112 Dibdale Road, Dudley DY1 2RU
Owner: Castle Meadows (Dudley) Ltd
Person in charge: Nirmala Rattu (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 51 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke
Admission Information: Ages 60+.
Single Rooms: 51
Rooms with ensuite WC: 42
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £650 Nursing Care Single from £805 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Castle Meadows to find out the exact price for your requirements.)
Hairdressing and Chiropody is not included in the room rates
The shortfall in funding from the local council will vary depending on the amount funded by the council, typically this will be between £80 and £150 per week
Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • 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 • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Off road parking
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Castle Meadows: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Castle Meadows is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.1 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Castle Meadows in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 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 4.157 for Castle Meadows is calculated as follows: ( (45 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) + (9 Poors x 2) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 89 Ratings = 4.157
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:
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.
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.
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 4.142 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Castle Meadows is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75
Target of 10.2 positive Reviews (51 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 10.2 Target = 0.392
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Castle Meadows has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.299) from 8 Reviews
Review submitted from a Website Submission by B W (Daughter of Resident) on Tuesday 12 December 2017. Relates to December 2017.
I was very unhappy with the lack of care and poor management.
I would not recommend this home.
We had to find my mom another home because Castle Meadows could not give my mom the care she needed even though they did say they are a high dependency care home.
How likely would you be to recommend Castle Meadows? Extremely Unlikely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by T W (Daughter of Resident) on Thursday 17 August 2017. Relates to August 2017.
The staff were amazing and make the home the best my Mum has stayed in. Mum said the food wasn't very good but the meals I saw looked fine and she could keep her own things in the fridge.
How likely would you be to recommend Castle Meadows? Likely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Molly N (Wife of Resident) on Wednesday 31 May 2017. Relates to May 2017.
I am extremely pleased with the care given to my husband.
He settled down quite happily there and all of the staff there from management to carers, are helpful, caring and welcoming.
They are all very genuine people.
How likely would you be to recommend Castle Meadows? Extremely Likely
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Castle Meadows