St Teresa’s

St Teresa’s

St Teresa’s is 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.

 

The home is arranged into 2 suites so that care and support can be focused to meet the varying needs of the people living in the home.

 

The main house – Bartelt Wing – is a period residence with exquisitely panelled rooms. Bartelt Wing provides person centred nursing and personal care. Respite care can also be provided. Clinical care management and interventions are underpinned by evidence based practice and contemporary thinking.

 

The thoughtfully designed extension – Gainsborough Wing offers a homely and suitable environment for people with Dementia. Gainsborough Wing provides person centred nursing and personal care for people who have Dementia and require higher levels of psychological support in addition to nursing intervention. People who reside here will be assisted with their activities of daily living.

 

The house has been sensitively integrated with the grounds to provide several exits onto secure and cozy outside spaces which enables residents to move freely without feeling restricted.

 

At St Teresas, as at all the Cedar Care Homes, you’ll be part of a happy and stimulating household, where our standard of care improves the quality of life for everyone – adding life to years.

 

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

Inside the brochure

 

Our caring commitment

 

At St Teresa’s we seek to broaden options and choices, to enable people to maintain and maximize their remaining abilities, and remain socially active as far as they deem possible.

 

Bartlelt wing occupies the main portion of the house offering a period residence with exquisitely panelled rooms. The magnificent parlour and lounge with carved covings and ceilings are ideal places for socialising and entertainment. The elegant country living of the past is still very much a part of the atmosphere here.

Bartlelt Wing provide person centre nursing and personal care for people who have age related medical conditions. The primary aim, therefore, is to accurately identify their needs in the context of their choices, preferences and what is important to them. Support is then provided according to their decisions about maintaining daily habits and life style whilst managing the risks and difficulties presented by their condition.

 

Gainsborough Wing has been decorated to enable stimulation and orientation for the people who reside there. This has been achieved by applying different colour schemes in the distinct areas such as bedrooms, lounge spaces, dining rooms, bathrooms and toilets. In addition, special signage is also provided. The décor includes sensory boards and reminiscence themes in the pictures that embellish the suites.

 

Gainsborough suite provides person centred nursing and personal care for people who have Dementia and age related medical conditions.

 

For people who have Dementia, the maintenance of wellbeing becomes extremely important as it is their memory and the ability to reason, that are hindered.

Our primary aim, therefore, would be to get to know the people in our care in the context of their personality, life experience and psychological health. We want to make sure that, as far as possible, our residents maintain their lifestyle, abilities – and their sense of identity and hope.

 

Who we care for

St Teresa’s provides 24-hour specialist nursing care, for people from middle to old age. This includes people who require:

  • high levels of psychological support in addition to nursing intervention, who require support in their activities of daily living
  • general nursing and personal care

We offer 70 bed placement arranged in two suite each dedicated to one of these categories of care.

 

Our approach

Person-centered care is at the heart of our approach.

We take time to identify an individual’s nursing needs so we can offer the best possible care. We also act on their choices, so that as far as possible they:

  • continue their daily habits and lifestyle
  • maintain or maximise their remaining abilities
  • remain part of the community
  • feel that their families and friends can be part of our home
  • preserve their sense of identity, control – and hope

 

The back

 

Types of care

Residential – for those who are finding it difficult to cope at home

Nursing – for those requiring clinical assistance and/or have Dementia

Respite – temporary accommodation for a minimum of 2 weeks

 

Facilities

Local amenities nearby: Situated in Corston Village with Post Office, shop and church within walking distance. The church holds regular social events for anyone who would wish to attend.

Public transport: Major bus stop within 5 minute walk. Taxis.

Single occupancy rooms: With TV and call bell system.

Shared rooms: Shared rooms are available.

Washing facilities: All rooms are either en-suite, have vanity units or are close to bathrooms.

Communal areas: Bartelt Wing offers a front formal lounge – a Victorian styled room with high ceilings and bay windows. Day room which is light and airy with large windows and garden views. There is an additional small lounge on the top floor and a separate dining room. Gainsborough Wing offers several open seating areas in addition to a main lounge and dining room. All floors are accessible by lifts.

Garden: Beautiful gardens with a patio area around the house with views of the grounds, fish pond and apple orchard. Areas of the garden are secure.

Security/safety: Entrances and exits to building are coded.

Specialised equipment: Specially equipped bathrooms, wide doors, ramps, lifts, handrails and hoists.

Specialist staff: Physiotherapist.

Transport: A Cedar Care Mini Bus is used by all homes.

 

Services included in basic fees

  • Accommodation, light, heat, water and food.
  • Individual personal care and support, RNC is retained as nursing charges.
  • A personal television is provided in each Residents’ room at no extra cost, unless a specific type or make is preferred.
  • Cooked breakfast is provided. Choice of menu for Lunch and Supper. Special diets or preferences are catered for.
  • Laundry: Including personal clothing, bedding and towels.
  • Activities and entertainment which vary according to residents’ needs and interests. Range of activities can include: live music, sing-alongs, quizzes, games and arts and crafts.
  • Physiotherapy: Can be arranged through GP referral.
  • Appointments with visiting optician as and when needed.

 

Services available at extra cost

  • Dry cleaning if required.
  • Hairdressing.
  • Chiropodist visits every six to eight weeks.
  • Outings or day trips.
  • We are happy to arrange therapies according to residents’ needs and preferences.
  • Newspapers and magazines delivered daily.
  • Personal phones.
  • Private dentist appointments.
  • Private physiotherapist appointments.
  • Private doctor/optician appointments.
  • Transport to private appointments.