Welcome to Kingfisher House Care Home

You'll find Kingfisher Care Home half a mile from the town centre of Newmarket, Cambridgeshire.

Here, our trained team members, many with NVQ qualifications, provide around the clock care. Residents and families are always at the centre of everything we do and are very actively involved in our care planning and delivery.

Our spacious refurbished property is set in its own grounds on a quiet cul-de-sac. Inside, we have several lounge areas, and large separate dining rooms.

To assist residents and our team members, there's a wide range of equipment, including electrical manual handling equipment, and ultra-modern baths. We also have a resident cat, rabbits in the garden, and several fish tanks.

People who require them are provided with electric, fully profiling beds, and active pressure-relieving mattresses.

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Life at Kingfisher House Care Home

A carer and a resident

I do appreciate all you did to make mum's stay as enjoyable as possible.

Mrs Penny Wells, Kingfisher House Care Home

I tell all who ask me, what a wonderful place Kingfisher House is, the residents are all treated so kindly by all the staff - they have got hearts of gold.

Mrs Maureen Fitzgerald, Kingfisher House Care Home

You are all wonderful people and have your residents welfare at heart. How can I begin to thank you all - day staff and night staff. You are all very special people, keep up the good work. You can not imagine what you mean to families that you help.

Mr Martyn Hayes, Kingfisher House Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Kingfisher House Care Home whether...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Kingfisher House Care Home in Newmarket. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All ensuite
  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news

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5 Jan 2018

People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.

Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.

On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.

Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.

“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.

“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”

The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.

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27 Jul 2017

Kingfisher House Care Home in Newmarket has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Kingfisher House Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them.

Marjorie Condacos, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the South East of England said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.

Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments.

The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.

The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

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27 Jun 2017

Residents at Kingfisher House Care Home in Newmarket have been having lots of fun as the care team have kept them busy with a variety of activities.

Mable Gogo, Home Manager, said: “Everyone has been having lots of fun. We’ve been holding regular exercise sessions to keep residents fit and healthy. We’ve enjoyed listening about different cultures from various people, the most recent being a chat about Romania from one of our carers.”

On top of that the home holds a monthly tea dance, has regular visits from a therapy dog and a Vicar from the Church of England who offers a variety of services to the residents.

Are you looking for a care home in Newmarket? Kingfisher House Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Kingfisher House Care Home in Newmarket, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

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Care Home Manager

Mable Gogo

St Fabians Close, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0EJ

01638 445088

01638 669929

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