friend as a resident at Longfield as I know that everyone concerns themselves about her and that she is well catered for in every respect.”
Friend of Resident
“I never thought I could leave my own home and be happy.”
“I love my room and I love my friends.”
“Just to say a big thank you for the wonderful care given over the years, we would have been lost without you.”
“Heartfelt thanks for all your help, support and great kindness.”
“Just a little note to say thank you for all your love, care & kindness to our mother.”
“Our mother could not have been placed in a better home.”
“The patience and dedication shown by everyone was second to none.”
“The support the family received in mum’s last days, and the way the carers looked after her during that time was amazing and wonderful.”
“The knowledge that all staff demonstrate about dementia showed in the care and love they gave to our father.”
“The home is bright and cheerful, well cared for, and does not smell, with excellent staff at all levels.”
“We are pleased with the support, staff are very friendly. The open door policy means that any concerns are listened to and dealt with immediately, customer service is excellent.”
“Every time I have visited the home the residents look very happy and content, staff seem to spend quality time with the residents.”
“Staff are excellent at all times. We were made to feel welcome at a time that might have been inconvenient for the staff.”
“I found the staff very hard working and caring.”
“The love, care and attention given in my mother’s last days of her life was exemplary.”
“Thank you all so much for the care you gave my mum whilst at Longfield. It means so much to know that she was so well looked after. Thank you also for the lovely floral tribute.”
How To Find Us
Longfield Care Centre
Tel: 01621 857 147
Fax: 01621 852 254
Situated in a quiet residential area of Maldon, within easy walking distance of the local shops and approximately 9 miles from the county town of Chelmsford. Longfield is close to:
- Shopping centre
- Health centre
- Public transport
- Maldon Promenade Park
- Maldon museum
- Scenic views of the River Blackwater
- Coffee shops
- Ice cream parlours
- Family entertainment
Maldon has a weekly market and a special market on bank holidays. Longfield is within a half mile of Maldon Town. Although Maldon does not have a train station, there are plenty of frequent buses, which stop at the top of Fambridge Close.