Glebefields Care Home, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Glebefields Care Home, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Glebefields Care Home, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Glebefields is an impressive stone-built former rectory, overlooking miles of countryside in an area known for its outstanding natural beauty, including the adjacent Norman Parish Church of St. Peter.

Many of the rooms have patio doors opening out onto the patio, so the serenity of the countryside is never far away. The home is tastefully decorated, making it as unique as its residents - it's a home that inspires pride in all.

The home stands in landscaped grounds within the picturesque village of Drayton, just half a mile outside Banbury and eleven miles from Brackley. Despite its rural setting, Glebefields is accessible, with convenient access to shops, restaurants and public transport links.

Bedrooms are en-suite, divided between their residential and dementia care suites, they think carefully about the type of room each resident needs. The Willow Lane unit has rooms which provide specialist dementia care - designed, furnished and decorated according to latest thinking from specialist researchers into dementia.

An activities co-ordinator oversees a busy schedule of events for residents, working with them and their relatives to make sure everyone's interests are being met. Daily events are organised in the home as well as regular trips outside.

Care workers understand that moving into Glebefields will be a considerable transition, but it's one they try to make feel as easy as possible. By helping you arrange your room just the way you like, or bringing you your daily newspaper, they'll do the little things that make the biggest difference.

Group: brighterkind

Person in charge: Colette New (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 48 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 40+.

Single Rooms: 46

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 34

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • 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 Glebefields Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

2 Bed Vacancies

posted 15 Feb 2018

Bed Vacancy nursing/residential and dementia nursing

Reviews

9.6 Glebefields Care Home has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.570)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Glebefields Care Home 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 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Glebefields Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.57 for Glebefields Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (155 Excellents x 5) + (59 Goods x 4) + (21 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 235 Ratings = 4.57

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Glebefields Care Home is based on 12 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 9.6 positive Reviews (48 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 9.6 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
    13
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Glebefields Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Glebefields Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    7
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

From the first impressions of a lovely country house in a wonderful location, through to the friendly reception and clean 'smell free' interior, this is a lovely homely facility. Mum loved it from the initial visit and has now been there for nearly 2 months. In her words "there is nothing I could complain about". Lovely staff and there is always something going on. Lovely touch of providing ice creams in the garden on a sunny day.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have nothing but praise for this home. The staff and carers were always so kind and helpful, especially as my husband had a very bad memory problem, being very stressed at times not knowing where I was etc. A little problem sometimes with missing socks.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff, who were under pressure at times and operating in difficult circumstances, were always responsive and caring to carry out their very difficult jobs with good spirit and attitude.

They made my father as well looked after as possible and managed my mother's concerns with good understanding and patience.

The family was always impressed with how the staff coped in these difficult matters and remain most appreciative.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very supportive care lead and staff team. Informed and caring Dementia Unit. Lovely welcome for family members and friends when visiting. Varied and thoughfully prepared menus. Residents are cared for in a responsive and loving approach to person-centred care.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has been resident at Glebefields Care Home since January 2009 and I have always found the home and staff very supportive of my mother, and they are excellent in keeping me informed about any issues which affect my mother's health and well-being.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Glebefields is a lovely residential home - we are impressed by the care provided and the responsiveness of the staff. The rooms are well appointed and kept clean and the food excellent. My father quickly settled in and appreciates the care he is receiving.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My uncle (93) is happy at Glebefields; the staff are kind and the accommodation is comfortable and safe.
When he arrived 15 months ago he was agitated and unwilling to stay (in the dementia unit) but the staff were patient and understanding and he now says he is content and in 'good condition'.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I would just like to express my heartfelt thanks for all that was done for our dad/gramp. The care he received during his time at Glebefields Care Home was second to none and I personally could not have wished for kinder more professional staff.

The carers are wonderful.

I would definitely recommend Glebefields to anyone who finds themselves in need of care for a loved one.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We looked at several homes for convalescence care for our mother and this home was by far the best. All the staff have been very welcoming, kind and caring, Attention was given to the specific needs and rehabilitation for my mother. We were given a choice of rooms allowing mum to watch the birds from her window. Her room was very comfortable with plenty of space and storage. This care home has been the perfect place for mum to rest/recover and also give my sister and I two weeks of 'respite' after weeks of 24/7 care. We are very appreciative of all the efforts of the whole team. Many thanks.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Mum has been at Glebefields Care Home since December 2015. The care and attention she receives is fantastic. Due to her stroke she had in July 2015, she is unable to communicate in sensible words but she knows what she is saying and all members of staff here can understand which I feel is excellent training. I would not hesitate to recommend Glebefields Care Home to anyone.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My father who died at Glebefields aged 93 in December 2016, lived at the care home for the last 16 months of his life. The staff were sensitive to his needs while respecting his privacy and particularly enjoyed the singers and musicians. He loved his room with its beautiful view and appreciated the cheerfulness and friendliness of all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care 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: Good

Alison Smith, Home Manager at Glebefields Care Home responded to this review on 01 Mar 2017:

Many thanks for your kind words and comments, Alison and the Glebefields team.

Friendly and attentive staff. Lovely room. Mum treated at all times with such care.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Alison Smith, Home Manager at Glebefields Care Home responded to this review on 01 Mar 2017:

Many thanks for your kind words and comments, Alison and the Glebefields team.

The entire time mum was a resident at the home, she was always treated with the utmost care and dignity. I visited mum on a regular basis and each time the staff were welcoming, helpful and happy. Information was freely given at all times and I was called if mum was "resident of the day" to ask which "treats" mum would like. Mum passed away before Christmas and again, the staff were fantastic. I cannot speak highly enough of everyone there.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care 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

When I first visited Glebefields I knew this was the place for my husband to spend his last days of his life. Homely, welcoming, really genuine feeling from the staff. Everyone so caring. He was treated with dignity. Glebefields was like one of the top hotels (even better). I thank God I chose Glebefields.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care Home? 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

Alison Smith, Home Manager at Glebefields Care Home responded to this review on 16 Jan 2017:

Many thanks for your kind words and comments, Alison and the Glebefields team.

Wonderful care all round, could not be bettered. He had a much happier final few months. We made the right choice. The home made life far easier for us, and in particular, my sister not having to worry about him.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Alison Smith, Home Manager at Glebefields Care Home responded to this review on 13 Jan 2017:

Many thanks for your kind words and comments, Alison and the Glebefields team.

Respite care for mother. The home was lovely and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They were very approachable and my mum had a lovely stay.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care 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

Caring, friendly staff giving the 'extra' time to socialise and reassure. Taking note of small things eg. checking the TV is on correct channel for a favourite programme. Clean bathroom and efficient laundry service. Regular rounds of hot drinks, snacks, etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care 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

If you have any problems you are able to talk to the appropriate people who will deal with it, my husband is unable to ask or answer for himself so its important to have nurses and carers (all staff) to be able to read his needs, so staff in a dementia unit is important to relatives. I would recommend to friends and family depending on the needs they wanted.

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care Home? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Glebefields has warm, friendly, capable staff who provide constant care and attention to both residents and visiting families. All are made to feel welcome. The choice of food is excellent and varied. The entertainment in two elegant sitting rooms is not be be missed.
A first class care home in my experience.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I visit almost daily to help at lunch time, and am always made to feel welcome. There is a calm and friendly atmosphere in the dementia unit generally. All the staff including cleaners, carers, nurses and kitchen staff are friendly and polite. I feel the staff training sessions have improved the handling of patients care. Personally I have no complaints about staff and they are always willing to help if I ask. (Help for my husband to be moved into a wheelchair or to be taken to the toilet).

How likely would you be to recommend Glebefields Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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