Abberton Manor, Colchester, Essex
Abberton Manor, Colchester, Essex
Abberton Manor, Colchester, Essex

Abberton Manor is an established, high quality nursing home located in a magnificent listed Queen Anne Manor, set in many acres of formal lawns and woodland, enjoying unspoilt views over the Roman River Valley. The home provides professional nursing care within a genuine family setting, with long-serving staff having been trained to significantly high levels. The home is part of a small, privately owned group of four, high quality homes.

Professionals offer long term care, holiday or respite care to enable family carers to take a break, and post operative or convalescent care for clients recovering from illness or operation. The home is at the forefront of the MyLife project, where care emphasis is on the quality of life and ensuring that individual wishes and needs are at the forefront of everything. The team believes that its activities programme is varied and comprehensive, catering to a wide range of preferences, and is also carefully tailored to individual abilities.

Families and friends are encouraged to visit at any time of day. The home has was also awarded in March 2017 the Gold Standard Framework for palliative care.

The property benefits from a choice of spacious and elegant lounges and a large hall, and also has a dining room for those who wish to dine in company. Residents are encouraged to bring their own favourite items of furniture. There is full access to large grounds offering pleasant walks and sheltered south facing lawns with parasols and garden furniture.

Group: Heritage Manor Ltd

Person in charge: Elizabeth Pearson (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 26 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 20

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 15

Weekly Charges Guide: (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Abberton Manor to find out the exact price for your requirements.) Nursing Care Single from £975 , Nursing Care Shared (per person) from £850 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Abberton Manor to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Directions:

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Visiting:

There are no visiting restrictions in place, although common courtesy applies if a large party coming arrangements can be made to use a lounge area. Protected meal times offered so if not joining your relative, please recognise the importance of an undisturbed meal time.

Parking:

Car parks to the front, side and an overflow car park.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Abberton Manor: click here

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

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Reviews

9.8 Abberton Manor has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.817)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Abberton Manor is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Abberton Manor in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.817 for Abberton Manor is calculated as follows: ( (98 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.817

  • 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 Abberton Manor is based on 6 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 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 5.2 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    10
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Abberton Manor?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Abberton Manor

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Volunteer
    1
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

My mum was a resident at Abberton Manor for a very short while, three weeks. During this time she was treated with the utmost respect and dignity and also with care and compassion.
She was encouraged to be her own person and was able to join in activities and social events. Every member of staff treated my mum and the rest of our family as if we were one of their own family.
Nothing was ever too much trouble.
My mum died on 12th July 2017 and during her last days she was pain-free, comfortable and her nursing needs were met totally.
Thanks so much you are all amazing!!

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

This nursing home is a breath of fresh air. The staff care for a rather difficult old gentleman and treat him with dignity and good humour.
Visitors are made most welcome and are encouraged to join in the activities where possible.
There are few rules, dog visitors are welcome and it is by far the most pleasant care home I have come across.
Help and financial advice have been forthcoming and I have no hesitation in recommending Abberton Manor highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

What a fantastic home.
It has certainly been a home from home for my husband and myself.
Friendly, warm and comforting as soon as you walk in the door.
The staff all hard working and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My mother lived at Abberton Manor for the last eight weeks of her life. The care she received was excellent and responded to her changing needs as her health declined. She was consistently treated with respect, kindness and sensitivity to her individual needs. Abberton Manor is a beautiful building in lovely grounds. It has a very welcoming and homely atmosphere created by the lovely staff team who always find time to chat with both residents and visitors. The food is good and the activities programme is varied and imaginative, taking into account the preferences of residents. It was a huge relief for me and my family to know that mum was being so well looked after in the final weeks of her life. The nursing staff always kept me informed about what was happening and I felt well supported and involved in mum's care at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Abberton Manor to anyone looking for a nursing home in the Colchester area.

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The manager is so accessible, always around to help or talk to you about any worries. We recently held Xmas day at Abberton and nothing was too much trouble, she totally knew how important this was to us all and went the extra mile to make it absolutely perfect!

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Mum has been with Abberton for a very short time but in that short time, the care and kindness shown has been second to none. Staff are always around to help or offer assistance in any way. I was so anxious about mum being in any nursing home but Abberton has alleviated my fear and made me feel ok about her being there. Christmas day was held at Abberton in a private room (there was 10 of us) and it was absolutely excellent. The food was wonderful and every effort was made to make sure we had a great time (and we did).

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

The resident to whom I am referring I have known since 1968. He is the godfather of our eldest child. To my dismay he showed signs of the onset of dementia some 10 years ago. His wife of almost 50 years cared for him until it was not possible to continue. He is now in the tender and sensitive care of the staff at Abberton Manor. I go and see him about every two weeks. On every occasion I find the staff bright, positive and professional dealing with my long time friend.

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Always feel attracted to the Manor lovely people.

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my mother and father have spent time at Abberton Manor and I have always found the staff very caring and professional. Everything is done to ensure the residents comfort and safety. The house is like a home.

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Pleased with standards of care from day 1. Mum has been resident for 2 years and each problem has been dealt with as it comes from my mother. Staff friendly and approachable not defencing when confronted with difficult issues. Home very well maintained. Menu's are varied, healthy with fresh veg and fruit. Good social activities to stimulate the residents. Have outside entertainment in and residents who can and wish to are taken out in the homes minibus. Very happy to include residents family in care, given particularly in socialising and outings. Remain involved in care planning, as are the residents when able.

How likely would you be to recommend Abberton Manor? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

October 2011

My home life associate

Recipient: Abberton Manor

Date: Saturday 01 Oct 2011

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