Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home, Blackpool, Lancashire
Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home, Blackpool, Lancashire
Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home, Blackpool, Lancashire

Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home is a high-quality care facility that enjoys a great location in the South Shore area of Blackpool, just a short stroll away from the resort’s world-famous promenade, golden sands and many attractions.

A £1.4m renovation has transformed Gilwood Lodge into a modern, comfortable care home. Its 47 bedrooms (43 en suite) benefit from a calming colour scheme and modern amenities like Smart TVs, while new luxurious pamper bathrooms equipped with cosseting multi-sensory baths are present.

There are welcoming and comfortable communal areas offering the latest in technological and sensory features. A restful dementia memory garden provides a tranquil space where residents can enjoy the fresh sea air.

Gilwood Lodge provides quality nursing care and individualised care packages for people living with a dementia or a related condition, and compassionate holistic care to those with palliative and end-of-life care needs.

Staff at Gilwood Lodge believe a diagnosis of dementia is not given to an individual but to all their loved ones, and so values all who are involved.

The team is made up of experienced, qualified and caring professionals chosen for their genuine desire to make a lasting positive impact on the lives of residents, families and the wider community.

Residents can engage in a diverse range of activities and have a wide choice of delicious and nutritious meals to choose from.

Group: Qualia Care Ltd

Person in charge: Gillian Starkey (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Blackpool Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 47 Service Users

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

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 47

Rooms with ensuite WC: 43

Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home: click here

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

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Reviews

8 Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home has a Review Score of 8 (8.046)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Gilwood Lodge Nursing 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home 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 4.94 for Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (79 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.94

  • 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 3.106 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target = 0.106

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Power of Attorney/Solicitor of Resident/Service User
    1

It is amazing how quickly mum has settled in. The staff have been extremely kind and welcoming to both her and the rest of the family and the home is great. Her room is bright, clean, tidy, very homely and the home itself caters superbly for visits from the family, with a lovely conservatory and large garden which she will love. There are also well thought out activities such as gardening, baking, music and movies etc which I know will make a difference to her. As any one will attest, it is such a difficult decision where to place your loved ones and a period filled with worry about whether the decision was the correct one, but we certainly needn't have worried. Everyone has a caring but a professional attitude to the residents and the staff have made every effort to understand mum's needs and I am particularly impressed by the way they have spent time asking about her character and social likes and dislikes as well as looking after her medical well-being, which is fantastic. Thank you from all the family.

How likely would you be to recommend Gilwood Lodge Nursing 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

Gilwood Lodge is an excellent care home where standards are very high. Food is of a very good quality. Drinks are available throughout the day where residents and visitors can indulge freely in hot and cold drinks. The residents are always invited to partake of numerous activities and most of them do so with gusto. Residents are always treated with the utmost care and attention.

How likely would you be to recommend Gilwood Lodge Nursing 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is the third care home I have visited. Gilwood Lodge is refurbished so is obviously a joy to others but the residents are all cared for, the staff treat them as anyone else, with courtesy, understanding and care. Patience is a priority in my opinion and this is displayed constantly. There has only been one occasion that I have heard a member of staff be 'snappy'. They do a wonderful job and I have total admiration for Gilwood Lodge.

How likely would you be to recommend Gilwood Lodge Nursing 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

Great home, great staff, great atmosphere. Mom settled from day one, always alert and best move we ever did. Family are always made welcome. Always events going on which my mom involved in all, not like my mom but she loves it. Thanks to all. Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Gilwood Lodge Nursing 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 Mum has been a resident at Gilwood Lodge since Dec 15. I visited the home in advance of my Mum moving in and was impressed by the model of care described. Since Mum has been there, I've seen this first hand. My Mum is very happy and settled there which is a big relief.
The surroundings are lovely and I know it's the type of home my Mum would have chosen for herself.

How likely would you be to recommend Gilwood Lodge Nursing 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 had POA for a lady in this Care Home. I cannot fault it in any way. The love, care and concern for her well-being was second to none. The whole place has a wonderful feeling and looks so beautiful. Her room was extremely beautiful as were others. All the staff were fantastic. They all knew her very well and were so kind. When she became very ill I was informed and when it was obvious that she was coming to the end of her life I was informed again. I live 32 miles away and came over straight away. The staff were very kind to me and they had made sure that this lady was looked after to the end. She loved Hymn music and they had put a CD of hymns on for her and had put her "Holding Cross" in her hand. I was very impressed. We were cared for too whilst there. When she passed away we were ministered too and were given something to eat. An amazing place with such dedicated staff. Thank you. She was treated with dignity at all times.

How likely would you be to recommend Gilwood Lodge Nursing 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: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Took our beloved dad to live at Gilwood today. Staff were fabulous gave us time to look and explore, listened to us and him. Actually the word 'staff' is not right but Manager, nurses, carers and all other members of the very important team gave time, expertise and comfort to us all, nothing was too much trouble and allayed all our worries and concerns. Sure dad will be very happy in their loving care.

How likely would you be to recommend Gilwood Lodge Nursing 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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