Rendlesham Care Centre

1a Suffolk Drive
IP12 2TP


Tel: 01844 392832

Care Provider: Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Joanne Rix is Care Home Manager at Rendlesham Care Centre.

As the manager of Rendlesham Care Centre I enjoy nothing more than meeting new people and listening to the stories they have to tell. Everyone is different and this should be reflected in the care they are given. I want to ensure that both the care teams and residents at Rendlesham are happy living and working here. Rendlesham is a lovely home with a real family feel created by the care team and residents that live and work here.

Keeping a close relationship with the local authorities and doctor’s surgeries is very important. We continuously improve the lives of our residents through offering wide ranging activities and events  both in and outside of the home, involving members of the local community wherever possible.

At Rendlesham Care Centre in Suffolk we provide the highest standards of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 60 elderly residents. You can find us by Rendlesham Forest on the outskirts of the village.

Here at Rendlesham, we comprise of three self-contained communities, providing different levels of care, all living in one location. This provides our residents with a real sense of a small-scale and homely living environment, with the added benefit of outstanding care facilities. As a resident’s care needs change, we are equipped to meet those needs ensuring that elderly residents are able to remain within the community they have become an integral part of.

Our dementia care provision has been designed to meet standards of the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre, which is renowned as the world leader in the field.

Rendlesham Care Centre has an outstanding team of highly skilled and passionate support staff. As the manager, I have a qualified nursing background and lead the professional care team in providing the highest standards of tailored care.

Our care centre 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 award-winning care offers a full range of residential, nursing and specialist dementia support, including trial stays, short-stay breaks and convalescence.

The home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission and has Hospitality Assured accreditation.

Rendlesham Care Centre is home to our residents and we never lose sight of that. The environment is light and spacious with a welcoming atmosphere and relaxing ambience that is carried through everything we do on a daily basis. A highlight of the home is its ‘Forget Me Not’ garden, which was specially designed to provide a safe and stimulating environment for elderly residents living with dementia.

Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre is renowned as the world leader in this field and its best-practice approach ensures that residents are able to move freely around the home, with bedrooms and communal areas appropriately laid out and clearly signposted to minimise disorientation.

Sitting on the edge of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rendlesham is perfectly positioned for access to the coast, Ipswich and the quiet of the medieval market towns of Saxmundham and Wickham Market. The Suffolk area is known for its wealth of historical sites including Sutton Hoo, Framlingham Castle, Ickworth House and St. Edmonsbury Cathedral.

We operate an open visiting policy, where friends and family may visit at convenient times.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Palliative.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Indoor Facilities

  • Secure Entrance
  • Nurse Call System
  • Receptionist (Weekdays)
  • Receptionist (Weekends)
  • Visitors' Toilet
  • Café or Bistro on site
  • Hair Salon on site
  • Free WiFi in Communal Areas
  • Private Dining Room
  • Activity Room
  • Assisted Bathroom
  • Assisted Shower Room
  • Library
  • Lift
  • Bariatric Room
  • Nurses Station
  • Quiet Lounge
  • Television Lounge
  • Outdoor Terrace/Patio with Furniture
  • Dining Room(s)
  • Tray/Room Service
  • Self Serve Kitchenette
  • 24 Hour Snack Menu
  • Themed Food Events
  • Activity Timetable
  • Visiting Entertainment
  • External Trips
  • Memory Boxes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hand Rails
  • Dementia Orientation Signage (D)
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hoists
  • Fire Alarm & Sprinkler System
  • Themed Reminiscence Lounge
  • Resolved Corridors (D)
  • In-House Head Chef
  • In-House Laundry
  • In-House Handyman
  • Visiting Window Cleaners
  • Visiting Landscape Gardeners
  • Visiting Multi-Faith Clergy
  • Ambient Music
  • Computer/Tablet Access for Residents
  • Care Fee Planning Advisory Service
  • In-house Shop
  • Daily Newspapers

Outdoor Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Bike Rack
  • Sensory/Dementia Garden
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Greenhouses
  • Raised Beds (Gardening)
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Near Bus Stop
  • Near Train Station
  • New Build Development
  • Rural Environment
  • Minibus Service
  • Fully Secure Garden
  • Visit Any Day or Time

Care Facilities

  • Nutrition Plan
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Physiotherapist (Visiting)
  • GP (Visiting)
  • GP (Retained)
  • Occupational Therapist (Visiting)
  • Retained Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • Visiting District Nurses
  • Daily Cleaning Service
  • In-House Laundry
  • Trained Dementia Care Staff
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (Retained)
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (Visiting)
  • Hospitality Assured Accreditation
  • ISO 9001 Accreditation
  • Internal Quality Assurance Team
  • Individual Care Plan
  • Continence Advisory Service
  • Activities Co-ordinators

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

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

What Else Do We Provide
GP, Physiotherapy, Hairdressers, Minibus, Lift.

Our Garden
Greenhouse, Vegetable Plot, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access, Communal Patio, Sensory Garden.

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Room Facilities

  • En-Suite Emergency Call Point
  • Level Deck Shower
  • En-Suite Basin
  • En-Suite WC & Basin
  • En-Suite WC, Basin & Shower
  • En-Suite WC, Basin & Bath
  • En-suite Automated Lighting
  • Free Swing Doors
  • WC/Shower Grab Rails
  • Contrast Colour Grab Rails (D)
  • Monitored Light Levels (D)
  • Nursing Bed
  • Divan Bed
  • Private Terrace/Patio From Bedroom
  • Private Balcony From Bedroom
  • Juliette Balcony From Bedroom
  • Lowered Cill Heights
  • Secure Patio Area
  • Fully Furnished
  • Bring Your Own Furniture
  • Colour Contrast Walls (D)
  • Colour Contrast Switches (D)
  • Free WiFi in Bedrooms
  • Movement Alarm (D)
  • Window Limiters
  • Safe
  • Locks on Rooms
  • Big Button Telephone
  • High Contrast Walls, Carpets (D)
  • WC Visible From Bed (D)
  • Traditional Fixtures & Fittings (D)
  • Plants (D)
  • Easy Grip Door Handles

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point, Internet Access, Alarm, Private Patio, Balcony, Balconet.

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Every team member receives our unique ‘Living in My World’ dementia training which is accredited by City and Guilds. It highlights the importance of meaningful activities and a stimulating environment for people living with dementia, as well as addressing clinical aspects of care.

The Importance Of Meal Times

At meal times, our experienced and trained head chef, creates a huge choice of meals to suit every palate. Light, airy and temperature controlled dining rooms, make the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy their meals. Our residents also have the option of eating meals in their own room, thanks to our popular and reliable room service.

Regardless of the time of day, our residents will not go hungry, thanks to our round the clock snack menu, offering healthy and filling food choices.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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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.

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

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping, Park.

1a Suffolk Drive
IP12 2TP

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
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Report Published 3rd March 2018
Registration Date 2nd September 2013
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

Nearby Services
Shops, Park.

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