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122 Ringwood Road. Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AW

Welcome to Fernhill in Ferndown, Dorset

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.

Living Well With Dementia

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.

Living Well With Dementia

“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

This is Us

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.

Irish enjoying World Cocktail Day

Irish enjoying World Cocktail Day

 Dementia Action Week Charity Bike Ride

Dementia Action Week Charity Bike Ride

Kiki receiving a gorgeous bouquet of flowers

Kiki receiving a gorgeous bouquet of flowers

 Art class with Angela

Art class with Angela

Janet, June and Ann showing off their creations for the Colten Care Produce show

Janet, June and Ann showing off their creations for the Colten Care Produce show

An afternoon of music and dancing at Fernhill

An afternoon of music and dancing at Fernhill

A minibus trip to Swanage

A minibus trip to Swanage

Irene enjoying an afternoon of activities

Irene enjoying an afternoon of activities

Joyce having a selfie with domino the alpaca

Joyce having a selfie with domino the alpaca

Mike enjoying a taster experience on the Swanage railway

Mike enjoying a taster experience on the Swanage railway

Creating our scarecrow for the annual competition

Creating our scarecrow for the annual competition

A visit from some weird and wonderful animals from Creature Teachers

A visit from some weird and wonderful animals from Creature Teachers

Dorothy trying her hand at table tennis

Dorothy trying her hand at table tennis

Kiki, June, Gwen, Patrick, Joyce and Carol enjoying the sunny day, playing games in our garden.

Kiki, June, Gwen, Patrick, Joyce and Carol enjoying the sunny day, playing games in our garden.

24 Hour DEMENTIA & NURSING CARE

The residents of Fernhill, and every home in the Colten Care family, benefit from having Colten Care employed nurses on-site at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our residents enjoy their homely surroundings, vibrant atmosphere and beautiful gardens safe in the knowledge that should they require nursing assistance at any time of the day or night, it’s not only available immediately, it’s provided by nurses they know, and who know them.

We believe this comprehensive approach is essential to deliver the best possible care for our residents, to give reassurance to their loved ones, and to ensure continuity of care should their care needs increase over time.

We also provide access to an Admiral Nurse, who is a specialist dementia care nurse who gives expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families facing the challenges of dementia.

Your Care Services

Dedicated Dementia

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.

Assisted Care

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.

Nursing Care

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.

Wish You Were Here!

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.

16 Jul 2024

Celebration Of Song In The Garden

Today, The Aldbury joined us for a Celebration of Song in the garden. This is the third year we have…
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12 Jul 2024

Happy Birthday To You!

Ron recently celebrated his birthday with his family and everyone at Fernhill. The room was filled with warmth and joy…
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08 Jul 2024

Pelhams Bowling Green

Our residents and companionship team from Fernhill were invited to Pelhams Bowling Green to participate in a fundraising event. We…
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26 Jun 2024

Making Nora’s Wish Come True

Today, we joined The Aldbury for a Friends of Dolphin boat trip, fulfilling a wish for Fernhill’s Nora and The…
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16 Jun 2024

Celebrating Father’s Day at Fernhill

At Fernhill, we celebrated Father’s Day with an afternoon party filled with snacks, nibbles, cupcakes, and beers. Our residents came…
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12 Jun 2024

Cream Tea’s at Holmsley Old Station Tea Room

Today we had a lovely scenic drive through the New Forest to go for a cream tea at ‘The Old…
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Daughter of resident at Fernhill

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“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.”

Daughter of Resident at Fernhill

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“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.”

Husband of Resident at Fernhill

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“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.”

Daughter of resident at Fernhill

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“There are not enough words to thank you for looking after our relative. You literally saved us all when you took over her care.”

Daughter of resident at Fernhill

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“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.”

Son of Resident at Fernhill

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“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.”

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How we’re doing

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.

CQC Rating: Outstanding

Fernhill

CQC Overall Rating

Outstanding

31 October 2019

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Fernhill offers dedicated residential, nursing and palliative care for older people living with dementia.

The CQC overall rating for Fernhill is “Outstanding”.

Fernhill has 58 ensuite rooms, a hair salon, a minibus for local trips, and themed rooms for reminiscence therapy

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