Merryfield House Nursing Home

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33 New Yatt Road
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX28 1NX

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Profile Strength
Excellent 92%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,335.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Fran Torres is the Home Manager at Merryfield House Nursing Home.

Fran Torres

Merryfield nursing care home is a Cotswold manor house built in 1922. It has since been tastefully converted into a private residential nursing home for the elderly.

The atmosphere is informal and friendly and the care is of course excellent. Both the care home and our staff are equipped to provide the very best care for residents with a range of needs, be they general nursing and care assistance, or perhaps care for a much more specific illness or ailment.

Our wide ranging capabilities are testament to the extensive and varied training our staff go through and the attention to detail shown in our ‘individualised’ care plans. We always strive to provide our residents with whatever it is they want or at least try our utmost to do so.

Located in luxury surroundings in Witney, Merryfield House nursing care home is conveniently located near to Oxford and the beautiful Cotswolds. As part of the award-winning group of residential care homes operated by Peverel Court Care, Merryfield offers some of the best care provision in Oxfordshire.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Learning Disability (ALD), Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Epilepsy, Huntington Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Violent Behaviour.
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.

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.
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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Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Yes
Our Building and Facilities

A General Practitioner visits the care home in Witney each week and where possible residents are welcome to retain their existing GP’s.

The nursing care home provides other services including; Chiropody, Hairdressing, Optician, Audiology, a multi-denominational church service that is held once a month and individual clergy are welcomed at any time.


    How Many Floors We Have
    2

    Who Owns Our Building
    Private

    Communal Rooms
    Activities Room, Bistro, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

    What Else Do We Provide
    Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Cinema, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Optician.

    Our Garden
    Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden.

    Brochures
    Merryfield Brochure.pdf

    Our Photos

    Description

    All rooms are fully furnished, have an en-suite facility and are equipped with call bells, an optional telephone connection and flat screen televisions (Sky available on request). Residents will also have use of an iPad should they wish to communicate by email or Skype. We make every effort to accommodate any special decorative requests and of course residents are welcome and encouraged to bring familiar furniture with them should they so wish.


    About Our Rooms
    Number Of Rooms 24
    Number Of Ensuite Rooms 24

    Type Of Room
    Double Room, Single Room.

    Room Features
    Furnished, Garden View.

    Room Facilities
    Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Secure Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

    Our Photos
    Description

    Personalised care in exclusive settings delivered by talented and compassionate people. A long-standing family business, with a reputation for an uncompromising focus on the standards of care and the happiness of our residents, their families and our staff.

    Peverel Court Care has spent decades committed to staff development and training with all three homes now managed by long-standing staff who joined the group over 15 years ago. They have demonstrated and developed the perfect mix of compassion and organisational efficiency. Our most recent home manager, who took up post in 2017, joined the company in 2004 as a Healthcare Assistant. The group’s Quality Assurance Manager joined the group as a nurse at Merryfield House in 1998. This ability to retain staff in a sector renowned for high employee turnover is a reflection of the high value we place in our team.


    Our Team
    Aida Lardizabal
    Aida Lardizabal
    Deputy Manager
    Fran Torres
    Fran Torres
    the Home Manager
    Marie Anderson
    Marie Anderson
    Administrator
    Weekly Fees Start From Fee
    Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,335.00

    Funding Types
    Local Authority Oxfordshire
    Region South East
    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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
    Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Bistro
    Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
    Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
    Our Menu Pink tick icon Merryfield Summer Menu.docx
    Our Photos

    The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

    Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.


    Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.


    Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.


    Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

    Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.


    Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

    Pink tick icon A la Carte


    Pink tick icon Hot Trolley


    Pink tick icon Room Service

    A critical component for good health.

    Rating badge

    Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.


    Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

    Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

    Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

    A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

    Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].


    Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.


    Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.


    Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.


    Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.


    Pink tick icon Staff also dine themselves with the residents they support.


    Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

    Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.


    Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

    Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.


    Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.


    Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.


    Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

    Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

    Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

    Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

    Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.


    Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

    Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.


    Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.


    Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.


    Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

    Delivering a respectful and quality service.

    Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

    Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.


    Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

    Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

    Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).


    Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

    Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

    Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

    Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

    Pink tick icon Residents can get involved in the growing of food and/or ingredients on site.


    Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.


    Pink tick icon We use organically grown food.

    Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

    Activities Are So Important

    We have a lively activities coordinator who arranges a varied programme of events and outings, including visits to local stately homes in Oxford and the Cotswolds, drama therapy, musical entertainment, Wii physiotherapy (enjoyed by the younger carers too!) and the more earthy pursuits of helping our garden to look as wonderful as it does. Some of our residents simply prefer Vivaldi, a glass of red wine and a good book!


    Our Photos

    Activities At Home
    1 to 1 Activities, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crosswords, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Themed Events, Word Games.

    Activities Outside Our Home
    Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Theatre.

    33 New Yatt Road
    Witney
    Oxfordshire
    OX28 1NX

    Regulator: CQC

    Current Ratings
    Overall Good
    Safe Good
    Well Led Good
    Caring Good
    Responsive Outstanding
    Effective Good
    Inspection Reports
    Last inspected 13th October 2017
    Last rated 9th December 2017
    Reports

    9th December 2017

    23rd October 2015

    10th September 2013

    12th March 2013

    14th March 2012

    Registration Date 13th January 2011
    Service Provider Merryfield Home Limited, OX28 1NX
    Transport
    Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

    Places of Worship
    Anglican Church, Methodist Church.

    Nearby Services
    Chemist, Garden Centre, Hospital, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.
    Our Awards
    Top 20 Small Care Home Group in the UK 2021

    Frequently asked questions about Merryfield House Nursing Home

    Merryfield House Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2017.
    Merryfield House Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
    Merryfield House Nursing Home has 24 rooms.
    Merryfield House Nursing Home is owned by Peverel Court Care.
    Yes. Merryfield House Nursing Home does offer Residential care.
    Yes. Merryfield House Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
    Yes. Merryfield House Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
    Merryfield House Nursing Home comes under Oxfordshire.
    Merryfield House Nursing Home accepts Local Authority clients.
    Merryfield House Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
    Fran Torres is the manager of Merryfield House Nursing Home.

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