Quantum Care Ltd, Castleford Close, Borehamwood WD6 4AL
A purpose-built care facility from the Quantum Care portfolio, The Mead is pleasantly-situated in Borehamwood where it takes on the elderly and dementia care needs of a capacity of sixty residents.
This versatile service has made some of its services available for those in need of respite and recovery, where a homely atmosphere is added to by many in-house games and activities that residents enjoy taking part in.
Occupants with dementia get visible benefits from the use of a reminiscence room, as well as having the skills of visiting healthcare professional available, including GPs, opticians and dentists.
Group: Quantum Care Ltd
Person in charge: Kelly Crellin (Home Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 60 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Challenging Behaviour • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Admission Information: Ages 65+.
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Chinese - Cantonese, Afrikaans, Spanish; Castilian, Romanian, Thai
Single Rooms: 60
Rooms with ensuite WC: 60
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £750 – £1100 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact The Mead to find out the exact price for your requirements.)
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Open visiting policy
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on The Mead: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
The Mead has a Review Score of 5.9 (5.906)
The Review Score of 5.9 (maximum of 10) for The Mead is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Mead in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.5 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.364 for The Mead is calculated as follows: ( (4 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 11 Ratings = 4.364
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 1.542 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Mead is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500
Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.083 , then divided by 2 = 0.042
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 Marc S (Grandson of Resident) on Thursday 24 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
My grandmother was there and everybody took excellent care of her needs. They treated her with dignity and respect at all times. I would definitely recommend The Mead to anyone looking for a decent care home.
How likely would you be to recommend The Mead? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Good
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Don't Know
Job Title: Registered Home Manager
Jeannie Crockett has worked within the care sector for over twenty-two years, and as Home Manager at The Mead since 2005.
Jeannie holds the City and Guilds in Care Management, the NVQ level 4 in Care and The Registered Managers Award. Jeannie has also completed the NOCN accredited Level 3 Leadership in Dementia Care.