Holmewood Care Home

27 Barnfield Close, Holmewood, Chesterfield S42 5RH

Holmewood is located on the outskirts of the busy town of Chesterfield, nestled at the heart of the community alongside their sister home.

Holmewood prides itself on the care and attention given to residents and their families. Carers concentrate on getting to know residents and their fmaily, enabling satff to look after physical needs and more importantly delivering what emotional support residents and their family need.

The home understands that choosing a care home is one of the most difficult decisions a family member or advocate can make and are here to help families through that decision, through the move in and beyond.


Holmewood Care Home also offer excellent activities, which offer stimulation and engagement to all residents. The home's activities co-ordinator works with individuals to ensure that they are offered activities that will suit each person and sometimes this means that one to one activity is more appropriate than group activities.

Along with the excellent care offered by very experienced teams, great support is offered to family members too. Other seminars are around funding care, lasting power of attorney or where end of life care takes place and discussing wishes and wants with loved ones.

Group: Hill Care

Person in charge: Kathleen Richardson (Home 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 40 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • No Medical Intervention • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 25

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • 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 Holmewood Care Home: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Holmewood Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 36 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Holmewood Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.66 for Holmewood Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (285 Excellents x 5) + (128 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 420 Ratings = 4.66

  • 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 Holmewood Care Home is based on 19 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 8 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.

9.7 Holmewood Care Home has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.660) from 36 Reviews


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
    10
  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Holmewood Care Home?

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  • Likely
    5
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Holmewood Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Son of Resident/Service User
    8
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    2
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First class care, friendly, efficient staff and top class food. 24-hour cover gives us and Mam peace of mind.

Dedicated management leave nothing to chance.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mother-in-law has been living at the Holmewood care home for the last 3 years and she is very happy there. She reports that the food is very good and plenty of it! The staff are friendly, helpful and polite, and if there are any issues or we need advice, we feel comfortable to ask any member of staff. We would definitely recommend this home to family/friends for future residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The standard is excellent and the care they provide. The staff and management are brilliant, so is the food/drinks. Safety is paramount and value for money is great. Cleanliness is excellent and the home nicely decorated for the residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

While being in the home my mum has been very well cared for, the food is good and wholesome, always plenty to eat, snacks and drinks are always available.

The staff and management are brilliant, nothing is too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The care given to my mother-in-law is very good. The meals are also very good with as much as they like. Nothing is too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

This home provides first-class care for all its residents with a wide menu range.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The care of the resident is second to none. The rooms and food are exemplary. The care and compassion is first class. There is nothing to complain about. 1st class care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Over the past 6 months, my brother's condition has worsened quite fast and he has needed more nursing care than the home is set up for.
The staff have coped very well with the extra demands, considering it is primarily a care home, not a nursing home.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

The staff are very kind and caring.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I find the Holmewood Care Home very friendly to the residents there and the visitors.

I visit my brother weekly and it has the same happy atmosphere every week.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Mum has been in the care home for a few months and the staff have been excellent. They are very friendly, helpful and always do their best for Mum.

The admission process was efficient and we are kept fully informed of developments.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The home is excellent. Residents are looked after very well. The manager and staff really care and do an excellent job. Nothing is too much for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We visited my sister-in-law and found her very happy and contented. The staff were very friendly. The day room and dining rooms were nice and very clean. Everyone was getting ready for Christmas and I am sure the staff will make it very special for them all. Best wishes to you all and many thanks for all you are doing for my sister-in-law.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All the staff are friendly and helpful. They will always try and solve any problems we have, and every member of staff is very experienced in their job.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The overall impression that we got was very good, the lounge was very spacious, warm and well furnished, the staff were friendly and helpful. Most of all my sister-in-law seemed very happy and content. We found the ground floor very pleasant and well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Good, clean, very supportive to the residents, always keeps me informed.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Residents appear to be happy and satisfied with their rooms and overall care. Doctors and nurses are called promptly. Paramedics are called when there are serious concerns and act in a professional manner at all times. Satisfactory or good in all aspects.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

When visiting the home we are always made welcome whatever the time of day. Mum is very well cared for. All staff are extremely friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

The home is very clean and the staff are always helping my father. He likes his food and the kitchen is always cooking him his favourite dish.
They take good care of him.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very impressed. Good, friendly atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Nice, airy lounge area.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My Gran is treated with respect, her care is excellent and they also include family when they visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff very friendly, always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate the resident's needs. Residents are well fed and looked after, home is kept very clean and welcoming - overall very good!

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Kathleen R., MANAGER at Holmewood Care Home responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you very much for your response.

The care home has some excellent features and my father is very happy there. The quality/amount of food and drink is excellent. Most of the carers are also excellent, very kind, helpful and caring. On the odd occasion, we have had concerns they have been dealt with quickly and efficiently. There is plenty of opportunities for residents to join in with activities/entertainment which my father seems to really enjoy. Well done!

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I find this care home very clean, caring and warm to the people they care for. The staff are very friendly and caring to the residents and their families. The food is excellent and plentiful. If anyone finds difficulty eating, they are given help. I visit my husband nearly every day and I find staff and management very friendly, open and honest. This makes it much easier for me to see my husband being cared for this way. Hopefully, this will continue.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My mother has had to go into the care home. She is 89 and cannot look after herself anymore. It's the first time I have ever been inside a care home. You do not realise what you are looking for at first.
Mother has settled in now and she likes being there. It gets better every time we visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I find the care home is nice and clean. The staff are very nice and make every effort to please everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mother has been living at Holmewood since February 2016.The staff have been great they show compassion, dignity, respect towards my mum and all the residents. They also make me feel welcome and have time for me and my family. We have had problems with laundry not returned though names are on all the garments.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The family are very satisfied with her care and the way she is looked after. We are very impressed by the way we are informed of any falls she may have and if she has to be taken to hospital.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both my mother and my aunt are in this care home and have both improved greatly both physically and mentally since being admitted to Holmewood. They are
treated with care and compassion and have both retained their dignity because of the excellent staff there.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

On coming to this care home my father is in a better spirit, happy, content and the staff can't do enough. I would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

It is good an the staff are very good. Management are good, rooms are good, all ok.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I visit my brother and find everything satisfactory from the staff to the care home cleanliness. All the staff are friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

We are very satisfied with the care and attention given to our sister. They are very good at notifying us if she has any falls and has to be taken to hospital.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our family are very happy as mother has settled in and is very happy with staff. Every time we visit she tells us how happy she is. The staff are always helpful and any problems we have they sort it out.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Mum always seems happy and healthy, all the caring staff and management are always happy to help and care for the residents. Improvements always being made, special thanks to the home manager for the great help and care she puts into the running and caring. All the staff are credits to the home.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Caring staff, good portion sizes, staff show respect and dignity, nothing is too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Holmewood Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

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