310 Queens Promenade, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 9AD
Group: As U Care Ltd
Person in charge: Jackie Nutter (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 16 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Old Age
Single Rooms: 14
Shared Rooms: 1
Rooms with ensuite WC: 15
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £303 – £475 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £303 – £330 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Merwood 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
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Merwood: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Merwood has a Review Score of 5 (5.000)
The Review Score of 5 (maximum of 10) for Merwood is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Merwood 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 5 for Merwood is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5
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:
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.
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.
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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Merwood is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = 0
Target of 3.2 positive Reviews (16 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 3.2 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.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Emma P (Friend of Resident) on Sunday 2 August 2015. Relates to July 2015.
If anyone is looking for a good quality care home, I must say look at the Merwood and you need look no further staff are friendly helpful and polite, nothing is to much trouble for them. the home feels warm and cosy, the atmosphere is very comfortable.
Residents are kept busy with many varied activities, they are not left sitting around a TV asleep all day, staff are on hand for games and exercises the grounds are very relaxing with a summer house and pond in the secure back garden make for a relaxing afternoon in the sun.
From my point of view the home is highly recommended.
How likely would you be to recommend Merwood? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent