Gildawood Court Care Home, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Gildawood Court Care Home, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Gildawood Court Care Home, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Gildawood Court Care Home provides personalised care for older people with dementia who do not require nursing intervention, welcoming both short and long-term needs and providing support for daily living.

Gildawood Court is a purpose built care home designed to provide the highest standards of care and facilities. The Court is tastefully decorated and furnished to create a gracious, elegant and comfortable environment. Of paramount importance and something that the team never forget is that Gildawood Court is home and as such is always open to friends and relatives.

Although Gildawood is a relatively large care home, it is split into 2 areas, the Court and the Annexe, both of which are self contained and operate individually.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Jo Madejowska (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 60 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 60

Rooms with ensuite WC: 60

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Gildawood Court Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 24 Aug 2015

Please call 024 7634 1222 for further information about current Bed Vacancies at Gildawood Court.

Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.8 (8.829)

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Gildawood Court Care Home

I find the carers at Gildawood overall to be very caring with residents. I have a partner/resident who is extremely challenging and they do their very best to manage his care with dignity. They telephone if there is a problem so communication is excellent. There were early problems mainly because of his behaviour and problems with medication, hopefully these are being resolved. I would like to see more activities for the residents.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Poor

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Johann Madejowska, Home Manager at Gildawood Court Care Home responded to this review on 26 Aug 2015:

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. At Gildawood we pride ourselves on providing high quality care and support. The accurate monitoring and administration of medication is a high priority at Gildawood, and we work in very close partnership with our residents and their GPs to ensure that requirements are met. We believe it’s important to provide regular activities and tailor these for each individual resident. To facilitate a wide range of activities we have two full-time activity co-ordinators running group and individual activities seven days a week. We always welcome the opportunity to review and improve upon what we offer and hope you will share your thoughts with us in the home.

Gildawood Court Care Home

Gildawood is a superb care home specifically for dementia. The en-suite rooms are light, airy and spacious and cleaned thoroughly the home is modern and well decorated with pleasant grounds and a happy atmosphere. Just occasionally there can be an unpleasant odour. The management and staff are extremely helpful, obviously dedicated to their jobs as there is a low turnover of staff and I've never seen agency staff. They feel like a big happy family in a homely environment. In general I feel the residents are treated with respect and care, residents look clean and well dressed, there is a hairdressers on site the staff do an amazing job at meeting their needs. I would definitely recommend Gildawood

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Gildawood Court Care Home

The care home is good for it's purpose, but as my husband has dementia they can only do their best. I wish he didn't have to be in there but unfortunately he has to be. I know everyone is good and kind, it doesn't matter where he is, things won't be good.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Poor

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Sarah Scott, Marketing Executive at Gildawood Court Care Home responded to this review on 05 Aug 2015:

At Gildawood Court we pride ourselves on providing high quality care and support. We work hard to tailor activities to the needs and likes of individual residents. We believe it’s important to provide regular activities and have two full-time activity co-ordinators running group and individual activities seven days a week. We always welcome the opportunity to review and improve upon what we offer and hope you will share your thoughts with us in the home.

Gildawood Court Care Home

I am very pleased with the care, that my Dad receives at Gilderwood. The staff are very helpful to my family, and we are happy with the care he receives.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? 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

Gildawood Court Care Home

Alfred has every care physically and mentally.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Gildawood Court Care Home

Our experience of Gildawood is very good, the staff are very caring and kind, our mother is treated with the utmost respect by everyone concerned. She is kept clean personally, also her room is very tidy, we are kept informed on a regular basis as to any changes in her health and welfare. We visit 3 times a week so are on hand if needed. We have no regrets on the decision we made to bring her here. That's our recommendation.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Gildawood Court Care Home

Mum moved in March and was very unsure as to whether she wanted to be here, but she has settled in very well and we are very pleased with the way she has been cared for, this has given us peace of mind and we are very grateful for this, as we had our reservations at first. Mum always looks well care for and has gained weight since being here so we know she is eating well. It has been a very difficult 12 months for us but we are very satisfied with our choice of home for our Mum

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Gildawood Court Care Home

Overall, my experience visiting Gildawood is very good, but I do feel there are not enough staff to cope with the demands of residents. The Staff are excellent and do not receive enough recognition for the difficult job they do. Staff and Residents would benefit tremendously for an increase in members of staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Gildawood Court Care Home

My stepmother moved to Guisborough Manor when it opened, and stayed there happily until her death in April 2012. The staff were all caring and treated her with dignity and respect. She chose to remain there for her last days rather than be admitted to hospital. She was never left alone during her last days, both day and night. Family members were looked after and given emotional support, even after she passed away. The staff make the care home a home from home and we would recommend it for anone requiring care.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care 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

Gildawood Court Care Home

Care given to my husband and I at Gildawood is exemplary. At all stages of this horrible illness I have been kept informed. The purpose built home suits the needs of the residents ie. being able to walk around without getting lost. Menus always seem to be nutritious and varied. As in any organisation some staff/carers are more dedicated to their jobs than others, but most of the staff here are totally committed to the work they do and always "go the extra mile". Since completing this questionnaire my husband has passed away. The care received to my family and I in his final hours was exemplary.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Gildawood Court Care Home

My husband spent almost 2 months in Gildawood, and was treated with great care and utmost dignity and respect. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. John was always frightened because of his Alzheimer/dementia, but while he was in Gildawood, he seemed to lose a lot of his fear. Prior to being in for respite and care, John had been going to daycare, where he loved going, up to December 2014 when he began to be really ill. Kerry and Pam treated him really well. He was treated with dignity at all times, which for a very private man was exemplary. I only point them in particular because I remember their names, but EVERYONE was terrific. A special care home where I would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care Home? 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

Gildawood Court Care Home

No problems; very caring, patient staff handling my father in his extreme, demanding state of dementia. Very grateful. Still awaiting confirmation of a promised CHC assessment (the initial, "screening" - type assessment done by care homes), otherwise no problems.

How likely would you be to recommend Gildawood Court Care 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

Gildawood Court Care Home

Open visiting so nothing to hide, creating a trust that residents are being treated correctly. No agency staff and long service from many staff so comfortable working environment. Comfortable and happy feeling in the home and residents treated with respect and compassion. Dealings with staff on all levels very good and always helpful. Very clean, pleasant smell - can't fault any aspect of cleanliness and personal hygiene. Good catering facilities and home cooked food. Excellent value for money.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Jo Madejowska

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

Jo Madejowska is the Manager and face of Caring Homes at Gildawood Court.

A Registered General Nurse with many years experience working with older people and in the care home environment. She has been awarded a Diploma in Higher Education in Dementia Studies from Bradford University and has gained her NVQ Assessors Award (D32/D33) ensuring she is able to support and train her own staff at Gildawood Court.

Jo has a real passion for care of older people and takes genuine delight in ensuring residents at Gildawood are fully supported and are given a nurturing environment in which to live. Making Gildawood a home and not just a working environment is essential.

Jo enjoys all aspects of her job – providing person-centred care for the residents, supporting all levels of Staff, Relatives, Carers and Visitors, liaising with other Professionals to ensure Service Users are fully informed, and updating her knowledge to keep ahead.

As the Manager of Gildawood Court ,Jo loves the interaction with staff, residents and relatives at the home and can frequently be found lending a hand to her team. Jo particularly enjoys supporting her team and learning all about her residents’ lives in order to provide them with a truly exceptional level of care. She can be found offering guidance and support and has an open and honest approach. Jo recognises individuality and values, and gives care accordingly.

Jo cites her proudest achievement as being able to hold down a full time nursing career whilst bringing up a family and being made manager at Gildawood. Family is very important in Jo’s life and this was recognised when she recently celebrated her 25th Wedding Anniversary. Jo enjoys caring for her family, and spending as much time with them as possible. She enjoys reading fiction novels but seems to have very little time to do this!

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