Bushell House, Preston, Lancashire
Bushell House, Preston, Lancashire
Bushell House, Preston, Lancashire

Bushell House is a Grade 2 listed Georgian retirement home, set in award winning gardens on the edge of the pretty village of Goosnargh, three miles north of Preston.

Bushell House was established in 1743 as a charitable trust fund by Dr William Bushell to provide the highest standard of care and comfort for older people. The house is still run as an independent, non-profit making organisation. Professionals continue to maintain an exceptionally high standard of care, providing the comfort and peace of a real home.
                                                                                                            
The ambition is to give all residents ‘a home in their retirement’. All at Bushell House, including trustees, management and staff, strive to ensure that each resident can enjoy the quality of life to which they aspire. There is a close involvement with the local community, with added support from a ‘League of Friends’.

The home has an active social programme.

Owner: Trustees of Bushell House

Person in charge: Sue Barr (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 31 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 31

Rooms with ensuite WC: 31

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £645 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Bushell House to find out the exact price for your requirements.) (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Bushell House to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

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

Directions:

Bushell House is located in Goosnargh village, just off the B5269 Broughton to Longridge Road, 10 minutes drive from the M55 junction1 & M6 junction 32 and just 20 minutes from Preston railway station.

Parking:

Parking available

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Bushell House: click here

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

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Reviews

4.7 Bushell House has a Review Score of 4.7 (4.708)

The Review Score of 4.7 (maximum of 10) for Bushell House 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bushell House in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.708 for Bushell House is calculated as follows: ( (51 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.708

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bushell House is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 6.2 positive Reviews (31 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 6.2 Target = 0

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bushell House?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bushell House

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Nephew of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1

My mother was a resident for just over two years until her passing 14/5/16. Throughout this time she received wonderful care and attention from all at Bushell House. Particularly towards the end when they went out of their way to ensure that her last days were as comfortable and peaceful as possible. Our family cannot praise Bushell House higher and are so grateful for their superb care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? 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 mum has been a resident in Bushell House for almost 2 years, prior to that, she attended for day care for a time. My mum is now leaving due to a change in her care needs. She has been very happy there.
The home is excellent, the house and gardens are lovely, and really well maintained, and always clean and warm. The food is very good and all home cooked, including parties, celebrations etc. The rooms are homely and comfortable.
The staff are all excellent, very caring, friendly and professional. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they always have time for both residents and their families.
There is a varied and interesting activities programme.
I cannot speak highly enough of this home.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been a resident in Bushell House for three years and loves living there. It is set in the heart of Goosnargh village and feels part of the community. The staff provide wonderful care and the home is friendly and welcoming. I cannot speak too highly of it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Prior to vising Bushell House I had visited many care homes in a search for accommodation for my aunt. I have to say that I cannot praise Bushell House highly enough. The staff provide care not because it is their job but because they have genuine human compassion for all of the residents. The facilities are excellent, the management are wonderful and services are provided with respect and a caring smile. I would highly recommend Bushell House to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? 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 aunt has been in the care home for four years. The home cannot be faulted. It is welcoming as soon as you walk through the front door. The corridors are always clean, well decorated and displayed with fresh flowers. The management are always doing refurbishments, decorating to keep it up to date. The staff are always helpful in many ways. The entertainment, activities are also well organised. Every occasion in the year is always a pleasure to attend. Residents birthdays are also celebrated. The food served is excellent. The management run the home with extinction. Lastly, the grounds and gardens are kept immaculate, with excellent maintenance staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mum came to stay at Bushells House in December 2014 after not being able to cope in her own home any more, she was sent to emergency respite care until a place could be found for her.
We took her to a care home which we found to be totally unsuitable for her as most of the residents had moderate to severe dementia and mum had no one to talk to apart from the staff. We then tried 2 more care homes which again were totally unsuitable, then we contacted Bushells House and someone came to assess mum, she passed with flying colours and was in Bushells House within a few days, we haven't looked back and I no longer worry about her care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bushell House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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