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Farehaven Lodge

Size and Category of Care

40 residents in the residential category

Location 

Farehaven Lodge is situated on the south coast midway between Southampton and Portsmouth with easy access via M27, M3 and A3. The Home is a walk away from all the amenities of a modern shopping precinct whilst still preserving a village charm. The Home itself is set in an acre of mature landscaped grounds in a secluded part of Hill Park. Local bus routes are available and the home is within a mile of Fareham railway station.

Specialist Care Provided 

The staff at Farehaven Lodge are well trained in not only general care for the elderly but also in dementia care and caring for residents with physical disabilities and mental illnesses.

Facilities at the Home

Farehaven Lodge is a purpose built Care Home which opened its doors in the spring of 1986. The Home has a total of 36 comfortable bedrooms, of which 3 are luxury singles, all of which have been tastefully decorated. Most rooms have full en-suite facilities. All rooms have individually controlled heating, a nurse call system, television and telephone sockets. The Home has two lounges, one with a television and video whilst the smaller “quiet lounge” has a music system and french doors which lead out into the garden. The Home has a separate dining room and a glass conservatory that leads onto an outside patio area. Bathrooms and toilets are well positioned throughout the Home.

Secure private parking is available on site for visiting relatives and friends. Hot or cold drinks and snacks are available throughout the day and main meals are usually served in the dining room or by tray service in the privacy of residents’ rooms. Menus are made to be nutritious and wholesome and are rotated every four weeks. A complete laundry service is provided free of charge to all the residents via our in house laundry facility.

Distinguishing Characteristics of the Home 

The Care Manger, Paula Fokinther has worked with the elderly over 30 years and we are very proud to have many long serving, dedicated, experienced and trained members of Staff at the Home. The Home has a warm, homely and inviting atmosphere and the Staff aim to ensure that our residents well being and happiness remain in the forefront, our residents are cared for as individuals with emphasis placed on the uniqueness of each person.

Various activities are organised for the Residents and they are encouraged to participate. Activities and entertainment include, exercise sessions, Arts and Crafts, musical reminiscence hour, in house bingo, cards and game play.

Resident outings are offered to nearby locations. The Home is also visited by a reliable professional hairdresser on a weekly basis at a cost, a private chiropodist visits on a regular basis for a fee, the opticians visit every six months to perform eyesight tests and a dental hygienist visits every three to four months to clean residents dentures for a small fee. Newspapers and magazines can be ordered on request and are delivered daily at a cost through the local newsagent. Residents are welcome to receive a minister of their own church at any time in the Home, Holy Communion is offered every two weeks within the Home by a visiting Minister. Residents relatives and families are always welcomed into the Home and catered for on request should they choose to remain for lunch or dinner. Residents meetings are organised to allow opportunity for discussion, opinions to be aired.

Recommendation

Like most people faced with this decision was worried that I had made the right choice for mum. Need not have worried, within one month mum was calling it home, everyone was helpful and kind. Wonderful management team in place.

Submitted by Susan V D P (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 30 October 2014. Review relates to October 2014.

Farehaven Lodge

Farehaven Lodge
8 Nashe Close
Fareham
Hampshire
PO15 6LT 

Care Manager : Paula Fokinther
Tel: 01329 846765 
Fax: 01329 844229 
Email: Farehaven Lodge

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            8.1 out of 10