Church Farm at Skylarks

Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5AS

Church Farm at Skylarks, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Church Farm at Skylarks, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Church Farm at Skylarks, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Church Farm at Skylarks is a community of four houses for people living with dementia. Staff at Church Farm all have specialist dementia training. In total, Church Farm at Skylarks is home for 50 people, all of whom have their own ensuite and enclosed gardens.

Set in beautiful surroundings, adjacent to Skylarks Nature Reserve and next to an animal sanctuary, Church Farm has strong community links with the local area. Its ethos focuses on the person and their individual needs. Each carer works in the same house each day, getting to know the people in their house like family.

There are no uniforms, and for the people living at Church Farm, there is a big emphasis on being occupied and valued. Each house has its own kitchen, which is the heart of the home, where friends chat around the kitchen table, peeling vegetables ready for lunch, or dry the pots, doing things they’ve always done.

Life history is important at Church Farm, getting to know the things that make a difference to a person’s day. Church Farm acknowledges the benefit in making people feel valued and an important member of the community.   Church Farm at Skylarks has exemplary standards of care, with 24-hour nursing care from its own specialist dementia trained nurses, and a 'one GP one home' system, which gives better continuity throughout the home and better person-centred medical care.

Group: Church Farm Nursing Home

Person in charge: Annette Adams (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 50 residents

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Challenging Behaviour

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 50

Rooms with ensuite WC: 50

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Church Farm at Skylarks: click here

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

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Reviews

9.2 Church Farm at Skylarks has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.177)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Church Farm at Skylarks is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Church Farm at Skylarks in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. 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 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.

    The Average Rating of 4.577 for Church Farm at Skylarks is calculated as follows: ( (42 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.577

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered beds. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered beds has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.6 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Church Farm at Skylarks is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered beds ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.600

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Church Farm at Skylarks?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Church Farm at Skylarks

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    1

My dad has been in your care since January 2015 and during all that time he has been cared for in a very professional and caring way. When dad was first admitted there were very trying and difficult times all of which have been overcome thanks to the excellent care provided. Type 3 dementia is a dreadful disease but every single resident is different and each and everyone has to be treated accordingly. My mum and I would just like to give a big thank you to all the carers at Church Farm, which has been a difficult time for all the family.

How likely would you be to recommend Church Farm at Skylarks? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Church Farm at Skylarks is a specialist nursing home for people suffering from dementia. My father has been living there since mid-August. He has settled in well, has gained a little weight and is contented with life. The staff are attentive to his needs and there is always someone available to help. The home environment is visually stimulating and the carers provide a warm and friendly atmosphere. I find the quality of all staff to be very high - all have excellent communication skills and take the trouble to understand my father's needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Church Farm at Skylarks? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

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: Excellent

It's nice and clean and the staff are very caring to the residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Church Farm at Skylarks? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My father has severe dementia and challenging behaviour. I have found all the staff organised, well trained and quite confident in how they approach, encourage and care for him. This has enabled him (and me) to settle, sleep, enjoy his food and participate in the life of the home.
Dad says "they all like me here" which reflects how they talk to him, they are affectionate, humorous and accepting of the residents. The staff teams work well together to create a stable, happy, organised and efficient environment for their charges to live safely with support but also to exercise choice in as much of their life as possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Church Farm at Skylarks? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

No complaints, staff are friendly and helpful. My father seems very settled.

How likely would you be to recommend Church Farm at Skylarks? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Satisfactory

My mum has now been a resident at Skylarks for almost 3 years. We chose this home as it was very different from all the others we visited. Skylarks has a family feel. The decoration is bright and welcoming, and the focus is very much on the individual and their needs. We have found all of the carers to be kind, friendly and endlessly patient. They genuinely care about the residents and have good relationships with them. Although Skylarks is a long way from where we live, we would not want mum to be anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Church Farm at Skylarks? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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