Dunniwood Lodge, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Dunniwood Lodge, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Dunniwood Lodge, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Situated in South Yorkshire, Dunniwood care home offers a friendly and comfortable environment for older people in need of full-time care, from a peaceful and scenic location.

Residents can enjoy a recently refurbished interior, or else spend their time in the home's gardens and summer house, whilst having access to a team of expert and attentive carers dedicated to personalised care plans.

Dunniwood's management take pride in seeking out nutritious diet plans for their 44 residents and allow them access to a range of other services, such as a mobile library, religious services and massage therapies.

Trial days are available.

Group: AstonBrook Care Homes

Person in charge: Joanne Booker (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 44 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 44

Rooms with ensuite WC: 44

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • 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 • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Dunniwood Lodge: click here

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Reviews

9.6 Dunniwood Lodge has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.630)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Dunniwood Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dunniwood Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.63 for Dunniwood Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (76 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.63

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dunniwood Lodge is based on 9 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 8.8 positive Reviews (44 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 8.8 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
    7
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dunniwood Lodge?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Dunniwood Lodge

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    1

My mother has been a full-time resident at Dunniwood Lodge for over 18 months now and before that had a number of stays there as respite user. The atmosphere is wonderful, the rooms are bright and staff are always friendly and helpful, any problems are quickly resolved by a manager who is very approachable. The food is great, made in their own kitchens and there's always a good variety and choice. I would certainly recommend Dunniwood Lodge to my friends should they need a nice place for a relative to stay either permanent or in respite.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? 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 sister, aged 84, was admitted to Dunniwood Lodge in Jan 2016. She had taken a decision that she wanted to die and had largely given up eating.
She was totally depressed, unkempt and had no interest in anything or anybody. Within three months she had improved greatly and this improvement has continued until now she is totally back to the interesting and contended lady she once was.
She loves it in Dunniwood and has made many friends amongst the staff. She is still a little reserved with the residents, but is completely content in her own room watching TV or reading, leaving occasionally to attend one of the many weekly activities or musical events.
I cannot thank the staff enough for the love and care they gave to her as they gently nurtured her back to her former self.
What a total transformation. I cannot recommend Dunniwood Lodge any higher. It is a great place to be when you need supported living. I would not hesitate to move in should the need ever arise.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? 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

Dunniwood Lodge is a friendly pleasant establishment with good facilities and care provided for residents by experienced care staff. All is overseen by excellent management who are always available to ensure standards are maintained. As a relative of a resident, I am happy that my loved one is content and cared for well at this care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

This setting is above outstanding. The level of care, respect and understanding the home provides to their residents and family members is second to none.
There is an open door policy to visit or stay over with your relative and all your needs are met equally to any resident while you are there.
The staff never patronise or show any sign of lack of empathy or patience they did an outstanding job with my Mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? 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 and father were both cared for in a compassionate, loving way at the end of their lives. My mother has been a resident for over 6 years and was cared for as a member of the family. She was used to the staff and was most grateful for their kindness.
My father was a resident for 4 years and although no double room was available to them, my parents had bedrooms next door to one another. The food was freshly prepared and has improved over the years, as has the laundry service. I cannot fault the care and respect received.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The management and staff are caring and efficient, the dignity of each resident is paramount. All the staff are caring and friendly towards relatives whatever their circumstances and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dunniwood Lodge to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I visited most of the homes along Bawtry Road, the reason was to be close to my home for easy access from my home, I found Dunniwood Lodge to be the best in that it was a purpose built care home as opposed to an old house conversion, it was very friendly and homely. My Mother once settled, change and acceptance of the need for care are difficult, I can say the staff made the transition as easy as possible, supportive and knowledgeable in their approach to this difficult time for her and the family. I would most certainly recommend Dunniwood Lodge as a home from home to any prospective resident.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy with service from start to finish. The Manager is very knowledgeable and helpful in liaising with other agencies. Only used for respite care at the moment but would be happy for Mum to stay on a permanent basis as very clean and staff helpful, she was happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? 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 very nervous on her first visit to the home, she was 91 years old and had never stayed anywhere on her own and she was made to feel wanted and special which eased her fears. I found the manager to be approachable and when I asked for my mum to have a downstairs room instead of the one allocated upstairs she was happy to oblige.

Mum's room was nicely furnished, clean and well decorated with a pleasant outlook (she said she'd like the same room if possible on her next visit). The room also had a separate toilet, washbasin and a small table. Mum said the room was adequate for her needs but said that on her previous visit she had a reclining chair and within a few minutes she had a recliner.

All the carers, handyman and office staff were all friendly, sociable and efficient. Mum loved her bath as she only has showers at home, also having her hair done on site which was very reasonable priced. I would not hesitate to recommend Dunniwood Lodge.

How likely would you be to recommend Dunniwood Lodge? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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