Barchester Kernow House, Launceston, Cornwall
Barchester Kernow House, Launceston, Cornwall
Barchester Kernow House, Launceston, Cornwall

Barchester Kernow House makes the most of pleasant grounds and a versatile interior to provide top quality nursing and residential care, with professionals available round-the-clock and also skilled in care and support for physical disabilities, dementia and Huntingdon's.

A committed team work hard to ensure that all provision is tailored to the individual, while allowing them to make the most of a relaxed and homely atmosphere.

All staff are carefully chosen and well-qualified to achieve the best standards, with the company philosophy focusing on an attentive service that also supports an active lifestyle. Personal interests are encouraged and there is much to enjoy within the life of the home.

The aim is to meet all residents’ needs over the long-term, living up to a reputation for quality that Barchester homes have earned.

Group: Barchester Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Careen Harris (Acting Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 85 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Huntington's Disease

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Tagalog

Single Rooms: 85

Rooms with ensuite WC: 84

Facilities & Services: 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 • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Barchester Kernow House: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

3 Bed Vacancies

posted 02 Feb 2016

We currently have vacancies in our specialist service for people with Huntingtons Disease / MND / MD.

Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.5 (8.499)

The user Review Score of 8.5 for Barchester Kernow House is based on 5 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.499 is made up of 4.881 Points relating to the ratings and 3.618 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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Care for my mother during her final days could not be faulted.
All staff were attentive to all her needs throughout and nothing was too much trouble.
Management reacted immediately to any concerns we raised and kept us informed at all times.
Either my sister Emma or myself were with her throughout and again our every need was catered for with nothing too much trouble.
The care and attention shown by all staff at the end was 1st class and it was comforting to see the regard and care given by all staff members.
Members of staff not on duty even made a special trip to say their farewells to our mother.
The care and attention given by all staff can only be rated as exemplary and I have no hesitation in recommended this facility for anyone seeking a loving environment for their loved ones.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Kernow House? Extremely LIKELY

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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Kernow house is 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

Kernow House staff not only care for the residents they also provide support to relatives. They have helped me understand and come to terms with my mothers dementia. They have helped me to not feel guilty about not taking care of her needs personally.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot speak highly enough of the care home my son resides in. He suffers from Alzheimer's and has been in Kernow House for five years. The treatment he receives is first class and the staff are caring and considerate. All care homes in the country should be run like Kernow House.

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

Exceptional service in every way. First class carers looking after residents with care and consideration.

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

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Job Vacancies

Registered Nurse (RLND)

Competitive + Full Training CPD (Care Home / Nursing Home • Full Time or Part Time)
Launceston, Cornwall

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