Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9YQ
Making a difference
Setting the standard for care
At St Georges we do things a little differently than
most other care homes.
We believe this is your home and we would like
you to treat it exactly like home. There are no
fixed visiting hours so friends and family can
come and see you as usual.
Our residents decide what to do and when to do it,
just as they would at home, and when some help,
support and care is needed, that’s fine too.
St Georges is a purpose built care home registered
for 35 elderly residents and offers residential and
dementia care. St Georges has been built to a high
standard with great care taken to ensure it is a
At St Georges each of our residents are registered
at the local practice where their own doctor will
come to visit them in the home.
We welcome both long and short-term residents
and offer respite care.
“When I arrived I was made to feel welcome
straight away. Everyone is so supportive and
friendly – it’s just like being surrounded by
my own friends”
Choosing the right home
Being able to offer residential and dementia care,
St Georges is able to meet your changing needs as
they arise, to ensure your long-term peace of mind.
Making the right choice is essential when selecting a
home and there are many factors to consider. But at
the end of the day, what’s important is for you to feel
‘at home’ in comfortable surroundings and to be
confident in the professionally-structured care.
Often we feel most at home with our personal
belongings around us, so at St Georges we invite you
to bring small items of furniture, ornaments, pictures,
photographs and special mementos to make it your
You will have your own spacious suite with en-suite
facilities and we will do everything possible to make
sure you feel at home and happy.
On arrival at St Georges we will introduce you to our
team of staff and there will be someone to assist you
whilst you settle in. You will also be welcome to hold
a tea party. This is an opportunity to invite family and
friends to see your new home – rather like a house-
“Soon after arriving, my daughter and her
family came to help me celebrate my
birthday and stayed for tea. A beautiful
birthday cake had been prepared by the
team of staff. My grandchildren thought it
was wonderful and asked if they could come
St Georges – a real community
Our aim is that you will be able to do just about
everything you enjoyed at home and if you would
like to, a little more.
Many of our residents find they can rekindle old
hobbies and interests with the help of our
Gardening is a pastime enjoyed by many of our
residents and some have taken up new activities.
Our Activities Co-ordinator ensures that there is
always something of interest going on.
Just how involved you want to be is entirely up to
you, and for those who prefer, it is always
possible to find a quiet spot to read a good book,
listen to music, or simply relax in the garden.
Some of our residents are regular churchgoers and
we have a regular service at St Georges with our
local chaplain, for all denominations.
“The gardens are a delight and I have spent
many happy hours enjoying the lovely plants
and shrubs, not to mention the birds and
butterflies they attract”
A little bit of what you fancy!
Just imagine a little bit of what you fancy, prepared
by our homes catering staff, who delight in seeing
residents really enjoy their food.
Our homemade dishes are made using fresh fruit and
vegetables, and naturally the manager would be
happy to discuss any special dietary requirements.
Each day we serve morning coffee with biscuits and
afternoon tea with delicious homemade cakes. Snacks
too are available during the day.
We don’t expect residents always to eat in the dining
room. Breakfast in bed may be an irresistible way to
start the day, or on fine days, dining outside in the
garden may be your preference. It’s your choice.
It is important for everyone to keep in touch with
their family and friends, and you are welcome to
invite your visitors to St Georges. On special
occasions and for more intimate gatherings, catering
can be arranged for you to host a small luncheon or
A team that really cares
The homely feel at St Georges is nurtured by our
staff. Our team have been carefully selected not only
for their professional ability, but also because of their
dedication and commitment to making a difference by
helping everyone in the home to have a happy and
Our team of Carers provide 24-hour, round-the-clock
care and support for each resident according to their
We look beyond age and see a lifetime of experience,
knowledge and memories which can be shared and
cherished within the community of St Georges
Living with Dementia
– A guide for relatives
At St Georges we are dedicated to older people
who are living with dementia. Our team of staff
are very experienced in helping residents get the
most out of life and feel totally at home in a
warm, understanding, safe and caring
We are highly skilled in caring for older people
living with the experience of dementia and
helping them to feel safe, happy and part of the
community at St Georges.
You may have wondered how it is that your
relative can remember so vividly what happened
years ago, what they were doing, how they felt at
the time and what they were exciting about, yet
they may struggle to remember what happened
only a few hours ago.
Through training and many years’ experience we
know how to respond and are able to help each
and every one of our residents to feel comfortable
with their thoughts and feelings whilst gently
stimulating their thought process with dedicated
By getting to know each resident well, we find
ways to enable them to have enjoyable days
which include favourite activities. Each resident
will have their own personal care plan which will
not only look at their care, nutrition and hydration
needs, but also their personal likes and dislikes
and the things that make them feel good.
We will involve immediate family, relatives and
friends when deciding on the best care plan and at
the same time our dedicated team can provide
help, support and understanding for everyone
trying to deal with the effect that dementia can
have on someone they are close to.
We provide gentle prompts to help with short-
term memory loss. We believe the memories,
experiences and stories we hear about life
sometimes fifty or sixty years age, often with
amazing clarity like it was yesterday, are
priceless. We also consider it to be an honour to
share these memories and to work with our
The team of staff are all trained in mental health
and the success of our approach can be only truly
experienced with a resident joins us at St Georges.
We understand how difficult it can be caring for
someone living with the experience of dementia at
home and it is our aim to make St Georges feel
like home as quickly as possible. Residents are
encouraged to bring pictures, photographs,
ornaments and small item of furniture to make
their room feel like home. There are no fixed
visiting hours so you care welcome to visit just as
you would have done before.
St Georges can provide just about all the benefits
of living at home but with a few extras that can
make a world of difference to the quality of life
for people living with the experience of dementia.
The next step
Our brochure can only provide a flavour of everything St
Georges has to offer. To fully appreciate the warm, friendly
and caring atmosphere of our home, we invite you, your
relatives and friends to visit us at any time and as often as
you wish before making your choice.
If you would like to contact us before your visit with any
questions you may have, please call us on 01502 716700
We look forward to welcoming you
when you visit St Georges where it will
be our pleasure to personally show
St Georges Care Home
St Georges Road, Beccles Suffolk NR34 9YQ
Tel: 01502 716700 Fax: 01502 710228