Downshaw Lodge Care Home

Downshaw Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9QL

Downshaw Lodge Care Home, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Downshaw Lodge Care Home, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Downshaw Lodge Care Home, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

Downshaw Lodge Care Home is a nursing home caring for men living with a dementia or with challenging behaviours.

Offering nursing and personal care for people living with a dementia or a related condition.

Its team of skilled staff provides care planning with support from local mental health services.

The care is delivered by registered mental health nurses and registered general nurses (RGN) alongside a registered manager, who is also an RGN    experienced in dementia care.

A variety of activities are made available to residents, together with a good choice of food at mealtimes, with personal dietary needs considered.

Downshaw Lodge Care Home's Ashton-Under-Lyne location is near   shops and transport routes, with the service keeping strong local links for the benefit of carers and occupants.

Group: MBi Social Care Ltd

Person in charge: Kasia Kaplaka (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 45 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 45

Rooms with ensuite WC: 25

Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents

Latest CQC* Report on Downshaw Lodge Care Home: click here

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

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Current Reviews

8 Downshaw Lodge Care Home has a Review Score of 8 (7.989)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Downshaw Lodge Care Home is based on 3 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 7.989 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.556 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.433 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 7.989 for Downshaw Lodge Care Home is based on 3 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 4.556 for Downshaw Lodge Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (23 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.556

    • 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:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 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.)

      3. (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 3.433 for Downshaw Lodge Care Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 3 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 3 Positive Reviews = 0.300

      3. (3 Positive Reviews ÷ 45 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.133

  • 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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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Downshaw Lodge Care Home?

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Reviewer Connection to Downshaw Lodge Care Home

  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

1 Reviews* is 4.3 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 1 reviews. Ratings from the 2 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

My husband moved into Downshaw Lodge Care Home December 2015. The staff at Downshaw Lodge are a well lead cohesive team resulting in the residents receiving a caring professional service. There is always a carer in the lounge areas and I have witnessed their skill and the kindly way they have defused many a risky situation. They have always included and supported me by their good communication and thoughtfulness. I am happy with the care and kindness at this home.

How likely would you be to recommend Downshaw Lodge Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I moved my husband to Downshaw Lodge on the 4th of October last year from another care home that was not meeting my husbands needs. I didn't think that I would be able to trust anyone else with my husbands care, however the staff at Downshaw Lodge changed my mind. The staff are all very caring, my husband is always clean, dry and shaved and he has gained lots of weight there. The staff are always welcoming to me and my family.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

This is the third home my mum has been in and it is by far the best. The staff to resident ratio is very good.

Staff are very understanding of my mothers needs, and are always accessible. Mum's room is always clean and bright. The laundry service is very good.

At mealtimes, there is a good choice and meals which are eaten in a bright clean dining room. Mum has settle really well at Downshaw Lodge.

How likely would you be to recommend Downshaw Lodge Care Home? Extremely Likely

No Average Rating is available*

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

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