Villa Scalabrini, Radlett, Hertfordshire
Villa Scalabrini, Radlett, Hertfordshire
Villa Scalabrini, Radlett, Hertfordshire

Villa Scalabrini is a residential home open to people of all backgrounds. Initially, it was established to provide care mainly for elderly Italian people and right from the beginning the Italian community has given its full support to the project.

Villa Scalabrini was opened in July 1986 and since then it has undergone a complete makeover. Villa Scalabrini is a large detached building in approximately 25 acres of grounds, much of which is accessible to service users through attractive walkways, patios and gardens.

There is an internal chapel and an external "grotto" which is located in the vast gardens. Due to its special status, Villa Scalabrini though being a residential home, is given permission by the Commission for Social Care to cater for the needs of people living with dementia in a person-centered way.

The home is open to all those who seek an enjoying retirement environment and choose to make Villa Scalabrini their permanent home.

The dementia friendly area (including a dementia-friendly garden) has been designed and adapted to the specific needs of the individuals so as to offer them as much independence and stimulation as possible. The specific decoration aims at helping people maintain their independence and dignity.

Daycare is also provided for the individuals still living independently, providing them care and companionship throughout the day, and clients may also spend time at Villa Scalabrini during the day and still go back home for the night.

Villa Scalabrini offers care services that help recovery and to rebuild independence following surgery interventions or illnesses.

There is also a function hall hire. The Barn is a facility available to the Villa Scalabrini residential home. You may support Villa Scalabrini by using The Barn for: Meetings, Training Classes, Conferences, Birthday Parties and more (Please contact for details).

Owner: Villa Scalabrini Trustees

Person in charge: Angela Onofri (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 53 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak

Single Rooms: 47

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 50

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other 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 Villa Scalabrini: click here

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

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Reviews

9 Villa Scalabrini has a Review Score of 9 (9.044)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Villa Scalabrini is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Villa Scalabrini in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 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 4.917 for Villa Scalabrini is calculated as follows: ( (55 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 4.127 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Villa Scalabrini is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 10.6 positive Reviews (53 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 10.6 Target = 0.377

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Villa Scalabrini?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Villa Scalabrini

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Granddaughter of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1

Mum was very happy here. She told us that they were all very kind. The food was excellent, cleanliness excellent. It was like belonging to a large family.
Mum passed away in September. They could not have been kinder. She was in hospital for a few days before she died and management went to see her. Mums passing has been so much easier knowing that she was happy in the home.

How likely would you be to recommend Villa Scalabrini? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The care and attention given to my aunt is excellent. She has been in the home for five years. Staff are very friendly and approachable and all her care needs are met.
There are plenty of activities to keep my aunt stimulated.
I highly recommend this home.

How likely would you be to recommend Villa Scalabrini? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

From February 2009 until November 2016 my Mother always received the care she needed. Carers spend much time interacting with residents. Group activities help generate a more stimulating environment. Considerable resources were invested in upgrading the internal and external environment, especially for residents with dementia. The home was always clean. Visitors are always welcome, subject to safety and security. Family members are encouraged to raise any concerns and suggestions with the home’s management.

There was an ongoing programme of staff development, including dementia care. Throughout Mother’s stay the caring attitude of staff was impressive. The home has a low staff turnover rate and many staff were present during Mother’s stay.
During her final days, Mother was treated with the utmost sensitivity. The staff showed care, respect and compassion which helped family members achieve closure.

How likely would you be to recommend Villa Scalabrini? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Gentil Goncalves, Assistant Director at Villa Scalabrini responded to this review on 16 Mar 2017:

It's very encouraging to know that people such as relatives and friends of our service users appreciate the work we do. This boosts our morale and propels us to do even better.
Thank you

Excellent residential home. My father was admitted this January and the standard of resident care is excellent. Cleanliness is outstanding and the food superb. The rooms are nice and always fresh. My father is treated so well. I am extremely pleased and feel totally at ease that he is constantly being well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Villa Scalabrini? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

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

My nonna has been at Villa Scalabrini for a very long time now, and in all the years we have found them to be caring and compassionate towards her and the other tenants we have seen. They have taken excellent care of my nonna and do such a wonderful job of looking after her. I would highly recommend Villa Scalabrini!

How likely would you be to recommend Villa Scalabrini? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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