Bushell House, Preston, Lancashire
Bushell House, Preston, Lancashire
Bushell House, Preston, Lancashire

Bushell House is a Grade 2 listed Georgian Retirement Home, set in award winning gardens on the edge of the pretty village of Goosnargh, three miles north of Preston.

Bushnell House 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: Sue Barr (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 £630

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

Directions:

Bushell House is located in Goosnargh village, just off the B5269 Broughton to Longridge road, 10 minutes drive from the M55 & M6 junction and 20 minutes from Preston railway station.

Parking:

Parking available

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.

Bed Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.7 (8.687)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Bushell House is based on 6 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.687 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.7 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.987 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 8.687 for Bushell House is based on 6 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 4.7 for Bushell House is calculated as follows: ( (49 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 70 Ratings = 4.7

    • 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 3.987 for Bushell House is calculated as follows:

      1. 6 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 6 Positive Reviews = 0.600

      3. (6 Positive Reviews ÷ 31 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.387

  • 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).

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My mum has been a resident in Bushell House for almost 2 years, prior to that, she attended for day care for a time. My mum is now leaving due to a change in her care needs. She has been very happy there.
The home is excellent, the house and gardens are lovely, and really well maintained, and always clean and warm. The food is very good and all home cooked, including parties, celebrations etc. The rooms are homely and comfortable.
The staff are all excellent, very caring, friendly and professional. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they always have time for both residents and their families.
There is a varied and interesting activities programme.
I cannot speak highly enough of this home.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been a resident in Bushell House for three years and loves living there. It is set in the heart of Goosnargh village and feels part of the community. The staff provide wonderful care and the home is friendly and welcoming. I cannot speak too highly of it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? 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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Prior to vising Bushell House I had visited many care homes in a search for accommodation for my aunt. I have to say that I cannot praise Bushell House highly enough. The staff provide care not because it is their job but because they have genuine human compassion for all of the residents. The facilities are excellent, the management are wonderful and services are provided with respect and a caring smile. I would highly recommend Bushell House to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? 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

My aunt has been in the care home for four years. The home cannot be faulted. It is welcoming as soon as you walk through the front door. The corridors are always clean, well decorated and displayed with fresh flowers. The management are always doing refurbishments, decorating to keep it up to date. The staff are always helpful in many ways. The entertainment, activities are also well organised. Every occasion in the year is always a pleasure to attend. Residents birthdays are also celebrated. The food served is excellent. The management run the home with extinction. Lastly, the grounds and gardens are kept immaculate, with excellent maintenance staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Over many years of visiting many relatives, Bushell House is outstanding in every way. Head and shoulders above the rest I have ever visited.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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