Quantum Care Limited
|Founded||July 1, 1992|
|Headquarters||Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom|
|Hertfordshire, Essex, and Luton|
Quantum Care Limited is a company based in Welwyn Garden City, England, that runs both residential and nursing care homes (see residential care home and nursing care home). The company's head office is 4 Silver Court, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England AL7 1TS. Quantum Care runs twenty-six care homes, all but two in Hertfordshire.
Quantum Care Limited was formed 1 July 1992 to operate care homes for the elderly in Hertfordshire. Originally, Quantum Care took over homes that were previously operated by Hertfordshire County Council. In October 2005 Quantum Care began to branch out of Hertfordshire, opening a home, Tye Green Lodge, in Essex, England. In 2010 Trefoil House was opened in Luton, England.
Quantum Care Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation which means it does not have any shareholders and therefore does not have to pay dividends. Its work is overseen by a voluntary board of directors.
Quantum Care homes serve residents who have a wide range of needs. All homes have dementia units that provide specialised care for residents living with dementia. Other services are offered by Quantum Care homes including day care with thirteen homes offering the service.
Some homes have a Best Friends Cafe. The Cafe is an area in the home that allows residents "to sit and chat with friends and family over tea, coffee and cakes." This setting allows the residents to "bring more of the outside world into their daily lives."
Each home has at least one short stay room. These rooms can be occupied by elderly guests from one night to a few weeks. The rooms allow potential residents to see what the home is like.
At least seven websites provide information about Quantum Care to help potential care home residents and those helping them. One site, HousingCare.org, provides the latest set of ratings on individual homes from the Care Quality Commission. When the ratings were done twenty-seven Quantum Care homes were rated. Twenty-one were given a two-star (good) rating and six were given a three-star (excellent) rating. Ratings were based on three stars. A new rating system will be implemented in the future.