Hunters Lodge

Church Lane, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3LB

Hunters Lodge Residential Home provides quality care for older people in the Melton Mowbray area. Based in the quiet and picturesque village of Old Dalby, this home is surrounded by acres of farmland and was originally a block of stables, which were converted in 1984.

Residents are encouraged to choose the decor for their rooms and to adorn with their own personal trinkets and belongings to suit their own personal tastes.

The company only employs staff who have a strong sense of compassion, and who have experienced a high level of competence in the care sector. Dignity and respect are promoted by the company to ensure that first-rate person-centred care is delivered at all times.

Owner: Hunters Lodge Retirement Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Christopher Perks (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 36 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Detention Under Mental Health Act • Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment • Substance Misuse • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alcohol Dependence (past or present) • Alzheimer's • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Challenging Behaviour • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Parkinson's Disease • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: All categories 55+ except mental disorder/dementa 50+. Ages 50+.

Single Rooms: 30

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 30

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

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

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Hunters Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Hunters Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.851 for Hunters Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (124 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 141 Ratings = 4.851

  • 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 Hunters Lodge is based on 12 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 7.2 positive Reviews (36 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 7.2 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.

9.9 Hunters Lodge has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.851) from 12 Reviews


Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Hunters Lodge?

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Reviewer Connection to Hunters Lodge

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Son of Resident/Service User
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  • Wife of Resident/Service User
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  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
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The carers, kitchen staff couldn't have been more cheerful and helpful. Dads stay was good even though it was shorter than expected. The advice and help given for the Gold standard framework and end of life were given with much kindness. Support during the final hours was second to none. As near to being in your own home as it could possibly be. Thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Hunters Lodge have looked after my wife in excess of 10 years. It has been difficult at times but overall definitely the right place. The care in dealing with my wife's progressive Alzheimers has been excellent. The compassion, understanding and innovation when required has been excellent. Thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our dad has severe dementia and this care home offered a small comfortable setting in a village near to where we live. Th staff and management are so caring, understanding and well trained to deal with symptoms of dementia. The environment is clean, sweet smelling and homely. The food is freshly cooked and varied. Dad has settled very well and we are delighted with our choice.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Hunters Lodge is, without doubt, the best residential home that I've ever had dealings with. From the moment you walk in, there is an atmosphere of calm, quiet competence and the residents are comfortable, well cared for and happy. I am really happy that my mother is in their care.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My husband has Day Care twice a week at Hunters Lodge. All the staff are very pleasant and his individual needs are always met. Senior staff are very approachable and I am informed immediately of any medical concerns. I really cannot fault the service he receives.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

After viewing several homes and although not wanting to place my husband in one, Hunters Lodge seemed the right place for him.
Hunters Lodge and the staff were excellent. The care is second to none. If I had to choose again, I would not hesitate to have it as my choice.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

It is wonderful to see the attention and fuss everyone makes of Mum, and seeing her laughing, smiling and dancing in her chair is brilliant.
There are horror stories going around regarding care homes and the treatment of their residents so I am sure you can imagine we were a little concerned about admitting Mum into anywhere.
We need not have worried. Since taking over the daily responsibility of the care of our mother, she has had balance issues, difficulty eating and drinking, been admitted to hospital and urine infections, and you have constantly demonstrated professionalism and sympathy.
Throughout this time, you and your staff have all treated Mum with love, respect, dignity, understanding and patience. We realise there are certain levels of care you are required to achieve by law, but you go way beyond that. Your home is run like one big happy family and although I feel guilty and somewhat sad when I leave her after a visit I know she could not be in better hands.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Went to see so many care homes, but this one felt like a home, not just a care facility. Really happy with the choice we made!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Love the Sensory room at Hunters Lodge, my husband would have loved it. Can not speak more highly of Hunters Lodge when it came to the end of my husband's life. It wasn't just my husband they looked after it was myself as well, they could not have done more.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Dad is very happy here and gets on well with all the staff. He enjoys all the activities and friendships of other residents.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Extremely caring/ friendly staff, who treat the residents with dignity, respect and as individuals.

Hunters Lodge offers lots of activities, including outings which are thoroughly enjoyed.

The home appears to have a strong and well-run management team, which reflects in the staff working within the home.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My Dad initially came into Hunters Lodge for respite care but ended up staying on for a few years. As his Dementia became progressively worse the care he received from the staff was brilliant. There were times we found it hard to understand how to handle Dad but the care team would brief us and made all our family comfortable towards his different behaviours. Prior to his passing the care staff at Hunters Lodge helped me and my family come to terms with this situation. At the time we did not want to talk about it but looking back I am glad they had these procedures in place, as at the time of his passing we would have been clueless as of what to do if it was not for this prior planning.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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Gold Standard Framework

Recipient: Hunters Lodge

Date: Friday 01 Sep 2017

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