Our Home

Purpose-built and dedicated to the needs of people living with dementia, Fernhill, which is rated 'Outstanding' by CQC, offers the calm of country village life alongside features carefully designed to stimulate memory and enjoyment. Nestled in the lively Dorset village of Longham between Bournemouth and Poole, the home is bright and cheery; a place for residents to potter around and enjoy themselves. 

The home is part of Colten Care, an independent and family-run company determined to set the highest standards in all aspects of care for the elderly. With our simple, all-inclusive pricing structure, there are no hidden extras or non-refundable deposits.

Read more about Fernhil Dementia Home

Independent Reviews

Fernhill Care Home residents and their families have reviewed us independently on carehome.co.uk:

9.9

Read our reviews on carehome.co.uk

Review score from 19 reviews

You can also read our resident letters and testimonials
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Why you should only consider a care home dedicated to dementia:

  • Our entire team, including the professional nurses, benefit from extensive and specific dementia training
  • In our home, dementia is 'normal' and all individuals are respected
  • The companionship, activities and trips-out programme is designed specifically around those living with dementia
  • The interior and exterior environments have been carefully designed to remove the anxieties created by 'non-dementia friendly' environments 
  •  Read why dedicated dementia care is a better choice than a home that mixes peoples' needs


Fiona Pritchard is our new Music and Arts Partner, a role we introduced in February 2018 to help support our homes with their music and arts activities.

Whether it be through storytelling, singing, drama, writing poetry, dance, music and movement, colour therapy, collage work, puppetry, digital art apps, or games using mime, we are now able to ensure each resident has the opportunity to explore the many ways in which music and arts can have a positive impact upon their lives and enrich their wellbeing.

Visit Fiona's page and find out more.
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Kay Gibson is 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, as well as continuously monitoring and reviewing the care we provide across both clinical needs (such as nutrition and medication) and social well-being (such as meaningful activities). 

Click here to visit Colten Care's Admiral Nurse webpage
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Latest News

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    In the garden
    19 July 2021

    Pat enjoying spending time in the garden

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    Getting Crafty
    19 July 2021

    Sybil adding some finishing touches to the produce show scrap book

Latest Events

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    Events at the home
    30 June 2021

    We are working towards a date when we can open activities and events up to the local community safely, please bear with us.

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Our Gallery

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 a stimulating, practical and relaxing environment.

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Our Garden

We pride ourselves on our beautiful and stimulating gardens. We recognise that many of our residents had such gardens themselves, and that gardening may have 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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Colten Champions

Every year, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of the team members across the Colten group who consistently deliver above and beyond expectations. Colleagues, residents, and their relatives can all put forward their nominations, before the finalists are invited to a glittering gala ceremony at Bournemouth's Highcliff Marriott Hotel, hosted by a celebrity guest! This year we have had to take into consideration the changing situation we find ourselves in and as suspected we had to cancel our Awards night. However, we still have winners!

See our 2020 winners here
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Charities

Supporting Charities

Last year, despite the challenges we faced, Colten Care raised over £14,000 for various charities, with Fernhill contributing £2,053.85.  Alongside money raised, we also supported local Foodbanks and local ICU's. This year, we are supporting Ferndown British Legion, High Mead Farm and The Bus Stop Project.