FONTHILL HOUSE
ST ALBANS

NURSING AND RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME

Tel: 01727 893104  Email: info@fonthillcare.co.uk

WELCOME TO FONTHILL HOUSE

A DIFFERENT QUALITY OF CARE

Fonthill House is a purpose built care home in St Albans with a unique and revolutionary ethos. Family-owned and family-run, we have a passion for care and believe that all our residents deserve the best of everything.

We have set new standards with our care home and home care services, both being rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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SHORT & LONG TERM CARE

Complex care needs managed at Fonthill

The Fonthill nurses and therapists are experienced in caring for people with the most complex of health needs including all aspects of rehabilitation, medicine administration, health monitoring, venepuncture, enteral feeding, wound management, urology and the management of long term conditions. Our nurses are equipped to provide Doppler assessments for arterial disease, compression bandaging, bladder scanning, syringe drivers, intravenous therapies and are trained in the use of oxygen.

At Fonthill House we are experienced in anticipating changing health needs and unpredictable conditions. We liaise with GPs, consultants and specialists to plan and adapt care as your health needs change.  We try to avoid hospital admissions, however if necessary our relationships with the local hospitals ensure efficient discharge planning.

PALLIATIVE & END OF LIFE CARE

Awarded “Beacon” status for EOL care by the Gold Standards Framework

Dr Waites and our nurses are experienced in end of life care planning and symptom control, their aim, to avert a crisis and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. Yours and your family’s wishes are discussed in detail to understand how you can be kept most comfortable.

RECOVER & RECUPERATE

Our wonderful team will get you back on your feet

After a fall, a hospital stay or a medical procedure, a great start to recovery and rehabilitation is absolutely crucial. Fonthill House offers short-term convalescent care: it’s a proven way to get you back on your feet, faster. Fonthill’s dedicated staff deliver the highest quality of bespoke care. Our friendly and welcoming team are experienced in helping with all levels of care, from routine assistance to more complex needs.

FONTHILL CARE AT HOME

We can help you at home too

Fonthill are able to provide care packages in your home, this ensures continuity of your care. We are able to provide scheduled daily visits or live in carers. Our home care packages are managed by our experienced district nurses who are on hand should you require nursing care.

YOUNGER ADULTS

Caring for people over the age of eighteen

We are a home for anyone over the age of 18 who requires nursing or residential care, long or short stay. Our team have gained an excellent reputation for caring for older adults and we are delighted to be able to provide the same high standards for younger adults too.

A CAREFULLY CHOSEN TEAM

DR LOUISA WAITES

FONTHILL HOUSE RESIDENT GP

Based at Fonthill House Dr Waites responds quickly when our residents need to see a GP.

Our nurses communicate daily with Dr Waites in order to diagnose and treat both acute and chronic health concerns. This proactive approach helps to maintain residents’ well-being and allow early detection of illnesses that may lead to unnecessary hospital admissions if treatment were delayed. Medication reviews, health assessments and psychological support are regularly combined to manage both physical and mental long term conditions, adapting care to the individual as change occurs.

Dr Waites’ particular passion and interest is in palliative and end of life care. The Fonthill multidisciplinary team work closely together to provide compassionate & holistic care as people approach this phase in what can be an uncertain time for residents and families.

CAROLINE BISHOP

DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Caroline worked in the NHS for 20 years before joining Fonthill Care. In her most recent post she was responsible for the provision of all district nursing across St Albans. Caroline’s role involved managing community matrons, specialist palliative care nurses, community nurses and therapists dealing with complex health issues in the local community.

Caroline began her NHS career by training as a registered adult nurse at Preston University in 1995.  She later completed a Post Graduate Degree in District Nursing at London South Bank and has held a number of senior clinical and managerial posts in various specialities.

NEW FRIENDS & NEW HORIZONS

Great friendships form not only among residents but also between residents and staff.

Walk around Fonthill House on any given day (our coffee shop is open to the public and everybody is welcome) and in the music lounge you might see Joan playing the piano or pop into our bright art studio to see Lola working at her easel. Outside in the Fonthill gardens (opened by Charlie Dimmock) you might find Peggy and Hilda tending the rose bushes.

All of this bustle, fun and camaraderie is in stark contrast to the isolation, loneliness and lack of support that many elderly people can feel while living at home alone. Instead of a single visit from a carer each day, Fonthill residents find themselves immersed in a real community with beneficial effects for physical fitness and state of mind.

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ACTIVITIES AT FONTHILL HOUSE

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We plan our weekly activities schedule around what our residents request.

DINING AT FONTHILL HOUSE

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Restaurant quality dining is what you can expect at Fonthill House. Our in-house chef prepares our menus daily using fresh local ingredients.

Monday 13th August

Warm Corned Beef Hash Cake or Wholetail Breaded Scampi with Tartare Sauce. Just a couple of delicious starters from Mondays menu at Fonthill House St Albans.

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Tuesday 14th August

Herb Crusted Plaice Fillet with Tomato Sauce and Mash or Mixed Courgette & Parmesan Penne Pasta. Just a couple of freshly made mains from Tuesdays menu at Fonthill House St Albans.

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Wednesday 15th August

Strawberry Jam Tart with Whipped Cream & Fresh Strawberries or Chocolate Sponge with a choice of Custard, Cream or Ice cream. Just a couple of mouthwatering desserts from Wednesdays menu at Fonthill House.

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Thursday 16th August

Warm Macaroni Cheese with Spring Onions & Diced Ham or Smoked Salmon & Roe Roulade with Lemon & Dill. Just a couple of delicious starters from Thursdays menu at Fonthill House, St Albans.

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Friday 17th August

Battered Cod Goujons with Chips & Tartare Sauce or Mild Vegetable Curry with Basmati Rice. Just a couple of delectable mains from Fridays menu at Fonthill House St Albans.

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Saturday 18th August

Chocolate Brownie with a choice of Custard, Cream or Ice cream or Orange & Cardamom Crème Brulee. Just a couple of delicious desserts from Saturdays menu at Fonthill House.

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Sunday 19th August

Sunday at Fonthill House means Sunday Roast with All the Trimmings – Choose from Lamb, Beef or Pork. Take a look at what else is on todays menu.

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Monday 6th August

Mixed Cured Meats with Olives & Sundried Tomatoes or Asparagus Spears wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Lemon Mayo. Just a couple of delicious starters from Mondays menu at Fonthill House St Albans Hertfordshire.

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“NEVER HAVE I SEEN OLD PEOPLE TREATED WITH SUCH PATIENT CARE AND LOVE… I WAS SERIOUSLY IMPRESSED.”

MARTHA HOLMES – BBC PRODUCER

LOCATION

Cassius Drive
King Harry Lane
St Albans, Hertfordshire,
AL3 4GD

CONTACT

TEL: 01727 893104
Email: info@fonthillcare.co.uk

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