Horse Fair Care Home

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Horse Fair
WS15 2EL


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Profile Strength
Very Good 89%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Gemma Bertelson is Home Manager at Horse Fair Care Home.

Horse Fair Care Home in Rugeley is a well-established community of elderly residents from across Staffordshire. We offer residential care and respite care for those seeking support, as well as a dedicated dementia care suite. Situated in the centre of Rugeley town means that local amenities are close by and our connection with local volunteer groups assures a respected place within the Rugeley community.

Take a tour around Horse Fair Care Home
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe
We are confident that our care homes are now some of the very safest places to live and work.

All of our staff have been trained in additional and heightened cleansing protocols and hygiene regimes, and these are being supported by a leading sanitisation system as part of our comprehensive infection controls. Testing regimes will continue for staff, residents and visitors.

We have re-aligned the resident in-house services to meet social distance guidance from the Government, for areas such as lounges and dining rooms, and for visiting entertainers and hair dressers; we are working hard to restore these services within the ‘new normal’ circumstances as soon as we can, when lockdown rules allow.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

Avery Healthcare has invested in outdoor garden ‘visitor pods’

The pods, are a garden room specifically designed to facilitate safe face-to-face contact with relatives and visitors. Each pod contains a floor to ceiling partition screen and a hands-free intercom so that communication is clear and safe for use. They are fitted with internal electrics and two, low-surface temperature electric panel heaters – suitable for these winter months.

Horse Fair Care Home safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

Infection Control Safe We are on Facebook

Minimum Age

LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

Our Butterfly Café is just one of the spots where residents enjoy the companionship of others over a cup of tea. There’s a good variety of lounges to choose from too, some where clubs and societies meet and some where you can just be quiet and enjoy a daily newspaper or magazine.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Cinema, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

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

Well Being Brochure.pdf

Our Photos


Bedrooms are of generous proportions, come with en-suite, walk-in showers and flat-screen TVs. Our housekeepers keep the rooms in beautiful order and will always make sure that any personal ornaments and keepsakes are carefully dusted!

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 72
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 72

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Safe, Secure Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos

We make a point of celebrating the lives of our residents who all have a stake in the direction of life within our care home. Families and friends are encouraged to give us their views too and, more formally, can join one of our committees. It is by concentrating on the residents in a holistic way that we get the best out of them and offer the best elderly care. We are minds as well as bodies, and to that end we have an energetic recreation and leisure team who devise a wide programme of activities and social engagements for residents and families.

Our Team
Gemma Bertelson
Gemma Bertelson
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Avery Sample Menu.pdf
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Activities Are So Important

Our full-time Activity Coordinators ensure that residents have the opportunity to enjoy their days to the full. We are lucky in that we have a grand piano, and there is nothing we like better than having a good old singsong.

Other things we might do include:

• Flower arranging

• Knitting (Come on gents, you can have a go too!)

• Shopping trips into Rugeley

• Spending time in the sensory garden

• Going down the pub

• Walking in the park

• Going out to Staffordshire heritage sites

Residents are free to come and go as they please; Rugeley town centre is only a few minutes’ walk away. But we are good at organising trips out in the minibus that take residents on excursions further afield.

In the warmer months residents make great use of the outside patio area, which is completely enclosed for privacy, a perfect place for outdoor exercise or just a nice cup of tea. This area includes a brand new sensory garden, designed to provide a variety of sensory stimuli with its aromatic plants.

Popular among our activities are the reminiscence sessions in which residents look back over the years and discuss major historical events both local and international. They very much enjoy remembering where they were at key times and we often find friendships forming and strengthening during these sessions. This is very popular with our residents who live with dementia.

We know how important it is for our residents to keep in touch with family and friends, so we provide free Wi-Fi throughout the home. Computers are available for Skype, email or just browsing. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook pages!

Our Photos

Avery Sample Well-Being Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Flower Arranging, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping.

Horse Fair
WS15 2EL

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 25th June 2019
Last rated 25th July 2019

25th July 2019

22nd April 2016

10th March 2015

6th June 2014

23rd July 2013

15th February 2013

6th November 2012

10th August 2012

14th September 2011

Registration Date 30th December 2010
Service Provider Avery Homes Rugeley Limited, NN4 9BS
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Mosque.

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

Frequently asked questions about Horse Fair Care Home

Horse Fair Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in July 2019.
Horse Fair Care Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Horse Fair Care Home has 72 rooms.
Horse Fair Care Home is owned by Avery.
Yes. Horse Fair Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Horse Fair Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Horse Fair Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Horse Fair Care Home comes under Staffordshire.
Horse Fair Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Horse Fair Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Gemma Bertelson is the manager of Horse Fair Care Home.

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