St Quentin Residential Home was originally built for Colonel Sir George Wade, the well-known pottery manufacturer who lived there from 1925-1952. He named the house St Quentin because he was awarded a bar to his M.C following the crossing by the South Staffs regiment of the St Quentin canal in 1918.
Subsequently the house was purchased by George Poole, a local builder who lived there until the Moorhouse family bought it in 1974. In 1988, still owned and managed by the Moorhouse family, St Quentin opened as a residential home for the elderly. Later in 2000 the Hawthorns Nursing Home was acquired and the name changed to St Quentin Nursing Home.
The two properties being adjacent to each other has meant that residents are able to have the continuity of moving to nursing care if required with little or no disruption, as the Homes are run in a similar way by the proprietors who are actively involved in the daily running of the business.
Both the St. Quentin Residential and Nursing Homes are large detached properties of character, in approximately one acre of land each, situated in an exclusive residential area of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
Approximately one mile from the town centre and within easy reach of local libraries and theatres, the properties are well appointed and tastefully decorated to accommodate people who wish to preserve a dignified way of life in their retirement. Visits to concerts and shows, and days out to places of interest are arranged at the request of the residents, and transport is available for local visits to the town centre.
Friends and relatives are most welcome to join residents in the spacious dining rooms for meals, by prior arrangement. Qualified kitchen staff are employed to produce interesting and nutritious meals to tempt the most fastidious palate.
The homes have twenty-four hour supervision by kind and considerate staff who have a wealth of experience in caring for the needs of the retired, under the direct control of a qualified care manager.
“It is the philosophy of this company to provide a high standard of care for the residents in the home. The emphasis being on enforcing and maintaining a key worker system, to provide continuity for all our residents. Training is high on our agenda, for all staff, so they are able to carry out their duties in a professional manner. Client feedback is to be encouraged, and is very important, so enabling the company to constantly revise and improve services where possible.”