Brierfield, Felixstowe, Suffolk
Brierfield, Felixstowe, Suffolk
Brierfield, Felixstowe, Suffolk

Brierfield is set in the peaceful and historic village of Trimley St Mary in Felixstowe. The home is run by an experienced team who have remained at the home for many years. Brierfield treats every resident as if they were family and the home always keeps residents' privacy and dignity intact. The home has an excellent local reputation and is much loved by residents and the families. These great comments can be read on their latest inspection report. The home had a grand extension open in August 2010 and had its existing building refurbished to a very high standard. Carers focused on making the home as user friendly as possible with lots of innovative ideas to help residents find their way around. Brierfield is now the Number 1 most recommended home in the whole of Suffolk! It is also number 1 in Felixstowe. The home was a finalist in the 2012 and 2013 Care Team of the Year Award by the Great British Care Awards. Brierfield was also a finalist in the Stars of Suffolk 2012.

Group: J & S Health Care Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Lewis (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 26 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Care Home for Elderly with Dementia. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 22

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 10

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £750 – £850

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Brierfield: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9 (8.964)

The user Review Score of 9 for Brierfield is based on 7 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.964 is made up of 4.726 Points relating to the ratings and 4.238 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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I am delighted with the care my husband receives. He is extremely happy here. The staff are excellent. I have noticed that the residents who cannot move have drinks taken to them on a very regular basis. When I have my husband out he is always anxious to go back.
The food is excellent. The d├ęcor shows a lot of interest to the residents. The quiet room as all the walls and ceiling painted as though you are on a beach which must take residents back to their childhood. e.g Punch and Judy, deck chairs and the sea and sand. The other rooms have also been done and the garden.

How likely would you be to recommend Brierfield? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

So pleased my husband is now in Briarfield - only 10 months walk from home. Can visit regularly. Care of my husband is excellent.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Wonderful.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has dementia and she has settled in well at Brierfield. I feel she is well looked after.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been here for 3 weeks and she has settled really well. I am so pleased with the care she is getting, also how they have time for them. Mother only took a few days to settle. She looks happy, clean and she is just so good. Bless them all at the home for what they are doing, they are so kind.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff at Brierfield are caring and understanding, always willing to answer any questions or concerns I or my family have. The transition of my husband going into a care home has been very difficult for my family and myself. But having the support and guidance of the staff we have been able to come to terms with this. Knowing my husband is being cared for properly and with dignity.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy with the care and the attention to detail that the staff give to my mother in law. They are on the top of any decline in health and treat her with great understanding and compassion. She has become very frail with progressive dementia which is very distressing for the family but feel she is in the best place she could be.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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Awards / Recognitions

September 2012

Finalist in Care Team of Year

Recipient: Brierfield

Date: Thursday 20 Sep 2012

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