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Optima HCI operate residential care homes in Suffolk with two care homes near Bury and Ipswich. Our residential care homes,
Baylham Care Centre and Barham Care Centre, are both located between Ipswich and Bury and offer the best personailsed
residential care home and nursing home care in Suffolk.

An Award Winning “Home from Home”

At Optima HCI we deliver a highly-personalised range of services at our residential care homes in Suffolk. We have two award winning care homes one located at Baylham and the other at Barham, both of which offer the very best full-time residential and nursing home care.

Services include full-time residential care, short-term rehabilitation, convalescence, respite and dementia care. Both homes are located in the beautiful Suffolk countryside between Ipswich and Bury and are close to Stowmarket.


My Mum was admitted in a very poor state of health after illness and from the very first minute they made her welcome and as comfortable as possible. Their prompt action in calling the doctor when they felt she needed it probably saved her life and after a brief stay in the hospital, she returned to Baylham and I can now relax in the knowledge that she is well cared for.

From hardly being able to sit, she is now walking with a frame. She is happy and content. The staff are so kind and caring and deal promptly with any requests. The atmosphere of the home is amazing, there are lots of activities for those that want to join in, celebrating Easter, Mothers Day and Chelsea flower show to name but a few. And if she wants so stay in her room, that's fine too as the staff are always popping in and out so she never feels alone..

By: Wendy (Daughter of Resident) on Monday 26 June 2017

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Comfortable and friendly care home, with professional staffing and an emphasis on client dignity and respect. Varied themes and activities showed imagination to provide mental stimulation to residents.

All in all, a good place for my mum to spend her final years.

By: Alan T (Son of Resident) on Wednesday 19 April 2017

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Over thirty years of delivering unrivalled

residential care

When a loved one needs caring for, we understand how difficult it is to decide what will suit them best. There are so many questions to be answered and it can become a very stressful, emotional and difficult time for those involved. From our first meeting with you, our aim is to relieve your anxieties by working

with you in a supportive and friendly manner.

We can help by firstly assessing your individual situation and recommending the best solutions, be it moving into a residential care home, providing nursing home care or offering day care in their own home, etc. Our wealth of experience and information will enable you to make informed decisions.

Nursing Home Care

Respite Care

High staff to patient ratios

Onsite complementary therapies e.g. massage/reflexology

Residential Care Homes

Reablement/Convalescence Care

Onsite Occupational Therapists

All care home staff trained to National Standards

Dementia Care

End of Life Care

Dedicated onsite social

activities team

Easy access from the A14 and

by public transport

Accredited partnerships with Ipswich Hospital and Suffolk County Council

We  Provide:

Optima HCI provide two unrivalled residential care homes/nursing homes near Stowmarket, in between Ipswich and Bury in Suffolk. We are a truly personalised care provider headed by a friendly and experienced management team.

Working with them is a loyal team of qualified staff who have built a proven reputation for quality and service which goes far beyond standard expectations.

Baylham Care Centre is surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside

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We welcome your enquiry or feedback, whether to ask a question or help us to improve our services, or to pass on thanks to our staff, or indeed to pass on any general comments that you have. Please click on one of the links below to go to the relevant form.

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