Houndswood House Care Home provides quality care based on respect for the residents, their right to make choices, maintain dignity and receive the best of care to suit individual needs. The Home has been tastefully decorated throughout with individual décor in each bedroom to meet the requirements and needs of each individual resident. The staff are highly qualified and motivated enabling them to meet the needs of the residents. Each resident has an individual care package, specifically planned to reflect his or her personal needs and choices. The Activities Co-ordinator organises a wide range of daily activities both in and out of the Home. Outside entertainers visit the Home on regular basis.
Person in charge: Deby O'Hare (Home 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 • Physical Disability
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): French
Single Rooms: 57
Facilities & Services: Separate EMI Unit • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • 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 Houndswood House Care Home: click here
*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Recommendation Score: 7.9 (7.885)
The user 'Recommendation Score' (7.9 for Houndswood House Care Home) 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.
Submitted by Janice W (Friend of Resident/Service User) on Monday 11 May 2015.
Lovely homely atmosphere from the minute you walk in the door. Staff are very open and caring. My friend has thrived since arriving here and staff treat me like a member of their family. Beautiful gardens.
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Houndswood House Care Home
Job Title: Activities Co Ordinator
" I have worked at Houndswood House Care Home for two & a half years. I started as a Care Assistant and have been in the role of Activities Co Ordinator for one & a half years. I love working with our residents and helping them to maintain active social lives. It is a lovely place to work with a friendly atmosphere and scenic surroundings."
NVQ2 & 3, Dementia Care Mapper,Fire Warden
Job Title: Deputy Manager
" I am a Registered Mental nurse of 38yrs experience. I have worked at Houndswood House for 5 yrs. The aspect of my role that I enjoy the most is developing and maintaining relationships with residents, relatives and staff and using these relationships effectively to improve care standards within the home."
Job Title: Home Manager
" I have over 25 yrs experience as a Registered Nurse and have worked at Houndswood House for 3 yrs. The thing I enjoy most about my role is being part of an effective care team and providing excellent standards of care in a relaxed and friendly environment"
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Houndswood House Care Home