Blair Park, Sittingbourne, Kent
Blair Park, Sittingbourne, Kent
Blair Park, Sittingbourne, Kent

Blair Park, located in Milton Regis, was formerly used as a doctor's surgery before it was sympathetically converted into a care home for older people.

The home provides residential care, respite and dementia care for up to 43 residents and are able to accommodate funded as well as private clients.

Blair Park has an extensive variation of accommodation from a standard bedroom to a large en-suite bedroom, as well as large double rooms for married couples.

The home benefits from a lovely, bright conservatory which overlooks the back gardens and a spacious dining room where meals are an important social aspect.

Professional bodies across a variety of areas visit the home, including the district nurse and chiropodist. A hairdresser also makes use of the well equipped salon to meet individual needs on a regular basis.

Group: Charing Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Sarah McKelvie (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 47 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Registered for 24 EMI, 21 Residential. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 39

Shared Rooms: 4

Rooms with ensuite WC: 8

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £515 – £850 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Blair Park to find out the exact price for your requirements.) (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Blair Park to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Visiting:

Blair Park welcomes visitors at anytime, however we do ask if visiting after 8pm you call first and if possible to avoid meal times.

Parking:

Parking is available in the car park and street.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Blair Park: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Blair Park has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.591)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Blair Park is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Blair Park in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 11 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 4.591 for Blair Park is calculated as follows: ( (85 Excellents x 5) + (40 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.591

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Blair Park is based on 11 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 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Blair Park?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Blair Park

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    8
  • Aunt of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    1

I was so anxious about Mum going into care but from day one, the manager and staff have helped me to come to terms with the fact I couldn't cope any longer with Mums needs.
The home is a proper home, the staff are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.
Mum is happy with company all day and care overnight, the food looks very nice and the clients are happy. That's all I wanted, my mum to be cared for and happy after a life devoted to others.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do and if I need care in the future I hope you're there for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? 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

We feel very satisfied with the care and attention my mother receives from the home and the friendliness of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since my mother went into Blair Park all the family have been impressed with the care she has received. We are particularly impressed with the level of care given by all the staff. We are impressed with the staff involving the residents in many activities. Our queries and questions are always attended to and acted on where needed. The family feel totally confident that Blair Park will look after mother to a high standard which is such a comfort to us all. Mother likes her room, the food, activities and above all, the staff.
We have recommended Blair Park to others and will continue to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Cem Osman, PA to HV at Blair Park responded to this review on 14 Jul 2017:

Rooms: Bedrooms are predominantly single, some en-suite. We have a only a few shared to accommodate married couples, sisters or indeed those that choose to have company. Clients are encouraged to personalise their rooms with their families support. All rooms have nice furniture and bright curtains, tv's if they choose as well.

Facilities: We have a lovely open plan ground floor socialising area which consists of 2 large lounges both with televisions and music facilities. Very bright and spacious. There is a large open plan dining room between these 2 lounges and the communal areas gives a spacious feel through out allowing our clients to walk around independently. Plenty of toilet and wet room facilities. We have a large enclosed back garden and a smaller courtyard garden off one of our lounges. This is a popular area for having afternoon teas and ice creams and often activities outside in the fresh air for those that choose to participate. We have 2 activities coordinators that undertake activities of various options.

Cleanliness: We have a full crew of house keeping team on every day. They undertake cleaning every day and have weekly and monthly deep cleans to all areas. the home audits regularly as well to ensure all clean and to the standard we expect from our staff for a nice clean environment.

Value for money: The clients are asked in residents circle meetings and on one to ones about their thoughts with regards to meals, living environment, activities.

Before Mum needed more care than I could give, I had a bad image of care homes in my head. Then I learnt what a good care home is like. Blair Park gave mum the care and attention all of us need. She was happy there and for that, I am so grateful. The staff treat the residents with respect. The atmosphere is one of happiness and comfort. The staff are cheerful and ensure that everyone is cared for properly. I could not have found a better place for Mum to end her days.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? 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 staff at this care home are always welcoming and approachable. They always have time for the residents and chat to them by name. The residents here enjoy the activities that are set out for them and there is generally plenty going on but obviously, there is down time too.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? 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

Whenever I have visited staff have been very welcoming. My aunt is clean and tidy sitting in her favourite place if this is what she wants. Drinks food and snacks are given regularly and offered to residents. This includes fruit and sweets as a treat between meals. They provide activities weekly. Also, a hairdresser and chiropodist visit regularly. They also have visiting singers- musicians- acts over the year. There is a garden area and patio area used in good weather and also used for activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

After researching other local facilities with both my parents they decided to apply to Blair Park. Since arriving they have both been cared for extremely well. They have a lovely double room which is always very clean and warm. All the staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I feel my parents have been very lucky to have a place at Blair Park as it's now become a place they call home.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are very good. Residents are kept active where possible with regular things on to keep them entertained using music and singing, professional entertainers used regularly. Ladies have their hair and nails done and males are kept smart with hair and nails kept neat - a very important thing to me. Relatives are encouraged to visit and get involved with everything. A very happy home.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has been at Blair Park for seven months. I have been very impressed with the care mum receives. The staff (all) are very kind and caring including the managers. The residents are treated with dignity and respect, all look very clean in their appearance. The food and choice looks appetising and they get extras of bananas, choc bars in the afternoons. There is regular entertainment, nails painted, bingo etc. The home is always warm, clean, also toilets. My mother commented that staff were very kind, They also pay good attention to their needs. We feel confident we have chosen the right care home which gives us peace of mind and would recommend it to friends and neighbours.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are always caring and friendly to both myself and the residents. Whenever I visit the atmosphere is always joyful with staff interacting with residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I found the home to feel a warm and friendly place, the staff of all ages keen to please and very helpful. I have recommended it to all the people looking for a safe place for their loved ones.

How likely would you be to recommend Blair Park? 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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