Allenbrook Nursing Home

34 Station Road, Fordingbridge SP6 1JW

Allenbrook Nursing Home, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Allenbrook Nursing Home, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Allenbrook Nursing Home, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Allenbrook Nursing Home in Fordingbridge has been a highly-regarded care home since 1989 and has been the main provider of nursing care to local residents for over 25 years.

The home offers both nursing and residential care in a large country house set in six acres of scenic grounds on the edge of the town. A settled and stable staff team, a number of whom have been employed for over 20 years, ensure that care is provided by experienced staff with a good understanding of the needs of older people.

Allenbrook provides long-term, respite and palliative care, aiming to provide a flexible and friendly service to those needing either permanent or temporary support.

Owner: Allenbrook Care Ltd

Person in charge: Ian Stott (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 39 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): French, Polish, Romanian

Single Rooms: 37

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 14

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £850 Nursing Care Single from £900

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Directions:

Approx 1/2 mile from town centre. Follow signs for Sandleheath and Allenbrook is at the bottom of Station Rd on the right, immediately after Normandy Way.

Visiting:

Visitors always welcome

Parking:

Free parking available on site

Latest CQC* Report on Allenbrook Nursing Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

4 Bed Vacancies

posted 27 Jun 2016

Four single rooms available at this prestigious Nursing Home situated in the picturesque town of Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest which is dedicated to providing the best nursing care for the elderly.

Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.4 (9.394)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Allenbrook Nursing Home is based on 13 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.394 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.727 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 9.394 for Allenbrook Nursing Home is based on 13 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 4.727 for Allenbrook Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (113 Excellents x 5) + (40 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 154 Ratings = 4.727

    • 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?'

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      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 Allenbrook Nursing Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 13 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 13 Positive Reviews = 1.300 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (13 Positive Reviews ÷ 39 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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The care provided for my father in his final year was outstanding. All members of staff (including manager, catering staff and ancillary workers) remained so caring and friendly, and made me feel we were all part of a large extended family.
In dad's final hours and afterwards, everyone was very professional and caring - I would certainly recommend Allenbrook to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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: Good

My Aunt has now been in care for a number of years. The process of ageing inevitably indirectly involves such things as managing income, and lifestyle and with increasing years these activities become the remit of relatives. So when the every day life of a loved one is in the care of people that you can trust and you know that they will always do their best for the people in their care its an immense relief.

I can honestly say that Allenbrook has helped make the transition into full term care as smooth as possible. I have nothing but praise for the management and staff.

A very understanding, flexible and relaxed atmosphere is also helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

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: Good

For a very busy home on the whole they cope really well. Occasionally more staff would be great to keep up with all the demands from the residents, going to the toilet ect as this is time consuming and two carers are needed, and I feel it's their right to go. We would all like a path onto the lawns so we could wheel their wheelchairs out safely and it would be nice to have access to the garden for them. Also it would be lovely to have some transport of their own at Allenbrook.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My father made a decision he could no longer look after himself in June 2015, so subsequently moved to Allenbrook Nursing Home. He was extremely happy there and joined in with many activities and trips that were organised for the residents. Christmas was indeed good for him, but unfortunately his health deteriorated after his 91st birthday in March 2016, and he passed away peacefully on 16 May. Every member of staff were like extended family to us, and we will always feel dad was loved and cared for just as he deserved.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook 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: Excellent

My mother received excellent care at Allenbrook Home following her discharge from hospital last June. It was sad that she could no longer be looked after at home. However, we, as a family, had the utmost confidence in the care she received from the obviously highly qualified nursing staff but also all the carers there. All were considerate of her needs and we were always consulted about matters concerning her care. They exuded warmth to all of us and were extremely friendly and welcoming. My father visited at least once a day, every day and was treated with extreme sensitivity as she declined. She was not able to take part in the activities so I cannot comment on that and she was paid for by the NHS so I cannot comment on value for money either. From what I could see the other residents enjoyed the things that were organised for them. I have no hesitation in recommending Allenbrook.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook 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: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

My Wife and I are most impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of all the Allenbrook staff. From the first point of contact to current day they understand the needs of my Mother and have unreservedly shown compassion and understanding during what is undoubtedly a difficult time of adjustment, for not only her but also for the family.
There is no doubt their mission is to ensure their residents are happy and settled in their new environment. I have no hesitation in recommending Allenbrook to anyone who finds themselves experiencing such a traumatic change in life circumstance.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When putting my aunt into a care home I was full of apprehension. Allenbrook put all that to rest. They have been more than kind, helpful, considerate and more than any time caring for people who really need it.
My aunt puts it in one phrase "I have joined a small family community." This puts all my worries to one side.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

All the staff from managers to cleaners are friendly and helpful. Many have been there for years. They treat the residents with understanding, patience and attention to detail. The amount of entertainment is very good. The food is very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

I could not wish for a better care home for my father. The staff made his life a very happy one and after only a couple of weeks there he said that he did not want to go home. What better testament can you get than that. The staff are caring and considerate. They make the residents feel wanted and as if they are in their own homes. The house and grounds are very beautiful and well kept. A great variety of entertainment is available and trips out are regularly available. The meals are very good and varied.

I was extremely pleased with the care my father experienced at Allenbrook and I would readily recommend it to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Allenbrook is the best care home ever! My father-in-law was very happy there. He loved the banter with the staff and other residents and enjoyed taking part in the many activities. The staff are all very kind and helpful. They are always willing to go the extra mile to make somebody's life happier or more comfortable. The house and gardens are beautiful and well-maintained and residents are encouraged to sit on the sunny, bright terrace so that they may enjoy the views and the stunning flower displays whenever possible. I cannot fault Allenbrook at all and I would certainly recommend it to others.

My father-in-law reached his hundredth birthday and this was largely due to the special care he received at Allenbrook. I am so grateful to all the staff there for making him so happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

You cannot find a nicer nursing home than Allenbrook. The staff are kind and caring and do everything to make the residents feel welcome and happy - it is a home from home. My father was a resident there for the last three years of his life and he loved it. He loved the entertainments and trips out and he especially enjoyed the banter between staff and residents. He was well taken care of, he always looked neat and tidy and the food was excellent.

The biggest recommendation I can give is that my father was always smiling.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

I find the home very warm and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for either resident or family. All is catered for.
Food is very good, cooked to a high standard.
Activities has a variety from singing to playing instruments, to outings. The location is outstanding with all outlooking onto wonderful gardens.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Allenbrook nursing home has a warm, friendly atmosphere everyone is very welcoming and warm, nothing is too much trouble for the resident or family members. My father in law was well looked after always dressed smartly. He loved singing activities especially, the food has a very good variety to choose from.

How likely would you be to recommend Allenbrook Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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