Low Furlong, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Low Furlong, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Low Furlong, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Nestled on the outskirts of the rural town of Shipston-On-Stour, Low Furlong is a purpose-built 68 bed residential home providing excellent standards of care for older people, including those living with dementia.

An easy, 10-minute walk from the centre of this beautiful market town, Low Furlong is ideally situated with easy access to the countryside, as well as the convenience of nearby shops. With historic Stratford a mere 15 minutes away by car, this well-appointed and welcoming care home enjoys the benefits of a central location but with the calm, quiet charm of semi-rural position.

As part of a modern development, Low Furlong has been planned with the needs of residents very much in mind. All bedrooms feature a very high standard of decoration, including en-suite bathrooms and pleasant views over raised flower beds - premium rooms even boast doors leading out into their own patio or the communal seating area.

Low Furlong is entirely access-friendly throughout with wide, spacious corridors contributing to the bright and airy feel, whilst still ensuring that residents of all levels of mobility can enjoy the freedom to move around in maximum comfort and safety.

The home has been thoughtfully decorated throughout with the inclusion of dementia friendly colour schemes, as well as both quiet and 'retro' lounges - the latter featuring decoration and furniture from yesteryear, in addition to hand-picked antiques which residents are encouraged to interact with.

The innovative idea of having dedicated street names and individual room numbers allows residents to maintain a personal postage address - enabling individuals to retain their identity and independence whilst still enjoying the benefits of professional care and support.

Group: Runwood Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Teresa Wilson (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 68 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 50+.

Single Rooms: 68

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 68

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Low Furlong: click here

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

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Reviews

8.8 Low Furlong has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.824)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Low Furlong 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Low Furlong in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 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 4.78 for Low Furlong is calculated as follows: ( (46 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 59 Ratings = 4.78

  • 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 4.044 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Low Furlong is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 13.6 positive Reviews (68 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 13.6 Target = 0.294

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Low Furlong?

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

Reviewer Connection to Low Furlong

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

Our Mum was cared for at Low Furlong for three years until she sadly passed away at the great age of 96. She was always treated with dignity and respect. The staff provided loving care. The new facilities are excellent. The food was of good quality and thoughtfully presented. It was a comfort to know she was so well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Low Furlong? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Comfortable room, very clean.
Staff are excellent and residents are treated with respect.
Meals are fair and are presented well.
A very friendly home.

How likely would you be to recommend Low Furlong? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Even though my husband had been diagnosed with dementia 5 years ago I had refrained from using any "day care" or "respite care" facilities as I was worried about leaving him in an unfamiliar place. However, the time came recently when I accepted the fact that I needed a break from the constant caring role so I took my husband to spend 10 days at Low Furlong whilst I had a break away. I could not have been happier with the love, care and attention that he received.
The facilities are amazing and all the staff both managerial and care are completely dedicated to the care and comfort of their residents. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful care home in our area. Well done Runwood Homes.

How likely would you be to recommend Low Furlong? 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 family and I were extremely impressed by how management and staff were so attentive to all residents.
They dealt with my husband (who experiences changing his colostomy bag) with some difficulty with great care and maintained his dignity throughout his stay.

How likely would you be to recommend Low Furlong? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mum stayed at Low Furlong for six months prior to moving back to Leeds in November 2015 due to her dementia diagnosis. In the time my mum was there I can honestly say that the care and compassion provided by all members of staff to be exemplary and I am personally very grateful to all, as is my mum. I would not hesitate to recommend Low Furlong to anyone requiring caring/residential care.

How likely would you be to recommend Low Furlong? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: Runwood Homes Ltd

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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February 2016

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