The Orchards Care Home, Birmingham, West Midlands
The Orchards Care Home, Birmingham, West Midlands
The Orchards Care Home, Birmingham, West Midlands

Located within Shard End, Birmingham, The Orchards Care Home is a purpose built 72 bedded care facility offering Nursing and Birmingham Interim care.

Residents have a choice of lounge areas which feature comfortable and specially designed furnishings. The home has a range of comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms.

Chefs at The Orchards pride themselves on knowing the tastes of Residents and preparing a choice of home cooked, fresh, nutritional meals and catering for any dietary and cultural needs. At HC-One, experienced Home Managers and members of staff ensure kindness is at the heart of everything they do.

Group: HC-One

Person in charge: Gaynor Farmer (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 72 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 68

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 70

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on The Orchards Care Home: click here

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9 (9.040)

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The Orchards Care Home

My sister arrived on Thursday and has been very happy with the care she has received. Yesterday a nurse removed her dressings on her legs using tepid water and for the first time it did not hurt to have them taken off. She is thrilled :)

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchards Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The Orchards Care Home

My mother has been cared for in a dignified manner. The staff are very caring and sympathetic to both residents and relatives alike, also found them to be helpful at all times. It has been a very stressful time for my mother and her family, because she has been in her house for 63 years and has been a very big transition for her. It has been a comfort for me, her daughter to know she is being looked after with care, as she is very precious to myself and the family, it gives me peace of mind.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchards Care Home? Extremely likely

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: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The Orchards Care Home

My father Samuel has been a resident in this ho,me for about five years now, and both myself and the rest of the family are very pleased with the service. My dad is well looked after.

Overall Standard: Good

Care / Support: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Rooms: Good

The Orchards Care Home

I would recommend this care home. All who work here are wonderful, and very 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

The Orchards Care Home

The wife has been in care 18 months. I, the husband, visit all the times of the day and find staff and conditions seems to be working really well. The wife has 2 sisters who have worked in various homes and think it is very well presented. The heating and lighting is very good, I feel very confident she is being properly looked after.

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

The Orchards Care Home

A very good caring and comfortable home, all of the staff are very friendly.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The Orchards Care Home

The home has had issues in the past. I feel that it is now a happy, well run home. The staff are hard working, friendly and kind to my mother. The food is good, plenty of choice. Cleanliness is also good. After all the redecoration it is bright and homely. I would recommend it.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The Orchards Care Home

I have been at the home for two years and would not like to go anywhere else. I would recommend the Orchards.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Orchards Care Home

I have been here mearly 12 months and the first time I came I was shy but the care staff and nurses have helped me alot I have made friends and live in a lovely room, the nurses are very helpful and carers help me out all the time. they help with physio every day as suffered with a stoke which care staff help me every step of the way. when I'm down they ensure I'm ok and happy.

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

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

The Orchards Care Home

Very nice home I have always said that, rooms nice and clean.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The Orchards Care Home

This is the best care home I have been in it is wonderfully clean the carers, the manager all staff are wonderful.

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

The Orchards Care Home

I visited the home with open eyes as research on the internet and the media was quite negative, I find the home welcoming and the minute you walk in the door and the staff are very friendly and accommodating and my mother is treated with respect and dignity at all times.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The Orchards Care Home

Would be nice to have en-suite bathrooms with walk in shower. Cameras installed would give relatives peace of mind.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The Orchards Care Home

home looking cheerful and happy for Christmas.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Orchards Care Home

Nursing quality and overall treatment of my mother genuinely caring. Room and corridors clean and tidy. Friendly atmosphere.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Orchards Care Home

A very positive introductory meeting attended. A good positive outlook for the home, looking forward to the changes.

The Orchards Care Home

Very happy with the care my Mother receives from everyone at The Orchards. I feel the staff are hardworking and kind no complaints at all. We've recently had a new manager, who wants to make standards even better.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The Orchards Care Home

My mother chose the home herself, she is very happy to be here and as long she is happy that's all that counts. There are many changes in progress which will make the home an even better place for my Mum. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

The Orchards Care Home

Food very good, staff very very caring and helpful. Activities are good and varied.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

The Orchards Care Home

The home provides a safe, warm, comfortable home for my mother. The staff are friendly and helpful and understand my mother's needs and personality. Mother loves to join in the daily activities and it's truly lovely to see mum laughing and singing! It makes me feel good that mum is getting excellent care.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

The Orchards Care Home

I would highly recommend this home because of the high quality of care and commitment shown by the staff.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Gaynor

Gaynor Farmer

Job Title: Home Manager

Description:

I would define kind care as having consideration for Residents’ needs, wants and desires and the ability to treat others in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves.

Gaynor is a Registered Nurse with many years’ experience in providing care and support for older people to enrich their lives. She is a knowledgeable and experienced leader who is committed to delivering the highest standards in care and quality of life for Residents. Gaynor joined The Orchards as Home Manager because she shared HC-One’s vision in aiming to provide the kindest care for each and every Resident.
She uses her experience to motivate her team to deliver care and support to your loved one in a way that they gain the most benefit, in a warm and welcoming home.

Gaynor works hard to arrange events and activities with nearby schools and churches and is passionate about including the local community in life at The Orchards.

When asked what she enjoys most about her role, she said:

“Being able to ensure that Residents and their families feel safe and well looked after.”

Outside of work, Gaynor enjoys exploring new interests and spending time with her family.

If you would like to find out more information about The Orchards, Gaynor has an ‘Open Door Policy’ and would be happy to welcome you for an informal chat.

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