The Branksome Care Home, Buxton, Derbyshire
The Branksome Care Home, Buxton, Derbyshire
The Branksome Care Home, Buxton, Derbyshire

The Branksome Care Home is set in its own impressive grounds in the Peak District spa town of Buxton. The home is close to shops, amenities and public transport. The Tudor style house, which has been sympathetically converted with a purpose-built extension, provides residential, nursing, respite, and palliative care.

Accommodation at The Branksome is provided in single occupancy rooms, some of which have en-suite facilities. Some rooms are spacious enough for sharing. All residents have their own room some with en-suite facilities, and are able to meet and socialise in one of the three large lounges, each with its own charming character with many of the original features.

The Branksome has a well equipped TV lounge, a quiet library/sitting room and a music room. There are also separate dining rooms where residents can enjoy the company of others at meal times. All meals are created cooking using fresh produce and special diets can be catered for. Residents may also take meals in their own room is preferred.

The home has tranquil gardens where residents may sit outside in the warm weather. An activities organiser helps in meeting the social care needs of all residents. Shopping trips and day trips to the vast Derbyshire countryside scenery are organised with the home's minibus that has been adapted to take wheelchairs.

Group: brighterkind

Person in charge: Jackie Campbell (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 34 Service Users

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

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 34

Rooms with ensuite WC: 4

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • 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 Branksome Care Home: click here

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Reviews

9.5 The Branksome Care Home has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.549)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for The Branksome Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Branksome Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 7 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 4.549 for The Branksome Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (50 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 91 Ratings = 4.549

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Branksome Care Home is based on 7 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 6.8 positive Reviews (34 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 6.8 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
    4
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Branksome Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Branksome Care Home

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

I have been a resident in this home since November/December 2016. During that time, there has been a change in management but now with a new experienced manager, things all improving.
It takes a while to settle into a home and get to know the staff but I feel I am getting there and with the improvements of the staff, I feel we are getting to know each other. Improvements of the building are also pending, so this is a period of transition.
The staff are all different characters but very caring with a sense of humour which is important to me. The chef and food are excellent. We have a new activities person in his first week, so look forward to that with interest.
My 3 children are very supportive and always made welcome on their regular visits.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

I cannot fault any of the service. Only 100% praise to all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend The Branksome 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

I am very satisfied with the care that is provided.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Found staff to be friendly and helpful from nurses, office staff, chef, waiting on staff and cleaning staff. The premises, my mother's room, and the laundry are kept clean and seem efficient in all systems. My mother is blind, unable to walk and is now either in a wheelchair or is bed bound. She is helped at mealtimes with her food and drinks. I have found my mother to be comfortable and not agitated. She is often very tired due to medication but seems content.

The nurse has expressed that she will always keep my mother comfortable and dignified, which is a huge relief to myself and my family and I wish to thank her and all of the Branksome staff.

How likely would you be to recommend The Branksome Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I visit my father at the Branksome regularly, I vary the day and time so I feel that what I observe is genuine, it cannot be predicted when I will turn up. I always feel welcome, the staff are professional, friendly/chatty and happy to share news about how my father is getting on.
The nursing and care staff are very kind to my father and all other residents I see them interacting with. They spend time listening and talking to them.
My father had been reluctant to leave his room, but gradually they have managed to persuade him to go downstairs and have lunch, and sit in one of the lounge areas or even in the garden. This has now become his new routine which is much better for his mental health.
The food always looks nice and I know he enjoys the meals. The house is probably in need of a bit of TLC but it is clean, spacious and comfortable which is the main thing. The gardens are lovely.
Overall, I am happy with the facilities and care provided at the Branksome.

How likely would you be to recommend The Branksome Care 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Excellent and very supportive service provided in every respect by highly trained and highly professional caring people. Everyone made the last 2 months of my mother's life as settled and as pleasant as it could be. The care was exceptional and the support and advice which both myself and my wife received during this very difficult time were also exceptional. Everything about The Branksome was excellent: the rooms, the security of the building, the facilities, the gardens, the meals, the cleanliness etc. I would highly recommend this care home above any other care home provider to anyone who finds themselves in the upsetting situation of having to deal with the 'end of life care' of a loved one. A sincere thank you to everyone at The Branksome for everything.

How likely would you be to recommend The Branksome 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 my brother was diagnosed with a terminal illness in May 2016, he expressed a wish to end his life in Buxton. We chose Branksome and it was definitely the right decision. The kindness and care which my brother received from all the staff he came into contact with was exceptional. They were always cheerful and considerate to us, his family, which helped us cope with a difficult six months. We cannot thank them enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mum moved into the Branksome on the 1st June, having spent several weeks in hospital. Unfortunately she was a resident for less than 72 hours, sadly dying. I was very impressed with the care and love she received form the staff during the short stay. She deteriorated very quickly and I was unable to each her before she died, but found great comfort that a member of staff had sat with her and held her hand. She was treated with such respect and dignity. When I collected her belongings the manager and every member of staff took time to offer their condolences.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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April 2017

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: brighterkind

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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