Welcome to Fernwood Court Care Home
You'll find Fernwood Court in Walsall, West Midlands, where we provide high quality care 24 hours a day.
People living here have varying needs, from specialist support and help with everyday living to just needing a helping hand to retain some independence.
We offer residential care for people with dementia, dedicated care for younger people with enduring mental-health issues, and respite care to give home carers a much needed break. Some stay with us permanently, others for short periods.
Inside our spacious purpose-built home, residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges - perhaps watching TV, listening to music, or enjoying some quiet reading time. We also have a landscaped garden with patio seating area and flowerbeds that residents love tending.
All these areas are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit. Each of our resident's bedrooms has an en-suite, and is decorated to a high standard.
Life at Fernwood Court Care Home
Our activities coordinator meets each person coming to live here to discuss their social interests. There's always something going on, from quizzes to card games, and music therapy to exercise classes.
Professional entertainers often perform at the home, and we love celebrating residents' birthdays and other seasonal events.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens.
I feel at home when I visit my mother and feel confident that she is being well looked after, I wouldn't want her to be anywhere else.
The manager will always spend time taking to you and will help you with any problems you have. I would recommend the home to anyone
Excellent communications on progress and condition. The staff are very friendly and my mum is content.
I can walk in to the Home and feel comfortable. Everybody is always so friendly. It just feels like going to my mums house and I don't worry about going home.
The food is very good and if there is nothing on the menu I like an alternative is always offered. There are snacks and drinks available whenever I want one.
I am always informed of any changes to my mothers care or condition. Its gives me great peace of mind to know she is well cared for
The number and variety of activities provided by the home is excellent.
I don't know how to thank you all enough for the wonderful way in which you cared for my Dad. You made him feel special and loved. You made him happy.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Fernwood Court Care Home whether...
Fernwood Court Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Fernwood Court Care Home in Walsall. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
17 Feb 2017
Fernwood Court Care Home in Walsall helped Elsie Walters and her family celebrate her 94th birthday.
Kim-Marie Donaghy, Home Manager, said: “Elsie has lived here for just short of 6 years, so we all wanted to do something special for her big day. Her twin daughters Pam and Joy helped us to celebrate with her. Elsie had a lovely day, and I for one am happy that we were able to celebrate with her.”
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns Elsie.
25 Jan 2017
Nobody likes staying in hospital. In fact many of us count down the days until we get discharged. But what happens when we still need a bit of care to help us in our rehabilitation before we’re allowed to return home?
This is where Four Seasons Health Care’s Intermediate Care Service can help.
Intermediate care is also known as ‘step-up, step-down’ or rehabilitation care. It can be an alternative to a prolonged or unnecessary hospital stay. It can help you avoid going into hospital in the first place, or provide somewhere to get better when you’re not quite ready to go home. Once you are completely rehabilitated, you are able to return to your own home.
Where would you rather stay to aid your rehabilitation? In hospital? In a care home environment?
With this in mind a number of our homes - with the support of their Local Authority, Primary Care Trusts and the Care Quality Commission - have set up Intermediate Care Beds to aid the transition from hospital, rehabilitation to home.
Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing some of our homes who provide this service.
Our case studies will focus on:
- Westview Lodge Care Home in Hartlepool
- Pelton Grange Care Home, Brockwell Court Care Home and Hollie Hill Care Home in County Durham
- Springfield Care Home in Blackburn
- Pellon Care Centre in Halifax
- Harrogate Lodge Care Home in Leeds
- Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland
- Grove House Care Home in the Wirral
Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “Intermediate care is only a short-term solution. The average length of stay for the purpose of rehabilitation is 6 weeks. It doesn’t mean that people can’t leave before then, but we like to make sure that they’re 100% fighting fit before they leave us.”
6 Jan 2017
Residents from 8 Four Seasons care homes in Northumberland revived the traditional tea dance when they got together for a social afternoon on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at the New Delaval & Newsham Working Men’s Club. They were joined by friends, relatives and staff, and members of the local community.
As well as taking to the dance floor, guests were invited to take part in a sing-along session and bingo. There was a range of refreshments served and a chance to take part in a raffle.
Rob Heane, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in Northumberland, said, “The social afternoon is a great way for residents to get out enjoying themselves, to meet people from other Four Seasons care homes and engage with members of the wider local community. This event is a regular occurrence, and it’s great to see it go from strength to strength each time we run it. Here’s to the next one.”
The afternoon and early evening dances, with a civilised break for tea and refreshments, are coming back into vogue. Before the 1950s, tea dances were a popular way to socialise; however, they declined in the 60s as the club and disco scene emerged. They are now beginning to make a return to popularity, possibly linked to the success of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Fernwood Court Care Home in Walsall, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Kim-Marie Donaghy
Wolverhampton Road, Walsall, WS2 0DS