Archive for December, 2013

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . .

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

This year at Fairfield House are kicking off the festive season with a great performance by the Musicman.

Other activities include a trip out to Lyme and Axminster to see the Christmas Lights, Classical Christmas Sounds and decoration making.

On Christmas Day, presents will be opened in the morning followed by a traditional lunch and a festive film in the afternoon.

New Years Eve we will be welcoming the very popular SG Production Winter Wonderland performance.

Whilst on New Years Day we will be indulging in a New Year celebration and buffet supper.

Fairfield House Christmas Tre

Fairfield House Christmas Tre

If you would like any more information then please call Carol on 01297 443513.

What to look for in a Residential Care Home?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Beginning your Journey

 Reaching the stage where a loved one needs some formal assistance, support or care is never easy.

A loss of independence is felt to be the very last resort and one that must not be taken lightly.  Often the wishes of parents, children, siblings and indeed friends come into the equation.

However, trying to solely mange on your own is not an ideal option; guidance and support can really help during these times.

Fantastic care homes still do exist and in fact can add years on to the lives of your loved one.  Often a family member may visit the prospective home initially then perhaps book their loved one in for any from a long weekend as a trial stay.

Where to start?

Many seniors are able to live independently in their own home, however a time could come when they become isolated from their community and feel they are increasingly unable to cope.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a great place to start your research as CQC are the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.  They ensure the care of those institutions meets the national standards of quality and safety.

Regular inspections are carried out to ensure care providers are meeting the required standards.

If you wish to see Fairfield House’s latest inspection report please enquire at reception or call 01297 443 513.

What next?

There is an abundance of homes available each with a difference perspective.  Often it is good to view a few homes to aid your research.

Take time to think of some questions to use as a checklist to enable you to find out as much as possible from the home.

For example is location important to you, transport links?  What facilities are nearby – shops, parks, places of worship?

You may also want to know whether there is a choice of accommodation options and disabled access.

If you would like more information or an informal chat, please call our friendly team on 01297 443 513 or fill out an enquiry form.

Bridport Christmas Tree Festival 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Our beautifully decorated Christmas Tree is now on display in Bridport’s United Church, along with over 60 decorated and illuminated Christmas Trees.

Pop down and see for yourself how the community spirit flourishes at Bridport.

Fairfield House Christmas Tree Bridport Festival

Fairfield House Christmas Tree Bridport Festival

Fairfield House Christmas Tree Bridport Festival

Putting on the finishing touches!