14 Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton WV8 1PP
Based conveniently close to Wolverhampton, in the village of Codsall, The Willows provides long-term care for up to 28 residents, who enjoy a personalised care service and 24-hour access to staff.
Operated by Astonbrook Care, The Willows adheres to a policy of high care standards, together with a strong emphasis placed on hygiene, nutrition and independent living.
The premises has been purposely converted to suit the needs of older people and those who are frail, with easy parking access for visitors, lifts, assisted bathrooms and spacious lounge and dining areas.
Group: AstonBrook Care Homes
Person in charge: Lianne Sturmey (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 28 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Admission Information: Ages 60+.
Single Rooms: 24
Shared Rooms: 2
Rooms with ensuite WC: 25
Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest CQC* Report on The Willows: click here
* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
The Willows has a Review Score of 8 (8.004)
The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for The Willows is based on 1 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.004 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.833 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.171 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 8.004 for The Willows is based on 1 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 4.833 for The Willows is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833
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:
3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.
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.)
(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 3.171 for The Willows is calculated as follows:
1 Positive Reviews = 3
0.1 x 1 Positive Reviews = 0.100
(1 Positive Reviews ÷ 28 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.071
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.
Before 1st July 2015 carehome.co.uk only accepted Recommendations (positive comments only) and the Ratings were limited to Excellent, Good & Satisfactory. These are marked up as Recommendations.
As of 1st July 2015 carehome.co.uk changed from Recommendations to Reviews (positive and negative comments) and added the Ratings Poor and Very Poor. These are marked up as Reviews. Between 1st July and 31st December 2015, we are still processing a number of Recommendations from Recommendation cards sent out before 1st July (These are marked up as Recommendations).
We receive approximately 15% of Reviews/Recommendations through website submission and 85% of Reviews/Recommendations through Review/Recommendation Cards (only available to Enhanced / Premium Services more info).
We only accept/publish Reviews that are submitted by a Resident/Service User or their Friends/Family (cannot be submitted anonymously) and comply with our Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).
Before publication, we check that all reviews comply with our Review Policy and we show all reviews to care providers so that they may submit a response to be published with the review.
The Recommendations/Reviews submitted to our site do not represent our views and we accept no responsibility or liability for any such Recommendations/Reviews.
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Willows?
Reviewer Connection to The Willows
Review submitted from a Postal Card by John R (Son of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 18 August 2016. Review relates to July 2016.
My father has been resident at The Willows care home for nearly three years during that time he has been looked after very well and he has flourished in this period. He is 97 years old and needs attention, and the staff always provide an excellent level of care and attention. His room is always clean and tidy and his clothes are laundered to a high level. Should there be any problems, I am advised immediately. The meals are very good and the dining area is always very clean and tidy. The outside gardens are kept very well and the residents are encouraged to spend time there. Activities are provided as well as occasional outside trips. It is a small care home with the emphasis on being a home not an institution. I know the staff do a very good job and I have every confidence in him being well cared for, he does get very good value for money.
How likely would you be to recommend The Willows? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at The Willows