Forth Bay Nursing Home

Walker Street, Kincardine-on-Forth, Alloa FK10 4NT

Forth Bay Nursing Home, Alloa, Fife
Forth Bay Nursing Home, Alloa, Fife
Forth Bay Nursing Home, Alloa, Fife

Forth Bay Nursing Home offers a skilled approach to specialist nursing and dementia care, as well as having units for learning disability and mental illness.

Forth Bay enjoys an excellent local reputation and has a friendly, happy atmosphere. A highly trained nursing team and dedicated activities coordinator work with each individual, along with their family and loved ones, to create tailored care plans with the aim of enabling residents to get the very most from life.

Each of the units within Forth Bay is fully equipped to meet the care needs of residents. The dementia unit has been designed to ensure that residents are able to move freely and safely, with bedrooms and communal areas appropriately laid out and clearly signposted to minimise confusion or disorientation.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Fiona Day (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 53 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Challenging Behaviour • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilties • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 53

Rooms with ensuite WC: 53

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

* Care Inspectorate is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Scotland.

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 06 Dec 2016

Please call 0808 223 5504 or email enquiries@caringhomes.org for further information on the current Bed Vacancies at Forth Bay Nursing Home.

Current Reviews

9 Forth Bay Nursing Home has a Review Score of 9 (8.996)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Forth Bay Nursing Home is based on 12 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.996 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.543 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.453 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 8.996 for Forth Bay Nursing Home is based on 12 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 4.543 for Forth Bay Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (92 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 138 Ratings = 4.543

    • 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 4.453 for Forth Bay Nursing Home is calculated as follows:

      1. 12 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 12 Positive Reviews = 1.200 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (12 Positive Reviews ÷ 53 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.453

  • 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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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Forth Bay Nursing Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Forth Bay Nursing Home

  • Resident / Service User
    8
  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

3 Reviews* is 4.3 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 3 reviews. Ratings from the 9 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

All staff are helpful and very caring and very approachable at all times.

How likely would you be to recommend Forth Bay Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 experience here at Forth Bay has been very good, staff are very friendly always giving opportunities for any food I want. Great service, very supportive staff good for chatting to. Being around all these staff members has made me feel a lot more confident about myself, everything is kept nice, my hair is always done beautiful, everything I need staff are more than welcome to get it or do it for me. I'm made to feel very at home here, very nice environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Forth Bay Nursing Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Staff very helpful, always cheerful.

How likely would you be to recommend Forth Bay Nursing Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Poor

Safety / Security: Poor

Rooms: Good

Very pleased with everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Forth Bay Nursing 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Gillian would recommend the nursing home, she has enjoyed her stay and would come back if she needed care again. She found the home to be clean, tidy and the staff were very friendly. She enjoyed the meals too.

How likely would you be to recommend Forth Bay Nursing Home? Likely

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very well looked after, feel very well settled. Good relationships and friendships with staff withing the home.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been here as a resident for four months and am delighted with the accommodation and my care package. The staff are very friendly, and attentive in making sure my needs are met. I enjoy the variety of food on offer.

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: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very happy with her room, clean and spotless. Find that the staff are very friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Forth Bay Nursing Home? Likely

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We were frightened when dad needed an emergency respite place, we thought it would be somewhere no one would want to be. How wrong we were! This is a homely, welcoming place, each member of staff is dedicated to the residents care but not just from a medical perspective, they really care!

No Average Rating is available*

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My wife has been in Forth Bay since 11th March 2015, so really quite a short time. However she seems to have settled well in the Dementia Unit. The staff are excellent and the unit is clean and secure. A slight criticism would be the limited activities - I've not seen much more than music and dancing, but then of course I am not there for all the time. Fortunately my wife loves music.

How likely would you be to recommend Forth Bay Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Recommended to recover from operation.

No Average Rating is available*

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mum, Helen McEwan, was a resident at Forth Bay from September 2009 until April 2015 when she passed away. During her years there she was well cared for and loved by all the staff.They had activities and outings for the residents regularly which mum enjoyed until her health declined. I did not worry about her well being when I would leave to return to the US . Also I was always made welcome when I would visit mum twice a year for a few weeks. All of the staff were very nice. I had contact with the home while in the States and they always contacted me when necessary. I would recommend Forth Bay as a very caring home for your loved ones to be taken care of.

How likely would you be to recommend Forth Bay Nursing 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Fiona Day

Job Title: Registered Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

As Manager of Forth Bay, Fiona leads her professional staff team in providing the highest level of residential and nursing care and support for those living at the home.

Fiona joined Forth Bay as a newly qualified Staff Nurse in 2001 and has since taken on a number of senior roles including Charge Nurse in 2003 and Deputy Manager in 2006. It is this in-depth knowledge of the home that has equipped Fiona well for the role of Home Manager, where she will be working hard to ensure that those in her care lead happy and fulfilling lives, whilst maintaining choice over the care and support they receive.

‘I strive to give our residents the care and lifestyle they wish to have and endeavour to involve them in every aspect of their care.’

As well as spending time with residents and making sure that they are comfortable, safe and happy, Fiona sees it as an important part of her role to act as a mentor to her team. She firmly believes that a happy, fulfilled and motivated staff team will be in a better position to consistently deliver a high standard of care.

Away from work, Fiona enjoys a range of hobbies including arts and crafts and having lived in the region for over 30 years, she loves nothing more than taking in the picturesque local scenery whilst walking her beloved dog.

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