112 Dibdale Road, Dudley DY1 2RU
Castle Meadows care home in Dudley was a listed building that has been converted into caring specifically for the elderly and a number of other care requirements.
The building itself is described as being ideal for use as a care facility and contains 51, two of which are double rooms, from which residents have 24-hour access to carers and a nurse should they have any problems or queries.
Castle Meadows staff take the spirit and emotional well-being of its residents very seriously, maintaining a keen programme of recreational activities and providing access to library services and computers.
Group: AstonBrook Care Homes
Person in charge: Lianne Sturmey (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 51 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Admission Information: Ages 60+.
Single Rooms: 47
Shared Rooms: 2
Rooms with ensuite WC: 42
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £389 Nursing Care Single £494 – £600 , Nursing Care Shared (per person) from £353
Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest CQC* Report on Castle Meadows: click here
* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Castle Meadows has a Review Score of 7.6 (7.639)
The Review Score of 7.6 (maximum of 10) for Castle Meadows is based on 1 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 7.639 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.5 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.139 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 7.639 for Castle Meadows 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 4.5 for Castle Meadows is calculated as follows: ( (7 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.5
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 3.139 for Castle Meadows is calculated as follows:
1 Positive Reviews = 3
0.1 x 1 Positive Reviews = 0.100
(1 Positive Reviews ÷ 51 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.039
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).
Before publication, we check that all reviews comply with our Review Policy and we show all reviews to care providers so that they may submit a response to be published with the review.
The Recommendations/Reviews submitted to our site do not represent our views and we accept no responsibility or liability for any such Recommendations/Reviews.
For further information on Reviews, the Review Score and our move from Recommendations to Reviews please click here.
How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Castle Meadows?
Reviewer Connection to Castle Meadows
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Philip W (Son of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 20 October 2016. Review relates to October 2016.
From my point of view, the home offers value for money.
How likely would you be to recommend Castle Meadows? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Good
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Castle Meadows