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Fern Brook Lane, Gillingham, SP8 4QD


For more information, please call us on:


01747 834020

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.

Facilities

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.

Care provided

Please see the measures below we are taking to keep employees and residents safe at Fern Brook Lodge.

Testing 

Employees and residents in our care homes are regularly tested for COVID-19 in line with Government guidelines.

Vaccination

An extensive vaccination programme has been implemented across residents and employees in our care homes.

PPE

Employees in our care homes are provided with all personal protective equipment in line with Government guidelines.

Infection control

Rigorous cleaning and infection control procedures are maintained and monitored daily in our care homes in line with Government guidelines.

Visits

Visits are allowed in designated visitor areas and can be made by appointment with the Home Manager.

Staying in touch

All our care homes have tablets with Skype and Zoom enabling video calls with loved ones.

Admissions

We have created a robust admissions plan to help new and existing residents stay safe. To find out more about our Assisi Admissions Plan click here.

Virtual tours

To take a look around one of our care homes, our Managers can guide you around during a video call.

Training

All employees take part in on-going training and are kept regularly up to date with the latest guidance.

Fairlawn is not just a home for your later years, it’s a place to enjoy life in a supported and social way. We focus on the importance of the three Fs – Food, Fun and Friends – to create a fulfilling lifestyle.

For residents living with dementia, we use innovative tools, such as the Tovertafel ‘Magic Table’. The award-winning device from the Netherlands has been designed to help those at a later stage in their dementia journey be more active, social and engaged.

Please take a look below for some of the activities we’ve been up to at recently at Fern Brook Lodge.

Fern Brook Lodge dining

“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.

Click here to see Darren’s delicious stir fry pork recipe

Darren Chef

Fern Brook Lodge remote tour

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

The Brook at Fern Brook Lodge

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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Fern Brook Lane, Gillingham, SP8 4QD
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For more information, please call us on:


01747 834020

Activities at Fern Brook Lodge

Making memories in the kitchen on World Nutella Day

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A simple way to share some fun with friends at Fern Brook Lodge

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A taste of Scotland as Fern Brook Lodge marks Burns Night

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Pearl’s pride at haul of home-grown potatoes

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Beating Blue Monday with a birthday at Fern Brook Lodge

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Cherries coffee afternoon spreads Christmas cheer

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