Calway House, Taunton, Somerset
Calway House, Taunton, Somerset
Calway House, Taunton, Somerset

Calway House has a strong community reputation for residential care and, since opening, has been rebuilt as a larger, modern care environment in order to help more people.

Care workers support an active lifestyle and clients are welcome to personalised their surroundings, adding to the homeliness of the accommodation.

Staff keep up-to-date with each individual's care needs and are trained in the challenges of dementia care. The home has also achieved the Gold Standard Framework Award for palliative care.

Group: Somerset Care Ltd

Person in charge: Katrina Tant (Nurse Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 83 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 83

Rooms with ensuite WC: 83

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £780 – £980

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Calway House: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

1 Bed Vacancy

posted 29 Jul 2015

Large room with lovely views out onto well kept gardens, the room has ensuite facilites furnished to a high standard

Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.1 (9.091)

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Calway House

I cannot fault Calway House for their care of my mother. They are the most caring group of people, always approachable and incredibly understanding. They have bent over backwards to accommodate my mother's on going needs. The leadership provided by the supervisors is brilliant, setting a high standard which all the staff follow, nurses, carers, cleaners etc. Everyone ensures the home is a bright friendly place, clean and sweet smelling with as many activities as possible provided for those who want to engage in them.

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

Calway House

I am in nursing care. The staff are 1st class, always caring and friendly to the residents and they work as a good team. If all care homes were to this standard there would be nothing in the newspapers! Somerset Care maintain high standards.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Calway House

Constantly keeping me informed of my mothers welfare. Staff are so caring, respectful and the management always aware of all residents. The food is excellent and always happy to adjust the menu for an individual. I can't speak too highly of the home. Lovely atmosphere. The daily activities keep residents active in body and mind. Calway House is always clean and fresh smelling. If I could give them an award I would. I can honestly say I wouldn't have my Mum staying anywhere else :)

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: Good

Calway House

This is an excellent care home where the staff are always available to help with a smile, a gentle manner and a lot of love. My Mother-in-law is 96, a bit stubborn, has very poor recall, is incontinent and sleeps at funny times, but and sleeps at funny times. She is treated as if she was royalty. We are greeted with a smile & a cup of tea whenever wee visit.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Calway House

I think I speak on behalf of the whole family. Calway House gave my father a two year lease of life until 1992. The home is bright and clean and the staff are always caring and friendly to residents and welcoming to visitors. The food is very good and there are activities for those who wish for them. Administration is efficient and friendly. They could do with the same help resolving parking concern. We cannot express too highly our appreciation to Calway House and we would recommend it without reservation.

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

Calway House

Both my parents lived at Calway House, my father for 7 years, my mother for 10. My father had Alzheimers, he was treated with the greatest care and respect was shown at all times. My mother was severely disabled and was taken care of on the nursing unit. The wonderful staff became her's and mine, extended family, I couldn't have asked for anything more. The home was always full of life, the staff get on well with each other and everyone did that bit more than just their job. Everywhere was clean and bright with no unpleasant odours often associated with care home. Excellent in every respect.

How likely would you be to recommend Calway House? 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

Calway House

It is an excellent place feels like home. Staff are compassionate and caring.

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

Calway House

My mother moved into Calway House this week(23.2.2015). It is light, bright and welcoming. The staff seem very friendly and very helpful in settling her into her new room. The handy man was there to help put up her pictures to make it more homely. I think she will settle in a few weeks - I hope!

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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Calway House

Calway presents itself well and thoroughly deserves its "Good" CQC rating in all areas The buildings are friendly, clean and modern, the rooms well kept and the whole is more reminiscent of a private hospital or small up-market hotel Staff seem caring, friendly and polite at all times In particular, although Calway is clearly for elderly people with age and health problems, it completely manages to avoid the archetypal "old folks home" feel (and smell !") As a result it is a pleasure to visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Calway House? 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: Excellent

Calway House

Excellent all round care. Mother feels that it is her home. Caring staff/professional. Activities could be more sophisticated - opera, quartets etc rather than bingo.

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: Good

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