Laxfield House Nursing Home - Our History

Laxfield House Nursing Home was opened in 1988 by the present Proprietor,

Mrs Elizabeth Knight RGN,RM, who had herself enjoyed an extensive and varied nursing career. Supported by her son Mr Nicholas Knight, co-director and Business Manager, the Home has enjoyed and continues to maintain a strong family input.


Laxfield House initially only provided residential care for the elderly and in 1993 the Home registered to provide full nursing care.



At Laxfield House Nursing Home we strive to maintain and encourage the individual identity of our residents.  Special emphasis is given to independence, respect, dignity and privacy  and are extremely important when caring for the elderly.


All our staff are trained to the highest level with our nursing staff remaining current within their professional accountability with the NMC and the majority of our carers hold NVQ 1, 2 and 3 levels in Social Care. We have an in-house Training

Co-ordinator to facilitate this and to maintain the statutory on-going training.


Every care home resident has an individual care and support plan incorporating an activity plan that is developed in discussion with the resident, their family and care staff. We operate a named nurse key worker system within our service, so familiarity for residents is always maintained. There is an identified Activities Co-ordinator who is responsible for planning and maintaining the daily activity programme for residents.


We feel that diet and nutrition is paramount for the elderly and our team of cooks work closely with resident and nursing staff to promote a well balanced nutritious diet that is both appealing to the resident and one that meets their needs and individual pleasure.


Laxfield House Nursing Home maintains great attention to detail in all departments and our staffing levels reflect this to enable the personal touch for all our residents.