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Sanford House Nursing Home, Dereham, Norfolk
Sanford House Nursing Home
Sanford House Nursing Home

Tel: 0808 137 1497

Sanford House Nursing Home is located in the attractive market town of Dereham in Norfolk, is a modern purpose-built home providing nursing care and specialist dementia care for up to 40 elderly people. Sanford House has been specifically designed to create an accessible and safe environment for elderly residents who may have mobility problems. All rooms and services are laid out over the ground floor and the home is arranged in a quadrangle around an attractive courtyard garden. Many rooms feature patio doors accessing into the courtyard area.

Sanford House has an enviable reputation for delivering excellent care. The 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.

Sanford House is ideally equipped to provide residential support for elderly people living with different types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and Korsacoff’s syndrome. However, staff never lose sight of the fact that, first and foremost, Sanford House is home to our residents.

Owner: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Joan Auton (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 40 residents

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 40

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Separate EMI Unit • 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 • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Sanford House Nursing Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Current Bed Vacancies Posted by Sanford House Nursing Home

2 Bed Vacancies
(Residential, Nursing and Dementia)
posted 13 hours ago

Awards / Recognitions

There are no awards/recognitions posted yet for Sanford House Nursing Home

Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.8 (9.779)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.8 for Sanford House Nursing 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.

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Friday 11 April 2014 by Julia W (Daughter of resident)

Home from home, great care, good organisation, well fed. Very well treated and with respect. I feel very lucky to have dad here.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Tuesday 8 April 2014 by Alan Blyth (Son of resident)

My mother has only been a resident a few weeks but she is very happy, looked after well and treated with dignity and respect, as well as being given lots of TLC. There are many activities, and very good one to one from members of the staff to the residents. I would recommend the home to anyone wishing to consider this for ongoing care.

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

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Thursday 27 March 2014 by Rita A (Wife of Resident)

Very homely, good staff, made to feel welcome, nice gardens would recommend to everyone.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Thursday 27 February 2014 by Keith Farnham (Son of resident)

Excellent provider of care - highly recommended.

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

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Wednesday 5 February 2014 by Faith Tillcock (Daughter of resident)

My mother went into Sanford House on December 24 2013 (Xmas Eve). She was made very welcome by the staff. Obviously, we went to see her Xmas Day, she had a visit from Mother & Father Christmas, even a tube of hand cream. Mum had dinner in her room, it was a lovely looking meal, we were even asked if we would like a dinner, it was a wonderful start for us as well as mum. She has her off days, but mostly happy!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Thursday 1 August 2013 by J. G (Daughter of resident)

Very impressed with positive attitude to life for everyone, even when as a family we were thinking dad's life would not be much any more. Also pleased with the level of detail in the care plans and their attitude of really finding out about the person in their care especially since he has dementia so its not a straightforward process. Kind, friendly, positive, careful and caring. Security all round.

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

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Tuesday 18 June 2013 by Richard Smith (Son of resident)

I have found this to be a well run, friendly and welcoming care home where my mother is very happy to be.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Friday 14 June 2013 by Ann T (Wife)

My husband has only been in Sanford House for a number of weeks and has settled in very well. I am more than pleased with the care and attention he gets.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Thursday 13 June 2013 by Andrew Thomas (Son of resident)

My father has recently been transferred from Hammerton Court at the Julian Hospital in Norwich. He has severe dementia and we visited a couple of care homes with EMI nursing facilities. The positive and welcoming atmosphere of Sanford House stood out as did the quality of professionalism of the staff on duty. We turned up unannounced to get a first hand impression of the home. Immediately we knew we had found a home which would cater for my fathers needs with dignity.

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

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Wednesday 12 June 2013 by Alex C (Son of resident)

Sanford House cared for my father whilst he had dementia and continue to care for my mother in a friendly and professional way.

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

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Tuesday 11 June 2013 by Tracey B (Daughter of resident)

Friendly caring staff, lovely place to live.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Tuesday 4 June 2013 by Clive P (Son-in-law of resident)

The home has done the best it can for my mother-in-law.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Monday 3 June 2013 by Margaret Borlingham (Friend of resident)

Kind, clean, happy.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Tuesday 19 March 2013 by Robert W (Son of resident)

Excellent care of my mother. Mum has gone from strength to strength since coming to Sanford House.

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

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Tuesday 19 March 2013 by Angela Smith (Daughter in law of resident)

My mother in law finds this a warm and friendly home, where there is plenty to do and still be as independent as she wishes.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Monday 18 March 2013 by Heather D (Daughter of Resident)

My father had dementia and was also a resident here. My family are very happy and appreciated the high standard of care both he and my mother who is still a resident here received.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Monday 19 November 2012 by Carol B (Daughter of Resident)

The staff are outstanding and dedicated to their care and personal attention to all the residents, they are all really nice to residents. The home is kept as clean as possibly can be due to the nature of the illness, any mishaps always cleaned up as soon as possible. Food is always lovely and every resident is looked after very well making sure everybody has food and doesn't get missed. The carers do a marvellous job and I feel it is a well run care home. I am very happy with all the care and attention my mum is given.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Tuesday 2 October 2012 by Brian K (Son of resident)

Since becoming a resident in Sanford House I have noticed that my mothers appearance is much improved. She is a lot more content, happier and generally looks much healthier. She is obviously being cared for.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Wednesday 26 September 2012 by Joan A (Wife of Resident)

My husband has been a resident of Sanford House for eight weeks, following seventeen weeks in hospital, after he suffered a massive stroke. He was severely disabled and finding it difficult to communicate. Our choice of Sanford House was influenced by the feeling of homeliness in contrast to a hospital ward. The home is very attractively presented, bright and cheerful, clean and comfortable. The staff are always friendly and prepared to answer any questions. Our family feels that John has improved during his stay at Sanford. Sandy, the dog, adds to the very homely atmosphere.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Thursday 20 September 2012 by Julie M (Daughter-in-law of resident)

Sanford House has provided excellent care to my father-in-law. The staff are outstanding and go that extra mile showing compassion, maintaining dignity and ensuring a happy, jovial atmosphere for all. Sandy (rescue dog) is a star and was the selling point for us as a family when it came to choosing a care home (along with Joan's (manager) time spent with is showing us around and answering all our questions with patience and understanding).

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

Review of Sanford House Nursing Home on Tuesday 24 July 2012 by Dennis Strutt (Husband of Resident)

Sanford House has a very friendly atmosphere. Staff and management are very willing and helpful. Facilities are very good although some rooms need updating. The home is kept very clean. The kitchen provides good and enjoyable food and drink. Staff try to give residents a range of activities to aid and help them. Safety and security seems equip to cover the situation.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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