Beech house in Halesworth provides residential care to 49 clients and has specialist registration for those living with dementia.
Beech house was purpose built in 1968 to offer residential care to older people and is within 5 minutes walking distance of local facilities. The home is in the small market town of Halesworth in rural Suffolk midway between Ipswich and Norwich and is close to the East Suffolk coastal towns of Southwold and Lowestoft. Halesworth is an historic town offering a pedestrianised shopping centre, a train station and good public and community bus links to all the major towns.
On entering Beech House you are greeted with a light, fresh, friendly and homely atmosphere. Residents have the choice to seek informal company in our communal sitting rooms or choose to stay within their own rooms or alternatively use the quiet sitting areas around Beech House for more private times. Relatives are encouraged to visit and again can use the quiet sitting areas if they wish.
We have an activities co-ordinator on a daily basis who encourages resident participation either in groups or on an individual basis with a full range of social and physical activities which can include reminiscence workshops or individual hobbies such as gardening, outings, exercise classes and family history sessions. Being part of a small community, we actively encourage people to maintain connections with and participate in local events and clubs.
We have a fully secure courtyard with raised gardens and a summer house for residents to spend time in. Often summer encourages outdoor activities such as barbeques, treasure hunts and picnics.
As part of our ongoing development programme we are in the process of creating a library, a shop and an internet cafe for residents to run and use themselves. We are also working with local services in creating a landscaped sensory garden with patio, paved walkways and raised gardens designed specifically for our residents and their needs.
Please contact me for any further information or to arrange a visit, Sonia Sherwood Home Manager.
Testimonials from service users:
"The care you receive at Beech House is really good and all the staff are really freindly and if the cooking was not as good as it is I would not have the weight problems I do!"
"This is like home from home here, the only difference being I see more people. If you want to join in with others theres always something going on here whether it be an outing, party or activity".