Balhousie Forth View Care Home, Leven, Fife
Balhousie Forth View Care Home, Leven, Fife
Balhousie Forth View Care Home, Leven, Fife

Forth View Care Centre is a Fife care service that achieves high levels of care for a wide range of personalised nursing packages.

The service can be tailored to meet the short and long-term needs of many individuals, carried out within a comfortable property in which to spend a retirement with carers skilled in looking after both mental and physical health complications.

Forth View has well-kept gardens and residents enjoy having many places of interest to visit and activities and hobbies to pursue in-house.

Group: Balhousie Care Group

Person in charge: Gordon Candlish (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 55 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Drug Dependence (past or present)

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 55

Rooms with ensuite WC: 55

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single £565 – £770 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Balhousie Forth View Care Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Balhousie Forth View Care Home: click here

* Care Inspectorate is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Scotland.

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Reviews

6 Balhousie Forth View Care Home has a Review Score of 6 (6.032)

The Review Score of 6 (maximum of 10) for Balhousie Forth View Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.1 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Balhousie Forth View Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.9 out of 5 from 3 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 4.145 for Balhousie Forth View Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (28 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 83 Ratings = 4.145

  • 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 1.887 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Balhousie Forth View Care Home is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5 then divided by 2 = 1.750

    2. Target of 11 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 11 Target = 0.273 , then divided by 2 = 0.137

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Balhousie Forth View Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Balhousie Forth View Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    1

My mum was only in the care home for 2 months after having a stroke. I found the staff really good, they were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. They went over and above their line of duty. My brother took a seizure when we were in visiting mum, and they phoned the paramedics and stayed with him until the ambulance arrived.

How likely would you be to recommend Balhousie Forth View 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

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Everything fine.

How likely would you be to recommend Balhousie Forth View 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: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My mother has been a resident at Forth View Care Home Methil, for over a month. Due to her dementia and extreme anxiety she can sometimes be very difficult. I have found the staff to be extremely kind, patient, tolerant and they treat my mum with dignity, giving her a lot of reassurance.
The staff are very helpful in providing advice and updates on my mum. Staff are always on hand and the home is very clean. Mum seems to enjoy the food and the menus are varied. She participates in activities and enjoys having someone to talk to.

How likely would you be to recommend Balhousie Forth View 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

It was a prime location as easy access for all the family plus it was stated smoking allowed with lots of internal/external activities. This depreciated with time due to company take over and on going issues with staff levels. Most of staff are good and attentive but this needs to be on a more regular basis as either never anyone available or too many staff together in one room and all residents in another without any form of stimulus or attention. The rooms are well catered and light/bright with residents household items. External secure gardens need upgrading but it's good to have the access when visiting on brighter days. Main entrance door has lock keyed access with access code available to the public which is a security risk!

How likely would you be to recommend Balhousie Forth View Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Poor

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Poor

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My family and I are very glad we chose Forthview. He is happy and contented, the staff are helpful and treat all with dignity. All the staff are caring and fun loving they brighten our day. Mu husband is always clean and well fed. There is always something of interest. The main things are cleanliness, good food, entertainment, there has never been an incident where someone has been left on their own. The staff are dedicated fun loving bunch. I will always be grateful for all their help, and for taking some of the pressure of me. I will always recommend this home and I seen a few.

How likely would you be to recommend Balhousie Forth View Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Care in general is good with good support staff in attendance. Too many staff changes (nursing) in the past twelve months. Food is satisfactory to good but very limited choice in some cases. Communication has improved recently but still room for improvement.

How likely would you be to recommend Balhousie Forth View Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Mum and Dad moved into Forth View together 6 years ago. Dad was ill and sadly only had 3 and half months in the home. He was extremely well cared for and the staff were exemplary in supporting mum when he passed away. Mum is very happy and feel safe and secure, knowing help is always at hand. The staff are always helpful and pleasant. Mum has a lovely room with en-suite facilities which she can return to when she wishes time on her own. I have no qualms in recommending Forth View Care Home.

How likely would you be to recommend Balhousie Forth View Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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