Residential care in Fritham, New Forest

Helping an elderly loved one navigate the transition to residential care is never easy. Frequently following a crisis such as a fall, a negative health event or hospitalisation, it’s critically important to choose a residential care home that meets all of the individual’s needs as fully as possible. A good starting point to understand local residential care options is, where the provision offered by each home can be carefully assessed and compared.

With around 400 care homes across the county, Hampshire is well provided. Residential care divides broadly into two categories – more general nursing, respite and palliative care; and secure dementia care. Care providers such as Allegra Care operate some homes which fall into the first category, and others which offer both. New Forest Nursing Home, in the village of Fritham, delivers exceptional nursing, respite and palliative care in the charming and secluded setting of a converted gentleman’s residence.

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What is residential care? 

Residential care is 24/7 care and support, delivered by highly trained healthcare professionals. An individual’s medical, emotional and physical needs are fully assessed prior to admission and, in collaboration with the prospective resident and their family or loved ones, a detailed care plan is drawn up.

Providers such as Allegra Care operate a person-centred care model, tailoring every aspect of care, to the minutest detail, to the individual’s specific needs.

Residential care at New Forest Nursing Home in Fritham

Enjoying a secluded, tranquil location in eight acres of gardens with a backdrop of mature trees, New Forest Nursing Home offers outstanding care around the clock.

A converted country house, dating back the best part of 100 years, it’s a property that combines an abundance of period character with exceptional modern facilities to meet complex care needs. 43 cosy bedrooms offer elegant accommodation, ensuring that residents are comfortable and well cared for.

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Quality of life in a beautifully appointed nursing home

The priority at New Forest Nursing Home is to help each individual achieve their best quality of life. In elegant, comfortable surroundings, residents are able to make new friends and participate in a warm, welcoming and inclusive community. With attentive nursing care, augmented by rewarding activities, excursions and friendships, it’s a change of scene, but a continuation of daily life.

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Residential care that preserves independence 

Whether short stay or long-term, a key objective of residential care is the maintenance of independence. Upon admission, many residents express concerns about their perceived loss of autonomy and self-determination.

That’s why the nursing and care staff at New Forest Nursing Home work tirelessly to support residents’ ongoing independence and encourage them to do as much as they can for themselves. In this way, self-esteem, dignity and emotional wellbeing are preserved - and frequently enhanced.

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With specialist care needs including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and stroke, the team at New Forest Nursing Home deliver compassionate, professional care, day and night. All care staff are qualified to Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care – and most have extensive previous career experience in hospital and community nursing.

Whilst qualifications and professional experience are the key requirements, great emphasis is also placed on kindness, generosity of spirit and a warm, friendly smile.

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Delicious, balanced meals with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients 

Served in the oak-panelled main dining room, the private dining room (where friends and family can be welcomed for lunch) or in the comfort of their own rooms, residents enjoy a healthy, balanced diet.

Good nutrition is especially important in later life, and the chef and kitchen team source fresh, local and seasonal produce to produce daily changing menus to meet all tastes and dietary requirements.

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Memorable moments for your loved ones

Residential care is all about creating moments that matter – both to residents and to their visiting friends and family. Time is precious and, at New Forest Nursing Home, every effort is made to entertain, engage and inspire by way of a range of stimulating activities within the home, as well as local excursions in the home’s own minibus. The home’s responsible visiting policy is also open and flexible enough to ensure plenty of quality time with loved ones.