Tenterden House Care Home

Lye Lane, Bricket Wood, St Albans AL2 3TN

Tenterden House Care Home, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Tenterden House Care Home, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Tenterden House Care Home, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Tenterden House provides care provision for young physically disabled adults and nursing care for older people, alongside care and support for people with Parkinson’s or Huntingdon’s. All care plans are individualised, suitable for convalescence, palliative and respite needs.

A converted private country manor house, this charming property has all the equipment and resources needed to achieve current care objectives, while allowing its residents to relax and enjoy living in Victorian elegance.

A menu consisting of fresh ingredients ensures mealtimes are satisfying, with the chef getting to know individual preference and diet in some detail.

Activities are organised to suit different mobility and interests, including gentle exercise classes, visiting performers, gardening and seasonally-themed monthly events.

Group: Bupa Care Homes

Person in charge: Linda Marks (Interim Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 41 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, Tagalog

Single Rooms: 41

Rooms with ensuite WC: 13

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Tenterden House 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: 9.2 (9.232)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Tenterden House Care Home is based on 11 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.232 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.695 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.537 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 9.232 for Tenterden House Care Home is based on 11 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 4.695 for Tenterden House Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (97 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 131 Ratings = 4.695

    • 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?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      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 4.537 for Tenterden House Care Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 11 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 11 Positive Reviews = 1.100 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (11 Positive Reviews ÷ 41 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.537

  • 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.

  • Before 1st July 2015 carehome.co.uk only accepted Recommendations (positive comments only) and the Ratings were limited to Excellent, Good & Satisfactory. These are marked up as Recommendations.

  • As of 1st July 2015 carehome.co.uk changed from Recommendations to Reviews (positive and negative comments) and added the Ratings Poor and Very Poor. These are marked up as Reviews. Between 1st July and 31st December 2015, we are still processing a number of Recommendations from Recommendation cards sent out before 1st July (These are marked up as Recommendations).

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My father is being very well looked after.
There is a friendly atmosphere, almost like a small country hotel! The staff do their best to meet his every need.
The price of care is appropriate, but as my father gets only a nursing discount, his money is going down extremely fast. We would like more of a subsidy.

How likely would you be to recommend Tenterden House Care 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

Our Aunt spent her last few months in the excellent care of the team at Tenterden House. We can't thank them enough for the way they helped us arrange her care, the way the cared for our Aunt, the involvement they gave us and the dignity with which they nursed her through her final days. Each and every team member from the laundry staff, the cleaning staff, the catering staff, the administration staff, the carers, the nurses to the management were exemplary. We were welcome at all times of day and night and the staff didn't only just care for our Aunt they cared for us too. We looked at a number of Nursing Homes before we settled on Tenterden House - many much newer an glossier but they didn't give us the warm feeling we got from Tenterden House and we definitely made the right decision. If you are looking for a reliable, caring, efficient, considerate nursing home for yourself or a relative look no further.

How likely would you be to recommend Tenterden House Care 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

I have never had a bad experience at Tenterden House. It's like a first class hotel. The manager is wonderful.

How likely would you be to recommend Tenterden House Care 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

I could not wish for a better place for my wife, she is very well looked after. The staff are kind and caring and make her feel loved. The chefs go out of their way to prepare special meals for her. Her condition Corticobasal degeneration is very rare one in a million but the staff manage expertly. She is happy at Tenterden and all of the family her sons and daughters-in-law are very happy too.

How likely would you be to recommend Tenterden House Care Home? 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

A very caring home. My mother felt very comfortable from the onset and all the staff treated her and us with great kindness and respect. Our voice was always heard when we had concerns and the manager and staff did their best to meet my mothers needs. The staff work very hard to maintain a good standard. The place felt very much like home, everyone was extremely accommodating allowing us the freedom we needed during the last precious year of my mothers life.

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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother left hospital and was given a place at Tenterden House, she was expected to die, she is 99 years old and weighed only 5st. With the excellent care and attention she is still with us and eating well. She has been there for 10 months. The staff are so helpful and kind they keep us up to date with her care as we live 250 mile away.

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: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Overall the standard of care is very good. The room could be a bit larger as it has to accommodate and electric wheelchair and a very large family.

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: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

The staff are always cheerful despite the work load. My sister is treated with respect and dignity and there is always someone ready to talk to or get help if needed.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Excellent.

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

Highly recommend, all staff treated my mother with care and dignity throughout her stay.

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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am 100% satisfied with this home in every respect.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

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