King Edward Care for the Elderly

7/9 Warbreck Drive, Blackpool FY2 9SX

King Edward Care for the Elderly, Blackpool, Lancashire
King Edward Care for the Elderly, Blackpool, Lancashire
King Edward Care for the Elderly, Blackpool, Lancashire

King Edward Care for the Elderly is a home that specialises in the care of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

The home has been in the family since 1989 and was re-registered in 2002 as a Dementia home. King Edwards Care Home is set in the heart of North Shore, only a short distance away from the famous Blackpool Promanade and an abundance of shops and local attractions and amenities, all well served by public transport.

All staff are fully trained to Level 2 NVQ, or above and have also received training in Alzheimer's and dementia.

As a dementia care home, the service aims to be the provider of residential care that offers everything to ensure all needs of the clients are met, providing the best possible outcomes in Blackpool.

The home offers a true home from home atmosphere where all clients are included and treated equally according to their needs

Owner: Mrs S L Pitman and D J Wheeler

Person in charge: Sue Hendren (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 13 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 9

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 5

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £500 – £600 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £480 – £520 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact King Edward Care for the Elderly to find out the exact price for your requirements.) (These prices are only a guideline, please contact King Edward Care for the Elderly to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on King Edward Care for the Elderly: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

3 Bed Vacancies

posted 13 Nov 2017

Bed vacant 3

Reviews

9.3 King Edward Care for the Elderly has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.269)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for King Edward Care for the Elderly is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for King Edward Care for the Elderly in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 3 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 4.769 for King Edward Care for the Elderly is calculated as follows: ( (88 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.769

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for King Edward Care for the Elderly is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 2.6 positive Reviews (13 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 2.6 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to King Edward Care for the Elderly

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Father of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1

Due to the very nature of care homes, a family tend only to come in contact with them when a loved one is in difficulty. I recently found myself in this situation, as with many families children often live miles away from their parents, and in my case, my father lives in Blackpool and I live in North Norfolk. My father’s health and mental well-being had deteriorated dramatically, meaning that he could no longer be taken care of at home, and so the difficult decision to find a suitable home was made. The support that we received from the staff the day that he arrived was exceptional. Their calm professionalism was reassuring and compassionate, particularly when dealing with my father and stepmother. I cannot praise enough the level of support and service that we have received, and we now have the peace of mind knowing that my father is safe and having all his needs taken care of with great dignity. This allows us to enjoy time with him as family, rather than spending that time as carers.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My father was admitted as an emergency admission as we were in crisis at home. His wife was also struggling with her health and could no longer care for my father. The staff in the home are exceptional. They are caring to all residents and all have an excellent rapport with both residents and relatives. They are aware of all residents needs and do strive to ensure all individual's care are met. I am so sorry that my father cannot stay at King Edward, but due to his deteriorating health, he needs more complex care. I would not hesitate to recommend this home and will continue to praise the work and care given on a daily basis to people who need their help. Once again thank you for all your care and compassion. The reason for my marks below are dad has only been a resident for 9 days and during that time I did not see any activities being undertaken, although I did see some fun pictures of activities carried out in the past.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Poor

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

King Edward is a lovely home, small with only 12 residents. It's bright and airy, smells fresh and the bedrooms are a nice size. The staff are wonderful, caring and attentive. My aunty has settled in really well, which I'm still surprised about. We looked at a few different homes before setting with King Edward and I'm glad we did.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mum is well cared for and kept involved. There are many activities that a 101 year old lady can be involved in and I saw her tossing balls into a basket, dancing with a male client and making mothers day cards. She was confused but an ongoing slide show caught her attention and we sat over 1/2 hour looking at the pictures. A very positive visit.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? 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

We moved my mother to the King Edward earlier this year from a larger home, because we believed she would benefit from being in a smaller place with a more personal service. We chose the King Edward because it fitted this criteria, whilst also specialising in caring for residents with dementia, which my mother suffers from. It was immediately clear that we had made the right decision. This is an excellent, comfortable and friendly home, and the management and staff are outstanding in their care and treatment of my mother, and the other residents. She settled in very well, and very quickly and I would not hesitate in recommending this care home to anybody looking for a safe and friendly environment for their relative.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Always greeted with a friendly welcome. My mother was not the easiest of residents. She has settled in well now, enjoys her sherry in the evening, great that I am allowed to speak to mum on the phone day or night. Good that they have outsiders providing activities in the home/music/prayer/hairdressers ect. We take mum out regularly and the home always have her ready for us, (she likes to spend 30 minutes in the bathroom) All residents appear happy and mum insists she is back by 4:430 for tea. When I leave my mum always thanks me for coming kisses me and smiles. Excellent care.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? 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

This small care home is very clean, bright and well laid out. It has a lovely large lounge, separate dinning room and toileting facilities downstairs. There is a large, modern lift to access the first floor. Mum has a good sized bedroom with lovely décor and bedding. She also has her own en-suite comprising of toilet and basin. The staff work hard looking after their residents and provide lovely home cooked food which mum very much enjoys. All the staff are cheerful, approachable, good at listening, helpful and very skilled at taking care of the needs of all their residents. Hence, there is always a pleasant relaxed atmosphere when I visit. Consequently mum seems happy and has settled well since arriving five months ago.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

During my mums period of permanent residence, commencing October 2012 (until end August 2015), all staff strove to meet mums care and support needs. Dignity, privacy and the right to choose and to make choices as informed as possible were always maintained. Communication barriers in terms of supporting mums lack of hearing, were discussed with myself and between the staff team. Any matters relating to health and well being were always raised with me and fully discussed and solutions shared. The staff team were prepared to listen, in order to understand mums sometimes challenging and changing requirements. The planning of care meticulously reflected all efforts to get to know mum and engage her trust. As a relative I was also supported well. Safeguarding of residents was observable, as was theirs and (mums) cleanliness. End of life care was compassionate and comforting.

How likely would you be to recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly? 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

Mum was only there 2 months then died suddenly after a stroke. The home only has 11 residents which makes it cosy and more personal. The staff are loving and caring. Mum was cared for very well, the rooms are bright and tasteful. I would recommend King Edward Care for the Elderly. My mum was very happy there.

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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