Beechcroft Care Home

Lapwing Grove, Palacefields, Runcorn WA7 2TP

Beechcroft Care Home, Runcorn, Cheshire
Beechcroft Care Home, Runcorn, Cheshire
Beechcroft Care Home, Runcorn, Cheshire

Beechcroft Care Home is located within a pleasant residential area of Palacefields in Runcorn, a purpose built 66 bedded care home offering Nursing, Residential and End of Life care.

At Beechcroft Care Home Residents have a choice of lounge areas which feature comfortable and specially designed furnishings. The home has a range of comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms; the majority of which have lovely views across and direct access to the gardens.

Beechcroft chefs pride themselves on knowing the tastes of Residents and preparing a choice of home cooked, fresh, nutritional meals and catering for any dietary and cultural needs. At HC-One, experienced Home Managers and members of staff ensure kindness is at the heart of everything they do.

Group: HC-One

Person in charge: Linda Clements (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Halton Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 66 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Neuropathic • Parkinson's Disease • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Over 60 years old. Ages 18+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Filipino

Single Rooms: 66

Rooms with ensuite WC: 7

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Beechcroft Care Home: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 05 Sep 2016

Please contact us for information regarding our bed availability

Current Reviews

9.3 Beechcroft Care Home has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.273)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Beechcroft Care Home is based on 22 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.273 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.606 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.667 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 9.273 for Beechcroft Care Home is based on 22 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 4.606 for Beechcroft Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (163 Excellents x 5) + (77 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 251 Ratings = 4.606

    • 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 4.667 for Beechcroft Care Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 22 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 22 Positive Reviews = 2.200 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (22 Positive Reviews ÷ 66 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.667

  • 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.

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Beechcroft Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Beechcroft Care Home

  • Resident / Service User
    12
  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

13 Reviews* is 4.8 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 13 reviews. Ratings from the 9 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

I am so pleased with the care and attention my aunt has received, the staff are so pleasant it is refreshing to go into Beechcroft you are always greeted with a smile. The care has been excellent treating people with respect and dignity, the improvement in my aunt has been amazing.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My aunt had been in hospital for about a year and her condition had deteriorated significantly. She was reluctant to eat, drink or take medication and was uncooperative with the nurses. It was clear that she was both unsettled and unhappy and lost interest in radio, TV and reading. She received little stimulation or encouragement. Within a few days of arriving at Beechcroft Care Home all of this started to change for the better! The caring and involved staff encouraged her relentlessly and absolutely nothing was too much trouble. Every situation was handled calmly and with the active participation of the staff she has now regained an amazing amount of ground. We are so happy to see the aunt we know now return to us!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

My wife has been a resident in Beechcroft Nursing home since 14th May 2015 and the care she has received has been such that her health has improved 100%.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 husband is currently being looked after on the nursing side of the home he's been in there since October 2015.

All the staff are all very friendly and helpful from the nurses, carers, catering, domestic and co-ordinator.

I feel I can always approach the nurses and carers if I have any problems or concerns. The carers always show a lot of care and dignity when assisting my husband. The nurses are always there if I need to talk or I am feeling upset when my husband is not having a good day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

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

All services including toilet and laundry facilities are provided. Meals are served morning, lunchtime and during the day. Although smoking is not allowed there is a room to smoke for smokers.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Satisfactory.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Well cared for.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff are kind and gentle, always there when needed. The meals are suitable, the toilet facilities are always clean and smell nice. The bedrooms are always clean and tidy, they are a suitable size. There is always plenty of activities to be involved in but personally I would like more entertainment.

How likely would you be to recommend Beechcroft Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

I am happy with Beechcroft Care Home before I came here I had nobody but now I have made a lot of friends, the care provided is smashing, the meals are nice. The care staff help with everything and they are very patient and have time to spend with me.

How likely would you be to recommend Beechcroft Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

I am happy to be here. I do lots of things for them in the home and all the staff are very nice to me, so that makes me happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Beechcroft Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

I was placed in Beechcroft Care Home in September 2015 after having had a triple by-pass. I found the care I received excellent, I was in a pretty sore and emotional state after major surgery and welcomed the care and kindness I was shown. I was transferred to the residential part in October 2015. Once again I was very happy to be placed there temporary as I couldn't return to my own property. Awaiting a place in a nearby sheltered accommodation, I moved in, in January and can honestly say I was a bit reluctant to move as I had received such care and kindness. However I need to gain my "independence" but would gladly go back if I had to.

How likely would you be to recommend Beechcroft Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mum has been in three respite homes, and has never settled, neither have I as mums carer. Mum has been here nearly five weeks and the change in her is amazing. The staff in the home are absolutely wonderful, they are kind, cheerful, sensitive and they give 100% to their job. The home in itself is spotless, and the atmosphere is friendly and there is always something going on for the residents. Beechcroft nursing home has given their all to make my mum feel at home.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 husband was moved to Beechcroft from Warrington hospital. On 17th November 2014 and received excellent care from all the staff for the last days off his life, my family and I are grateful for all the care they gave. He finally left us on 6th December. Thanks to all the staff he went peacefully with all his family around and his pet bobby by his side. Thank you to you all .

How likely would you be to recommend Beechcroft Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My Mum unfortunately has to have 24/7 nursing care so it was a very worrying and distressing time for us all when we were told that Mum would need to be placed in a Nursing Home, however, since being at Beechcroft Mum has received the best care and attention possible. The staff have become extended family members!! The staff are also aware of how daunting it can be for the family and are always there to reassure and support us when needed. There is always a cheerful, happy, but most of all, caring environment at Beechcroft, Mum is comfortable and her dignity is maintained to the highest standard.
I would highly recommend Beechcroft to anybody who has to consider nursing/residential care for their family.

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

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My aunt was treated by the staff in the most considerate and caring way. She was comfortable and peaceful and treated with dignity throughout her short stay at Beechcroft. We felt that she was in the best place at a very difficult time.

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

No Average Rating is available*

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

the care and support at Beechcroft is excellent. My mum has only been here a short time but is saying this is a lovely place. This is very reassuring for my dad and I . Beechcroft is very clean and the food is very good. The surroundings are lovely.

No Average Rating is available*

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: Excellent

It is clean and friendly.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Nice home.

No Average Rating is available*

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our Mum arrived at Beechcroft Oct 2012 following several periods of hospitalisation and operations. She went into the nursing home section but within months of good care and attention and physiotherapy was moved into the residential section. She improved from a size 10 to size 14 in clothes and became strong. Our mum was shown, care and respect by the staff at Beechcroft. She was assisted in her personal hygiene and encouraged to eat in the dining room. She was also encouraged to go on trips out of the home and to join in social activities in the home. She had her own room which she would retire to each day at around 3pm to watch her own TV and have tea in her room. Sadly she died 23/12/14 after a short but aggressive chest infection. I can recommend the carers and staff at Beechcroft who made an effort to know Mum as a person.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Really good everybody everybody really helpful. Foods very good which is important.

No Average Rating is available*

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff are nice, facilities and food is alright.

No Average Rating is available*

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Beechcroft is a bright friendly environment with helpful and friendly staff. My dad is very well cared for, his room is very nice and so is the food. He is treated with respect and seems to be well liked.

No Average Rating is available*

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: Good

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