Rose Cottage Residential Home

School Road, Broughton, Huntingdon PE28 3AT

Rose Cottage Residential Home, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Rose Cottage Residential Home, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Rose Cottage Residential Home, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Rose Cottage provides social care for older people and has been doing so since 1985. Rose Cottage began as a home for 3 older people and has steadily grown over the years as demand for this type of service has increased.

The home retains a homely feel even though they now provide care for a number of older people. All accommodation is at ground floor level and the home has many attractive features. The team strive for their best and are always looking for ways to improve and fine tune the provision.

Owner: Rose Cottage Care Ltd

Person in charge: Carol Cursons (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 38 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: An assessment will be required prior to admission. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 38

Rooms with ensuite WC: 35

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £750 – £850

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Visiting:

Visitors welcome at any time

Parking:

Parking in front

Latest CQC* Report on Rose Cottage Residential Home: click here

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

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.6 (9.571)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Rose Cottage Residential Home is based on 15 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.571 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.782 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.789 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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    The Review Score of 9.571 for Rose Cottage Residential Home is based on 15 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

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      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.782 for Rose Cottage Residential Home is calculated as follows: ( (140 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.782

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      1. 15 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 15 Positive Reviews = 1.500 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (15 Positive Reviews ÷ 38 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.789

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My mother lived at Rose Cottage for nearly four years after the death of her husband. She weighed just over 7 stones on arrival (due to depression and the awful stress of my father's last illness). She was treated with great kindness; fed with appropriate and appetising food; kept spotlessly clean; encouraged to participate in many of the activities; and found two excellent friends.

When much later she became terminally ill, the staff looked after her even though she was eventually bedridden; this was a great deal of work as she needed the kind of 24-hour care usually provided in a nursing home. I am so grateful that they saved her from the disruption that hospitalisation causes. She died in May this year and I was able to be with her; it was peaceful and pain free for mother and comforting to be with people who knew and cared about her.

May I end my life somewhere like this.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

John Tillisch, Owner at Rose Cottage Residential Home responded to this review on 20 Jun 2016:

Thank you so much for you lovely review. It was a pleasure to have looked after mum. The sad thing is when a resident passes on, we also lose the family who have become our friends and form part of landscape of the home. We shall miss her and you, but you know you are always welcome and we look forward to seeing you again.

Mother was a resident at Rose Cottage form March 2015 until her death on 1st Dec 2015. The care she received was v. good - Managers in particular were very helpful and caring. Food was excellent and dining room was welcoming and very beautifully set up. Activities were varied and much appreciated.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

John Tillisch, Owner at Rose Cottage Residential Home responded to this review on 14 Jun 2016:

Thank you very much for your positive review of Rose Cottage. We appreciate all feedback and are happy to know you were very satisfied with the management, facilities, and general standards within the home. We were glad of the opportunity to care for your mother. Thank you.

Although my mum was only in Rose Cottage for the last 6 weeks of her life, we greatly appreciated the quality of her care during her time there. The staff and carers were always friendly and helpful. Mum enjoyed the excellent meals and looked forward to the daily programme, helping to keep the residents active and entertained. It was a great comfort to us to know that mum was in such caring hands during her last few days.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

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

John Tillisch, Owner at Rose Cottage Residential Home responded to this review on 13 May 2016:

Thank you for your very positive endorsement of our service which is appreciated. It means a lot to our staff to know they provided a good service and that they cared well for your mother. The feedback is very helpful to us to know what we are doing right or what needs to be improved. It also helps inform others looking for good care homes what others think of our service.

Friendly and well managed care home. Liked the dining room with windows on both sides overlooking beautiful, well managed gardens. Always tablecloths and cloth napkins in napkin rings on table and flowers very nicely presented.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

John Tillisch, Director at Rose Cottage Residential Home responded to this review on 25 Apr 2016:

We appreciate your positive feedback and we are glad to know you liked the environment!

My mother had been a resident at Rose Cottage for ten years. Throughout her stay there she was treated with great care and dignity. The staff and management were unfailingly friendly and would always have time for her. As she grew more frail her needs increased greatly but the staff rose to the challenge. I would not hesitate to recommend Rose Cottage to anyone looking for a care home and am very grateful to everyone there for providing such a safe haven for my mother in her last years.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

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: Good

John Tillisch, Director at Rose Cottage Residential Home responded to this review on 21 Apr 2016:

Thank you for your complimentary feedback. For us, it was always a pleasure to look after mum and after 10 years at Rose Cottage, we are delighted to receive such a positive review. Mum was always a kind and gentle person and it was a always a privilege to have cared for her over the 10 years she was with us.

My father spent his last 3 years at Rose Cottage. The care was excellent. He had an ideal room which gave him privacy and views over the countryside which he enjoyed. The staff care was excellent and he was able to join in many of the activities held at Rose Cottage and he particularly liked the outings. He loved his food which was well prepared. His family appreciated the care he had in his lately.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John Tillisch, Director at Rose Cottage Residential Home responded to this review on 18 Apr 2016:

Thank you very much for your very positive feedback. We are glad that your father was happy here and we shall certainly miss him! We always appreciate feedback and we are grateful that you took the time to complete the review. Best wishes to you.

My mother was a resident at Rose Cottage for 11 and a half years until her death this August. The staff are very friendly and caring and I knew that mum was in the best place for her. Odourless and warm. Given that Rose Cottage is a residential home, I feel that the care mum received was excellent and as a qualified nurse myself, am aware that it is one of the best homes in the area. It was mum's 'home' in the full sense of the word, especially at the end, for which I will be ever grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother lived in Rose Cottage in late summer 2015. She was 98 was in possession of her faculties and was very sociable, but frail, though she could walk with a wheeled frame. She wanted a home with company, conversation, activity, good quality environment (especially food) and safe, accurate management of her health and medication. She found all these at Rose Cottage and felt very fortunate that a place had been available. The staff were friendly, caring and engaged with residents. She especially enjoyed the garden and areas to sit outside and sing the praise of Rose Cottage to all her visitors.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

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: Excellent

John Tillisch, Owner at Rose Cottage Residential Home responded to this review on 23 Dec 2015:

Thank you for your very positive review and we are very pleased that your mother enjoyed her relatively brief stay with us. She was certainly a very alert 98 year old and clearly enjoyed the experience of living a in an active community. We were very sorry that her health deteriorated suddenly and that her stay with us was foreshortened but we are glad that she was happy during her stay with us.

We moved mum into Rose Cottage, as I was taken into hospital and it was too much for my sister to cope. She has settled in with no problems and is cared for to the highest standard. We feel its like a personal home and the staff are lovely. We would highly recommend this care home as it is money well spent.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

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

From the management to all the staff my mother was cared for in a warm homely and safe environment. She was there for respite periodically for three to four years and a permanent resident for eighteen months. At all times she was clean, bathed regularly helped to dress if required. food choices good and well cooked. Medication administered correctly, some care reports left in the room so I could verify what she told me as she had dementia (e.g worship, clothing and hairdressing). She loved the activities which were almost daily, bingo, craft week, quizzes, musical instruments, church services. They were taken out at least monthly if possible. Care home and gardens immaculate.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My elderly mother spent three years at Rose Cottage Residential Home. In their time I was delighted with the care she received. The home provided plenty of entertainment in particular the music which mum loved. As a family we were welcomed on our visits and I got to know the staff very well. I felt completely confident that mum was well fed and looked after with great kindness and dignity at all times. Any minor problems were dealt with quickly. Wheelchair could be used free of charge if families needed to use them on outings. We were not expected to pay for little extras and I enjoy being invited up for Christmas dinners with mum! It wasn't petty! A clean and well run care home and this place has an excellent reputation in this area.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? 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: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has been in Rose Cottage since May and I cannot thank the staff enough for the care and attention my mother receives from the lovely staff. They are always attentive and inform us of any concerns about mums health. The home is spotlessly clean and the rooms are kept beautifully. There are plenty of willing staff who truly care for the residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are very caring and respectful of the residents. Visitors are always made very welcome.
The home overall is clean and bright and the gardens are very well maintained and a real asset to the residents and their visitors.
In the days up to her death, staff treated my mother with dignity and respect. Overall, an excellent home.

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

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

Respite care for 7 years (1x2 weeks in July). Mum now 102 yrs old and unable to cope at home, a mission for Rose Cottage - sensitive admission. Meals are excellent and home cooked. Care always very good, staff are always positive, bright and cheerful. Domestic staff - the rooms are always spotlessly clean and no smells. Activities are always an option to participate or one to one, always available if residents are in a low mood. On death and different days proceeding - staff very supportive.As a retired nurse can't recommend highly of the are at Rose Cottage

How likely would you be to recommend Rose Cottage Residential Home? Extremely Likely

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

Welcoming atmosphere. Staff happy and friendly. Meals provided are excellent with a good choice. Programme of activities is very good. Also interesting outings. As a relative of a resident I was always made welcome. Grounds are beautifully kept with lots of colourful flowers.

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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