Nursing & Residential Home
Merry Hall is aptly named; a stunning, cheerful house sprawled with wisteria in the spring and summer months. Just half a mile from Fareham town centre, it is set in an exclusive residential area and is easily accessible from Southampton and Portsmouth.
About the Home
The brand new conservatory dining room is a marvellous addition to our home, adding light and airiness. We also have two lounges for residents to choose from: the quiet lounge looks out onto the courtyard, for residents who would like to read and relax in a calm environment and the main lounge is for television, activities and entertainment. All of our bedrooms are individually decorated and have en suite bathrooms. Our residents very much enjoy sitting outside in the tranquil back garden in the summer months.
Activities are an extremely important part of our day-to-day life at Merry Hall. We pride ourselves on creating varied programmes for the residents, adapted to each of their needs. We also ensure no resident is left out by organising one-to-one activities in their rooms for those who are less able. Our superb activities co-ordinator also schedules entertainment such as singers and performers who visit Merry Hall on a regular basis.
At Merry Hall we have highly trained chefs who provide freshly prepared, quality dishes at every mealtime. We make sure that the meals are adapted to suit the need of every single resident, whether it be a simple preference or a dietary requirement. The dessert trolley is very popular amongst the residents who love being able to choose between several of the delightful cakes and puddings daily.
Types of Care
Residential care is for older people who are finding it increasingly difficult to manage at home without additional help and support.
Residents will not only be supported with personal care but our devoted staff will take over all the everyday tasks of laundry, cooking, gardening and housekeeping, allowing the residents more time to relax and enjoy themselves in a comfortable and safe environment.
It is our priority to make everything as seamless as possible in the moving process so that your loved one maintains their independence, dignity and identity at all times. Choosing the right care home for a loved one can be an overwhelming task and we will be there to support you throughout the whole process.
We encourage friends and family to visit as often as they can and everyone is of course invited to come along to the parties and events we regularly hold for the residents.
At Buckland Care we take time to get to know each resident, tailoring the care we provide to suit each individual person.
Our dedicated team is proud of the facilities available to residents, and work hard to ensure they retain as much independence as possible but rest assured, we will be there 24 hours a day should they need us.
At many of our homes we provide nursing care for older people with health problems. The care is 24 hours and is delivered by our experienced nursing teams who are both compassionate and professional, ensuring your loved one is looked after at all times.
There is a Registered Nurse on duty at all times, supported by the care staff, who all regularly attend training to keep up-to-date on all levels of care. When needed, our nurses will seek expert advice from visiting practitioners such as chiropodists, GPs and specialist consultants.
Our nursing equipment, such as profiling beds and moving & handling equipment, is updated frequently to ensure we can cater to our nursing residents’ specialist needs in the safest possible way.
We take into consideration each individual’s physical and emotional requirements and do our utmost to create an environment in which our residents feel comfortable and at ease.
Choosing a care home for someone living with dementia is a major decision. You need to be sure that your loved one will be in an understanding, nurturing environment with professionals who have the experience and knowledge to safely care for them.
At all Buckland Care homes that is exactly what we offer. We do everything we can to make our residents feel at ease, with tailored features for those living with dementia. Every carer is trained to care for dementia patients and our homes have been adapted to aid those living with a dementia-related illness.
Buckland Care homes provide respite care for people who may only require a short stay in a care home. Respite care is an invaluable service for those who care full-time for their loved ones, providing them with a chance to take a break from daily responsibilities.
Some residents use it as a way to trial the home before moving in full term, to see if they will feel settled and at home. The length of time residents stay is flexible and can be anything from a week to a few months. We will work with you and deliver a high level of professional care to all residents no matter how long they are staying with us.
Palliative or End of Life Care
Ultimately, we all want to end our lives in quiet dignity, free from pain, in a place where we feel at home. The final stages of a person’s life can be a complicated and emotionally overwhelming experience for the family.
We aim to control pain and ease the suffering of our residents, ensuring that we make their lives as fulfilling as possible through to the end. Buckland Care also provides tailored emotional support and practical guidance for families and friends throughout end of life care.
In all of our homes at Buckland Care, we offer day care for those who wish to socialise with their peers and be looked after during the day but return to their own home in the evening.
The benefits of this are plentiful: allowing full time carers to rest; socialising with like-minded people and keeping the body and mind active; relieving oneself of the hassle of personal care and home-cooked meal preparation; a simple change of scene. With our welcoming staff on hand all day, individuals can feel safe and secure within our friendly care homes and enjoy a different environment to their own home.
The staff at Merry Hall are very close to the residents and treat them as if they were members of their own families. There is always a trained nurse on duty and the care team adhere to the highest of standards in their work.
Petra has worked in the care sector for an impressive 23 years and during that time she has completed her NVQ 2 & 3. She moved to Fareham in August 2007 where she began working at Merry Hall Nursing Home as a part time care assistant, becoming the in-house trainer for Manual Handling and Infection Control. In October 2013 Petra became Head of Care and then in 2016 progressed to become the Manager.
In her spare time, Petra enjoys going to watch shows in the West End and likes to support her son in his sporting endeavours.
Many thanks to all the staff for doing such an excellent job looking after Mum. You are all so kind, caring and respectful, your hard work is much appreciated.
Maureen & Roland
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