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We are delighted to welcome you to Fernhill House in Worcester.

Fernhill House is a new, state-of-the-art community for people over 65 years of age. Our ambition is to provide a vibrant, stimulating place to spend your autumn years. We also aim to do things a little differently to other homes in the area.

We have two communities in which to make your home. The ground floor provides a stunning place in which to live. From the moment you arrive in our chauffeur-driven car, you will be warmly welcomed into our thriving café area which is the hub of our home. Here, you and your family can indulge in freshly baked goods, great coffee or something a little stronger if it takes your fancy, we think that a glass of wine, a sherry or a gin and tonic when you’re with family and friends (old and new) makes conversation flow that little bit more!

We have spacious areas to sit and chat or to find a cosy nook to read your favourite book or morning paper. Our community rooms also include a library, a friendship room where you can entertain in private if you would like. There is no charge for this, you just need to book it – speaking of charges – we only have one charge – an all-inclusive price that will include meals and drinks for you and your family, trips out, our chauffeur-driven vehicle, salon treatments and any hobbies that you wish to maintain – or maybe try out for the first time! We think this gives you peace of mind. We will introduce you to our hand-picked team of dedicated staff and help you to settle in to one of our spacious and beautiful suites. We have built our home in a Georgian style with fabulous sash windows that really let in the light and most look out on to our leafy grounds with dedicated garden spaces.

On our first floor, we have a specialist community for those living with a dementia. Here, maintaining an active life, full of purpose is at the heart of what we do. We have designed hobby rooms, a tea shop and pub to socialise in, lift access to a secure, sensory garden and a stimulating beautiful environment. Our team are dedicated to ensuring you have companionship and a bit of fun. Every day will be different but we will also help with making spaces and routines feel familiar and comforting.

Companionship and real family values are at the heart of what we do. It really is our intention to provide a home away from home with all the standards of daily living you will be used to. Our team are trained and dedicated to ensuring all our residents with a wide range of needs have a gracious and fulfilled quality of life.

We are rightly proud of what we have achieved for our residents and we invite everyone who is interested in the home to visit us in person. Please contact me to arrange a convenient time – I very much look forward to meeting you soon.

Mark Barnes, Fernhill House

Peta Mandleberg - Home Manager

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Fernhill House for the dedication and exceptional level of care given to my father. We are delighted that he is safe, happy and are also greatly impressed by the attention to detail and the facilities provided.”

Elizabeth Kilburn, May 2017

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Fernhill House's first resident, Claude Bronckaerts, plans to spend some time every day in the home's own pub! 

A Belgian who speaks eight languages, Claude is enjoying a range of Belgian beers bought in especially for him as well as a range of traditional pub meals prepared by the home’s award winning chef Chris Williams, who has worked with Heston Blumenthal and Marco Pierre White.  

The pub is one of the unusual features of Fernhill House’s dementia community village, which also has a 1950s style shop and an indoor potting shed. A beautifully equipped babies’ nursery offers powerful and moving doll therapy which can be very effective in helping people with dementia.   

Staff dress in 1950s and 60s clothes and offer a range of specialist activities harking back to the residents’ younger days.   Manager Peta Mandleberg explained: “We wanted to create a place full of vibrancy – somewhere that didn’t scream ‘care home’, but which was a fun and interesting place to live, but at the same time which had highly experienced staff – and people who have passion for their work. So, as well as our team of nurses we have wellbeing ambassadors chosen for their enthusiasm and vivacity. 

Instead of a TV room we have an art deco style cinema complete with popcorn cart. Our shop isn’t just a place in which to buy things –indeed there is no need to buy anything as everything is included in the fees – but an amazing destination, offering a trip down memory lane for those living with dementia. The pub is exactly like a real pub – the entire dementia floor is more like a themed village than a care home.   

“We’re also acutely aware of how difficult it can be families to think about their loved ones moving to a home. The daughter of one of our first residents here had been looking at a number of places and was very dispirited – until she came to see us and really felt the passion and fun here. It’s very, very different. And our open door policy means families are welcome whenever they wish.”   She added: “We have events and activities going on every day -  gym sessions, arts and crafts, gardening, tea dances, choir therapy, string quartet recitals, bubbles and blinis evenings and morning sherry every day!     

“Residents are actively encouraged to invite friends and family to dine with them or share cocktails, tea and cakes as often as they like at no extra charge, as there is a single fee to cover absolutely everything.” 

• Claude Bronckaerts is the first resident to move into the luxurious and trailblazing Fernhill House near Worcester
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