Frome MP Supports Local Care Home

Frome Nursing Home, a specialist dementia nursing and residential care provider in the Somerset town of Frome, have been commended by local MP David Warburton for creating their own solution to the care funding crisis.

The group that supports the home, Evolve Care Group, have set up a subsidy fund of £100,000 in order to help local people afford the care they need and deserve.

Home Manager at Frome Nursing Home, Maggie Rhodes, told us “we want to provide love and care to everyone that needs it. Our subsidy fund will allow those currently stuck at home or in hospital to access our specialist services at a cost that they can afford.”

She went on to explain “the team at Frome Nursing Home have implemented a cutting edge new model of person-centred dementia care. This is having an amazing impact on the lives of people living with dementia and we want lots of people to benefit from these advances.”

Frome’s newly re-elected MP, David Warburton, recently met with colleagues from Frome Nursing Home to hear more about their new funding solution and to offer his support. He commented: “the current crisis in funding for social care is an issue that urgently needs addressing and it is brilliant to see that Frome Nursing Home are doing their own bit to help ease the costs of care.”

David is currently planning a visit to the nursing home, located on Styles Hill in Frome. He plans to meet with some of the people living there and see first-hand the fantastic care that is being provided, as well as viewing the newly refurbished residences.

Frome Nursing Home is dedicated to offering care that revolves around the individual and their needs. We offer Dementia Care, Residential and Nursing, Respite Care, Step down placements and End of Life Care.

The Home and support is tailored to every person who lives here. The priority is focusing on small communities and families rather than conventional institutional approaches. The staff at Frome Nursing Home are passionate about offering the best possible care, with many feeling that they have gained many extra grandparents.

The home is set in the heart of the breath-taking Somerset countryside in the picturesque town of Frome.

Frome Nursing Home Celebrates 8 years of a Five Star Kitchen

This week Frome Nursing Home was awarded the maximum five stars in the latest food hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency for the eighth year in a row. Head Chef at Frome, Ben Kerslake, is also celebrating 10 years of working in the kitchens at the home, having started as a kitchen assistant back in 2007.

Ben and his team wowed food inspectors from Mendip council on their visit, who left well assured that the services available were of the best possible standard and hygiene was maximised at all times. They focused on the handling and storage of food, the cleanliness and layout of the buildings and the recording of information regarding the food.

Maggie Rhodes, Home Manager, was bursting with pride when she told us: “achieving the five stars again is an amazing achievement and a true testament to the continuous hard work of Ben and his team. They ensure that everyone living with us has a choice of food as they would at home, which is always nutritious and well-presented, resulting in dining with dignity always.”

Ben first started working for the home 10 years ago, and over the years his passion and ambition have helped him achieve numerous qualifications and awards, and climb the kitchen ranks to the Head Chef position.

Ben said: “I love working here, and the trust I have from the people living here is heart-warming. When preparing the menus I sit and listen, and understand each individuals tastes and nutritional needs. I get to exercise my creative side as well, particularly when using the puree food moulds, where pureed foods are put into specialised moulds to make them look as good as they taste. I can make mushy peas look like fresh peas straight from the pod!”

Maggie and the whole team at Frome Nursing Home have thanked Ben for his years of brilliant work and look forward to many more meals of five star food.

Frome Nursing Home is located on Styles Hill in the Somerset town of Frome. They provide residential and specialised dementia care for up to 60 individuals. For more information please call 01373 473 113 or email info@fromenursinghome.com

Mother’s Day at Frome

Mothers’ Day was celebrated with flair and pomp at the Frome Nursing Home. All the residents thoroughly enjoyed the day and themselves as they interacted with the staff and the many guests that had shown up to participate in the celebrations with them.

Frome Nursing Home is a particularly special home for people with health needs especially those affected by Dementia. The home can care for 60 individuals. It has also been rated to be among the top twenty care providers in the South West of England. The home recognizes that each individual should receive personalized attention and that its entire staff must uphold high standards when it comes to dignity, privacy, choice, and independence. Frome Nursing Home offers excellent services including good home-cooked food and accommodation, things that make the lives of the residents comfortable and pleasant.

Therefore, it is no wonder that the facility organized such an enjoyable event for the people who reside there. All parents deserve to be appreciated for all the hard work they put into raising their children. Mothers’ Day was the day when all the mothers at the home would receive all the love and attention they needed to feel appreciated and valued. The management invited the community and the family members, as well as, the friends of all the residents to help them celebrate the day.
People showed up in large numbers and appeared ready and happy to spend the day entertaining the residents and enjoying the day with them. The home provided a wide range and selection of food, snacks, and drinks for everyone. There was also an area set aside outside for everyone to sit together, eat, interact and laugh together. The atmosphere was intoxicating with the excitement, fun and wide grins on the faces of all the residents. One of the residents expressed her gratitude for having such a lovely place to call home and for having caring people who could organize such a beautiful event just for them.

Another resident exclaimed at how pretty the decoration was at the home. A few members of the community and the staff volunteered their time to decorate the place with special love hearts and flowers and other forms of decor to help set the mood.

Not only was the food and decor excellent, the activities that had been planned were also charming and exciting. The management had come up with a list of activities that the residents and their loved ones would take part in to ensure optimum enjoyment. The morning hours were set aside for the relative and friends to spend with their friends and families reminiscing. After the one on one activities with families, everyone came together to listen to stories about the mothers residing in the home told by their friends and families. Some of these stories were touching, and some people shed a tear or two. Others were funny and tore the crowd up in laughter.

There were also small games that everyone could play. At the end of the long day, everyone was tired and happy. And all the mothers in the home received a bunch of flowers before the closing of the event. It was truly a beautiful day, one that the families, community, and friends spend appreciating these amazing people.

International Woman’s Day

Around the world, people have been celebrating International Women’s Day by calling for a more inclusive and gender-equal world. Frome Nursing Home has been celebrating in its own way by remembering the fantastic stories of the women who live there and celebrating their achievements.

Sharing stories is an important part of life at Frome Nursing Home to help create a close-knit family group but also as part of the personalised model of care, which puts individuals and their past at the centre of every decision. For International Women’s Day there was a particular interest in the stories of Wendy Mills and Eve Wells, who live in the home and were pioneers in their respective fields of employment.

As a child, Wendy was inspired by the stories of Peter Pan and Wendy Darling to try and take flight herself. She joined the WRAF during the Cold War as a fighter plotter, and eventually managed to break the glass ceiling to become one of the first female pilots in the RAF. Maggie Rhodes, Manager at Frome Nursing Home said to us “Everyone loved listening to Wendy’s stories of her time as a pilot for parachute drops and as a flying instructor. She had a particularly exciting time once she managed to get equal treatment at work!”

For International Women’s Day everyone at Frome Nursing Home also listened to stories of Eve Wells’ time as a successful landlady in Bognor Regis. It was particular thematic since the stories were told in the home’s very own sensory pub, which has its own glasses, taps and stools etc to create the perfect environment. Maggie told us “Eve’s pub is always popular, but was even more popular than usual due to the fascinating stories about her time as a landlady and about the unique stories of those who visited her pub.”

Frome Nursing Home supports up to 60 individuals with various nursing and residential needs. Frome Nursing Home currently also has room to expand its family. If you would like to find out more about Frome Nursing Home, please email margaret.rhodes@fromenursinghome.com or call 01373 468 020.

Eggs, Flour and Milk with a Pinch of Frome

The community once again visited Frome Nursing Home as it celebrated Pancake Day and the start of lent. Visitors and those who live in the home had the opportunity to make and flip their very own pancakes, before adding their own unique toppings.

Maggie Rhodes, Manager at Frome Nursing Home, said “Everyone had great fun making their own pancakes. The batter making was a bit messy but fun none the less! There were a few unusual toppings choices, but all plates went back clean!”

Those who live and work at Frome Nursing Home are always keen to invite their neighbours into their newly redecorated homes for great events like these. Maggie said “We also challenged those who attended to give some things up for lent. We can’t wait to hear people’s progress.”

Frome Nursing Home supports up to 60 individuals with various nursing and residential needs and is currently recruiting nurses and care workers from the community to join its award winning team.

Frome Nursing Home currently also has room to expand its family. If you’d like to find out more about Frome Nursing Home, please call 01373 468 020 or email margaret.rhodes@fromenursinghome.com.

Frome Nursing Home Celebrates National Love Your Pet Day

Research has shown that for those living with dementia, being surrounded by pets is highly beneficial. In light of this, those who live at Frome Nursing Home were particularly keen to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day. Everyone shared their memories of owning pets as well as giving Boots, the home’s cat, even more love and attention than usual.

Frome Nursing Home is committed to creating the perfect homely environment so is keen to let Boots enjoy the home and spend time with those who live there, as well as organising a number of free events for the community and undergoing an extensive refurbishment.

Maggie Rhodes, Manager at Frome Nursing Home, said “So many of the individuals who live in Frome Nursing Home used to work on farms, so the day was a great chance to share memories of these times as well as dishing out love for Boots. She enjoyed the attention, though typically for a cat she pretended not to be bothered! We bought her a lovely treat to thank her for the enjoyment we get from her relaxing presence in the home.”

Frome Nursing Home supports up to 60 individuals with various nursing and residential needs and is currently recruiting nurses and care workers from the community to join its award winning team. Frome Nursing Home currently also has room to expand its family. If you’d like to find out more about Frome Nursing Home, please call 01373 468 020 or email margaret.rhodes@fromenursinghome.com.

Love is in the Air

Frome Nursing Home Was All Loved Up For Its Free Valentine’s Day Lunch
Love was in the air for Frome Nursing Home as it celebrated Valentine’s Day with a free lunch for the community. Those most in need of delicious homemade food and good company were invited to the newly redecorated home for the celebrations.
Those who live in the home, their families and visitors to the home enjoyed homemade Hunters Chicken, prosecco and ice cream as well as the loving atmosphere. The single red rose for everyone was very popular too. The team at Frome Nursing Home are always organising exciting events to ensure the creation of a home, to make people’s care journeys as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Maggie Rhodes, Manager at Frome Nursing Home, said to us “It was great to see love in the air as people celebrated Valentine’s Day. One of the visitors even brought along gifts for everyone, which was a really nice touch. We loved the heart-warming poetry and songs about individuals’ loves of the past and present too! We all really enjoy welcoming visitors into the home for fantastic events like these. We can’t wait for our celebrations of Pancake Day with the community.”

Burns’ Themed Lunch

Frome Nursing Home is opening its doors once again, this time in celebration of Burns Night for a free homemade lunch. The community is invited to come along to the recently redecorated home for a lunch celebrating the life and times of the Scottish poet. Maggie Rhodes, Manager at Frome Nursing Home, said to us “We’ve really enjoyed welcoming the community into the home for our previous events. It has been a great chance to get to know our neighbours and welcome guests into our home. Burns’ Night has always been an important celebration for those living in the home, so we were really keen to continue the celebrations with them.” The free Burns Night Lunch all kicks off at 1pm in the newly redecorated Woodlands building. Guests will get to enjoy a two course meal made in the home by the chef using local ingredients as well as bagpipe music. If you or someone you know would like to come along to the free lunch then please get in touch. For more details please email margaret.rhodes@fromenursinghome.com or call 01373 468 020. Frome Nursing Home supports up to 60 individuals with various nursing and residential needs and is currently recruiting nurses and care workers to join its award winning team. Frome Nursing Home currently also has room to expand its family.

Frome’s Juicy January

People decided to start the year off in a healthy way, as part of Frome Nursing Home’s Juice January. The free event held by the home, was a chance to enjoy homemade smoothies and home-grown fruit and veg. Frome Nursing Home decided to help the public refresh their bodies, since it has just undergone a refresh itself with new decor and a new model of care. Maggie Rhodes, Home Manager, said to us “We had a great turn out to the event. Everyone who came along really enjoyed the chance to start the new year in the right way. The drinks made by our specialist smoothie barista were really popular! We were also lucky enough to be able to taste the delights of some of the fruit and vegetables grown by those who live at Frome Nursing Home. It’s a great chance to show off their hard work, as well as to help them continue doing what they love.” Frome Nursing Home supports up to 60 individuals with various nursing and residential needs and is currently recruiting nurses and care workers to join its award winning team. Frome Nursing Home currently also has room to expand its family. For more details please email margaret.rhodes@fromenursinghome.com or call 01373 468 020.

Frome Gets Juicy

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to eat more healthily. Frome Nursing Home has recently been totally refurbished, and is now helping others to do the same to their bodies. Over 60s can come and enjoy home-made healthy foods for FREE at the home this month.

In December, the home had a very successful Christmas meal for the local community, but now they are thinking far more healthily. On 12th January, the home is opening its doors once more for visitors to come and enjoy a number of home-made smoothies and milkshakes, as well as some of our very own fruit and vegetables.

Maggie Rhodes, Home Manager, said to us “We are lucky enough to have so many people at the home who have always enjoyed growing their own fruit and vegetable.  It’s not just about being healthy but helping those who live at Frome Nursing Home to continue to do things they thoroughly enjoy. An event like this is great to show off their hard work, as well helping people start 2017 in the healthiest way possible.”

If you or someone you know is over the age of sixty and would be interested in coming along to the free health-boosting event, then please call 01373 468 020 by 11th January. The event starts at 2pm on 12th January at the home on Styles Hill in Frome.

Frome Nursing Home supports up to 60 individuals with various nursing and residential needs and is currently recruiting nurses and care workers to join its award winning team. Frome Nursing Home currently also has room to expand its family.

For more details please email info@fromenursinghome.com or call 01373 468 020.

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