Resident feedback heightens care home provider’s review rating

New Forest Colten Care now scores a whopping 99 per cent on industry watchdog review website

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South Coast care home provider Colten Care has seen an increase in its group score on the independent review site Carehome.co.uk to 9.9 out of 10!

The rating reflects feedback posted by residents and relatives in 1,219 online reviews across the family-owned company’s 21 care homes.

Four homes have gained the maximum ten out of ten score: Bourne View in Poole, Belmore Lodge in Lymington, Whitecliffe House in Blandford and Kingfishers in New Milton.

Bourne View is particularly exceptional as it has scored ten out of ten for all possible criteria, an extremely rare outcome reached by only a tiny handful of homes nationally.

Colten Care’s increased group score follows two successive years of being a ‘Top 20 Care Home Group’ on the site.

It also comes just weeks after the provider celebrated its sixth Outstanding rating from care sector regulator the Care Quality Commission.

This success - for the Ferndown dementia care home, Fernhill, itself rated at 9.9 on Carehome.co.uk - followed CQC Outstandings for Kingfishers, Amberwood House in Ferndown, Linden House in Lymington, Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst and Canford Chase in Poole.

colten care belmore lodge gardenFernhill relative Ruth Sharp, whose mother Mary has been living in the home for more than a year, said: “I cannot praise the team highly enough. They all deserve a pat on the back for going above and beyond. I know they are doing as much as they can for my mum and I know she is cared for and safe.”

Colten Care Chief Executive Mark Aitchison said: “Based on what residents, relatives, Carehome.co.uk and CQC all say about us, we are now consistently being seen as one of the top care home groups in the UK. I would go so far as to say ‘the top’. Such third party advocacy is a huge vote of confidence in the way we plan and deliver care. It is only made possible because of the commitment and hard work our team put in day in, day out. We are one team focused on one goal: our residents and the care they receive.”

Carehome.co.uk is a public website that features independent reviews by residents and families about services in more than 18,000 care homes across the country.

Ratings reflect feedback on the overall standard of care and support. Quality factors include staff, management, rooms, facilities, food and drink, cleanliness, dignity in care, activities, safety, security and value for money.


Find out more about Colten Care's New Forest homes

Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the New Forest, including three in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House. There are also homes in Brockenhurst (Woodpecker's), New Milton (Kingfisher's) and Mudeford (Avon Reach). Click on the links to find out more about each home...

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