Bramble House, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Bramble House, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Bramble House, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Bramble House is a specialist dementia care home, carrying out person-centred care packages based on independent living and an active lifestyle, within a modern and homely accommodation.

Combining quality care with excellent support and advice for individuals and their families, the service hopes to have a positive impact upon all those affected by dementia, as well as effectively safeguarding residents from any health and security issues.

An innovative approach to dementia care includes group living and themed areas, colour coding and memory boxes, while the home also boasts pleasant surroundings and strong links with related health professionals.

Bramble House offers long term placements, respite care and also day care for indivduals with dementia.

Owner: Forestglade Ltd

Person in charge: Michael James (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 29 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 29

Rooms with ensuite WC: 14

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Bramble House: click here

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

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Reviews

8.9 Bramble House has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.850)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Bramble House 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bramble House in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 3 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 4.833 for Bramble House is calculated as follows: ( (30 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 4.017 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bramble House is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 5.8 positive Reviews (29 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 5.8 Target = 0.517

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bramble House?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bramble House

  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1

Most caring. Will listen to problems and will help solve them. A few points I have issues with are acted upon, like cutting up lunches etc and using a spoon to help with feeding.
My husband has settled in very well and gets on well with the staff and enjoys the entertainments. I now have peace of mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Mike James, Registered Manager at Bramble House responded to this review on 08 May 2017:

Thank you for your comments, I will share with staff team.

My husband was a resident in Bramble House from 4/1/16 until his death on the 5/2/17.
We cannot praise Bramble House enough for the care, attention and love he received there. I could not fault it and would not hesitate to recommend it as a wonderful caring home. The staff were outstanding, happy, caring and so friendly to the residents and visitors alike. So thankful we found Bramble House.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble House? 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

Michael James, Registered Manager at Bramble House responded to this review on 19 Apr 2017:

Thank you kindly for review, I will pass this over to the care team.

My review may be described by some as "Over the top" but my mother is more than content with the general surroundings and with her personal bedroom - which leads me to say to all the staff at Bramble, many many thanks!

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble House? 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

Michael James, Registered Manager at Bramble House responded to this review on 19 Apr 2017:

Thank you kindly for your review, I will pass this over to the staff team.

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