So how do you know if a care home really is as good as it might seem from a short visit?
One of the best ways is to have an independent evaluation of what the residents, families and healthcare professionals really think about a home.
These reviews of High Meadows are taken from carehome.co.uk, a completely independent organisation and one of the premier resources for people looking for care facilities in the UK.
A beautiful care home - more like a hotel!
Mum had 2 weeks respite here and was treated with the utmost respect by all staff. The care she received was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, and staff carry out their duties with concern for the residents as well as always smiling!
The support they gave us as a family was also invaluable and very much appreciated.
I was very comfortable and very well looked after at High Meadows for respite care after a hip replacement operation. The food was lovely, the staff pleasant, polite and encouraging and I recovered more quickly than I had expected to.
Very satisfied with all the facilities, care and staff.
Extremely pleasant room with direct viewing access to pleasant grounds and garden. A variety of activities are offered throughout the week.
All in all, you would not be disappointed.
I find this care home efficient, friendly and extremely helpful. In fact, I feel and so do all my relatives and friends that I could not have chosen better. The only thing I lack is a landline number but I believe this is in hand.
We immediately liked the home when we first walked in. It is much roomier than most and we were impressed by the manager. Care of my father has been excellent.
The staff identified a chest infection before we or my father had picked up on it and as a result, he was being treated at least 24 hours earlier.
My father is very happy there and considers the care and facilities to be excellent. Perhaps the cost is a little more expensive than some others in the area. But we consider it to be well worth it.
I found the home excellent. My mother is full of praise for the staff, food and rooms.
Everyone there wants to help you. No job was too much for staff. Well done! We would not hesitate to use you in the future, mum's care was excellent.
Excellent facilities with wonderful caring staff.
I am here as a respite service user and I found the services and the staff to be first class in every respect. I will have no hesitation in recommending High Meadows to anybody looking for such an establishment.
I feel certain that High Meadow will go from strength to strength. And I wish everybody concerned a long and successful career ahead.
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The best way to find out if High Meadows is the right place for you is to come and visit. We’d be delighted to meet you and to show you around the facilities. You’re welcome anytime though it’s best to phone ahead to ensure the Home Manager is on site for a confidential chat about your requirements.
For further information or to arrange a personal guided tour please call us on 0208 8681618 or click here to contact us via email.
P.S. High Meadows is a very much sought after home with limited rooms. To avoid disappointment we recommend calling at your earliest convenience to arrange a visit or to secure your room.