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We are delighted to welcome you to Fernhill House in Worcester.

Fernhill House is a new, state-of-the-art community for people over 65 years of age. Our ambition is to provide a vibrant, stimulating place to spend your autumn years. We also aim to do things a little differently to other homes in the area.

We have two communities in which to make your home. The ground floor provides a stunning place in which to live. From the moment you arrive in our chauffeur-driven car, you will be warmly welcomed into our thriving café area which is the hub of our home. Here, you and your family can indulge in freshly baked goods, great coffee or something a little stronger if it takes your fancy, we think that a glass of wine, a sherry or a gin and tonic when you’re with family and friends (old and new) makes conversation flow that little bit more!

We have spacious areas to sit and chat or to find a cosy nook to read your favourite book or morning paper. Our community rooms also include a library, a friendship room where you can entertain in private if you would like. There is no charge for this, you just need to book it – speaking of charges – we only have one charge – an all-inclusive price that will include meals and drinks for you and your family, trips out, our chauffeur-driven vehicle, salon treatments and any hobbies that you wish to maintain – or maybe try out for the first time! We think this gives you peace of mind. We will introduce you to our hand-picked team of dedicated staff and help you to settle in to one of our spacious and beautiful suites. We have built our home in a Georgian style with fabulous sash windows that really let in the light and most look out on to our leafy grounds with dedicated garden spaces.

On our first floor, we have a specialist community for those living with a dementia. Here, maintaining an active life, full of purpose is at the heart of what we do. We have designed hobby rooms, a tea shop and pub to socialise in, lift access to a secure, sensory garden and a stimulating beautiful environment. Our team are dedicated to ensuring you have companionship and a bit of fun. Every day will be different but we will also help with making spaces and routines feel familiar and comforting.

Companionship and real family values are at the heart of what we do. It really is our intention to provide a home away from home with all the standards of daily living you will be used to. Our team are trained and dedicated to ensuring all our residents with a wide range of needs have a gracious and fulfilled quality of life.

We are rightly proud of what we have achieved for our residents and we invite everyone who is interested in the home to visit us in person. Please contact me to arrange a convenient time – I very much look forward to meeting you soon.

Mark Barnes, Fernhill House

Peta Mandleberg - Home Manager

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Fernhill House for the dedication and exceptional level of care given to my father. We are delighted that he is safe, happy and are also greatly impressed by the attention to detail and the facilities provided.”

Elizabeth Kilburn, May 2017

A different approach

We believe that all of our staff are not only a talented bunch of people, but that they all have hobbies, skills, talents and interests that can be shared with the people who live at Fernhill House. So we have moved away from having dedicated activities staff to involve our entire team in ensuring there is plenty of stimulating activity and leisure pursuits going on every day. As well as scheduled events, we will have lots of ad hoc moments as well. To see what is going on at any time see the activity links below.

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NHS advice on keeping healthy for over 65s is being embraced by Fernhill House.     

And the latest proof of the efficacy of an active lifestyle is the media stardom of its 94-year-old resident turned specialist activity adviser.    

Lifelong keep fit enthusiast Marian Hill, who enjoyed her fifteen minutes of fame on a recent BBC Hereford and Worcester broadcast about the home, recently became the oldest person in the country to join a team of staff to help run regular Seated Physical Activity sessions for her fellow residents.  

The sessions are aimed at enabling participants to become more physically active, maintain mobility and prolong independence and can make a real difference to their ability to perform everyday activities such as getting dressed, brushing their hair, lifting a cup or simply moving about.   

More vigorous activities are also on offer at Fernhill House – with the aim of enabling residents to have fun as well as keep fit. A weekly exercise class helps keep the brain as well as the body active, alternative treatments such as sound therapy and reiki provide mental and emotional relaxation, crafts fire the imagination and get the fingers moving and the brain is stimulated with quizzes and games.   

Fernhill House also has a sensory garden within its two acre grounds and grows plenty of wholesome veg – and residents are encouraged to help out with planting, harvesting and watering. An indoor potting shed helps keep brain and fingers nimble.   Recent weeks have seen musicians, celebrity speakers from Radio 4 and a small menagerie of animals visit the home.   

Numerous reports highlight the benefits of regular physical activity in older age, which can help maintain bone mass; improve sleep, balance, mental ability and circulation; strengthen muscles; reduce the risk of dementia; increase happiness; reduce aches and pains and help the participant live longer.   

The NHS Choices website gives detailed age appropriate advice on activities to maximise physical and mental wellbeing. 

“Evidence shows that there is a link between being physically active and good mental wellbeing. It can help people with mild depression, and evidence shows that it can also help protect people against anxiety. It is thought to cause chemical changes in the brain, which can help to positively change our mood. Some scientists think that being active can improve wellbeing because it brings about a sense of greater self-esteem, self-control and the ability to rise to a challenge,” it says.   

Over 65s who are generally fit and have no mobility limiting health conditions are advised by the NHS to do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity  such as cycling or walking every week or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, alongside strength exercises on two or more days a week which work all the major muscles  - legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms.        

Older people are also advised to break up long periods of sitting with light activity, as sedentary behaviour is now considered an independent risk factor for ill health.   Older adults at risk of falls are advised to do exercises to improve balance and co-ordination on at least two days a week. Examples include yoga, tai chi and dancing.  
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