Beacon House Nursing Home, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Beacon House Nursing Home, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Beacon House Nursing Home, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Beacon House is a nursing home near Bedford town centre.

Its high standards of nursing and care are complemented by the best in physical surroundings.

A professional and experienced staff team provide the highest standards for nursing, physical care, dementia rehabilitation and respite.

The care home received a Good rating in December 2015 from CQC inspectors.

The CQC report said staffing levels were sufficient to meet people’s needs and keep them safe and safe recruitment processes were in
place.

Residents' feedback is encouraged via a residents forum which enables them to raise concerns.

Inspectors visiting in 2015 said there was an open, warm and positive culture at the care home.

Group: Lansglade Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Donna Stewart (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 22

Shared Rooms: 9

Rooms with ensuite WC: 9

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single £700 – £850 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Beacon House Nursing Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • 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 • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Beacon House Nursing Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

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Reviews

8.7 Beacon House Nursing Home has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.675)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Beacon House Nursing Home 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Beacon House Nursing Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.9 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 4.8 for Beacon House Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (28 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 35 Ratings = 4.8

  • 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 3.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Beacon House Nursing Home 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.375

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Beacon House Nursing Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Beacon House Nursing Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Resident / Service User
    1

Excellent care and support provided for my Dad. He always said how attentive all the staff were, really good meals, with his favourite things. We were very happy with the standard of care and support he received with his complex nursing needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Beacon House Nursing Home? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Although it was the last thing my family and I wanted to do was to look for 24-hour care for our mum, I have to say Beacon House (from when we first visited) was definitely the best in Bedford.
Beacon House is clean and did not have a smell like many others we visited. Staff were caring, plenty of staff, rooms were decorated nicely and had everything in the room that mum needed. Even though mum has only been living at Beacon House for a short time, all the staff/manager have made her so welcome. She has settled in so well and is happy to be there.

How likely would you be to recommend Beacon House Nursing 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Clean, happy environment. Relatives and visitors are made to feel welcome. Carers attitude and care is first class. Individual needs were always met. Very friendly staff and understanding. My room was clean, well equipped for a safe, pleasant stay. Activities lady was amazing with lots of things to join in to keep active and occupied. Care manager was very approachable, understanding and I still pop into the home once a week for a cup of tea to say hello and keep in contact with everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Beacon House Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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