Hornsbury Hill, Chard, Somerset TA20 3DB

Tel: 01460 64735 E:

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Welcome

To Yew Tree Cottage

Yew Tree Cottage is a well established Care Home with a proven track record for consistently providing an excellent standard of care for it's residents.

We remember that Yew Tree Cottage is the 'Residents home' where they are always treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

FAQs



  1. Can I keep my own GP?
    If the Home falls into your GP’s catchment area you can keep the same Dr. If not there are three excellent local surgeries we would be happy to register you with.

  2. Do you provide nursing care?
    We are not registered to provide nursing care, only personal care. However if during your stay you require any nursing intervention we can call on the excellent services of the Community Nursing Team. We aim to keep residents at the Home to the end of their lives if we can safely care for them within our registration.

  3. What happens if my physical / mental condition changes?
    We understand that peoples conditions change as they grow older and we try to accommodate this for as long as possible. We aim to keep residents at the Home to the end of their lives if we can safely care for them within our registration.

  4. What can I do all day?
    We have a varied and flexible activities programme to stimulate and maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. You are welcome to help with any of the household or gardening chores if you wish. You are also welcome to accompany the staff on any shopping trips or errands.

  5. Do we have outings?
    We aim to go out at least once a week depending on the weather. We visit garden centres, National Trust houses/gardens, animal sanctuaries, museums and we often have a drive down to the coast. Lyme Regis being one of our favourite destinations, we can get there in 20 minutes! We sometimes go out for lunch on other days and frequently go out for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Flower festivals and other church/local community events are other events we like to attend.

  6. Am I able to continue with my religious beliefs?
    We have Holy Communion once a month usually on a Wednesday. This is lead by Father Mark Jackson from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Chard. We have links with other religious groups within the local area and we actively encourage all residents to practice their faith if they so wish.

  7. What are visiting times?
    We have no set visiting times and visitors are always welcome to stay for meals. If you wish to have visitors either before 10am or after 8pm we would prefer it if they telephoned first.

  8. Are you able to cater for special diets?
    Sarah, the owner/manager, apart from being a registered nurse she has also under taken specialist training in health and nutrition and is able to advise the chef regarding any special dietary needs.

  9. Do you provide aids for mobility and bathing?
    Some aids will be provided by the Primary Care trust via the Occupational Care Team if you are assessed to need them. We do provide some aids such as a perching stool and shower chairs but more specific items will need to be purchased by yourselves. We have many catalogues which sell care aids for you to look at.

  10. Am I allowed my own phone?
    All rooms have telephone points. Most people find it more convenient to have their own mobile phone. Again we can advise on what would be suitable.

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