Appleton Lodge Care Home, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Appleton Lodge Care Home, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Appleton Lodge Care Home, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Located within a residential area of Bredbury, Stockport, Appleton Lodge is a purpose-built 30-bed care home offering dementia care and residential care.

At Appleton Lodge Care Home, residents have a choice of lounge areas which feature comfortable and specially designed furnishings.

The home has a range of comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms. To personalise their bedrooms residents bring their own items of furniture and personal belongings such as ornaments and pictures.

Appleton Lodge's chefs pride themselves on knowing the tastes of residents and prepare a choice of fresh, nutritional meals and cater for any dietary and cultural needs.

At HC-One, experienced home managers and members of staff ensure kindness is at the heart of everything they do.

Group: HC-One

Person in charge: Kay Slinger (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 30 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 30

Rooms with ensuite WC: 30

Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Appleton Lodge Care Home: click here

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

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Reviews

9.5 Appleton Lodge Care Home has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.527)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Appleton Lodge Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Appleton Lodge Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.527 for Appleton Lodge Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (145 Excellents x 5) + (107 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 260 Ratings = 4.527

  • 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 Appleton Lodge Care Home is based on 10 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 6 positive Reviews (30 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 6 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
    12
  • Good
    10
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Appleton Lodge Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    9
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    2
  • more

Grandma is very happy here, the meals are always filling her up and she always has seconds. The room is very comfy and she feels at home. She is able to go outside and feed the birds which gives her independence.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

All the staff at Appleton Lodge have made my father's transition into the home go smoothly. Their attention to his needs have been met with great care and compassion. I can't thank the staff enough for all their efforts. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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

Excellent. Came to see my friend the entertainment was on. The staff are really friendly and helpful.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

From day one all staff have been helpful. They take care of not only the resident but their family too. You are not excluded from anything and are actively encouraged to contribute to their welfare and care. Good onsite care from third parties i.e. chiropody, hairdressers, GP etc. I would be happy to be a resident here should the need ever arise.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since moving to Appleton Lodge Care Home our mum's quality of life has improved immensely. In the previous home, she was left in her room all day.I and my sister visited every day to make sure that she at least got to walk around as she was becoming extremely depressed. Appleton's manager and staff provide fantastic care and support and she now has made friends in the home and is so much happier. We cannot thank you enough for providing such a lovely place for her to be. Your cleaners keep the place absolutely spotless.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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 am extremely happy with the care my mum receives at Appleton Lodge Care Home. Importantly, my mum is very happy, contented and feels safe. The staff are very approachable and most of them have been there for many years and know all the residents very well. Appleton Lodge Care Home is just the right size with 30 residents 15 on each floor which gives the care home a real homely feel to it. There is a lovely garden for residents to sit in on sunny days.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My aunt has been cared for with kindness and compassion. I have no hesitation in recommending Appleton Lodge Care Home.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I visit the home several times a week. I am delighted with the care provided. The home has a lovely friendly atmosphere. All staff work extremely hard and go the extra mile. Thank you so much for all you do for my mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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 mum has been at Appleton Lodge for six years and I feel it is now the best it has ever been. The staff are thoughtful and caring and the management efficient and approachable and I have peace of mind knowing that mum is happy and safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have been given a place for my father in Appleton Lodge Care Home. The manager and her team are young, optimistic and enthusiastic. They smile and are pleasant and upbeat at all times, even on what must be difficult days. Without exception, all the staff are kind and caring to my Dad who can sometimes be grumpy and difficult. Dementia has badly affected appetite and all the carers try to coax him to eat - sometimes bribing him with two puddings if he won't eat much main course. I feel he is in a safe and caring environment with lovely people - what's not to like about that?

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Appleton Lodge is an excellent home. It is always warm and welcoming. The staff are friendly and caring. They work very hard to make Appleton Lodge a 'real home' for residents. My mother-in-law is very happy and settled. She has a clean and comfortable en-suite room. She loves sitting in the communal area where she participates in daily activities, which are physically and emotionally stimulating. I would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother is currently at Appleton Lodge. Myself and siblings visit most days of the week. We all find the staff very helpful in everything concerning my mum's care. They are all really friendly to the family as well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

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

Although my mother has only been in the home for a few weeks I found that the atmosphere is very welcome and homely. Both management and staff are very helpful, nothing seems to be too much trouble. She has been in several care homes during the past four years for respite care but this home is by any standard the best.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

This care home is a 100% run as a home from home. The residents are treated as family in a safe, friendly, caring environment. I feel that my relative is treated with dignity and respect and every member of staff goes the extra mile to give them the life they deserve. I am happy with all the aspects of the home and feel that I am treated as one of their family whenever I visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am more than satisfied with the care my Mum is receiving at Appleton Lodge Care Home. She has settled in very well and we can relax in the knowledge that she is well looked after 24 hours a day. The home is kept very clean which is always a good outward sign of how well a place is run. My sister and I particularly like the relaxed atmosphere, where we can help ourselves to a tea or coffee and can even share a meal with the residents if we are inclined. Sometimes useful if you have to travel a long way as I do (80+miles). The carers themselves are friendly and respond quickly if a request is made to them. Efforts are made periodically to engage the residents in various activities. In all, the home appears to be very well run by caring and conscientious staff. I would therefore have no problem with recommending the care provided at Appleton Lodge Care Home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am impressed with the professional standards at Appleton Lodge Care Home. The home has a very pleasant, friendly environment. On our visits, the residents seem comfortable and really at home with their new surroundings. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Mum has nothing but praise for the care staff. She is comfortable in her room. She enjoys her food and the companionship of others. The home has a lovely homely and welcoming feel. There is a good range of entertainment of the care staff spend time with the residents on a 1:1 basis when they can.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Care provider over the last six years has been good and staff work hard to meet needs of residents. Staff turnover has been relatively low which has enabled staff to get to know residents and respond to them as individuals, which is important. Needs of residents have risen considerably over the last six years (due to people staying at home longer before entering care) and this has impacted on staff and residents, ideally staffing ratios need increasing! The home are supportive of residents and their families and are happy to discuss any concerns. The home is bright and well presented but care provided is more important although I recognise that presentation is positive factor in attracting new residents!

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The person I visit is the sister of a very close friend, who passed away. I visit every week and always find the staff very helpful and friendly. The home is extremely well cared for and they provide many activities during the week. My only fault would be occasional shortage of staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

HC-One, Careline Team at Appleton Lodge Care Home responded to this review on 03 May 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We really value the feedback provided by those who use our services.

Thank you for your positive comments about our kind and caring staff and the ample activities available for our Residents.

We are currently recruiting for new staff through rigorous company procedures and any shortfalls in staff are filled by either bank or agency staff.
Should you wish to discuss this issue further please do not hesitate to speak with the Home Manager who has an open door policy and will gladly update you on our progress.

The health, wellbeing, safety and happiness of our Residents are our top priorities, and we work hard every day to ensure we are delivering the high quality, kind care all Residents deserve.

Thanking you again for taking the time to provide really helpful feedback about the home. We value all feedback and ensure it is recorded and acted upon.

I would like to say how impressed with the care and support the staff have given to mum since she has been in their care. The care has been personal and sincere. This has made a difference as a member of the family we know that she has been in good hands at this very sad time.

How likely would you be to recommend Appleton Lodge Care Home? 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 lived at Appleton Lodge for three years now. Since choosing this home which was a very difficult choice after viewing many at the time, I have not been disappointed. The home is very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The reassurance from the staff is amazing at times when the resident and family need support. This care home is very happy and the residents are very happy. The new manager is transforming the place all the time and meeting the residents needs. I would have no problem recommending this home and would like to say Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Facilities: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am quite happy with the service my sister gets in Appleton Lodge.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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February 2016

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2016

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Monday 15 Feb 2016

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Staff Profiles

Kay

Kay Slinger

Job Title: Home Manager

Description:

“I believe that kind care means treating people just as you would like to be treated and doing what you can to make a difference to their life.”

Kay has gained many years’ experience in providing care and support to older people, to enrich their lives. She is a knowledgeable and committed leader who is passionate about delivering the highest standards in care and quality of life for Residents.

Having worked for the company for a number of years, Kay closely shares HC-One’s vision in aiming to provide the kindest care for each and every Resident.

She extends this caring approach to her colleagues and works closely with them to deliver care and support to Residents in a way that they gain the most benefit, in a warm and welcoming home.

She also works hard to arrange events and activities with nearby schools and clubs and is always keen to include the local community in life at Appleton Lodge.

When asked what she enjoys most about her role, Kay remarked: “I just love spending time with our Residents and being able to improve the
quality of their lives.”

Away from work, Kay enjoys reading and spending quality time with her family.

information about Appleton Lodge, Kay

Care Home Idol 2016

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