Don't know what type of care you need? Let us help.

Below are some descriptions of care terms you may have heard. Please have a read, then feel free to contact the care home manager Marie Smale here at Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbury, to chat through the specific options we have available.

Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This might include those with long-term conditions, those who need rehabilitation, or those with physical disabilities.

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home may be best, depending on each individual. Our experienced teams understand the challenges of living with dementia and are trained to look beyond the dementia diagnosis and to see the person, understand them, and help them live their lives as closely as possible to the way they always have.

Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Catchpole Court Care Home whether they need residential, nursing or dementia care - for shorter periods of time: days or weeks rather than months. Respite care is also suitable for those recovering from illness or a hospital stay.

End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time. Our caring and compassionate teams can give residents and their families all the time, space and help they need during this difficult period.

Specialist care

Catchpole Court Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs, including:

  • Neuro disability

"Catchpole Court does not have en-suites or posh furniture, but it clearly concentrates on what is the really important thing, and that is excellent care. There is a registered nurse there at all times that keeps tabs on each resident’s health on a day to day basis. All the staff seem very capable and committed, and interact well with the residents, so they contribute much more than just the physical care. Each resident is treated very much as an individual, with their likes/dislikes, interests, hobbies, etc taken on board. The food is ‘home cooked’ every day, it is good quality and nutritious, there is a good variety, and residents have a choice. This feels as much like a home as it could do for my dad, not an institution. There is a dedicated organiser of social events and activities. The home arranges outside care such as hairdressing and chiropody without the need for relatives’ involvement (except to pay the extra small charges). The rooms are nicely decorated, very clean and with adequate furniture and a basin, and they have a nice big window. The home does not smell! I believe that if you asked any resident, they would say they are happy there. I so appreciate the fact that the rest of my dad’s family can live our lives in the knowledge that he is being well cared for. Before he went there, I did not realise that such good homes existed. I am sure that my dad feels well cared for, valued and respected as a person, and safe. This really is an excellent care home for residents with dementia and/or with limited mobility and/or medical conditions. There are also some residents that do not appear to fit into those categories and who seem to be very happy. Please note that what I have said relates to Constable Unit, as I have no experience of Gainsborough Unit."

Elizabeth Day, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home