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Home Close

Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

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Home Close,
Cow Lane,
Fulbourn,
Cambridgeshire,
CB21 5HB

Key Facts

Welcome

Carer and resident smiling

Home Close Care Home in Fulbourn is a down-to-earth, homely care home with a dedicated and caring team of staff providing the highest standards of nursing, residential, respite and dementia care.

Set in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Cambridge, our light and airy accommodation has been specially designed and built to enhance the independence and quality of life of people in their later years.

We pride ourselves on the diverse range of enriching activities and entertainment we offer, allowing residents to continue to relish in their favourite hobbies and pastimes or to try something new entirely.

Our 72 bedrooms, arranged over two floors, can all be personalised to make them a real home-from-home, and residents are able to enjoy a selection of lounges, dining rooms and well-kept gardens for relaxing, socialising and entertaining.

Located just a 20-minute drive from the centre of Cambridge, within easy reach of the A14 and served by good public transport links, the home is ideally situated for visiting and enjoying family days out, both in the prestigious city and its neighbouring villages.

 

Our Home

Resident watering plant

From room personalisation to individualised meal choices and activities, we are passionate about ensuring the people who live at Home Close feel at home.

All of our bedrooms are provided ready-furnished with the essentials for instant comfort, and we happily encourage our residents to bring their own treasured furnishings and belongings if they would like to do so.

Amongst our range of well-equipped areas and facilities, there’s always space for quiet contemplation, for enjoying the company of kindred spirits, and for relishing in interests and pursuits.

Our in-house hairdressing and beauty salon provides the perfect sanctuary to keep our residents feeling their best, whilst our vast gardens, bordered by flower beds and mature trees, offer an al fresco setting to enjoy anything from taking exercise to taking tea.

Our visiting pod in the garden, with its two entrance points, protective Perspex screens, intercom system and a nurse call button, allows us to safely facilitate visits from friends and relatives when our infection control procedures prevent us from welcoming visitors into the home itself.

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Gardens
  • Minibus
  • Wifi throughout home
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Wheelchair access
  • Nurse/carer call system
  • On-site parking
  • Close to city centre
  • Lift
  • Garden visiting pod
  • Specialist equipment available

Our Approach

We believe that our dedication to delivering the most individualised, person-centred care to all our residents is what makes us stand out. Our attentive and thoughtful team of staff are committed to getting to know each and every resident like family so we can cater to their every need and support them to enjoy living their lives to their fullest potential.

Home Manager Suja Mathai in front of the Home Close sign

“Our staff at Home Close are dedicated to supporting residents and their loved ones.” – Sujamole Mathai, Home Manager

Every person living at Home Close is different, so we create tailored care plans for each and every resident to ensure they receive the best care to suit their needs in the most appropriate way for them.

We involve families and friends in the creation of each plan using care passports and life history records, so that each person receives the most beneficial care and support, taking into account their health and wellbeing, aspirations, wants, likes and dislikes.

 

Daily Life

Daily activities and entertainment are a core part of our quality care, providing stimulation and a sense of well-being.

We pride ourselves on offering a diverse, enriching range of activities and entertainment. Our dedicated Activities Coordinator is responsible for researching and facilitating enjoyable activities for residents every day.

We involve residents in the planning of our weekly activities timetables and offer one-to-one bespoke and tailored opportunities as requested.

Lady drumming on ball

Some of our regular activities include:

  • Quiz events
  • Pamper days
  • Musical entertainment and workshops
  • Music and movement classes
  • Sing-along sessions
  • Bingo
  • Crosswords
  • Nature watch
  • Coffee pot mornings
  • Excursions to garden centres, coffee mornings and luncheon trips

We’re also passionate about keeping our homes and residents at the heart of the local community, working closely with community groups, schools and other community connections to keep residents involved in local activities, and safely bringing our friends and neighbours into our home.

Nutrition

Resident eating lunch

Nutrition is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents, not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but we believe residents should be able to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.

Our chefs and nutritional leads fully assess all dietary needs, including likes and dislikes, allergies. special diets, through to preferred portion sizes and meal times.

We have a daily food menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mid-morning, afternoon and evening snacks and drinks are also served, and sandwiches, biscuits and other refreshments are available at any time of the day.

Our catering team prides itself on producing food of the highest quality, using local suppliers and all homes creating fresh, homemade dishes each and every day.

Sujamole Mathai Home Manager

Home Manager at Home Close

Olivia Kent Administrator

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2020

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

I was looking for a new challenge.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

I was a personal assistant for two managing directors.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Lots of patience, organisational skills and a good sense of humour.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Getting to interact with a variety of people.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Patient, professional, knowledgeable and organised.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

My daughter is my life outside of work.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

I’m looking forward to being able to help the staff and residents.

Angela Brasher Head Cook

Please detail any relevant education/training

I started as domestic and have been trained over the years to become a cook.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2000

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

To get myself back into the workplace as I had been raising my children.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Childminder & a stay at home mum.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

They need to be able to cook and to think outside the box!

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

After dinner, seeing all the finished plates and when the residents give you good feedback.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Becoming Kitchen Lead!

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Becoming a cook.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Respectful, patient, understanding.

If they have a problem with your work, they should always be “positive, negative, positive”, I was taught that from a Home Manager.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Reading about the Tudors and diamond art.

Seeing my parents and 2 Granddaughters.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

We have a brilliant Home Manager, she knows how to have a laugh so coming into work we can laugh with the residents, staff and the manager.

It’s a good feeling.

Adrian Prodan Care Assistant

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Kate Fraser Domestic Assistant

Coming soon!

Simon Husseinbux Kitchen Assistant

Comin soon!

Naomi Willis Activties Co-ordinator

Please detail any relevant education/training

Medex

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2010

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

It was recommended by a friend and 10 years later, I’m still here.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Schoolteacher.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Good people skills, good interactor, to be organised and to be sociable.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Seeing the residents, doing the activities with them and seeing them happy.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

This year with Covid19.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being here 10 years and changing my job role from domestic to activities.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

The manager has to have people skills to be approachable and fair.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Seeing my family and boyfriend, going on long walks, shopping and holidays.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Chatting with the residents and doing activities, receiving good feedback from the residents and their families.

Samantha Roberts Housekeeper

Please detail any relevant education/training

Medex

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2018

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

I wanted to stay in one place and heard good things about the home.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

I worked for Manorcourt Care as Admin and Medication Officer, I’ve also worked as a Carer and Team leader.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Organised, understanding, able to communicate and able to be a team member.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Arriving at work and making a difference.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Covid 19.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Working in all the different roles.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Being understanding, a peoples person, caring, approachable and firm.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Spending time with my children and grandson.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Seeing residents with their families.

Andreea Chimina Care Assistant

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    Home Close,
    Cow Lane,
    Fulbourn,
    Cambridgeshire,
    CB21 5HB

    01223 880233

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