Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home

2/6 Carncome Road, Connor, Ballymena BT42 3LA

Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home, Ballymena, County Antrim
Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home, Ballymena, County Antrim

Set in the picturesque village of Connor, Braefield Nursing and Residential Home is a purpose-built setting offering residential care and general category nursing. It also has a dedicated unit providing nursing care for older people with mental health needs. The person-centred care is carefully designed to meet individual needs and independence is strongly promoted throughout the home.

Braefield Nursing and Residential Home features well-appointed single and double bedrooms, a range of communal living and dining areas and patio and outdoor seating areas where residents can enjoy the weather and outdoor environment. The home also has a hairdressing salon and well-being suite and a range of activities and entertainment for residents to enjoy.

Families and friends are encouraged to visit Braefield at any time to add to the homely, welcoming environment.

Group: Healthcare Ireland Group

Person in charge: Philomena McIlwaine (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northern Health and Social Care Trust (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 50 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Challenging Behaviour

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Single Rooms: 42

Shared Rooms: 4

Rooms with ensuite WC: 24

Weekly Charges Guide: (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.) Nursing Care Single from £580 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

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

Latest The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority* Report on Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home: click here

* The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Northern Ireland.

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Reviews

9.8 Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.816)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Braefield Nursing & Residential 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 9 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 4.916 for Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (142 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.916

  • 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 4.9 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home is based on 9 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.900

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    7
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1

This home is first class. Staff are all excellent, especially the manager and the administrator. The care given by the nurses and carer assistants is exceptional. They are all very kind and go out of their way for my mother. There is very good communication between staff and myself.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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

I have found the care and attention of the staff and management here to be excellent. Always open and honest, providing information when asked. Treating my father with dignity and respect at all times.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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 has been a revelation as to what true care is. Mum is so much brighter, stronger and more alert than ever.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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

Philomena Mc Ilwaine, Home manager at Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home responded to this review on 04 Jul 2017:

Thank you so much Stephen for a lovely review. All the staff at Braefield are delighted with how you have found your Mothers care here.

My family cannot thank the staff and management enough for all their kindness and support. My mother has greatly improved since coming to this nursing home.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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 aunt has made considerable overall improvement since her temporary arrival at Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home in February 2016. It is a real mark of the level of care and personal attention that she chose personally to stay permanently at Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home. We feel she is very safe here and nothing seems to be too much trouble. It is the combination of professional nursing care and very devoted and kind attention that reassures our family.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Excellent

We as a family are very happy to have found such a wonderful place for our mother. The standard of care is second to none.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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

Excellent standard of care. Staff and management approachable and helpful. All round excellence.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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 is exceptional. My mother has gone through a very difficult time and the support and care given to my mother and ourselves has been outstanding. We have always been treated with courtesy and consideration and kindness. Nothing is too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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

We found the staff were very helpful and caring towards Daddy's needs. All the staff cared for all needs and brought Daddy back to being able to return home. Nothing was a bother to them.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My wife and I are both nurses. Five years ago the mental and physical health of my parents began to deteriorate significantly and we knew that a care home was becoming inevitable. We sounded out our contacts amongst local healthcare professionals and Braefield kept coming up as one of the best locally.
When the crisis eventually hit we were relieved that Braefield could accommodate them together.
When my father finally succumbed to the ravages of a a life long illness we publicly thanked the staff for their care and dedication at his funeral and we meant it.
Yesterday my mother became ill and was admitted to the hospital I work In. The staff I work with made a point of praising the Braefield staff on her appearance and the comprehensive documentation accompanying her, rare praise indeed for a nursing home.
The fact that We're still dealing with the same staff we met years ago says a lot about about continuity of care, staff retention and the caring ethos of Braefield.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The care and attention my mother received was outstanding, everything from the food to the surroundings, her room, living and dining areas in the nursing wing was kept immaculate. The staff were always approachable and made my mum feel like she was their number one priority. Before arriving at Braefield my mother was a little anxious but soon became very settled due to the excellent care staff and managers.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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

My mother passed away peacefully in Braefield Nursing Home last week. She had been a resident there for approximately 18 months. Throughout her stay in Braefield my mother was visited almost daily by family, what we witnessed was outstanding care, patience and devotion to all the residents. I was particularly impressed with the professional attitude of all the staff and the time they took to speak with relatives, communication was excellent. In a very short time we were able to relax knowing that she was in a safe environment, a home from home.
We will be forever indebted to the all the staff in Braefield for the exceptional care given to our mother throughout the last years of her life, and the support and kindness shown to the family during the lasts days of her life. I would have no hesitation in recommending this home.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been in Braefield Nursing Home for four and a half years and has been cared for in a very professional way. She is very content in her surroundings and relates happily with a smile on her face to all the staff. As family members we are always treated with the utmost courtesy when we visit. We are updated daily on Mum's social and medical well being. Braefield always has an air of happiness and contentment and that applies to both staff and residents. We feel very lucky that Mum now resides in the best Nursing home we have ever visited. The staff are very caring, special people.

How likely would you be to recommend Braefield Nursing & Residential 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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