Danesbury Park Road, Welwyn AL6 9SN
Heath Lodge is a sixty-seven place Welwyn care accommodation courtesy of Gold Care Homes, a growing care provider known for a wide range of care expertise and flexible services.
Together with care for the elderly, Heath Lodge can take more extensive personal needs including being skilled enough to offer packages for people suffering from dementia.
A sensory garden is popular amongst residents, with a thorough programme of entertainments and activities adding to the warm and friendly atmosphere.
Group: Gold Care Homes
Person in charge: Obafemi Shoyombo (Home 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 67 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age
Admission Information: Ages 65+.
Single Rooms: 67
Rooms with ensuite WC: 63
Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
20 parking space available
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Heath Lodge: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
3 Bed Vacancies
posted 19 Feb 2018
We have 2 residential ensuite and 3 rooms in residential Dementia Care available.
Heath Lodge has a Review Score of 6.7 (6.727)
The Review Score of 6.7 (maximum of 10) for Heath Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 3.7 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Heath Lodge 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 3.652 for Heath Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (7 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 23 Ratings = 3.652
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 3.075 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Heath Lodge is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 13.4 positive Reviews (67 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 13.4 Target = 0.075
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Wendy (Daughter-in-law of Resident) on Friday 24 November 2017. Relates to October 2017.
My father-in-law was dying, and we needed to move him into a local care home. During our visit to look at Heath Lodge, we specifically asked how much we would be charged in the event of death within a week of admission. We were verbally told by a manager that the total charge would be 7 days’ fees. We moved my father-in-law to Heath Lodge; he passed away after 4 days.
We assumed Gold Care Homes would charge us 7 days’ fees - however, they actually charged us for 18 days (4 days residents’ fees PLUS a 14-day charge in the event of death).
Our mistake: signing their contract upon admission whilst assuming that head office would honour the verbal contract of 7 days’ fees agreed by their company representatives at the ‘sales’ end of their process.
Heath Lodge staff were caring and professional, but I cannot give Gold Care Homes a good review because their head office overrode their manager's promise to us.
How likely would you be to recommend Heath Lodge? Extremely Unlikely
Overall Standard: Satisfactory
Care / Support: Satisfactory
Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory
Food & Drink: Satisfactory
Safety / Security: Satisfactory
Value for Money: Very Poor
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Lynne H (Niece of Resident) on Friday 28 April 2017. Relates to April 2017.
I visited my aunt on April 15th. In all the years she has been a resident I have never seen her so happy and she communicated with me. It was an absolute delight. The team who look after her were amazing - so polite and understanding. I cannot praise you all enough. Thank you. Heath Lodge, I applaud you in bringing this home up to scratch.
How likely would you be to recommend Heath Lodge? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Satisfactory
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Heath Lodge