Residential Care Home – Field House Horfield, Bristol BS7
Field House is one of 4 of Bristol Care Homes Care and Nursing Homes and it first opened in 2002. It is a modern, purpose-built property set at the end of a private lane off Blakeney Road in Horfield. It is located just off Filton Avenue giving you easy access to the A38 and the M4/M5 interchange. It has a bright facade to the front with plenty of windows and patio doors to the ground floor making it feel light and airy inside. It is situated in front of a quiet field and there is a primary school nearby. The residents often say they can hear the lovely sound of the children playing in the background when they are sat outside.
It is in close proximity to the Gloucester Road or Filton Avenue with easy access to local amenities and shops for anything you might need. The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is also just a 10-minute drive away from the home.
It has a secure entry point into the main reception area and there are security cameras at the entrance and all around the property. There is a private car park for visitors and staff which is set just off the front entrance door.
There are 55 bedrooms which include 51 single rooms and 2 shared rooms which are all decorated in fresh and bright colours, with a contemporary feel. Every room has state of the art en-suite facilities and residents are encouraged to bring their own personal belongings to make their room feel homely and as their own. Each room has its own telephone point so residents can contact their loved ones whenever they want to in their own private environment. Every room has its own television point so if you want to enjoy some quiet time in your room and watch your favourite programme you can, or you can sit in your armchair and enjoy reading or any other hobbies you may have. Field House has internet connection throughout and this enables residents to keep in touch with their family and friends through facetime, message or email and we understand this is hugely important to them.
In August 2020 Field House opened their new section of re-purposed rooms to support residents with advanced and complex dementia. Our specialist rooms are decorated using research from the findings of the University of Stirling which shows how colour choices for decor and soft furnishings can influence and promote calmness for people living with dementia.
These rooms ensure the specialist nurses and team at Field House are able to meet the individual needs of these residents in their own space and rooms.
The staff at Field House are caring and compassionate and love spending time with the residents. It has a home from home feel and social interaction between residents is encouraged to ensure they don’t ever feel lonely or isolated. We understand that moving into a care home is a very unsettling time and our team does everything possible to make everyone feel welcome and ensure they settle in quickly. Maintaining independence is a high priority in all of our homes and we encourage everyone to carry on with their lives and hobbies as much as they possibly can and for as long as they can when they are with us. We have a residents kitchenette at Field House and this supports independence, enabling residents to make hot drinks for themselves and their friends in the home whenever they want to, and when friends and family visit.
There are light and bright communal lounges and dining areas at Field House. Our communal lounges are where friends meet and watch TV together, play card or board games, tackle a puzzle, or take part in the planned social activities. The corridors are wide to allow for easy wheelchair access with handrails if you ever need steadying and the home is regularly decorated and updated to keep it feeling bright and fresh.
Our chef’s plan and prepare fresh and nutritious meals every day onsite. We can accommodate any dietary or medical needs when it comes to meals and our chefs are experts in ensuring the food they provide is varied and enticing for everyone. Mealtimes are vitally important as they not only give structure to days but the social interaction gives residents emotional connection, as well as promoting and allowing good and happy conversations to take place. We do understand that you may have times when you would prefer to eat alone in your room and we can accommodate this if you need it.
As we get older our physical and mental needs change and a good proportion of good health and wellbeing includes a varied, balanced and nutritious diet, along with keeping your mind and body active. It has been researched and proven that these important factors help to maintain a healthy body weight and a healthy heart, as well as reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases and health problems both physically and mentally for all ages. This is something we really believe and care about in all of our Bristol Care Homes.
All of our chefs are qualified to level 3 enabling them to produce varied, balanced and nutritional menus and high-quality food whilst always adhering to every resident’s dietary requirements. We use fresh, quality ingredients and all our menus change weekly so our residents have a varied diet and meal options and these are planned for their nutritional values. Meals at Field House include a hearty breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon tea and an evening meal.
We also celebrate birthdays with a birthday cake and a happy birthday song to ensure everyone feels special on their day of the year.
Field House has a tranquil and sun-trap courtyard for residents and visitors to enjoy. It has lots of seating and parasols available for those lovely warm days. There are lots of flowers and planters around the courtyard and bright lights to make it feel welcoming and tranquil when looking out at the garden at night time.
Bristol Care Homes has its own ‘Social Manager’ whose role and responsibility is to ensure that each of their care home residents can enjoy varied and stimulating social activities. The social activities cater for everyone’s different interests, passions and loves and include a huge range of things; music, art, keep fit, gardening, cooking, days out and much more.
The environment and atmosphere in Field House are light, bright and welcoming and the whole team is focused on creating a family atmosphere where everyone feels included and part of a family.
Field House in Horfield caters for both care and nursing home residents and is registered for the following care categories:
Glebe House Registered Care Categories with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
- Old Age
- Physical Disability
- Sensory Impairment
Field House Specialist Care Categories
- Bariatric Care/Obesity
- Cancer Care
- Challenging Behaviour
- Colitis & Crohn’s Disease
- Head/Brain Injury
- Huntington’s Disease
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson’s Disease
Other Care Provided by Field House
- Convalescent Care
- Own GP if required
- Palliative Care
- Respite Care
Filton Avenue is a well known and well-situated road in Bristol. From the “Muller Road” end, take the 2nd right into “Lockleaze Road” and then the 2nd left into Blakeney Road. About 10-yards into Blakeney Road is the entrance to Field House (well signposted).
Horfield is served by bus services on Gloucester Road (First West of England routes 24, 25, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 78 and 79.
The 72 and 72a will stop on Wordsworth Road at the entrance to Blakeney Road.
The vibrant areas of Horfield have come a long way from Saxon times when it was known by the name, Anglo-Saxon in origin, horufeld and means “filthy open land”. Others translate the name ‘horu’ indicating ‘a muddy stretch of open land in “old English”.’ The first recorded mention of Horfield was in the Domesday Book in 1086.
The Horfield and Filton area is famous for Rolls Royce’s, the engineering giant, which has a defence and civil aerospace site in Filton as well as the Aerospace Museum at Filton which opened in 2017. The project is run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust and houses a varied collection of exhibits, including Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the final Concorde to be built and the last Concorde to fly. On 26th November 2003, Concorde made its last ever flight and returned to Filton Airfield supported by cheering crowds where it has remained in the museum ever since.