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Operator's Description"The Martins was completely rebuilt in 1999. The original Home was one of twelve built or adapted by MHA during the 1960s. This was a period in which possibilities for new Homes were emerging througho..." Show more "The Martins was completely rebuilt in 1999. The original Home was one of twelve built or adapted by MHA during the 1960s. This was a period in which possibilities for new Homes were emerging throughout the country and during which the organisation’s income meant that it was well able to respond to the enthusiasm for such facilities.
Nowadays, The Martins stands in its own grounds, with many en suite rooms looking on to the historic Abbey Garden ruins and the River Lark. Residents can make use of a purpose-built hair dressing salon and a small internal courtyard. In May 2006, the Home’s registration changed in order to accommodate increased community dementia needs. It established progressive new dementia units for 22 residents with various types of memory loss.
However, residents at The Martins are not only supported by its staff and state-of-the-art facilities. The Home has at present over 50 volunteers from all over the Suffolk area who take daily services for the residents. Many also help in the day time with group and one-to-one activities. It is a family of residents, staff and volunteers who together make The Martins a special place to live." Show less
Conditions cared for: Older people generally / People with dementia
Care period: Long stay / Respite care stay.
This home accommodates 42 residents in 36 single rooms (36 en suite).
Residents may bring their own furniture. Activities are arranged.
Cost: Not available.
Info updated: 24/07/2020