4 weeks
for the 
price of 3

The Best Care & Facilities

Purpose-built and dedicated to the needs of people living with dementia, Fernhill offers the calm of country village life alongside features and details carefully designed to stimulate memory and enjoyment. Nestling in the lively village of Longham between Bournemouth and Poole, Fernhill makes its mark with a modern design set among quiet gardens. It’s bright and cheery, a place to potter around and enjoy yourself. With imaginative features (including an old Hillman Minx in the garden and a pet cat) it’s a home conceived to lift the spirit.

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Independent Reviews

Our regulator the CQC has inspected and rated us:


Read our reviews on carehome.co.uk

Review score from 41 reviews.

Supper in the Garden May 06, 2018
  • Fernhill
Ladies from Cedar House Group defiantly made the most of the weather by enjoying supper in the garden. 

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Our Gallery

At Colten Care we do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents.

Fernhill benefits from elegant interior design, thought through to offer both a stimulating and relaxing environment. Residents and their visitors can choose whatever decor suits their mood. Enjoy scrolling through our gallery.

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Fernhill Garden

At Colten Care we pride ourselves on our beautiful and stimulating gardens.

We recognise that many of our residents had such gardens themselves, and that gardening has been a special pastime for them. We like to think that we can offer residents the opportunity to continue that pastime in whatever way they feel appropriate.

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Useful Links & Downloads

Admiral Nurse

Colten Care’s dedicated Admiral Nurse. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia care nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families facing the challenges of dementia.

Click here to visit Colten Care's Admiral Nurse webpage


Elaine Farrer, our Operations Director, has written an article for Nursing Times exploring how to live well with dementia:

Dementia shouldn't be a barrier to living well
Can living well with dementia actually be achieved? I know it can, but only if you allow the person to actually live with dementia.

To read the full article, click here (note: this link will take you to the Nursing Times website, and away from the Colten Care website)

Our Charity 2018

Last year Colten Care raised a fantastic £32,815.19 for various charities and Fernhill contributed £3,038.16. This year our home will be supporting Dementia Action Alliance, Youth Cancer Trust and Parkinson’s UK.