Friars Lodge, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Friars Lodge, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Friars Lodge, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Friars Lodge, in Dunstable, is part of a family-run care home businesses that specialises in residential care for older people with a physical frailty or a diagnosis of dementia.

All care provision is person-centred, concentrating on the needs of the individual, with carers keen to respect personal choice and freedoms.

Families can feel confident that their loved ones have their health and security safeguarded, while enjoying comfortable surroundings.

Group: Janes Care Homes

Person in charge: Lucy Aristidou (Manager)

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 20 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Epilepsy • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Single Rooms: 16

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 5

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £600 , Personal Care Shared (per person) from £504 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Friars Lodge to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

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

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

Bed Vacancies

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Reviews

7.2 Friars Lodge has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.221)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Friars Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Friars Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.3 out of 5 from 1 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 3.971 for Friars Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 35 Ratings = 3.971

  • 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 3.25 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Friars Lodge is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 4 positive Reviews (20 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 4 Target = 0.250

  • 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
    1
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Friars Lodge?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Friars Lodge

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    3

Great team providing wonderful support.
I would not be able to cope without them.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

My one hundred year old mother has lived here for over 5 years. We feel that she has been well looked after throughout that time, including the last year when she has been confined to bed. She herself expresses appreciation for the care she receives. This is a friendly and very caring home where residents are respected as individuals and "difficult" ones are handled well. Staff are helpful and easily available to talk to if I need to raise anything. Thorough recommendation.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My parents have both been in Friars Lodge Care Home. It was great that they could share a room together and be kept together as a couple. The staff have treated them well and I feel assured that they are doing their best to care for them and their individual needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Friars Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Poor

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

February 2014

Top 20 Care Homes East of England 2014

Recipient: Friars Lodge

Date: Saturday 01 Feb 2014

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