Nursing Home

Admitting a loved one into a nursing home is arguably one of the hardest decisions you will have to make, our friendly staff are knowledgeable and highly trained allowing us to offer you, and your loved one, the support and reassurance needed for a smooth transition to their new home or a happy and contented stay with us.

Why chose our Nursing Home?

TYPES OF CARE:

Nursing Care

Dementia Care

Palliative Care

Respite

Each of our private rooms has their own 24 hour call button, en-suite washing and toilet facilities, fully adjustable bed and TV and telephone sockets. There are also open lounges, and outside we have extensive gardens featuring sensory areas with bright colours, tactile and fragrant planting, wind chimes and relaxing water features.

We have a dedicated kitchen providing healthy, freshly cooked meals and able to cater for any dietary need. We undergo regulatory inspections of our Catering facilities by Environmental Health and are proud to have systematically maintained the highest level of Five Stars.

Our Facilities

On-Site

Open Lounge Areas

Extensive Garden Area
Dedicated Kitchen
Dietary Requirements
Internet/WI-FI
Laundry
Extensive Grounds
Recreational Activities

Accomodation

Private Rooms
24-Hour Nurse Call
En-suite Toilet Facilities
Adjustable Bed
In Room TV's
Telephone Sockets
Smoke Detectors
Thermostatic Radiators

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Disabled Parking
Disabled Bathroom
Lift
Mini Bus/Transport
Handling Equipment
In House Hairdresser

Joanna Savory

COTSWOLD UNIT MANAGER

Joanna qualified as a State Enrolled Nurse in 1982. She then did a post registration course at Greenwich Hospital and qualified as a Registered General Nurse working on the Gynaecology unit. She then pursued Registered Mental Nurse Training at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry and qualified in 1991. Joanna stayed at the hospital for 5 years rising to the post of Junior Charge Nurse on an open Forensic ward. In 1996 she returned to her native North Wales to work as a Community Psychiatric Nurse with Old Age Adults. Joanna has worked with the elderly in both the private sector and the NHS. In 2003 she took a position at Gloucester Royal Hospital on an acute medical ward, where she progressed to Junior Sister. Joanna then managed a 20 bed Nursing Home in North Wales for people living with Dementia. In 2009 she returned to Gloucestershire to take up the position of the Manager of the Cotswold Unit.

She has completed Dementia link worker training which inspired her to complete the Dementia Leadership Programme. She recently completed the “Train the Trainer” training and this enables her to deliver Health Education England Tier 1 Dementia training to all Horsfall House staff.

Joanna leads a team of motivated, caring and well-trained staff who deliver the best possible care to our residents. She really enjoys her job and finds new challenges every day and feels privileged to be a part of our resident’s lives.

Samantha Walker

GENERAL UNIT MANAGER

In 2010 Samantha qualified as a registered general nurse after 15 years of care assistant experience. She started her career as a theatre nurse at Cheltenham general hospital followed by day surgery at Gloucester Royal. Samantha then went onto becoming a shift leader at Barchester care home. She then went onto the Dean Neurological centre looking after patients with spinal and brain injuries and conditions affecting the brain. She then moved to the Winfield Hospital as a registered nurse, she then became the occupational health link nurse and ran her own clinics performing this role alongside working in outpatients assisting with clinics and minor procedures. In 2020 she joined Grevill House care home with the order of St Johns care trust as a registered nurse, going on to becoming the head nurse and clinical support in 2021 looking after 27 nursing residents. 

Samantha is very happy to be appointed the unit manager of the general unit and she will bring many of the skills she has acquired throughout her career. 

When not at work Samantha likes to read and knit/crochet teddy bears which she makes for charity, family and friends.

Our Cotswold Unit

Our Cotswold Unit provides specialist care for those living with Dementia and other severe memory problems. This care is delivered by highly trained staff who are passionate and respectful about the dignity and well-being of the people they support. We have a number of Dementia Link Workers who provide a wealth of specialist dementia knowledge, experience and expertise. 

The activities within the Cotswold unit are tailored to those with memory problems and include ‘Singing for the Brain’ sessions, ‘Reminiscence’ sessions and ‘Life History’ work. Music and movement/poetry/dance sessions occur on a weekly basis facilitated by different entertainers, which are recognised therapies using movement. We also have Pets as Therapy dogs who visit regularly.

The homely environment throughout Horsfall House, is designed to make those living with us feel comfortable and familiar with their surroundings. It is widely acknowledged that strong colours such as red, yellow and orange can be more recognisable for some people with dementia and the furnishings, crockery, tableware, décor and bathroom facilities reflect this.

 

Our General Unit

Our General Nursing Unit provides care for the frail and elderly, Palliative and respite. Residents on the unit are encouraged to maintain a level of independence and personal choice where possible with staff providing the highest quality of care whilst remaining sensitive to individuals needs and abilities.

The unit has an extensive and varied schedule of activities throughout the week including arts & craft sessions, gardening, baking, musical sessions and a gentle exercise programme.

As well as activities within the home, residents regularly enjoy the garden, which feature sensory areas and fragrant planting, and planned trips.

 

Whether you’re looking for specialist care for dementia or other types of elderly care, fill out our application form and we will gladly assist!

If you require additional support filling out an application, please call us and we can assist you with your application.

01453 731227

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