65 Prospect Place, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3LJ
Kingsmead is a purpose built care home, providing care for the frail elderly and mentally infirm elderly. The home is situated in a quiet residential area of Swindon and is easy reach of public transport, shops and amenities. There is also easy access to M4 motorway.
Accommodation is mainly single occupancy , although several are large enough for sharing companions. The majority are en-suite and they all have telephone and television points.
Kingsmead has TV lounges and a quiet sitting room. Separate dining rooms, where residents can join the company of others at meal times. A wide range of traditional home cooked food is served using fresh produce. Daily choices are available and special diets can be catered for.
The home is visited on a regular basis by an experienced hair stylist and a qualified chiropodist. A range of complementary therapies can also be arranged.
A varied programme of activities also takes place in the home.
Group: Four Seasons Health Care
Person in charge: Nickki Poole (Home Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Swindon Borough Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Single Rooms: 32
Shared Rooms: 4
Rooms with ensuite WC: 32
Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Kingsmead Care Home: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Kingsmead Care Home has a Review Score of 6.1 (6.083)
The Review Score of 6.1 (maximum of 10) for Kingsmead Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kingsmead Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.8 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.333 for Kingsmead Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (9 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.333
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:
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.
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.
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 1.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kingsmead Care Home is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 = 3.25 then divided by 2 = 1.625
Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.250 , then divided by 2 = 0.125
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Amanda S (Daughter-in-law of Resident) on Friday 26 August 2016. Relates to August 2016.
Made to feel very welcome when we went there to make mum's room feel homely with pictures and TV. Could not do enough to help , giving us extension leads for TV. Clean environment. Facilities good. Nice garden good safety catches on doors. Mum has settled in very well and always has a smile on her face when we visit. Good start to her stay.
How likely would you be to recommend Kingsmead Care Home? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Good
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Megan W (Sister of Resident) on Thursday 25 August 2016. Relates to July 2016.
I find the care home staff very helpful and approachable. My sisters are both being looked after very well.
How likely would you be to recommend Kingsmead Care Home? Likely
Overall Standard: Good
Care / Support: Good
Treated with Dignity: Good
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Good
Value for Money: Satisfactory
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Kingsmead Care Home