Home Farm Care Home, Portree, Highland
Home Farm Care Home, Portree, Highland
Home Farm Care Home, Portree, Highland

Home Farm Care Home is located within the rural town of Portree, on the Isle of Skye. The purpose-built 40 bedded residence offers nursing, nursing dementia and end of life care. The home also specialises in care for people with a physical disability from the age of 21 years.

At Home Farm Care Home, residents have a choice of lounge areas which feature comfortable and specially designed furnishings. The home also has a range of comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms.

Chefs at Home Farm pride themselves on knowing the tastes of residents, preparing a choice of home-cooked meals and catering for any dietary and cultural needs.

At HC-One, experienced home managers and members of staff ensure kindness is at the heart of everything they do.

Group: HC-One

Person in charge: Linda Baillie (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alcohol Dependence (past or present) • Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Young under 50 years. Ages 21+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Scottish Gaelic; Gaelic

Single Rooms: 36

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 38

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room

Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Home Farm Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 31 Oct 2017

Please contact us for information regarding our bed availability

Reviews

9.6 Home Farm Care Home has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.627)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Home Farm Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 7 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 4.752 for Home Farm Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (101 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 129 Ratings = 4.752

  • 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 4.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Home Farm Care Home is based on 7 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.875

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Home Farm Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Home Farm Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Carer
    1
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

I can honestly say that I have never known a care home as good as Home Farm. The rooms, including communal areas, are all clean and bright. There are no unpleasant odours, residents are allowed personal belongings and furniture where appropriate and the layout and public areas a spacious and welcoming. Best of all, however, is the general atmosphere and welcome. The staff are without fail helpful, caring and above all cheerful. The public areas and office are always full of laughter and happiness which rubs off onto the residents who add to the welcome more often than not. From all I have seen and all that I am told by the residents, Home Farm is a wonderful place to be if your own home is no longer a viable option. This is only made possible because of the staff and local management, so a big thank you to all concerned. Oh...and I nearly forgot, I hear the food is pretty good as well. What more could anyone want.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Farm 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

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

My father has settled into the home due to the support from all the staff. He is well looked after and cared for. He is treated as an individual and his needs are met as an individual, not a number. He has not lost his identity at all and still has his sense of humour. He receives encouragement to socialise and take part in activities - very much aware of what is going on. Took part in the burns supper ceilidhs etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Farm 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

As a family, we cannot praise the manager and her staff highly enough for their care and attention towards my husband.
He was admitted in emergency circumstances due to my becoming ill and they have gone out of their way to ensure his needs are met and that he is settled and content.
His visitors are made extremely welcome and they have kept me and my family fully updated as to how he is getting on.
An excellent home.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Farm 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 is being looked after very well in every way.
The best in Scotland.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Farm 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

This nursing home is out of this world and staff are jewels. Must be the best in Britain.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Farm 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 standard of care of my father was outstanding.
He was treated as an individual with care and interest in his personality and needs.
We were quickly informed of any health or other issues.
The staff were interested, motivated and helpful.
The difference between Home Farm and the nursing home he had come from was marked.
It was such a relief to see him as happy as his condition allowed him to be.
I only wish he had agreed to be moved sooner.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

My Mother-in-law is cared for in a safe and caring environment. Physically, she is very well cared for in terms of her personal care, she is well fed and hydrated regularly. Mentally she attends little events within the home. She appears happy, settled and we have nothing but praise for the staff, of all levels.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

When it became inevitable that mum needed to go into a care home, I just put off visiting Home Farm, because I didn't want to accept mum going into care. However, I know I had to make the visit so with great trepidation, I went along.

The first thing I noticed was the warm friendly atmosphere, plus it did not have that 'old folks home' smell! The staff were so attentive to both me and the residents, and the genuine care was very evident. I came away haveing been so reassured by what I saw and my chat with the home leader and staff, that I was in absolutely no doubt about mum being a resident.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Farm 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

As the only nursing home on Skye, Home Farm is an essential safety net. As a carer it provided respite and day care support which enabled me to continue to meet my partner's needs at home for as long as possible. Home Farm is required to meet a wide range of needs and the staff do the best they can to meet the constant and ongoing changing demands. I have maintained contact with the staff team since my partner moved to residential specialist dementia care provision as I feel it is very important that this invaluable resource and the staff who work there are recognised. Thank you for all you do.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The care provided is beyond reproach and it is a great relief and comfort to me to know that my wife is receiving such care.

How likely would you be to recommend Home Farm 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Home Farm is a welcoming place to visit which is all down to the friendly co-operative staff, there is a good atmosphere and as a relative, I feel secure that my mother is being well looked after.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

more details

February 2016

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2016

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Monday 15 Feb 2016

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Linda

Linda Baillie

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

As a Registered Nurse and former winner of Scottish Care Manager of the Year, Linda has gained more than 20 years’ experience in providing care and support to older people, to enrich their lives. She is a knowledgeable and dedicated leader who is passionate about delivering the highest standards in care and quality of life for Residents.

Having worked at Home Farm for many years, Linda closely 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 Home Farm.

When asked what she enjoys most about her role, Linda remarked: “I enjoy the relationships I have with the residents, their relatives and my colleagues and the satisfaction that comes from providing a high standard of care.”

Away from work, Linda likes to stay active and lists horse riding, swimming and walking amongst her favourite pastimes.

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

Care Home Idol 2016

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