Barham Care Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk
Barham Care Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk
Barham Care Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk

Known locally as the Old Rectory Nursing Home but now renamed as the Barham Care Centre, it has an unsurpassed reputation for its homely atmosphere and friendly staff.

The home is situated on the edge of Barham village with shops and local amenities a short distance away. Its rural location also allows residents the opportunity to enjoy outings around the village using a network of smooth footpaths, or to simply sit in the sunshine using one of the secluded gardens. As variety is the spice of life excursions are regularly organised to special events and places of interest.

Although smaller then the Baylham Care Centre with a capacity for 34 residents it offers the same levels of service, these include visits by: chiropodists, dentists, opticians, religious ministers, hairdressers and many more. If needed residents will be transported by adapted minibuses to the Baylham Care Centre for specialist treatments or therapies.

Group: Cardinal Healthcare

Person in charge: Tina Kerry (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 34 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Orthopaedic • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 40+.

Single Rooms: 26

Shared Rooms: 4

Rooms with ensuite WC: 16

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £650 – £800 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £650 – £800

Nursing Care Single £795 – £845 , Nursing Care Shared (per person) £795 – £845

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Barham Care Centre: click here

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

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Reviews

9.6 Barham Care Centre has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.566)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Barham Care Centre 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barham Care Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 5 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 4.831 for Barham Care Centre is calculated as follows: ( (59 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.831

  • 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:

    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.

    The 4.735 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barham Care Centre is based on 5 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 6.8 positive Reviews (34 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 6.8 Target = 0.735

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barham Care Centre?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barham Care Centre

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1

We visited a few homes but Barham was the one we walked into and immediately knew it was the 'home from home' we wanted for mum. There is a lovely friendly, calm atmosphere and we always felt mum was happy and comfortable there. The staff made us feel welcome and that nothing was too much trouble. We very much like that residents are able to wander about their home and there are no long corridors with a locked door at the end. The staff made an effort to learn about mum's life, interests and favourite food and drink all helping to make her time there happy and enjoyable. At the end of mum's life she was treated with exceptional kindness and compassion and everyone helped us through the difficult time. I am so happy that we found such a warm and welcoming 'home from home' for mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Barham Care Centre? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

As soon as my sister and me walked in for the first time we knew our mum would be at home here. We were always made to feel welcome and everything was always out in the open. The residents can wander around as they like, no locked doors.
Our mum was well cared for and happy. There are activities each day if they want to join in. Our mum was treated as an individual and the staff made time to learn what she liked. We felt she was safe. At the end of our mum's life she and us were treated with compassion and staff showed they cared which helped to make a difficult time easier.

How likely would you be to recommend Barham Care Centre? 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

Always happy when I visit my mum at Barham, she is well looked after, always dressed nicely and settled, always lots of staff around to look after everything. The staff are so lovely and become my friends. Mum's bedroom is always clean and smells fresh and they have a lot of activities throughout the day. I wouldn't want my mum to be anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Barham Care Centre? 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

We were so lucky that Barham Care Centre made a room available for Dad. Their care for him, and us, was exceptional. You could not find a better home. Every single member of staff went out of their way to provide the best care possible. Dad's medical needs were quite complex; the nurses met these needs better than the hospital, and in such a caring, friendly way, with a sense of humour and with a focus on maintaining Dad's dignity. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Barham Care Centre? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Dad was taken into Barham in a rush, over the Xmas period.
The staff went out of their way to ensure this happened,and we are so grateful they did.
Their care for Dad (and us) was exceptional.
Everyone,regardless of their role treated Dad with kindness,
consideration,dignity and love...as if he was a part of their own family.
There aren't enough descriptive words to express how great they all are!
Highly, highly, highly (to infinity) recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Barham Care Centre? 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

I find Barham to be a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. I would gladly recommend the service to friends and family who need a nursing home. One of my favorite things about the Centre is that there are regular outside entertainers that visit the home.

How likely would you be to recommend Barham Care Centre? 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: Don't Know

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