Abbeycrest Care Home, Reading, Oxfordshire
Abbeycrest Care Home
Abbeycrest Care Home

Abbeycrest Care Home is located in the quiet village of Sonning Common, in the heart of the Chilterns and is one of Caring Homes’ newest homes, offering exceptional residential, nursing and specialist dementia care.

Abbeycrest provides residents with a true Care Pathway by offering a full suite of residential, nursing and dedicated dementia care. As such, residents may rest safe in the knowledge that the home can cater for their care needs both now and in the future.

Abbeycrest Care Home’s dementia care provision has been designed to meet the University of Stirling’s standards, which are widely acknowledged as providing the best living environment for people living with dementia. Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre is renowned as the world leader in this field. The Stirling approach ensures that residents are able to move freely around the home, with bedrooms and communal areas appropriately laid out and clearly signposted to minimise confusion or disorientation. Each bedroom features a memory box by its front door, where mementos from a resident’s life help to personalise their room and also remind staff and visitors of the individual’s life story.

The home offers a full range of residential, nursing and specialist dementia support, including trial stays, respite breaks and convalescent care as well as long term care. Residents are encouraged to bring important personal possessions to personalise their rooms. Abbeycrest operates an open visiting policy, where residents and loved ones may visit at convenient times. In common with all their homes, Abbeycrest’s manager has a qualified nursing background.

The home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission and has ISO9001/2000 and Hospitality Assured accreditation.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Marilyn Kimayong (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 70 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Parkinson's Disease • Prader-Willi Syndrome • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 70

Rooms with ensuite WC: 70

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Abbeycrest Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 13 Apr 2015

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.8 (9.781)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.8 for Abbeycrest Care Home) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Abbeycrest Care Home

The care home always looks fresh and clean, with fresh flowers in the lounges. It is always nice and light and bright and smells nice. My mother has been at Abbeycrest for 6 months now and has been well looked after by the medical staff and has had her medications sorted out. My mother has settled in well and has a lovely room with her own furniture. She enjoys taking part in the activities.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Every residents needs are cared for, personal, social and medical by friendly, caring professional staff.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Kind staff, very caring and friendly nothing is too much trouble. First class care.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

We were very impressed when we visited the home, especially with the quality of life provided for the residents. Initially, my aunt was greatly stimulated by social events and activities and interactions with other residents. Later as her condition deteriorated everything possible was done to make her as comfortable as she could be.

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

Abbeycrest Care Home

Excellent nursing home. The quality and care and attention to the patients is outstanding.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Superb care of resident and nursing. Excellent facilities, activities, food and cleanliness.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

This is a friendly and clean care home. Some of the staff go above and beyond. Some could do with more training, and respond to alarms more quickly. The location is lovely, with pretty views. Rooms are a good size, with plenty of room for visitors to sit comfortably.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

It would be hard to find a better care home.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Abbeycrest care home has very friendly staff that are always willing to help, the food is at a very high standard which I would recommend to anybody. Five star care.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Very caring.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

In particular the staff and management were first class. It was helped by being a relatively new building, well designed for the purpose.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Abbeycrest has a lovely atmosphere, warm and friendly. It is clean and very homely. The staff are friendly, caring and very helpful. It has several lounges to sit and have tea. The bus stop is just outside the home which is very handy.

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

An attractive and well cared for home. Good location. Excellent care by all the staff, from reception to nursing.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Very kind, caring staff. Most friendly, welcoming environment. Well-informed about my mother's condition, needs etc. The home is very clean and well maintained and has a "hotel" atmosphere rather than a care home.

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

I would thoroughly recommend the Abbeycrest care home for the following reasons: - The staff at all levels are very attentive and caring for both residents and their families. - Both the nursing and general care are of a very high standard. - The accommodation is of an equally high standard with the individual rooms maintained to make the resident feel very much at home. - The communication links within the room, from the normal call buttons, to direct dial phone, and high speed internet connection enabling video Skype calls around the world from the resident's bed!

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

A lovely and friendly home. The staff are excellent. They looked after my father right to the end of his life. It is like a family home. I would recommend to anyone who asked me. Thank you very much.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

I left home to live at Abbeycrest. I have waited for a vacancy because I do not want to go to any other home apart from Abbeycrest. Now that I am here, I enjoy staying at Abbeycrest. I have no regret leaving my home.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

I needed respite care following surgery. My husband made no mistake in choosing Abbeycrest among several that he visited. All staff are wonderful.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

My father had a terminal condition. He was loved and cared for exceptionally well by all the staff at his home, where he felt genuinely cared for. All the staff made clear efforts to get to know him and would spend time with him every day. His room was excellent and he spent very happy days in Abbeycrest and it was a wonderful environment for him to spend his last days.

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Quality of care. When Margaret first went into Abbeycrest, she fell into deep depression which the staff dealt with patiently and with great persistence. Clearly, life for Margaret now is not ideal, but they do an enormous amount to make life bearable and do much to keep her spirits up. They even made a personalised birthday card for her.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Mum needed a safe place to stay following a period in hospital. On visiting Abbeycrest I was greeted in a friendly and professional manner. I was taken on a tour and noticed the cleanliness, the fact that residents were all of a tidy appearance and all staff greeted me with a smile and 'hello'. Mum moved in October 2012 and very soon settled down and decided to stay. She says 'it feels like home'.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Abbeycrest is a modern,light and airy premises situated in a country setting with open spaces and trees surrounding the site. Warm and comfortable inside, the home enjoys a friendly and secure feeling for residents. Rooms are well planned and fitted, many with patios outside furniture. The staff are caring and attentive with excellent management support.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Before deciding on Abbeycrest we visited six other homes in the area. There is no doubt that Abbeycrest is by far the best and in the family's opinion is the only one to have any claim to meet the high standards that my wife herself set in her long and distinguished nursing career.

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Always clean and tidy. I cannot speak highly enough of it excellent, excellent, excellent, marvelous.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Abbeycrest Care Home

Management is vigilant and responds quickly to concerns. Nursing staff are very professional as well as kind to residents. Carers work hard and deliver personal care respecting the residents dignity. Laundering and cleanliness is outstanding.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Overall I cannot fault the staff at the home. Manager is efficient, knowledgeable and very approachable and personable; both listens and takes action. Staff are friendly, attentive and very efficient. The receptionist is helpful. We have regular relatives meetings initiated by Marilyn which are informative and careful. Since her appointment the quality of staff and activities are well organised and different.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

The home has nursing and Dementia in two units so that is necessary mum can switch. The home doesn't smell, staff and manager listen and act upon concerns. Activities everyday to keep residents lively. Residents have lovely rooms and communal space. Most importantly is the high ratio of staff to residents and a nurse on duty in each of the units 24/7. We can visit anytime. Manager has an open door policy .

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

The quality of overall care is excellent.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Excellent care home.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Excellent Accommodation plenty of activities and good food.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

The staff and management work well together to provide a happy safe and secure environment. A resident centred culture is encouraged. Staff are cheaper, confident and caring.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Abbeycrest Care Home

Good activity sessions. Plenty of tasty food.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Abbeycrest Care Home

A bright, airy and modern environment and this reflects in all the staff, in their attitude and communications with residents and their visitors/relatives. The 'hotel' but 'home' atmosphere is 'just right' in that the older person feels 'spoilt and special' with lovely furnishings, caring staff and attractive food and menus that cater for a variety of wishes and diets, and individual special needs. My Dad feels safe and secure and cared for and that is everything I wish for him and I am never made to feel anything but welcome in any communications with staff.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Abbeycrest Care Home

A very friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Feels more like a hotel than a nursing home. Caring, kind and considerate staff, who monitor my mother's health and well being conscientiously. I can leave the home after my visits knowing that my 97 year old mum is in very safe hands.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Good response to bell, meals are good. It's all pretty good really.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Would recommend, its not overdone, it is out in the country. We're well looked after. Staff do well to get here because it's out in the country.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abbeycrest Care Home

Competency of staff when they take care of me. They know what they are doing, they are pleasant.

Abbeycrest Care Home

The care from the staff, they are friendly and helpful, organised team. We don't need to share our rooms, we have our privacy.

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Staff Profiles

Marilyn

Marilyn Kimayong

Job Title: Registered Home Manager

Joined: 2002

Description:

Marilyn is a qualified Nurse with a background in care of the elderly, working around the world in a variety of care home settings including China, Taiwan and the Philippines. Marilyn has also spent time teaching and lecturing as well as training members of staff here in the UK and abroad.

She previously worked at other Caring Homes’ locations, Huntercombe Hall and Hulcott before moving to Abbeycrest. She is very proud of her accomplishments, especially her efforts to build strong local community links to assure long term occupancy levels are maintained.

As Manager, Marilyn enjoys the variety of each day and always takes great pleasure from time spent talking to residents and relatives. She particularly loves the reward of seeing a resident respond positively to the care and comfort provided by her staff at the home.

Marilyn is a strong advocate of investing in her local community and regularly sends money back to an education project in her native home town in the Philippines. The project sponsors underprivileged school children to achieve secondary education qualifications, thus enabling them to have better life prospects.

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