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

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 15 Jun 2015

Please call 0118 970 9000 for further information about the current Bed Vacancies at Abbeycrest Care Home.

Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.8 (9.794)

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

Carers do their best and sometimes under difficult positions they are always willing to help.

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

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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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