Shelley Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5XA
Florence Grogan House provides outstanding residential, respite and day care in a pleasant and friendly environment that looks to respect personal freedoms and dignity.
The home includes a pioneering specialist dementia household, designed to maximise wellbeing and independence for people with dementia.
A memorabilia and tranquillity room is a successful addition to the home, and there is a great deal of scenic countryside and wildlife to enjoy.
Florence Grogan is part of the CLS Group and promotes high standards of professionalism and training. The organisation is highly regarded in the sector and is committed to continuous improvement and excellence in its service delivery.
Group: C L S Care Services Group
Person in charge: Wendy Hope (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire West and Chester Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 40 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Admission Information: Ages 55+.
Single Rooms: 40
Rooms with ensuite WC: 15
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Latest CQC* Report on Florence Grogan House: click here
* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Florence Grogan House has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.733)
The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Florence Grogan House is based on 1 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 7.733 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.583 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.15 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 7.733 for Florence Grogan House 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 4.583 for Florence Grogan House is calculated as follows: ( (9 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.583
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 3.15 for Florence Grogan House is calculated as follows:
1 Positive Reviews = 3
0.1 x 1 Positive Reviews = 0.100
(1 Positive Reviews ÷ 40 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.050
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 Florence Grogan House?
Reviewer Connection to Florence Grogan House
Review submitted from a Postal Card by N S (Friend of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 10 May 2016. Review relates to April 2016.
The review of the "Florence Grogan House" facility is taken from almost daily visits from 1st February 2016 to April 2016. My main feedback has to do to with the staff employed at his facility. From the management to the carers, kitchen staff, cleaners, laundry, personal, the complete people operation has to be assessed as first class. The emphasis is on "care" and understanding of the residents and support for relatives and friends. There are many extremely experienced staff with many years supporting valuable people. Consideration has to be given to the very difficult physical and mental pressures accepted by all staff. 10/10.
How likely would you be to recommend Florence Grogan House? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
Wendy Hope, Home Manager at Florence Grogan House responded to this review on 10 May 2016:
Thank you very much for this lovely feedback - it's greatly appreciated by all our staff.
Recipient: C L S Care Services Group
Date: Saturday 12 May 2012
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