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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. Pet therapy is also popular and Fitzwarren House has pets for residents to enjoy and relax with.

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. There is also the pleasure of the surrounding environment as Fitzwarren House backs on to Stanton Park and its' 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

Graham V

27th May 2017

Mum moved into the Nursing Home in July 2016 as she needed full-time Nursing Care. The staff - nursing and carers - were very supportive, caring and professional from day 1 until she passed away in May 2017. Her room was re-arranged to provide the best outlook for her. Mum was fiercely independent (she didn't really want to be away from her home) and often would ignore requests to call the carers when she needed help. This resulted in a series of falls which the staff took in their stride. When her health became very poor at the end, she was treated with respect and dignity. I have every respect for the nursing staff and helpers, who maintained a cheery disposition with Mum. Although most do not want to end their days away from their own home, I have no hesitation in recommending Fitzwarren House as the alternative when needs must.

Shirley W

24th March 2017

Fitzwarren House is the most caring home I have seen. The staff are always cheerful, nothing is too much trouble, not only for the residents but the relatives are well supported too. Attention to detail makes all the difference and Fitzwarren House is consistently good at this. Long may they continue making elderly people feel safe at home.

A H

22nd March 2017

I live in Canada so visit usually two times a year for two or three weeks. I am always impressed by the care, kindness and consideration given to all residents. A lovely, friendly atmosphere.

Hazel D

14th March 2017

My mother recently passed away after being in Fitzwarren House for 6 years. She had a room on the ground floor initially then moved to the first floor for clinical care in 2015. Throughout her time in the home, we have been extremely happy with her care and with the dedicated and very caring staff who have looked after her.

K S

9th January 2017

I am so impressed with one member of staff at Fitzwarren House, when she is on duty the unit runs smoothly and the residents are so well cared for and there is a happy, relaxed atmosphere. The staff also are happy and can do their best. She will not rest- e.g. take a lunch break until everything is sorted and the resident all settled. When my mum was really ill the day she returned from the hospital I could not fault them they were so supportive and helpful.

Mark P

14th December 2016

From the first moment I visited Fitzwarren House, I was very impressed that it was more of a home for the residents than a care home. The manager and staff are very caring and attentive. My mother became a resident a few months ago and I am so pleased to see her taking part in the activities and interacting with other residents. The overall ethos is that it is the residents home with the staff helping and caring whenever and wherever they can.

K S

6th December 2016

Other care homes often feel like places you go to die. This doesn't. There are activities every morning and evening and Grandma who can be quite introvert loves to go to them. The staff know how she likes her tea and juice and makes sure things are done for her the way she likes. The staff are cheerful, friendly and genuinely care for their residents. Rooms are clean, staff chat with residents during their tea breaks. It's a happy place which means so much when dealing with dementia, which can be so difficult.

JR

28th November 2016

I find the home warm and friendly with everyday activities for the residents which are well organised and enjoyable. My sister also enjoys her hairdresser appointment every week. I like the communal kitchen where visitors can make a drink for themselves and the residents they are visiting. Staff are very obliging indeed.

M W

23rd November 2016

All staff are so helpful and friendly. The home is always spotless and has no horrible smells. The manager is excellent along with all staff whenever you walk in and I always get a warm welcome. I would recommend this home to anybody.

S C

17th November 2016

Everyone at Fitzwarren House has made every effort to make my mother feel at home. Nothing is too much trouble. The atmosphere is great with music often playing, carefully thought out activities and very caring staff. Visitors are always made welcome. As a family, we feel that Fitzwarren is a happy home with a great understanding of the very different needs of our lovely mum and the other residents with dementia.

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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