Hickathrift House Care Home
217 Smeeth Road, Marshland St James, Wisbech, PE14 8JB
Respite / Short stay
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.
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.
'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 dedication can be seen across the board in our home: cooking, hospitality, house-keeping, administration and in organising activities for our residents and visitors.
We think you'll find we're ideally suited to meet your needs now and in the future.
The team would be delighted to welcome you at Hickathrift House anytime for a cup of tea and a chat - you are assured of a friendly and warm reception from all who live and work at this delightful home.
Our 'Paying to live in a care home' guide is designed to try and help you understand more about the funding options available and what to consider when choosing a care home.
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.Learn more about Hickathrift House Care Home
Respite / Short stay
Read our brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support.
Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
- Wi-fi available
- Night bite menu
- En-suite rooms
- Step-free access
- Activity room
- Day trips
- Exercise classes
- Flexible mealtimes
- Disabled bathroom
- Disabled WC/facilities
- Disabled parking
- Disability awareness/equality training
- Electric profiling bed
- En-suite toilet
- Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
- Nurse call system
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hello, my name is Paula and I am proud to be the General Manager here at Hickathrift House. I joined Barchester in 2015 and my background is actually Nursing.
As an experienced home manager, I fully understand how difficult the transition into new surroundings can be which is why my highly qualified team and I are committed to fully support you and your family throughout this journey and always.
I am passionate about our residents being safe, making them happy and enabling them to lead fully enriched lives whilst always receiving the highest quality of care.
One thing that I feel is really important is offering residents a lot of personal choice and as Hickathrift House is their home they have the right to choose what goes on here!
I am hands-on in my role, I like to spend as much time as possible with the people that we care for and I also really enjoy getting to know our residents' families and provide them with support when they need it.
Our team here at Hickathrift House are dedicated to guaranteeing that all of our residents are treated with dignity, respect and attention - thus in turn enabling them to celebrate life in their new Barchester home which I feel exceptionally privileged to be a part of.
I look forward to welcoming you to Hickathrift House very soon!Get in touch Meet my team
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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.
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Your next steps to finding care
Our team are here to help you when you are ready to talk about the care and support you need. Please call our team to arrange a visit and come and take a look around our home.
Call our team
Call our team for more information about our care home and to arrange a visit. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9am-5pm.
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Our fees and contract
We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what's included in our contract.View typical fees View Our Contract Paying to live in a care home guide
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Frequently Asked Questions
What types of care does Hickathrift House Care Home offer?
Hickathrift House Care Home offers Residential care, Dementia care, Respite / Short stay.
What is Hickathrift House Care Home's CQC rating?
Hickathrift House Care Home currently has a Good rating.
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