Fernihurst Nursing Home

19 Douglas Avenue
Exmouth
Devon
EX8 2HA

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Tel: 01395 224112

Care Provider: Sanctuary Care Limited

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

Kathryn Pattison is Deputy Care Home Manager at Fernihurst Nursing Home.

A care facility for residents who have complex nursing needs and also live with dementia, Fernihurst is a unique home where specialist care is provided by a devoted and dedicated team.

Fernihurst is also proud to be a Member of the Exmouth Carers’ Group. This group, which is made up care organisations across the area, shares best practice and is supported by Age UK.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

The nursing home has a Namaste room which is a calm and tranquil retreat that promotes relaxation. People who live with dementia and other forms of memory loss can at times feel agitated. In this room there is a snoozelyn area with soothing lights and images, calming music, tactile furnishings and nostalgic photographs of days gone by in Exmouth. The smell of lavender and lemon fills the room and there is also special dough, which is calming as you massage it in your hands to release different aromatic smells. Members of the team are also trained to give our residents relaxing hand and scalp massages.

In the main garden, which is completely enclosed, we have wheelchair friendly pathways, as well as special sensory features for our residents living with dementia. When you walk past certain points in this garden the sounds of relaxing ocean waves and animal noises play through special sensors. This garden also has a water feature and a giant canopy which looks like the sails of a ship. This area is wonderful for our spontaneous garden parties, where there is usually a coconut shy and plenty of singing!

Fernihurst also has a summer house, a focal point of garden parties. Each month this area is to be transformed with a different theme. Soon our residents will see an ice cream parlour, an old-fashioned sweet shop and at Christmas, it will become a scene from a winter wonderland, with mulled cider and all things festive. At Christmas the local Devoncourt Hotel, which is well known in Exmouth for its spectacular lights display, saves our residents front row seat for the grand switch on. With hot chocolate, they have prime position to see this stunning display, which marks the start of Christmas.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, Conservatory.

What Else Do We Provide
Lift.

Our Garden
Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access, Sensory Garden, Summer House.

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Description

We have 50 rooms, each with phone and television points.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 50

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Catch up TV.

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The Importance Of Meal Times

At Sanctuary Care we recognise meal times have always been a focus for residents in our homes which is why we invest in fantastic chefs and catering staff who can deliver delicious, nutritious menus and create an enjoyable dining experience for our residents. Some of our residents enjoy getting involved in the preparation and serving of food! You can read more about this in our case studies.

Cooked or continental? Sandwiches or hot food? The choice is yours with residents being involved in creating seasonal nutritional menus from old favourites to trying something new…there’s also always freshly baked cakes to enjoy for afternoon tea.

Midnight snack? No problem, refreshments are available to residents throughout the day and evening if they get a little peckish.

We encourage meal-times where residents can eat together and socialise in a relaxing environment but understand that residents may wish to enjoy food when they and where choose to have it.

Our trained staff understand the importance of eating well and staying hydrated and supporting residents living with dementia to enjoy food in their environment – making food more visible through coloured crockery and more appealing whether it's pureed, finger foods or moulded.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

Menu
sanctuary-care-food-menus-week-1.pdf
Activities Are So Important

Music therapy is something our residents love and we are often joined by a lady from Singing for the Brain, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative which brings joy to people living with dementia. Another therapeutic activity which residents at the nursing home love is spending time with birds and animals. Whether owls, guinea pigs, ducks, rabbits – or even the occasional horse - Fernihurst’s residents love animal therapy sessions.

For those who thrive on getting out and about, the local ‘Whizzy Bus’, makes a special stop at our nursing home every week to take our residents on delightful trips around Exmouth. These excursions are the perfect prompt to help our residents to recall happy memories of places they grew up or worked. And of course, the all-important ice cream stop at the beaches of Sidmouth or Budleigh.

Fernihurst also has a summer house, a focal point of garden parties. Each month this area is to be transformed with a different theme. Soon our residents will see an ice cream parlour, an old-fashioned sweet shop and at Christmas, it will become a scene from a winter wonderland, with mulled cider and all things festive. At Christmas the local Devoncourt Hotel, which is well known in Exmouth for its spectacular lights display, saves our residents front row seat for the grand switch on. With hot chocolate, they have prime position to see this stunning display, which marks the start of Christmas.


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Activities At Home
Music, Singing, Pet Therapy, Board Games, Excursions, Animal Petting, Themed Events.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

19 Douglas Avenue
Exmouth
Devon
EX8 2HA

Category Rating
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Good
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/679f807e-3708-48b6-a55c-4b085a7bd5b5
Report Published 5th July 2019
Registration Date 16th December 2010
Transport
Bus Stop nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub.

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