Contact Details

Highfields Care Home
Highfields Lane
Blackwood
NP12 1SL
Tel: 01495 225221
Fax: 01495 225202
mrkhan.highfields@yahoo.co.uk
Proprietors: Dr A Waheed,
Dr Uzair & Mrs I Hussain

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Patients & Staff

Patients at Highfields

Accomodation 1Anyone over the age of 55 years, who because of physical incapacities require help with daily activities of living, is entitled to apply for a place at Highfields Care Home. Placement at Highfields to any potential resident is offered or declined based on a comprehensives needs assessment.

We continue to value each and every individual, who comes to live at Highfields Care Home. We welcome applications from people from all walks of life and with many different needs, who enjoy the opportunity to share and celebrate the richness and diversity of their experiences. All residents are assured they will be treated with respect and dignity according to their individual needs and wishes.

No one is excluded on the grounds of their ethnicity, religion or culture. We thus discuss with each applicant how their individual and cultural needs can be met.

Emergency Admissions

At our discretion, where appropriate and reasonable, we accept emergency admissions be they intended short, medium or long stays. Our primary concern immediately upon admission is to settle the Service User into their new surroundings. Within 24 hours, we develop an initial care plan which is finalised at absolute latest within 7 days of emergency admission.

It is a pre-requisite of any emergency admission that formal arrangements are already in place for full and formal medical assessment of the resident within 24 hours of their admission. Upon emergency admission, our standard non-emergency admission procedures apply.

Introducing the Staff at Highfields

Home Manager

Mr KhanThe name of the Registered Home Manager is Shawkat Ilahi (Mr Khan). Mr Khan is a Registered General Nurse Level 1 with vast experience and knowledge in caring for residents with acute and chronic illnesses. Mr Khan also holds a diploma in cardiovascular diseases, has achieved the Registered Manager Award level 4, Level 5 in occupational Health and Safety, Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Business Management, Level 5 in Health & Social Care as well as in management and also holds the PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualification. He also provides in-house training to all our other staff members.

Mr Khan has a wealth of knowledge and experience in caring for residents with Huntington’s disease and other Neurological conditions and has managed a specialist brain injury unit predominantly for residents with Huntington’s disease, as a Clinical Manager/General Manager for approximately 10 years. Mr Khan joined our team in September 2010 and has built up a good working relationship with external organisations such as the CSSIW, the Care Council for Wales, and Local Health Boards.

Our Care Home Staff

In addition to the manager, the home employs the following staff:

  • 1 Deputy Home Manager
  • 5 qualified nurses
  • 27 care assistants (full-time/part-time)
  • 2 activities co-ordinator
  • 1 head chef
  • 3 cooks
  • 3 kitchen assistants
  • 4 domestic staff
  • 3 laundry staff
  • 1 maintenance person

The home is fully committed to staff learning and development. Our qualified nurses hold either Level 1 or Level 2 nursing qualifications, whilst more 50% of our care staff have gained their Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ in health care.

Most of our care staff live in the community and are familiar with it which is a help to residents. There are two qualified nurses on duty from 7:00am to 7:00pm, and 1 qualified nurse from 7:00pm to 7:00am. Other care staff on duty are as directed by the National Care Standards for staffing levels. All ancillary staff receive training in the home’s philosophy and values.
staff at Highfields Care Home

Local Pharmacies

Highfields Care Home has a strong close-working relationship with Vida Rogers Ltd, one of the largest chains of community pharmacies in the area. All medicines are delivered directly to the home and the pharmacists partake in regular 6-monthly audits and medicine reviews. They are also on hand to provide professional healthcare advice to both staff and patients alike.

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