Oaklands Care Home

Forest Glade, Dunton Hills, Laindon, Basildon SS16 6SX

Situated within a residential area of Laindon, on the outskirts of Basildon, Oaklands is a purpose-built welcoming care home offering residential and respite care.

Accommodation includes a choice of comfortable lounge areas with specially designed furnishings and well-equipped bedrooms, some of which offer views across the garden.

Chefs take time to get to know the individual tastes of residents and prepare a choice of fresh home cooked, nutritional meals which can cater for any dietary and cultural requirement.

Everything the experienced and dedicated managers and staff do at Oaklands is always centred around kindness.

Group: HC-One

Person in charge: Juliana Inegbese (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 55 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 55

Rooms with ensuite WC: 55

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • 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 Oaklands Care Home: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Oaklands Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Oaklands Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 9 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 4.35 for Oaklands Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (63 Excellents x 5) + (67 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 143 Ratings = 4.35

  • 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 4.818 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Oaklands Care Home is based on 9 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 11 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 11 Target = 0.818

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

9.2 Oaklands Care Home has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.168) from 12 Reviews


Average Ratings

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  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Oaklands Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Oaklands Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    7
  • Cousin of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Mother of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
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My mother was treated with care and respect, the staff have always been attentive and gentle. Her hair and fingernails were kept clean and she regularly had her nails painted. My mother was encouraged to join in the activities and loved singing to her favourite tunes. She loved the church services too. There is always plenty to eat and drink.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Lovely carers. Mum is always content, clean and wearing her own (clean) clothes. Her weight is stable so she must be eating enough! The home always smells fresh and is clean and warm.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very friendly and clean. very quiet but many activities to do. The rooms are very clean and are very well decorated. The staff are very friendly and polite and very helpful. It smells very nice and a good environment to be in.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Overall I am very happy with the care at the home.
I know some residents like their doors closed but it does concern me.
My mum sometimes likes her door closed.
When I visit on a day like this and sit there for 2 hours or so and not one person knocked on the door to see if she was OK.
Each resident needs to be allocated a carer and this should be their responsibility to check on their residents.
They may have fallen or anything behind a closed door.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

HC-One, Careline Team at Oaklands Care Home responded to this review on 17 Aug 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We really value the feedback provided by those who use our services.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for your experience on the day, however, all residents are allocated care assistant on shift and those that require close observation during the day are monitored and recorded.
Where the residents are deemed to have capacity, we respect their choices and decisions they make, however where this may pose a risk this will clearly be explained to the individual and measures put in place.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further explanation.

My father stayed at Oaklands as a private resident for approximately 5 weeks. The manager was extremely kind, considerate and professional and did all she could to make my father and the rest of the family welcomed. Two carers, in particular, provided most of the daily care, with one bonding particularly well. All the personal interactions I personally experienced were faultless.
I believe that the manager and her team are doing a super job to turn Oaklands around.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Improved since new manager and deputy have been there since May 2017. My dad has been given the attention and management he needs. Staff are more aware of his needs (despite living there since January 2015). Dad is very happy and more settled too.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.2 out of 5

The management and staff are all very helpful and friendly - excellent.

My cousin is very safe in Oaklands now rather than being in her council flat.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Satisfied with all aspects of care here.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Senior staff have recently been changed and the result of this is that great improvements have been made. There are regular relative meetings at which we can bring up any issues we have, care plans are now regularly updated and communication generally is better. The staff are very friendly and approachable, treating residents patiently and respecting their dignity.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

I have always found the home welcoming and friendly. They look after mum very well. She has improved in many ways, health, weight, socialising. They have taken a great weight off of my mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My husband has become a resident of this care home very recently (in this month) he is in his last stages of Alzheimers and was welcomed with great kindness and caring. He is kept warm and comfortable with plenty to eat. The staff have understood his illness and treat him in a way that keeps him calm and happy. They are happy to welcome me at any time that I visit. I think that my husband and I both feel as though we are amongst friends and I can talk through any concerns that I have with ease. There is a willingness to include me when making sure that he is taken care of very well. His bedroom is lovely. In fact the whole of the care home is wonderful and I can find nothing bad to say.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff were extremely helpful and caring on a day where my mother-in-law had to be taken by ambulance to hospital for a check up. An ambulance had to be arranged and my mother-in-law had to be dressed and prepared ready for this visit, thus eliminating stress and anxiety on this elderly resident. I have found the above experience is very indicative of the way the care home is run on a daily basis, i.e very caring, considerate and efficient in all aspects.

How likely would you be to recommend Oaklands Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 08 May 2018

Please contact us for information regarding our bed availability

Awards / Recognitions

February 2018

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2018

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Thursday 01 Feb 2018

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April 2017

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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February 2016

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2016

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Monday 15 Feb 2016

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Staff Profiles

Julie

Julie Inegbese

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Julie is a registered manager with a wide range of experience in providing
care and support for older people to enrich their lives. She is a strong and
committed leader who is passionate about delivering the highest possible
standards in care and quality of life for Residents.

Julie joined Oaklands Care Home, Essex as Home Manager as she shares
HC-One’s vision in aiming to provide the kindest care for each and every Resident.
She uses her experience to motivate her team to deliver care and support
to Residents in a way that means they gain the most benefit, in a warm and
welcoming home.

She also works hard to arrange events and activities with nearby schools,
churches and day centres and is always keen to include the local community in
life at Oaklands, Essex.

When asked what she enjoys most about her role, Julie said:
“I enjoy making a difference to the lives of my Residents and providing my staff
with the right support they need to meet the needs of the Residents”.

Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.
If you would like to find out more information about Oaklands Care Home,
Juliana has an ‘Open Door Policy’ and would be pleased to welcome you for an
informal chat.

Care Home Idol 2016

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