Fernhill Dementia Care Home is a purpose-built home in Ferndown, Dorset, dedicated to meet the needs of people living with dementia. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, our bright and cheery home has been carefully designed to stimulate memory and enjoyment, and provide a safe and inclusive environment for our residents.
We take a person centred approach to care, taking the time to fully understand residents’ circumstances so that we may provide care of the highest standard that meets their individual’s needs.
Every photo you’ll see on this website is of real residents and staff, because the quality of life at Fernhill is not just a promise, it’s a reality.
“We do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents, and helping them to live well with dementia ” – Francis Bosompim, Home Manager
We take pride in creating a rich and fulfilling environment, with a friendly and compassionate team who ensure our residents have everything they need to live well at our dedicated dementia care home in Ferndown. We are living life to our full capabilities, with positivity, empathy, compassion and respect.
At Fernhill, we offer a completely different dementia care experience, guided by our philosophy of ‘living well with dementia.’ Our dedicated dementia community promotes a stimulating and engaging environment where residents who are living with dementia can live life at their own pace, maintaining a sense of purpose, independence and belonging.
Our dementia care teams assist with all aspects of daily living for our residents, from personal care to taking regular medications, working flexibly to promote independence providing support to maintain the physical care and comfort of residents.
Our nurses are available for all residents, at all times. We believe that’s the bedrock of a safe and happy home, providing nurse-led care to manage complex medical conditions, whilst ensuring all residents can stay within their familiar and comfortable home setting should their care needs change.
Short Stay & Respite
We offer the same high quality care services enjoyed by our long-term residents on a short-term basis. Whether it’s for a short period of recovery, a respite break or simply a trial run for those looking for a permanent move, we offer a home from home where residents can live their life, their way.
End Of Life
We want people to live well with us, making the most of every single day. If that means being together until the end of life, we want our residents to die well with dignity with family around, in familiar surroundings with staff they know well.
We aim to make every day worth writing about, and our residents enjoy keeping loved ones up to date with what they’ve been up to at Fernhill. Here are some of their recent highlights.
“On behalf of myself and my family we would like to thank and congratulate your wonderful home and staff at Fernhill. It had been our mother’s home for thirteen years and the care and kindness she received in this time was so appreciated and gave us great confidence after visiting, to leave her in capable hands knowing she was cared for and loved by the dedicated team. My thanks also to the excellent chef who catered for mums wake with such enthusiasm and kindness… and his oh so delicious cake on this sad day and all of mums past happier celebrations.”
“My mum is looked after well, both physically and mentally. The staff have got to know her and seem genuinely fond of her, despite her complex needs, at times. They are sensitive to getting it right for her.”
“I have nothing but praise for the staff. I feel the nursing team certainly know what they are doing. I am glad my wife is here. Staff are great and nothing seems to be a trouble. Very positive – I was impressed with management coming to visit my wife when she was in hospital.”
“There are not enough words to thank you for looking after our relative. You literally saved us all when you took over her care.”
“My mother stayed with you for respite as my dad, her carer, suddenly passed. You gave her and myself wonderful care, and I will always appreciate and remember the help you all gave us.”
“The manager and his team kindly set up an online meeting for my wife and I as we live overseas. My mother came in at the beginning which was a lovely touch. Thereafter we discussed progress and I am very happy with the level of attention and care that my mother is receiving at Colten Fernhill.”
Finding the right care home for a loved one is about trust. At Fernhill, you can be confident in the quality of care we provide.