Overbury House

Wroxham, Norfolk

01603 782985


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Our Home

Overbury House is a care home in Wroxham that provides dedicated nursing and residential care for those living with dementia. Our aim is to provide a warm, homely atmosphere where individuals are well cared for and comfortable. Single or double bedrooms are tastefully furnished and decorated to a high standard. A majority of the rooms are en-suite and some contain televisions and a telephone point. We encourage residents to bring with them items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room can be a true ‘home from home’, which sets us apart from other care homes in the surrounding area. We provide individual and attentive care with a high staff ratio. All our carers are intent on preserving the resident’s right to choice, privacy and dignity.

Overbury House is located in a quiet residential district of Wroxham just a few hundred yards from the beautiful Norfolk Broads, making it one of the tranquil nursing homes in the area. It is a period building, filled with light from its huge bay windows, and sits in its own landscaped grounds that contain mature trees, ornamental shrubs and a beach scene area. The spacious reception rooms have been decorated in keeping with the building’s architectural style and exude warmth and elegance. Over recent years the house has been sympathetically extended to provide tasteful, modern accommodation with all the facilities you might expect in a nursing home of this calibre.

Facilities

  • 60 bedrooms
  • Modernised and tastefully extended and decorated accommodation
  • Specialist equipment available if required
  • In-house hairdressing salon offering usual services and in addition, manicures and hand massages
  • Landscaped grounds
  • Spacious day rooms
  • Well located to take advantage of the Norfolk Broads countryside

Activities

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

  • Flower arranging
  • Sweet trolley
  • Shopping trips
  • Crosswords
  • Exercise classes
  • Crafts
  • Pot planting and gardening
  • Special events
  • Hairdressing and pamper days
  • Bingo
  • Zoo-Tastic
  • Entertainment with Felicity, Lester, Elvis, Hayley and Flossie
  • Church services
Dawn Clayton Deputy Manager

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

Nurse working independently in custody

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

Dedicated and works well with others. Knowledge and keen to learn

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

When all the residents have had a good day and have seen them smile and looking well cared for

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

Getting staff to work as a team and to support each other

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Receiving a reward for saving a life

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Knowing your residents and their needs. Forward planning, prioritising, setting a good example, being approachable and a good communicator

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

Playing squash, wall climbing, fishing and family time

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

I love seeing residents laugh and smile, especially those who cannot talk and their face tells you they are feeling happy. Carers making that extra effort with affection

Carol Boyles Deputy Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I moved to Norfolk and Overbury House appeared caring and inviting and I was accepted in to the team immediately

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

Senior Care Assistant at a nursing and residential care home with dementia

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

Support from your managers and colleagues. A good depth of knowledge and understanding. Empathy, compassion and understanding. Be able to handle pressure. Good communication skills

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

I enjoy all of my working day; the most rewarding part is being able to make a resident smile

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

My biggest career highlight was the recognition of hard work and dedication and being promoted to Deputy Manager

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Empathy, dedication, good communication skills and good leadership skills

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

I enjoy going to antiques fairs and shops. I also enjoy breaks away in our caravan

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

I enjoy the day to day challenges of the job. Being able to make a difference to a resident’s day is most rewarding.

Elaine Wilcox Activities co-ordinator and carer

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I enjoy helping others

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

Housewife

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

Patience, a caring attitude and attention to detail

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

All aspects

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

Coming up with new events for our residents

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting a response from the Queen to Overbury House

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

An understanding nature to the challenges of the residents and staff

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

Photography and visiting family

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

Bring quality to residents and their families

Ian Hook Chef

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

New challenge

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

Cook/chef

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

Know how much to cook for the number of residents. Keep up to date with relevant paperwork and training

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

Any part of the day as every day is different

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

Working for the MOD

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Working at Heathrow airport and London Transport

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Polite and understanding to staff

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

Darts, pool and shooting

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

Seeing all the new residents. Changing the menu

Katrice Copland Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I saw an opportunity at the home which excited me. The home had a warm look and feel about it. I know I will learn new skills here.

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

I studied musical theatre in New York and was an administrator for Lowestoft Magistrates Court

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

You need to be organised. You need to be friendly to staff, residents, relatives and visitors. You must be hardworking and have a positive attitude.

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

I enjoy the times that residents join together in the lounge, I can hear them singing and enjoying themselves from my office

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

Learning new skills like budgeting and understanding all of the reports

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting to know the residents and their families; creating new bonds with them

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Putting the residents first in every aspect of the job. Going the extra mile with everything. A people person is also needed.

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

I love movies so going to the cinema when I can. I also sing and dance with the Lowestoft Players, where we perform musicals and pantomimes

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

The job progression opportunities as I would like to see myself grow with the company

Marius Gogoasa Head Housekeeper

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

A friend recommended Overbury House as a great place to work

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

Driver

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

I think the most important thing needed is teamwork

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

Helping the care team with meals and taking part in the activities because I can spend time with residents

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being promoted to Head Housekeeper

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Attention to detail, strong leadership and patience

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

Watching and playing football, working out and playing computer games

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

Working with a variety of people and helping to make a difference

William Ball Maintenance

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

A good variety of work with a practical bias

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

Similar role within the hospitality industry

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

Wide range of skills, a willingness to learn and a good eye for detail. Flexibility and being comfortable in a care setting

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

My biggest career challenge was when making a leap from a practical role to a more managerial role

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Recognition for my team and I from peers during a very challenging time

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Good communicator with a wide range of relevant experience. A good team player

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

Playing sports and spending time with my family

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

A variety of jobs and hopefully making a difference to somebody living in our home

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    Overbury House,
    9 Staitheway Road,
    Wroxham,
    Norfolk,
    NR12 8TH

    01603 782985