Residential Care Home – Quarry House Fishponds, Bristol BS16
Quarry House is the newest home in Bristol Care Homes portfolio of homes and it was specifically designed and built by them, opening in 2016. As you drive up to the home it looks and feels like modern apartments with balconies and large planters to the front. There is a stand out feature of a connecting walkway that joins the assisted living apartments to the care home which means the outstanding facilities can be utilised by everyone.
Quarry House is located in a quiet residential area and conveniently located just 5 minutes from the bustling Fishponds high street which has all the amenities you could ever want or need, as well as good bus routes from all over Bristol. There is ample parking for staff and visitors and Bristol Care homes own minibus which supports social events and visits that are arranged in the local area.
There are beautiful well-maintained gardens at the back of Quarry House for residents and their families and friends to enjoy. There are 65 large, bright and airy rooms situated over 4 floors, with lifts to allow easy access in and around the home. They are all furnished to a high standard with armchairs, televisions and state of the art en suite wet room facilities in each one. Residents can bring their own furniture with them if they have special pieces that will make them feel more at home and we encourage having personal belongings so it feels like their own safe haven and somewhere they can retreat to and relax in if they want some downtime. Every room has a telephone point for residents to contact the nursing staff if they ever need to and for catch-ups with family and friends. There is internet access available in all areas of the home for any time you want to use the internet, facetime or just check your messages or emails.
There are several satellite lounges and dining areas within Quarry House and the home is decorated in light and bright colours with large windows and doors spanning the width of rooms for the natural light to enter through. Quarry House has a warm and friendly family community feel to it and the staff love spending time with every resident caring for them. Whether you want to spend time with a group of friends, with just a few friends, or on your own there are lounges of all sizes available for you. The home has been designed with family care and nursing in mind, the hallways are wide so suitable for wheelchairs and there are handrails around the home for support when needed.
The meals at Quarry House are planned and prepared by our highly trained chefs onsite and they accommodate any dietary or medical needs into their menus. There are hearty breakfast options, mid-morning snacks, lunches, afternoon teas and varied dinners served every day, all with a nutritious and healthy focus. The residents love mealtimes as it’s a time for them to enjoy the company of their friends in a relaxed and social atmosphere. There are treats and cakes available as well and the residents have their own kitchenette where they can make their own snacks and hot drinks throughout the day. Quarry House and Bristol Care Homes ethos are very much about residents retaining their independence and living a very fulfilling life with lots of company and support around them.
Bristol Care Homes has an inhouse ‘Social Manager’ who has had extended training in meaningful engagement with older people and who plans lots of social activities which are varied and stimulating across each one of our homes. There is always something available for everyone, whatever their interests and they range from day trips out, to arts, gardening club, music, dance, keep fit and much more.
Quarry Court Assisted Living Apartments
Residents in our Assisted Living Apartments at our Fishponds location have the best of both worlds. They retain their independence by living in their own apartment which has been beautifully designed and built, whilst having the knowledge and peace of mind that help and support is available to them if, and whenever they need it.
Quarry Court offers a stunning leisure pool and gym, an elegant white tablecloth restaurant, a hair salon, a resident kitchenette, as well as beautifully decorated communal lounge areas. If you decide that assisted living is for you then you can live as independently as you want and get involved as much as you want. Assisted living can offer support with personal care, catering, laundry, cleaning, food delivery and maintenance services and these can be adapted to suit your individual needs.
- Our assisted living apartments are a perfect way to ensure all your future care needs are met as the nursing and care team at the adjoining Quarry House Nursing Home are available as support
- It can suit individuals or couples who need an easier home to live in, one which has been designed with this type of living in mind and with minimal maintenance needed
- It can suit couples if one person is a resident in Quarry House and you want to be nearby and be able to visit whenever you want to
There are many reasons why you might be considering an assisted living apartment and we are confident that our apartments combine modern living, independence as well as all the available care and support available for you if you need it. It is a lower-cost solution compared to residential care as you maintain your independence and look after yourself in your own apartment, whilst having the company of others living around you in similar situations.
Quarry House residential care home is a 1-minute drive from the well-known “Fishponds Road” (A432). Whichever way you come along Fishponds Road, turn opposite the Aldi Supermarket into “Channons Hill”. After 80-yards continue straight on/ slight left-turn (rather than follow the road around to the right) and continue along Channons Hill. Take the 2nd on the RIGHT, which is “Pound Lane” and continue to the private “Adelaide Place”.
From Bristol city centre the First Bus 48 (to Emersons Green) will stop on Channons Hill leaving a 5-minute walk to Adelaide Place. The 48a (to Frenchay) stops at “Eastbury Road” leaving a 1-minute walk to Adelaide Place.
Fishponds was first recorded as the “Newe Pooles” in 1610, and subsequently “Fish Ponds” by 1734. By the 17th century, it was a thriving village with numerous stone-built cottages for miners and quarrymen who quarried for coal and pennant stone. The village grew up around the two pools formed from the old quarries, but both were filled in by 1839.
During the mid-to-late 19th century, Fishponds established a large manufacturing industry along Lodge Causeway and Filwood Road growing the vibrant suburb of Bristol we all know and love.
If you would like to find out more about our Field House, Quarry House or Quarry Court Assisted Living Apartments please contact us today and we can answer any questions you may have.