About - New Forest

About New Forest Nursing Home

Enjoying a secluded and unspoilt location at Fritham, near Cadnam, New Forest Nursing Home is a beautiful conversion of a quintessential New Forest country house.

The building itself is a classic “Arts and Crafts” style gentlemans’ residence, with an outlook across eight acres of grounds, stunning manicured lawns and a backdrop of mature trees. Within, most of the original period features have been retained and carefully restored, lending the home a wonderfully timeless charm and calm, far from the madding crowd.

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Individualised care, sensitively delivered

Registered Manager Minwun Cui and her team personify Allegra Care’s philosophy of care with compassion. We believe that residents’ individuality, self esteem and dignity must be observed without fail - the empathy, kindness and patience of our staff put that principle into practice. Guided by an individualised care plan, which is established in conjunction with the resident and family upon admission, the highly trained and experienced team ensure that tailored, person-centred nursing, respite and palliative care is sensitively delivered at all times.

Period character and charm in abundance

The home combines all the modern facilities required for outstanding elderly care with a delightful period setting. From the expansive, high-ceilinged bedrooms with lattice glazed windows to the elegant library, from the covered veranda to the oak-panelled dining room, it’s a property of wonderful character. There’s also a private dining room, where residents can entertain family and friends, and a bright, spacious lounge - the social hub of New Forest Nursing Home. Features such as a passenger lift, a Parker bath and specialist lifting equipment make life easier for residents and staff alike, enabling uncompromised standards of care.

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Enhanced well-being through active living

The maintenance of mental and physical activity is a cornerstone of Allegra Care’s ethos. Our activities team ensure that each resident is provided with an appropriate activity routine within the home, augmented by regular excursions in our wheelchair-friendly minibus. Shopping trips to local towns, sightseeing in the ancient forest landscapes that surround the home, excursions to enjoy fish and chips by the sea… at New Forest Nursing Home we’re truly blessed with what’s right on our doorstep. Pubs, churches, even cinema and theatre trips - there’s plenty to entertain and occupy even our most active residents.

Additional services also help promote social and mental activity. For physical well-being, regular visiting hairdressing, physiotherapy, chiropody, dental and optical services are on hand, whilst a mobile library service ensures that avid readers have plenty of choice.

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Our chef and talented kitchen team prepare a nutritionally balanced menu for residents to enjoy. Using fresh, local produce according to the season, meals at New Forest Nursing Home are not only nutritious, but delicious. Dietary requirements and any food intolerances are highlighted within each resident’s personal care plan and diligently adhered to by our kitchen team.

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Accommodation of genuine character

There are 48 cosy bedrooms at New Forest Nursing Home. These range from singles with en-suites to larger double rooms for couples of residents who prefer company. All benefit from original period features and are neutrally decorated and attractively furnished. Alternatively, residents are welcome to bring their own furniture, personal effects and pictures to lend their rooms a familiarity and some cherished home comforts.

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Safety and security through simple touches

A wide range of safety and security features have been seamlessly integrated into New Forest Nursing Home. From simple touches such as handrails in corridors and the use of furniture and pictures to provide landmarks to help with orientation, to carefully optimised and appropriate levels of lighting to reduce glare and shadows, the living environment has been discreetly enhanced to promote calm and reduce anxiety. Pull cord nurse alarms in bedrooms and bathrooms provide the reassurance of rapid response in the event of emergencies, and thoughtful enhancements such as low surface temperature radiators help ensure enhanced resident safety.

Set amidst an oasis of calm and a haven for wildlife, it’s easy to forget that New Forest Nursing Home is located just ten minutes from Junction 1 of the M27.

A place of unspoilt beauty and timeless tranquillity and elegance, where we believe that residents should receive the very highest standards of care and comfort at all times - without ever having to ask.