The Cedars Nursing Home, Shaftesbury, Dorset
The Cedars Nursing Home, Shaftesbury, Dorset
The Cedars Nursing Home, Shaftesbury, Dorset

The Cedars Nursing Home is part of a not-for-profit local charity that tailors services to suit the happiness of residents. The home has been extended with four en-suite rooms to meet the growing demands for its care provision.

Professionals are trained to meet the highest standard and are experienced in varying levels of dependency, specialising in care solutions for disabled adults.

Residents are encouraged to personalised their environment and make the most of the homely comforts available.

Group: Cedars Castlehill

Person in charge: April King (Director of Homes)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 31 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 31

Rooms with ensuite WC: 5

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single from £800

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP 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

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on The Cedars 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

4.3 The Cedars Nursing Home has a Review Score of 4.3 (4.292)

The Review Score of 4.3 (maximum of 10) for The Cedars Nursing Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Cedars Nursing Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.292 for The Cedars Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (21 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.292

  • 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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Cedars Nursing Home is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 6.2 positive Reviews (31 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 6.2 Target = 0

  • 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
    1
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Cedars Nursing Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Cedars Nursing Home

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

They do try hard to provide a good and caring service under difficult circumstances. They are hampered with the usual care home problem of enough qualified staff. Everywhere we have tried has suffered to some degree with this problem. Its a very hard job to care for elderly people so will never be an attractive career move. To err on the side of safety they insist on giving my mother pureed food, which she hates, but this is no reflection on the quality of the food. Mum also loves being outside in the fresh air which flies in the face of keeping old people in the warm confines of the home.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursing Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

April King, Director of Homes at The Cedars Nursing Home responded to this review on 26 May 2016:

Thank you for your comments all comments are taken seriously and will help us to improve our services. We have had a huge recruitment drive in the last few months with new staff joining us.

The staff at The Cedars are kind, compassionate and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I moved my mother aged 93, from a care home into The Cedars Nursing Home in July 2015 as the care home were unable to get her into and out of bed following hospitalisation- they had no lifting gear. Despite mothers malaise after 6 weeks in hospital, she quickly responded to the stimulation provided at The Cedars Nursing Home and I am convinced she is experiencing a new lease of life. She had been very uncommunicative for a year or so, appearing to have "lost interest". She is far more responsive now and tries hard to make herself understood, although the words sometimes have difficulty coming out.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has been at Cedars for several months and has received very good care is treated with respect, kindness and dignity. She if safe and given good personal care. Sadly the carers do no have enough time to sit and talk to her for long, she's bedridden and doesn't get to the lounge. Recent management changes have not been popular with the staff, I find the staff friendly and cheerful.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursing Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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