Inglewhite Road, Longridge, Preston PR3 2DB
Belmont is a Preston care home providing care for service users who are looking for a relaxing and stress-free environment supported by effective care techniques.
Staff are skilled in looking after personal needs, respecting the privacy and independence of residents, while ensuring they achieve an active and satisfying lifestyle.
The home maintains strong community links and takes on board the advice of related healthcare professionals, together with that of visiting inspectors and council officials.
Group: Larchwood Care
Person in charge: Victoria Poulton (Home Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 43 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age
Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Admission Information: Ages 60+.
Single Rooms: 43
Rooms with ensuite WC: 43
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest CQC* Report on Belmont: click here
* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Belmont has a Review Score of 4.1 (4.083)
The Review Score of 4.1 (maximum of 10) for Belmont is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.1 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Belmont in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.
a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. 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 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.
The Average Rating of 4.083 for Belmont is calculated as follows: ( (3 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.083
b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'
The 5 points available are broken down as follows:
4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.
1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered beds. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered beds has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.
The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Belmont is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = -0.25
Target of 8.6 positive Reviews (43 registered beds ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 8.6 Target = 0
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Belmont?
Reviewer Connection to Belmont
Submitted from a Website Submission by Anne on Saturday 22 August 2015. Relates to August 2015.
My mother has been at Belmont for six and a half years. She has dementia but is otherwise quite healthy for her 89 years. Some of the care home rooms are small but this is a good thing for someone with dementia. All rooms have en suite toilet and sink, again very good. The staff have changed over the years mum has been there, and there is sometimes a variety of levels of caring, though senior carers are of a high calibre. I have had cause to complain on a few occasions about mums care but this has always been addressed very quickly. Someone is employed to lead activities for residents and this is an excellent service with external music entertainers, school children singing, special days such as Halloween, cheese and wine afternoons, films, museum people bringing in artefacts for reminiscing, bingo, cards, church services etc. Occasional trips out are arranged for those able to go, such as to a farm or museum or Blackpool illuminations. Fund raising takes place throughout the year to raise money for residents activities and this has also been invaluable in developing safe, secure and florally decorated outside sitting areas for residents. I have a dog and he is always welcomed in the home. I can visit at any time. Residents relatives can make themselves cups of tea or coffee at anytime in the designated kitchen area. The food is made from scratch and provides a good wholesome menu with choices at each meal.
How likely would you be to recommend Belmont? Likely
Overall Standard: Good
Care / Support: Good
Treated with Dignity: Good
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Satisfactory
Becky Green, Media Assistant at Belmont responded to this review on 27 Aug 2015:
Anne, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that you have occasionally encountered problems but we are glad to hear that they were always dealt with promptly. Our goal is deliver the best possible standard of care and we will take your feedback into consideration to ensure we continue to do so efficiently. It’s great to hear you have a positive opinion of the trips out and events we organise for the residents, which reflects the hard work our Activity Coordinator at Belmont puts into entertainment at the home.