Beacon Edge, Penrith CA11 8BN
In a commanding position in the Penrith greenbelt over looking the Cumbrian countryside and fells, Eden Grange is a grandiose period property. Their care includes long and short-term residential, nursing and dementia care, all tailored to the personal needs of the individual.
They have 36 rooms and a spacious dining room where residents are welcome to entertain friends and family, or dine in their own rooms if preferred.
Eden Grange provides a warm, welcoming and safe home for residents.
Person in charge: Anton Watson (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Cumbria County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 33 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Younger Adults
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Admission Information: Ages from 65 to 120.
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Czech, Spanish; Castilian, Polish
Single Rooms: 27
Shared Rooms: 3
Rooms with ensuite WC: 27
Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Eden Grange: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
The Review Score of 3.6 (maximum of 10) for Eden Grange is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Eden Grange 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 3.588 for Eden Grange is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) + (6 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 34 Ratings = 3.588
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 Eden Grange is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = 0
Target of 6.6 positive Reviews (33 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 6.6 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.
Eden Grange has a Review Score of 3.6 (3.588) from 3 Reviews
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jean (Daughter of Resident) on Sunday 10 July 2016. Relates to May 2016.
This care home is in a beautiful location with very kind staff. However, the physical aspects of the home are poor. The decor is shabby, the bedrooms dark and too small and look out onto a car park, a bank or an inner courtyard with pretend grass and little else. There are few life-enriching features here. Chairs are crammed together in living rooms, or there is a corridor to sit in with little natural light. Any views almost blocked by a high fence .
A little input: sensory gardens, bird tables, views, nice rooms would make a difference.
A hygienic note: difficult to wash hands in shared residents bathrooms as they are not always close to the toilets (no en-suites ), & no hand sanitisers by the toilets.
The dining room is OK but shabby- not even a bunch of fresh flowers!
The staff are very caring but they are too few , and have to work really hard to keep everything going.
This could be a beautiful place but unfortunately it is not quite there.
How likely would you be to recommend Eden Grange? Unlikely
Rachel Elliott, Customer Service Administrator at Eden Grange responded to this review on 20 Jul 2016:
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear about your experience and appreciate your comments of our home and will share your comments with the home’s manager. The Bupa Customer Care Team.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Maurice W (Husband of Resident) on Monday 14 December 2015. Relates to November 2015.
Being a recent new client with my wife now a resident. I can only give you my feelings which are as I find Beacon Edge. These are also the feelings of my wife. We are both very pleased up to date with my wife's care and well being. We are also very pleased to have a social worker and health nurse who managed to locate us with Beacon Edge.
How likely would you be to recommend Eden Grange? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Liz (Daughter of Resident) on Wednesday 28 October 2015.
My mum has been in beacon Edge since November 2009 and has gone from one of the most challenging residents (heckling at meetings and escaping twice, once managing a 2 mile speed walk) to one of the most easy to manage. In all this time the staff have been patient and caring and I know the ones who are still there are genuinely fond of her. The home has had a lot of recent changes but I think the staff are to be commended for staying supporting people who need them. I still feel the system as a whole needs improving, but overall I know my mum is cared for and as a relative this is essential to us. Well done.
How likely would you be to recommend Eden Grange? Likely
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