Welcome to St. Marys Care Home
Here at St Marys in the Norwich suburb of Crostwick, residents can enjoy relaxing and taking in the fresh air in our three acres of beautiful grounds.
With the village of Spixworth in easy walking distance, residents can be at the local shops and amenities, including the bus route, in a matter of minutes. Or they may simply relax in one of our TV lounges, a quiet sitting room or enjoy the views from our lovely south-facing lounge. For a little pampering, they need only visit our in-house hair salon.
At St. Marys Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at St. Marys Care Home
Our regular activities offer something for everyone, from quizzes, bingo and skittles to newspaper discussion, crosswords, exercises, arts and crafts. We're also on the rounds of the local chiropodist.
The people who live here can get involved with the local community, including the church and schools, and be regularly entertained by outside performers. We also offer a monthly buffet tea with entertainment.
We are well cared for ladies and men carers, they a re thoughtful and polite, including the night staff.
It's a good place, we are never alone and the food is good, activities are good.
The staff and home are lovely. Mum is well looked after and happy. The home is nice and clean and the staff very helpful.
The staff looked after her well with all her needs and requests. They tried to integrate her into the dining room and lounge where possible.
Excellent home and excellent care and staff. Would thoroughly recommend to other families.
We would like to thank you all so much for the care and support that you gave our Mother over the last 10 months she was with you.
You excelled all our expectations with the level of care given from when our mother came to St Mary’s to the day that she passed away on the 12th January 2016. Sadly the public only hear the bad things about care homes, you should all be proud that your care home is excellent and it is clear that you all do care for your residents and do your very best in what must be difficult circumstances.
It is a great shame that you all are not more financially rewarded for the tasks that you undertake as you are all special people to do the job that you do and we are so grateful that you were there for us and made our mothers last months as happy and cared for as ever possible.
You touch so many people’s hearts in your work with the support that you give to the residents and their families, keep up this good work and keep St Mary’s the happy place we found it to be thanks to your wonderful staff.
My mother was against going to a care home and did not agree to go until the family was totally unable to care for her at home. Mum had bowel cancer and many other problems, toileting became a major issue. My brother and I chose St Mary's after much consideration and have blessed our choice to the day mum died. Mum was in St Mary's for 10 months in which time she was made to know and feel it was her home. Her wishes were upheld, it was clear to us that mum was treated with as much dignity and care as possible always considering mum's needs and requirements. Yes there were times when the overworked staff found it difficult but they always had a smile and nice words of encouragement when needed. My brother and I visited every day and were with mum for 10 days at the end 24 hrs a day. We saw how hard the staff worked but they still made time when we were upset to talk with us as well as mum it was obvious that they cared and showed compassion. Our sincere thanks to all carers night and day staff and management for taking such good care of our mother. You have a happy caring home keep up the good work you do a wonderful job.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at St. Marys Care Home...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of St. Marys Care Home in Crostwick. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Personal telephone
23 May 2016
Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, claimed the Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health and Learning Disability Award, beating tough competition at the Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Northern Ireland, said: “Everyone at Four Seasons wants to congratulate Lorraine on her success. She is an outstanding example in this field and her award is very well deserved.”
Lorraine qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1998, and now leads Four Seasons diverse mental health services. She is an advocate for ensuring people who have mental health issues have a voice and can make decisions enabling their independence.
Carol Cousins added: “Lorraine beat the competition in this category because of her continued hard work and dedication in this field. She has ran a number of projects which have increased people’s independence, with the ultimate goal of them living on their own or with residential support. Well done again Lorraine. We are all very proud of you.”
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13 May 2016
There have been celebrations galore, as the smell of success has been in the air at St Mary’s Care Home in Crostwick.
The first of the celebrations began when a special birthday card arrived for resident Gladys, from Her Majesty the Queen. Gladys was celebrating her 100th birthday.
Gladys spent the day celebrating with her family and friends, at a birthday party, complete with Gladys’ favourite meal. Later on, Norma Stolworthy, the Personal Activities Leader organised some entertainment, which involved a lot of singing and dancing topped off with a glass of champagne.
Gladys said: “The celebration here has been absolutely wonderful. Thank you to everyone for making me feel so special. St Mary’s is now my home from home and everyone here has made me feel extremely welcome.”
The next celebration saw Home Manager Dawn Wood present Maintenance Man Ian Wells with an award. The regional award, commends Ian for his hard work and continued dedication to his role at St Mary’s.
Dawn Wood said, “Ian is our bank maintenance man and will do his utmost to help anyone in the Norfolk area. He is an asset to St Mary’s, offering support to people new to the home. No job is ever too big or too small, and no matter what, he always applies the same high standards to any task. Congratulations Ian on this award, it is definitely well deserved. I don’t know what St Mary’s would do without you.”
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21 Dec 2015
The residents at St Marys Care Home in Crostwick were recently visited by a dog from the Pets As Therapy organisation. The residents enjoyed having the dog at the home for the afternoon – they all had a cuddle and a play with the dog.
The Pets As Therapy organisation is a charity which provides therapeutic visits to care homes, hospitals etc… They use the visits as a way of helping people by giving them the opportunity to stroke, hold, walk and cuddle the animals. This provides a calm and fun experience for people and also gives them the feeling of companionship.
Dawn Wood, Home Manager, told us “we all really enjoy these visits – it’s so lovely to see the residents stroking and talking to the animals. We have a number of animal lovers here at St Marys so it’s always nice to have an animal visit the home. Thank you to Pets As Therapy!”
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Care Home Manager
North Walsham Road, Crostwick, NR12 7BZ