Beckside, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Beckside, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Beckside, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Overlooking the local village green, Beckside offers reliable, high quality care for older people in a comfortable, homely setting.

The experienced care team include registered nurses and provide round the clock professional support, tailored to the needs of each resident. Beckside were also one of the first care homes to achieve the Gold Standards Framework, a special award recognising excellent palliative care.

To enhance residents’ wellbeing, there is a dedicated activities coordinator, who organises a wide ranging programme of outings and activities to enable them to pursue their preferred interests and hobbies.   The Senior Cook and her team are proud to provide delicious, traditional home cooked meals catering for every taste and occasion.

Group: The Orders of St John Care Trust

Person in charge: Julie Stokes (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 58 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 56

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 57

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Beckside: click here

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

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Reviews

9.1 Beckside has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.090)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Beckside 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Beckside in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 9 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 4.314 for Beckside is calculated as follows: ( (67 Excellents x 5) + (68 Goods x 4) + (17 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 153 Ratings = 4.314

  • 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 4.776 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Beckside is based on 9 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 11.6 positive Reviews (58 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 11.6 Target = 0.776

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Beckside?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Beckside

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    6
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Brother of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Relative of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

Our mother has reached the stage in her life when she needs an advanced care plan. The Beckaside head of care handled this with great sensitivity and diplomacy. In fact, all the staff here are very caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

The decision to move my Mum into a care home was an extremely difficult and sad decision for the family to take. However, the manager at Beckside was very understanding and helped us by not putting any pressure on us and giving us time to come to terms with the decision. When Mum moved in she was moved from the hospital and began in a nursing bed, but later she moved into a normal residents room as she felt more settled and secure.
Mum suffered from a severe eating disorder and was unable to walk due to weakness, but it was clear that the staff at Beckside understood her particular needs. As a family, we found that someone was always available to talk to if we had a problem or concern. I believe the staff at Beckside always put my Mum first in terms of her priorities and needs and we are extremely grateful for this and couldn't have asked for anything more.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I find the staff at the Beckside very friendly and approachable.
It is a very difficult situation when your loved one is suffering from dementia so it is vital that a care provider also takes family members' emotions into account, which includes providing support (to some extent) and talking to them, Beckside does this.
My father also feels that my mother is well looked after.
He agrees that the staff are very good which is a relief as there's nothing more important than receiving good care which as we have discovered at a previous home can be hard to find.
Thank you all staff at the Beckside.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? 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: Good

The ratings below should give an idea of my experience.
All the staff are friendly and my mother is happy and looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I am pleased I got my wife into Beckside. The staff are wonderfully looking after my wife. It's a hard job they do with dignity. If you are looking for a care home Beckside is the one.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Overall the care provided is good and the home is a very good standard. The food is good and seems to be of sufficient amount. The staff pay attention to the resident's needs at all times and we definitely feel that my aunt is being well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been in Beckside for three years I have no complaints at all except the bedrooms are very small.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

I find all the carers good and well aware of all my husband's needs. As time has gone on they have altered and needs have added.
I leave my husband each time I visit well aware and rested to know he is in good care.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has been failing since December 2016. She is 100 years old.
The staff seem kind.
My mother is moved in her bed regularly but her diet is mainly yoghurt and water.
I feel it is a waiting time.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Poor

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I must say upon writing this review, that I've always had a rather negative view of nursing/residential homes. My exposure of which has been mostly limited, to the general media coverage of the sector. However, my experience with Beckside and the wonderful care that my mother received, has changed my perception completely. My mother didn't have long when she was admitted in late January 2016. The caring way the staff dealt with a demanding and frightened resident was hugely re-assuring. I'm most grateful to all the staff who, although clearly under pressure, always made time for both my mother and myself with a frank but sensitive assessment of mum's condition. I was particularly impressed with how one staff member stayed with mum in her final moments, as I made my way to the home. Alas, I was too late but it was of great comfort to know that mum wasn't alone when she passed. Thank you to everyone at Beckside who put the care into Care.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My father has been at Beckside for over 2 and a half years. He is very settled and happy to live there. The staff are professional and caring. He has been persuaded to join in many of the activities that are arranged. His favourite is the boat trips. I have visited him in his room when the staff don't know I'm with him, so hear how they knock on the door and start to talk to him. It's really reassuring for me to hear this, they all really seem to like him and treat him with great care and respect. I wouldn't want my dad to live anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? 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

Beckside is bright and welcoming. The staff are friendly and cheerful; they respond to residents needs in a positive way.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very satisfied on the whole.

How likely would you be to recommend Beckside? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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Awards / Recognitions

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Julie Stokes

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Beckside is a 57 bedded Residential and Nursing home that comprises 2 Nursing Units and 4 Residential Units.

Residents at Beckside are supported and cared for by a team of over 100 staff ranging from ancillary staff, admin staff, catering staff and housekeepers up to the senior team comprising of Senior Carers, Nurses, a Head of Care and the Home Manager – Julie Stokes.

Julie expects high standards of care throughout the home at all times and is dedicated to staff development and training to ensure quality care is delivered to all residents at all times. The care practises within the home are testament to the fantastic reputation that Beckside has within the local community and with other professionals.

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