Abbeycrest Nursing Home

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Essex Way
Sonning Common
Reading
Berkshire
RG4 9RG

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Profile Strength
Excellent 96%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,975.00
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Sonia Silva is Home Manager at Abbeycrest Nursing Home.

I’m a qualified Nurse with a background in care of the elderly, and have worked all around the world in a variety of care home settings. 

As Manager I enjoy the variety of each day and always take great pleasure from time spent talking to residents and relatives. I particularly love the reward of seeing a resident respond positively to the care and comfort provided by my Care Team at the home.

Sonia Silva

At Abbeycrest nursing home we offer exceptional residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 70 elderly people. You can find us in the quiet village of Sonning Common in the heart of the Chilterns.

Abbeycrest provides our residents with a full Care Pathway – with a full suite of residential, nursing and dedicated dementia care, including trial stays, short stay and convalescent care. This means that our residents can feel confident in the knowledge that their home can cater for them both now, and in the future if their care needs were to change.

Abbeycrest is ideally equipped to provide residential support for elderly people living with different types of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and Korsakoff’s syndrome. Our Care Team never loses sight of the fact that, first and foremost, Abbeycrest is our residents’ home.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Reablement, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Bariatric care, Cancer, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

We will consistently apply infection control procedures and services that meet or exceed the requirements and
expectations of our customers, actively pursuing continuous improvement through practices which enable each team member to do their job right the first time and every time.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals here.

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With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

Infection Control Safe We are on Facebook

Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Yes
Contract
DOC140222-14022022161534.pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Our home’s bedrooms and communal areas have been designed and furnished to the highest standards using bespoke materials, with a blend of traditional fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings to create a real home from home environment.

We believe that our kitchenettes in the dining areas, where residents can relax together over a tea or coffee, help to enhance communal living in the home and give residents more opportunities to socialise.

Our dementia care provision at Abbeycrest has been designed to meet the University of Stirling’s standards, which are widely acknowledged as providing the best environment for people living with dementia. Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre is renowned as the world leader in this field.

By using the Stirling approach we can ensure that residents are able to move freely around the home, with bedrooms and communal areas appropriately laid out and clearly signposted to minimise confusion or disorientation. Each bedroom features a memory box by its front door, where mementos from our residents’ lives help to personalise their rooms, as well as to remind visitors and our Care Team of each resident’s life story.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 2006

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bistro, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Cinema, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Physiotherapy.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls, Reduce Plastic Use, Solar Panel Heating.

Brochures
abbeycrest-care-home-brochure.pdf

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Description

Each bedroom features a memory box by its front door, where mementos from our residents’ lives help to personalise their rooms, as well as to remind visitors and our Care Team of each resident’s life story.


    About Our Rooms
    Number Of Rooms 70
    Number Of Ensuite Rooms 70

    Type Of Room
    Single Room.

    Room Features
    Balcony, Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

    Room Facilities
    Alarm, Balconet, Balcony, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Safe, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Wifi.

    Our Photos
    Description

    All Caring Homes colleagues are given appropriate training and support to carry out their roles effectively.

    Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.


    Our Team
    Sonia Silva
    Sonia Silva
    Home Manager

    I’m a qualified Nurse with a background in care of the elderly, and have worked all around the world in a variety of care home settings. 

    As Manager I enjoy the variety of each day and always take great pleasure from time spent talking to residents and relatives. I particularly love the reward of seeing a resident respond positively to the care and comfort provided by my Care Team at the home.

    Jerry Abeya
    Jerry Abeya
    Head Nurse / Deputy Manager


    With over 10 years of nursing experience it is great to work with such a friendly team to deliver the highest standards of care for all our residents.

    George King
    George King
    Customer Relations Advisor

    I have been working in the care industry for 15 years and the best part of my job is the knowledge that I am making a difference to peoples’ quality of life. Residents are always in good spirits, as there is always something going on!







    Tamena Seymour
    Tamena Seymour
    Home Co-ordinator

    I love showing people around the home and arranging various visits for the residents. As the ‘face of the home’ my role is very important and knowing that I can help them through their care home journey makes me happy.

    Weekly Fees Start From Fee
    Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,975.00
    Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,975.00
    Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,975.00
    Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,975.00
    Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £2,075.00

    Funding Types
    Local Authority Oxfordshire
    Region South East
    We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
    We Accept Local Authority Funding No
    We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
    We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

    Choice Dining Logo

    Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

    To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

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    Activities Are So Important

    Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.

    A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste. Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.

    Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.


    Our Photos

    Timetables
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    Activities At Home
    Birthday Celebrations, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Music Entertainment, Painting, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

    Activities Outside Our Home
    Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Shopping.
    Our Pets

    Please speak to the home manager to discuss the possibility of bringing your pet to the home.


    Can You Bring Your Pet
    No

    We Welcome
    Others (subject to review).

    Essex Way
    Sonning Common
    Reading
    Berkshire
    RG4 9RG

    Regulator: CQC

    Current Ratings
    Overall Good
    Safe Good
    Well Led Good
    Caring Good
    Responsive Good
    Effective Good
    Inspection Reports
    Last inspected 1st November 2019
    Last rated 20th December 2019
    Reports

    20th December 2019

    4th May 2017

    22nd April 2015

    30th November 2013

    2nd October 2013

    Registration Date 4th July 2013
    Service Provider Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited, CO4 9YQ
    Transport
    Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site.

    Places of Worship
    Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

    Nearby Services
    Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Golf Club, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

    Frequently asked questions about Abbeycrest Nursing Home

    Abbeycrest Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2019.
    Abbeycrest Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
    Abbeycrest Nursing Home has 70 rooms.
    Prices for Abbeycrest Nursing Home start from £1,975.00 per week.
    Abbeycrest Nursing Home is owned by Caring Homes.
    Yes. Abbeycrest Nursing Home does offer Residential care.
    Yes. Abbeycrest Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
    Yes. Abbeycrest Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
    Abbeycrest Nursing Home comes under Oxfordshire.
    Abbeycrest Nursing Home does not accept Local Authority clients.
    Abbeycrest Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
    Sonia Silva is the manager of Abbeycrest Nursing Home.

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