17/19 Park Avenue, Watford WD18 7HR
Amberside is a caring residential home for the elderly in Watford. The home is set on a quiet street within easy reach of the town centre.
With just 19 rooms, all ensuite, Amberside has a truly homely feel. A total refurbishment of the home was completed in January 2018 to a very high standard. Careful thought has gone into every aspect of the home to help residents enjoy their independence for as long as possible. The utmost comfort and quality of care is assured by the friendly, experienced team.
There is a strong emphasis on making sure mealtimes are pleasing and nutritious. The talented chef uses locally sourced fresh produce to prepare meals and treats in-house.
The home offers a range of popular activities catering for individual interests as well as group activities. This includes film shows, art and crafts, a book club and fitness therapy. Regular local outings are organised to the local pub for lunch, Cassiobury Park (weather permitting!) and to the theatre for live shows.
Family are welcome to join in, whether for lunch or activities, while care workers are experienced in assisting with many challenging health and mobility issues.
Please call to arrange a viewing or just pop in.
Group: 3A Care (London) Ltd
Person in charge: Maggie Veeren (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 21 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Huntington's Disease • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Admission Information: Abusive, Wandering. Ages 65+.
Single Rooms: 21
Rooms with ensuite WC: 21
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £650 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Amberside Care Home 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 • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Easily accessible within 5-10 minutes drive from both the M1 (Junction 5) and M25 (Junction 19)
The home welcomes visitors at any time.
Off street parking available for visitors.
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Amberside Care Home: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Amberside Care Home 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Amberside Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 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 4.667 for Amberside Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.667
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:
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.
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.
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 3.238 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Amberside Care Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 4.2 positive Reviews (21 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 4.2 Target = 0.238
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Amberside Care Home has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.905) from 1 Reviews
Review submitted from a Postal Card by M B (Daughter of Resident) on Friday 11 May 2018. Relates to April 2018.
Amberside is a small home with a feeling of homeliness. No one gets overlooked or forgotten. All staff consider each resident as an individual with their own personal needs always considered.
How likely would you be to recommend Amberside Care Home? Extremely Likely
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Amberside Care Home