Avandale Lodge Care Home

420 Manchester Road, Lostock Gralam, Northwich CW9 7QA

Avandale Lodge Care Home, Northwich, Cheshire
Avandale Lodge Care Home, Northwich, Cheshire
Avandale Lodge Care Home, Northwich, Cheshire

Located within a beautiful part of Lostock, Gralam, Avandale Lodge Care Home is a converted 48 bedded property offering Dementia and Nursing care.

At Avandale Lodge Care Home 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.

Avandale Lodge chefs 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: Karen Clark (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire West and Chester Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 48 residents

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alcohol Dependence (past or present) • Alzheimer's • Asperger Syndrome • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Challenging Behaviour • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Neuropathic • Parkinson's Disease • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Visual Impairment

Single Rooms: 48

Rooms with ensuite WC: 48

Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Avandale 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

Review Score: 9.5 (9.512)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Avandale Lodge Care Home is based on 20 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.512 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.679 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.833 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 9.512 for Avandale Lodge Care Home is based on 20 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 4.679 for Avandale Lodge Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (165 Excellents x 5) + (68 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 237 Ratings = 4.679

    • 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?'

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      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.)

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        (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 4.833 for Avandale Lodge Care Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 20 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 20 Positive Reviews = 2.000 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (20 Positive Reviews ÷ 48 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.833

  • 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.

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On visiting my husband I have always found the staff very kind to all the residents nothing is too much trouble to them.

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

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been extremely pleased with the standard of care. Avandale Lodge is immaculately clean there are a wide range of activities for the residents and regular meetings for relatives. The staff are friendly and there is a family atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Avandale Lodge Care Home? 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mum has really settled in well to Avandale. Due to the care and attention provided by the staff. Facilities are good and well maintained.

How likely would you be to recommend Avandale Lodge Care Home? 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

My partner seems very settled, all the staff are very kind and helpful with a cheerful smile and greeting.

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

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My elderly aunt went into Avandale Lodge following discharge from hospital. She had recovered from pneumonia but was suffering from cardiac failure. She was also in the later stages of dementia.
The wonderful staff made the last four weeks of my aunt's life as comfortable as possible despite her not being able to move of her own accord, and only being semi-conscious.
She was kept clean and had fresh bedding and nightwear every single day. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable about her condition but it wasn't just that which impressed and reassured us as a family - they cared ABOUT my aunt as well as caring FOR her.
I never visited the are home and found staff to be anything other than pleasant and smiling, including those who weren't involved in my aunt's care.
I would recommend Avandale to anyone who is in need of such specialist care. The people who work here are angels in disguise.

How likely would you be to recommend Avandale Lodge Care Home? 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

It's very nice here. I have my own space and people to talk to if I want to. I have no problems and the food is good.

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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Having experienced two previous homes for respite we would have no hesitation in recommending Avandale Lodge for any of our friends or family.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Overall it's very good here at Avandale but extra money spent is always good. Investment not only for the residents but for the staff also.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Doing a room with 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's theme and music it would make them happy and something they may remember. I would be more than happy to help raise funds for this.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

HC-One, Careline Team at Avandale Lodge Care Home responded to this review on 24 Sep 2015:

We take all suggestions very seriously and aim to accommodate requests and value feedback. However after review we are unable to identify a suitable room to theme around the 50 and 60’s. We will meet with the family and discuss the possibility of theming the bedroom around the era. The activities will arrange a 60’s musical session in the coming weeks, if this is popular we can arrange this on a regular basis.

My Mum receives care and the staff always treat her with the utmost dignity. The Nursing Home staff work very hard and have created a warm welcoming and caring atmosphere.

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

Very warm feeling on entering the home. Staff are very warm and interested and caring with both residents and their families.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

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: Good

My father is very well cared for, he is very happy we have no concerns about his care.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The gardens are well attended and very welcoming. I have found the staff to be very helpful, kind and respectful to residents and families, always willing to help.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

This is a very friendly home. Some of the staff are exceptionally good with my husband. I do recommend this home. It is also friendly and welcoming to residents' families and has meetings and a social evening once a month for them at a local restaurant.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Would have no hesitation in recommending Avandale - the whole ethos is friendly and caring.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My Mother is happy and content, I do recommend this home.

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

Mum has only been here a short while, but the difference in her level of care has been marvellous. Mum already appears calmer and more content. The staff are caring and lovely with her. I couldn't be more pleased and feel very reassured.

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

Facilities very good.

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

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: Excellent

A wonderful atmosphere in this home, my husband is so well cared for and content which makes me very happy; the staff are wonderful and caring. I have no problem with this home at all I am extremely happy Bernard is a resident here.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Just recently I have found that Bernard is more interested in taking part in activities, wanting to paint and mix with other residents. He is happy and smiles a lot. He enjoys conversations with people who visit and the family. The change in him I have noticed over the past three months, I don't know why, whether it is the change in the way the activities take place. We also like it that the carpets have gone, and the smell, the residents and staff move around much better, this home is nice and sunny.

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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