Dukeminster Court, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Dukeminster Court, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Dukeminster Court, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Opened in 2015, Dukeminster Court is a modern, purpose-built Home located within the heart of the local community, offering residential and dementia care.

The Home features five households, each with a contemporary, open plan living space - comprising an inviting dining area, lounge, relaxation areas and a central island-style kitchen.

Each bedroom has been fully furnished to the highest standard and includes en-suite shower facilities, a flat screen TV and telephone point.

In the main entrance area you will find the Quantum Care Plaza which features a hair and beauty salon, as well as a Best Friends Café where you can enjoy tea, coffee and cake with family and friends.

Wi-fi is also available throughout the Home so that you can keep in touch with family wherever they are.

Dukeminster Court features the latest design and equipment to enable people to live as independently as possible, with support where needed.

Group: Quantum Care Ltd

Person in charge: Marta Carter (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 75 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Challenging Behaviour • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 75

Rooms with ensuite WC: 75

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £820 – £1300 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Dukeminster Court to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Visiting:

Open visiting hours

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Dukeminster Court: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

2 Bed Vacancies

posted 09 Feb 2018

2 Dementia Care

Reviews

8.3 Dukeminster Court has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.272)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Dukeminster Court 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dukeminster Court in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.889 for Dukeminster Court is calculated as follows: ( (32 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.889

  • 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 3.383 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dukeminster Court is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.133

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dukeminster Court?

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

Reviewer Connection to Dukeminster Court

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1

Fantastic care.
Activities very good.
Management very helpful and considerate and understanding for all care needs.
My Father was very happy and contented for the nine months he was cared for at Dukeminster.
I/we as a family would have no hesitation to recommend this home.
Extremely satisfied.

How likely would you be to recommend Dukeminster Court? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Dukeminster Court was a place of kindness, caring, empathy and the most wonderful members of staff. They were always ready to listen to any comments I made, and any minor problems we may have had were taken care of very quickly. My mother-in-law was in the home for very different reasons to which most people are there, as she had been suffering from very severe depression for 3 years, two of which required hospitalisation. She went to Dukeminster on the advice of her Consultant, and the staff there have helped her to recover enough to be able to go and visit her daughter in New Zealand, and begin to live an independent life again. I cannot recommend them and thank them enough for everything they did. She had a hip replacement whilst a resident at Dukeminster, and their care for her thereafter was fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Dukeminster Court? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother moved in about one month after it opened. Initially there were only a few residents and staff and I think there were a few teething problems, being a brand new building. However now that all five units are open and it is well staffed everything is better. I can only give my biggest praise to this care home. It is clean, well designed, very friendly helpful staff, who all seem to enjoy their job. I know how difficult dementia patients can be but I think this care home has got it right. The food is superb, with a good variety. The receptionists are welcoming and very helpful. There is also a good 'feel' about the place.

How likely would you be to recommend Dukeminster Court? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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