Bradbury House

Braintree, Essex

Jolene Anderson

Care Home Manager

At Bradbury House care home in Essex, we enjoy an enviable reputation for delivering the very highest standards of care in a homely and friendly environment. We are currently able to offer residential care for up to 20 elderly people.

  • Our very first home!
  • Small, friendly and homely atmosphere
  • Convenient town centre location with excellent community links
  • The highest standards of care
  • An excellent reputation
  • Residential care – short and long term packages
  • Regular outings and activities

Our commitment to care

Our care home offers a full range of residential care support – including trial stays, short stay and convalescent care, as well as long-term care.

Care is provided closely in line with each resident’s person centred care plan, this not only details specific healthcare needs, but also important events that have happened so far in their lives, and preferences in every day aspects of life. We appreciate the positive impact that family involvement can have in a residential care setting and we welcome active involvement and feedback from family members.

Bradbury House retains the services of a local general practitioner, district nurses, chiropodist, optician and pharmacy to ensure that the professional nursing and healthcare team are supported to deliver continuity in every aspect of the care we provide.

Our professional Care Team work closely with residents to ensure everyone who wishes to can play an active role in the day to day activities at the home. We have dedicated Activities Coordinators who ensure there is a broad range of events for residents to participate in – from keep-fit classes and creative activities to day trips.

Bradbury House Care Home

Located in the heart of the historic town of Braintree, Bradbury House is the very first retirement home in the Caring Homes family. Our home dates back in part to the 17th Century and, following a comprehensive conversion, retains many original features. We provide a superb residential care setting that marks our home as one of the most sought after care homes in Braintree.

We’re renowned for our home-from-home environment at Bradbury House. Period features, such as wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace in the living room, contribute to the home’s comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. We always encourage residents to bring important personal possessions to help make their rooms their own.

Our location

Bradbury House care home has very strong local community links, and our residents regularly enjoy the many amenities Braintree has to offer – including visits to the many nearby coffee and tea shops, the museum and our local theatre.

Visiting us

We operate an open visiting policy at Bradbury House, helping residents and loved ones to visit at time which are most convenient for them.

Accreditation

As the Home Manager at Bradbury House, I have a qualified nursing background and lead my dedicated Care Team in providing the highest standards of person-centred care. Our home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission, with both ISO 9001/2000 and Hospitality Assured accreditation.

Care Facilities

To promote optimum health in our residents, a personalised nutrition plan is created for each individual, with specific dietary needs taken into account.
Our trusted and well-liked visiting physiotherapist is available to treat and advise our residents.
Our local, assigned GP is able to visit our site to treat and advise any of our residents.
A visiting occupational therapist ensures each resident's particular needs are met in our facility.
The regular team of visiting nurses are able to provide guidance, support and treatment to our residents.
Residents can relax in our tidy and clean environment, without lifting a finger, thanks to our dedicated daily cleaning service team.
Our laundry is handled in-house, meaning residents do not have the hassle of washing and drying clothing and linen themselves.
We use a friendly registered mental health nurse, who residents are familiar with and trust.
We are proud to hold Hospitality Assured Accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to outstanding service and resident care.
Our dedicated Internal Quality Assurance Team ensure our accreditations are maintained and these high standards are reflected across the facility.
Once we have reviewed the results of the pre-admission assessment, Individual Care Plans are carefully created and a detailed approach to every resident's care is formulised.
Telephone and face to face advice is available to any resident with bladder or bowel concerns. Patients do not need to be incontinent to receive this information.
Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.

Room Facilities

Residents can use en-suite facilities with added peace of mind with an emergency call point.
We provide step-free, non-slip showers, which are safe and convenient for our residents.
For sanitary reasons and convenience, residents are provided with their own personal basin.
An en-suite WC and basin is provided for the convenience of our residents.
Private bathroom and shower facilities are offered to all residents, so they don't have the inconvenience of sharing, or waiting to use the washroom.
For added safety and peace of mind, secure grab rails have been fitted in washrooms.
The ultimate in luxury, our divan beds provide a good night's sleep as well as plenty of storage for residents.
Residents can enjoy cross ventilation, improved daylight and a range of views, thanks to our double aspect bedrooms.
Residents and guests can enjoy peace of mind in the sanctuary of our secure patio area.
Residents are able to enjoy all their favourite television shows and films, thanks to our modern television sets.
The full range of Freeview stations, including popular channels such as Challenge and Film4, can be enjoyed by all our residents.
Clean, well-maintained furniture can be provided for residents to enjoy their own fully-furnished bedroom without the hassle of sourcing and moving in appropriate furniture.
Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture to personalise their space and create their own homely environment.
Our facility walls are colour contrasted to ease residents' navigation around the centre.
Our wall switches contrast to the wall colour, so they can be located quickly and easily.
Residents can take advantage of the flexibility of free WIFI in their bedrooms, for added privacy and convenience.
Window limiters ensure residents are safe and secure at all times, whilst still allowing fresh air into the rooms.
Padded headboards aid residents who want to sit up in bed, read and relax in comfort.
Private documents and cherished belongings can be kept secure in each resident's individual safe.
Residents can relax and sleep easy, knowing their rooms are fitted with reliable, professionally-fitted locks. These recommended locks are safe and appropriate for our residents.
Bright walls and high contrast carpets are used throughout our facility to help residents find their way around the building.
To reduce anxiety and support patients' independent living skills, we have installed toilets which are visible from the bed.
Classic fixtures and fittings, such as traditional taps, bath plugs and light switches have been introduced to the facility to help reduce confusion.
Only non-toxic, thornless flowers and shrubs have been planted in our gardens. This reduces the risk of residents harming themselves.

Indoor Facilities

Our simple to use nurse call system allows residents access to a qualified nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our friendly receptionist is on hand to answer any queries throughout the working week.
Our reception desk is always manned, with a knowledgeable weekend receptionist available to help.
Visitors have access to their own, fully serviced toilet facilities.
We offer full use of our modern hair salon, staffed by qualified stylists, to all residents.
Residents are can keep in touch with friends and family all over the world, as well as browse the internet, thanks to our reliable broadband, offered at no extra cost.
Being able to enjoy great food is one of the simple pleasures in life. We offer a quiet, private area for residents to enjoy their meals.
Every bathroom has been designed to make it easier to use for our residents' specific needs.
Residents can enjoy the luxury of a warm shower in their own safe, assisted shower room.
A modern, spacious and regularly serviced lift is available for use to all residents and visitors.
A room where all our residents can keep up to date with their favourite soaps and take pleasure in watching shows and films with their friends.
Residents can relax with a book and a cool drink on our outdoor terrace, complete with comfortable furniture.
Light, airy and temperature controlled dining rooms make the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy their meals.
Residents have the option of eating meals in their own room, thanks to our popular and reliable room service.
Regardless of the time of day, our residents will not go hungry, thanks to our round the clock snack menu, offering healthy and filling food choices.
Our popular themed food events are a great talking point amongst our residents and add a touch of fun and variety to mealtimes.
A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste.
Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.
We offer a wide range of external trips, to the seaside, shopping centres, National Trust sites and other local areas of interest.
To assist with hearing in difficult environments, such as a theatre or church, we offer audio induction loops to our residents who use hearing aids.
Gently sloped floors and wide access routes make our centre wholly wheelchair accessible.
Safe, modern hoists are used by our trained staff to make activities such as getting into bed easy and comfortable for residents.
Cats and dogs are welcome in our centre, providing friendship and a special kind of therapy to our residents.
Our fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and sprinkler systems are serviced bi-annually by an external provider to ensure they are fully functioning and safe.
Our in-house laundry team ensure every resident's laundry needs are catered for, so they don't have to worry about washing clothing or bedding.
Wonky shelves, dripping taps and a host of other odd jobs can be fixed quickly and efficiently by our friendly in-house handyman.
Residents can always experience bright, airy rooms and an unobstructed view of the outside world, thanks to our visiting window cleaners.
Our well-loved visiting library service allows residents to enjoy all manner of reading and audio books, free of charge.
Residents are able to worship and practise their own religion in our facility, with the support of our visiting multi-faith clergy.
Gentle, relaxing ambient music helps maintain a calm and welcoming environment for our residents.
State of the art computer facilities and tablets are available for use by our residents. We also offer support to those residents needing guidance with these devices.
An independent care fee planning advisory service is available to all residents, providing unbiased information and guidance.
A range of daily newspapers are offered to our residents, so they can keep up to date with local and international news.

Outdoor Facilities

We offer a safe place for friends and family to park their car whilst visiting loved ones.
Our friendly animals in our secure smallholding offer a unique experience for animal-lovers.
We are conveniently located near a bus stop, offering easy access for visitors and residents using the local transport facilities.
A local train station means we are conveniently located for friends and family travelling by railway.
Our listed building is full of grandeur and steeped in history, providing a beautiful, traditional home for our residents.
The smooth contours and fresh, electric feel of an urban environment make this a place full of energy and life.
A regular and comfortable minibus service is offered to residents wanting to explore local towns and visitor centres.
Residents can enjoy the tranquillity and peace of our extensive gardens, which are fully secure and regularly risk assessed.
Friends and family are able to visit loved ones at any time they choose. We offer 100% visiting time flexibility.

Manager's Profile

As Manager of Bradbury House, I lead my professional and compassionate Care Team in delivering the highest level of residential care for up to 21 residents.

I have worked in elderly care for the past seven years, in which time I have gained experience in supporting people living with dementia. I’ve now completed a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and am currently working towards my NVQ Level 5 in Management & Leadership.

This wide-ranging experience has equipped me well for my role at Bradbury House, where I work hard to ensure that those in my care lead happy and fulfilling lives, whilst maintaining choice over the care and support they receive.

I strongly believe that a hands-on approach is essential in creating a safe, warm and homely atmosphere where our residents can maintain their independence.

As someone who is dedicated to best practice in elderly care, I also believe in maintaining strong relationships with residents and their relatives, and I understand the important contribution that these relationships make to the successful running of a care home.

I live locally and enjoy running, dancing and spending time with my family when away from work.

Jolene Anderson

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Our Address

New Street
Braintree
Essex
CM7 1ES

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