Downshaw Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9QL
Downshaw Lodge Care Home in Ashton-under-Lyne is dedicated to high standards of individualised nursing and dementia care for men in Greater Manchester, who also present challenging behaviour in their means of communication.
The highly-qualified, experienced team at Downshaw is committed to providing safe, effective and compassionate care for residents – delivering individualised care planning with support from local mental health services.
The welcoming purpose-built 45-bed home is located in a residential area close to the bustling centre of the market town, which is well served by road, rail, a regular bus service and the Manchester Metrolink tram system.
The renovated rooms at Downshaw Lodge provide safe, comfortable and welcoming personal spaces for residents, and have been refreshed with a contemporary new decor, soft furnishings and non-slip wooden flooring.
Attractive and well-appointed communal areas and facilities include a new ‘pamper’ bathroom with a hi-tech easy-access bath, a retro-styled barber’s shop, a refurbished lounge and a secure, peaceful dementia garden.
Residents at Downshaw can enjoy a varied range of delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals throughout the day. The kitchen team welcomes input from both residents and their families when creating new menus.
Downshaw’s activities and well-being officer organises a range of activities and social events which residents are encouraged to participate in, if they so wish. These range from enjoyable sing-alongs to reminiscence talks about favourite sporting memories. Greater Manchester’s rich sporting heritage is also reflected in the fascinating collection of sports memorabilia throughout the home.
Group: Qualia Care Ltd
Person in charge: Kasia Kapalka (Home Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 45 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment
Admission Information: Ages 18+.
Single Rooms: 45
Rooms with ensuite WC: 25
Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Downshaw Lodge Care Home: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Downshaw Lodge Care Home has a Review Score of 5.8 (5.806)
The Review Score of 5.8 (maximum of 10) for Downshaw Lodge Care Home 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Downshaw Lodge Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.6 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.25 for Downshaw Lodge Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (5 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.25
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 1.556 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Downshaw Lodge Care Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500
Target of 9 positive Reviews (45 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 9 Target = 0.111 , then divided by 2 = 0.056
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 Postal Card by Ann T (Wife of Resident) on Thursday 25 August 2016. Relates to August 2016.
My husband moved into Downshaw Lodge Care Home December 2015. The staff at Downshaw Lodge are a well lead cohesive team resulting in the residents receiving a caring professional service. There is always a carer in the lounge areas and I have witnessed their skill and the kindly way they have defused many a risky situation. They have always included and supported me by their good communication and thoughtfulness. I am happy with the care and kindness at this home.
How likely would you be to recommend Downshaw Lodge Care Home? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Good
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