Care at home for the Elderly in Manningtree
Chesterford Homecare are Essex-based, specialist providers of live-in care, serving the needs of older people in Manningtree who want to remain in and be cared for in their own home. Our fully managed live-in care service in the town of Maningtree and surrounding area is CQC-approved and offers a simple and affordable alternative to residential care.
The advantages of care at home compared with residential care in Manningtree
One big advantage of care at home compared with residential care is that it will enable your loved one to continue living the life they choose in the home they love.
In their own home they are in total control of their daily routine and their live-in carer is there to meet their needs as and when they arise. With care at home they also enjoy kind and caring companionship from their own familiar and dedicated carer.
In a care home, on the other hand, your loved one will only be one of many and they may find themselves being looked after by a large number of different staff in the course of a typical week. No one fully understands how they like things done and there will be times during a busy day when they almost have to fight to get anyone’s attention at all.
My carer, Karen, is fantastic, I can’t fault her at all.
Live-in care client in Manningtree
Some of the places our carers take their clients in and around Manningtree
Flatford Mill, Dedham Vale
As well as offering attractive walks along the river, there is a new and free exhibition about Constable and also a new tearoom in the nearby granary and a well-stocked gift shop. This is a National Trust property and while visiting the site is free, parking costs £5.
RSPB Flatford Mill Wildlife Garden Nature Reserve
Parking at Flatford also provides visitors with free access to the modest but attractive RSPB Wildlife Garden, which is open every day between 10.30 and 16.30. There is a visitors’ centre and a picnic area.
The Manning Art Museum, Dedham
A regularly changing collection of exquisite paintings and drawings by the famous early 20th century artist, Sir Albert Munnings are exhibited in the artist’s beautiful Georgian home in Dedham. The exhibition is open between 2pm and 5pm from Wednesdays to Sundays and adult admission costs £8, with free entry for carers. The ground floor is accessible by wheelchair, but not the upstairs. The house also boasts beautiful grounds and a garden cafe, which is directly accessible from the free car park.
Dedham Art and Craft Centre
The centre is housed in a converted church in the popular village of Dedham. Most of the arts and crafts on sale have been individually created by artisans from across Britain and the centre is a good place to hunt for unusual birthday and Christmas presents. Entry is free and there is a very popular cafe on the ground floor.
Wrabness Nature Reserve
Situated 6 miles east of Manningtree and run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, the reserve is a wonderful place to observe wild birds, or just to walk through unspoiled countryside and enjoy the beautiful views over the Stour estuary. It is open a 365 days a year, with free parking and a picnic area.