Mill Lane, Goosnargh, Preston PR3 2BJ
Bushell House is a beautiful Georgian Retirement Home, set in the charming village of Goosnargh in the attractive Lancashire countryside. It was established in 1743 as a charitable trust fund, by Dr William Bushell to provide the highest standard of care and comfort for older people, and is still run as an independent non profit making organisation. Professionals continue to maintain an exceptionally high standard of care, providing the comfort and peace of a real home.
The ambition is to give all residents ‘A home in their retirement’. All at Bushell House, including Trustees, Management and Staff, strive to ensure that each resident can enjoy the quality of life to which they aspire. There is a close involvement with the local community, with added support from a ‘League of Friends’. The home has an active social programme and dedicated staff team, as well as being renowned for catering.
Owner: Trustees of Bushell House
Person in charge: S Jones (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 31 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment
Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Admission Information: Ages 65+.
Single Rooms: 31
Rooms with ensuite WC: 31
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £602
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Latest CQC* Report on Bushell House: click here
*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Review Score: 8.1 (8.056)
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Submitted by Susan M (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Friday 14 August 2015. Review relates to August 2015.
My mum came to stay at Bushells House in December 2014 after not being able to cope in her own home any more, she was sent to emergency respite care until a place could be found for her. We took her to a care home which we found to be totally unsuitable for her as most of the residents had moderate to severe dementia and mum had no one to talk to apart from the staff. We then tried 2 more care homes which again were totally unsuitable, then we contacted Bushells House and someone came to assess mum, she passed with flying colours and was in Bushells House within a few days, we haven't looked back and I no longer worry about her care.
How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? Extremely likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Good
Value for Money: Good
Submitted by Janet W (Friend of Resident/Service User) on Friday 22 May 2015.
Over many years of visiting many relatives, Bushell House is outstanding in every way. Head and shoulders above the rest I have ever visited.
Care / Support: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
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