Apple Blossom Lodge, Armagh, County Tyrone
Apple Blossom Lodge, Armagh, County Tyrone
Apple Blossom Lodge, Armagh, County Tyrone

Apple Blossom Lodge is a Thirty Eight capacity Larchwood Care NI facility that specialises in solutions for people enduring mental health difficulties, including for those with the mental disorder, dementia. Gender Specific nursing care for males of working age adult and over 65s.

Some of those who have benefited from the services at Apple Blossom Lodge include people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and epilepsy, as well as many with head injuries and recovering from a stroke, Korsakoff's and brain injury.

There are numerous activities and social events for residents to enjoy, with a nutritious food menu and loved ones welcome to visit and join in.

Group: Larchwood & Glenalina

Person in charge: Heather Maxwell (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 37 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Substance Misuse • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Cancer Care • Challenging Behaviour • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Parkinson's Disease • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment • Korsakoffs, Brain Injury

Admission Information: Pre admission assessment. Male only. Ages 50+.

Single Rooms: 37

Rooms with ensuite WC: 2

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room

Latest The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority* Report on Apple Blossom Lodge: 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

7.9 Apple Blossom Lodge has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.885)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Apple Blossom Lodge 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Apple Blossom Lodge 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 4.75 for Apple Blossom Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (21 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.75

  • 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 3.135 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Apple Blossom Lodge is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 7.4 positive Reviews (37 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 7.4 Target = 0.135

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Apple Blossom Lodge?

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

Reviewer Connection to Apple Blossom Lodge

  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    1

I find Apple Blossom Lodge one of the best care homes I have ever seen. Staff are so kind and thoughtful and so helpful to us as a family. Today they organised a Christmas dinner in a hotel. What a lovely idea! It gave us as a family a Christmas to remember with our loved one and we had a beautiful day. We can't thank them enough. I would recommend this home to everyone. Many thanks to you all for being so caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Apple Blossom Lodge? 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

Heather Maxwell, Manager at Apple Blossom Lodge responded to this review on 14 Dec 2016:

What a lovely review. Thank You.

I have just returned from visiting my brother at Apple Blossom Lodge known also as The Retreat.
I am very happy with this care home. The kindness of the staff and willingness is abundant.
My brother has a lovely room for himself and his care couldn't be better.
Lastly the food is delicious..

How likely would you be to recommend Apple Blossom Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Poor

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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