Welcome to Oak Manor Nursing Home Dereham, Norfolk

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We have bedrooms of varying aspects and encourage residents to personalise their room to make it feel homely.
Whether you are looking for a light snack or dinner, our dining rooms are ideal for enjoying your food with other residents as company.
Enjoy time outside in the landscaped gardens, ideal for relaxing and meeting family when they visit.

Key Information

We make sure each resident experiences care that's as unique as they are. Which is why we offer a range of care types and duration for individuals or couples.

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Keeping things personal

At Oak Manor Nursing Home

The comfortable surroundings at Oak Manor Nursing Home are matched by the standard of care our team brings residents. We love learning as much as we can about the people we care for, so your loved one’s time is tailored to their individual needs, interests and preferences. This can be as small as knowing when they like to wake up, to how they like their tea, and everything in between.

We give as much independence as possible, letting individuals choose how to run the home and if they prefer dinner in front of the TV, or even dusting their own room, we’ll make it happen. Just as putting their own stamp on their bedroom, we’ll help them to personalise it with the things they love.

Keep doing what you love

At Oak Manor Nursing Home, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy – from arts and crafts to relaxation, our packed schedule of events and activities, to picnics in the garden. And if residents prefer to spend one-on-one time with a member of the team, they can read the paper, pop to the shops or have a pint in the local pub. We have strong connections with the Dereham community, many of our residents invite them to join in our activities or even run their own here.

Meet the Manager

Laura Smith

I have always wanted to work in care, it is my passion and I feel extremely fortunate to be the Home Manager at Oak Manor.

I began my career in care by volunteering at a nursing home and was offered a job to work around my studies in the kitchen and as a domestic. I loved every second of care home life and started as a full-time carer at 18. As I became a senior carer, I decided I would fulfil my dream of becoming a nurse, studying adult nursing and gained a first-class degree with my final placement on a medical ward for elderly patients.

Since then, I have worked as an RGN, Senior Nurse, Clinical Lead and Clinical Deputy Manager and Home Manager in care homes. I have since also completed my NVQ level 5 in Leadership and Management. As a qualified nurse I drive the highest standards of person-centred care. Although I love being a nurse I also love being a manager, with the ability to influence positive change which I get great satisfaction from.

Getting to know the people we care for, seeing them happy and improving their lives holistically is one of my greatest motivations. Our residents must always be centre of all we do.

The whole team at Oak Manor really and truly care for our residents and have 100% commitment to provide the highest levels of care. Spending time with both our residents and my team, as one big family, makes every day special.

We are here for you and your loved ones every step of the way to help and will do all we can to put our residents and their families at ease. The most important thing is that they are happy.

Things you need to know

The types of care we provide

Living well with Dementia

We are proud to be the only care home group to have our own unique award-winning dementia training ‘My World’ which is accredited by City and Guilds. It highlights the importance of meaningful activities and a stimulating environment for people living with dementia, in addition to addressing clinical aspects of care.

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  • Address
    Dereham Road, Scarning
    Dereham, Norfolk
    NR19 2PG
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    • The nearest railway station is Mid Norfolk Railway Dereham Station
    • The nearest bus stop is Church, less than a five-minute walk away.
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Any questions?
Call us free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Last year we helped over 5,000 families find the right care with free advice on anything from funding care to finding the right home and moving in.

We can help with advice on paying for care and how funding works. We can check availability in all of our homes and send you the latest brochure. If you'd like to meet our Home Manager, we'll book an appointment at a time to suit you.

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