Hickathrift House Care Home

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

Hickathrift House Care Home in Wisbech

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.

Dementia Care

'Memory Lane' utilises a careful blend of skills and techniques developed by leading experts in the field of dementia care, incorporating person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home, whilst thoughtful interior design features, such us adapted crockery and tableware assists with reminiscence. Communities are broken up into separate units with a family feel so people can feel safe and comfortable. Care is focused on independence, dignity and choice, with a person-centred approach. Staffing levels reflect the needs of residents, and people living with dementia are offered a range of activities to help preserve life skills, support interactions and retain a sense of purpose and selfhood.

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!

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Providing great quality care and wellbeing’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Meet our dedicated team at our open day, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Types of care

At Hickathrift, House we provide person-centred care services for elderly people in need of support or for individuals living with dementia. 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 at responding to the challenges that dementia presents, at whichever stage of the journey. Our focus is the individual; our dedicated staff work closely with families and key professionals to develop a personalized package of care that is regularly reviewed to ensure that it adapts with the individual's changing needs, with the end goal being to support and maintain individuality, dignity, privacy and independence.

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Residential care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.

A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Click here to read our latest brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for a useful toolkit for providing good dementia care.

Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon

On-site

  • Activity room
  • Day trips
  • Exercise classes
  • Flexible mealtimes

Accessibility

  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Paula Colman

General Manager

Hi, my name is Paula, and I am proud to be the General Manager here at Hickathrift. Welcome to our website!

I joined the home in 2015. My background is in nursing and I have vast knowledge and experience working with the elderly. After applying for a senior position, I was promoted to Head of Community in April 2016, then to Deputy Manager in July 2018. I became the Acting General Manager in November 2019, and General Manager in September 2020.

One thing I feel is really important is offering residents a lot of personal choice; I feel that, as Hickathrift House is their home, they have the right to choose what goes on here.

I am hands-on in my role and I like to spend as much time as possible with the people I care for. I also really enjoy getting to know the residents' families and provide them with support when they need it.

I look forward to meeting anyone who visits our home.

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Our staff are like family

Our staff are like family

At Barchester, we’re cultivating an environment where you’ll have more than just a career – you’ll have a family.

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Life at Hickathrift House Care Home

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.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & Events

Activities

Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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What people say about us

Hickathrift House Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Good

21 May 2019

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