Beacher Hall Care Home, Reading, Berkshire
Beacher Hall Care Home, Reading, Berkshire
Beacher Hall Care Home, Reading, Berkshire

A specialist rehabilitation centre, Beacher Hall offers long-term and respite care for young physically disabled adults, for those with brain and spinal injuries, as well as for conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s and Korsokoff’s.

This listed building has been converted into a well equipped and relaxing home. A physiotherapy suite offers specialist rehabilitation and speech and language therapy is also available. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and the attractive landscaped grounds are popular with residents.

The home goes to great effort to make sure mealtimes are satisfying and that occupants look forward to them, aiming for a balanced and nutritious diet that also accounts for personal taste.

Sensory art classes and music therapy are part of a thriving activities programme, while a ‘Readi-bus’ helps residents to get out and enjoy community life or visit the cinema.

Group: Bupa Care Homes

Person in charge: Pamela Chatfield (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 70 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Head/Brain Injury • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, Italian, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian

Single Rooms: 70

Rooms with ensuite WC: 69

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • 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

Latest CQC* Report on Beacher Hall Care Home: 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: 8.8 (8.803)

The user Review Score of 8.8 for Beacher Hall Care Home is based on 8 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.803 is made up of 4.774 Points relating to the ratings and 4.029 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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You may leave your loved one at Beacher Hall in the knowledge that he or she will be cared for with kindness and efficiency by all members of staff. His or her individual needs noted and catered for as far as possible. Relatives are made very welcome and their opinions and requests on behalf of their loved ones, achieved whenever possible. Activities , hobbies and interests of the residents are encouraged, and a happy, efficient atmosphere prevails throughout.

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 Daughter Lisa is a 51 year old with downs syndrome. She suffered 2 bleeds on the brain in October 2013 followed by a 3rd operation for an infection. This has left her incontinent and wheelchair bound. She has been present at Beacher Hall for the last 10 months. Her needs are great. Also her emotional needs. These are met with wonderful care. Indeed loving care, Beacher is now her home. I would highly recommend them.

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: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The atmosphere and feel of the place is really lovely. It is more like a first class hotel than a nursing home. Everyone is very friendly and are never too busy to talk to you. The staff are long term so as far as my sister is concerned the people who look after her are pretty much always someone she knows. Some of the staff have been there since she came to the home in 2008.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are more than grateful that our daughter, who has been resident at Beacher Hall for almost two years has been so well cared for. We are always welcomed by staff both medical, domestic and administrative whenever we visit. This excellent atmosphere has allowed our daughter to relax and feel completely at ease and cared for to such a high standard.

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 have recommended the home to other people because it is an excellent home to live in. I am getting better everyday with help from all the staff. I would like to thank everyone.

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

Philip has been a resident in Beacher Hall for just about 3 years and is happier than any previous home he has resided in. Both staff and residents are kind and caring with Philip which gives him confidence and the ability to cope. He appears happy and content and it is a real pleasure to visit him and spend time together.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son, Andrew, has been at Beachers Hall since August 2006 with Parkinson's. At first he was a difficult resident, but gradually settled and is now very happy. The activities are very well chosen and he enjoys escorted outings to Reading Centre. Staff are kind and efficient.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Mum is cared for with dignity and warmth. Considerable effort is made to occupy and stimulate residents according to their individual needs and interests. Careful attention is given to ensure that residents interact appropriately with each other. (I cant assess "value for money" below as I have nothing to compare Beacher Hall with, but it does seem a lot to pay each month)

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

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