Fairwinds Care Home, Rotherham
|Services||Neuro-disability, Mental ill-health, Complex dementia, OneCare service|
Welcome to Fairwinds
At Fairwinds nursing home in Rotherham, we build our care and activity plans with individuals, supporting, nurturing and encouraging them to live happy, fulfilled lives. Fairwinds cares for adults living with complex needs including
neuro-disabilities, mental ill-health and dementia.
Service users at Fairwinds live in one of two ten-bed units, Darwin and Partridge. Each unit has a dining room and lounge. Every bedroom has an accessible ensuite bathroom, a TV point and can be decorated to suit personal tastes.
At Fairwinds, we understand the importance of good, nutritious food. Our varied restaurant style dining menu is developed with service users at regular Food Forums to ensure we cater for personal preferences and condition-specific dietary requirements. In addition to a standard menu, service users can request meals from a cafe-style menu. A therapy kitchen is available for individuals to make their own drinks and snacks.
Fairwinds offers extended pathways of care for those who have met rehabilitation goals and are looking to return gradually to life in the community. Two houses, each with two bedrooms and shared living areas, allow people to live independently while still accessing care and support when needed. These services are also ideal for those with progressive conditions who can still live independently but may require future care.
The OneCare service can be adapted to suit the individual needs of service uses based on personal tastes, condition, functionality and medication regime. Fairwinds encourages service users to work towards achieving their personal goals. Supported by specialist nurses and life-skills teams, service users can further progress their journey to independence whist still having the support of the main home as and when they require.
Diagnosed with schizophrenia following years of drug and alcohol abuse, Simon’s goal when coming to Exemplar was to become mentally stable enough to return to living independently. After four years of successful rehabilitation, Simon, 44, moved into a OneCare apartment last year. Now happily living alone and managing his own life, Simon has the support of the home as and when he requires it. This support reflects his individual care plan, and includes receiving daily medication and attending quarterly clinics.
"The OneCare service gives service users the opportunity to live independently whilst still being able to access support from the Fairwinds team. Service users are able to move into the service as they reach their personal goals increasing their skills and confidence in a safe and secure environment”. Cath Kay, Home Manager
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Fairwinds Fancies is a vintage caravan which has been refurbished and converted into a unique caravan coffee shop by the Fairwinds team and service users. Situated outside the home and staffed by service users and members of the Fairwinds team, the coffee shop is open to the public and serves drinks and a selection of home-made treats. Profits from the coffees shop will go toward a long-term project of buying a static caravan on the coast, which service users can visit for breaks away.
Life at Fairwinds
Social activities, leisure interests and hobbies are all part of a healthy, balanced life. The Fairwinds team support service users to make choices about how they live their lives, their hobbies and interests and where appropriate, access to education and volunteering. This helps develop confidence, increase independence and achieve personal goals. This might include going to the gym, cycling, walking or learning bus routes.
Family, friends and visitors
Our open door policy means friends and family are welcome to visit and be part of regular meetings. We encourage everyone to be involved in giving those we look after the best possible quality of life. Regular newsletters keep loved ones informed about life at Fairwinds and friends and family are welcome to use the therapy kitchen during visits.