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Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

177 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LX

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Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing, Kingston upon Thames, London
Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing
Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

Tel: 0808 137 9974

Galsworthy House is situated in Kingston-upon-Thames and is an elegant and historic building. Located on top of Kingston Hill, the home benefits from views of Royal Richmond Park, with open spaces, natural beauty, and abundant wildlife.

Galsworthy House has been sympathetically refurbished and extended, providing residents with additional comfortable bedrooms and spacious communal areas. The home is convenient for South and West London and this puts a wide selection of shops and other amenities within easy reach, enabling residents to maintain close links with the local community and surrounding area.

Residents are provided with an attractive and restful environment. The home provides a high quality of life based upon dignity, privacy and independence, where they can reflect on the past and confidently look forward to the future.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Avril Jones (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 72 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Hearing Impairment • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Orthopaedic • Speech Impairment • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 72

Rooms with ensuite WC: 72

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

Latest CQC* Report on Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing: click here

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

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 8.9 (8.914)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (8.9 for Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

I would recommend Galsworthy House to anyone who wanted kind, knowledgeable, thoughtful and imaginative care for someone who mattered to him or her. Galsworthy House gave my mother sanctuary and kept her safe when we (and she) could not.

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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Mary P (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Friday 5 December 2014.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

Staff are very caring and treat the residents with great kindness. One thing I have noticed is with the parking, maybe individual bays along one side would help with the management of the car park.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by James Gledhill (Son of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 2 December 2014. Review relates to November 2014.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

Nice friendly staff and very caring towards the residents. Better hygiene in bathrooms, emptying wash bags more regularly etc. Good entertainment, better security needed and fairly expensive overall.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Alicia L (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Monday 24 November 2014.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

I would certainly highly recommend Galsworthy to potential residents. The staff are superb.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by John L (Resident / Service User) on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

Pleasant atmosphere quick response to the bell. Clean and good food.

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: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Submitted by Maureen Oakley (Resident / Service User) on Tuesday 4 November 2014. Review relates to October 2014.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

Truly excellent care for my mother aged 96 and suffering from acute depression and totally bed bound. The level of care, cleanliness and the positive and caring attitude of all the staff, is very rare to find. So grateful to all staff members.

Submitted by Roger N (Son of Resident/Service User) on Wednesday 9 April 2014.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

My mother has been looked after at Galsworthy House since mid Oct, 13. I have found the level of care and professionalism to be excellent. Persistent cleanliness to my mother who is bed bound and unable to get out of bed.

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

Submitted by Roger Newman (Son of Resident/Service User) on Wednesday 21 May 2014.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

My mother in law has been in Galsworthy for four years. I can't praise the care and attention she has been given enough. The staff are extremely approachable and friendly. She is very frail but the nursing care is excellent.

Submitted by Geraldine H (Daughter in Law of Resident) on Tuesday 28 May 2013.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

My wife has been here now for four years. I go to see my wife almost every day as I live almost 100 yards from Galsworthy House. My judgement is that it would be difficult to find better accommodation and care like she gets here.

Submitted by Trevor J (Husband of Resident) on Tuesday 28 May 2013.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

Excellent, efficient and friendly staff at all levels. A pleasant garden to sit in when there is warm weather! Richmond Park is nearby.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by John Lea (Son of resident) on Wednesday 22 May 2013.

Review of Galsworthy House Care Home with Nursing

Galsworthy House can be recommended in every way. There was a high ratio of RNs to assistants. Care by RNs and Assistants was always provided without delay as gently and efficiently. Moreover, the medical care was excellent.

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

Submitted by Colin C (Husband of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 16 May 2013.

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Job Vacancies

Staff Nurse

To be discussed

(Care Home / Nursing Home • Full Time)

Kingston upon Thames, London

10 Dec 2014
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Avril Jones

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

Avril Jones is the manager of Galsworthy House in Kingston.

Avril is there first and foremost to make sure that you are happy with the care and service you receive at Galsworthy House; she strives to achieve these goals through a strong ethic: This is to make sure that our care helps residents to keep their dignity and choices in life. Avril maintains a highly professional and caring team that enable residents to keep the degree of independence which keeps them most safe and happy. Avril displays a strong belief that each resident should have the opportunity to live their life as they wish to, in a comfortable and homely environment.

Avril enjoys working with people who share the same values and beliefs, and her team work cohesively to maintain high standards. This is evidenced by Galsworthy's ratings with CQC.

A registered nurse, who trained in Glasgow, then went on to complete an Orthopedic Nursing Qualification in Bath, Somerset. Avril has a very interesting background including working in Cyprus for three years, running a Nursery School for eighty two children and she has managed a small private hospital. For nine years Avril worked as a community nurse in the local area, with duties including Palliative Care and support to both patients and their families. During this time she continued to update her training to ensure Best Practice. Her Registered Managers Award was gained in 2005.

Avril cites her biggest achievement as tending and growing her own vegetables, grapes and flowers in her garden. This has given her many happy hours of relaxation and enjoyment. Avril's hobbies include reading mystery books and of course gardening. She also takes great pleasure from meeting people and listening to their stories and tales of their lives.

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