Kestrel Grove Nursing Home, Bushey, Hertfordshire
Kestrel Grove Nursing Home, Bushey, Hertfordshire
Kestrel Grove Nursing Home, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Kestrel Grove Nursing Home has for decades been respected in its local community for offering quality and versatile care. A family-run service, the team is dedicated to achieving the kind of care that they would wish for their loved ones.

All parties are kept up-to-date with continuing care developments and each member of the qualified team is informed on personal care requirements.

The focus is on homeliness and comfort, with refreshments available throughout the day and personal interests and activities supported.

Carers are carefully chosen and demonstrate their commitment to the dignity, individuality and privacy of all service users, at the same time as respecting social and emotional needs.

Owner: P M Tripp

Person in charge: Monika Gilice (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 57 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 57

Rooms with ensuite WC: 26

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single £900 – £950

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Kestrel Grove Nursing Home: click here

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.8 (8.756)

The user Review Score of 8.8 for Kestrel Grove Nursing Home is based on 7 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.756 is made up of 4.81 Points relating to the ratings and 3.946 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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It is a very good care home. There are nurses and carers to look after the residents and entertainment in the afternoons (often live music on a Wednesday). they celebrate to suit the religions of different residents e.g. Hanukkah and Christmas. The home is set in beautiful grounds with neatly tended lawns. The residents are treated with respect. My mother speaks Hungarian and Romanian and many of the carers can speak in these languages to her. They can have meals served when they choose to have them and they can choose what to eat.

How likely would you be to recommend Kestrel Grove Nursing Home? 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: Good

My late mother was in Kestrel Grove from 1st July 15 - December 2015. She was in the advanced stages of cancer, and was treated throughout her five month stay with dignity and compassion. Her complex medical needs were met by highly qualified team of dedicated nurses as well as a high level of care from all members of staff, including carers, cleaners, kitchen staff and management. I would not hesitate to recommend Kestrel Grove to anyone looking for exceptional care for their loved ones.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

There is excellent care in this home as I can testify, as my Mum has been there for nearly 16 years and now has full dementia.
The nursing staff are highly professional and always have time to talk. There are plenty of nurses and carers who stay for long periods
(four of them have looked after my mum over ten years) and the atmosphere is warm, pleasant and relaxed. The home is very clean and, of course, very beautiful as it is in a well preserved period building with spacious and well planted grounds. The food is jolly good and the care staff are very kind and thoughtful, especially about small details like clothes and make up. There is always something going on in the way of activities.

I would say that the high standards in this home have consistently risen during the time I have been visiting it.

How likely would you be to recommend Kestrel Grove Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I cannot praise this home highly enough, it feels like coming home. Everyone greets me with a smile and kindness. It is a family run home and the family is involved in the day to day running of the place, cooking barbeques in summer, holding firework parties. Full entertainment programme and staff working to provide activities and outings to suit the individual needs of each resident. It is a wonderful home and the food is first class.

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

Since becoming a permanent Kestrel Grove resident in March 2015, my 92 year old father has enjoyed the best quality of life he could possible have at this time. His complex meds are well managed and his condition is carefully and sensitively monitored; he is treated with respect and genuine fondness by the excellent and caring staff (at all levels), at all times.

The high quality of the environment including the cleanliness of rooms, the beautiful grounds, the fresh linen and flowers in the dining room helps to create a sense of pride in both the staff and the residents for whom they care. Activities are varied and regular, my dad especially enjoys the chair exercises, bingo and visiting singers; and more recently a great BBQ to which he invited me as his guest!

Kestrel Grove is a family run business and many of the staff have worked here for over 5 years which I believe contributes to the consistency of care, as does the 'in-house' training (no agency staff are used). The owner, of whom the staff speak very highly, is on site during the week and is very involved with the day to day issues. Nothing is too much trouble here and every request is met with a smile - I would highly recommend this nursing home without reservation.

How likely would you be to recommend Kestrel Grove Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

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 personally am really surprised Kestrel Grove isn't right at the top of the rankings on this website. My father received excellent palliative care there 18 months ago, for the last couple of weeks of his life. The staff were lovely and the grounds beautiful. It really helped us through the difficult time.

How likely would you be to recommend Kestrel Grove Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent in every way. My wife Eileen has been in three nursing homes. Kestrel Grove outranks them all.

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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