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Hickathrift House

217 Smeeth Road, Marshland St James, Wisbech, PE14 8JB


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Owner's description

Hickathrift House is a purpose-built residential care home set in the village of Marshland St James, situated between Wisbech and Kings Lynn. It is approximately 30 minutes from Sandringham and 40 minutes from Hunstanton.

Our Memory Lane Community…

Hickathrift House is a purpose-built residential care home set in the village of Marshland St James, situated between Wisbech and Kings Lynn. It is approximately 30 minutes from Sandringham and 40 minutes from Hunstanton.

Our Memory Lane Community specializes in innovative dementia care to enable every resident to thrive in an environment designed to stimulate and enrich their lives whilst giving families peace of mind and security. Our person-centred team is experienced in responding to the challenges that dementia presents, at whichever stage of the journey.

Our elderly care focuses on the individual; our dedicated staff works closely with families and key professionals to develop a personalized package of care that is regularly reviewed to ensure that it adapts with the individuals changing needs to support and maintain individuality, dignity, privacy and independence.

Our dedication can be seen across the board in our home: cooking, hospitality, house-keeping, administration and in organising activities for our residents and visitors.

Our most recent CQC inspection has shown us to be fully compliant in all areas. A copy of our CQC report is available on request.

We think you'll find we're ideally suited to meet your needs now and in the future.

We would be delighted if you would pop in to our home at anytime for a cup of tea and a chat - you are assured of a friendly and warm reception from all who live and work here!

Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.

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Types of care provided

  • Residential care

    Accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication.

  • Dementia care

    Specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

Services and specialisms

  • Caring for adults over 65 yrs
  • Caring for adults under 65 yrs
  • Dementia

Care home features

  • 57 beds
  • 51 en-suite rooms
  • Purpose built, opened in 1988

Manager's quote

Hello, I am Ceri, and I am very proud to be the General Manager of Hickathrift House.

I have been with Hickathrift House since 2009. I started as a Carer and was promoted to Senior Carer shortly after and, before long, I had worked my way up to Unit Manager. I was then appointed as the Deputy Manager in 2014, prior to becoming the Acting General Manager in April 2018. During my time here, I have worked hard to gain an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health & Social Care and I am currently working towards my Level 5 in Leadership & Management.

I strive to enhance and improve the lives of those we support by delivering person-centered and high quality care to residents. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is meeting and getting to know each resident and their loved ones. By spending time with residents and having an 'open door' policy, I hope that each of them and their loved ones can feel like part of the Hickathrift family.

What makes Hickathrift so special is the dedicated staff, as they make the home what it is: warm, full of character and filled with happiness.

I look forward to welcoming you into our home – the kettle is always on!

Ceri Lynette Mills

Care home manager

Prices

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Funding for care in England

If your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care.

To qualify, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.

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Customer reviews

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4.4 (7 reviews)

  • Julie Coxs

    6 months ago

    This home is the most friendliest place I have ever visited from the manager to the maintenance staff and everybody in between you are given a warm welcome, It is clean and doesn't smell of urine, t…

    This home is the most friendliest place I have ever visited from the manager to the maintenance staff and everybody in between you are given a warm welcome, It is clean and doesn't smell of urine, the décor is like a home from home, Residents are always smiling and are happy. The staff are knowledgeable to the needs of the residents and are extremely caring .

  • Rachel Munns

    a year ago

    As I'm a care worker everyone is always very helpful any questions asked will try to answer all questions
    We meet all residents needs

  • Brian Elderfield

    2 years ago
  • Keith Godfrey

    3 years ago

    I recently visited Hickathrift Care Home and was really impressed with the friendlyness of the staff and how fresh smelling and clean the surroundings were The home is situated in a pleasant village o…

    I recently visited Hickathrift Care Home and was really impressed with the friendlyness of the staff and how fresh smelling and clean the surroundings were The home is situated in a pleasant village of Marshland St James which is only a few miles from Wisbech and Kingslynn.I would have no hesitation in admitting a relation of mine or admitting myself..

  • Brian Elderfield

    3 years ago

    Good friendly staff. Warm feeling.

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Regulator's inspection rating

Overall Good

Last inspection

10 Apr 2019

Safe
Good
Effective
Good
Caring
Good
Responsive
Good
Well led
Good
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