Blandford Grange Care Home, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Blandford Grange Care Home, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Blandford Grange Care Home, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Blandford Grange Care Home specialises in both nursing and dementia care, having been purpose-built to suit modern care practice as well as a comfortable living environment where clients can feel safe and remain as active as they wish.

All nurses and care assistants are carefully chosen for their professionals abilities and people skills, with the home's commitment being to suit the needs of the individual.

Quality assured procedures make sure that services are regularly assessed, with the provider's vision being to account for physical, psychological and environmental needs.

Group: Healthcare Homes Group Ltd

Person in charge: Debbie Davies (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 63 Service Users

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

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 63

Rooms with ensuite WC: 63

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Blandford Grange Care Home: click here

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

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Reviews

9.5 Blandford Grange Care Home has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.463)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Blandford Grange Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Blandford Grange Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 16 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 4.463 for Blandford Grange Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (111 Excellents x 5) + (77 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.463

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Blandford Grange Care Home is based on 16 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 12.6 positive Reviews (63 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 12.6 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Blandford Grange Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Blandford Grange Care Home

  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Brother-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

Very happy with the level of care provided by the staff. Their approach is kind and they ensure that my husband is cared for in a dignified way. Staff are approachable and listen to any concerns. His room is kept clean and tidy with a wonderful view that benefits his emotional health.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Blandford Grange are all very good, caring people, taking care of my mother's every need daily. It is a comfort to me and the family as we are unable to give this care to Mum 24/7 ourselves.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My partner has only been in residence for a month. He appears to be content to be confined to his room (due to his state of health) now that I have customised his room with TV, video recorder, paintings, books etc. He appreciates the snacks and drinks that I bring him in daily as he is used to a much wider variety of food. I did supply management with a list of his preferred food but I am unsure whether or not the catering staff refers to this.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very caring.
Resolve any issues.
Excellent facilities.
Calm atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Despite the often extremely challenging dementia issues of residents, staff at Blandford Grange are unerringly kind, compassionate and caring, as well as being professional and efficient.
I visited my mother at all times of day and night and always met with warmth and generosity of spirit, whichever staff members were on duty. Relationships between residents and carers were such that one could see the fondness in both directions. My mother dies peacefully and in comfort, for which I am grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My husband has only been at The Grange for a very short while, but I am very pleased with his care. He seems very settled and calm. They are so kind, helpful and nothing seems to be too much trouble. They do excellent work under very difficult conditions and have unlimited patience - it takes special people to carry out the continued daily problems and they do it with grace, understanding and I admire them immensely.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My wife stays at Blandford Grange for 2 to 3 weeks about 6 times a year for respite for me.
I do not visit as I am away on business during those times. Others visit and their reports are always positive and reassuring. My wife always seems happy, entertained by their activities and maintained in health.
I really appreciate it.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sunday 9th July was my wife's 86th birthday. The staff decorated the area in which my wife was sitting - it all looked very festive. The staff entered the room singing Happy Birthday, encouraging other residents to join in, carrying a beautifully iced decorated cake. My wife showed her delight and looked most impressed, blew out the candles and enjoyed a slice of cake.

The staff were brilliant - they did all they could to enthuse everyone and created a really festive atmosphere. The best birthday my wife has celebrated for many years. Well done to everyone who contributed.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Staff provided good care to my mother, ensured she was nicely dressed in her own clothes, applied makeup, looked after her hair. They checked that she was comfortable and that she was eating well.
They always contacted us if they had any concerns about her.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother having spent the last seven weeks in hospital and needed a nursing home for her living care. When we first approached Blandford Grange they were very helpful on giving advice and the care that they could provide. My mother moved in at the end of March and we have found that Blandford Grange has exceeded our expectations, and she has settled in very well.
All the staff have been very caring at all times, especially whilst moving into her new lovely room. The meals have been very good and varied to suit her diet. Her nursing care from leaving hospital has been superb and she is now enjoying life to the best of her capabilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange 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

My mother had resided in the above care home for over five and a half years when she became very ill in March 2017 and was admitted to hospital. Due to having dementia, she became very frightened and anxious once in hospital. The care home liaised with the hospital and myself in getting her back to the home as quickly as possible to treat her and look after her in familiar surroundings with people she knew. The care and kindness shown by all the staff in the last weeks of my mother's life were second to none. I can't thank them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Poor

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Poor

The care, love and concern shown to my father during his residency has been second to none - the same care, love and concern has also been offered to his family, my mother in particular.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange 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 husband was a patient at Blandford Grange for three months or so. He was admitted from hospital for terminal care.
He was very happy there. As a retired registered nurse myself (ward sister and district nurse), I can't speak too highly of the care he received, for which I and my family are very grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My father came to Blandford Grange Care Home 2 months ago with complex nursing needs. We chose a room on the ground floor with views overlooking the garden. The care he has received since then has been exceptional. We will be forever grateful for the compassion and kindness that has been shown to my father and our family. This includes the nurses, carers, administration. Indeed we were constantly greeted by warm, friendly faces. Their connection to a great medical practice was very reassuring. My father had a 'peg feeding system' when he arrived so was unable to eat or drink, so I can't comment on the food but it always looked and smelt good!

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy at how my mother is being cared for and all the staff's kindness. I would like to thank everyone who works at the care home, for all their kindness and friendship.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am impressed by the standard of care and the kindness of the staff.
They really seem to have the residents' welfare at heart.
The food is good too. It looks and tastes appetising.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange 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

Blandford Grange Care Home provided excellent care for our relative who had severe dementia and who was sometimes very agitated. Our relative was difficult to deal with but the staff showed great patience to deal with her, to provide the care and nursing she needed as well as trying to jolly her along. They provided outstanding care right up until she quietly passed away in her sleep.

How likely would you be to recommend Blandford Grange 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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