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Blackbrook House Residents take part in a range of Activities and Trips

There's always plenty going on to keep our residents entertained at Blackbrook House. We plan regular trips, visitors, activities and special events - so there's plenty to look forward to!

Residents can put forward ideas for trips or activities they are interested in at the monthly residents meeting. Most of our elderly residents take part in the meeting where they can not only suggest ideas for leisure activities but put forward views about other aspects of living here they may want to have heard.

We regularly visit the shops, seaside, museums and places of historic interest and go out for tea and cake but are always open to suggestions of new ideas. In the past we have had activities to suit a range of interests including going to the theatre, learning how to make floral arrangements and a visit from some owls!

Find out more about Blackbrook House Residential Carehome on our website.

Posted in News by Steve on 29/05/2018

Smooth Transitions at Blackbrook House Residential Carehome 

When a new resident comes to live with us here at Blackbrook House we do everything we can to make their transition as smooth as possible. 

Before an elderly resident has decided to come and live here they will already have had the opportunity to look around and with their friends and family to decide if Blackbrook House is the right place for them. When visiting you are welcome to spend several hours exploring the house and garden so you can really get a feel for the place.

Some of our new residents may also have visited Blackbrook House as a Day Care visitor. Blackbrook House Residential Care Home also offer day and half day care on a regular or ad hoc basis. This can be a good way to familiarise yourself with our setting and decide if residential care could be an option.

When it comes to moving in, in order to make the transition to residential care less daunting (for both the elderly resident and their family) we offer a planned, staggered entry so the new resident  can gradually adapt to their new lifestyle.

Find out more about starting a new, happy chapter of your life at Blackbrook House.

Posted in House by Steve on 29/05/2018

Blackbrook House Garden and Grounds 

Summer is on its way which is the perfect time to enjoy the extensive gardens and grounds at Blackbrook House. With three acres of landscaped gardens there is plenty for residents to explore here including a rose garden, herbaceous borders, seated areas and large mature trees.

The garden attracts a whole host of wildlife including squirrels, owls, woodpeckers and many other species of birds. Many of our residents enjoy spotting the birds and other wildlife, either from the garden, one of the lounge areas or even their bedroom - All of our rooms have a lovely view of the garden!

It is also the time of year when we start to see things growing in the Blackbrook House kitchen garden. In the past we have had success with carrots, runner beans and other vegetables. Anything we grow is incorporated into the home cooked meals cooked for our residents.

Why not come and read more about our house and garden?

Posted in Garden by Steve on 29/05/2018

Hampshire Residential Care Home - Blackbrook House 

Blackbrook House Residential Carehome in Fareham, Hampshire provides residential and day care for the mobile elderly from our grade II listed Georgian house - a beautiful and unique setting. 

We provide:

  • Experienced, caring staff available to provide individual care 24 hours a day
  • Stylish ensuite bedrooms with quality furniture and furnishings
  • Homecooked meals 3 times a day
  • Spacious, comfortable lounges to spend leisure time
  • Interesting activities and trips organised around our residents' interests

Our care home is like no other - why not explore our website to find out more about living at Blackbrook House?

Posted in House by Steve on 24/04/2018

Day Care at Blackbrook House 

In addition to residential care, Blackbrook House Carehome also offer a Day Care service. Elderly visitors can spend the whole day or a half day here with us at Blackbrook House either on a regular or ad hoc basis.

Day Care can be a great way for the elderly to have a change of scenery, socialise with people of a similar age and find out more about what it is like living in a residential care home setting.

For the elderly visitor's friends, family or regular carer, day care at Blackbrook House can provide useful, well-deserved respite.

If Day Care is something you are interested in, whether for yourself a friend or family member, please contact our registered manager Julie on 01329 280 573 or get in touch through our website.

Posted in News by Steve on 24/04/2018

Fareham Residential Carehome - Ideally Located for Visiting Family 

Due its great transport links, Blackbrook House Residential Carehome is ideally located within easy driving distance of Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Bournemouth and Chichester as well as London and further north via the M3.

This is a big advantage both for visiting relatives and the residents themselves. For friends and relatives, Blackbrook House is easy to get to from the east or west via the M27, it is then simple to find being located only a few miles away from from junction 9.

For residents it is very handy being able to travel easily to lots of interesting places. It gives us plenty of options when it comes to shopping, visiting museums, the beach and other interesting places. Some of our favourite places to visit include Lee-on-Solent and The New Forest!

If you would like to find out more about Blackbrook House, please explore our website for plenty more information and pictures of our care home.

 

Posted in House by Steve on 20/04/2018

Do the Things you Enjoy at Blackbrook House Residential Carehome

At Blackbrook House Residential Carehome in Fareham we encourage residents to use their leisure time as they wish.

Our 26 stylish bedrooms are there for the elderly residents to use like a hotel room. They are lovely spaces to relax - some residents like to occasionally take meals in their rooms or enjoy a drink or snack in peace and quiet. But there is also plenty of room to enjoy in the two lounges where residents may wish to read, watch TV, play games, do jigsaws, crafts or whatever they enjoy. Of course we also have the extensive gardens and grounds to use too, whether it is simply a stroll around, sit out in the fresh air or getting involved with the gardening!

When it comes to planning activities, from visitors to trips out, we always get our residents involved in the decision making. So if anyone has a certain interest or would particularly like visit somewhere we can try and arrange it. Our monthly residents' meeting is the ideal place to put forward views and ideas.

If you are interested in Blackbrook House Carehome for yourself or an elderly friends or relative, please get in touch here or on 01329 280 573 to find out more.

Posted in House by Steve on 20/04/2018

Blackbrook House Residents Enjoy the Sunny Weather

After all that cold weather (even snow!) in March, it's been lovely to see some nice sunny weather over the last few days and hopefully to continue now spring has finally sprung! 

I think we all feel a lot better when the sun is shining, whether we are outside enjoying it or simply seeing the sun shine through the windows in the morning. The Blackbrook House garden with its wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers is looking stunning in the sunshine and it will soon be time to get some delicious homegrown vegetables growing in the kitchen garden ready to enjoy in the summer.

Let's hope this sunny weather is here to stay!

Posted in News by Steve on 20/04/2018

Luxury Residential Carehome - Fareham, Hampshire

Located in Fareham, Hampshire, Blackbrook House Residential Carehome is like no other. The grade II listed building includes 26 lovely bedrooms each furnished to the highest standard and individually decorated in a country house style. The whole of this historic house has been lovingly renovated in keeping with its age and grandeur. Some of the main features include a sweeping staircase, Axminster carpets and a beautiful Czech crystal chandelier. There are many special antiques and ornaments around the house including watercolours of the local area and Lladro china characters.

Blackbrook House care for the mobile elderly including those with mild dementia. To find out more, please explore our website or get in touch here with any questions or queries.

Posted in News by Steve on 12/03/2018

Blackbrook House Residents get to Appointments in Style!

Whether it's the doctors, dentist, opticians or other important appointment, the Blackbrook House residents are driven there in style in our classic Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. The luxury car gives the elderly residents a lovely comfortable ride to wherever they need to be!

Pictured below, the Rolls Royce:

When not in use, the car is kept in the Blackbrook House garage - one of the first to ever be built in the UK!

Take a look here to find out more about living at Blackbrook House.

Posted in House by Steve on 08/03/2018

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