Bramble Lodge

82 High Lane West, West Hallam, Ilkeston DE7 6HQ

Celebrating 21 years of operation, Bramble Lodge is a charming home situated in scenic surroundings, but with convenient transport routes, which is dedicated to the highest quality of residential and dementia care.

Bramble Lodge holds the following major awards.

Derbyshire Country Council - ‘Derbyshire Premium Award’ awarded in recognition of the performance and delivery of Dementia Care to achieve the 15 Dementia Care Standards. Awarded 2016.

Derbyshire County Council - ‘Derbyshire Dignity Campaign Award’ in recognition of work to promote dignity and respect. Awarded 2016.

Passionate about maintaining a residence that is ideal for the practice of modern care, Bramble Lodge now has three purpose-built extensions that offer en-suite bedrooms, while residents also have access to four comfortable lounges, spacious open areas, patios and gardens.

A spacious activities room allows residents to support a versatile lifestyle and personal interests, while the home also has its own hairdressing salon, nail bar, reminiscence lounge, activity area, sensory area and library.

Day care packages are available, as well as a dedicated respite care, with the home looking to make a positive difference to community life in as many ways as possible.

The home operates a Public Service Vehicle licensed minibus for day care transportation and trips out. Drivers are fully trained and qualified to transport staff and residents in comfort and safety.

All staff are trained to the highest standards, whatever their role. This enable them to deliver high standards of care with understanding and dignity.

Words and reviews cannot adequately show the warmth of the atmosphere at Bramble Lodge. Staff welcome you to pay a visit to experience this for yourself.

For a professional and independent review of the services offered by Bramble Lodge, please check out the latest CQC inspection report, dated April 2016.

Owner: Bucintoro Ltd

Person in charge: Karen Simpson (Care Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 65 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

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

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 59

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 59

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single up to £650 , Personal Care Shared (per person) up to £580 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Bramble Lodge to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Directions:

On the main a A609 in West Hallam, Derbyshire

Visiting:

Visiting is at any time

Parking:

Plenty of on site parking available

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

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Bramble Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bramble Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.958 for Bramble Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (46 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.958

  • 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 4.058 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bramble Lodge 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 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.308

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9 Bramble Lodge has a Review Score of 9 (9.016) from 4 Reviews


Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bramble Lodge?

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Reviewer Connection to Bramble Lodge

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Granddaughter of Resident/Service User
    1

My grandma went to Bramble Lodge for daycare for several months. She was anxious about leaving my grandad due to her Alzheimer's but staff were always so kind and welcoming that she started to look forward to it. They helped her to shower and manage her catheter and were helpful and caring towards my grandad too, which really put him at ease each week.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nigel Cumberland, Director at Bramble Lodge responded to this review on 03 May 2018:

Hi, thank you for your kind comments regarding our daycare service. We are proud of the service we offer for daycare visitors which can be of great benefit for the visitor and for their partners and family. We are glad that you found our kind and caring approach helped your grandma and grandad.

My Mother is currently resident at Bramble Lodge and a few years ago my Mother-in-law was there too. We had no hesitation in choosing it for Mum. She has dementia and the staff and environment are so good for people with this condition. Everywhere is clean and bright and we are always made welcome. There are lots of activities - something for everyone. A great place for all.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nigel Cumberland, Director at Bramble Lodge responded to this review on 30 Apr 2018:

Hi, thank you for taking the time to send in a postal review for Bramble Lodge. Through staff training at all levels, we are experienced in caring for residents who have dementia. The training extends from director level to all members of staff. Our registered manager has a degree from Bradford University in the subject. We are constantly improving the environment to cater for the needs of people with dementia. We have several themes running throughout the home. We are very happy that you are pleased with our services.

My mum went into Bramble Lodge for respite care following a stay in hospital for a broken hip. She was understandably reluctant to go but could not return home at that point.

Her room was spacious, comfortable and private. She was able to have her own tv for when she wanted her own space but was always welcome to go to the communal areas where there was a variety of activities available if she felt she wanted to.

The staff were all lovely and couldn’t do enough for her. We felt confident that she was being looked after and her complex medical needs were being met. We also felt confident that she was safe and secure as security measures were in place to stop anyone wandering away.

The home has a lovely warm and relaxed atmosphere and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nigel Cumberland, Director at Bramble Lodge responded to this review on 03 Apr 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to review our home. One of our main aims is to provide a secure environment for our residents, their carers, relatives and friends. We are pleased that we were able to do this for your mum and yet still maintain a homely atmosphere that we are very proud of.

My friend who had dementia was resident at Bramble Lodge for about six months. I cannot praise too highly the level of care she received from all the staff. Her personal needs were catered for and adapted as her health deteriorated.
The gardens are delightful and provided interest for my friend who was a keen gardener when I took her around them in a wheelchair.
The food is good. The programme of activities is very good and when my friend was no longer able to participate she received one-to-one interaction instead.

When my friend died, the staff did all they could to make us feel cared for as well. We were not pressured into clearing my friend's room, it was all taken care of for us.

This is a lovely home. Thank you

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Nigel Cumberland, Director at Bramble Lodge responded to this review on 20 Feb 2018:

Thank you Jo for your kind words. The management and staff work extremely hard to provide a high level of care and a comfortable environment to meet the needs of residents and families at this difficult point in their lives. We are glad that we met with your approval and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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