Bearehill Care Home, Brechin, Angus
Bearehill Care Home, Brechin, Angus
Bearehill Care Home, Brechin, Angus

Bearehill Care Home is in a Georgian mansion house with two additional units. It is set in its own grounds in the cathedral city of Brechin, Angus.

Bearehill offers traditional character with pillars and ornate ceilings in communal areas. Outdoors, the home has spacious grounds in which wildlife regularly visit. The home has large windows for residents who don't wish to go outside to still enjoy watching the animals.

Bearehill can cater to various care needs including residential care and dementia care. The home can also offer more specialist care in the Lawrence Unit which is dedicated to caring and supporting young disabled people - both permanently or on a short term basis.

Group: Four Seasons Health Care

Person in charge: Joyce Chalmers (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 41 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 41

Rooms with ensuite WC: 41

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room

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

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

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Reviews

7.4 Bearehill Care Home has a Review Score of 7.4 (7.389)

The Review Score of 7.4 (maximum of 10) for Bearehill Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.2 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bearehill Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.267 for Bearehill Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (25 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 45 Ratings = 4.267

  • 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 3.122 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bearehill Care Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 8.2 positive Reviews (41 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8.2 Target = 0.122

  • 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
    1
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bearehill Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bearehill Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Nephew of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1

My mother has been in the new dementia unit at Bearehill since 7th December 2017. Awaiting a permanent placement which she now has at a care home nearer family.
The care has been exceptionally good with patient, kind and supportive staff always on hand to help Mum and offer support to her and also us her close family.
Any concerns were dealt with promptly and treated seriously. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff.
Management and all ancillary staff always welcoming. If Mum doesn’t settle, we would be happy for her to return.

How likely would you be to recommend Bearehill 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Ronnie Cavanagh, Digital Marketing Executive at Bearehill Care Home responded to this review on 11 Jan 2018:

Thank you, Ann, for your kind comments about your recent experience at Bearehill Care Home. Our residents’ wellbeing is our main priority and it is great to hear that you were so pleased with the quality of our care. We always appreciate individuals taking the time to give their feedback and we are very pleased to hear that your experience was so positive. All of our staff are committed to providing the best possible care experience for all of our residents and it is very rewarding to have their efforts recognised.

It is evident that the home is underequipped as there is insufficient staff to provide the proper levels of care to the residents, including my mother. Whilst I personally have not seen the food, my mother advises me that the quality is not good and has not been well cooked. This has been evidenced by other visitors to my mother. When considering my mother pays circa £2,800 per month (on top of this, Angus council pays a further £1,000), this provides a very low value for money. A new manager was recently appointed and it is hopeful that they will produce material improvements.

How likely would you be to recommend Bearehill Care Home? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Poor

Facilities: Poor

Care / Support: Poor

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Poor

Staff: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Karen Millington, Home Manager at Bearehill Care Home responded to this review on 07 Oct 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Bearehill - we appreciate all comments and feedback. Since receiving your review we have discussed the matters raised privately. If you do have any further concerns, please do not hesitate to speak with me. Best wishes, Karen.

I'm extremely happy with the care provided for my mum. She loves the staff and they are wonderful with her. My siblings and family are all made welcome when we visit. Information is given when required and the staff are happy to explain things to us if necessary. All in all, I am very happy mum is being cared for in Bearehill.
My one criticism is the decor in mums room is rather dull and requires freshening up.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My aunt has been living in Bearehill Care Home since 5th July 15 and I have no complaints, she enjoys the food and she has a lot of recreations to occupy her and I couldn't wish for a better care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Bearehill 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

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