Swallownest Care Home

Chesterfield Road, Swallownest, Sheffield S26 4TL

Swallownest Care Home, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Swallownest Care Home, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Swallownest Care Home, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Situated in the village of Swallownest, only four miles from Rotherham, Swallownest is a friendly, purpose-built care home offering residential and nursing care.

The spacious home offers the choice of four sitting rooms and two dining areas in which to relax, dine and socialise.

A hairdressing salon, treatment room and designated room for hobbies and interests, provide further opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment.

The pretty, enclosed garden, which is looked after by some of the residents and it is a popular place to spend time in the company of friends and family. All bright and comfortable bedrooms and living areas are easily accessible by wheelchair.

The home’s caring team has created a pleasant family atmosphere, encouraging everyone to eat, celebrate and plan special occasions together. Residents are invited to decorate their rooms with small items of their own furniture and treasured belongings, so that it feels just like home. Daily life is thoughtfully designed to support mind, body and soul.

Swallownest’s home manager will make sure that all residents receive the kindest possible care. Its extensively trained team will deliver all the nursing and specialist care and support services that your loved one requires. Personalised care plans consider not only medical, personal and dietary needs, but also the individual’s likes and dislikes, religious preferences and any suggestions from family members that might make their stay that little bit more enjoyable.

Group: HC-One

Person in charge: Jan Myers (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 65 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Epilepsy • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Single Rooms: 65

Rooms with ensuite WC: 17

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Swallownest Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 31 Oct 2017

Please contact us for information regarding our bed availability

Reviews

9.6 Swallownest Care Home has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.591)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Swallownest Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 36 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Swallownest Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 20 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 4.591 for Swallownest Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (266 Excellents x 5) + (149 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 428 Ratings = 4.591

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Swallownest Care Home is based on 20 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 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 13 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
    23
  • Good
    13
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Swallownest Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    31
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Swallownest Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    13
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    2
  • more

My experience is very good with the staff.
If I want to know anything I have only to speak to someone or they will ring me.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest Care Home? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

During my father's stay, which was only 28 days, we feel that he had the best care possible.
His last days were treated with care, dignity and we know he felt the same, which was a big comfort to his family.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Don't Know

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Having sat many hours in the lounge and restaurant with my wife, I must compliment the staff on the compassion they show when dealing with the residents.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

As my sister has been in the home for a relatively short time (4 weeks) on first impressions everything appears to be fine.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Visited and spoke to residents. Very happy atmosphere. Impressed with staff relationship with residents. Also impressed with activities provided by the home, also the garden area.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Good care is given, staff always pleasant and friendly.
Mum's problems are always tried to be sorted, wherever possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My grandma has been well looked after and supported while staying here. Plenty of activities have been provided for her to complete and join in. She enjoys the trips out to cafe etc... and will always relate back to these in conversations.
She enjoys the communal areas and sitting with the other residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Many of you reading these reviews many be concerned about moving your loved one into residential care. Our family too felt that way in January 2017 when my Mother-in-law became ill. Having seen media coverage about care homes, we wanted to find the right place.
Swallownest Care Home was recommended to us and we are so glad it was. The staff are so caring and patient, nursing care is excellent, food wonderful, with facilities to suit all needs. Activities are so varied and inclusive for all. Nothing is too much trouble - for residents or their families. Her living here has allowed us to enjoy the time we've had left with our mum, free from usual daily tasks. This time was precious. If you are lucky enough to get a place here, you will have no worries at all.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Good, friendly, compassionate, caring staff. My husband was cared for very well. He made very good progress while here. He enjoyed the activities and outings. From my point of view, I wish it was more secure and he could have remained.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest 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: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

In general, care is brilliant from members of staff. But when there are staff shortages, this does have an impact on quality of care received.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

HC-One, Careline Team at Swallownest Care Home responded to this review on 29 Mar 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We really value the feedback provided by those who use our services. The home has above average staffing to provide a person-centered approach to care delivery, unfortunately, there may be times when Residents require extra support due to ill health and at these times it may appear that staff are in short supply. The home is always staffed in alliance with the dependency status of our Residents and this also enables us to provide dignified end of life care, when required. Our home also has a number of volunteers that visit on a regular basis and provide excellent one to one therapies which are not always acknowledged by other family members. The manager has an open door policy where she is available to listen and resolve any concerns.

Caring home, lovely staff, though occasionally in short supply due to no fault of their own. There is so much to do, caring beautifully for a wide range of individual needs. Support for the family as well as resident. Opinion and views of family etc... taken on board and acted upon appropriately.
Well maintained home, but would probably benefit from more rooms with ensuite showers etc...
Overall very pleased with the standard of care.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

HC-One, Careline Team at Swallownest Care Home responded to this review on 22 Mar 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We really value the feedback provided by those who use our services. The home has above average staffing to provide a person-centred approach to care delivery, unfortunately, there may be times when Residents require extra support due to ill health and at these times it may appear that staff are in short supply. It is lovely to see how much you appreciate our team and that you have identified the dedication and support that they provide to our Residents and family members. Our home is well maintained and has a number of en suite facilities and excellent communal bathing areas where Residents enjoy quality time. Where ever possible the home adds facilities to improve the lives of our Residents however there are structural limitations and constraints.

Excellent care for my mum. Well looked after in a caring and happy environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest Care Home? 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

The transition from intermediate care was made very easy by the friendly and helpful staff. I feel confident that dad will be happy, safe and cared for at Swallownest Care Home.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest Care Home? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My review is on behalf of my mum who has been resident at the home since 11/1/17. My mum is no longer capable of writing this herself due to a terminal brain tumour. I cannot praise the staff and facilities at Swallownest Care Home highly enough- they are kind, considerate, friendly and patient. My mum is able to tell me that they are "lovely" and she absolutely loves the food! This is my first experience with a care home and this one came highly recommended. The recommendation was correct! It may seem a small thing but this to me is highly indicative of the level of care, whenever I go (daily) the staff always know where my mum is - in her room, outside, in lounge and who has been- they couldn't do this if they did not pay such good attention to the residents.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Mum has been in the home for almost 10 months now and her health and well-being are so much better on visiting. I found her happy and involved in the activities, she now sits up without the support of pillows and seems to be happy. As I live far away it is nice to see her settled and happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest Care Home? 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff and management are excellent. Rooms are kept to a good standard of cleanliness and are well laid out. Food is to a high quality with a good selection and also variation. Overall this care home is excellent in all departments.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very good reception - room ready and waiting. Staff very attentive to needs.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The treatment my mum receives at Swallownest Care Home is second to none. The carers, true to their name, do care about the job they do. My mum is not very good at eating and they make sure that she is encouraged as much as they can to try to get her to eat. Her room is always kept really clean and her laundry is done really well. Before Christmas, the activities co-ordinator worked so hard and there was something for the residents to see or take part in almost every day. There were concerts, meals out, Christmas party and too many other things to mention, but each activity was carried out really well.

When I was ill for a few days, I had no problem with not being able to go to see my mum because I know that she was really well looked after.

I would like to thank the staff and management of the home very much for everything they do for my mum.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Mum moved in just over a month ago and has settled really well. There has been a marked improvement in herself. She is well dressed, clean and tidy. She loves the food and the wallpaper in her room, often commenting on how lovely her room is. The carers are patient and caring and the activities are superb. She enjoys the food and eats well. The only downside is her room is dark, it is good to see mum involved in internal activities. She loves the shows. Thank you, everyone.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

HC-One, Careline Team at Swallownest Care Home responded to this review on 19 Dec 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We really value the feedback provided by those who use our services.
The home is currently redecorating all bedrooms in the home with the aim of creating a bright and welcoming environment for individuals that reside at Swallownest Care Home. Residents are encouraged to choose their preferred decoration scheme, to create the desired look and personal feel to their individual rooms. Depending on the time of the year rooms can at times appear darker than usual and in these times extra lighting is available.

From the first time I visited Swallownest Care Home, I just knew this is where I would like my Mum to be. The staff are professional, polite, friendly. They cannot help you enough and most of all, they genuinely care. Swallownest Care Home is homely. It has lovely touches to detail re: decor/accessories in all areas e.g. lounges/residents rooms. I cannot thank the staff enough for the smooth transition they gave my Mum from her previous home and how they have made her welcome. It is a delight and pleasure to visit Mum, knowing she is well cared for and happy. Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Since my auntie has been in this home she's been a different person. Bright and smiley. Whenever I have visited she has been beautifully dressed in matching colours with either a necklace or scarf. The staff are extremely caring, bright and cheerful. Always interacting with the residents. Before she was constantly in her wheelchair but now she is encouraged to walk with help, I can't thank them enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I came at 10.20 this morning. My sister had her hair washed ready for me to curl it. We were both offered a cup of tea, the home, the deco, the staff are all fantastic there's excellent care, great atmosphere, great food. Everyone is cheerful, it is a pleasure to come. A very big thank you to all the staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am a local widow who met the residents of Swallownest Care Home at our local day centre. I realise my neighbour has moved into Swallownest Care Home after seeing her with the staff of the home at the local day centre.
I now visit my friend most weeks and she has never looked so well and is getting out and about regularly.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest 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

Our Mom was told along with all our family that she was going to have go go into a nursing home. We found this really hard to deal with as for a couple of years with help from private carers and our dad had managed to care for Mom at home, but this was taken out of our hands. We went on Swallownest site and liked what we saw, so went and visited. We were made very welcome by the Manager and staff. We talked to some of the carers who really made us feel at ease. Our Mom cant walk at all really and has Alzheimer's. All the staff really help our Mom and her care needs are second to none. It is a very special, caring home with lovely carers who made our Mom feel cared for. Also good entertainment and involve everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest 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

My mother entered the home in early March and from the very first day was made to feel very much at home. The staff have been very supportive to both my mother and also to all her visitors. They create a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Rooms are very comfortable and food is plentiful and varied. Staff will do whatever they can to meet the needs of the residents. There is a varied programme of activities that visitors are also encouraged to attend. Residents and relations are encouraged to share thoughts at a residents meeting.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest 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

My good friend and neighbour was in and out of hospital. I used to pop in and see him most days and could see he was struggling to manage at home. My wife was cared for in Swallownest care home and the care she received was excellent I recommended Swallownest to my friend. He has now lived in Swallownest for about 18 months and is settled. I visit 3 or 4 times a week and often have lunch here. This home is brilliant and I cold not find a bad word to say about this home. My friend is in the best place possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest 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

My wife suffering with ill health and ended up in hospital, due to me suffering ill health myself. I was advised that my wife would need 24 hour nursing care. Swallownest Care Home was recommended to us so we came to look around. I was quite pleased with what I saw, we went home and discussed our options and we decided it was where we would like my wife to live. She has been here now for 2 weeks and I am very pleased with everything.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mum recently went into hospital due to bad health and with her poor mobility was advised by a hospital consultant that mom needed 24 hour nursing care. After look around we found Swallownest Nursing Home was the right one for mom.
The staff are excellent, caring and considerate and mom has settled in really well, which really helped us as a family as it was one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make.
So thank you Swallownest for all of your help and making mum part of your family.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I care for my friend at home, after several falls my friend ended up in hospital. He then went to Swallownest Care Home for respite to recover. My friend then decided he would like to live at Swallownest. He has lived at Swallownest for approx 10 months now and is very settled, my friend has become a lot more sociable, and joins in with the homes activities. He has made friends with other residents and seems happy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mum has always been fiercely independent. Unfortunately she had a fall in July 2015 and broke her femur. She was subsequently in hospital for five months and had many complications, she was, as a result unable to stand or weight bear, pressure sore and continence problems. Due to this she was unable to return home and I had the thankless task of finding her a care home. I trailed around endless homes, but when I came into Swallownest Care Home o knew immediately that it was where I wanted mum to be. Every where was clean, happy and homely. The staff were happy and friendly and the residents all looked comfortable and spoke when you walked through the lounge area. Not forgetting the gentleman, who does his best to address all mums requests!.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My wife was in another nursing home. I wasn't happy with her care. I decided to look for another home for her. I looked around Swallownest and as soon as I walked in I thought it was ideal. My wife has lived here about five months, she is more alert and brighter and I am very very happy with her care and I feel I couldn't have picked a better place.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest 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

Mum had several falls at home. After one of her falls mum broke her ankle, mum was then put into a care home, it was during her stay there that was decided it was for the best for her to go into permanent care. Swallownest is in my local village so after looking around it was decided mum would come and live at Swallownest care home. Mum has lived at Swallownest now for approximately nine months, she is settled, happy and has made friends, she gets out and enjoys the entertainment they have on a the home.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest 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

Why aren't they all like this one! He has been treated with kindness, care and respect, I find this really amazing. This place is clean and staff are pleasant and helpful in the current climate of budget cuts etc.. I and my partner are so grateful living away knowing he is really cared for, makes us sleep properly does my heart good and for my father in law, care he really needs. Wow fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest Care Home? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

My mother received end of life care in Swallownest nursing home for 10 days. All aspects of her stay there was excellent, I cant fault one thing. She was treated with respect and dignity at all times. The staff were fantastic from the cleaners, laundry, carers, nurses and management not forgetting the kitchen staff who provided excellent meals. Every member of staff always had a smile for us. When my mum passed away nothing was too much trouble for the family, the support given to us was marvellous. Swallownest was the next best thing to mum being nursed at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Swallownest 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

The care home provided good end of life care for my parents. One died as a resident and the other was treated with care , respect and dignity in their remaining months of life, being supported through a difficult time with health and loss of a partner. The home was also supportive to family who found the care of ailing parents hard. The staff were really good and helpful and I felt confident leaving my parents with them.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

After suffering two strokes and a heart attack, I needed to look for 24 hour care - I have been living with my daughter who unfortunately fell ill and had to visit hospital fro treatment most days. We found Swallownest through discussions with GPs and Social Services. I am here for respite at the moment. I have no concerns - meals are varied - I feel really safe and I would recommend this home to anyone.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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Staff Profiles

Jan

Jan Myers

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

Introducing Jan Myers
Home Manager at Swallownest, Sheffield

What does ‘kindness’ mean to you?

“I see kindness as a gift that we can provide every day; it costs nothing and means everything.”

As a Registered Nurse, Jan has gained nearly 20 years’ experience in providing care and support to people, to enrich their lives. She is a knowledgeable and experienced leader who is passionate about delivering the highest standards in care and quality of life for Residents.

Jan joined Swallownest as Home Manager as she shares HC-One’s vision in aiming to provide the kindest care for each and every Resident. She extends this caring approach to her colleagues and works closely with them to deliver care and support to Residents in a way that they gain the most benefit, in a warm and welcoming home.

She also works hard to arrange events and activities with nearby schools and clubs and is always keen to include the local community in life at Swallownest.

When asked what she enjoys most about her role, Jan remarked: “I just see it as a huge privilege to be able to care for our Residents.”

Away from work, Jan enjoys a variety of hobbies including swimming and taking weekends away.

If you would like to find out more information about Swallownest, Jan has an ‘Open Door Policy’ and would be pleased to welcome you for an informal discussion.

Care Home Idol 2016

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