Forest Home, Halstead, Essex
Forest Home, Halstead, Essex
Forest Home, Halstead, Essex

Forest Home care home is located in Halstead, Essex and offers long and short-term care, respite care, day care and trial visits to older people living in the Essex area.

The home has been providing care since 1994 and has a range of single and shared rooms, some with en-suites to accommodate a range of care needs and requirements.

Forest Home is located in suburban area and is just a short walk from the nearest bus stop, shop, Post Office, doctor's surgery and town centre.

Residents can personalise their rooms by bringing their own furniture if they wish and benefit from flexible meals, daily activities and assistance with hobbies and gardening in the home's garden.

Owner: St Giles Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Sims (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 39 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • No Medical Intervention • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Prader-Willi Syndrome • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Essex County Council, Private. Ages from 65 to 165.

Single Rooms: 33

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 35

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £650 – £750 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £600 – £650 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Forest Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.) (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Forest Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Visiting:

Visit anytime.

Parking:

Large Car Park

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Forest Home: click here

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

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Reviews

7.7 Forest Home has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.684)

The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Forest Home 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Forest Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 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 4.556 for Forest Home is calculated as follows: ( (24 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.556

  • 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 3.128 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Forest Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 7.8 positive Reviews (39 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 7.8 Target = 0.128

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Forest Home?

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

Reviewer Connection to Forest Home

  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Son-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1

The care that has been provided for my Father has been first class. The lovely care workers are so kind and happy to help in every way they can. My Fathers long term stay at Forrest Home has really improved his health and fitness. The meals are excellent and they can choose to eat in the restaurant or have their meals brought to the room. Nothing is to much trouble for any of the team.
Many thanks again.

How likely would you be to recommend Forest Home? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Michelle Sims, Manager at Forest Home responded to this review on 07 Apr 2017:

Thank you Andrew.

Son-in-law of resident for respite, due to wife in hospital for replacement of hip. The care my father in law received was 1st class, right from the manager to the tea lady who always offers us a cup of coffee. Nothing was too much trouble to help my father in law's stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Shame father in law had to leave. Again can not thank staff enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Forest Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

michelle sims, manager at Forest Home responded to this review on 12 Oct 2016:

Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure to look after your dad.

It was a difficult job to find where to put my Father for care while my Mother had an operation, I am pleased to say Forest in Sible Hedingham looked after him very well.
He was very happy with the spacious and clean room he had. He also was very happy with the home cooked food (especially the fish pie). I was very happy that he settled in (I expected him to be a bit stroppy) but more importantly the care and kindness shown to all the residents, the staff were always very happy and more importantly they smile! So a big thank you I know if he needs a break again I know where to go and also my Mother in Law will need full time care soon.

How likely would you be to recommend Forest Home? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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