Ashton Lodge, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Ashton Lodge, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Ashton Lodge, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Ashton Lodge is a semi-purpose built care home situated in the heart of Dunstable providing a wide range of facilities including specialist dementia care, convalescence, palliative and respite care. The home has 50 single and 2 shared bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms.

Providing a comfortable and relaxing interior and pleasant gardens complete with a fish pond, Ashton Lodge provides an ideal place in which residents and visitors can enjoy a high quality of care in a safe and secure environment.

Carers pride themselves on their approach to person-centred care and independent living, supporting residents as much as possible.

Ashton Lodge is easily accessed by public transport and has a private car park, and being centrally located, provides easy access to extra services, when required, such as dentists, pharmacies and local shops.

Group: Holdcare Ltd

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 54 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • No Medical Intervention • Old Age • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Asperger Syndrome • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Parkinson's Disease • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 45+.

Single Rooms: 52

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 51

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £500 – £600 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £475 – £600 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Ashton Lodge to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Independent Living Training • Sheltered Housing • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Ashton Lodge: click here

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

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Reviews

8.4 Ashton Lodge has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.375)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Ashton Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.2 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Ashton Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 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 4.255 for Ashton Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (40 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 94 Ratings = 4.255

  • 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 4.12 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Ashton Lodge is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target = 0.370

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Ashton Lodge?

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

Reviewer Connection to Ashton Lodge

  • Son of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Granddaughter of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Resident / Service User
    1

I put my husband in the care home about 22 months ago. I was upset at having to do this but was extremely pleased how easy the carers made the whole thing. Since the first meeting with the carers, I have not been disappointed at all. They are so caring and kind. Nothing is too much trouble. My husband is happy and well cared for by these lovely carers.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashton Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My father's stay at Ashton Lodge was brief in comparison to most, but the care and treated he received from all the staff was fantastic. He was comfortable and happy there. Every day we visited the staff would greet is warmly and always accommodated any requests and answered any questions we had.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashton Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

My husband was admitted with vascular dementia as an emergency over Easter and died in early June 2017. During his stay, the care and love was superb. He was difficult with the staff, aggressive etc at times but always treated with respect and dignity.
I can recommend Ashton Lodge without reservations. The staff are angels on legs and I was always welcome.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashton Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

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: Excellent

Dad was in Ashton Lodge for the last six months of his life. The staff there were generally very good with him, with some in particular really making his stay there dignified and as comfortable as it could be. The building itself is somewhat old and some areas were tired but there was decorative and remedial work taking place during that time. The staff did their best with the facilities they had available to them.
The staff seemed well-trained and has a real affection for the residents which was a comfort.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashton Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Massive improvements in the last one to five years. Staff genuinely care. Management team always communicate well with us as a family. Nan has dementia and staff are trained in Dementia champions which is great. D├ęcor could be better but the home has a nice feel to it.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashton Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff have always been kind and considerate to my mother. Probably like most care homes the staff are generally very busy and could do with more staff. Because of my mothers condition I do feel that sometimes more care could be taken with her hygiene I do feel that things have improved since the home has acquired some staff to make sure that the people in the home have a more varied entertainment outlook.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashton Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Friendly team and the care staff are friendly, approachable. The time and care they show my mother always puts my mind at rest when leaving. The deputy manager is great and I always feel confident in leaving matters in her hands. The home communicates well with me and always inform me of any appointments my mother has. I would recommend Ashton Lodge if anyone was looking for a safe place for their loved one.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashton Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been here for eleven years having come in with my husband who died in the July following. I have been very happy here most of the time, like any where else there are good times and bad times but you can get that at home. There have been times when I thought about changing but it seemed too much trouble, The service here is very good and all the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is very good and plenty of it.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashton Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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