St Thomas Care Home

St Thomas Close, Basingstoke, RG21 5NW  Map View

St Thomas Care Home in Basingstoke

St Thomas was converted from a beautiful Victorian home and is set within tranquil landscaped gardens. It is also ideally situated within walking distance of Basingstoke, which offers a good selection of shops, restaurants, leisure activities and transport links.

Dementia Care

St Thomas has a dedicated Memory Lane Community that provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines ensuring the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us.

Staff undertake specialist dementia care training developed by our team of Dementia Care Specialists and academic partners, the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University. Together they ensure our training programmes are informed by the very latest thinking. We ensure that the people we support feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full.

Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult and we have created a guide to showcase how we ‘Enrich the lives of people living with dementia’ in our care home.

We aim to improve the quality of life for every resident living in our home. Our commitment to the individuals we support can be seen across the board, not only in our care, but in our cooking, hospitality and activities. Our skilled chefs are passionate about providing nutritious and delicious meals, whilst our full-time activities coordinators organise an extensive activities programme, with something to every residents' interests and needs.

We think you’ll find us ideally suited to meet your needs, so why not arrange a visit and experience our home for yourself?

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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Types of care

We provide care for people living with dementia, and the first step to providing support is by getting to know who they are. Dementia is something they live with but is not what defines them as a person; we aim to encourage and empower those we support and help them maintain as much independence as possible through a range of meaningful care and lifestyle activities.

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Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Services for under 65

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Read our brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support.

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A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Read our brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for more information on our support.

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Facilities

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

On-site

  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity classes
  • Conservatory
  • Day trips

Accessibility

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

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed

Our Team

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

Maggie Zbroch

General Manager

Hello, my name is Maggie and I am the General Manager here at St Thomas. Welcome to our website!

My experience shows me that sharing love and providing a person centred approach can have great therapeutic results, making people comfortable and happy. My team and I bring this approach in to the daily care of our residents here at St Thomas’s care home, seeing my residents smile always make me smile.

Qualifying as a Nurse in 2012 at London University, I started my career at the Royal Berkshire Hospital on the orthopaedic and surgical wards, advancing to Senior Clinical and then Ward Manager. Experience on an acute elderly ward increased my passion for elderly and dementia care. This is when I decided to move into the private care sector. 

I believe the care home environment is the best place for me to deliver person centered dementia care and implement great practice, in a homely environment that is supporting residents to live a fulfilled life. This also gives me the chance to work closely with loved ones to ensure they are sharing a happy journey along side their relative. 

I chose to come to Barchester as I felt their values matched mine when it came to providing high quality care in the luxury environment that all our residents deserve. 

I joined St Thomas' care home after a professional visit where I fell in the love with the home and its residents and decided that I wanted to continue my career here. 

I am very excited for the future of the home, I love our unique chapel and beautiful gardens.

My door is always open for residents and families so please feel free to come by.   

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Life at St Thomas Care Home

Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events

activities

Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and Facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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St Thomas Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Requires improvement

06 May 2020

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Our response to our latest inspection

In our CQC inspection, which took place at the start of 2020, we received 2 'Good' ratings for Caring and Responsive. A number of changes have been made since then and we hope to be inspected again soon.

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Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Requires improvement
Safe Requires improvement
Well-led Requires improvement