Fordcombe Road, Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0RD
Ashurst Park is situated in the Kent countryside, just five miles from Tunbridge Wells and is conveniently located for local amenities and public transport.
the home is located on the edge of Fordcombe village and is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Bedrooms at Ashurst Park are single occupancy, though some are large enough for sharing. Some bedrooms have en-suite facilities and all have television and telephone points and are linked to a nurse call system.
Ashurst Park has several quiet lounges including one with a grand piano, while the home has several TV lounges for residents to use. They can also enjoy traditional home cooked food in separate dining areas, where they can socialise with others, while all meals are prepared on-site by chefs who are able to cater for all dietary requirements.
A qualified chiropodist and complementary therapies regularly visit the home, which also has its own salon, run by an experienced hair stylist.
An activities therapist provides a varied programme of activities. These are organised in close consultation with residents and relatives to ensure that there is always something for everyone to enjoy.
Person in charge: Robert Dura-May (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 53 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Sensory Impairment
Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment • Speech Impairment • Visual Impairment
Admission Information: Ages 18+.
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Filipino, Polish, Swahili
Single Rooms: 47
Shared Rooms: 3
Rooms with ensuite WC: 29
Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Latest CQC* Report on Ashurst Park Care Home: click here
* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Ashurst Park Care Home has a Review Score of 8 (7.971)
The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Ashurst Park Care Home is based on 1 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 7.971 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.833 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.138 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 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 7.971 for Ashurst Park Care Home is based on 1 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 4.833 for Ashurst Park Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833
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:
3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.
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.)
(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 3.138 for Ashurst Park Care Home is calculated as follows:
1 Positive Reviews = 3
0.1 x 1 Positive Reviews = 0.100
(1 Positive Reviews ÷ 53 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.038
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).
We receive approximately 15% of Reviews/Recommendations through website submission and 85% of Reviews/Recommendations through Review/Recommendation Cards (only available to Enhanced / Premium Services more info).
We only accept/publish Reviews that are submitted by a Resident/Service User or their Friends/Family (cannot be submitted anonymously) and comply with our Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).
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Reviewer Connection to Ashurst Park Care Home
Recommendation submitted from a Postal Card by Susan M (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Friday 17 July 2015.
In the time the manager has been at Ashurst Park, Fordcombe, she has made such an incredible difference. The home has "come alive" in so many ways, laughter, fun, events, entertainment, activities and care. The residents, relatives and all the staff have become a "family" thanks to the manager. She combines being professional with compassion and care and I can't thank her and her incredible team for ensuring my mum is so well cared for in her "twilight years". Thank you.
No Average Rating is available*
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Ashurst Park Care Home
Job Title: Manager
Emma has been a home manager in various health care sectors for the past 12 years. NVQ trained and with a degree in mental health and other disciplines, Emma brings a vast knowledge of care management to the team in order to ensure compliance is met. Emma has also undergone IOSH training to ensure health and safety standards are to the highest level. Emma has a real drive and enthusiasm for high end health care and has a real passion for the role.
Mental Health Forensics Care Management
Job Title: Deputy Manager
Jules recently joined Ashurst Park this year and has already introduced better ways of working to support the complex needs of the residents. Jules is very passionate about health care and has a real drive for top end clincal care.
Pressure Area Care Mental Health/Dementia Venepuncture
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Ashurst Park Care Home