Manor Farm Residential Home
THE MANOR FARM HOUSE is an 18th Century farmhouse in Radstock, just north of Somerset at the junction of the A362 and A367, with Chew Valley Lakes and the Mendips to the west. Radstock, a former market town, lies in a valley with shops, banks, a Post Office, library, college, surgery, churches, splendid local museums and a good bus service only a few minutes walk from the home. There is a local hospital in nearby Paulton, where Bath specialists hold clinics.
The local bus service runs regularly to nearer towns such as Bath and Frome. The bus stop is only a few yards away from the home. Car service can be arranged for those unable to cope with public transport.
We are a happy and caring home, the emphasis being on home, with a 24 hour care team ready to look after the resident’s needs, encourage and help them to be independent and generate new interest.
The current Manager and seniors are trained in areas such as Dementia, Epilepsy, Palliative Care, and Diabetes. Most of the staff are trained in Medication, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety and First Aid & fire. Staff at Manor Farm House have a flexible approach to meeting all your needs and to help you to retain your own privacy and to respect your every wish. Staff at Manor Farm House are available 24hrs a day.
The home accepts Social Services clients as well as self funded clients.
We are a small home with 12 single bedrooms and 3 double bedrooms. We are proud to present a homely atmosphere.
Although we are not a nursing home, we can cater for Residents with some degree of illness or disability.
We will be pleased to provide furnishings where Residents are unable or do not wish to bring their own. there will be no extra charge for this.
Residents should feel free to bring selected items of furniture and personal possessions for their rooms and the proprietor will be happy to discuss this with prospective Residents.
Meals may be taken in the dining room or in the Resident’s bedroom, according to personal preference. Flexibility of meal times can be arranged.
Tasty, attractively present meals are provided daily. Specific dietry needs are catered for and drinks are provided by the Staff on request, at any time day or night.
Medical and Other Services
Residents may return their own G.P. if local or arrangements can be made to register with a G.P. of their choice. Help with selection can be given to those Residents new to the area.
Manor Farm House has a visiting Chiropodist, Optician and Dentist. Residents retain their right to NHS facilities.
Visiting Hairdresser, Beautician, newspaper and personal shopping services are available. PLease speak to a member of staff if you require this to be set up.
Prospective Residents are initially offered a day visit (free of charge), followed by a months trial period to ensure that th home is able to meet individual clients needs.
In the event of a visit being impracticable, a visit to the Resident’s own home can be arranged, to answer any queries and assess the type of individual care necessary.
There is open visiting, and visitors are asked to sign in and out.
Towels and bed linen are provided, Resident’s personal clothing is laundered on the premises free of charge. All clothing must be marked with the Resident’s name and be machine washable.
The home encourages the Residents to take an interest in the development of the services available to them within the residential home. Regular meetings are held between Residents and senior staff at the home, enabling the Resident to voice their opinions about the service provided.
Enquiries and Viewing
Residents representatives are most welcome to come and view the home for suitability for their loved ones. To arrange a visit or for more information and advice on the home and what to do next please call Mrs I. Rajah on 01761 436127 or 07886 529770.
Dementia Care at Manor Farm
At Manor Farm Residential Home, our aim is to provide our residents with high quality, person-centred care. Our approach aims to see residents with dementia as individuals, rather than focusing on their illness or lost abilities. We take into account each individual’s unique qualities, abilities, interests, preferences and needs. And our main priority is treating residents with dignity and respect.Each resident with dementia has their own individual care plan, which summarises how staff can encourage and maintain the unique strengths of the person with dementia while meeting his or her needs for support. This plan is reviewed at regular intervals.
Staff at all levels have received training in how to care for people with dementia and have received a Dementia Care Level 2 qualification. This enables them to understand the difficulties in communication that a person with dementia may face, and to help them express their wishes and needs.
At Manor Farm Residential Home, the personal dignity and privacy of all our residents are respected at all times. We understand that people don’t lose their right to take part in decisions about their lives just because they have dementia, or because they have moved into a care home. Our residents are included in plans and decisions about their care, and helped and supported to make choices. Whether it is choosing food, clothes or activities, their likes and dislikes should be taken into account fully. We also see relatives and close friends as playing an important role in complementing the support and care offered by the home.
Residents with dementia are encouraged and supported in maintaining independence within their capabilities and our staff are dedicated to helping residents maintain existing interests.
The care team also create opportunities for residents to spend time together and get to know each other through a wide variety of social opportunities.
We also encourage residents to bring in some of their own furniture and possessions to aid their transition to a new environment and maintain a sense of familiarity, which is particularly important for residents with dementia.
Residents with dementia are also encouraged to maintain relationships with people outside the care home. Just because a person has entered a care environment, this should not mean the end of many of the familiar routines that have helped shape their day.
Our staff ensures that residents are able to spend time outdoors. Regular exercise, fresh air and natural light are important for a person’s well being. We encourage residents to be active and do things that give them pleasure.
At Manor Farm Residential Home there is always a member of staff available to talk to the person with dementia, their friends or relatives about any worries they have. Our staff is supported at all times by the care home manager.