The Oast Care Home

2 Plains Avenue, Maidstone ME15 7AT

Located in the heart of Maidstone, The Oast Care Home provides high quality, residential care, catering for up to twenty-eight residents. They offer a homely, friendly environment with a stylish home from home feel. The home’s main focus is to provide individual, bespoke care, putting residents and their families first. They offer 24-hour care for long term, short term and respite care.

The Oast’s professional and high quality care in a safe, homely environment means that residents are able to live freely and independently according to their personal choices. The team at The Oast pride themselves on their social activities which are very important to the home. The home’s activities coordinator organises various activities within the home, as well as outings to a number of different venues and professional entertainment at The Oast.

Group: Charing Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Heather Viggers (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 28 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 26

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 15

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Visiting:

The Oast welcomes visitors at anytime, however do ask if visiting after 8pm that visitors please call first.

Parking:

Parking is available

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on The Oast Care Home: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for The Oast 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Oast Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.683 for The Oast Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (42 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.683

  • 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 3.607 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Oast Care Home is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 5.6 positive Reviews (28 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 5.6 Target = 0.357

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.3 The Oast Care Home has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.290) from 5 Reviews


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Oast Care Home?

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

Reviewer Connection to The Oast Care Home

  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1

My father was a resident for the last six months and sadly passed away this weekend. We have nothing but praise for the care which he received in The Oast especially since his return from the hospital. He was quite content there and all the staff were very caring towards him. They have a lovely new conservatory which unfortunately he was too ill to use. The manager and all her staff are really professional and very approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend The Oast Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard

Facilities

Care / Support

Cleanliness

Treated with Dignity

Food & Drink

Staff

Activities

Management

Safety / Security

Rooms

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My Dad had one week's respite care in May 2017. The staff were very warm and welcoming at all times. They ensured he joined in activities which he really enjoyed. His room was light and airy. Dad has vascular dementia and can be very unsettled but he was well looked after and was fine. When we picked him up after his week's stay he said: "I want to leave my case here for next time I come". I think that shows how happy he was at The Oast.

How likely would you be to recommend The Oast Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard

Facilities

Care / Support

Cleanliness

Treated with Dignity

Food & Drink

Staff

Activities

Management

Safety / Security

Rooms

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Since becoming a resident my mother-in-law has improved not only physically but mentally too she seems to enjoy life so much more, there's a contentment and feeling of happiness I've not seen for a long time, she has everything she needs warmth, friends, good food, respect and a warmth of caring that runs deep in all the staff, they give so much to all those at the home. If all homes were run like The Oast old age would hold no fear for anyone, I hold a deep respect for all who work at The Oast.

How likely would you be to recommend The Oast Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard

Facilities

Care / Support

Cleanliness

Treated with Dignity

Food & Drink

Staff

Activities

Management

Safety / Security

Rooms

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The Oast is well managed, and the staff are helpful and friendly. The residents in general seem happy and are well cared for. I would recommend The Oast to anyone, knowing their loved ones would be well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend The Oast Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard

Facilities

Care / Support

Cleanliness

Treated with Dignity

Food & Drink

Staff

Activities

Management

Safety / Security

Rooms

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My Godmother has just passed away after being in The Oast for nearly 3 years. I have to say I would happily go into The Oast when my turn comes. It is, without doubt, the best Care Home in the South East, the Manager and staff are truly caring and compassionate and when my Godmother was dying someone was with her and holding her hand right up to the end. Whenever she wanted something they would go above and beyond to supply it for her and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. Can't praise them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Oast Care Home? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard

Facilities

Care / Support

Cleanliness

Treated with Dignity

Food & Drink

Staff

Activities

Management

Safety / Security

Rooms

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Submit a Review for The Oast Care Home

    • We welcome residents/service users and their family/friends to submit reviews to carehome.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the care home/service)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on carehome.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Bed Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet

Care Home Idol 2016

There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at The Oast Care Home