King Edward Care for the Elderly, Blackpool, Lancashire
King Edward Care for the Elderly, Blackpool, Lancashire
King Edward Care for the Elderly, Blackpool, Lancashire

King Edward Care for the Elderly is a home that specialises in the care of individuals who suffer from Alzheimer's and Dementia. The home has been in the family since 1989. was re-registered in 2002 as a Dementia home and is set in the heart of North Shore, only a short distance away from the famous Blackpool Promanade and an abundance of shops and local attractions and amenities, all well served by public transport.

All staff are fully trained to Level 2 NVQ, or above and have also received training in Alzheimers and Dementia.

As a Dementia Care Home, the service aims to be the provider of residential care that offers everything to ensure all needs of the clients are met, providing the best possible outcomes in Blackpool.

The home offers a true home from home atmosphere where all clients are included and treated equally according to their needs.

Owner: Mrs S L Pitman and D J Wheeler

Person in charge: Sue Hendren (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 11 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 9

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 5

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £375 – £450 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £375 – £450

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on King Edward Care for the Elderly: click here

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

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.8 (9.784)

The user Review Score of 9.8 for King Edward Care for the Elderly is based on 10 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 9.784 is made up of 4.884 Points relating to the ratings and 4.9 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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During my mums period of permanent residence, commencing October 2012 (until end August 2015), all staff strove to meet mums care and support needs. Dignity, privacy and the right to choose and to make choices as informed as possible were always maintained. Communication barriers in terms of supporting mums lack of hearing, were discussed with myself and between the staff team. Any matters relating to health and well being were always raised with me and fully discussed and solutions shared. The staff team were prepared to listen, in order to understand mums sometimes challenging and changing requirements. The planning of care meticulously reflected all efforts to get to know mum and engage her trust. As a relative I was also supported well. Safeguarding of residents was observable, as was theirs and (mums) cleanliness. End of life care was compassionate and comforting.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? 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

Mum was only there 2 months then died suddenly after a stroke. The home only has 11 residents which makes it cosy and more personal. The staff are loving and caring. Mum was cared for very well, the rooms are bright and tasteful. I would recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly. My mum was very happy there.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a small home ideally suited to the needs of my brother who can be a tad difficult at times. The staff attitude to my brother achieves the right balance of kindness and firmness. While I only see my brother 4 or 5 times a year (I don't live locally) he is compos mentis and would tell me of any problems.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother moved into this home about 6 weeks ago. It was a difficult decision to make but the manager and staff have been wonderful.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Caring attentive staff. Excellent food and menus. responsive to relatives concerns. Excellent range of activities ie Christmas, summer and Birthday parties.
Lovely facilities - good value to the place
Staff very friendly and hard working.

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 mother, Annie Smith is a resident in this care home.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is the third care home that I have put my father in and the best! The care is excellent. Although it's not the largest care home my father has been in, it's the best one that has given better personal care. When I visit my father he is always clean and tidy and well fed. The home is just like one big happy family and always there for you.

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

having previously placed my mother in four similar establishments the Kind Edward home shines well above them all. When visiting mother I always find her clean and comfortable. A great deal of interest is shown to her and all other residents at all times. Any concerns as to her wellbeing is swiftly reported to a doctor. I am more than satisfied with the level of care an general running of the home.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am a resident here and it is very comfortable and an excellent place to live.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My father was in a care home for three years before moving to The King Edward Home. The difference in the two homes is amazing and in a short time we saw a marked improvement in my father. We are delighted with all aspects of the home and have peace of mind because he is being so well looked after.
The King Edward is a real home; clean, well-decorated and welcoming. The food is home cooked and appetizing. The staff are caring and very friendly, creating a family atmosphere.
Our family feel so lucky and fortunate to have moved dad to The King Edward Care Home and recommend it without reservation.

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

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