Bramble Down Nursing Home

Woodland Road, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DY

Bramble Down is a purpose-built nursing home situated on the edge of the village of Denbury, a quiet village located between Totnes and Newton Abbot. With an outstanding reputation, the home offers the highest standard of nursing care in Devon.

A friendly and well-trained team are led by the home manager who is a qualified nurse. A qualified nurse is on duty at all times alongside care assistants, domestic assistants, an activity co-ordinator, kitchen staff, an administrator and a maintenance man.

With eight double rooms and 24 single rooms with en-suite facilities, the home is registered to accommodate 40 residents. Each room has a 24-hour call bell system and is equipped with a state of the art ‘profiling’ bed to promote independence and aid nursing care.

A good selection of equipment helps to promote residents well-being and maintains their dignity. There are two passenger lifts and choices of communal spaces including a dining room, lounge, activity room and conservatories. The home has four assisted bathrooms each equipped with specialist baths and showers.

Bramble Down looks out over open farmland and has its own beautiful grounds with lawns, mature trees and flower beds. It has an inner courtyard that has a water fountain, bird tables and sensory garden complete with summer house.

Residents can choose their activity programme with the activity co-ordinators. In-house activities include: arts and crafts, gardening projects, iPad sessions and games. In addition, residents can enjoy visiting entertainers and animals.

The home also provides end of life palliative care and quality support for both residents and their families, whilst working closely with GP’s and the local hospice.

Group: Peninsula Care Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Susan Wright (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Devon County 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*: Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 50+.

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

Single Rooms: 24

Shared Rooms: 8

Rooms with ensuite WC: 25

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single from £1000 , Nursing Care Shared (per person) from £800 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Bramble Down Nursing Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • 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 Bramble Down Nursing Home: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Bramble Down Nursing 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bramble Down Nursing Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.583 for Bramble Down Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (58 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.583

  • 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 3.125 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bramble Down Nursing Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.125

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

7.7 Bramble Down Nursing Home has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.708) from 8 Reviews


Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home?

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  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Husband of Resident/Service User
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  • Cousin of Resident/Service User
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  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
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  • Son of Resident/Service User
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My mother requires the input of experienced nurses and carers to manage her condition. The staff at Bramble Down Nursing Home are able to provide her with excellent care and in my opinion, have prevented hospital admissions. She is treated with thoughtfulness and dignity. The food is good and staff ensure mum is in a comfortable position to eat it. The home is kept to a high standard of cleanliness. Mum is encouraged gently to help herself as much as possible and join in with activities of she wishes. We are very happy with this nursing home.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My father has just become a resident of Bramble Down Nursing Home and early impressions are very good. The staff appear helpful and friendly and are keen to promote a homely atmosphere. Even the smallest detail has been considered to make living at the home as comfortable and relaxing as possible. The family are treated as part of the community too and the friendly hospitality is extended to them also.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Bramble Down Nursing Home for the exemplary care given to my mum and support and compassion given to me and my family.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My in-laws have been in Bramble Down for 4 years until their deaths in 2016. The care has been exemplary without, which my mother would have died 4years ago. Each of my in-laws was treated with respect, dignity and love (in the end) treated as individuals despite being a couple, was important as their needs were very different, so the level of care was appropriate.
The staff all cared to ensure their stay was as enjoyable and comfortable as well as looking after us on our visits.
We felt part of a family and actually miss coming to the home and interacting with the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

From the moment I walked through the door, I knew this was the right home. It felt warm and welcoming and smelled clean. The nurse who showed us around was very experienced and inspired great confidence. I witnessed her dealing with a slightly difficult resident and the resident was treated with compassion and respect with no loss of dignity.
I researched many homes before choosing this one and have been very impressed. Yes, it is expensive, but the level and quality of care makes it good value for money.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A very good care home. Lovely food and nice, caring and happy atmosphere. Beautiful garden to sit in in the summertime. Christmas time as made more enjoyable for everyone with lots of pre-Christmas activities. Well done to all.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My wife has now been at Bramble Down Nursing Home for 2 and a half years and having settled in has been very happy under the circumstances and regards this as her home. Being able to visit her at most times has helped me and her, cope with the situation - the standard of activities and entertainment has been excellent and varied - I work in the voluntary sector and have recommended Bramble Down Nursing Home on many occasions - keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

I find the staff very friendly and helpful. I always feel welcome. My wife has much improved health since commencing her stay at Bramble Down. Always greeted with a smile. Nothing is too much trouble, and I would recommend Bramble Down to anyone. Very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Down Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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