The Crest Care Home, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
The Crest Care Home, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
The Crest Care Home, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Crest employs a team of expert carers to provide residential dementia care, as well as respite, convalescence and palliative care.

The home is set within pleasant surroundings, situated not far from Harrogate. Accommodation provides a homely and relaxing atmosphere with bright and comfortable communal areas. All bedrooms are well equipped and decorated to a high standard, while some have garden views and ensuite bathrooms.

Varied and seasonal menus are tailored to personal taste, with hot and cold choices available and lighter snacks and drinks available in-between.

Daily pastimes are organised to suit personal interests, mobility and tastes, including both individual and group sessions, such as music and movement, gardening and reminiscence sessions.

Group: HC-One

Person in charge: Richard Raine-Ellerker (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 31 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Czech, Hungarian, Polish

Single Rooms: 31

Rooms with ensuite WC: 14

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public 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 The Crest Care Home: click here

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

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6.6 The Crest Care Home has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.578)

The Review Score of 6.6 (maximum of 10) for The Crest Care Home 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 The Crest Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 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 3.417 for The Crest Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) + (6 Poors x 2) + (2 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 3.417

  • 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 3.161 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Crest Care Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 6.2 positive Reviews (31 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 6.2 Target = 0.161

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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Reviewer Connection to The Crest Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User

The Crest is a "home from home" with a wonderful caring team who treat residents with respect, dignity and friendship. Residents are encouraged to be individuals within a safe environment. Activities are plentiful from art and crafts, music and reminiscence therapy to name but a few.

The home has a lovely happy and warm feel to it, and visitors are encouraged. The food is home cooked, varied and tasty. All the staff including administration, housekeeping, catering and care are sociable, helpful and supportive to everyone - family, visitors and most importantly, the residents. My dad had a wonderful year with his 'friends' and died there with dignity and surrounded by love.

How likely would you be to recommend The Crest Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Jayne Duck, Customer servies administrator at The Crest Care Home responded to this review on 15 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear about your positive experience and appreciate your comments about our home and will share your comments with the home’s manager. The Bupa Customer Care Team

When we moved my father to this care home two years ago I put a review on this site. I was delighted and relieved. Since that time the management has changed and my sister and I have now moved my father to another care home. The care and attention my father received at this home reduced substantially but I was very sad to take him away, however I could not leave him to be treated as he was. I have been in touch with the CQC and the Local Authority and I understand the unsatisfactory manager has now moved on. However, I cannot recommend this care home any longer.

How likely would you be to recommend The Crest Care Home? Extremely Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Poor

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Poor

Cleanliness: Poor

Treated with Dignity: Very Poor

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Very Poor

Safety / Security: Poor

Rooms: Poor

Value for Money: Poor

Rachel Elliott, Customer Service Administrator at The Crest Care Home responded to this review on 09 Sep 2016:

We take all comments extremely seriously and are very disappointed to hear that you are unsatisfied with your experience of care at one of our homes. Our residents’ health and wellbeing is our absolute priority. We would like to contact you so that we can discuss this in more detail and investigate it fully. Please can you contact our customer services team by emailing so that we can discuss this feedback further? The Bupa Customer Care Team

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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