The Beeches

39 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2HJ

The Beeches is a registered care home for Dementia that aims to provide a high standard of care to their residents, whilst encouraging them to live as independently as possible by receiving care & support consistent with their needs. It is a specially designed and built care home for the elderly with Dementia.

The Beeches is set in the beautiful village of Ixworth just 5 minutes drive from Bury St Edmunds town centre. Local amenities include local shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance. The home also has 4 lounges, conservatory and a dining room, with attractive views of the garden area. The grounds within which The Beeches is located can be easily accessed and residents are able to make use of this beautiful area. Seating areas and patio are present to assist clients with poor mobility, enabling all residents to enjoy the benefits of outdoor exercise. The garden has lots of wildlife in the area, which help to create a welcoming and stimulating environment for residents and family members.

Anyone over the age of 65 male or female who suffers from Dementia – OP DE (E), including married couples or partners, who have reached a stage in their lives where they prefer to live in a home where all the support required for daily living is provided. A caring team of staff provides cooked meals, refreshments, housekeeping and laundry services as well as personal care for residents.

Owner: S & A Care Ltd

Person in charge: Angela Wade (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 35 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: No smoking.

Single Rooms: 25

Shared Rooms: 5

Rooms with ensuite WC: 22

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £655 – £690 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £560 – £605 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact The Beeches to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

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

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on The Beeches: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for The Beeches is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Beeches in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 10 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.587 for The Beeches is calculated as follows: ( (94 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 143 Ratings = 4.587

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Beeches is based on 10 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 7 positive Reviews (35 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 7 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.6 The Beeches has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.587) from 12 Reviews


Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Beeches?

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Reviewer Connection to The Beeches

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Resident / Service User
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  • Son of Resident/Service User
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  • Grandson of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
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We have used The Beeches twice now for our elderly parents who have now passed on. On both occasions, the care has been second to none, courteous and friendly nothing is too much trouble the residents are made to feel it is their home.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am so impressed with The Beeches for the care of my father. All the staff are friendly and welcoming. I am always delighted with the very high standards of cleanliness and how well cared for my father is. He is happily settled, with a complicated illness, so to see him like this is wonderful.
We searched in different areas all around the country (my brother looked in Birmingham and friends in London) but nothing compared to this. On the most recent visit where my brother was able to come, he could not believe all that he saw at The Beeches - an absolute home from home for our father. We could not recommend this home highly enough, very efficient and incredibly reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Overall, I find The Beeches care home to be well run and clean with friendly, helpful staff who go out of their way to try and make the residents feel loved as well as cheering them up. The home is the perfect size with not too many residents.
The only thing I have a problem with is the male residents. They seem to have problems with things like keeping their clothes on for example which is distressing for many elderly ladies and their family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Staff are excellent, nothing is too much trouble and they have always catered for the occasional, individual requirement my mother has asked for.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Exceptional care.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Mum has been in the Beeches for over two years now. She seems quite content although she is not always sure where she is. I am more than satisfied with the care she is receiving and cannot praise the staff highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My mother spent the last several months of her life at The Beeches. We were extremely happy with the care that she received. The staff can only be described as lovely - they are genuinely warm and caring and very willing to spend time engaging with and assisting the residents.
My mother was in the late stages of Alzheimer's: able to communicate but with increasing difficulty and her behaviour was sometimes awkward. The understanding shown was touching.
The home is modest in size and beautifully located, with lounges and a large conservatory overlooking a wonderful garden. At the same time, it is secure. Meals are eaten in a dining room - the quality of the food appeared to be good and it was certainly appreciated by my mother (who, prior to her move, had eaten sporadically, often declining the microwave food offered up by a visiting carer).
I have absolutely no hesitation in warmly recommending The Beeches.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

As much as I've seen of this places the home is very good. Staff are welcoming and look after me well.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My mother has been at The Beeches for nearly 10 years. She is very special to me and has been all my life so when the time came for a care home to be found it had to be a special home to look after a special person and The Beeches certainly is. They treat mum with dignity, always having time for her, talking to her and treating her as an individual. Even though mum has no idea regarding her surroundings she reacts to the voices of the staff. When I visit they will often let me know little things about mum because they have made an effort to get to know her well. The management and staff also respect ideas and thoughts that we as relatives have. Every time I visit mum I thank my lucky stars we found The Beeches.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Staff are very kind and caring, show dignity. I feel I can have a joke with the staff have a good rapport with most. The food I find satisfactory, staff will offer alternative choice should I wish for something different, my room is smaller than I would like but this is of no fault of the home. I feel safe and secure staff always on hand when I need them.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Excellent care provided to my Nan by compassionate, caring staff in an clean and tidy home.
The staff were extremely understanding of not only my nan's needs but also helped with the family in coming to terms and understanding of dementia.
As a family we'd fully recommend The Beeches for there first class care and facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend The Beeches? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The Beeches is a friendly and caring environment with high levels of care and cleanliness. My mother has been at The Beeches for nearly five years and I have had no concerns about her care during this time. I visit two of three times a week at varying times of the day and I've always found mum clean, happy and well fed.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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