Thistle Hill, Knaresborough HG5 8LS
Thistle Hill Care Centre makes the most of pleasant grounds and a versatile interior to provide top quality nursing and residential care, with professionals available round-the-clock and also skilled in care and support for physical disabilities and dementia.
A committed team work hard to ensure that all provision is tailored to the individual, while allowing them to make the most of a relaxed and homely atmosphere.
All staff are carefully chosen and well-qualified to achieve the best standards, with the company philosophy focusing on an attentive service that also supports an active lifestyle. Personal interests are encouraged and there is much to enjoy within the life of the home.
The aim is to meet all residents’ needs over the long-term, living up to a reputation for quality that Barchester homes have earned.
Group: Barchester Healthcare Ltd
Person in charge: Elizabeth Stonehouse (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: North Yorkshire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 85 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Learning Disability • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults
Specialist Care Categories: Alcohol Dependence (past or present) • Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Challenging Behaviour • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilties • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke
Admission Information: Young disabled people 18-65/Elderly Frail/Dementia Care. Ages 18+.
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Filipino, Afrikaans, Spanish; Castilian, Hindi, Latvian, Polish, Russian
Single Rooms: 85
Shared Rooms: 0
Rooms with ensuite WC: 85
Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single from £940
Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Latest CQC* Report on Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre: click here
* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.669)
The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre is based on 2 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 7.669 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.545 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.124 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 7.669 for Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre is based on 2 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 4.545 for Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre is calculated as follows: ( (16 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 22 Ratings = 4.545
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 3.124 for Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre is calculated as follows:
1 Positive Reviews = 3
0.1 x 1 Positive Reviews = 0.100
(1 Positive Reviews ÷ 85 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.024
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.
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre?
Reviewer Connection to Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Rachel S (Wife of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 6 October 2016. Review relates to September 2016.
I feel there are not enough staff to give residents the attention they need. When my husband needs to go to the toilet at times there is only one carer on the unit so therefore he can't get taken, sometimes I have had to take him myself.
I would like my husband to have physio to help him to walk as he isn't too good at walking.
There doesn't seem much going on to give the residents the stimulation that they need.
I feel they don't get taken out into the sunshine as much as they should. Products I take seem to disappear from his room.
How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre? Unlikely
Care / Support: Poor
Treated with Dignity: Good
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Meg (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Friday 1 January 2016. Review relates to December 2015.
My family and I are extremely pleased with the care my father received in the two years he spent at Thistle Hill (February 2014 until end of December 2015) and would like to take the opportunity to thank all those involved. The staff, without exception, formed very good relationships with him and anticipated his needs very well, responding to him consistently as a valued individual with calmness, skill and good humour, despite the fact that his dementia could cause him to behave in a difficult manner at times.
The end of life care during his last illness was absolutely outstanding and was better than anything we could have hoped for. The skill and compassion of the nurses and carers involved in this were amazing and they frequently went the extra mile. In addition to the fact that his death was enabled to be extremely peaceful and 'right', they never failed to look after us as a family and the ten days we spent between us at his bedside were made as comfortable as possible with numerous very thoughtful gestures being made.
We will never forget Thistle Hill and will recommend you very highly to all family and friends. Thank you.
How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Thistle Hill Care Centre? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
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