About The Home
Berehill House is a substantial historical property, constructed around the end of the 19th Century, that can cater for up to 24 residents within the main building and a further 11 in the new built extension. It can be described as a luxury country-house style home.
The main home, cosy and homely rather than institutional, retains many original features in particular its spectacular old-English styled dining room. Extending over three floors, all the bedrooms are light and airy with predominately en-suite facilities.
The bedrooms in the new extension could be described as modern and luxurious again with en-suite facilities and some having their own private patio area.
Each room has a 24-hour nurse call system, thermostatic controls and smoke detectors.
Types of Care
- All aspects of personal care with 24 hour cover.
- Regular visits from GPs.
- Hairdressing, dental, optician and chiropody services.
- Arrangements to ensure that residents are able to worship in their own faith.
- Arts and crafts, music and movement, social, cultural and spiritual activities.
- Delivery of newspapers and magazines.
- In-house laundry services.
- Television point / phone point in own room.
The Care Quality Commission is the independent body that regularly inspects all care homes in England. It makes sure that all care services meet the national standards of quality and safety and undertake a review of compliance.
Registered Manager – Michelle Hart
Deputy Manager – Alex Hale
Clerical Assistant – Dana Klein
Registered Manager Profile – Michelle Hart
Michelle’s past experience is in a residential care setting for the last 13 years. Michelle has worked most jobs in this setting from a housekeeper to the deputy, and therefore feels this supports her role now as the Home Manager. Michelle has completed several NVQ’s in Health and Social Care, most recently completing a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. She ha a real passion for maintaining dignity in care and that the residents are treated with compassion and respect. Michelle feels it is really important that the residents to enjoy their lives here at Berehill House and that they are supported to remain as independent as possible, as well as being able to express their views and choices.
In Michelle’s personal life she has a partner who she has lived with for over twenty years, have two grown up children and three cats. In her spare time she enjoys the football with her family.
Care and Nutrition
As part of our service, we provide 3 meals a day for all residents, which are all prepared on-site. Alternatives are offered as we are aware that not everyone will always want the same thing, we also offer snacks in between meals for residents that prefer to eat “on the go”.
At Hestia Care, we recognize the importance of meal times as part of a resident’s lifestyle and nutrition as part of any care package. Therefore, we make a specific effort to incorporate personal preferences and special dietary requirements into each meal.
With suitable notice, we are happy to provide meals for relatives of our residents. We also look for ways to improve our service and welcome feedback on the dining room experience we provide.
A sample weekly menu for Berehill Nursing Home can be found here.
Events and Activities
At Hestia Care, we feel activities are extremely beneficial to our residents, both physically and psychologically. It has obvious social benefits in terms of engaging with others and feeling a sense of companionship. Also through exercising physical and cognitive skills, residents can give themselves the best chance of staying independent for longer.
At the Berehill & Wessex Nursing Home, regular activities are arranged by our 2 full time Activities Organiser including arts and crafts, exercise to music, quizzes and one-to-one sessions. Residents are encouraged to pursue their own hobbies and interests and can benefit from using the mobile library and on-site hairdressing salon.
Please find below an example overview of the weekly activities for our residents in the Berehill & Wessex Nursing Home:
Monday: Arts and Crafts and Manicures
Tuesday: Sing-a-longs and Carpet Bowls
Wednesday: Bingo and Basketball
Thursday: Church Services and Music
Friday: Quiz and Games
Click here to see Berehill House events calendar.
Come and Visit Us
We would be delighted to show you around our home at the Berehill & Wessex Nursing Home. If you would like to arrange a viewing, please contact us and we would be more than happy to take you around the home, answer your questions and introduce you to members of our friendly and welcoming team.
Manager: Michelle Hart
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (01256) 893 087
Fax: (01256) 896 795
How To Find Us
Berehill Nursing Home