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New Fairholme is a nursing home for older people situated in the market town of Oswestry in shropshire, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere from the moment you enter. There is an orangery leading from the reception area to the garden which is enjoyed by both the residents and their families and friends.

There are 88 bedrooms, all en-suite, situated over two floors in 4 self-contained units. Each unit has sitting, lounge, dining and kitchen facilities along with additional quiet areas.

The units either have direct access to the garden or a balcony overlooking the garden enabling all to enjoy the outside experience.

The home provides specialised nursing care for people assessed as meeting the nursing criteria often with a diagnosis of dementia, or those requiring palliative care.

Fairholme plays an active part in the local community and encourages as many local groups as possible to visit and engage with the people living in the home.

Fairholme works in partnership with external professionals and regularly supports student nurses on their work placements.

For more information on Fairholme, please contact us through the details shown.

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Facilities at New Fairholme

  • 88 large en-suite bedrooms
  • Each unit provides lounge, dining and kitchen facilities
  • Nursing Care available 24 hours a day
  • Specialist dementia facilities
  • Private accessible gardens
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Quiet lounge areas
  • Orangery for entertaining guests or simply relaxing
  • WIFI for use by residents and visitors
  • Strong links to, and regular visits from, local GP(s) and wider Primary Health care services including District Nurses, local Chiropodists, Opticians and other Therapists. People moving in can usually retain their GP of choice.

Activities

From the moment our residents join us, New Fairholme is their home and we are here to support them. We talk to our residents and their families to find out what is important to them as individuals and help them to carry on participating in activities that have individual meaning.

Our specially trained and enthusiastic activities staff are excellent at helping our residents enjoy their life with us at Fairholme where our staff work with residents to create a week by week schedule of activities to include a mix of physical, social, creative, recreational, sensory, relaxation and reminiscence.

In addition to the rich and varied activity programme at New Fairholme, staff also arrange outings to local areas of interest, organise events throughout the year and provide wonderful entertainment.

We encourage residents to get involved in day-to-day life in the home from housekeeping and baking to growing vegetables and keeping busy in the garden.

Relatives and friends are always welcome to visit New Fairholme and we would love anyone who has creative talent and time to lead or support an activity, simply get in touch with our Home Manager.

Accommodation

At New Fairholme all of our 88 rooms are large and comfortable with en-suite facilities on each of the four units.

The comfortable surroundings enable our residents to live as comfortable a life as possible and our activities enable participants to feel part of life within the home and its wider community.

Everyone living and working at Fairholme can genuinely feel they are among friends. Residents can decide where and how they spend their time either quietly in their room, taking part in the variety of activities, or walking through the central garden area at the heart of the home.

Our friendly communal areas ensure everyone is supported individually with scope for new friendships with other residents to ensure we meet all our residents’ choice and preferences.

Food & Drink

At New Fairholme we take our culinary skills very seriously indeed. As well as serving lunch, we make sure our residents have easy access to snacks and drinks throughout the day and night. Proper nutrition and hydration are essential to health and wellbeing.

We cater to all dietary requirements including supplements and following assessment guidance by the Speech and Language Team (SaLT). New Fairholme meals are freshly prepared on site by a qualified chef using locally sourced produce and we cater for all requirements including vegan, vegetarian, dairy or gluten-free diets.

New Fairholme has the highest possible 5 star food hygiene rating assessed regularly and independently.

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We are very proud to be awarded a 5* Food Hygiene Rating
for New Fairholme.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come and visit New Fairholme or spend some time here before I decide?

Of course. We would love for you, and your family, to come and visit. We know that choosing to live somewhere new, particularly in your older years, can be daunting so it’s really important you feel comfortable. Please do arrange a visit either through the website “Book a Visit” link on each home page or by contacting the Home Manager directly.

Who will be looking after me at New Fairholme?

Our ‘brilliant’ staff! When you visit and also on moving in to our home you will soon get to know familiar friendly faces with dedicated members of staff who will be responsible for making sure your needs are met. All of our homes and services which are part of Coverage Care organisation, which is a quality focused not-for-profit organisation with an independent majority Board of Directors. Additional support to our services comes from central teams based in Shrewsbury.

Can I bring my furniture to New Fairholme?

We want you to feel at home and would encourage you to bring personal items if you’d like to as long as space allows. There are some safety regulations on soft furnishings, but in reality, this rarely causes difficulties.

Can my family visit New Fairholme and stay for a meal?

Your family and friends can visit at any time, even overnight if there’s a room available and we’ve had advance notice. And yes, please let the kitchen staff know and we make a small charge for meals which will be explained by the teams in the homes when you visit and also on admission within our initial information packs.

Can I go out or on holiday?

Yes, subject to appropriate support and your level of need we can make arrangements for days out too and sometimes for short breaks and long weekends as well.

What does it cost to live at New Fairholme?

The fees charged depends on your needs, accommodation and support and the type of care you’re looking for. Together we will discuss and assess your requirements and the home manager will give you an inclusive cost for your care and accommodation. Any additional charges and also deposit will be discussed and are explained in our contract and other documents which you will need to sign on admission. You may also be eligible for funding from the local authority or the NHS dependent on your care needs and your funding position.

Where can I find funding advice?

We know how complex the means-tested funding position in terms of UK social care is.

If you have assets, assessed by social services above £23,250 in England then it is likely that you will need to fund all of the accommodation care and support costs under current UK legislation. We will be clear on what our fees are on admission.

If you have assets below £23,250 then the Local Authority may fund part or potentially all of your accommodation care and support. Prior to admission we will need to be advised of the fee to determine whether or not the Local Authority contribution is adequate enough to cover the full fees. We appreciate this is sensitive and we talk to you and social services colleagues prior to admission.

It is important to understand each person is different in terms of both their needs and funding position. Whilst we cannot give funding advice we will be clear on your fees and charges. You can also find a wealth of information via Age UK or Age Concern https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Where can I find more information on dementia?

Dementia affects everyone differently and we can talk to you directly about issues or concerns you might be facing. Alternatively, the Alzheimer’s Society has a wealth of information available on its website https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Testimonials

  • "I like it here very much and I am looked after very well. It's nice to feel safe and not worry. This place is just the right fit for me everything is right about it." resident

Contact Details

New Fairholme
Shrewsbury Road,
Oswestry,
Shropshire,
SY11 2RT
Tel: 01691 684970
Fax: 01691 670820
Manager: Imelda Briones
Email:
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Registered Address:
Allison House, Oxon Business Park,
Shrewsbury, SY3 5HJ

Registered in England and Wales as a not-for-profit registered society. Registration Number: 28304R

Central Office:
Phone: 01743 283 200
Email: enquiry@coveragecareservices.co.uk

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