Woodlands Park Care Centre

Aylesbury Road, Great Missenden HP16 9LS

Woodlands Park Care Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
Woodlands Park Care Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
Woodlands Park Care Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Located in Great Missenden, Woodlands Park Care Centre makes the most of scenic surroundings and a calming environment in order to help individuals with care needs achieve a relaxing and stress-free time in care.

Carers are well-equipped to help people with residential care needs achieve a comfortable retirement, also offering good provision for respite needs and specialising in dementia care.

Residents have flexible daily itineraries to make the most of personal choice and independence, with many group activities and entertainments also organised by the service.

Group: Forest Healthcare

Person in charge: Marie Shouler (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 35 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Challenging Behaviour • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Single Rooms: 19

Shared Rooms: 8

Rooms with ensuite WC: 11

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £850 , Personal Care Shared (per person) from £750

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Woodlands Park Care Centre: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.5 (9.505)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Woodlands Park Care Centre is based on 14 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.505 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.705 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.8 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a care home / service is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 9.505 for Woodlands Park Care Centre is based on 14 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the care home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The care home / service receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.705 for Woodlands Park Care Centre is calculated as follows: ( (124 Excellents x 5) + (37 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 166 Ratings = 4.705

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a care home / service. A Positive Review is defined as:

      • Any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a care home / service requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of registered beds) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a care home / service has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of registered beds to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a care home / service with 40 registered beds has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

        (For Adult Day Care Centres and Extra Care Housing which do not have a registered number of beds, 1) and 2) are replaced by the formula of 0.2 points per Review, up to a maximum score of 2 points. ie a listing needs 10 Reviews to receive the maximum score of 2 points

      The Quantity Score of 4.8 for Woodlands Park Care Centre is calculated as follows:

      1. 14 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 14 Positive Reviews = 1.400 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (14 Positive Reviews ÷ 35 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.800

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of beds at the Care Home.

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Woodlands park enjoys a beautiful situation for reaching views over open countryside. There is a lovely warm atmosphere, and relatives are always given a lovely welcome by staff. Residents are treated with great kindness, patience and dignity, first names are used and one is given the feeling of a family friendly environment. There are some exceptional staff there but recent shortages have meant employing some agency staff which is never so satisfactory. The rooms are decorated in a bright an rather quirky way. My partner appears to be very settled there.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Park Care Centre? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Poor

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Poor

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The centre is excellent an outstanding home for up to 30 dementia residents. The manager was voted last year one of the top five in the country. Over the last three years residence my wife is both comfortable and contented in the loving care.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Park Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I simply cannot recommend Woodlands Park highly enough. Dad has been living there for 4 months now, having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year.

Having dreaded looking at care homes, my sister and I visited and met Marie and some of her team and left feeling that Dad not only would be safe and cared for, but even better happy there.

The staff are incredible, they are always positive, helpful, supportive and we know Dad is being cared for in the best possible way, treated with dignity and most importantly safe and secure. We know he is well fed - so important as he was forgetting to eat - and particularly all his medication is being expertly coordinated between Marie, Sally, Judy and his care team, the GP and the Adult Mental Health Care team (the wonderful Rachel).

We had reached crisis point, and had to act quickly. It felt to us as though the whole team moved heaven and earth to make Dad's move there possible. The relief we feel is enormous. Dad may have his challenging days, but he loves all the carers and calls Woodlands Park home.

Thank you so much to Marie, Sally and Judy as well as the whole team, too many to mention, not only for caring so wonderfully for Dad but for the unexpected but invaluable support for us as a family.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Park Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mum moved here just over a month ago after living in a number of care homes where she was clearly not happy. Woodlands Park seems to have given mum a new lease of life. The staff are so warm and friendly and this is so very noticeable the minute I enter the home well done Sally and Maria and all the wonderful staff. Thank you for making mum so happy.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marie Shouler and her team of staff are truly amazing. My dad has been at Woodlands now for just over 2 years and the level of commitment and care the staff give him and all the other residents is second to none. My father's dementia means he suffers from very dark days at times, but whenever I visit the staff are so friendly, positive and up beat - it makes my visits seem all the more worthwhile. I am greeted as a member of the Woodlands family and given support too. At a recent Christmas dinner the staff managed to get dad up on his feet dancing - it was a joy to see. I would have no qualms recommending Woodlands to any relative who has to make the hardest decision possible of putting a loved one in a care home. Woodlands is excellent and I feel we certainly made the right choice. He could not be in a better place.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Park Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

To entrust someone other than yourself to care for the person you have loved and shared your life for almost 60 years, is the most heart braking decision one will ever have to make. Barbara spent two short stays in local care homes that my family and I felt didn't give is peace of mind. At Woodlands the change in my wife has been so comforting for us. Its warm, friendly, the staff are so caring!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The building is a splendid country house with some of the best rural views I know. The staff are kind and understanding and unshockable to a degree I did not know possible. They score top marks in every possible way. I feel my father is so lucky to have found such a terrific place to live and to receive care and caring attention.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Wonderful staff, lovely home. Would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

brilliant care home

Marie and her team provide a safe caring home. On my visits I find dad well looked after they are also very willing to talk on the phone staff spirits good which shows in their care dad can be very trying at times due to his dementia and it is handled well and with dignity. I would recommend woodlands to anyone. Thank you for all you do.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Park Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother is safe and happy. She like the atmosphere and the food. She states the staff are constantly happy, kind and will do anything for you. Her wishes come first. Her views are acted upon and valued. As a family we are involved and welcome. Our views are encouraged and acted upon.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

They are looking after my sister very well. She is safe there and well fed with having care of all the staff.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I currently visit Woodlands weekly as a church visitor, talking to all residents. I have always found the staff to be excellent, the residents treated very well, and great ingenuity shown in providing crafts and artistic activities throughout the year.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The home is perfectly run.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The quality of care her is amazing. The atmosphere is one of kindness, love and respect for the individual/resident. A shining example of caring for very frail sick individuals. They are treated as individuals. The love shown to them rubs off on how they react to each other.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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