Home Meadow, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Home Meadow, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Home Meadow, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Home Meadow is located in Toft, a quiet village in West Cambridgeshire and has views across the countryside. The home offers a relaxing and peaceful environment, with many rooms having views over the grounds and beyond. The gardens are stocked with trees, shrubs, roses and bedding plants that provide year-round colour and interest, whilst large windows flood the rooms with light. There are also secluded courtyard gardens that provide a quiet sun-trap where residents can sit sheltered from the wind and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

This warm, bright and welcoming home offers both residential care and a day care centre. The home comprises four attractive wings, namely Snowdrop, Primrose, Fuchsia, and Bluebell. Each wing has its own lounge and dining area as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities. Bedrooms are spacious, well-furnished and decorated to a high standard and residents are encouraged to bring items of their own furniture and possessions to complement those already provided, and to make their room feel personal and individual.

Care staff are trained to the highest standards and chosen not only for their skills, but also for their warmth, friendliness and caring attitude. Staff are available constantly to provide professional care that respects the rights and dignity of the individual.

Residents are regularly assessed to ensure their needs are met. Appointments can be made with a visiting optician, dentist, and chiropodist. Home Meadow also has an in-house hairdressing salon that provides all the usual services plus manicures and hand massages.

Catering staff provide delicious meals and snacks throughout the day and special diets can be catered for.

Group: Healthcare Homes Group Ltd

Person in charge: Paul Fletcher (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 49 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

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

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 49

Rooms with ensuite WC: 17

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £600 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Home Meadow to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

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

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Reviews

9.4 Home Meadow has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.422)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Home Meadow is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Home Meadow in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 6 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 4.81 for Home Meadow is calculated as follows: ( (180 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 216 Ratings = 4.81

  • 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 4.612 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Home Meadow is based on 6 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 9.8 positive Reviews (49 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 9.8 Target = 0.612

  • 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
    16
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Home Meadow?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    18
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Home Meadow

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    6
  • Resident / Service User
    4
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

The home in general and all the staff care for us all. They are always ready to help any time of the day. If you are feeling down they will always find something to cheer you up. This is any time of the day or night. Help and care is always available. Not a thing is too much trouble for the staff, they will always help any time of the day or night. For this I will always thank them. Thank you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

Mum became a resident at the home in 2016. The manager was there to greet us and welcome us. Mum was helped and made to feel extremely comfortable by the staff who all came in to introduce themselves. The staff became special to Mum as their care and love were brilliant. It made Mum's days very happy. The respect and dignity shown by all in the last few days were especially thoughtful and professional, taking every consideration for Mum, giving her dignity to the end.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

A very inviting and friendly home. Kind and caring staff. Good level of activities. My mum likes it second to being at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

Happy with the home and care my mother-in-law receives. She seems to enjoy the activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

Good caring staff. Clean, warm environment, good food, plenty of activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Home Meadow is a rural care home in very pleasant surroundings. The Home is comfortable and welcoming. The staff are extremely caring and relatives are always given access and kept informed. There are regular activities, including visits by pupils at a local school and a play group which meets at the Home every week. Food is freshly cooked on the premises and cakes are made for afternoon snacks. Staff work long hours but remain dedicated and cheerful.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother moved into 'Home Meadow' for a month after being discharged from hospital following a fall in which she broke her arm. My mother had been living in her own home for 50 years, but she was so poorly when she came out of hospital we, the family, wanted her nearer Cambridge, hence Home Meadow in Toft, as this was the easier for us to visit. However, her recovery at Home Meadow was so good that after a month she moved nearer to her home, so she is now close to her friends as well as her family. All the staff at Home Meadow from the Managers to the Carers to the Cleaners are warm, kind, helpful and endlessly patient. It's a very pleasant home in a pretty environment. There is an Activities Manager who organises all the activities; there is a visiting hairdresser, chiropodist and district nurse all of whom tended to our mum. And the food was excellent - my mum gained so much weight in during her time there. My overriding memory will be the kindness and compassion of the staff- they do an amazing job and I am eternally grateful to them for that.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

I would say that I am very pleased with the level of care my mother receives at Home Meadow. All the staff are excellent but I would like to make a special mention to the Activities Coordinator, who keeps them all entertained and arranges weekly singalong sessions and other seasonal activities. The home is clean and there is a pleasant atmosphere. They can arrange things like hair dressing (mum has hers done once a week). All in all I am very pleased with Home Meadow.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

My mother has been very well looked after during her time at Home Meadow. She loves having a bath and enjoys all the entertainment.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I'm happy with the home, everyone is very caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

I'm very happy with the home, all the staff are wonderful, especially the activities man, he is a very jolly and happy man, and is always willing to help. The meals are very good, and I feel very safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

Although we have not had a review yet, and dad has been unsettled the staff and management have been so kind, caring and reassuring to us as a family during this difficult time. The care staff keep us updated all the time either over the telephone or face to face when we visit. We feel dad is getting great care here.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has been a resident at Home Meadow since August 2015, for the first couple of months she was not participating and was obviously not particularly happy. However with the care and compassion of the staff she is now a completely different person. It was wonderful today to see her singing along with the staff, laughing and clapping and really enjoying herself. Her appetite has improved and she is looking so well. This is all down to the staff!

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Very pleased we picked Home Meadow for dad. Staff and management are very kind and polite. Activity chap fantastic lots going on and food is of a very high standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

Very good carers, food is of a high quality, very nutritional. Great activities. Would highly recommend and I will be back for another "stay" soon. Thank you to all at Home Meadow.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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

- Caring
- Flexible
- Approachable
- Friendly and helpful
- Informative
I would have liked to have seen more activities for dementia residents.
There may well have been some engaging and stimulating activities on days when we were not visiting.
Excellent meals and snacks provided.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My husband admitted for care in mid August suffering from vascular dementia. After eight weeks of a happy residing he developed night time anxiety, needing one to one care. During the following four weeks of similar behaviour,n the staff and management were full of support in every way possible and he was moved to a nursing home. The support of the staff and management for the family also was of the highest quality. Thank you to all of them.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? 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 activities organiser goes the extra mile. Organising tea parties etc.
Food is always nice and plenty of it, with cakes mid afternoon, and tea and coffee readily available.
Residents are clean - the home is clean and fresh.
Outings and trips every Wednesday.
Chaplain/Church available for those who wish. Family and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Meadow? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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April 2017

November 2016

Dementia Care Personality finalist 2016

Recipient: Home Meadow

Date: Thursday 03 Nov 2016

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