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Avocet Court

Avocet Court Care Home, Monmouth Close, Ipswich, England, IP2 8RS, United Kingdom
Features & Benefits
24-hour care
Activities 7 days a week
Cafe
Dining Room
Disabled W/C Facilities
Duty Manager 7 Days
Electric Profiling Bed
En-suite rooms
Free WiFi
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Activities at our residential and dementia care home, Suffolk

Making every moment matter is as important to us as the standard of care we deliver. Here at Avocet Court, we focus on ensuring that our residents’ needs are at the heart of everything we do. When a new resident joins us, we take some time to understand their life stories, and hobbies and learn about the important people in their lives. This helps us to support our residents in living life the way they choose, and always with laughter and love.

Our residents are encouraged to bring their personal belongings, including furniture, from home. Our maintenance team is on hand to help, by hanging pictures and photographs to create a ‘home from home’.

Regular feedback forums enable residents and their loved ones to suggest experiences, outings or events, to ensure that our activities programme is varied, enjoyable, and reflects the choices and interests of our residents.

Avocet Court is one of the top residential, respite, rehab, nursing, palliative, and dementia care homes, Suffolk. It is very important that our activities programmes are accessible and promote inclusivity. We continuously adapt and review programmes for the changing needs of our residents. You can view an example activity calendar here.

We are constantly striving for new and creative ways to meet the physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of our residents – some of them even star in our brochure! Our clubs and activities include gardening, exercise classes, quizzes, and church services. We nurture links with local schools and nurseries, churches, and businesses to enhance our resident experience. We also know how to throw a good party – residents and team members can often be found dancing and singing along to live entertainment!

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Nutrition at our residential and dementia care home, Suffolk

As one of the leading nursing homes in Ipswich, our freshly home cooked meals play a central role in the resident experience. Here at Avocet Court, seasonal menus are designed with the help of our residents at regular food forums.

Menus can be easily adapted to ensure we cater for all dietary needs. If the residents fancy something a little different, we’re pleased to be able to further enhance our menus by offering light bites and alternative choices.

We work closely with local suppliers to make sure we have the very best quality produce to offer, and our creative kitchen team enjoy using food to offer new experiences and world cuisines to the residents.

You can see an example menu here.

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Meet the Home Manager
Each of our care homes has a home manager, Hospitality Services Manager and designated Clinical Care Leaders. These key members work together to keep the home in check and running smoothly.
Ruth Garnham
General Manager, Avocet Court Care Home, Ipswich

Ruth is part of the furniture here at Avocet Court. Having started with us in April 1994, Ruth was originally interviewed for a role as a bank housekeeper.

Ruth quickly moved through the ranks, to become head housekeeper, worked in laundry, as a training and admin assistant, and as Deputy before taking on her current role as General Manager.

Ruth loves her job because every day is different. Outside of work, Ruth has two daughters and a granddaughter.

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Being sustainable and reducing our impact goes hand in hand with our mission to provide exceptional care to our residents. Since 2021 we’ve planted 5 trees for every new resident and we continuously work to source our food locally, improve our efficiency and much more.

You can find out much more about what we do on our sustainability page here.

24 hour care, most activities, all meals and non-alcoholic drinks are all included in your fee.

There’s a cost for:

  • Toiletries
  • Beauty treatments like massages, nails and hair dressing.
  • Some outings.
  • Some alcoholic drinks.
  • Subscriptions for papers, magazines, premium TV channels and phone lines

There may be other chargeable fees, but your home will let you know about these. For more information please visit our FAQ page here.

Weekly Fee Guidance*:

Our fees at Avocet Court typically range from £1,050 to £1,600 per week depending on specific care needs.

* Please note that fees are for guidance and are subject to assessment of care needs and room choice

At Avocet Court it is always our priority to protect those who live and work within our home. We have strict infection control procedures in place for when any infectious disease strikes. This includes isolating residents and implementing a team of Infection Control Champions within our home. To find out more, please click here.