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Barchester Lynde House Care Home Recommended on
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Barchester Lynde House Care Home Recommended on

14 March 2023

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"Barchester Lynde House Care Home is top-class whenever I have been here."

P F rating: 5.00 out of 5

"Dad lives at Barchester Lynde House Care Home and is really very happy here. He settled in quickly and enjoys all that Lynde House has to offer. The food is his favourite, really high quality, amazing variety and always hot. The building is immaculate, the gardens beautiful and the staff are fantastic. I can't think of a single negative comment to make. Thank you all."

Adrian T rating: 5.00 out of 5

"This is not a home where you will be sat all day in the dayroom, this is a home with humour and kindness where residents can age disgracefully! It is wonderfully interactive, personal and a joy to be in both as a resident and as a relative. The entertainment is varied and dynamic. The care is attentive and always available when required. Lynde House is an extension of our family home, the other residents and staff, now part of my family, who I care about. It is a lovely environment, a place to embrace adverse circumstances (e.g. Mum's stroke) and feel safe and content."

J G rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My mother has been in Lynde House permanently for a year. She has always been cared for exceptionally well. The carers/staff whether they are cleaners, medical practitioners, nurses or cooks always know what my mother's daily condition is. Whether she has participated in an activity, what she has eaten, who has visited and if she is happy. Everyone who works here knows her and cares about her."

A M rating: 5.00 out of 5

"I have been very happy here as a resident and find the staff, nurses and carers all lovely people looking after me. I could not be looked after better, and I feel I am at home."

M E rating: 5.00 out of 5

"I'm very happy here, and the staff are lovely."

R N rating: 5.00 out of 5

"My husband is very happy in Lynde House, which means that I can relax with that and the standard of care which he is receiving. In his own words - "the staff are like family, and I'm glad I'm here" (I think the latter may have been in response to the news on TV recently!."

Carole H rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Happiness is as happiness does!"

E N rating: 5.00 out of 5

"Excellent end-of-life care for my mother. Personalised care. Support for those sitting by her bedside. Good pressure area care (air mattress, regular tuning with sliding sheets). Good mouth care, skin moisturised. Pain relief as required. Staff coming in to say their goodbyes. Staff sharing anecdotes about her 18 months with them, especially night staff. Like an extended family. She was so happy."

S A rating: 4.50 out of 5

"So far as I can say, I am being given everything to make my life happy. The staff are so kind. I am very happy."

Michael E rating: 5.00 out of 5

"I am still getting used to the experience of care home life after something like 40 years of living on my own. Therefore no comparisons are available of this kind of being cared for. No complaints at all. I would prefer to be young, fully mobile etc but things could be worse."

G F rating: 5.00 out of 5

"Excellent activities. Mum likes outside entertainers who sing."

A S rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Mum has been very happy at Lynde House. She has loved the activities, especially the singing. The gardens are beautiful and we have spent many summer afternoons there. The nursing and care staff are amazing. They are so kind and caring and treat Mum with love and dignity. They are also so considerate of the family as Mum receives end-of-life care. The housekeeping, hospitality and maintenance staff always have a smile and kind words for Mum. The lounges and dining rooms are light, welcoming and very comfortable. The best care home I have seen."

Fiona T rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Came here after breaking 4 ribs in a fall and being unable to move and not found for 1 and a half days! Absolute nightmare. 1 week in hospital then fell again when sent home. Here for 3 weeks. My absolute priority was safety and I felt really safe here. For that was 10 out of 10 and should not be underestimated. After that my needs were recuperation and learning to walk. This I achieved slowly at first, then increasingly confidently with a Zimmer frame. I am 84 and live entirely alone, but with outstanding neighbours and friends. Scores given should be read in the context of my comment, all homes have pluses and minuses, plenty of both here!"

J S rating: 3.67 out of 5

"From living here I have enjoyed being looked after by the staff, the carers and staff have been kind that they have made my life here so happy."

M E rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Lynde House is a lovely place, well served by a brilliant group of staff, very dedicated to their demanding roles. Difficult for me to add to this after only two weeks."

P F rating: 5.00 out of 5

"The manager and the team at Lynde House provide an amazingly caring and professional environment for those lucky enough to get a room there. The thoughtfulness and friendly care on display from all members of staff, from carers to catering (and the food is freshly prepared and delicious, including cakes regularly featuring in reception) and cleaning is exceptional. Lynde House has wonderfully spacious outdoor space too, with a mature, peaceful garden area and a range of seating areas. The building facilities are modern, clean and well-maintained, with two dining rooms and comfortable compact rooms, and there is a range of activities, including a visit from a local children's nursery. I found it on recommendation from several friends and would not hesitate to recommend it myself after my father was looked after there."

Daragh F rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Lynde House is a very comfortable home to discover, a complete surprise. Compared to my expectations, coming from a large house. Excellent food and friendly staff. Highly recommended."

I M rating: 5.00 out of 5


N R rating: 4.83 out of 5

"It's a lovely place to stay."

A C rating: 4.92 out of 5

"They look after me very well. This home is very good."

C H rating: 5.00 out of 5

"The care is very good. The staff are excellent and a fantastic environment."

Remo N rating: 5.00 out of 5

"Very satisfactory stay. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Feeling much better."

Irene F rating: 5.00 out of 5

"Very good."

M M rating: 5.00 out of 5

"This is my second visit (stay) at Lynde House Care Home. I was very happy to return for what is now 'end of life'! A big decision was made easier due to the very pleasant atmosphere and friendliness."

Micheal F rating: 4.25 out of 5

"My mother sadly only spent a few weeks at Lynde House but we were so happy her last days were there. She was treated with dignity and kindness and we, as her family, were supported through her end-of-life care. It meant a lot to have full access to nursing and GP care. All the staff, from the man that brought round the tea and coffee, through the care assistants and then the nurses were so welcoming and lovely. The home is kept beautifully clean, I liked the lounges and my mum loved to go in the garden when she could."

Polly F rating: 4.08 out of 5

"Our mother is very well cared for in Barchester Lynde House Care Home. She's happy and enjoys a warm and friendly relationship with patient and understanding staff."

S M rating: 4.42 out of 5

"Lynde House is a quality care home with dedicated staff who strive to give the residents the care they need. Facilities are good with attention to detail e.g. proper table cloths in the dining room. My wife has rapidly developed Alzheimer's, we moved her to a home near our daughter. She is now in a dedicated unit for dementia sufferers which Lynde House lacks. Her room now has a shower in her room, another thing that Lynde Hose lacks."

Stephen E rating: 4.25 out of 5

"My mother spent her final 5 years at Lynde House and was treated with love and kindness. She was calm and relaxed there and appreciated the affection given to her by staff and loved her beautiful surroundings."

Petra S rating: 4.00 out of 5

"Very good indeed."

M S rating: 4.25 out of 5

"My husband came to live in Barchester Lynde House Care Home seven and a half years after having two serious strokes. He has settled in very well and is very happy to the extent that he has told me that the carers are just like family. They are caring and attentive. There are plenty of activities, although my husband is no longer really interested in them."

C H rating: 4.83 out of 5

"The staff are pleasant and have great patience. The surrounding are excellent and I have recovered well."

Alan B rating: 4.64 out of 5

"My mother was admitted on 10th January after a nasty fall. I can't rate the support highly enough. My mother has been really well looked after by well-trained, compassionate and dedicated staff. It's like a 5 star hotel with care! Fabulous, thank you!"

F R rating: 5.00 out of 5

"The staff are lovely, getting to know them."

M C rating: 4.50 out of 5

"All staff are very helpful. The room is good, although the bed takes a bit of getting used to. I do not like a duvet. Food varies, presumably according to the chef."

Jill R rating: 3.83 out of 5

"The nursing staff are wonderful, especially considering the workload they have to cope with. Maintenance men are always ready to help with any repair work or difficulties in handling the TV."

A C rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Barchester Lynde House Care Home has looked after me very well in two stages. The first stage was pre-surgery when my mobility was rapidly declining. The second stage was post my hip replacement. I am very happy with the care that I received. Staff were polite and caring. Response to any problems was good."

Stuart H rating: 4.09 out of 5

"I have come to stay in Lynde House for a period of respite while I undergo hospital treatment. The staff are all friendly and have taken the trouble to try and accommodate my needs as I come and go. Meals are generally very good, with the odd exception. The nursing staff have been available for advice if needed. I have observed that sometimes the residents have to wait longer to be helped to the toilet than is comfortable for them, mainly around meal times when carers are employed service meals, cleaning up meals and feeding needy residents, so are stretched thin. Perhaps other staff could be responsible for that. Laundry is very efficient. Overall, a good experience."

J G rating: 4.67 out of 5

"I have been quite happy here. The food. The company have been good and the room is ok."

B H rating: 3.42 out of 5

"All the staff were very respectful and helpful in bringing the residents to the sitting room for the monthly church service, organised by the local church of England church. I had the opportunity to chat with many residents who were happy to be cared for at this him and attended this service arranged for them."

J H rating: 4.45 out of 5

"Yes, very satisfactory."

D E rating: 4.25 out of 5

"A great care home with some fantastic, caring staff. Well done!"

R G rating: 4.67 out of 5

"My uncle is one of the residents of your home. We are very lucky to have found this home. I can't thank all the staff enough for looking after my uncle and our family, especially his wife; they have done above and beyond for my uncle and the family. The cleanliness is something else. We can't praise Lynde House enough for all that they have done for my uncle and for supporting my auntie (his wife)."

Lyn W rating: 5.00 out of 5

"The team at Lynde House are amazing. So kind, so lovely, so skilled and caring. I was so impressed with everything - the facilities, the food, the gardens, even Tilly, the beautiful cat! There is a huge range of activities and beautiful places to sit and be. The care team are awesome, and the food is gorgeous. My dad was very well looked after, and I am thankful that we found Lynde House. Thank you."

Tina M rating: 5.00 out of 5

"From the day I enetered Lynde House, I can only speak highly of Lynde House. Staff always there for all at all times. All staff alert and ready to listen - calm and efficient. Food always edible, variety of choices. Cleanliness is just great. The staff, so, so kind."

Coleen S rating: 5 out of 5

"Very nice people to work with."

E B rating: 4.82 out of 5

"A wonderful place with wonderful staff. A very caring environment. Beautiful gardens and beautiful common areas with lots of activities for the residents. Very happy knowing that my mum is in such good hands."

C W rating: 4.83 out of 5

"He has been really well cared for, and the staff have been so friendly and supportive. He is always clean and the home spotless."

Debby D rating: 4.89 out of 5

"The home is friendly and competent. The staff are caring and very good."

M H rating: 4.18 out of 5

"Pleasant people (residents). The staff are helpful and efficient."

M H rating: 4.55 out of 5

"I must admit that I was very nervous coming from hospital as I had no idea what to expect. I need not have worried at all as I was met with only kindness in beautiful immaculate surroundings. Thank you."

G L rating: 4.83 out of 5

"I came here immediately after a hip replacement operation, for five and a half weeks have been nursed and cared for extremely well by a competent friendly, helpful group of carers, nurses and administration staff. The facilities are very good and the food is well above the standard I was expecting, varied, well cooked and presented and of good quality. The rather laissez-faire system with the careing being left largely to help whenever and however they can I found unnerving at first but it works well in practice here."

S M rating: 4.64 out of 5

"I have experienced residency and I loved it, especially when I needed it."

D F rating: 4.58 out of 5

"I moved in 2 months ago, and am here permanently. In general, I am very happy with the facilities and the service. I have really had no complaints but I have realised, especially after conversations with other residents, that consideration should be given to a general introduction when you move in - times of meals, where things are, who the staff are etc."

Jean L rating: 4.33 out of 5

"All staff are helpful and attentive. Everywhere is clean and well kept. They are always lovely with our loved ones. The residents all seem to be happy this is important for the visitors and the residents."

Ian S rating: 4 out of 5

"What matters is not me but my mother who is a resident. Absolutely fantastic service and it does what it says on the tin! Great staff, professional and always a smile!"

G B rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Lynde House has a very nice atmosphere and ambience. Staff are friendly, kind and helpful. Everywhere is clean. All the rooms seem to have nice views onto the gardens which are beautifully kept."

Caroline D rating: 4.82 out of 5

"How happy I am! The staff are so friendly. I could not be happier."

G D rating: 4.18 out of 5

"I like it very much. Very good staff and caring."

N N rating: 5 out of 5

"We appreciate the care our dear friend has received at Lynde House. The staff are always kind and considerate. We're grateful for the expert care you've given our friend. Thank you."

I A rating: 5 out of 5

"I am very happy with my care. All people looking after me are so kind and helpful. I feel very safe and happy here and won't want to leave."

E S rating: 4.75 out of 5

"I am very happy to be in Lynde House. All staff are very kind and friendly."

J C rating: 5 out of 5

"I am very happy living in Lynde House. I am happy with the staff. They are very kind and helpful."

I G rating: 5 out of 5

"Very happy, staff are very helpful."

Jo C rating: 5 out of 5

"Very happy with all staff. I find them very helpful."

A S rating: 4.83 out of 5

"This is an amazing home! I would highly recommend it. The staff are amazing and very helpful, they are caring towards the residents and that extends to the resident's family. The communication between the home and family is great, it is so nice to have the weekly updates and whenever you call the home, the staff are always there to help. The food is fabulous, the rooms are lovely and the grounds to the house are lovely too. The visiting suite is a lovely place to visit relatives. Lovely to see the regular Facebook photos of staff awards, food menus, residents doing activities."

Dawn J rating: 5 out of 5

"Mum has been very well looked after since she came to Lynde House 18 months ago. She settled in very quickly with the kindness of the staff and is always treated with courtesy and dignity."

J Y rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Always happy to help and keep us informed on everything. Staff so helpful and my nan is so happy being here. Highly recommend."

K R rating: 5 out of 5

"I find all the staff members at Lynde House extremely kind, pleasant and helpful. They treat the residents as friends and are really caring. This includes not only their nursing duties but also the general well-being of those in their care. They are all willing to go the extra mile. I am very grateful that they look after my friend so well. Thank you, Lynde House."

Patricia W rating: 4.92 out of 5

"We're very happy with all the staff and the care my mother gets at Lynde House - excellent."

Josie D rating: 5 out of 5

"Our visits to Lynde House have always been good. My mother-in-law has been a resident here for two and a half years and she is now 96 years old. We have always found staff and management at Lynde excellent, highly competent and friendly. Overall facilities have been very good. We are very grateful to all the Lynde House personnel for the attention and professional care devoted over many years. Very well done!"

L S rating: 4.5 out of 5

"My mother has been here for a few months now. Lynde House has made every effort to enable visiting under very difficult circumstances (i.e COVID). She appears well cared for, well-fed and comfortable. Communication between us and the staff is superb, we feel well informed at all times and welcome to ask for information. Our thanks to all."

R D rating: 5 out of 5

"Friendly and polite."

W B rating: 4.5 out of 5

"Clean, cheerful and good care."

M B rating: 4.64 out of 5

"So happy with the lovely care Dad has received. The staff are fabulous, thank you."

Paula B rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My mother seems very settled and happy. Arrangements over COVID have been careful and well organised. Whenever we see her she looks well dressed and well cared for. Every member of staff we have met has been kind, informative and caring. Thank heavens she is here! Our thanks to everyone. We are delighted with Lynda House Care Home."

R D rating: 5 out of 5

"I spent three weeks at Lynde House convalescing after a hip replacement operation. (It was much appreciated being able to stay for three weeks for the price of two). The care I received was excellent. It wasn't possible to see a physiotherapist on account of covid, but I had a telephone consultation and felt reassured that my exercise programme was progressing satisfactorily. The food was excellent, and the grounds are beautiful."

A M rating: 4.25 out of 5

"I am very impressed with Lynde House. I am being looked after very well and am feeling safe and secure and loved. Thank you."

A R rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I was sent to Lynde House having been at the hospital (the tab is picked up by the hospital). I am a vegetarian hence the food comment; the food, varied. My experience at Lynde House was good, sometimes were short staffed which led to the red button not being answered promptly. I am 65 which meant that the residents were a lot older."

A D rating: 4.67 out of 5

"Very happy. Staff are very nice and caring."

M C rating: 5 out of 5

"Happy! Staff are friendly and very helpful in every way."

Colleen B rating: 4.42 out of 5

"Barchester Lynde House Care Home is very good and well looked after."

Roy C rating: 5 out of 5

"The support system is good. Surprised no basic medicines for wounds/cuts etc kept eg no cotton wool. General feeling of care helps homeless."

C O rating: 4 out of 5

"Treated with respect and tenderness, most of the staff stop to say a few words when they pass you. They ask after your family etc. Also if you want to be left alone to sleep etc they will leave you. The home and gardens are beautiful and are spotlessly clean and are never made to feel you are a nuisance."

Eileen A rating: 5 out of 5

"Quite happy with home and treatment, but sometimes it takes a while to be attended to."

Anthony M rating: 3.75 out of 5

"I am very happy here. The staff are all very attentive."

Cynthia H rating: 5 out of 5

"The staff at Lynde House are extremely conscientious and professional. I have found nothing to criticise regarding my treatment whilst here."

M M rating: 5 out of 5

"I am really happy. Everyone is so kind to me. Where I am staying is so comfortable and restful. Also, good food and staff."

P A rating: 5 out of 5

"My husband entered Lynde House in very poor health. Now six months on, after being cared for by nurses and carers and eating good food he is now in very good health. He has settled in and is contented with his daily life."

Audrey C rating: 4.5 out of 5

"My husband was made to feel safe and well cared for, following a stay in hospital which had made it impossible for me to care for him at home. Throughout his stay, the care and reassurance he has been offered during the lockdown and the cheerful commitment of staff to the residents have helped so much in making our enforced separation during lockdown bearable for both of us and the whole family. Access to the lovely garden and help with IT support to keep him connected with friends and family have been much appreciated. He is still not too keen on scrabble but the staff have done their utmost to keep residents entertained without the usual support network of outside help. We both look forward to seeing more of one another and an opportunity for me to get to know the staff now that visiting is allowed again."

Jo O rating: 3.92 out of 5

"The management of Lynde House is first-class. The manager of the care home is a special manager. It's important to recognise the difference that individuals make and the senior staff at Lynde make a huge difference. I am sure that the company has very well designed procedures, systems and staff grades in place - it always relies upon individuals to operate these in an efficient, and a human way. Barchester are lucky to have this home's manager and her team then. The home has been safe, happy and caring during an extraordinarily testing period and I have been happy to have my mum in there. Lynde House provides the care you hope your mum would get. I am sure that the morale of staff and treatment of staff must play a pivotal role in all this."

Joe A rating: 4.58 out of 5

"My dad was sent to Barchester Lynde House by the NHS as he was in hospital at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. During his time in the nursing home he has been so well looked after and will be sad to see him leave as I've not worried one bit as I know that he has been looked after so well. My dad has been bed-bound and not been out of bed for 9months till he went to this home, I could go on and on and praise this home. From our family we thank you!"

Wayne H rating: 4.08 out of 5

"My mother has been at Lynde House for over 18 months now. During that time she has deteriorated considerably. I have been impressed with the way her needs have been met as this has been happening. The management team at Lynde is impressive. They have worked together so well during this very difficult and demanding time. They have created a very strong team of people in every sector from the senior nurses, nurses, carers, hospitality, activity staff, kitchen staff and cleaners. The atmosphere has always been upbeat and positive in the past and I’m sure that has continued over the last few months. The residents are treated with dignity and respect and, in the case of my mother, with affection too. I’ve also been impressed with the way I’ve been treated. All my worries and concerns were listened to and taken seriously. When I needed help and support it was there for me. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Lynde House to anyone."

Carol H rating: 4.83 out of 5

"I live in Scotland so am unable to visit my mother, who has lived in Lynde House for three years, as frequently as I would like, and obviously during Lockdown not at all. It is therefore extremely important that I have confidence in the care my mother receives, and I have never had any concerns about this, particularly as she has become more frail and needs help with all her daily care. During lockdown the staff have worked really hard to facilitate contact via Skype and to keep me informed of my mother's health. In 'normal' times I have been happy with the level of care my mother has received, including the excellent food, the large number of different activities, the pleasant environment and the commitment of the staff group. Sometimes in the past it has been difficult to maintain communication with the home, but this has definitely improved recently."

Sheila L rating: 4.25 out of 5

"I cannot fault anything. Everybody "all staff" has been more than helpful. Nothing has been too much trouble. Must not forget paper person and cleaners. Re respite care. I was brought here from the hospital on April 5rth to recover from a broken ankle."

J F rating: 5 out of 5

"Whenever I enter Lynde House, I am always greeted in a warm and friendly way. The atmosphere is one of care and calm. The staff perform their duties in a thoroughly professional and efficient manner but always find time to answer any queries or sort out any problems. They treat the residents with dignity and sympathy and very often give beyond what is currently necessary. The standards of hygiene are very high and these are accommodated with pleasant homely touches such as flower arrangements and interesting pictures on the walls. The meals are of a very high standard: nutritious and varied. The activities are comprehensive and very well organised. Lynde House is fortunate to have a lovely garden and the residents can take full advantage of it. I am very glad that my friend is here and she often remarks about how happy she is and that she regards it as her home. I was able to visit my friend in Lynde House this week during an agreed time. This took place out of doors, under a gazebo. The whole episode was safely and sympathetically conducted under controlled conditions but in a friendly and welcoming way. My friend and I were delighted at this distanced reunion and I am so grateful to all in the Home who made this possible."

Trish W rating: 4.83 out of 5

"The home is clean, warm and secure. The staff are friendly, hard-working and kind. The food is varied and nicely served."

M B rating: 4.67 out of 5

"My husband has settled in well. All the staff treat him well. He enjoys the social programmes and the food. Lovely gardens and lounges."

A C rating: 4.25 out of 5

"All the staff are friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. High level of nursing care accompanied by efficient personal care (important when you are no longer mobile), excellent home cooking (all meals freshly prepared) and regular live entertainment and activities. My mother is very happy here."

N E rating: 5 out of 5

"An outstanding care home, in my opinion, with wonderfully caring staff throughout, from ancillary staff to the Manager. My brother was very swiftly assessed in hospital and rapidly admitted to a lovely, bright room. The level of care he received in the last two weeks of his life was also outstanding. The nursing and care staff were unfailingly kind and compassionate and always responsive to his needs. This kindness was also extended to his family by all the staff. We can not thank them enough. The menus offered were lovely and of high quality. The whole home is beautifully clean and well decorated with lovely grounds. To find such a home where all the staff demonstrate such a caring ethos is indeed unusual."

Kevin S rating: 5 out of 5

"My mother was well cared for in the seven-plus years she was here. She was treated with dignity and has good personal care. I became involved in the home by coming around with a shopping trolley for the residents and I am still coming many years after my Mother-in-Laws death in 2008."

E A rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Clean, beautifully appointed, elegant home in tranquil surroundings, like a hotel! Staff are wonderful, caring, friendly and treat my mother with dignity and kindness. Only criticism is that sometimes it seems short-staffed considering the expense (hence lower value for money rating). Good range of entertainment on offer too. But overall care is very good."

V P rating: 4.5 out of 5

"My mother has been here now for 15 months. She has deteriorated a lot within that time. I have been impressed with how her deterioration has been met at every stage. She has dementia and is treated with care and respect. Some of the staff show her genuine affection. The turnover of staff seems to be small so she has got to know the team who care for her which is important. She is encouraged to participate and is fed well."

Caroline rating: 4.67 out of 5

"There is a need for modernisation of record-keeping to enable staff to spend less time with paperwork and improve overall quality/consistency i.e. use of computer-based records which can be accessed by relatives. Would love to be able to access a portal providing day to day information, photos etc. Lovely caring staff who know my mother very well."

Claire M rating: 4 out of 5

"Everyone is helpful and kind."

R C rating: 4.17 out of 5

"During the four weeks my husband has spent at Lynde House, we have been very satisfied with the level of care, the catering and the activities. We would certainly recommend it to friends requiring similar care."

Maureen C rating: 4.55 out of 5

"A first class care home. Our friend is receiving excellent care and attention. She has settled down here very well and enjoys the wide range of activities on offer. The staff here are very welcoming and treat us as friends. Our friend's room is well equipped and has a view over the garden. It is light and airy."

H T rating: 5 out of 5

"I stayed here for 3 weeks following a hip replacement operation. I received good care to enable me to go home and lead an independent life afterwards. I found the staff to be extremely pleasant and helpful, although they were short-staffed and I received less help in the evenings than I had expected. The senior staff were professional and you could talk to them. I did not join in many activities because of a bad cough which held me back."

U P rating: 3.8 out of 5

"The Lynde House took great care of my father, after a severely debilitating stroke that left him bed-bound and nil by mouth. Their care meant he lived for 4 more years in comfort and without pain. The care staff were wonderful in their care and concern for him and most pleasingly the home does not use temporary nurses, which always a good relationship develop between staff, patient and family. At the end, they were kind to us and dad passed away peacefull away without pain."

R M rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Lynde House was a good place and a good experience for my husband. The location of the home is lovely next to the Thames-sea. Nice place to go for walks. The home is relatively small, so getting to know management and staff (both great) is easy and there seems to be a good rapport between the two. The rooms are small, so we moved my husband to a place with a separate bedroom and sitting room. Some concerns were: occasional slow response time to the call button. Food was just ok at best. The garden maintenance could be better especially in the rear around the rooms. Overall, Lynde is to be congratulated for a difficult job done very well."

H P rating: 4 out of 5

"Mum had been in the home for nearly 2 years before she passed away. During that time she was treated with kindness and respect. She felt very safe there and nothing was too much trouble to make her day to day life enjoyable. During the last month of her life, the staff couldn't have done more to make her comfortable and see to all her needs. They were also a great support to me and my family. I cannot thank them enough. This is what a nursing home should be like."

Julia B rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Lynde House provided exemplary care for my mother who suffered from palliative Parkinson's. In the last days/weeks, they couldn't do enough to help both myself and my mother. In a small way, we have grieved the loss of our Lynde House family since Mum's passing."

S S rating: 5 out of 5

"My mother's last few weeks were dealt with great care and empathy. The staff could not have done more to make Mum comfortable and stress-free. They also kept us informed of what was happening. I cannot praise the staff enough. The home is lovely - we loved sitting in the garden with our tea and cake!"

P E rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I chose Lynde House because of the location, close to Richmond and the river. It is also a modern purpose-built care home with its own grounds and a lovely garden with easy access. The food was to a high standard with two dining areas. It was a big advantage having dedicated nursing staff as well as day care staff."

C S rating: 4.17 out of 5

"My husband has severe Alzheimers, diagnosed in 2002. He can be difficult sometimes as he does not understand what staff are doing when they are caring for him. All members of staff are very kind, speak to him very kindly and treat him gently. He will have been in there 4 years in August. I am delighted to say we are both very lucky to have discovered Lynde House. We could not have received better care anywhere else."

I L rating: 4.58 out of 5

"The home is a very friendly, inviting place. The staff are always friendly and most times they are available if you have any queries. It is nice that there are different areas where you can go with your family for a cup of tea i.e. Garden, reception area, large and small lounge. Apart from being very expensive, the only other thing I can criticise is the lack of staff at a weekend and on the reception desk, which has nobody from 2 o'clock."

Julia B rating: 3.92 out of 5

"My mum is receiving outstanding care at Lynde House. The staff are incredibly supportive and friendly. It is a big step putting a loved one into care. The environment at Lynde House has made this so much easier for me and my mum. I would not hesitate to recommend Lynde House."

Jenny W rating: 5 out of 5

"The care and facilities are the finest I have come across. Superb. Staff, caring and efficient. Management, superb. My wife has not wanted for anything. I am relaxed that Lynde House is getting her everything she needs."

Peter R rating: 5 out of 5

"I went to St Pauls Cathedral for the Cecelia Festival and then to lunch. It was amazing and so beautiful. I hope I am asked to go again."

P K rating: 5 out of 5

"I went to St Pauls Cathedral yesterday to attend the Festival of Cecilia. I have already put my name down for future outings."

Cynthia H rating: 5 out of 5

"Lynde House looked after my wife who died in the home. All of the staff treated her with loving care and did everything possible to make her as comfortable as possible. They were also very kind and considerate towards me, her husband. I have nothing but praise for the staff who cared for her."

Christopher H rating: 5 out of 5

"My mother lived at Lynde House for the last 8 months of her life. She had stayed there before for short periods of convalescence/respite and had been happy. Her final stay started as respite following a spell in hospital, but she later decided that she wanted to move in permanently. She always felt well cared for and looked after. She particularly liked the food! The staff were professional but friendly and genuinely caring. As my mother became frailer, the staff adapted their care to her needs. They were assiduous in keeping me informed about her health. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lynde House to anyone with a family member who needs full-time care."

Su B rating: 4.08 out of 5

"I write this following the recent death of my father who spent his last three years at Lynde house, bed bound most of the time. Previously, both my mother and my aunt had ended their days there. My family and I cannot thank Lynd enough, or its staff who, throughout his stay, gave Dad outstanding care and kindness in every respect. Dad's frequent and varied visitors were all of the same view of the wonderful care shown to him."

David M rating: 5 out of 5

"Overall, my stay was pleasant, however, I was not made aware of some of the services provided or indeed whether I used them or not they had to be paid for."

Valerie A rating: 4 out of 5

"Lynde House is very special because it looks after people with a variety of mental and physical problems. When you say "thank you" the staff answer "you're welcome". The patient is grateful and is told that the staff welcome the opportunity to help and deal with his or her need or predicament. In the 17 weeks I have been at Lynde House, I have met no impatience but devoted and kind care. The staff are cheerful and call each patient by Christian name as an individual."

R B rating: 3.83 out of 5

"I hold a Lasting Power of Attorney for a dear family friend. I approached Lynde House (LH) over a year ago on his behalf. My friend was in a very poor state following his discharge from a six month hospital stay. He was sadly medically diagnosed as having lost capacity to make decisions for himself. He was originally hospitalised for pneumonia and has advanced Parkinson's Disease. My friend has flourished since his admission to LH, is living a fulfilling, enjoyable life and has regained his old loving personality and zest for life. He has regained full capacity and is now really living whereas before, he was sadly existing. The treatment and care extended by LH has been truly transformative. All the Staff I have met are truly caring and professional. I am a regular visitor (at least once a week) and I have never seen anything out of place. I believe LH were instrumental in saving my friends life - and then they gave him a real reason to live. I cannot recommend LH highly enough."

Mark L rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Very friendly home. Always very welcome here."

Jean C rating: 4.67 out of 5

"I have lived in Lynde House for 11 months, from June 2017. I've loved being here. The staff are very kind and caring, the building is comfortable and well maintained, and the gardens are lovely. And the food is excellent."

Yvonne H rating: 4.25 out of 5

"My experience of the care and nursing at the care home was good with the occasional understandable lapses."

Michael L rating: 4 out of 5

"Care was patchy as was the nursing care, but generally good."

M L rating: 3.75 out of 5

"Friendly atmosphere, friendly staff, gardens beautiful, cleanliness, staff wonderful to Mom! Would highly recommend Lynde House. Ten out of ten."

L B rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Care was excellent - I was ill and I was cared for well. Due to illness I stayed for 6 weeks. Food was good."

C C rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I was very impressed and grateful for the invariable kindness, friendliness and willingness to help from ALL the staff in this house. I particularly liked the elegant dining room (more like a hotel than an institution). My room was comfortable with all the essentials, but no provision for a visitor (eg chair). I was less impressed by the state of the room. A superficial cleaning was done every day but my towels were not changed in over four weeks and during bed making, I had to ask for the bottom sheet to be smoothed. Maybe this was because I was there only temporarily. Generally, I feel well cared for and comfortable."

Leonie L rating: 4.36 out of 5

"My stay was for one week over Christmas. The food and drink I only had breakfast at Lynde House other times I ate with the family (breakfast very good) I did not partake in activities."

D H rating: 4.5 out of 5

"My stay was enjoyable. The food looked beautifully and well presented, activities were plentiful, personal care was excellent and I was treated with respect. The accommodation and grounds were easily accessible. Planned days out were provided including wheel chair usage. The staff were most helpful and supportive (nothing was too much trouble for them)."

Florence B rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My mother went to Lynde House Care Home in Twickenham in April. From the day she went in all the staff were so kind and caring. They looked after her so well. They also took the time to make sure I was happy with mum's care. Although mum was receiving end of life care they took time to make sure she looked nice even painting her nails she was thrilled with this as she liked her nails to look nice. I have no hesitation in recommending Lynde House Care Home."

Hilary U rating: 3.92 out of 5

"My mother stayed in Lynde House Care Home for two weeks, while I went on holiday. All the staff were very friendly and kind. The food was excellent and you could choose to eat in your room or in the dining room. Most importantly my mother felt safe and well looked after by everyone. Both the staff and residents seemed very happy."

Karyn C rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My father stayed in Lynde House Care Home for respite care and so that my sisters and I might see more of him as he usually lives in Derbyshire. All the staff were wonderful, helpful and courteous and Dad was made very comfortable. He enjoyed the meals, the spa bath and the gardens in particular and we hope he will make another visit later in the year."

S H rating: 4.25 out of 5

"A welcoming, friendly, quiet and comfortable place in pleasant surroundings. the staff's relaxed, cheerful attitude is based on a caring and professional approach encouraging a patient's recuperation. Good food, with alternatives to the daily changing menu gladly provided is required."

C RJ rating: 4.82 out of 5

"The care has been of a high standard with every effort made to make my mother-in-law welcome. The food is extremely good and the staff are friendly and helpful."

Ian B rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Lunch better than anticipated, particularly after hearing adverse reports on care homes generally."

Molly F rating: 4.5 out of 5

"Since my mother has arrived at Lynde House, the care has been exceptional. Every member of staff, irrespective of their role, has been kind, caring and considerate. Mum is treated with dignity and respect with all her needs met in this wonderful stimulating and safe environment. There is a great deal of attention to detail. I can go home knowing that mum is looked after and safe. No daughter could ask for more than that."

Kim B rating: 5 out of 5

"We have been so pleased with the high standard of care and attention our mother has received here. She is treated with dignity and kindness by all staff. The manager is always quick to respond to requests. We were very anxious about the move to a care home as our father went to one and it was not a positive experience but our fears have been unfounded. Can't thank staff enough. I am now sleeping at night, which I haven't done for a long time."

Jackie W rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I am a resident at Lynde House and as such I appreciate everything that is done for me. I feel very welcome and my care is excellent. The carers could not be better. I have not once heard a cross word nor impatience in anything they have been asked to do. Thank you."

Patricia M rating: 5 out of 5

"I am sole carer for my disabled wife, so when I was scheduled for a hip replacement, I sent her to Lynde House and joined her there for 11 days (she was there for 17 days). When I need a "relief break" of a week or two, I will definitely send her back to Lynde House."

Roger D rating: 4.89 out of 5

"My mother has been a resident since January 2016. On the whole, we have been very pleased with the care she receives. There have been times when there doesn't seem to have been enough staff on daily and she often has to wait a long time for assistance when she has rung her bell. This does seem to have improved just recently. We find this a very expensive care home, especially as although her room is pleasant and opens on to the garden, it is very small. The common dining rooms are spacious a nicer environment. Staff are all extremely caring but standards of room cleaning could be better."

C B rating: 3.83 out of 5

"I came here with my husband in June 2013. He was very ill and died soon after. I feel safe and comfortable and lucky to be there. I like the food here too. The staff are very kind and the weekly diary of activities is also interesting."

Christine F rating: 4 out of 5

"Came here to recuperate."

Rosamund M rating: 4.08 out of 5

"I wanted to come to Barchester Lynde House Care Home for Christmas but wanted to be independent with care. I was comfortable in a first-floor room. We were fed and some entertainment was available. Staff were professional and not intrusive. Staff behaved professionally. I was treated as a guest. Food was fairly standard and acceptable. Staff behaved respectfully to me with care. I liked being there."

Evelyn T rating: 3.5 out of 5

"We are delighted with the care which my husband is receiving. Standards of hygiene are very good, the carers are very engaged with the residents and make efforts to socialise and stimulate. The qualified nurses are very helpful and active in the service they provide. Some of the activities are not suitable for my husband and he tends to be left sitting in his wheelchair. As we are self-funding we find the fees are eye-wateringly expensive, but are prepared to pay them for as long as the money lasts."

Sheila M rating: 4.18 out of 5

"Lynde House is a happy, friendly environment with kind and caring members of staff. My relative has always been treated with dignity and her foibles and needs accommodated. Although she is unable to move about unaided members of staff take her to the various lounges to join in the activities and other residents are encouraged to pop into her room for chats. Overall I am very satisfied with the ethos of the home."

S C rating: 3.92 out of 5

"Lynde is a comfortable and welcoming home where visitors are greeted with a smile and residents are well cared for. There are always stimulating activities on offer and the standards of food, décor, bathroom facilities are top-notch. As a family we do all resent the huge monthly feeds of over £7,000 - just recently increased from £6,600 - but recognise that this is what we have to pay for sustained care, comfort and security of our elderly and needy mum. And compared to the previous care home (Not Barchester), the life at Lynde is superb.. Thank you."

D C rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Lynde House is a pleasant nursing home with very nice carers and staff. I feel if you require nursing care it is excellent and you are well cared for. If you do not need nursing care I feel you receive less care. I am sure all nursing homes now a days are short staffed which clearly is a problem. My mother is happy at Lynde House but it is too expensive for her to continue to stay long term. There has been a big refurbishment costing a lot of money which I don't feel was a priority. Staff should be well paid and then they would stay."

Louise S rating: 3.75 out of 5

"Probably amongst the highest standards of care home albeit not cheap! My mother in her 104th year has enjoyed an extension of life for the past year through the social interaction and dignified care provided."

Rod S rating: 4.33 out of 5

"My mother seems happy in Lynde House."

V O rating: 3.83 out of 5

"Lynde House is an excellent care home. My father unfortunately has dementia and is bed bound. The manager and staff do an excellent job looking after him. The facilities at the home are very good as are the activities. My father now has a peg so is not able to enjoy the excellent food that Lynde House provides. He is always treated with dignity and we are very happy that my father is in such a good caring home. The staff are always friendly and helpful and manager is always available to chat about any concerns."

V R rating: 4.17 out of 5

"A very nice residence with ample space, corridors etc. Staff are very friendly, efficient and generally the establishment has a calming ambience, 'laid back' as it were."

Alan R rating: 3.83 out of 5

"Lynde House is a tidy and generally well-managed care home. It's staff are pretty much all overseas citizens who have acceptable levels of English. My mother received a good standard of care and staff are friendly and meet many of her needs. I often need to make minor complaints about the level of tidiness of her room. For example; clothes are left out, put away carelessly and dead flowers are left - so I need to throw them away. It is expensive and I expect high standards from this care home."

T H rating: 3.58 out of 5

"Lynde House is a kind, caring environment where staff are friendly and mostly helpful. Lynde House is clean and well kept, recent renovations have much improved the entrance way, dining room and lounge areas. My mother's room is in need of refurbishment.. it looks shabby and tired in comparison. My mother says she enjoys the food and I feel the menu is varied and interesting. There are a range of activities on offer. My mother would benefit from more one to one interaction and conversation. She enjoys chatting and reminiscing."

Claire M rating: 3.83 out of 5

"My mother recently passed away in Barchester Lynde House where she has been a resident for 6 years becoming more and more debilitated by dementia. During this time mum was treated with respect and dignity, no more so than during the last few days of her life."

Jo M rating: 4.83 out of 5

"My mother-in-law was in a very poor health when she arrived in Lynde House from hospital. A year on, she has recovered so well due to the excellent care of the staff at Lynde House. The staff are very friendly and supporting to me and my family."

Norbert G rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My elderly cousin is approaching her 90th birthday - but she knows nothing of this; we her relatives try to humour her, try to visit her, try to respect her dignity - which she not longer has much awareness of. She spends her life in another world/another time - walking home from school school perhaps? Waiting for her mother to come. She has been voluntarily bed-bound for the last 2 years - she refuses all attempts to help her get up. It is so sad. But I amazed at the care taken of her: she has no bed sores, her skin is clean and she smells fresh. Her bed is frequently changed. Her nurses and carers are so kind and gentle. They are amazing!"

T M rating: 5 out of 5

"Living a long distance from my mother it is important to me that Mum is looked after in a compassionate and caring way, with her safety as high priority. I visit Lynde House on impromptu basis every 4-6 weeks and find always that Mum is clean and comfortable. Mum has been in this home for 5 1/2 years during which time her dementia has notably deteriorated. The staff at Lynde House have risen to the additional and often difficult behaviour, with care. Any bad apples are quickly weeded out."

J M rating: 4.67 out of 5

"My husband has just passed away on 21/11/16. He had been a resident at Lynde House for 18 months. I cannot recommend highly enough the excellent care he received from all the care staff. I visited him virtually every day and I also was treated with superb care and respect, in fact, I felt like all the care staff were like a family towards me."

Carol B rating: 5 out of 5

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  • What types of care does Lynde House Care Home offer?

    Lynde House Care Home offers Residential care, Dementia care, Nursing care, Respite / Short stay, Services for under 65.