Marton Road, Willingham by Stow, Gainsborough DN21 5JU
Owner: Howson Care Centre Ltd
Person in charge: Carol Horne (Nurse Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 83 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Asperger Syndrome • Autism/ASD • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Challenging Behaviour • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Huntington's Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilties • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Admission Information: All referral considered. Ages from 18 to 100.
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): British Sign Language, Polish, Thai
Single Rooms: 63
Shared Rooms: 10
Rooms with ensuite WC: 22
Facilities & Services: Independent Living Training • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Howson Care Centre: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Howson Care Centre has a Review Score of 4.7 (4.667)
The Review Score of 4.7 (maximum of 10) for Howson Care Centre 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Howson Care Centre 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 4.667 for Howson Care Centre is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 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:
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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Howson Care Centre is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = 0
Target of 16.6 positive Reviews (83 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 16.6 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.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Shirley G (Partner of Resident) on Saturday 9 January 2016. Relates to January 2016.
My partner has been at Howsons for just over a year. It is brilliant. He had been in 3 care homes prior, the last two being abysmal. He left Nocton Cottage weighing 8.5 stone and looked at death's door. He had three weeks at Bunkers Hill where he developed the worst oedema I had seen and the nurse did not know anything about it and then he fractured his hip and it took neatly five hours for them to call an ambulance! A year later, he weighs over 11.5 stone, they have cleared up the sores on his legs and feet and he looks it he best of health apart from his Alzheimer's. They never know when I am coming to visit but he is always clean, well dressed, shaven, hair cut and they even do his ears - the only home that would. The staff are lovely, seem to genuinely care and I no longer worry about him. The awful thing is that the Quality Care Commission did not give it a good review and I was reluctant for him to go there but, as he was difficult, no one else would have him. What do the Care commission know. When I made complaints about one of the other homes, they were not interested. He actually seems happy and I am so glad he is at Howsons.
How likely would you be to recommend Howson Care Centre? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Good
Value for Money: Excellent
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