With home manager Natali Edwards having worked at The Rosary for over 20 years, it’s as much a home to her as it is her residents. When you ask Natali the most important thing about her role she says: “The reason we come to work is our residents, who we have the privilege of caring for.”
Natali joined the team 23 years ago as a registered nurse and has loyally remained until this day. She is not the only long-serving member of the team. A quarter of the staff have worked at the nursing home for over ten years and a handful, like Natali, for over 20 years, providing incredible continuity of care at the Bridgwater-based home.
Set in a beautifully refurbished Jacobean-style manor house in Durleigh, Bridgwater, some of the rooms even have views over the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Somerset.
The experienced team provides nursing care, dementia nursing care, palliative and respite care. They are like a big extended family at the heart of the home, working together to provide the very best care for their residents. When you walk through the door the home has a very warm and friendly family feel, which is something the staff are very proud of.
The team is very diverse, with staff members from all over the world including India, The Caribbean, Poland and The Philippines. They recently celebrated this at the annual summer fete, creating ‘street food’ stalls showcasing tasty dishes from across the globe. These went down a treat with the residents, their families and visitors from the Bridgwater community!
Our beautiful gardens
Once a convent school, The Rosary has stunning period features including high ceilings and fireplaces, as well as a magnificent staircase. It’s surrounded by stunning gardens. A focal point this year has been the new summer house, which the residents love to spend time in, admiring the gardens. Each month people from the Bridgwater and wider Somerset community come to the nursing home for a summer café, socialising with the residents over a slice of homemade cake.
At Christmas the gardens are transformed into a magical winter wonderland, with over 15,000 individual festive lights! The display is turned on during The Rosary’s Christmas fayre, and people flock to the nursing home from across Bridgwater in admiration.
The amazing lights display is made possible thanks to The Rosary’s inspiring maintenance man Andrew Morgan. Nominated by the team for his dedication to the residents, Andrew went up against care staff from across the whole of South West to win the regional Ancillary Worker Award in the Great British Care Awards 2018. In his nomination there were countless heart-warming examples showing his total dedication. He even carved a beautiful wooden cross for one particularly religious resident.
Andrew is not alone – the team at The Rosary are phenomenal and will do everything they can to make their residents happy. Take Remembrance Sunday, a day which is so important to so many of them. The staff crafted stunning poppies of all shapes and sizes, creating a giant feature wall of poppies down the home’s beautiful staircase.
Day care service
As well as providing nursing and dementia nursing care, The Rosary also provides day care services to elderly people who live in their own homes in Bridgwater. People are able to book to come along for support with personal care like having a bath, for a delicious home-cooked meal or simply to take part in activities and socialise.
The Rosary Care Home Fees
It is usual for residents in care homes to contribute towards the cost of their own care. Some people have the resources to pay for their care in full, whilst others make means-tested contributions.
Our weekly private fees for 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 start from £967.
Pre-bookable respite care
Our stunning home, The Rosary, also provides short-term pre-bookable residential, nursing and dementia respite care, giving carers a break of their own safe in the knowledge that their loved ones are receiving the very best care.
Call today to book pre-book respite care.
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