St Mary's Court Care Home, Braintree, Essex
St Mary’s Court Care Home in Bocking, near Braintree, in Essex offers you a warm and welcoming home and the highest quality dementia, specialist and nursing care.
Our multi-award winning team has been recognised regionally and nationally for the activities we provide, nutrition and hydration, housekeeping, leadership, employment practices and training. The CQC has rated us as Good in all areas and Outstanding for our Leadership.
Introducing St Mary’s Court Care Home in Bocking
St Mary’s Court Care Home provides expert dementia, specialist and nursing care for up to 89 people within four separate units. We care for:
We have a highly trained team and above average staffing levels and our ethos of Kindness, Comfort and Respect ensures residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Plenty on offer at St Mary’s Court
We offer fantastic facilities in a warm and friendly homely environment, with plenty of activities, entertainment and 10-acres of beautiful, secure grounds to walk around. We also have a superb hairdressing salon.
Each of our four units has a dining room with lots of choice on the menu, or people can eat in their own room if they prefer. Our first-class catering team has won awards for nutrition and hydration. All food and drink is included in our all-inclusive packages.
I just wanted to say thank God there are people like you working in the care system that give us the knowledge that not everyone is bad. I thank my lucky stars that you were on Ash unit to look after Ian and care and protect him. Now I truly know you are my guardian angel.
Ian is at home this weekend. He doesn’t speak much now, just the odd word, but he likes me to sing to him and he tries to join in. I don’t think we will be hitting the big time with our voices!!!! I just love being around him – he is my hero and I love him. I hope you and your family are well and happy. Thank you for being you. Lots of love, Jane”
“The staff are not only professional in their approach, they are also very personable and it’s clear they do actually care above all else. The facilities and organisation are first rate. The buildings and grounds are well maintained and reflect the high standards of care taken throughout the care village. My wife’s dignity is respected at all times and her comfort is always the main focus.”
“I’ve been at the home for nearly 18 months, I know what it’s all about and would recommend the above home because I like it very much and I’m happy here.”
The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff team are always our top priorities. We have therefore put in place robust and comprehensive contingency plans to prepare for, and respond to, the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. Our plans will be kept under regular review and updated as advised by the Government, Public Health England and associated advisory bodies.
This page details the latest guidance from Sonnet Care Homes about the steps we are taking in St Mary’s Court and The New Deanery Care Homes. This information is intended for our residents, their family and friends, our staff team, and any other potential visitors to our care homes.
For comprehensive information about the coronavirus itself, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
As a preventative measure we have asked all visitors, including family members and friends, not to visit our care homes until further notice. We have not taken this decision lightly and appreciate that this may cause concern for some, but we feel that this is a necessary step to take.
Please be assured that we will maintain close telephone contact with regular visitors/nominated representatives, and that all information is being communicated as needed. Equally we have reassured all families and friends that they can telephone at any time, and where possible they will be able to speak directly with residents. We have also set up Facebook messaging and Skype so that residents can have face time with their loved ones if they choose.
In addition, visits from the local community and external entertainment into the homes have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Our staff team will do all they can to ensure that life in the homes remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. We will still ensure that vital medical or nursing visits are made. These essential visitors are told not to enter if they have any symptoms of Covid-19, if they live with anyone who is displaying symptoms, if they have returned from overseas in the previous 14 days. The team will ensure that essential visitors wash their hands thoroughly and use hand sanitiser on entering the home.
Our staff team will continue to take universal infection control precautions to manage the risks in the homes and to safeguard the health and well-being of our residents and staff team. Our training team will support staff to refresh their infection control and hand washing training, and alcohol hand sanitiser is available in each reception area and various locations around the homes.
We have cancelled all mini-bus outings (with the exception of short rides out which do not require residents to get off the bus), and residents are being asked to stay on site. The only reason for leaving site being to seek urgent medical care. We have cancelled any non-urgent appointments for the next 2 weeks and will keep this under review.
We have identified key personnel to lead our response to the Coronavirus outbreak. This team is meeting as often as is necessary to plan and coordinate our actions using the most up to date advice and information available.
Our contingency plan includes, but is not limited to, details of:
We all need to be prepared for short to medium term inconveniences and changes to the way we are used to doing things and seeing things done. How this looks and feels may change, but we want to use this communication to prepare you for some measures which may be necessary.
We may need to:
We understand that there is much uncertainty, and that information is changing daily, and we will do all we can to keep everyone up to date.
This is, and will continue to be, a joint effort and we thank you very much for your support and cooperation.
If you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Julia Clinton, CEO Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Pike, Home Manager, St Mary’s Court Terri.email@example.com
Jane Sadowski, Home Manager, The New Deanery Jane.firstname.lastname@example.org