Bloomfield is a purpose-built home providing 24-hour nursing care to frail older people. It is split into five units, including two for people living with dementia. It is set in large, secure gardens. Bristol and Avonmouth are both nearby and public transport links are good.
Care at Bloomfield is based on detailed assessments and care plans, which cover areas like life history, likes and dislikes, spiritual and religious needs and all aspects of personal daily living needs. Bloomfield has three activities coordinators, working with residents and staff to ensure that everyone can choose group or one-to-one activities that reflect their interests. Group activities include pottery, gardening, crafts, crosswords, baking and trips out.
The Care Quality Commissioner is the independent regulator for the care sector in England. On their most recent visit they noted (CQC's copyright, recording visits in July 2013) that ‘Staff … were knowledgeable of people’s care and support needs,’ and recorded residents as saying: ‘Staff listen to you, I am going to stay here. I love it,’ 'I get up when I like and I go to bed when the time is right. I have good food – it’s fine,’ and ‘Staff are great – they do what I ask them to do.’
They also noted relatives of residents as saying: ‘[my relative] is always happy, clean and looks tidy. Staff are friendly and make us feel welcome.’
It’s always great to get compliments but the best way to decide about Bloomfield is to come to see it for yourself. We welcome visitors and are happy to be contacted to help with advice where we can.