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64 Places for Nursing Care and Dementia Care

Fitzwarren House sits alongside MHA’s innovative Stanton Lodge apartments on the outskirts of Swindon. It was purpose built in 2005 at a cost of £4.5 million and officially opened by Glastonbury Festival Founder Michael Eavis. The building is spacious, has innovative use of colour and its design was featured at the 2006 Dementia Care Conference.

Half of its 64 places are reserved to provide individualised care for people who require nursing support and 32 places offer personal care to older people living with dementia.

A model of the holistic approach to which all MHA homes aspire, Fitzwarren House works to support spiritual and emotional needs as well as physical ones. Both the home’s own Chaplain and a Roman Catholic priest pay regular visits, each of them offering friendship, fellowship and formal services. By way of contrast, pet therapy is also popular in the Home. Fitzwarren has its own pet rabbit, guinea pig and kittens.

Other forms of therapy also support the home’s focus on well-being, both stimulating and also comforting residents. Music and movement encourages physical activity and can help some residents recall thought processes as well as stimulating speech. Doll therapy is popular, too. A number of female residents enjoy acting out the care of little ones, promoting a sense of happiness. There is awareness and gratitude here, also, for the surrounding environment of a home that backs on to Stanton Park, filled with a plethora of wild birds and animals.

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CQC overall rating for Fitzwarren House

Good

4th May 2016

Privacy and independence, friendship and support - 24 hours a day

Fitzwarren house offers care and comfort, compassion and friendship. At the heart of all we offer is our assurance that you will be treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve, and if you need anything at all, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day.

Whether in the privacy of your own room or relaxing in the company of your friends and neighbours, we will support you to spend your time doing the things you enjoy. Let us know if it’s music, a favourite newspaper, exercise or a spot of pampering at the salon. Landscaped gardens invite you to appreciate the fresh air, or tend the plants, if you wish. There’s a wide range of social events, so you never need to feel bored or lonely.

Meal times are a special part of the day for you to savour tasty food, freshly cooked by our chef to suit you and any dietary needs. And, of course refreshments are available throughout the day for you and your visitors, who are welcome at any time.

Fitzwarren House has the latest safety and security design features so you can live life to the full with peace of mind.

Our commitment to your well-being

Our highly-trained, dedicated members of staff will always be on hand to provide your care and support in the way that best suits you, in the comfort of your own room with en suite facilities.

We choose the people who work with us very carefully

They need to share our values and respect people, their life experience and personal choices.

We take pride in the cleanliness and maintenance of your home and provide a thorough and friendly cleaning service. Your personal washing will be carefully laundered and returned to you, clean and fresh.

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Reviews

J P

15th September 2016

My father spent the final six months of her life in Fitzwarren house and I could not have wished for a better place for him. The standard of care he received was second to none and nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. He was unable to get out of bed so spent all his time in his room. However, there was always someone around to say hello or have a quick chat with him. I'm sure many people have pre-conceived ideas of what a nursing home is like but Fitzwarren House will blow these ideas out of the water. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this home to anyone.

Tony P

13th September 2016

My father-in-law was a resident at Fitzwarren House from February 2016 until he sadly passed away in August and in that time it was evident he was receiving an absolutely outstanding level of care. His all too brief stay was a very happy one and shortly before the end he took the time to tell us how comfortable he was at Fitzwarren House and how nice everyone was. In my opinion, the staff and management deserve huge credit for their dedication and professionalism. Every aspect of the home portrays a feeling of calm, well-being, comfort and happiness, with all residents clearly content and comfortable. I cannot speak highly enough of Fitzwarren House and only wish there was a category on this review of above "excellent".

Sarah S

1st August 2016

I spent quite a few days visiting my grandma with my family (including our dog!) and found everyone who worked and helped grandma wonderful. They took time to get to know her in the few months that she was there, and seemed to have a keen affection for her which was of great support. The care I received during grandmas last week is something I won't forget. Thank you all for being so lovely, friendly and kind.

Gillian M

27th July 2016

Fitzwarren house is a delightful place to visit. Plenty of parking available and garden is well cared for a lovely place to sit. The staff i.e. nurses, carers and cleaners are all so lovely, caring and informative. Special mention to all the nurses who are SO loving, caring and considerate towards the residents. My heartfelt thanks to them all.

Geoffrey M

27th July 2016

This home is run in an extremely professional and caring manner. all staff are well trained and motivated to provide care and treat each resident with dignity. I would also like to make a special reference to the nursing staff who are exceptional.

Anne H

7th July 2016

My mother was treated with dignity, care and concern. She was dependant on her carers entirely and never wanted for anything. Outside agencies were consulted appropriately and nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were comfortable and there was a high standard of cleanliness throughout the home. Kitchen staff made every effort to provide food appropriate for her needs to the point where the catering manager sought me out to discuss mums needs.

Michael G

11th May 2016

Both nursing and care staff, consistently did everything they could to make sure mum's needs were met. Unlike in her previous stay in hospital, she was treated like an individual old person with her own personality, interests and skills. The activities organiser went out of her way to ensure that mum used her decorative and craft skills, played the piano and was generally engaged. The Methodist Chaplain was always cheerful and energetic and mum enjoyed the services and her spiritual needs were also met. Thank you to all.

Christine F

29th April 2016

I was so lucky to have been offered a room for my husband at Fitzwarren House and he moved there in November 2015 from another care home. Since he has been there, he has really improved, which is due to the care and interaction from the staff who are so loving and caring to all the resident. The are very supportive to relatives as well. The home is spotless, food is good but the staff are absolutely brilliant, cannot be faulted in anyway. Love, love this place. Thank you so much for caring for my husband xx

Clive W

13th April 2016

My wife and I were lucky enough to be offered a place for my father-in-law, who badly needed 24 hour care. Fitzwarren House personified and excelled in delivering what we had hoped for, in terms of caring for my father-in-law in what was to become, a brief stay. The compassion and care shown by all, is a credit to what Fitzwarren House stands for. The importance of an individuals dignity being retained through illness is effortlessly delivered. Everything about Fitzwarren House is quite brilliant. Staff magnificent day and night.

Jane H

13th April 2016

Very happy with the help and support myself and family received. My father in law was well looked after and the care shown was well appreciated.

All reviews have been submitted through the independent website carehome.co.uk and are subject to the carehome.co.uk terms and conditions

Contact info

Fitzwarren House 
Kingsdown Road 
Swindon 
SN3 4TD

Finding us: If using a sat nav please use the alternative postcode SN25 6SF to direct you to Kingsdown Road. From the main road please look out for the site sign post to direct you to your destination.  

Tel: 01793 836920

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