Penhurst Gardens Care Home

Penhurst Gardens, New Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5ED

Penhurst Gardens Care Home is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, in Chipping Norton. The home is surrounded by countryside and is just a short walk from the local high street, set on the site of the former Penhurst School.

Penhust Gardens Care Home opened in December 2016 and provides round-the-clock residential, nursing, dementia and respite care for older people in spacious and elegant surroundings. A café, private dining room, and leisure and wellness room are extra thoughtful features that make Penhurst Gardens particularly special and bring a real sense of community into the home.

Porthaven hand-pick staff and choose only the most dedicated, passionate and experienced staff to ensure residents are expertly and empathetically cared for.

Group: Porthaven Care Homes

Person in charge: Matthew Berry (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 58 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 50+.

Single Rooms: 58

Rooms with ensuite WC: 58

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other 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

Directions:

Penhurst Gardens Care Home occupies a prominent site just minutes from the town centre on New Street.

Visiting:

Visitors welcome anytime.

Parking:

Ample parking available on site

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Penhurst Gardens Care Home: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Penhurst Gardens Care 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 67 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Penhurst Gardens Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 62 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.942 for Penhurst Gardens Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (750 Excellents x 5) + (40 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 793 Ratings = 4.942

  • 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 Penhurst Gardens Care Home is based on 62 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 11.6 positive Reviews (58 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 62 Reviews ÷ 11.6 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.

9.9 Penhurst Gardens Care Home has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.942) from 67 Reviews


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    65
  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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  • Don't Know
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    64
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Penhurst Gardens Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Friend of Resident/Service User
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  • Son of Resident/Service User
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  • Resident / Service User
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  • Granddaughter of Resident/Service User
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Absolutely Outstanding. I came on respite.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mum has been in Penhurst Gardens for five months. She has settled so well. The staff are so friendly and look after her incredibly well. Mum is so happy living here I feel relieved she is safe and well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mum has improved so much since she has been here. She loves all the staff. They are very helpful to her when I visit and I love watching the banter between them.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I couldn't wish for anything better for my nan. The staff and managers are fab.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The facilities here are wonderful; beautiful building, clean rooms and friendly staff. My grandma is very happy here, so I couldn't be more pleased.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent care home. Beautiful surroundings - friendly staff - very welcoming.

Food outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As a visitor to the home, I can confidently state that all aspects of the premises are excellent, the cleanliness of all parts cannot be faulted. The availability of food either meals or snacks between are superbly cooked and presented. Every member of staff makes every resident comfortable and a happy atmosphere is found throughout.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My father benefits hugely from the personal and adaptable service offered by the staff at Penhurst. He has settled into his new home extremely well as a result of the excellent care he has been given. He is treated with respect at all times and his individuality is valued. My mother visits very regularly and is also treated very well by the staff, she is comfortable in the visits she makes and has, like my father, developed positive relationships with the staff. My daughters and brother also feel very happy with the care given by Penhurst staff and speak very highly of the home.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have come back for further respite care and am pleased indeed to be doing so. this is a wonderful place full of laughter and always a smile, even in awkward situations. I have found the place well-run, very thorough and efficient. The meals are varied and top quality. If anyone of hungry later, whatever the time, hot drinks and sandwiches with cake or biscuits can always be had. There are numerous activities and outings to join in on if one wants to. the rooms are spacious and extremely nice. the ensuite works well.
I highly commend the whole set up and am so grateful for the care I receive. It was always there but not intrusive.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We felt instantly at home at Penhurst. It's so relaxed and everyone makes a real effort to make sure you feel part of this big family. Fantastic food and full compliments to the chefs. Totally delicious. We particularly enjoyed the activity session today talking about the history of Chipping Norton. Cannot thank staff enough as well for all the kindness and sense of fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I used to worry about my brother and his decline in health, but now he is living at Penhurst Gardens I don't have to worry anymore. He is well cared for in every respect and is happy. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is my third visit and I am so impressed by the facilities here, but most importantly how well looked after my Uncle is. The staff are friendly and welcoming and it is clear to see everyone is treated with complete respect and dignity. Than you for providing a safe and homely environment that gives us all peace of mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I was made to feel extremely welcome as soon as I came in. All staff are friendly and helpful. I could tell they all have a good rapport with residents and visitors alike. The facilities are excellent a lot of thought has gone into the design of this home. The home is secure and safe and I feel content that my relative is safe and well cared for. It feels more like a hotel than a nursing home which is lovely for residents and visitors. We were given a tour of the home and gained an insight into the excellent range of activities on offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The home is very friendly and caring. Mum feels very safe and cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mother has never been so happy. The staff of the home are fantastic and look after my mother very well.
I would have no problem recommending the home to anybody who needs care.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My first visit to my mother-in-law and it's impressive - both the place and the impact on my mother-in-law.
She is less confused, more relaxed and evidently feels safe and able to make friends and join in both these are quite new to her and a pleasure to see. Wonderful and thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent facilities.
Excellent care.
My mother was looked after extremely well.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Thoroughly committed and caring staff from the receptionist through to the domestics.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The best I could ask for my nan. A great heartwarming place for everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Penhurst is such a fabulous and welcoming care home. My mother-in-law is so happy here. She never wanted to come into care, now she doesn't want to ever leave. I'm so pleased she is finally happy and well cared for. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I honestly believe this is the best place for my grandfather to receive the care and attention he needs whilst also being of great support to my grandmother. Penhurst have been a great source of support to the family whilst my grandmother, some months ago, transitioned from hospital to this care setting. Activities and conversation catered to each individual show the ability and effort to provide personalised care. He has fun here as well as seeing that his physical and mental health needs are taken care of.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Moving a parent into a home is a stressful decision but having made the move, I cannot fault the staff at Penhurst Gardens Care Home. The care dad has received has surpassed my expectations. The staff are a credit to the home.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I visited my grandmother for the first time since she had been at Penhurst Gardens Care Home. It is a very welcoming environment. She loves her room and she said how lovely the nurses are to her and she loves the food too! All the staff are very welcoming and try to cater to her individual needs. They are very gentle with the residents. They also organise lots of activities such as last nights Christmas party. It had real reindeer, a choir singing carols and some lovely food. They try and involve family members which is lovely! It is a very positive environment!

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Dad has settled very well and staff are great with him, very friendly and caring. He is relaxed and not stressed for the first time in a long time, so we know he's in good hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I was visiting my Aunt for a weekend and I have to say I am quite impressed with the level of care that the workers of this care home are doing their job.

They are converting this place as a real home for my Granny and that is quite important for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My uncle seems pretty happy here. I always get a friendly welcome when visiting and everyone is very cheery also plenty of activities and trips for residents to enjoy.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am so grateful for how the staff have looked after my mum, I know she is in good hands at the end of her life. I've also appreciated how great the staff have been to us and welcomed us as mums family. It feels a bit like a second home to us too, even after only 2 weeks! My daughter (2 years) love coming to see Granny now as loves the home when she used to really not enjoy seeing Granny when she was in hospital. Thank you for all you do.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is a really good place for my sister with a lot of genuine care. The nurses come quickly when requested and they take the time to find out what the issue is instead of just assuming something. They also try to find interesting things that my sister can relate to. They have allowed pictures on the wall and outside the door. It feels like home.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

In June 2017 I submitted a review of Penhurst Gardens. Now, after 6 months of frequent visits, I feel it is time to update my comments.

The premises are furnished, decorated and maintained to a high standard. The staff are caring, attentive and show real affection for the residents, always treating them with dignity. The meals are varied, nutritional and appetising. There is an imaginative programme of indoor and outdoor activities for residents. Visitors are welcomed and made to feel part of the 'family' and the staff continually strive to perfect all that they do.

If the time ever comes when I need full-time care, I can think of nowhere I would prefer to be than Penhurst Gardens.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

“Penhurst Gardens continues to exceed my expectations.
My father-in-law has been living there for 10 months and the care and living standard he receives is absolutely the best. When facing the reality that he needed to live in a care home, we were not prepared to compromise on the high standard he would have chosen for himself. My father in law worked hard all his life to provide a comfortable home and excellent standard of living for his family and himself, so at this stage of his life, he deserves to still have that. Penhurst Gardens makes this possible. There, all his needs are met, from top quality professional nursing to totally dedicated carers, excellent dining, amazing activities and a beautifully furnished and maintained home, excellently run by a management team who understand that some elderly people want a superior standard of living within a care home. I would recommend Penhurst Gardens most highly”.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am always impressed and pleased by the reactions of all the staff to make the residents and visitors family etc as happy and comfortable as possible it is so reassuring to everyone. 10/10

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mother-in-law came to Penhurst Gardens Care Home on the 9th of October and from the start, we saw a difference, she was happy and smiling all the time and she looked so healthy. We knew then that this was the place for her. She kept saying she wanted to stay here and it has meant so much to all the family knowing that she is happy and has made friends with all staff and inmates.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am always greeted by the staff with such warmth and genuine interest. My grandma is certainly in the best hands. Everywhere is always very clean and tidy and I'd like to especially mention the delicious cakes!

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

When we walked in through the front door we were met by a friendly young lady and immediately shown to the room where my father-in-law was. We were offered a drink as well. The staff members that we came in contact with were all very friendly and you could sense the warmth in each of them.
My father-in-law looked very well and happy. This beautiful home has restored my faith in care homes given the negative press places get. What a beautiful, warm, caring environment! Bravo to the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My husband has been here since April 2017. All the staff have been supporting not only to him but myself.
I feel confident in leaving him here to be cared for in all aspects. I enjoy visiting him without any reservations.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our experience of Penhurst Gardens is of top quality care, great activities, excellent food, 5-star facilities and a hugely supportive team who perform their job with kindness, positivity and dedication, tailored to residents’ individual needs and interests. All staff go the extra mile in everything they do. A few examples as space is limited here: My dad was recently in hospital and 3 of the carers even visited him in their own time. He loves DIY and now has a new friendship with the maintenance man, often having lunch together. An event was recently arranged with the RAF to present my dad and another resident with Veterans Badges for their National Service. The Private Dining Room means we regularly celebrate family occasions together in style. The professional expertise of the nurses and carers at Penhurst Gardens, coupled with such a positive and engaging environment created by the whole team, makes this a wonderful place for my father to live and for me and my family to visit him.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mother looks well considering her conditions, staff are all very friendly and helpful.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Extremely friendly staff, they look after the whole family, not just the residents. They all make everyone feel at home.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Matthew Berry, Home Manager at Penhurst Gardens Care Home responded to this review on 08 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments. I'm very pleased to be able to share such positive feedback with my fantastic team. Regards.

I would recommend all staff right throughout the home to anybody to put their loved ones in this home.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I enjoy the singer very much, all staff are delightful. I enjoy staying here.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An amazing experience from entering to leaving.
The staff are extremely engaging, friendly, informative and helpful.
The surroundings are stunning and the facilities are superb.
There is nothing I could fault - the cleanliness of the home is outstanding - cannot fault one single thing.
The décor is outstanding, more like a 5 star plus hotel, but feels you are with family.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Found this care home to be welcoming and friendly on arrival. Everywhere is beautiful and clean. No smells. All care homes should be like this one.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

2 weeks' stay so far - everyone has been wonderful!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Penhurst Gardens have always looked nice and smelled nice - clean and fresh. My brother-in-law needs constant care and is never left alone for long. His room is always immaculate and his bed comfortable and sweet smelling, despite his double incontinence. The staff are very caring and kind.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Staff are caring and attentive. Very good atmosphere. It feels like a five-star hotel and I can recommend. It is about as good as it gets.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My father couldn't have received better care here.
The approach, staff and environment are great.
Family are also really well looked after at what is inevitably a difficult time.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff have been amazing taking care of my aunt with kindness and dignity.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My mother needed further care after surgery before returning home. She received excellent care during her stay and I would recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Extremely kind and caring people, dedicated to the work they do every day.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am extremely impressed with the high standard of care my Father receives at Penhurst Gardens Care Home. He is treated as an individual and with dignity and respect. All the staff are compassionate and very considerate of his particular needs. I now have peace of mind knowing he is so well cared for.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As the niece of a resident, I have been very impressed with the care provided. The staff made my aunt very welcome and she has settled well. There is always somebody available to speak to about any concerns.
Food is also excellent. As a family, we were pleased to be able to celebrate my aunt's birthday in the private dining room.
It would be helpful if there was a guest room on site. That is the only improvement that I can see.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Have visited the home three times so far and very impressed. My sister who is a resident seems quite happy and seems to be looked after very well.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

I am very impressed by all I see at Penhurst relating, not only to my friend's Alzheimer's but to the care and attention given to the other residents. I visit her once or twice a week, usually afternoons, and as soon as I cross the threshold I sense the welcome for myself and the care for the residents which is very heartwarming. All your staff, and they are numerous, are unfailingly polite and thoughtful. The surroundings are delightful and there is a sense of calm in the sitting room. Congratulations on your achievement, it is remarkable.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A pleasant experience; attentive service, good food prompt quantity of wishes!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I watched my wife struggle with making the decision to move her Mum into a home but Penhurst made this much easier. I have visited my Mum in Law several times and enjoyed the private dining facilities for a family meal, which was excellent value and so easy to organise. The staff have been so kind to both my Mum in Law and my wife. My Mum in law is much happier and calmer now that she is at Penhurst and my wife is also more relaxed and happy, no longer worried about her Mum.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I thought the cost would be prohibitive but it has been 100% worth us finding a way. My Mum is brighter, stronger, more settled and looking so much better than she did when she arrived. My position as a daughter, rather than a pseudo carer, has returned. I look forward now to visiting Mum, as I'm greeted warmly by staff and nothing is too much trouble. There really is a family atmosphere and I know that my Mum is loved by the staff at Penhurst, even though she can be cantankerous! Nothing is too much trouble and the facilities are fabulous. Staff are warm and compassionate but Mum loves a little banter which is accommodated readily by staff with a laugh and a joke.
My Mum is now happier and as a result, my life has improved dramatically. I no longer worry about her falls, loneliness, eating properly or being clean and hygienic. Penhurst has got it all covered for me. They are worth every penny!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Happy atmosphere and homely surroundings make this place feel like home. My father is well cared for here and is adjusting well to his new residence.

How likely would you be to recommend Penhurst Gardens Care Home? Neither Unlikely or Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I was extremely impressed with every aspect of the home. The most important part being care of the service user which in my opinion, is second to none. Building, decor, gardens and aspect is very pleasing.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming making us feel very welcome and comfortable. Having been in administration in a nursing home for years, I was very impressed.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have regularly visited a dear friend who has been a resident for a number of weeks. Penhurst Gardens is wonderful. It is a five-star hotel with wonderful facilities and staff who are so professional but they are also caring, not only for the residents, but their friends and family, as your own family would be. Nothing is too much trouble and they genuinely get right alongside the resident and their family. The home is full of love and joy. I would happily be there myself.

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Matthew Berry, Home Manager at Penhurst Gardens Care Home responded to this review on 19 Jun 2017:

Such lovely comments once again. We have a fantastic team here at Penhurst Gardens who genuinely enjoy what they do which makes all the difference! Thank you for sharing your experience. Warm regards, Matthew

I was at Penhurst Gardens for two week's respite. I was very well looked after by all staff, nursing and domestic. My room was very comfortable. The food was good but I felt it was not always suitable for older people who do not have big appetites! I would be very happy to return to Penhurst in future!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Matthew Berry, Home Manager at Penhurst Gardens Care Home responded to this review on 25 May 2017:

Thank you for sharing your experience of Penhurst Gardens. With thanks, Matthew.

I stayed in the Care Home following an operation on my ankle which left me on crutches and unable to look after myself. My room was very comfortable and well fitted out, the bathroom had a shower in a wet room environment which was excellent although not for my condition. Cleaning was carried out efficiently.

The staff were very enthusiastic, friendly and always appeared with a smile. The call bell was answered promptly and no request was too much trouble. They recognised my different situation and were prepared to spend a little time talking to me.

The dining room was very attractive and the food well prepared and varied although, understandably, rather plain. Some dishes which I thought sounded unattractive turned out to be quite the opposite.

Because I was only there for respite care I did not join in any of the activities.

Everything is new and is being maintained to a very high standard. It proved to be an excellent place to start my recovery.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

This place is amazing. Every member of staff was brilliant. We had no complaints at all.
The housekeeping staff were always available for whatever was needed. Nothing was too much trouble.
A very friendly place for my special friend to end the last few months of her life.
Many thanks.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

With a combination of my wife's mother and then eventually my own mother needing to go into nursing homes, we looked at and experienced quite a number. This is by far the best nursing home we encountered and I can wholeheartedly recommend it. Penhurst Gardens and its staff were really excellent, and their kindness to us, particularly on the evening my mother died, was outstanding.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My mother-in-law needed respite after a serious operation. Her two week stay at Penhurst Gardens was perfect. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The home was run efficiently and all the resident's needs were catered for. I would thoroughly recommend Penhurst Gardens as a nursing home.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Matthew Berry, Home Manager at Penhurst Gardens Care Home responded to this review on 14 Feb 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Penhurst Gardens. We were only too pleased to help and I'm glad we met your expectations. Best wishes, Matthew

My mother was the first person to be hosted at Penhurst Gardens Care Home. The establishment had only just opened. She was treated with great care and received a lot of special attention. The room is really nice and has views and access to the gardens, and Mum likes having some of her own things around her. The staff showed competence in meeting her physical and care needs. They also put themselves out to make sure she is happy. The facilities are excellent. Very smart. The food is of a very high standard, and I particularly like that science is applied to it's delivery to each client, to ensure that their dietary needs are met & that their weight is optimal. My mother's health has stabilised & generally improved since she has been there. As a family, we are able to visit at any time, and there are several places where we can all be together in comfort and privacy. We even had Christmas lunch there in the bar/lounge area. Our requests are usually met promptly. Generally, we are happy.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Matthew Berry, Home Manager at Penhurst Gardens Care Home responded to this review on 05 Feb 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review Penhurst Gardens. Your feedback will be shared with the whole team. Best wishes, Matthew

My mother moved into Penhurst after suffering a stroke. She needs a great deal of care, which the staff at Penhurst expertly provide with warmth, grace, and the utmost professionalism, whether they are carers, nurses, housekeepers or catering staff. They are genuinely caring and build strong, open relationships with the residents and their families. The environment is lovely - more like a hotel than a traditional care home - and the food is great. No-one wants to see their parents in a care home, but if it's necessary, this one couldn't be better.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Matthew Berry, Home Manager at Penhurst Gardens Care Home responded to this review on 05 Feb 2017:

Thank you for sharing your experience of Penhurst Gardens. The team work incredibly hard and I'm very pleased to be able to share your feedback with them. Warm regards, Matthew

My mother went into Penhurst for respite care over the Christmas period and I cannot fault the standard of the staff.
Very efficient, all the staff were very pleasant, the food was excellent and nothing was too much for them.
My mother did even comment that she may be returning to me, that was a result knowing that she was in very happy surroundings and with people that cared and that could provide for her needs.

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Matthew Berry, Home Manager at Penhurst Gardens Care Home responded to this review on 17 Jan 2017:

Thank you for being the first person to review our new home! I'm really pleased we were able to assist and that Mum enjoyed her stay with us. Best wishes, Matthew.

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