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, dressing...
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
27 Apr 2016
At the start of the year, Cyd Akerill, Resident Experience Support Manager was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen for her contribution to nursing.
Back in March, Cyd travelled to Buckingham Palace to receive her award. She told us this about her day.
“I was very honoured and humbled to receive my award. Meeting the Queen is a memory I hope I never lose. The day itself was lovely, I can’t even begin to describe it. All the staff at the palace made the day extra special, and treated everyone like it was their first investiture they’ve ever had. I had a lovely day and it’s an honour to receive this award.”
Everyone at Four Seasons congratulates you on you award Cyd!
24 Mar 2016
Monday 21st March marked World Poetry Day, and all of our homes across the United Kingdom have been in the wax lyrical mood, either creating poetry of their own, listening to or reciting some of their favourite sonnets, haikus and limericks.
Poems have been flooding in from all corners of the UK, showcasing the talented residents, families and teams in the homes. We've put a link to a selection of the poems at the bottom of this page.
The homes celebrated World Poetry Day in various different ways.
Edgewater Care Home in Donaghadee created a poetry wall board, showcasing some of the poems written by residents, relatives and the team.
Residents and their families all got creative at South Park Care Home in York. There were numerous beautiful poems penned. A lovely short one written by a resident’s grandchild read: “The most romantic love story, is not Romeo and Juliet. But my grandpa and Grandma, who grew old together.”
Visitors to Meadowbrook Care Home in Oswestry helped residents to get into the poetry mood. Students from Trefonen Primary School visited in the morning and recited poems for the residents. In the afternoon staff from the library came in to read war poems. One of the residents, Hazel Blackwell, took centre stage and recited her favourite poem ‘Kingfisher’
Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy also welcomed local primary school children from Dunnikier into their home. The young children (aged 8 and 9) recited poems that they’d written for the residents all inspired by spring. Once the children had finished reciting, it was the residents turn to teach the youngsters some poems they’d learnt when they were at school.
Meanwhile at Laganvale Care Home in Moira, residents, relatives and the team all worked together to create a poetry tree showcasing people’s favourite poems, in a different decorative style.
Church and Manor View Care Home in Doncaster, had some very special guests on Monday. The Mayor and Mayoress of Doncaster attended their poetry recital. They both recited their favourite poems to the residents, and then settled down for some afternoon tea.
One of the residents from Courtenay House in Kings Lynn treated everyone to her rendition of her very own poem ‘How Well I can remember the cottage on the hill’. She was awarded with a visit from the Easter bunny (part of the home’s pet therapy session), who felt at home on her lap.
Local poet Tony Hillier visited Ladymead Care Home in Swindon, and entertained residents with his very energetic recital.
Residents from Ty Hafod in Capel Llanillterne got all dressed up for their poetry recital, whilst residents at Roseworth Lodge Care Home in Stockton-on-tees, Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham and many others got all wax lyrical and created their own poems.
Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster celebrated their World Poetry Day by inviting a special guest to come along to the home to recite some of his lovely poems to our residents, relatives, team and friends of Flower Park. Former Denaby Main miner Benny Wilkinson (86) is known as the 'Conisbrough Poet' after writing hundreds of poems relating to places and events around Mexborough where he grew up and later Denaby and Conisbrough. Benny has been awarded the Radio Sheffield Poet Laureate award and the 'Pride in Doncaster Lifetime Achievement' award. We all had a lovely afternoon full of laughter brought on by listening to Benny’s poems and humurous stories from yesteryears.
Woodview Care Home in Lincoln invited one of our local schools to bring some of the students in for a poetry recital. About 30 children came in to recite some of their favourite poems, and even some poems they had written themselves. Our residents were thrilled to have the students in and there was lots of applause and even laughter at the funnier poems. It was a lovely afternoon with a lot of smiling faces. One of the residents loved it so much she had her photograph taken with some of the children. She also gave them a little sing song, reciting a favourite war time song.
Meanwhile Sycamore & Poplars Care Centre in Mansfield had their own little event to support our budding poets. They invited some local school children to create and read their own poems to residents. Being so close to Easter they themed their poems around Easter/Spring. A lovely afternoon was had by all!
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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North Walsham Road, Crostwick, NR12 7BZ