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Yaxley House is a specially converted Victorian country house with accommodation for 33 residents. It is set in an idyllic rural location in the village of Yaxley, not far from the charming small market town of Eye in rural Suffolk. It is just 20 miles to the north of Ipswich, the county town.

Explore the services provided at Yaxley House, all designed to make every resident’s stay a pleasant one.

Bronwen James

Home Manager

 


Yaxley House provides the following key services:

  • Specialist dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care (subject to availability)

You can find out more about these services and the unique, passionate way in which we deliver care at all our Kingsley homes by visiting the following pages:

Types of care

You will find information regarding a variety of services that we offer within Kingsley care homes.

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Care Advice & support

A collection of jargon-free useful information, advice and tips created to help you and your family understand the different types of care and care requirements, funding for care and other concerns relating to care for the elderly.

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The Kingsley Way

Take a look at our award-winning unique approach to care and see how we make a difference to the people we care for.

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Don’t worry if you cannot find what you are looking for; you can contact Yaxley House by telephone or email. We will be more than happy to help you with any question that you may have regarding care for the elderly.

 

Yaxley House is a thoughtfully converted country residence providing a relaxed home for our residents. The entire house is decorated, equipped and furnished to a high standard to create a comfortable yet practical environment.

 

The home itself

Yaxley House is a thoughtfully converted country residence providing a relaxed home for our residents. The entire house is decorated, equipped and furnished to a high standard to create a comfortable yet practical environment.

There are two dining areas, one lounge area and a kitchenette for residents to make their own drinks. To facilitate easy movement around the home there are wheelchairs, stair lifts and lifts to all floors. In each of the bedrooms and bathrooms there are call bells and assisted technology should a resident need assistance.

The members of staff regard Yaxley House as the residents’ home and act accordingly; in addition, part of the Kingsley culture is that individuals are encouraged to personalise their bedrooms. They are also at liberty to spend their days doing exactly as they wish. It is their home after all.

Take our 360° tour of Yaxley House to find out more.

 

Just as there is no typical Kingsley home, there is no typical day in a Kingsley home.

Residents can rise whenever they wish at Yaxley House and there is a wide choice of breakfasts. They can even enjoy breakfast in bed if they like, but most enjoy using the communal, friendly dining room. The residents and staff dine together and none of the members of staff wear a uniform. This all adds to the relaxed, homely feel of mealtimes.

Hot drinks, tea, coffee and snacks are served throughout the day and the home has an open door policy, which means visitors can arrive at any time, including mealtimes, or just for a coffee and a chat or to take their loved one out for a few hours.

For lunch there is a choice of mains and desserts, and we invite the residents to help set the tables, which gets them involved in tasks they would have been used to doing when living independently. Activities follow, with Jenny coming in every fortnight for a singalong, Aileen running chair exercises and arts and crafts, and music and games being played daily. Individuals can have a massage, a lovely warm bath or their nails cared for; they can play games, read, walk around the garden and TV is always available in the lounge or in their rooms.

Suppertime is a choice of hot or cold food, with at least two choices of main and dessert.

All food is cooked on the premises and is made with health and taste in mind – menus are available on request. Mealtimes are a sociable time for everyone and the carers are skilled at getting even the quietest residents involved in the activities and conversations.

After supper, some residents decide to go to bed early, while others will stay up until later relaxing in one of the communal areas or sitting in their room watching TV or reading. There are hot and cold drinks and alcohol is available. Yaxley House is our residents’ home so they have freedom of choice regarding bedtime.

As in all Kingsley Healthcare homes, our care is focused around each person’s individual needs and wishes and we value and respect how each chooses to spend their day. As such, no two days are the same and there are opportunities to do as much or as little as people wish. We actively encourage residents to take part in the daily activities that help to keep life fun and interesting.

 

Kingsley Healthcare’s truly person centred approach to care creates a positive outlook and focuses on quality of life and relationships. We place great importance on the lives our residents have previously led, spending time with them and family members to find out about their tastes, history, hobbies and interests. The information gained helps us to create bespoke care plans and lifestyles for each individual, which are paramount in providing the best possible care.

Family and friends are significant partners with Yaxley House and are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the day. We note the opinions of the residents and their families about the services we provide.

Each Kingsley care home is unique, but all have a set of highly respected and award-winning features embedded within the culture, and the way we care for our residents makes a big difference in their lives. Our daily emphasis is on the care that our residents need, whether that is physical, emotional, spiritual or mental.

We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for people living with a dementia, and we achieve this through our ‘Wings’ (Welcome, Individuality, Nurturing, Guidance, Sensitivity) philosophy of care. This award-winning approach is nationally recognized and our bespoke learning programme is designed to ensure that the person with a dementia is at the heart of everything we do. All of our homes are designed to be dementia friendly, as you will see in Yaxley House.

Our qualified, caring staff are friendly, enthusiastic individuals committed to enhancing the residents’ feeling of well-being. They interact with the residents through meaningful communication and encourage them to become involved with daily living tasks if they wish to do so and to join in with appropriate activities.

“Thank you for your kindness and loving care given to our mum. Life has been hard for her but during her stay with you, no longer is she lonely.” Kingsley resident’s relative.

  We encourage all our residents to live as healthily as possible, to help them to live long and pleasant lives. Where possible we encourage exercise, keep minds stimulated and ensure that nutritious food is eaten. We also support our residents in maintaining their independence as much as possible, embracing and encouraging ways in which they can do this.

Our healthy, balanced meals are all prepared in our own kitchen using only the best, locally sourced ingredients. We understand that people’s tastes and habits are different, and the varied menu and choices includes a great selection of nutritious delights and tasty favourites that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Residents often make suggestions for the menu and our chef accommodates them where possible.

Other Services

  • Weekly hairdresser visit
  • Assistive technology
  • Domestic services
  • Laundry services
  • Religious needs linked to local church
  • Chiropody
  • Masseuse
  • Regular meetings and care reviews
  • Assisted technology in bedrooms and bathrooms

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Person-Centred Care

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WINGS Accreditation

The highest standard of Dementia Care.

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Yaxley House,Church Lane,
Suffolk IP23 8BU
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Yaxley House is just on the edge of the pretty village of Yaxley, which is close to the market town of Eye with its rich history, and is the epitome of idyllic rural living.

The home serves the wider community around the area of the Suffolk and Norfolk borders, including Eye, Stowmarket, Needham Market, Stuston, Wortham, Wetheringsett and the villages to the east of Bury St. Edmunds.

This residential home is a tasteful conversion of a beautiful Victorian country house. The modern wing does not detract from the aesthetically pleasing exterior and allows us to efficiently meet the local demand for our exceptional care. Attractive both inside and out, the home is set within four acres of extensive grounds and gardens which residents are free to enjoy at any time.

The home is very well appointed with private rooms, a companion suite, plus pleasant common areas, dining room and lounges, with a mixture of carpet and hard floorings. There are also many interesting and stimulating things to look at along the walls of the corridors, which interest everyone, especially those with a dementia. Residents’ rooms can be individualised according to their tastes; they are encouraged to bring in their own furniture for a more homely feel.

Installed in the building are hoists, accessible bathing facilities, lifts, and stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, and we have specialised mattresses, call bells, pressure mats and door alarms.

We pride ourselves on our attentive and enthusiastic team who all work very well together. The team is selected through a very thorough recruitment process, which ensures that the staff supporting our residents are caring individuals with the correct attitudes. New recruits undergo intensive induction training, when they are fully supported and advised on the best ways to overcome any difficulties they might encounter. The team’s emphasis is on maximising each resident’s quality of life and they work hard to instil a purpose into each day for everyone.

Carli Giles

Senior Support Worker

Carli has worked at Yaxley house for 2 years and is studying towards achieving her NVQ Level 3

Madison Kanharn

Senior Support Worker

Madison has been at Yaxley for 3 years, she started as a Carer and progressed to a senior role

 

 

Newsletter

A bi-monthly newsletter is published and made available to visitors, but it can also be downloaded from the website. Inside you can read all about the events that have either already taken place or are planned for the future, in which you might like to get involved. It also contains announcements from Kingsley Healthcare, future improvements to the home, recent charity events we have been involved in, photos and much more.

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We realise that the move to a care setting can be a challenging time for those moving and their relatives. Please feel free to contact the home for any information or advice, and we will do our best to help you. If we cannot help we will direct you to an organisation that can.

Yaxley House,Church Lane,
Suffolk, IP23 8BU

01379783230
yaxley.manager@kingsleyhealthcare.co.uk

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