Romans Care Home, Brighton, West Sussex
Romans Care Home, Brighton, West Sussex
Romans Care Home, Brighton, West Sussex

Romans has been a care home since 1957 and has 27 beds.

It was previously run by West Sussex Housing Society, and became part of Keychange in 2011.

Built in the 1930s, Romans was subsequently extended in the 1970s to provide the current facilities. In the 1990s the dining area was extended and subsequently incremental refurbishment has taken place.

Romans is situated in a quiet conservation area of Southwick. There are gardens at the front of the building and these are lined with mature trees, most of which enjoy protected status. The gardens are well-maintained with lawns and flower beds.

Southwick lies close to the estuary of the River Adur and has its own post-Second World War charm as a holiday resort.

Group: Keychange Care

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 30 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 30

Rooms with ensuite WC: 6

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £594 – £669 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Romans Care Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • 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

Parking:

Small car park and on road parking available.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Romans Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

2 Bed Vacancies

posted 20 Oct 2017

One room on the ground floor and one room on the first floor are available
Room rates will be discussed on viewing

Reviews

8.1 Romans Care Home has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.095)

The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for Romans Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Romans 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.

  • 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 4.512 for Romans Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (44 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.512

  • 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 3.583 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Romans 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 6 positive Reviews (30 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 6 Target = 0.333

  • 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
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Romans Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Romans Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Cousin of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Resident / Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1

My mother-in-law moved here in 2013 aged 103. Her care etc was just outstanding and she lived here up to October 2016, passing away aged 105. Due to the excellent care and due to health reasons, I had no hesitation in residing here myself and have been here since 1 May 2017 permanently.

How likely would you be to recommend Romans Care Home? 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 visited Romans initially on my own and was very pleased with what I viewed, so took my mother back for a viewing. We were greeted warmly and all the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. My mother has been at Roman's now for 6 weeks and loves it here. She has a much better quality of life now as she has made lots of friends already and has settled really well, which makes me very happy to know she is being cared for so well. I would definitely recommend Romans for anyone looking for a placement for a loved one.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very caring staff. Nice room with space. The staff spend time chatting to my Mum. A good hairdresser visits. Could be a few more activities for the more able residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Romans Care Home? Extremely 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: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

V.Farmer, Registered Manager. at Romans Care Home responded to this review on 07 Nov 2016:

Thank you for reviewing our home and posting your comments.We have so many activities that there is something every morning and nearly every afternoon except at weekends when this is predominantly at families request. Each resident receives an activities calendar at the beginning of every month listing the activities that will be provided including paid entertainment and visits to the local cafe.We are always happy to provide a copy for families via email if required. Updates can also be found on the dining room door and events and outings are always discussed at our every other month Residents and Family Meetings. We would welcome any suggestions that you would like to make.

Father originally stayed at Romans Care Home for respite care in July 2014 after an operation. He returned in November 2015 for permanent care following failing health and another stroke. Romans Care Home is a lovely home from home and it feels like it once you enter the house with its warm and friendly atmosphere. The large lounge dining room and conservatory areas are bright and welcoming and the house is surrounded by beautiful gardens on all sides. The staff team are wonderful, carrying out at times demanding and difficult tasks with professional care and kindness.
Management keep in touch with us whenever any issues arise regarding father's health and care and we are always informed of any GP visits or other professional fathers needs, at times, can be many but we know he is well cared for by a great team of staff and for that we are very grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend Romans Care Home? 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

The facilities at The Romans are very good and the staff are very helpful. The only concern my mother seems to have is the length of time it sometimes takes to answer the call bell.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Vanessa Farmer, Registered Manager. at Romans Care Home responded to this review on 17 Aug 2016:

Thank you for submitting this review.Our call bell system has a monitoring and recording facility tellings us how long we take to answer bells and how long we spend with each person who lives here.It also records the date, time and frequency of all calls. The data is regularly reviewed and I am pleased to say that calls are usually answered in a matter of minutes, in fact the staff take great pride in this.The only time when it is longer is because staff are dealing with an emergency, which takes priority.

Mum has been well looked after since moving to the Romans last year following a lengthy stay in hospital. She has moved from ground to second floor where it is much quieter. Although she had developed a mild fear of lifts (having been stuck in one a few yeas ago), this has not prevented her using the lift to get down to the lounge/dining area which is great. The staff are always friendly when I visit and seem genuinely caring towards the residents. The care home is very clean and mum's room is cleaned regularly. As mum is quite disabled and has mobility issues she relies on staff to help her get ready in the mornings, although they do encourage her to do as much as he can for herself. If the doctor needs calling they are on to it straight away. I have scored 'food & drink' good, as there have been occasions where the family has observed meals that were not so good e.g prawn cocktail without any salad and other times where it has been excellent e.g. last Sunday's roast!

How likely would you be to recommend Romans Care Home? 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

I have been impressed with the level of care on my visits to Romans. I have always been made to feel very welcome.
I have always found the staff to be helpful, friendly and very professional.
The high standard of communication is very important to me because I do not live nearby and rely on the staff to keep me updated.
All standards of care at Romans is of the highest levels in all areas.

How likely would you be to recommend Romans Care Home? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Mid-size Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: Keychange Care

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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