Somerleigh Court Nursing Home

Somerleigh Road, Dorchester DT1 1AQ

Somerleigh Court Nursing Home is a purpose-built care home with generously sized rooms, each with en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone and Wi-Fi facilities to make it easy to stay in close contact. The home also has a specialist dementia unit where care is regularly reviewed to ensure a good quality of care is always provided.

The home has an on-site chef responsible for creating appealing and tasty menus to suit the pretences and dietary requirements of all residents.

The home’s registered nurses and healthcare assistants work under the supervision of a dedicated home manager.

The home has had Beacon status with the Gold Standards Framework since 2012 - providing high-quality end-of-life care.

Group: LifeCare Residences Ltd

Person in charge: Graham Oakes (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset 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*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 40

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Directions:

Somerleigh Court is centrally placed with pedestrian access directly from Trinity Street car park.
Local bus services and both of Dorchester's train stations are within walking distance of the home.

Visiting:

They operate an open visiting policy with no set times to visit.

Parking:

There is parking on site.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Somerleigh Court 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 7.8 (maximum of 10) for Somerleigh Court Nursing Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Somerleigh Court 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 4.667 for Somerleigh Court Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (69 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 Somerleigh Court 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.

7.8 Somerleigh Court Nursing Home has a Review Score of 7.8 (7.792) from 8 Reviews


Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home?

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Reviewer Connection to Somerleigh Court Nursing Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1

My mother was at Somerleigh Court for the last 4 months of her life. She was happy and secure. The staff were responsive, caring, warm, friendly and at the same time, provided professional, expert nursing care.
They went to great lengths to get mum home from hospital so that they could ensure that her last few days were "at home". Staying there with mum for 48 hours gave me an insight into the wonderful 24/7 care which is given to each patient. I would recommend it unreservedly.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I visited my mother regularly at Somerleigh Court Nursing Home driving five-year residence. Staff and management were always welcoming, helpful and professional. My mother's care was consistently good and appropriate as her dementia progressed and I was comforted to know that she was is a secure and caring environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Overall, I have been very pleased with my husband's care. The staff are always happy to help with any problems I may have. I would like to see more activities provided to stimulate to avoid boredom. Sometimes my husband will be sat in his chair for up to 8-10 hours with nothing to do, but I understand this is going to be addressed soon. I have just completed a dementia course and found this most interesting and informative. Overall, my feelings of the home is very good and would have no problems recommending Somerleigh Court Nursing Home to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Graham Oakes, Manager at Somerleigh Court Nursing Home responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review.
We have now recruited the final member of our Activities Team, making the team the largest it has ever been which will ensure that all our residents will have more one-to-one time and opportunities for group activities.
I was particularly pleased to see that you would recommend Somerleigh Court to anyone looking for care and that you enjoyed joining the Dementia Awareness course.
Thank you.

My husband was a resident in Somerleigh Court for two years suffering from dementia. We were very pleased with the home and the way he was greeted on admission, made to feel at home. It was most helpful that one can visit at any time. all staff extremely helpful, cheerful. General running of the home good. Rooms clean and tidy with en-suite facilities. Food varied and good nursing staff attentive and approachable. Reassuring to be kept in the picture of my husband's health. Entertainment was varied, music, singing, quizzes and outings for those who could participate. A sensory garden for summer days.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My father was a resident in a flat for 7 years and had carers attending for 4-5 years several times a day. He was treated to a high standard, with dignity and a very personable affection and respect from all staff. All staff greeted both dad, myself and my sister at every meeting in the grounds and were friendly, interested and caring.
He died in the June after a 2 week illness and his end of life care was faultless - the staff looked after him so thoughtfully and compassionately and also looked after us as well. We are tremendously grateful and would highly recommend both flats and care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My wife has advanced Alzheimer's disease. She has been at Somerleigh for 18 months following the closure of her previous home by CQC. The rooms are light and airy. The temperature is well regulated. The staff are always helpful, the proportion of agency staff has decreased with good effort.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My dad was admitted into Somerleigh Court Nursing Home after spending 3 and half months in another care home which at this time I cannot discuss as he was severely neglected.
The care managers were absolutely fantastic, I cannot fault their understanding and empathy about my dad's situation. Sadly my dad has now passed away but he got to spend the last month of his life with wonderful staff who were absolutely beyond praise! I will be forever in their debt for making my dad's final stage in life easier for me and my children to bear.
Thank you to you all at Somerleigh Court, all the carers and nurses and management staff, you should all be very proud and I would be happy to recommend Somerleigh Court to everyone who has a loved one that needs nursing care.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My mother was treated with great care and dignity at the end of her life at Somerleigh Court. I have nothing but the highest praise for the standards of professionalism and care the staff displayed to my mother who suffered from advanced dementia. I was able to visit my mother at all times and always felt she was being kindly cared for in a safe and clean environment. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Somerleigh Court Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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