Purpose-built and dedicated to the needs of people living with dementia, Fernhill offers the calm of country village life alongside features carefully designed to stimulate memory and enjoyment. Nestled in the lively 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 its simple, all-inclusive pricing structure, there are no hidden extras or non-refundable deposits. Read more about Fernhill
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In the afternoon residents took a trip along to Pamphill Dairy
A few of Fernhill residents enjoyed a half day minibus trip in the morning to Lake Pier
Do join us for our Afternoon Tea Dance at Fernhill on Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 2.30pm
Do join us for an Alpaca's Visit at Fernhill on Thursday 23 August 2018 at 2.30pm
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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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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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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 for the PDF version, or if you are a member of Nursing Times, click here to access the Nursing Times website.
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 none other than TV's Dr Hilary Jones.
Colten Care has become the first major provider in the UK's private care home sector to begin a group-wide reduction of single-use plastic. This is a significant move given the care sector's traditionally high use of plastic in clinical services, person-centred care and infection control.
Last year, Colten Care raised a fantastic £32,815.19 for various charities, with Fernhill contributing £3,038.16. This year, our home will be supporting Dementia Action Alliance, Youth Cancer Trust and Parkinson’s UK.
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