Meadowside

60 Holden Road, Finchley, London N12 7DY

Meadowside care home is a friendly and relaxing home which offers specialist residential dementia care provided by a passionate, caring and experienced team. The home has multiple communal areas where residents can relax and socialise together including a lovely vintage inspired tea room.

Nestled within a pretty suburban area close to North Finchley High Street, residents are at the heart of a thriving local community.

The beautiful, creative and colourful outdoor space features a large landscaped garden where individuals can relax, do light gardening or simply take time to enjoy the fresh air.

There is also a lovely sensory garden which is ideal for people who are living with dementia. There is a lively and varied activities schedule on offer including exercise, arts and crafts, memory evoking activities and many social events.

Group: The Fremantle Trust

Person in charge: Ali Joolia (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 68 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Private places as well as via London Borough of Barnet. Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 68

Rooms with ensuite WC: 68

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Meadowside: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Meadowside is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Meadowside in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.681 for Meadowside is calculated as follows: ( (132 Excellents x 5) + (57 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.681

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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 maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users 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.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.809 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Meadowside is based on 11 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 13.6 positive Reviews (68 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 13.6 Target = 0.809

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

9.5 Meadowside has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.490) from 16 Reviews


Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Meadowside?

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Reviewer Connection to Meadowside

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Brother of Resident/Service User
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  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
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  • Resident / Service User
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  • Niece of Resident/Service User
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Very pleased with the care my family member received. The home was very clean, calming environment, plenty of activities, good choice of food.
Extremely knowledgeable and caring staff with a special mention to two lady carers.

Thank you to all the staff at Meadowside.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My mother feels safe and among friends. She enjoyed attending the weekly art group (she was an artist) and recently has loved going swimming an activity she used to daily when she lived independently. She out dances other residents when she has the opportunity. The staff are very caring and stayed with her at A & E until we could get there which is one and a half hour drive for us. I am greatly relieved knowing she is happy, safe and well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My 91-year-old mother is at Meadowside they are so very kind to my mother. She is happy, secure and has improved since being at Meadowside. Special thanks to two certain carers who take such good care of mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

As our brother's family, we are extremely pleased with Meadowside care home. It is attractive, welcoming, cheerful and clean. The staff are friendly, capable, caring and seem to take a personal interest in the residents.
My brother is very complimentary toward the facility and staff. He says "it's a very nice hotel ad the staff are wonderful". We, his family, are very relieved and comforted knowing that he is in such good, capable hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My brother's family is extremely pleased with the entire facility at Meadowside. It is located in a very pleasant neighbourhood. The care home is very well maintained but the staff. It is most pleasant for the residents and visitors as well. The staff are outstanding and most caring from the management to the aides.
We could not feel more comfortable about my brother's care, well-being and his new home.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mum is in Meadowside. The atmosphere is lovely, calm, caring and homely. You feel it as soon as you walk in the door. The care mum is getting is excellent she always looks lovely clean and well cared for. The housekeeping team and carers are excellent and you can always talk to them. I feel the communication is very good. I would have no problems to recommend your home and I feel happy that mum is safe and being well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

It is a brilliant home. Very friendly and very caring people work here. 100% the best home ever. I love the staff very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff on the second floor are always lovely. My sister really appreciates them. Not just the carers, but the cleaners too.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My father joined Meadowside Care Home in sudden unexpected circumstances. It could not have been easy for the staff, but they all pulled together and coped brilliantly. They were extremely kind to both my father and me, even giving me a lift to collect his equipment and spare clothes.
Since then they have worked hard to ensure he settles in well feels comfortable and has what he needs in the way he likes. The team leader on his floor deserves a particular mention.
She is outstanding and shows great kindness and understanding.
The atmosphere in my father's flat is very calm, quiet and homely, although there are plenty of activities to join if my father wishes. Our family considers the home is extremely well-managed.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The entire staff are extremely caring and diligent and have looked after my father-in-law so well. Nothing is too much trouble and they are flexible, bespoke and very professional. We are very grateful for everything they are doing for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

As a family, we are all delighted that our relative is now living safely at Meadowside. The staff are lovely including their activity coordinator and the manager is kind and efficient. The ensuite room is perfect except for the lighting. The addition of a dimmer switch would be very helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Beautiful accommodation, good food, great carers and spotlessly clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

All the staff are excellent at all times.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

I find Meadowside a very good care home. It has met all of my needs and the staff are wonderful. Yes it is all I want, my friends and family are very happy for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Meadowside is an excellent care home. The staff are friendly and professional. The carers are very supportive and my mother has been looked after very well. There are lots of activities and social events organised for the residents. I would thoroughly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My aunt has Dementia and has found it difficult to settle but with the kind and helpful staff we can see that she is beginning to enjoy her days here. She has regained her love of food which was a worry when she was at home. She is slowly making friends which was hard for her as she has lived alone for many years and has always been very independent. She is getting used to the daily routine and is happy to see us when we visit, such a change since she joined Meadowside.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadowside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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posted 14 May 2018

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Staff Profiles

Ali

Ali Joolia

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2006

Description:

Ali first joined The Fremantle Trust in 2006 as a carer at our Apthorp Care Centre. He then became Deputy Manager and worked his way up to finally take on the Home Manager post at Sancroft Hall in November 2015, and then moving onto Meadowside in December 2017.

What attracted you to a career in the care sector?

I enjoy caring for people and being able to make a difference in their daily lives – making someone smile and supporting them to live their life as they would like to.

What is your philosophy on care?

Simply being kind to people. There are so many words to describe this, but you can never go wrong if you are being kind.

What gets you out of bed each morning?

It helps that I both love and enjoy the work I do. My personal achievements in life spur me on and where I want to be in the future.

What are you passionate about in your life?

I have a real passion for supporting people with dementia and making a difference, however small or big. Formula 1 and fast cars!

What makes you proud of Meadowside?

Seeing happy residents, enjoying their lives, happy colleagues wanting to make a difference, and a happy environment where everyone is genuinely kind to each other.

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