Verulam House Nursing Home, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Verulam House Nursing Home, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Verulam House Nursing Home, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Located in the tranquillity of its own beautiful gardens, Verulam House Nursing Home is situated within easy walking distance of St Albans City Centre. Superbly refurbished it provides five star accommodation with three beautiful lounges and large en-suite bedrooms. A variety of menus are provided.

The aim is to maintain residents' quality of life, dignity and individuality in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 24 hour nursing care is given - fully equipped with the latest medical equipment making disabled bathing and patient lifting easy to administer.

Verulam House, despite specialising in long term care for the elderly, provides facilities for short term, respite, convalescent and post operative care.

Occupational therapy, excursions and musical evenings are provided.

Owner: Verulam Health Care Ltd

Person in charge: Deborah Jennings/Pam McCarthy (Registered Manager/Gen Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 50 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: EMI Catogory not admitted. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 50

Rooms with ensuite WC: 46

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

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

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

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Reviews

8.5 Verulam House Nursing Home has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.450)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Verulam House Nursing Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Verulam House Nursing Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.5 out of 5 from 2 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 Verulam House Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (58 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 58 Ratings = 5

  • 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 3.45 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Verulam House Nursing Home is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.200

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Verulam House Nursing Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Great-Niece of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    1

Following a stay in hospital for over three weeks, my mother was transferred to Verulam House for end of life care. Her stay there was much shorter than expected (only one week) but in that very short time, she was cared for in the most professional and caring manner. The whole team, from the matron down, could not have done enough for her. Her passing was as she wanted, peacefully and dignified and the support and information given to us (as we do not live locally) was exemplary during her stay and after she passed away. I cannot praise everyone enough. A truly wonderful establishment.

How likely would you be to recommend Verulam House Nursing Home? 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

I am so grateful that my Aunt was in your care for the last days of her life. The staff here are wonderful and so caring, they go above and beyond to make sure those in their care are looked after, as well as their relatives and friends. I have seen the care provided at two other nursing homes and they do not compare in the slightest. I am so thankful to all of you for your care and your kindness.

How likely would you be to recommend Verulam House Nursing Home? 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: Don't Know

My mother was brought to the home after 5 weeks in hospital in need of nursing care. She was only in the home for 3 weeks before she died. The level of care for her and for us, her primarily, was of the highest order. She was cared for and cherished as she died in no pain and very peacefully.

How likely would you be to recommend Verulam House Nursing Home? 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

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Dad was admitted to the home in early June and sadly passed away at the end of the month. The admission was handled faultlessly with professionalism and support. During his stay the nursing staff ensured he was comfortable and cared for. Whilst he was unable to access the home's activities, which were many, he had all he needed to entertain him in his well equipped room which was comfortable and bright. All the additional staff that cared for Dad were amazing too, professional and sensitive throughout. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Verulam House Nursing Home? 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 husband spent 7 months in Verulam House. He was very unwell when he was admitted in January 2015 for palliative care. He improved every month and was able to come home at the end of July 2015. He recovered thanks to the good nursing and good food provided. He was able to have meals in his room if he wished, or to eat in the residents dining room when he was improving. He joined in the activities as he wished. Verulam House is an old building with an interesting sheltered garden. The house is very interesting in itself.

How likely would you be to recommend Verulam House Nursing Home? 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

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