Ashworth Grange, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Ashworth Grange, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Ashworth Grange, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Ashworth Grange, in Dewsbury specialises in both residential and dementia care for older people.

Run by highly-qualified and experienced carers, care is personalised to the needs of each individual. All of Ashworth Grange's rooms are en-suite and come with telephone point, internet access and mini fridge as standard. Each room is also equipped with a flat screen television, digital TV channels and personal DVD player.

Entertainment and activity programmes catering for a range of hobbies and interests, including a light social programme, are available for residents to participate in. With its own hairdressing salon, delicious home cooked food specially developed for us by a nutritionist. A choice of TV or quiet lounges, a family room for personal gatherings and landscaped gardens, are all available for use during family visits. Ashworth Grange provides a great place to live and visit.

Group: Ideal Carehomes

Person in charge: Paula Whiteley (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 64 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 64

Rooms with ensuite WC: 64

Facilities & Services: Pets by arrangement • Lift • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Ashworth Grange: 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 (9.016)

The user Review Score of 9 for Ashworth Grange is based on 17 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 9.016 is made up of 4.516 Points relating to the ratings and 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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My dad is always very well cared for and the staff and carers are always helpful. I would recommend this care home as it is like a home from home experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? 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

I feel that the care my mother receives at Ashworth to be of a very good standard. Carers are kind, helpful and respectful towards her, and always willing to spend the time to have a chat or make mum a drink. I am kept informed of mums well-being in between visits and find Ashworth to be a first class care home with good food and excellent facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? Extremely LIKELY

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: Good

I find it difficult to give an opinion as there are things I am not fully happy with but in general do not affect my wife's care.
A care home can never be a substitute for home, but I viewed the care home (Ashworth Grange) ad a place I would not mind being myself. As I view a place for my wife as it is a place I would to to and this makes it okay for her.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? Don't know

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Kristyna Hunt, Marketing & PR Exec at Ashworth Grange responded to this review on 01 Feb 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Ashworth Grange. Ideal Carehomes appreciates all feedback about our homes and we are pleased you are happy with the care your wife is receiving. However, if there is anything you would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact the Home Manager at Ashworth Grange in the first instance, or our Customer Service Department at Head Office on 0113 385 3570.

I'm more than happy with the standards of care and accommodation provided to my mother.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? Likely

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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother is well looked after even though I know she is very difficult. The staff are very helpful and keep us informed of any problems. The rooms are well equipped and clean. The food supplied is of a good standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Mum has been at Ashworth Grange since 2012. She is happy, content and joins in with all the activities. She especially enjoys the singers that visit. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who is looking for care home for a relative.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? 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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother was no longer capable of living alone in her own home, even with family members and paid agency care staff visiting her regularly/daily. She was extremely lonely, housebound and at risk (eg. exploitation by callers; burning saucepans).
She didn't want to move into a care home but settled into Ashworth Grange immediately - the manager and other staff were so welcoming and supportive that I could see mum was completely relaxed. There was no sign of panic/anxiety feelings she had experienced in her own home. She thoroughly appreciates the 24/7 care, enjoys the singing and other activities and, of course, the company. Things which had formerly been problematic - eating, drinking, hairdressing, fingernails are all provided in the home. The family now have complete peace of mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mother moved into the home 3 years ago and all times we have found her stay here very good indeed. The carers have been just great with her and looked after her very well. The food has also been very good, she is very picky but always found her something, she could enjoy. Also the management staff have also been so kind. I am sitting here with her now which might be the last time I spend with her as she has not got long to last now. Everyone is so caring and kind to her, cannot thank the staff enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Well looked after by staff. You can talk to staff easy. Management helpful at sorting things out and putting your mind at rest. Ring you and keep you up to date about your relative if they need a doctor of have a problem. You have piece of mind that your relative is looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mum in law has been in this home for 5 months now and appears to have settled in well. I have seen first hand her enjoying the activities and the carers do a good job. Any issues however minor we have had, like shoes going missing have been promptly resolved. Any concerns re health have also been speedily addressed with excellent communication from both the manager and the receptionist. The home appears to be run very efficiently with the residents being well looked after. A nice improvement on her previous home.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashworth Grange? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

A very nice and pleasant environment, staff friendly and approachable. Plenty going on for residents, games, pastimes and entertainment.

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

Friendly, caring staff who treat mother with dignity when administering personal care such toileting. Very friendly and helpful receptionist, who always ensure that things are attended to promptly (e.g. replacing light bulbs) and passes on any messages quickly. Management staff willing to listen and to act upon any issues raised.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Always keep relatives informed.
Clean environment.
Quality of care.
Good menu variety.
Helpful staff.

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

On visiting a friend I was amazed by the quality of this home and the warm welcome. The corner shop and library were great features.

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 dad is very happy here. He gets good well cooked and healthy food. The carers look after him very well. It always looks clean when I come to visit. He has been here four and a half years.

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Amanda

Amanda Richardson

Job Title: Area Director

Description:

Amanda first joined the LNT Group in 2012 as a Registered Manger at one our Ideal Carehomes in the North East offering a safe, caring and welcoming environment for residents and their families. It didn’t take long to recognise Amanda’s caring nature and excellent care practice. After just three years with us, in January 2015 Amanda was promoted to Area Manager. In this role, Amanda used her wealth of experience as a Home Manage to provide support and advice to our team of Care Home Managers and staff.

In September 2015, Amanda once again promoted to the role of Regional Director, taking a strategic lead in the oversight and development of our care homes.

Amanda is a passionate believer in putting activity at the heart of care and creating aspirational lifestyle choices for our residents. She is frequently in the homes meeting residents and their families, supporting the home manager to create a great place to live and overseeing all aspects of compliance. Amanda welcomes any feedback from staff, residents and relatives alike so do not hesitate to drop her a line should you have a question.

Amanda has completed her NVQ levels 3 & 4 her Registered Managers Award and Health & Social Care Assessor Award as well as a Degree in Management Medication System.

Paula

Paula Whiteley

Job Title: Home Manager

Description:

Home Manager Paula Whitely has over 12 years experience within the care of older people, she holds an NVQ level 4 in management and an impressive 6 years specialising in the management of residential care homes.

Paula is extremely passionate in both residential and dementia care for older people and is continuing to expand her knowledge by studying dementia at degree level with York University.

Paula’s main aim now is to lead the team at Ashworth Grange to offer first class care to all of its residents.

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