St Teresa’s is a beautiful period residence situated in the quiet, leafy village of Corston, on the outskirts of Bath. On entering the breathtaking grounds, visitors are captivated by their tranquillity – which may be attributed to the fact that the home was once a convent.
In keeping with current theories and practices relating to suitable environments for people with dementia, the home has been decorated to enable stimulation and orientation. This has been achieved by applying different colour schemes in distinct areas in addition to special signage; this enables our residents to find their way and know where they are. There are themed pictures around the corridors that prompt reminiscence and a fully equipped sensory room.
The house has been sensitively integrated with the grounds to provide several exits onto secure gardens that enable residents to move freely without feeling restricted. Residents can take a stroll in the grounds – an apple orchard surrounding a delightful fishpond – or simply relax on the raised patio, taking in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings.
Types of Care
The home operates as two separate wings so that care and support can be focused to meet the varying types and levels of need of the people living in the home.
Bartelt wing (37 bedrooms) provides care for people with enduring physical conditions or conditions resulting in physical disability. The primary aim is to assess needs in the context of remaining abilities, habits and lifestyle. Support or assistance is then provided in daily living according to individual choices and preferences while clinical health risks are managed.
Gainsborough wing (27 bedrooms) provides care for people who are in the middle to late stages of dementia and require emotional / psychological support in addition to nursing care for physical and medical conditions. The primary aim is to assess needs in the context of life history, personality, known habits and lifestyle, emotional health and medical conditions. High levels of encouragement and assistance are provided in daily living activities in accordance with individual choices and preferences while clinical health risks are managed.
We can facilitate long or short term care, respite, convalescence, placement whilst waiting for specialist external assessment for a permanent care package, hospital admission avoidance and packages for people with complex or unstable needs (Continuing Healthcare). Dedicated care is also provided for people who are approaching the end of their life.
Services included in basic fees
- Accommodation, light, heat and water
- Individual personal care and support, FNC is retained as nursing charges
- All meals
- Laundering of personal clothing and linen
- Activities and entertainment
Services available at extra cost
- Dry cleaning if required
- Personal clothing
- Toiletries and other items of luxury or personal nature
- Outings or day trips
- Meals provided by the home for a friend or relative
- Any therapies that are not referred by the NHS
- Newspapers and magazines
- Phone calls as per individual charges
- Private healthcare appointments
- Transport to private outings or appointments.
What people said about us.
“I feel at home and well cared for, the staff are kind and helpful.”: RESIDENT
“There is a lovely atmosphere at St. Teresa's and an excellent quality of care.": FAMILY MEMBER
“Working at St Teresa is like working with my family. There is such a loving and kind atmosphere.”: STAFF MEMBER
“Staff always keep us informed and are always helpful in every way. All the staff are excellent. Everyone has been very helpful as Rod can be hard to handle at times.”: RELATIVE
“You couldn’t find a better nursing home, warm and cosy. Abi and Adrian are excellent. Very good food, environment and friendly staff.": RELATIVE
“Beautiful garden and grounds.”: RELATIVE
“I couldn't wish for a better place, very happy here. I am very well looked after here. My family are very pleased of the way I am looked after. I am very happy here.": RESIDENT
"We really appreciate the dedication and care you give and are always impressed by your knowledge of your residents. We recommend St. Teresa's to our patients as we believe you provide good care.": MEDICAL PRACTICE DOCTORS
Residents Survey 2015
"Lovely caring home!"
"Recommending staff members, very good and always to help."
What the CQC said about us: Excerpts from the May 2015 Inspection Report
People were supported to eat and drink. We asked people on the Bartlett Unit what they felt about the meals. One… said ‘’we have lovely dinners here and I have a little drop of port at dinner time. Since lunch time today, this is my third cup of tea.’’ A third person told us ‘’the food is excellent and I get plenty of drinks.”
One person told us “This is lovely [the staff]. I am thoroughly enjoying myself. I couldn’t wish for better, them (the staff) are really nice.’’ Another person said ‘’I’m very impressed. Staff are very kind, very caring. I needed my nails to be cut and I asked about who could do it for me and a carer came the next day.’’ A relative told us they were supported to arrange a family party in the home for their relative and they commented on how friendly the staff were. Another relative told us their family member was able to choose to have their meals in their bedroom.