Reviews for Tennyson Wharf Care Home

We score 9.8/10

17 Reviews


02 March 2021

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"Having spent a lot of time researching to find a suitable respite placement for my father, I finally came upon this absolutely brilliant home which looked nothing like standard care homes. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Dad said this was his favourite place, topping pub breakfasts! Most importantly, he's really happy to return for more respite shortly and if permanent care was required, he'd be more than happy to return. He really loved it there and loved all the attention."

Carole H rating: 5.00 out of 5

"My son arranged for me to have a week's respite holiday so I could visit relatives who lived in the area. It was arranged efficiently but feel because of the circumstances I cannot comment fairly on the facilities and activities. I found the whole experience enjoyable and energising after a difficult few weeks at home where I live alone. On arrival I received a warm welcome and was impressed by the high standard and freshness of the decor - which I noticed continued throughout. I found all the caring staff always friendly and extremely helpful. The food good with nice-sized portions but unfortunately I found the residents antisocial - the few I met in the dining room and others stayed in their rooms."

E H rating: 4.73 out of 5

"I found the facilities first-rate. The staff, without exception, cheerful, caring and attentive. The food selection and quality very good. I could fault nothing."

Keith D rating: 5.00 out of 5

"The staff are very good, they can't do too much for you. The food is second to none. It's a pleasure to be here."

T S rating: 5.00 out of 5

"We thought that Tennyson Wharf facilities and rooms were excellent. The activities staff made sure my mum was included at all times. Our only concern was the doctor who visited the home requested blood pressure and blood glucose tests three times a day and this was never carried out without my mum buzzing and reminding them."

Trevorlin P rating: 4.42 out of 5

"The care home does an excellent job looking after people. Comfortable sitting area on second floor. Good job."

Penelope C rating: 4.92 out of 5

"After a nightmare week in hospital I needed to gain confidence before returning to live alone. Barchester Tennyson Wharf Care Home had a good reputation so I booked myself in for a week then a second. I have gained confidence, benefited from the good food and kindness and expert care. The home's biggest asset is its staff team who are splendid people, with nothing too much trouble unimportant need to me no patronising. I retired 29 years ago from residential care management, CQC lay inspector and other experience in care for older people. Here is a new concept of care to what I've experienced and I like it. Barchester Tennyson Wharf Care Home is an exceptional place with exceptional staff dealing with a variety of needs for vulnerable people. A good place, thank you."

P G rating: 4.75 out of 5

"As this is my fourth stay at Burton Waters residential home, I think that must speak for itself regarding satisfaction. The staff are always polite and helpful and will go the extra mile to sort out any problems a resident may have. If in the future I should need some temporary assistance of a personal nature away from home, Burton Waters would be my first port of call."

I G rating: 4.50 out of 5

"My children and I have all been very comforted and consoled by the kindness and concern of all of the staff and are super impressed by the treatment that my husband is receiving. We were initially very concerned that my husband was having difficulty settling, but the staff reacted promptly and with great care to our worries to ensure that he receives reassurance and attention which proved invaluable and effective. We are all most grateful."

L N rating: 5.00 out of 5

"My 95-year-old father-in-law was a resident for two weeks of respite care, following a fall and Covid isolation in the hospital, and quickly settled in extremely well. In his first experience of a modern care home, he was very impressed with the care and support he received. Visiting him, the family were warmly welcomed by staff and the management was outstanding in helping and guiding us through a potentially complicated and emotionally charged process. My 90-year-old mother-in-law, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's, had also been hospitalised due to Covid and the knock-on effects to her medication, but on release from hospital Barchester Tennyson Wharf were wonderful in organising the transfer, initially to a room on the same floor as her husband, but then a further move to Memory Lane when a room became available. The care, compassion and attention to the details of looking after these family members have been truly exceptional. At every stage, we felt supported by professional and knowledgeable people, for whom nothing seemed too much trouble and who really understood what we were trying to achieve. We are tremendously grateful and can wholeheartedly recommend Barchester Tennyson Wharf Care Home."

C T rating: 5.00 out of 5

"Two weeks respite booked due to mother's shoulder injury, requiring care with most things. Nobody welcomed her on arrival or explained facilities etc. An information book in her room gave the only clues. District nurses, physiotherapy, and assessments booked by the home did not materialise. Resulting in her ulcerated legs worsening (one district nurse visit when four were booked). Despite several requests, she was showered only once. The home is attractive and staff friendly and pleasant. However, the right-hand knows not what the left is doing and the home is not adequately managed. Phone calls, emails, and a handwritten note at reception expressing our concerns were met with excuses. On departing nobody bothered to say goodbye."

N W rating: 3.67 out of 5

"Given the level of care as listed in the ratings, we hope that the staff are awarded at least a 10% pay rise."

John M rating: 4.83 out of 5

"My husband has dementia and other issues. He has been in Tennyson Wharf for six months. I am extremely happy with the care and attention he receives. All the staff are attentive and professional. The activities are varied and inclusive. The home is light and airy and feels like a hotel. The food is varied and nutritious and delicious. The garden is beautiful. He receives excellent care."

Linda J rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Following a hip replacement, I had a wonderful three weeks of convalescence at Tennyson Wharf. The Hospital's care was definitely sub-standard, so it was with relief and gratitude that I was welcomed into Tennyson Wharf and with the care and sympathy of all staff, who showed a real understanding of my needs. From my first visit to look around until the day I departed, I was met with warmth, friendliness, kindness and compassion. Nothing was too much trouble; the surroundings were soothing and relaxing; the food was first rate and I had some lovely discussions with all sorts of different people. I could stay in my room all day if I wished, or join in with activities as much as I wished; the carers were always accommodating. I can thoroughly recommend Tennyson Wharf, whether for a short stay or permanent residence and I consider myself extremely lucky to have stayed in such a happy, comfortable and accommodating setting, with exceptional staff, even for such a short time."

Susan F rating: 5.00 out of 5

"As always the overall atmosphere at Tennyson Wharf is calm and pleasant. The acting General Manager and her team of professionals and other healthcare personnel collaborate to ensure that the resident's needs and desires are addressed whilst ensuring the highest level of safeguarding and care. Thank you."

R G rating: 4.50 out of 5

"A beautiful well kept home, in a great location clean with a friendly atmosphere, and always a smile on the helpful carers. I would highly recommend it. All residents enjoy the cafe area where they can socialise and take part in the activities on offer."

D L rating: 4.33 out of 5

"My mum moved into Barchester Tennyson Wharf Care Home last October after a successful period of respite care following a broken hip. Last week my mum received the most devastating news, the suicide death of her son. From the moment I rang the home and spoke to the receptionist and then the manager, the entire team have been utterly amazing. The care, concern and thoughtfulness have been outstanding. Planting memorial bushes, flowers, endless chats and encouragement for my mum have made an unbearable time slightly more bearable."

Jane P rating: 5.00 out of 5

"From the beginning of our friend's residence all staff were very helpful, not only the care staff but kitchen, laundry, domestic, gardening, maintenance and administration staffs. She was treated with dignity throughout her stay. The activities available were appropriate, varied and sensitive. Management of her care was excellent, even when she was aggressive as part of her dementia journey. Liaison with the GP was good. The diet was varied, with menu options each meal. Catering staff responded to specific needs. Towards the end of her life, staff played video messages from a niece living overseas to her, and the parish priest was able to visit her in her room. The room she had throughout was fantastic and met her wishes for space and light with views over the marina. The home was always clean and well maintained. We had no concerns for her safety and welfare. The Covid-19 situation limited visiting for most of the past 18 months, communication with us was excellent. Thank you all."

D J rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My mother-in-law has been here a few times now for respite and arrived home yesterday after her most recent stay. The carehome is in a beautiful spot overlooking the marina, the grounds are lovely with a lot of effort to keep it beautiful, flowers and vegetables growing around the grounds with a lovely seating area. The home smells nice, you can see the residents sitting around the main area chatting and they look very settled and happy. The whole home is beautiful inside, the rooms are lovely, food is three courses, three times a day, a fabulous selection of food, drink, snacks, tailored to the residents. My mother-in-law can be quite "challenging" let's call it and the staff are very sweet with her and ensure she has everything she requires. Good communication from staff and management, nothing too much trouble. It's so refreshing being able to have respite knowing that she is in the best care. Thank you all, see you next year."

Lucy L rating: 5 out of 5

"I cannot recommend Tennyson Wharf highly enough. The care and attention given by ALL members of the team are exemplary. The menu is very varied, nutritious and beautifully cooked and served. The views across the manor and the gardens are beautiful too!"

S T rating: 5 out of 5

"I regularly visit a lady in this care home, she always looks well cared for clean and neatly dressed her room always looks clean and more importantly she always looks relaxed and happy in the home. She says the meals are good and she is always showing me something that she has made or telling me about the activities she has been doing."

M W rating: 4.58 out of 5

"My cousin was very confused and scared when she first came to Tennyson Wharf. But with the patience and care of the staff, she has started to show her old self, even though her memory is mixed."

G W rating: 5 out of 5

"Staff are amazing, friendly, helpful and caring."

J H rating: 4.67 out of 5

"I came in after I needed some respite. The staff have looked after me really well. The room is lovely, clean and bright. They meet my special dietary needs on request. They have activities every day."

E J rating: 5 out of 5

"I am extremely satisfied with the care my Mum is receiving at Tennyson Wharf. Any questions, issues, or needs are dealt with promptly and efficiently. Although it is an emotional transition from living in your own home to moving into residential care, it couldn’t have gone any better. We as a family are very grateful for the patience and care of everyone at the home offers Mum. She enjoys the quiz afternoons and particularly enjoyed Burns night (in the afternoon). Thank you all for looking after her and keep up the great work!"

Mark J rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Came here on discharge from hospital, very impressed by strict quarantine care (14 days). Food excellent, such lovely, cheerful staff, so caring. My sons arranged my place here. They chose well."

P H rating: 4.92 out of 5

"The staff and facilities have been excellent and the care has helped bring immediate improvement to my mum's wellbeing. I would and will recommend to everyone I know. Thank you."

David H rating: 5 out of 5

"Love this home. My friend is so happy here. She enjoys the freshly cooked meals and the views from her bedroom are stunning. The staff make me feel so welcome whenever I visit."

S J rating: 5 out of 5

"I have been very well looked after and have no complaints. Food and staff are very helpful."

C J rating: 5 out of 5

"Having visited mum at many different times and days have always found her to be very well presented and cared for. Friendly staff who are very welcoming."

A A rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My mum has been in Tennyson Wharf for about 5 weeks. We are happy with the care and attention, my mum seems content too."

Kim W rating: 4.82 out of 5

"My husband was made to feel at home immediately and we were warmly welcomed into life in the home."

J M rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Very presentable home. The rooms are similar to a hotel. Very clean and have all of the necessary facitlites. All of the staff have been helpful and very friendly. To be blunt if my dad is remotely pleased then it must be excellent. Would recommend to anyone who is needing any sort of care."

Andy S rating: 4.33 out of 5

"This is my second stay here and I can thoroughly recommend Tennyson Wharf for the care and kindness you receive from all the staff."

I G rating: 5 out of 5

"We have been extremely happy with the care home and my dad settled in very quickly and is also happy with all aspects of his care. The meals are excellent and all the staff are very kind and caring."

Martin S rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Staff very helpful and accommodating."

T F rating: 4.08 out of 5

"A very caring home. The staff are very approachable and my mum is very well cared for. When she was seriously ill 18 months ago, the staff noticed very quickly and monitored her closely."

F B rating: 4.33 out of 5

"My mother has been coming to Tennyson Wharf for respite since it opened and will go nowhere else. The care is fantastic, staff are approachable, kind and empathetic. The rooms and environment are stunning. Mum has made a fantastic friend at the home and visits regularly when she is not in respite and is always greeted with a friendly smile and a wonderful cake and coffee."

Donna J rating: 5 out of 5

"I love this home. It is very clean and tidy with lovely gardens. The staff go out their way to treat the residents with respect and dignity. I must say the activities they do to keep residents stimulated are great. Something different everyday and all dietary needs are met with tasty healthy meals."

Susan B rating: 5 out of 5

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Tennyson Wharf. Very welcoming and friendly staff accommodated in every way. A bit sad to be leaving. The food was exceptional. I loved the idea of resident of the day as it made me feel a bit special, as I could choose something different from the menu to eat. Exceptional care at all times. I also had lots of laughs with staff. A huge thank you to all staff and management. I will keep in touch."

M C rating: 5 out of 5

"Everything here is second to none. The care team and support team can't do enough to help. Food is amazing and lots of activities on offer. I would certainly recommend to anyone short or long term."

J B rating: 4.83 out of 5

"I found the care home clean and tidy and well looked after. The food is tasty and there are plenty of activities to keep one engaged and occupied."

I S rating: 5 out of 5

"I visit my friend two times a week. I find Tennyson Wharf very clean, tidy and very friendly and helpful in all aspects of care."

M S rating: 5 out of 5

"Many thanks to all at the care home who helped us celebrate our Mums 84th birthday. The decorations and home made cake were very much appreciated, as was the lunch on the top floor dining room. The staff team are kind, professional and courteous at all times."

K L rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I looked at 20 care homes before deciding on Tennyson Wharf for my mother. It was by far one of the best I had seen. Lovely scenic views and great friendly staff, offering the best care possible. Highly recommended."

Elaine L rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Excellent care, comfort and food. What else could you want for a loved one?!"

T B rating: 5 out of 5

"I came for respite care. The home is beautiful and the staff are extremely kind and helpful. The food is lovely and the setting is delightful. If I am ill again I shall certainly come back. Would really recommend."

S T rating: 5 out of 5

"A first-class care home in terms of; location; care; environment; cleanliness. Expensive and many would not be able to afford this attractive venue. All staff are very friendly, caring and attentive."

Alistair L rating: 4.08 out of 5

"Since the new lady has become the interim manager of Tennyson Wharf she has shown support for my sister and I as my mym slips into end-stage dementia. She has actioned referrals to CPN for mum and kept us informed at all times."

Yvette B rating: 5 out of 5

"My mum has been a resident of yours over a year. Mum is treated with the utmost respect and dignity. The manager is extremely approachable and takes action with any issues if needed. The home offers excellent facilities and the team are happy and welcoming."

Claire D rating: 4.42 out of 5

"Just to say a big thank you to everyone at Tennyson Wharf for looking after my best friend so well. What a difference a couple of months makes. You have a wonderful new manager who is leading you well and everyone seems so happy. The food is lovely, nothing is ever too much trouble. You are all amazing people which is a huge comfort. A big thank you to everyone."

S S rating: 5 out of 5

"Auntie has been at Tennyson Wharf the care home for a year now. Things were rocky for a while, but have improved significantly. We are now very happy with her care. My family and I feel she is safe and well looked after now. Lots of things to do and food is great. Lovely setting on The Marina, with great views from the rooms and lounge."

R S rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Words cannot express how lovely the staff are at Tennyson Wharf. All caring, compassionate and considerate. Reception staff are warm and welcoming an asset to the home. The new manager seems to have made a big difference and staff are happy. It's truly lovely to see."

S J rating: 5 out of 5

"Exceeds all expectations - delightful, beautiful rooms, staff are amazing. I wish I could live here, had coffee and cake with the manager, how lovely she is, so supportive to everyone."

G V rating: 5 out of 5

"Like a 5-star hotel. Lovely modern, purpose-built care home. Lovely views over the marina. All rooms are en-suite."

S B rating: 4.58 out of 5

"I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and kindness of each member of staff."

J S rating: 5 out of 5

"This is an excellent care home. Everyone from the receptionists to the actual carers is very kind and friendly. My Aunt is treated with the utmost respect and privacy. I would definitely recommend it to future residents."

V D rating: 5 out of 5

"I wish to compliment you on your carers, nurses, cleaners, gardener, hairdresser and above all the lovely receptionist............ I have visited for 16 weeks as a volunteer visiting a lady in your care, and just really think it is a wonderful atmosphere you provide for your 'extended family' as that's what it feels like to me! Well done and thank you, you restore my faith!!!"

Lynn R rating: 4.42 out of 5

"From the very beginning, I have only ever experienced friendly warm service form all the staff members at Tennyson Wharf. My wife has been looked after extremely well, sometimes in difficult circumstances. Always given a friendly greeting by all the staff who I meet on my visits. The carers and all staff members care, which is the most important aspect of their job."

Peter S rating: 5 out of 5

"I am very pleased I have found somewhere so kind and helpful as I cannot do like I used to. I am afraid it comes to us all, so well done to everyone here."

Yvette L rating: 4.82 out of 5

"Enjoyable, the staff really make you welcome. The home is kept to a very high standard with a calming atmosphere. Would like more activities."

Ivor H rating: 4.5 out of 5

"Lovely warm friendly place. Nothing too much trouble will help with any request etc. Very homely and Christmas decorations are beautiful."

Amanda F rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Excellent nursing services by staff in administering medications and nutrition via the PEG. A hardworking dedicated team of carers providing excellent hygiene care with dignity and empathy. Resident rooms are kept clean and tidy every day. Laundry staff provide excellent services of clothes washing and ironing. Activities provided are diverse and support resident social interaction and make them feel valued and happy. A better usage of the smart screen in the café area to project music concerts for residents on days when no activities are provided."

H A rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Wholly satisfactory in every respect."

I G rating: 5 out of 5

"Very positive and friendly staff, rooms really nice and clean, lots of light in rooms and food looks great. So far we are very pleased with the care my mother is receiving."

K B rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Lovely environment. Organisation and care has improved greatly since this manager has arrived."

Liam H rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Every time we come to visit Mum it's like coming home. We have total confidence in the management and all the staff at Tennyson Wharf. The care and amazing concern and support we had prior to Mum moving in were amazing. Thank you."

Y B rating: 5 out of 5

"My husband is a regular visitor to this facility and I can't think of a better place for him to visit and meet other males. Wednesday is the highlight of his week as for the rest of the week he is under a petticoat government. The staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble and we are always sure of a smiling face."

Jo S rating: 5 out of 5

"My mother has struggled with depression since the death of my stepfather 3 years ago, had lost all interest in life and what was happening around her. I discovered that she could go to Tennyson Wharf for the day and suggested it. She has visited various care homes over the years to see friends and relatives and wasn't impressed with the idea but agreed to go and look. One short visit persuaded her to give it a try. I dropped her off at 10 am looking forward to it but slightly nervous as she wouldn't know anyone. I collected her at 4 pm and couldn't believe the difference in her. She walked out with her shoulders back, her head up and she was no longer shuffling like a little old lady. That transformation continued through the following week as she talked daily about what she'd done and when we arrived for the second visit and she was greeted by her name as soon as she set foot in the door I knew it was all going to be ok. She is now planning a stay when I go on holiday."

Jane R rating: 5 out of 5

"From the moment they allowed me to be admitted very late in the evening and got me to bed on the first night everything has been wonderful. The staff are all helpful and lovely and kind and the food. The chef is surely of the top chefs in the country. All facilities excellent."

I M rating: 5 out of 5

"When I knew I would require the services of a care home on leaving hospital, Tennyson Wharf was the only place I wanted to stay in. Having been here for the last 3 months, I know I made the right decision. The care I have received from all the staff has been excellent and has enabled me to cope with my prolonged recovery."

I G rating: 4.67 out of 5

"Five-star rest home."

S B rating: 5 out of 5

"Good Points: Comfortable; clean; spacious and relaxing environment. No-one rushing about or shouting - thus keeping stress for residents and visitors to a minimum. Staff are genuinely caring and all seem to know where residents are at any particular time; however, residents are free to 'wander' without being 'told off'. This creates a lovely atmosphere. More like a hotel, to be honest. Menu looks good and creative. Catering staff are very tolerant of late-comers (and the inevitable 'moaners'). Tea and coffee freely available. Visitors are encouraged to self-serve, though staff are always at hand if required. Great views from Mum's room; and the sitting and dining rooms. The room is exactly the right size and is NOT stiflingly hot. Easy to contact a senior member of staff if necessary. Loads of activities, including Mum's favourite - the mum and toddler group Bad Points: Apart from the cost (!), there are NO bad points. I would recommend this Home without any hesitation."

Martin J rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Even a weekly visit to our dear friend is enough to lift my spirit up as always welcome by smiley members of staff. Our friend enjoys a warm happy atmosphere with kindest and respect. Excellent, spotless facilities add to the caring in this bright Home."

Alicia B rating: 5 out of 5

"My first experience was being invited to help with the entertainment at the official opening. Being resident on the nearby estate, I have continued to support fundraising and open days. As a result of this, I have become friends with a couple of residents and on a number of occasions enjoyed an excellent meal in their company. All the staff come over as very caring and considerate."

K B rating: 5 out of 5

"Good - spotless, bright and cool. Good facilities and location. Good food. Attentive and friendly staff. Not so good - confusion caused due to invoicing policy i.e one person stated at end of 2-week respite care, another stated it should be paid up front."

S M rating: 4.82 out of 5

"Just needed care for a few days and I received it in abundance. A warm happy atmosphere. Thank you."

B B rating: 4.67 out of 5

"We were very impressed by the reception we received from a member of staff who was so happy and welcoming and obviously was really proud of the care and facilities on offer. We have found this to be true - everyone has been so kind to mum. The care has been brilliant - my mum has been transformed in one day! From not wanting to get out of bed and get dressed, my mum has been showered, hair is done and she has eaten a wonderful meal with lovely residents in the dining room. Lovely environment, clean and stimulating, friendly and personable manager with a bouquet of flowers for mum to welcome her. Thank you."

Monica B rating: 5 out of 5

"My very elderly mother died in March of old age and infections. The care my mother had was wonderful and every possible thing was done for her comfort. The staff were extremely caring with both her and us and we were delighted with the happy family feel of the care home from everyone involved including cleaners, gardeners, tea trolley, reception and of course, nurses and carers. It is an extremely high standard home, very clean and nice smelling. Well done!"

Heather W rating: 5 out of 5

"Throughout the 14 months of my relative's residence, I have been extremely impressed with the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. It is clear it is a 'happy ship'. In addition, my relative was treated with courtesy dignity and respect as well as with patience and prompt attention to her needs. Barchester is, in relative terms, expensive, but 'you get what you pay for'. Doubtless, I shall be booking in in a few year's time."

A W rating: 4.42 out of 5

"Tennyson Wharf Care Home is an amazing place, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the residents are always happy. Lots of variety. Feels like a spa."

Elaine B rating: 5 out of 5

"Having visited residents in other care homes in recent months, I am impressed by the overall ambience of Tennyson Wharf Care Home. It is a pleasure to see my friend happy here despite his physical limitations. The situation and surroundings are perfect and the cleanliness, staff, food and facilities are far ahead of those other homes I have visited. However, all of these advantages are reflected in the fees and it is not for those of limited means."

J H rating: 4.17 out of 5

"First class in all aspects and very helpful and courteous, as in a first-class hotel. Expensive but worth it."

Pauline Y rating: 5 out of 5

"My first experience of the care home was being invited to help with the entertainment at the official opening. Being resident nearby I have continued to support any fundraising and open days. As a result of this I have become friendly with a couple of residents and on a number of occasions enjoyed an excellent meal in their company. All the staff come over as very caring and considerate."

K B rating: 5 out of 5

"Very good overall experience for my mother, the staff were very friendly although they were short-staffed at times."

R C rating: 4.42 out of 5

"My husband has had three stays at Tennyson Wharf Care Home. The staff are excellent food is better than a lot of first-class restaurants, rooms are lovely with a good outlook and very clean. I like the time staff spend with my husband nothing is too much trouble. We have to travel 35 miles to Tennyson Wharf. There are two others a lot closer but the standard is no way as good. That's why I am happy to travel."

Margaret S rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My mother has been a resident since January 2017. She is extremely happy overall, is well cared for by excellent, caring staff. It is warm, pleasant and happy. No unpleasant smells or disturbing sights. The staff are without fail polite, call residents by name at all times, and are quick to deal with queries. An excellent home. A dentist who visits would be welcome, but hair, feet and nails are well taken care of."

Heather W rating: 4.83 out of 5

"I have had a wonderful time here the food is very good. The staff are very kind and helpful everything was wonderful. I will miss the company of staff and residents. Thank you all!"

D G rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My mother always stated firmly that she never wanted to go into a home. However, a fall and subsequent hospital stay left her too weak to go home, her Alzheimers had gone into overdrive and respite care was required. Barchester Tennyson Wharf offered amazing space, with large private, ensuite bedrooms, spacious lounges and wide corridors. My mother was used to her own company and privacy and did not want to feel 'packed in'. The quality of the menu, food freshly cooked on the premises and a remarkable variety of choices Sufficient staff (mostly permanent) treated the residents with genuine kindness and dignity The convenience of location - means no traffic problems shortening the time available to visit. After a few days, my mother relaxed, clearly enjoying herself; much to her surprise. The superb food, leisurely meal times during which staff encouraged conversation and interaction. The consistent level of care and attention given to all completely won her over. We strongly recommend this home."

Ruth H rating: 4.92 out of 5

"On arrival, you feel you have entered a 5-star hotel. It does not feel like a care home which is important to a new resident who is afraid of staying in a home. The level of care, the most important, is first class. The standards of accommodation and facilities support the high standard of care. Would I want to stay there? Yes!"

Adrian L rating: 4.33 out of 5

"My mother had a short stay receiving the best palliative care anyone could wish for. Excellent nursing, treated with dignity, compassion and dare I say 'love'. The care also extended to all the family. All I can say is thank you. Our mum's last days were as perfect as we could hope for given how poorly she was."

Jill C rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Respite care for mum-in-law after a hospital visit (due to a fall). The staff are always smiling, courteous and treated both mum-in-law and family with tolerance and understanding. Facilities and surroundings fabulous, food excellent and a "can-do" attitude made her stay easier for all concerned a reluctant resident she was sad to leave."

L L rating: 4.58 out of 5

"I have the pleasure of visiting one of your residents on a weekly basis and also a couple of other friends who were staying with you for a week to recover from an operation. My personal experience was and is very positive. My friends are always in a happy mood and this reflects how comfortable they are. I love the friendly atmosphere I feel in every visit and also to see other residents having fun with activities for their ability."

Alicia B rating: 5 out of 5

"Sadly Tennyson Wharf is very smart but doesn't quite deliver. My father complained of being cold overnight and decided to combat the problem by keeping his clothes on. Why wasn't this solved by turning up the heating and/or using more bedding? We tried ringing him and were told he'd phone back - it never happened. There was more but the above demonstrates the problem."

J P rating: 3.33 out of 5

"If all care were as good as this there would never be any bed blocking again. My wife spent her last days at Tennyson Wharf and I could not praise the staff highly enough. From the boss to the domestic staff they were all superb. They all offered to help and were always pleasant and cheerful. Pricey but worth every penny."

John P rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Tennyson Wharf is an extremely good care home that benefits from an outstanding location by the Birton Waters. The care staff are very friendly and as a visitor, on a regular basis (3-4 times a week) I have been made to feel like one of the family. Sadly Mum doesn't take advantage of the many activities offered but she is treated with dignity and endless patience by those caring for her."

J H rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Since moving my client to Tennyson Wharf Care Home I've noticed a marked change in her mood and health. The care staff are always on hand and regularly check if she needs anything. The choice of activities are brilliant to keep her engaged. My only concern is that often other residents enter her room without asking."

Rebecca P rating: 4.5 out of 5

"I came here for two weeks respite care, following the death of my husband and dealing with all of the inevitable paperwork. It has been a peaceful and happy break. The staff are pleasant and helpful and as I am not just old, but ancient, makes life more of a pleasure."

Eileen D rating: 4.17 out of 5

"The home is very clean and modern, most of the staff are friendly but sorry so many have left. All rooms are large and very comfortable and most of the meals look very good. The only thing is the price - very expensive."

Barbara H rating: 3.67 out of 5

"The staff are very kind and caring. The home has lots of facilities and the food is excellent. I didn't always get my breakfast at the time I would have liked."

Rosemary C rating: 4.92 out of 5

"The care home is expensive, sometimes there don't seem to be enough staff to justify the money. But all staff are without exception friendly and competent. Occasionally messages don't get passed on, e.g. about taking residents out. Sometimes the cleanliness of the bathroom and bedroom are not quite up to standard. Activities staff do their best, perhaps not always tailoring to individual residents competencies and wishes. More trips out would be good. Overall the home has a good atmosphere."

R M rating: 4 out of 5

"Friendly caring staff. Family centred care. Beautiful environment and facilities. Clean."

B K rating: 4.67 out of 5

"A high quality care setting, providing the best experience to a variety of residents comforted by a range of life's challenges. The staff, the team have always been attentive and engaging."

N H rating: 5 out of 5

"Staff are excellent with a lovely location. I think the home is a fantastic place to be. It is like living in a 5-star hotel. I would book myself into it to be looked after! Staff are all fantastic and are always helpful and everyone contributes to it being a great experience."

Anne D rating: 5 out of 5

"Since my mother's admission (22 months ago) she has been cared for extremely well. The staff are professional and very caring. They are also very helpful and informative when I have needed any up dates regarding my mother's health and care. The building is very well maintained, always very clean and welcoming."

C T rating: 4.92 out of 5

"Above and beyond my/the family's expectations since mum became a resident earlier in the year. It could easily be compared to a 5-star hotel with full board and assisted service. Why can't the rest of the care industry aspire for an equivalent standard to give everyone in this situation the quality of life they deserve."

B R rating: 5 out of 5

"All the staff at Tennyson Wharf are kind, compassionate, amiable and supportive. Every effort is made to ensure the dignity and safety of residents. Care of a dearly loved husband could never be the same as if he were still at home looked after and cared for by loving family but this must be the very best next thing. The staff and management are at pains to support both the residents and the family and I'm assured it will become my second home too."

June A rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My husband moved to Tennyson Wharf after being in hospital with a serious stroke which he had 27th Dec 16. The hospital just kept him "bed bound" all day long and he never progressed mentally or physically. Since he has been at Tennyson Wharf you can see he is more comfortable and because of this he is progressing (albeit slowly). He is being hoisted out into his wheelchair and/or recliner chair when he wants to. He now sits and plays dominoes, is writing and reading and is so happy with the regular staff. (Thumbs up every time they come in or go out). All the staff are so very friendly towards him and myself which all contributes to his self-esteem which was very low when he arrived at Tennyson Wharf. I am hoping for a really positive outcome. Before Tennyson Wharf we were all losing hope."

Julie W rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Your home is very nice, clean and accommodating. Staff friendly and nice."

A S rating: 5 out of 5

"I am very happy with the care my aunt receives. The staff are efficient, professional and well mannered whilst also being lovely, gentle and caring. My aunt is very happy and settled and I have the knowledge that she is safe and well cared for by all staff."

Susan Jean D rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Excellent in every respect. Some small faults but not sufficient to affect the overall quality."

Clifford T rating: 4.33 out of 5


D H rating: 4.33 out of 5

"Before she came to this care home, we visited a couple of others in order to make a comparison. They were not in the same league for all the reasons below. We were very impressed with the care and compassion she received here along with the other residents. Obviously, the hardest thing for all the residents is their loss of independence but in her case, she was definitely unable to care for herself and keep safe at home. When we visit she always seems content and relaxed and has a genuine rapport with carers and residents. Thank you for all you do."

Johnathon H rating: 4.92 out of 5

"I'm finding it very satisfactory. Everyone is very kind. The food is very good. I can't complain."

Kathleen M W rating: 3.83 out of 5

"The staff are very kind and I always find them very helpful, they look after my husband really well. Personal things sometimes disappear and then sometimes reappear, perhaps that's because residents wander into each other's rooms. The home is always spotless and my husband always enjoys his food."

S P rating: 5 out of 5

"Lovely home - all should be this standard."

S B rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My husband came nearly two years ago. In this time he slowly was going downhill but he has been happy here, being looked after well by staff. Staff care so well for the residents."

Halina D rating: 4.83 out of 5

"10 days respite care in very quiet and comfortable surroundings."

J E rating: 4.25 out of 5

"Very good quality staff. Many extremely caring and committed. Relatively limited movement of staff which is vital, as consistency and familiarity with residents with dementia. Facilities excellent and kept very clean. Rooms great size and very pleasant. Lounges are fabulous with 'proper' plastic sets here. The only improvement I'd like to see is more physical activity. My mum has put on a considerable amount of weight, having been very physically fit on entering the home. This seems to be a neglected area. The reception area is sometimes unattended which makes it difficult for visitors to get in."

Alison P rating: 4.67 out of 5

"Care home clean, light and airy. Staff always friendly and welcoming and helpful. Activities arranged daily for those residents who wish to participate. In comparison to other care homes in Lincoln, I would definitely recommend Tennyson Wharf Care Home"

J C rating: 4.42 out of 5

"After a poor experience of care, my mother moved to Tennyson Wharf Care Home. The difference in care and support has been truly amazing. The staff are caring, compassionate and professional. Nothing is too much trouble. As a relative, I have been involved in all decisions relating to Mum's care. My mother and the rest of the family have always been treated with respect. Facilities are excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tennyson Wharf to anyone with a relative with dementia."

Judith R rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My partner has been in Tennyson Wharf with dementia since November 2015 and prior to permanence, several times for respite. I can only say that I have been very fortunate to find such a lovely home for him. Everyone there is wonderful - administrative staff and carers alike. The care is fantastic, the food is fantastic, the home is fantastic and my partner is superbly cared for and very happy in his own little world. Can I say anymore! Yes I would recommend - I've told my children that should I need care in the future there is only one place I wish to go!!"

J M rating: 5 out of 5

Sincere thanks to each and every one of you for looking after my mum since August 2015. Each member of staff made an impact on Mum and, as a family, we really appreciated it. Considering mum’s communication difficulties, all staff made an effort to get to know and understand her. The ethos of the home providing individualised care and a community reflecting family values was well-valued by us all. It was always a comfort knowing she was well-looked after in Byron View by everyone involved, such as house keepers, catering, administrators and care staff. Thank you all.

To all the wonderful people who work at Tennyson Wharf,

We would like to express our deepest thanks to everyone who helped to look after our ‘mam’ during her stay at Tennyson Wharf. In this, we want to include all staff, nurses, care staff, cleaners, cooks, handymen and gardeners - everyone interacted with her and brought her happiness. When Mum first arrived, everything was new, but you helped her to settle in and make friends. You found out about her interests, in particular that she loved music, and you encouraged her to join in with all the musical activities. Even at the end of Mum’s life, you arranged for members of a choir to sing for her in her room. She missed her husband greatly and you listened as she reminisced about the happy times that she spent with him. As she became ill, Mum’s appetite deteriorated, but you tried to encourage her by offering her a free choice of food and by trying to help her eat small portions. You sat and talked with her as the end approached, holding her hand and offering comfort. We were with Mum constantly during her last week and we are both very grateful for the care and support that you gave us as her next of kin during a very emotional time. 

"One should expect the daily contact with the working world to slide, and Tennyson which is a no 1 care home, with superb staff and facilities. I would prefer it being closer to the local services to be reached on foot. I also appreciate why it is not. I would recommend it to anybody."

J S M rating: 3.92 out of 5

"Absoloutely home from home. I came to stay for a holiday and I've stayed here. I don't want to go home. My friend is also booked to come next week and I doubt she will go home too. Fabulous care, fabulous food and outstanding staff."

B B rating: 5 out of 5

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Care and Facilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of care does Tennyson Wharf Care Home offer?

    Tennyson Wharf Care Home offers Residential care, Dementia care, Respite / Short stay.