We are safely able to support new residents. For more information, please speak with the Home Manager or fill out an enquiry form.
Fern Brook Lodge care home is a hub for the Gillingham community and surrounding villages in the north Dorset countryside.
Formerly St Martins Grange, the recently refurbished care home provides person-centred residential and dementia care in a peaceful and relaxing location, with the easy access to the town’s shops, cafes and restaurant for both residents and visiting relatives.
The care home has welcoming coffee lounge, large communal spaces, and a hair and beauty salon, along with features to aid independence and encourage residents to socialise and feel engaged in their new home. All of the bedrooms at Fern Brook Lodge come with en-suite facilities.
We know looking for a care home can be a difficult process, but you are not alone. Please fill out an enquiry form or give us a call and we would be happy to guide you through the process. We can also answer any questions and talk you through life at Fern Brook Lodge.
We have adapted our admissions process to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and help new and existing residents stay safe. You can find out more about these changes in our Assisi Admissions Plan by clicking here.
We put our residents at the heart of everything we do, and know that no two are the same. That is why we get to know residents and their life stories, hobbies and interests, helping us to create events around their likes.
For residents living with dementia, we have a Tovertafel ‘Magic Table’. The award-winning innovation from the Netherlands has been designed to help those at a later stage in their dementia journey be more active, social and engaged.
The Daily Sparkle
We are also supported by The Daily Sparkle, a newspaper and app featuring news stories from the past and familiar activities. Using these resources has opened up conversations for our less sociable residents, who reveal the smaller details of their lives, allowing carers to get to know residents on a close, personal level. Click here to find out more.
Look below for some of the things we have been up to recently.
“The care and provision for our residents is paramount; I love that my contribution to this is providing good, quality, nutritional food for everyone, and have a great supportive team to help deliver this.” – Darren Lean, Fern Brook Lodge Chef
Meals are more than just the food on the plate, they bring people together. At Fern Brook Lodge, residents meet for meal times in our relaxed and comfortable dining rooms, with wholesome, well-balanced meals.
We talk to residents to help create flexible menus around their likes and needs, also working within any special dietary requirements. Snacks and afternoon teas are also available to residents.
Although we can’t welcome you for a look around our care homes just yet, you can still view inside thanks to our remote tours.
To ensure our care homes remain free from COVID-19, our helpful Home Managers can guide you around during a video call, so you get a feel of what life is like with Care South.
Simply fill out the form below and we will be in touch to discuss how we can create a new home for you or a loved one with peace of mind.
The Brook is a hub for activities open to the wider community to use for free. Although it is part of Fern Brook Lodge, The Brook is available for the Gillingham community to use for special events or group meetings. To enquire about availability, please fill out the enquiry form below. Alternatively, please contact Fern Brook Lodge on 01747 834020 or email [email protected].
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