St Andrews Care Home

Great North Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7SR

St Andrews Care Home, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
St Andrews Care Home, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
St Andrews Care Home, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Providing quality residential care since 1972, St Andrews is situated in private grounds, surrounded by tranquil parklands. The home also enjoys spectacular views of Welwyn Garden City golf course and within easy access to the A1.

St Andrews prides itself in providing the very highest standards in personalised, specialist care to all of its residents and the staff work hard to ensure the residents feel fully at home.

The home offers single en-suite bedrooms, which they actively encourage residents to personalise. Some rooms have an extra shower facility.

Depending on an individual's specific requirements, St Andrews offers differing levels of care within different areas of the home. The Garden Suite offers care to those with dementia related needs, including individual and organised activities. Specialist residential care is provided in surroundings specifically designed for residents with high levels of dependency. This environment also provides easy access to spacious grounds for more physically active residents.

St Andrews offers residents a choice of lounges and dining areas, a period style parlour and themed reminiscence rooms. The beautifully manicured gardens at St Andrews offer a safe environment, with easy access for outdoor activities.

St Andrews offers long term residential care and short stay respite breaks for older people. The home specialises in the care of older people with dementia related needs and benefits from a safe dementia environment.

The home's Activities Organiser arranges a varied social calendar of meaningful, appropriate activities and entertainment, including trips to places of interest.

Group: B&M Care Ltd

Person in charge: Marcia Tonkin (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 70 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Malay, Thai

Single Rooms: 70

Rooms with ensuite WC: 70

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £775

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on St Andrews Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

1 Bed Vacancy

posted 14 Nov 2016

private residential and dementia

Current Reviews

7.6 St Andrews Care Home has a Review Score of 7.6 (7.632)

The Review Score of 7.6 (maximum of 10) for St Andrews Care Home is based on 2 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 7.632 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.375 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.257 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 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 7.632 for St Andrews Care Home is based on 2 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 4.375 for St Andrews Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.375

    • 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 3.257 for St Andrews Care Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 2 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 2 Positive Reviews = 0.200

      3. (2 Positive Reviews ÷ 70 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.057

  • 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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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend St Andrews Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to St Andrews Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

2 Reviews is 4.4 out of 5

Mum recently passed away very peacefully having lived at St Andrews for three years. She has had THE best care I could ever wish for. The staff have always been amazing both to her and to us. They have become like family to us. She developed dementia which escalated very quickly earlier this year and had to move floors to a more specialist unit. This transition was done with care and dignity and great compassion was always shown. I have nothing but praise for St Andrews and all the staff. Thank you so very much.

How likely would you be to recommend St Andrews Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My father moved here after a stroke. He has been well cared for and made good relationships with staff who are always cheery. He tends to be solitary and does not take advantage of the activities which seem to be mainly a weekly quiz, whether anyone has attempted to help him with loneliness. I don't know. The doctor calls once a week and administration of medication is well organised but I don't think he is encouraged to be more mobile. Overall he is content and safe. He finds the food very ordinary.

How likely would you be to recommend St Andrews Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

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