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Aldringham Court

Aldringham, Suffolk

01728 832191

Aldeburgh Road
Aldringham
Suffolk, IP16 4QF


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Our Home

Aldringham Court is a unique ‘art nouveau’ building set in three acres of well-maintained gardens and woodland. Surrounded by spectacular rhododendron bushes, the grounds abound in wildlife with doves, pheasants and even muntjacs. The spacious accommodation includes a beautiful conservatory overlooking the woodland setting, dining room and a quiet reading room. The luxury bedrooms, many of which are en-suite and have garden views with a terrace, have the added security of a nurse call system. All rooms are fully furnished but we welcome as little or as much of your own furniture as you wish.

The home can accommodate up to 45 residents.  The home is registered to accept residents requiring nursing and residential care.  The tranquil location is ideal for those considering short stay, holiday or respite periods.

The latest addition to the home is a new garden-based Visiting Pod, which has been constructed to provide a space where residents can stay connected with their loved-ones.

The temporary garden cabin-style structure is equipped with two entrance points, a Perspex screen to separate visitors from residents and an intercom to make communicating easy. The room is also equipped with heating, insulation, fire safety measures and nurse call buttons. To book a visit in the pod, please contact the home manager.

The home is situated in a beautiful location near Aldeburgh, home of Benjamin Britten and the famous Aldeburgh Music Festival. It is only two miles from the wonderful Suffolk Heritage Coast where residents regularly go for outings. Although ideal for residents wishing a quiet, peaceful location, the Home also encourages participation with the local community and organises an annual summer fete and Christmas sherry party.

Facilities

  • 45 beds in country location which include 11 newly constructed single en-suite rooms
  • Numerous day rooms
  • Dining room
  • Conservatory
  • Special diets catered for
  • Visiting optician, dentist, hairdresser, chiropodist, physiotherapist and aromatherapist
  • Spacious landscaped gardens and woodland
  • The home has its own minibus to assist residents to access facilities
  • Close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and many other attractions
  • Active in the local community with annual fetes and events
  • A garden-based Visiting pod, to enable residents and relatives to stay connected whilst visiting restrictions apply.

Activities

A wide range of activities are organised at the home, including:

  • Singing group
  • Day trips to local attractions
  • Boat trips
  • Bingo
  • Pub luncheons
  • Cookery
  • Worldwide visit slideshows
  • Church services
  • Exercise classes
  • Residents groups
  • Knit and natter
  • Musical entertainment
  • Arts and crafts
  • Movement and music
  • Indoor darts
  • Indoor bowling
  • Movie afternoons
  • Games – Play your cards right
  • One to one activities
  • Pamper sessions
Jacqueline Day Head Chef

Please detail any relevant education/training

NVQ 1 Hotel Caterings

NVQ 2 Pastry Chef

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2019

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

I like to help look after the residents and I enjoy being a chef.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

My previous job was a Chef.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Helping and looking after the residents and to make sure the food always tastes and looks good.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Cooking. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and I like to receive good feedback.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Cooking, walking and caring for my pets and my husband.

I get on well with all of the other chefs and residents and is what I look forward to during my day.

Dawn Culf Team Leader/Head Senior

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I had always worked in care for children but wished to care for the older generation. Healthcare Homes is prominent in the local community.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Higher level teaching assistant

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

To be compassionate, have empathy and be willing to adapt to any aspect and role when required

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Getting the residents up and making them smile at the start of the day

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

To prove that I am able to do many tasks and be given the recognition.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being promoted to team leader and taking part in the Health Care Practitioner course

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

A good home manager has to finely juggle business and empathy. To be there for staff, residents and owners

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

I unwind with friends, family and by gardening. I enjoy the countryside and coastal scenery

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

Completing my Health Care Practitioner course and utilising new skills within the care home. Working closely with the team

Claire Smith-Gooch Activities Co-ordinator

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2019

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

It sounded like a wonderful job

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Beauty therapist

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Be happy and smiley and able to entertain the residents

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Chatting to the residents and hearing about their life

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Finding my feet in this new role is challenging for me since it’s a big change from beauty therapy which ive done for 10 years

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Starting my own business

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

I enjoy taking my children out exploring and I do like to socialise as much as I can

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Engaging with the residents and making sure every day is pleasurable for them

Elaine Holmes Activities Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I have always found and really enjoyed working with the elderly. It is so rewarding. I love my role.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Activities/Health Care Assistant – Cottage Hospital

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

To be kind, compassionate and understanding. To have a good understanding of dementia and the needs of the very ill and frail. To have an understanding of equality and diversity.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

I love to go in to our resident’s rooms for one-to-one talks. I also enjoy organising entertainment and watching and taking part.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Changing from care to activities

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting the home ready for Christmas and organising events for our residents

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

To be kind, compassionate and understanding. Be a good listener and a good role model for our team

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Walking, gardening, crafting, sewing, crochet, knitting, swimming and spending time with family

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

Making a difference to an individual’s day; just a little smile or reassurance

Lee Wyard Maintenance

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Change in career

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Metal work engineering

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Good communication skills. Organised with the ability to prioritise workload. Meet deadlines.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Interacting with our residents, putting a smile on their face and carrying out my work to the best of my ability

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Changing career pathway

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Seeing the smiles on the faces of our residents

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Good communication skills with staff, residents, relatives and other agencies. Being a leader to promote the business but to have the residents’ best interests and safety as paramount. Also to boost staff morale and work as part of a team.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Camping in my VW van. Motorcycles and socialising with friends and family

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

Seeing our residents happy

Nicola Phillips Business Support

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Business support manager for Suffolk County Council

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Organisational skills, be methodical, polite and with a holistic approach

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

The whole day – time just flies

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

My biggest challenge was steering and supporting my teams of administrators through structural change in my past role whilst trying to ensure morale was maintained and deadlines still met even though there was uncertainty of staff remaining employed

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

From starting off as a receptionist and working my way up to be a business support manager and a career with Suffolk County Council spanning 20 years

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Having the ability to lead and develop the business, to communicate effectively, form a bond and gain the confidence of your workforce. An individual able to liaise with residents, relatives and other professional bodies. To wear a smile on your face even through the most difficult of challenges

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Meeting up with friends and family, foreign travel, gardening and decorating

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

Seeing our residents each morning when I arrive. Learning new skills and developing my career should the opportunity arise

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    Aldeburgh Road
    Aldringham
    Suffolk, IP16 4QF

    01728 832191