Meadow House

Swaffham, Norfolk

01760 725146

Norwich Road
Swaffham,
Norfolk, PE37 8DD


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Our Home

Meadow House offers dedicated care for people with a physical disability, specialising in care for people with multiple sclerosis. This purpose built, single storey home was opened in 1989 and has built up an enviable reputation in both the local and wider community for its outstanding care. Extended recently, it has been sympathetically designed to offer a range of single rooms, a welcoming reception area, large lounges, dining room and a separate Activities Centre, all of which are available for our residents and their guests to enjoy. Although rooms are fully furnished, we encourage residents to bring their own items of furniture and personal effects to complement those provided.

Meadow House offers day centre facilities, Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm.  The morning consists of physio activities alongside residents of Meadow House in the Activities Centre.  Lunch is then served in the main dining area of the home.  In the afternoon a varied activities programme is available and trips out are arranged.  If you attend the day centre you are able to enjoy the spa bath facility if you wish.  Our nurses are able to assist you with medication or other requirements you may have.

Meadow House is situated on the outskirts of the pretty market town of Swaffham, near to a range of shops and amenities. To ensure that residents continue to have an active social life, regular trips are organised in our minibus to the local shops and theatres. If you simply wish for peace and tranquillity, well maintained gardens with raised flower beds surround the Home, allowing you to enjoy a haven from the bustle of the town.

Facilities

  • 38 bedrooms
  • Specialist equipment available if required
  • Sensory room
  • Visiting optician, dentist, hairdresser and chiropodist
  • Activities centre
  • In-house qualified physiotherapist
  • The home has its own minibus
  • Large lounge areas
  • Spa bath
  • Day centre facilities Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm

Activities

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

  • Bingo
  • Karaoke
  • Art
  • Painting
  • Reading
  • Trips to the seaside and museums
  • Shopping excursions
  • Pottery
  • Cooking club
  • Music workshops
  • Friday quiz
Joanna Jankowska Home Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I was recommended Meadow House by a care worker at the time

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

I was a care assistant in a previous home

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

To be responsible, be a good leader, a good listener and able to achieve all targets

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

Being able to achieve the tasks of the day, as this benefits the home and I. To spend time with residents and relatives

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

My biggest challenge was to progress from a care assistant to physio assistant and then to regional operations assistant to home manager

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Reaching Home Manager position

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Good leadership, understanding others, achieving targets and meeting all legal requirements for running a home

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

Travelling, films and enjoying time with family and friends

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

Enjoying working with our staff and interacting with our residents and relatives to achieve a happy environment for all. Meeting and greeting other professionals

Caroline Cryan Business Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I came as a volunteer Care Assistant to Meadow House

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

I worked previously in accounts when I left school for a large department store

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

Good interaction with staff, residents, relatives and professionals. An ability to work under pressure and to meet targets

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

Achieving set tasks and leaving enough time to attend to our residents

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

I was given the role of Business Administrator, taking on resident’s files

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

My Business Administrator role and being put forward for a Business Administrator Level 3 course

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Someone who listens to their colleagues and understands the legal and financial requirements of running a great home

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

I like to spend time with family and friends, reading and walking my dog

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

I am lucky to work with caring, compassionate and reliable staff. We have totally amazing residents and relatives who support us, to make Meadow House outstanding

Antonija Polacex Physiotherapist

Please detail any relevant education/training

Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2018

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home

I enjoy working with neurological patients so when I saw this vacancy I had to apply.

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

Physiotherapist in a special school

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

To be a good listener, to be responsible and able to cope in stressful situations

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

Working with the residents.  I can be creative in my job and can help them feel better.

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

To manage stressful situations and provide the best therapy for my patients

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

At my last job I established a personalised approach to all of my patients that improved their attendance at physical therapy by 30%

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

To be responsible and a good listener and able to manage difficult situations

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

I like to read a lot and enjoy outdoors activities such as cycling and walking

To meet some amazing people and help residents stay as active as they can

Stjepan Singer Physiotherapist

Please detail any relevant education/training

Masters degree in Physiotherapy

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2019

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

To develop my physiotherapy skills in environments that surround Healthcare Homes and to grow as a person

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

Physiotherapy at Bizovačke Toplice Rehabilitation Centre

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

To be a good listener, be good at motivating residents, broad medical and physiotherapy knowledge. To be friendly and patient.

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

After a successful exercise session with a resident because the resident is feeling happy and good about him/herself.

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

Getting my masters degree in Physiotherapy.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting my health and care professions council registration and being employed as a Physiotherapist at Meadow House.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Kind, patient, good listener, motivator, trustworthy, confident, brave.

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

Running, reading books, watching TV, listening to music and podcasts, chatting/talking to friends via phone, travelling and exploring the country.

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

Helping the residents, making them happy and seeing improvements in quality of everyday living.

Christopher Smith Maintenance

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

After an interview I realised what a great place it would be to work

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

I was an assistant caretaker at a school

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

Adaptability, problem solving skills and good all-round DIY knowledge

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

Anytime a task comes to a satisfactory conclusion

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

Working for the RAF in Afghanistan

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Spending 5 years in Scotland having been posted by the RAF

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

The ability to listen, organisational skills and understanding of individual’s needs

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

Running, cycling and hill walking

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

The variety of jobs that come my way and the interaction with the residents and staff

Paul Dales Head Cook

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I was fortunate enough for a position to become available

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

Assistant Manager at Little Chef

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

Organisation and a good understanding of nutritional needs

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

Achieving my tasks and getting thanks from our residents

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

Being made manager of my department

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Moving from assistant cook to managing role

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Being patient and listening to residents and staff

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

I like to read, watch TV and play the guitar

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

I enjoy coming to work each day, cooking healthy and tasty meals and being thanked for it

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    Norwich Road
    Swaffham,
    Norfolk, PE37 8DD

    01760 725146