Bosworth Place, Squires Gate, Blackpool FY4 1SH
Owner: N Vision
Person in charge: Elaine M Wright (Care Services Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Blackpool Borough Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Sensory Impairment
Specialist Care Categories: Visual Impairment
Admission Information: Residents aged 65 years and over.
Single Rooms: 40
Rooms with ensuite WC: 40
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single up to £368 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind to find out the exact price for your requirements.)
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Sheltered Housing • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
The Review Score of 6.5 (maximum of 10) for Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 3.348 for Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind is calculated as follows: ( (6 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) + (4 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 23 Ratings = 3.348
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 3.125 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.125
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind has a Review Score of 6.5 (6.473) from 2 Reviews
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Patrick M (Son of Resident) on Sunday 4 February 2018. Relates to January 2018.
I visited my mother who is a resident and aged 97 years old last week from our home in Turkey. I was greeted on arrival by a nice receptionist, introduced to the office staff and shown to my mother's room. I visited each day for the week and I found the facilities clean and tidy and the staff I came into contact with excellent. Clean, nicely dressed and very pleasant.
On departure, I went into the office and complimented the lady in charge on how pleased to see how my mother was being looked after. It's like a 5 Star hotel! Well done everyone and thank you!
And my mother looked excellent. She will outlive me!
How likely would you be to recommend Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nina L (Friend of Resident) on Friday 20 January 2017. Relates to December 2016.
Whilst staying at this care home my friend broke her wrist and was found in her room without slippers and no light on. She also developed an un-gradeable pressure sore on her coccyx, which has required district nurse attention on a daily basis since (17 days) and also twenty-four-hour nursing care, both of which are ongoing.
How likely would you be to recommend Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind? Extremely Unlikely
Ruth Lambert, Chief Executive at Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind responded to this review on 01 Feb 2017:
A detailed response has been submitted in relation to the issues raised by N L. The matter has also been reported by the Princess Alexandra Home to the Care Quality Commission.
There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind