Wickmeads Road, Tuckton, Bournemouth BH6 4LG
Wickmeads is a charming, purpose-built residential and dementia care home, located close to the picturesque River Stour in Tuckton, Southbourne.
The home offers a pleasant and peaceful setting, a warm welcome and a home-from-home atmosphere. Residents can feel at home and enjoy their surroundings with relatives and friends, whilst safe in the knowledge that they are being cared for.
Wickmeads has well-appointed bedrooms, all with their own ensuite facilities. There are plenty of communal areas, including light and spacious lounges, dining rooms, activity areas, quiet lounges, a hairdressing salon and a café, where residents can socialise or relax as they wish.
Care services at Wickmeads are tailored for the individual, where an experienced, well-trained team has a deep understanding and empathy for residents. Professional services available include GPs, specialist nurse advisors, dentists, opticians, chiropodists and occupational therapists.
Residents can enjoy a wide variety of organised entertainment which includes coffee mornings, minibus trips and a full range of activity sessions.
Group: Care South
Person in charge: Karen Taylor (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Bournemouth Borough Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 50 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Sensory Impairment
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Admission Information: Ages 50+.
Single Rooms: 50
Rooms with ensuite WC: 50
Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Wickmeads: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
The Review Score of 6.6 out of 10 for Wickmeads is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Wickmeads in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.6 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 5 for Wickmeads is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5
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:
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.
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.
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 1.55 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Wickmeads is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500
Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.100 , then divided by 2 = 0.050
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all timeWickmeads has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.550) out of 10 and an Average Rating of
Review submitted on 26 April 2017 from a Postal Card by Patricia D (Daughter of Resident). Relates to April 2017.
The thoughtfully designed new building and scenic location made for a very good first impression. Everywhere is bright and spacious, and, as well as comfortable individual rooms and a large lounge, there are various other areas in which to relax and enjoy a change of scenery; individual rooms and enjoy a change of scenery, including a pleasant garden.
However attractive a building is, it is not a home, but Wickmead does feel like a welcoming home because of the care and respect shown by the friendly staff. Activities and outings are on offer but with no pressure on anyone to participate, and residents are even given the opportunity of discussing and choosing the varied menu. The whole ambience of the home is relaxed, happy and convivial.
How likely would you be to recommend Wickmeads? Extremely Likely