Oak Lodge Care Home

2 Peveril Road, Duston, Northampton NN5 6JW

Oak Lodge Care Home, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Oak Lodge Care Home, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Oak Lodge Care Home, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Oak Lodge is long established and has gained an enviable reputation for care of the highest standards. It is a stone build Home of exceptional character; a detached property set in charming gardens in the village of Old Duston; recently refurbished. Close attention is paid to Facilities, Services, Accommodation and Trained Staffing to provide a safe and pleasant living experience for Service Users.

Owner: Restgate Ltd

Person in charge: Ellen Abrahart (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 36 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • No Medical Intervention • Old Age • Sensory Impairment

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

Admission Information: Social Services funded with top-up and privately funded. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 30

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 17

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £524 – £624 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £519 – £559

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

Latest CQC* Report on Oak Lodge Care 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: 8.4 (8.418)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Oak Lodge Care Home is based on 7 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.418 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.329 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.089 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 8.418 for Oak Lodge Care Home is based on 7 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 4.329 for Oak Lodge Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (31 Excellents x 5) + (47 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 82 Ratings = 4.329

    • 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 4.089 for Oak Lodge Care Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 7 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 7 Positive Reviews = 0.700

      3. (7 Positive Reviews ÷ 36 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.389

  • 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 Listings 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).

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The staff and management are all very considerate to all the residents. They treat their every needs (sometimes with difficulty) with respect, patience and dignity.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Lodge Care 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: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My Mother-in-Law has been residing at Oak Lodge since August 2014 (16 months). She is well cared for in terms of her personal hygiene, medical needs and social activities. The staff are caring and professional in their approach. We are kept informed of her health and well being. Regular reviews of her care are carried out. The staff are approachable and follow up any questions with good feedback.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Lodge Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are excellent - they respond to all my mother's needs. They respond quickly to all her health changes. The paperwork they have to complete takes time which could be spent talking to residents. Although Oak Lodge is not a purpose built care home, and space is a real premium, they make the very best use of what they have. It is much more of a large family home than a "care home". Any issues I have had have been dealt with quickly and appropriately. I am very satisfied with my mum's care. I feel she is safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Lodge Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I Would highly recommend Oak Lodge care home, my farther was at Oak Lodge where he was cared for by all the staff, they treated my father like a family member, and ourselves were treated like friends, and when it came to the day my father had to leave us he was treated with dignity and love, the support we had from all the staff went beyond their duties as careers, we will never be able to thank you all enough and we are so glad we found Oak Lodge.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Lodge Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I found all the staff very friendly with relatives and also the residents. Any worries or concerns we have regarding our father the staff are always about to reassure us. The staff are always talking to the residents. We could have not found a better care home to suit our fathers needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Lodge Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

All the staff at Oak Lodge work very hard to ensure all residents are given the care, patience and support to enable all to have as comfortable and contented environment especially during the vulnerable years of our loved ones. Without the understanding and support of the care home manager and all the team, our family would not have coped with the worry of our mother's needs, care and protection being met. We will always be indebted and hope all involved are given the recognition and support they richly deserve.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Lodge Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Oak Lodge Care Home are friendly and warm to the clients and my father is engaging well with them and seems happy. There is a choice of menu at meal times and plenty of fluids are offered throughout the day. If any concerns with regards to my father are felt I would feel able to approach the staff and know they would deal with it to my satisfaction. I'm encouraged to visit as and when I like, which I do. My father has only been at Oak Lodge Care Home for a short while but we already feel part of a big family.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Lodge Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

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