58 High Road, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe IP11 0SY
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 , Registered for a maximum of 26 Service Users
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 Care Quality Commission* Report on Brierfield: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Brierfield has a Review Score of 5 (5.000)
The Review Score of 5 (maximum of 10) for Brierfield is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Brierfield in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.
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 5 for Brierfield is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5
b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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:
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.
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.
The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Brierfield is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = 0
Target of 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target = 0
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Brierfield?
Reviewer Connection to Brierfield
Submitted from a Postal Card by J H on Monday 11 January 2016. Relates to December 2015.
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 décor 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
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
Date: Sunday 01 Feb 2015
Date: Saturday 01 Feb 2014