Orchard Blythe, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Orchard Blythe, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Orchard Blythe, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Orchard Blythe care home is located in Birmingham and is committed to quality long-term provision, treating all residents as an individual and respecting their privacy and dignity.

The home is part of care provider Runwood Homes' expanding range, which is highly-regarded in the sector for the difference made to the lives of older and vulnerable people.

Group: Runwood Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Hayley Ann Ford (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 50 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 50

Rooms with ensuite WC: 50

Facilities & Services: Close to Local shops • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Orchard Blythe: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Orchard Blythe has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.804)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Orchard Blythe 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 23 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Orchard Blythe in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.804 for Orchard Blythe is calculated as follows: ( (226 Excellents x 5) + (44 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 275 Ratings = 4.804

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Orchard Blythe is based on 15 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 10 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    20
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Orchard Blythe?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    23
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Orchard Blythe

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    8
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • more

I must say my parent has been well cared for with her disabilities and ailments.
She is very shy and nervous but has built up a good relationship with her key worker and many of the staff.
It's a big help with the doctor visiting while in the home so you do not have to take time off from work which can be difficult.
If you have any concerns, just speak to the management and you will get follow up contact to let you know it's resolved.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mum has been a resident at Orchard Blythe for 5 years.
We have always been treated with courtesy.
Mum's care is exemplary. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
As mum's needs progress so I am informed about any ongoing issues or needs she may have.
I have great trust in the staff and it is never put into question.
I can speak to any staff member and know my concerns will be sorted out.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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

Orchard Blythe is a very warm, hospitable and welcoming environment every time I come in.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our mother has been at the home for eighteen months and has been looked after very well. Her health has improved greatly and she is happy, which is everything to us. The staff are very happy to help with any questions we have and lastly, mom is pleased with the food.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Home is always very clean. Staff are brilliant and very helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Mom has now been in the care of the excellent team at Orchard Blythe for 12 months. Throughout that period, we have never had any concerns about the quality of the care and support provided. All of the staff, at every level, have ensured that mom has had every need catered for. Indeed, mom has recently had a fall, resulting in a broken wrist requiring the staff to provide extra help in washing, dressing etc. This has been undertaken without any fuss to make mom comfortable. We are extremely pleased with everything about Orchard Blythe.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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

My nan came to live here this year. She has settled in really well and already made friends. Staff are very attentive and supportive of my nan. She is putting weight on which is really good news for us as a family. Food is good and they look after my nan well, she is happy and smiling again. Staff and management are excellent and can talk to them. They are so approachable, I would just like to say thank you for what you do.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I came to be in Orchard Blythe due to an accident at home and many weeks in hospital.
I was only a resident for a month or so to recuperate. I had a very positive experience.
All the staff from the management down are really kind and helpful, the environment was very pleasant and welcoming and the food was lovely. Nothing was too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Rooms: Good

My mother has been in Orchard Blythe now for just over two months and has improved in herself immensely. Initially, in for respite, she is now a full resident. The staff and management are excellent and I am glad to say on behalf of my sister and I it is good to know that our mother is being well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We as a family have been very pleased with the service at Orchard Blythe. The staff are very caring and kind. We cannot fault the way they looked after my mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff very friendly, nothing too much trouble. Make a lot of effort to engage residents with trips, concerts, decorating home especially for Halloween and Christmas. Care is the most important thing and this is first class.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We cannot thank the staff of Orchard Blythe enough - although my mother-in-law's stay was brief (2 months), we were totally happy with the care she received. The staff were respectful, friendly and happy people at all times creating and loving and caring atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

My father has lived here for the past 11 months and has now sadly passed away. The care he has received in this time has been outstanding. We as a family could not have asked for more.
Also, the compassion from management and staff has been amazing.
We would recommend this home to anyone looking for a care home for family/friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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 experience here - excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

As a visitor to Orchard Blythe, I would like to put on the record how impressed I was with all the staff, premises, bedrooms and the atmosphere. My friend who is convalescing there after the hospital and cataract operations could not be in better hands. He is treated and respected as an individual rather than a number and is obviously benefiting home professional and caring staff at every level. They are very attentive and thorough in all they do. A big thank you and well done to you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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 attending daycare here for a long time and is now a resident. She has always enjoyed coming here and is now very happy with her room, the staff and all the facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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 visited my neighbour's mother at this care home and I must say just how impressed I was. Certainly changed my perception of a care home.
The place was very well decorated, airy and bright. The garden was nicely presented as were all of the areas I visited.
All of the staff I had contact with were very pleasant and receptive with the residents and conducted themselves in a very professional manner.
I certainly must state, if I wasn't aware that I was in an elderly care environment, I certainly would not have guessed.
Although a care home is not a venue on my to do list in life, a visit to Orchard Blythe has left me with 'I could see myself here' feeling.
Well done Orchard Blythe for making an old acquaintance of mine feel happy and secure.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother came to Orchard Blythe in July 2016 from another care home due to a financial assessment from social services. From day one the general condition and the help the staff have given my mother to settle in has been excellent. On coming to see my mother I can feel the happy atmosphere that she is living in. The home, in general, is excellent from the bedroom to the communal living area. My mother has settled well and is very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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

Myself and my husband are so pleased with Orchard Blythe. The staff are so nice and they really look after my mother-in-law. The care home is a lovely welcoming place, clean and bright. We feel happy every time we leave knowing that my mother-in-law is well looked after and that she is very happy and settled and without the care of the excellent staff this would not be the case. Myself and my husband are very happy with the care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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

Mother was at Orchard Blythe for 4 and a half years, and died at the age of 96. Her care, throughout, was excellent. Staff were warm and friendly; even loving. The environment was homely with every effort made to integrate residents into the community and appropriate entertainment provided. In mom's last days she was discharged from a brief stay in hospital back to the home at their insistence (something they were not obliged to do being a 'care' not 'nursing' home). The devoted attention shown by the staff during this period was way beyond the call of duty. Even the handyman came in to see her every day. We could not have hoped for a better going for mom.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I visited a friend at the above home and found the facilities and the staff wonderful, the staff was very helpful. The staff looked after my friend very well (he say's) and are very kind. I found the home very clean and comfortable and there was a nice smell unlike some nursing homes I've been in. They were doing activities with the people as I left, all round a nice place for our elderly people to spend their final years!

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent care home. Caring, person centred, caring, committed, passionate staff are marvellous. The manager and deputy more than approachable. The food is fantastic, this home is superb.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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

Love and warmth and atmosphere is marvelous, so grateful to the love and care given to my mother at all times.
I feel the need to give a comment regarding deputy Manager. What a genuine committed well respected lady within Orchard Blythe. I was made too feel important and time did not matter this really makes a good care home.
Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard Blythe? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Care Homes West Midlands 2017

Recipient: Orchard Blythe

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: Runwood Homes Ltd

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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February 2016

Top 20 Care Homes West Midlands 2014

Recipient: Orchard Blythe

Date: Saturday 01 Feb 2014

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