Fairmile Grange

Royal Close
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 2FR

Tel: 01202 007569

Care Provider: Christchurch Fairmile Village LLP

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Cecilia Thomson is Home Manager at Fairmile Grange.

Originally from Sweden, Cecilia is a registered nurse with extensive managerial experience in residential and dementia elderly care.  She has worked in health care management for over 15 years and from 2013 to 2019, Cecilia was based in the Middle East, where she spent time commissioning a rehabilitation hospital.  Cecilia and her family moved to the local area from Cambridge, where she was the manager for another care home.

“I strive to make a positive difference to the lives of others and provide outstanding care every day. It is important to me that there is a sense of community in the home and that people feel like part of the extended family at Fairmile Grange.  I love getting to know new residents and welcoming their families and friends.  

My family loves living by the coast, and when I’m not working, my husband, three children and I really enjoy scuba diving.”

Cecilia Thomson

Fairmile Grange is a purpose-built care home with 80 bedrooms, offering residential, nursing and dementia care. Situated in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital, the home is well placed in terms of GP support from the Grove Surgery and the nearby pharmacy.

We understand that choosing a care home can be a difficult decision, but we are here to guide you every step of the way. The team at Fairmile Grange supports residents to continue to enjoy life, make new friends, continue with old hobbies and even try some new ones!

Whether you or a loved one require long term care or a respite stay, we offer care tailored to the needs of each resident, delivered by dedicated healthcare professionals, recruited not only for their experience but also their compassionate natures

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Palliative, End Of Life, Rehabilitation, Convalesence, High Dependency, Independent Living.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Hearing Impairment, Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment.
Medication By Mouth, Injection.
Nursing Specialisms Parkinson's Disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Korsakoff, Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Liver Disease, Multiple Sclerosis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour.
Dementia Specialisms Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age
50

Our Building and Facilities

Environments full of light and space are health-giving. As such, the architecture of Fairmile Grange has been purposely designed with this in mind. Its grand French doors and large verandas bring an abundance of light to the communal rooms.

Each floor has its own dining room and kitchenette. The kitchen and dining areas are beautifully fitted. Families can catch up over a cup of tea in the kitchen areas, or in the private dining rooms.

The home’s Pamper Room ensures residents feel like a million dollars. The living rooms include comfy chairs where residents can relax in company, or they can choose to sit in more snug areas of the home if residents would prefer some quiet time.

The landscaped garden offers a beautiful and peaceful place to relax. The raised flower beds and vegetable patch are ideal for any green-fingered residents who would like to help to tend.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
4

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms, Library, Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating, Scenic Views, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access, Communal Patio, Sensory Garden.

Brochures
_FG_Brochure_2019.pdf

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Description

The utmost care and attention has been spent on each detail to make Fairmile Grange feel welcoming. The bedrooms are generously oversized to provide residents with an airy, spacious and bright place to relax. Additionally, every bedroom features a private en suite wet-room.

You are welcome to bring favourite furniture pieces, photos and pictures to personalise your own bedroom so that you feel settled and comfortable.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 80

Type Of Room
Single Room, Double Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Direct Garden Access, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point, Internet Access, Secure Access, Alarm, Private Patio.

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Our family of care staff and support staff are all experts in their field. Together, we are dedicated in making every person feel special. We believe in embracing the spontaneity of each moment and enjoying every occasion.


Our Carers
Carol Brewster
Carol Brewster
Home Relations Manager

Carol started her career in nursing and continues to be a Registered Nurse, however, Carol has been working within property sales since 1991, in both mainstream, newbuild and for the previous 7 years, in retirement property. Carol enjoys working with residents and their loved ones to make informed decisions and the right choice for them for the future.

“I am often the first point of contact with prospective residents and their families, and it is my job to understand the residential and care needs they are looking for and provide them with all the information, guidance and support they need. Fairmile Grange is full of caring and compassionate people but as well as that, there is always laughter and happiness – and I am delighted to be part of such a special team.”

Elzbieta Gadek
Elzbieta Gadek
Head Housekeeper

Elzbieta (affectionately called Ella by her team) has over 10 years of experience working in the Healthcare sector as a Housekeeper. She is a registered Dignity Champion with a great passion for creating a compassionate and efficient care service. Ella has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Management.

“As the Head Housekeeper at Fairmile Grange, I take pride in creating a friendly and welcoming home environment for our residents and their families. I enjoy working alongside my team to make sure that our residents feel happy and comfortable.”

Ian Byrne
Ian Byrne
Maintenance Manager

Ian has many years’ experience in the Facilities Management sector, working in Supermarkets and schools as a M&E Engineer.  Ian ensures he is always up to date with current Health & Safety Legislation and carries out all periodic testing in the care home.

“I take great pride in carrying out my duties within the Home.  I appreciate it is home to our residents, so I carry out my duties the same conscientious and considerate manner as I would do in my own home.”

Kim Butters
Kim Butters
Wellbeing Manager

Kim has been a registered nurse for many years. Kim’s experience includes working with terminally ill patients in the community, where she worked in a local hospice for 18 years. Kim became a “Diversional Therapy Nurse” during her last 4 years at the hospice; working closely with the patients on creative projects, as well as facilitating groups to support them and their carers through their cancer journey. Most recently, Kim was the Activity Co-ordinator for a large residential home and it was in this role that she realised the elderly care environment was the place for her.

“I am passionate about improving the wellbeing of those in care homes. I love getting to know our residents and their families, and I’m always looking for exciting and stimulating activities to enhance the everyday.”

Maddie Ratcliffe
Maddie Ratcliffe
Receptionist

Maddie has a great deal of experience in her role and has worked as a receptionist since 2013 within a care home environment. Maddie joined the team in 2016 and always ready to greet guests with a smile and her bubbly nature.

“I love getting to know our lovely residents and their relatives. I really enjoy meeting and greeting guests and assisting with any queries. I meet so many wonderful people in my role – it’s an honour to be part of the team and to welcome visitors and residents to Fairmile Grange.”

Mariette Hadfield
Mariette Hadfield
Administrator

Mariette has worked in the care sector in various roles since 2006. She was appointed to the Homecare Division at St George’s Care as Administrative Assistant in 2008 and was later promoted to Care Co-ordinator. In 2010, Mariette became Accounts and Payroll Manager and has since achieved the Level 3 Payroll Management and Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualifications.

Carol Brewster
Carol Brewster
Home Relations Manager

Carol started her career in nursing and continues to be a Registered Nurse, however, Carol has been working within property sales since 1991, in both mainstream, newbuild and for the previous 7 years, in retirement property. Carol enjoys working with residents and their loved ones to make informed decisions and the right choice for them for the future.

“I am often the first point of contact with prospective residents and their families, and it is my job to understand the residential and care needs they are looking for and provide them with all the information, guidance and support they need. Fairmile Grange is full of caring and compassionate people but as well as that, there is always laughter and happiness – and I am delighted to be part of such a special team.”

The Importance Of Meal Times

Healthy, appetising meals are such an important part of every day.

It’s imperative for to us to ensure that you not only have freshly cooked nutritional meals everyday but that the menus are continually varied. Our professional chefs strive to create appetising, good looking dishes that you enjoy. If your favourite dinner is homemade Cottage Pie (but it has to have a cheesy mash potato top, just like you used to make yourself), then our chefs will make it for you!

You are at home. So whether you fancy:

  • A special favourite dinner
  • To eat earlier or later
  • To eat in your room
  • Just a snack
  • Hot or cold food
  • A delicious piece of cake or pastry

…Then it is never too much trouble!

Fairmile Grange has private dining rooms, so that relatives and friends can have a family meal together with their loved one, just as they always have done. The relaxed communal dining rooms are bright and airy and a lovely space to socialise with other residents at dinner.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Menu
Sample Menu docx
Activities Are So Important

No two days are the same at Fairmile Grange!

We have a dedicated Wellbeing Manager to create fantastic and engaging weekly programmes of activities. These include daily activities that our care staff get involved with and enjoy with you, as well as outside entertainers that we invite into the home; such as singers, dancers, musicians and aerobic movement instructors.

We listen to residents and learn about them so that we can find thoughtful and imaginative ways to connect with every person. Whether you are an animal-lover, a keen gardener, a musician, or you enjoy arts and crafts. Maybe there is a past hobby you would like to do again, such as painting? Or perhaps you simply take pleasure in a nice cup of tea and a good chat…

We are devoted to bringing a smile to your face every day, whatever it takes.


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Timetables
Wellbeing Plan.pdf

Activities At Home
Music, Singing, Painting, Gardening, Cooking, Quiz Games, Pet Therapy, Crafts, Religious Services, Board Games, Flower Arranging, Choir, Exercise Class, Crosswords, Word Games, Excursions, Animal Petting, Knitting / Embroidery, 1 to 1 Activities, Reminiscence, Dancing, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping.

Royal Close
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 2FR

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/107dc187-abb6-43f6-9837-99159d2e4f2c
Report Published 29th March 2019
Registration Date 22nd December 2016
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Shops, Restaurant, Park, Garden Centre, Pub.

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