St Thomas Care Home

St Thomas Close , Basingstoke , RG21 5NW   Map View

St Thomas Care Home in Basingstoke

St Thomas was converted from a beautiful Victorian home and is set within tranquil landscaped gardens. It is also ideally situated within walking distance of Basingstoke, which offers a good selection of shops, restaurants, leisure activities and transport links.

Dementia Care

St Thomas has a dedicated Memory Lane Community that provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines ensuring the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us.

Staff undertake specialist dementia care training developed by our team of Dementia Care Specialists and academic partners, the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University. Together they ensure our training programmes are informed by the very latest thinking. We ensure that the people we support feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full.

Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult and we have created a guide to showcase how we ‘Enrich the lives of people living with dementia’ in our care home.

We aim to improve the quality of life for every resident living in our home. Our commitment to the individuals we support can be seen across the board, not only in our care, but in our cooking, hospitality and activities. Our skilled chefs are passionate about providing nutritious and delicious meals, whilst our full-time activities coordinators organise an extensive activities programme, with something to every residents' interests and needs.

We think you’ll find us ideally suited to meet your needs, so why not arrange a visit and experience our home for yourself?

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Providing great quality care and wellbeing’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Types of care

We provide care for people living with dementia, and the first step to providing support is by getting to know who they are. Dementia is something they live with but is not what defines them as a person; we aim to encourage and empower those we support and help them maintain as much independence as possible through a range of meaningful care and lifestyle activities.

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Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Services for under 65

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.

A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Click here to read our latest brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for a useful toolkit for providing good dementia care.

Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access

On-site

  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity classes
  • Conservatory
  • Day trips

Accessibility

  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disability awareness/equality training
  • Lift

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Fatmata Cochrane

General Manager

Welcome to St Thomas Care Home website, my name is Fatmata Cochrane, 'Fatima' and I am the General Manager here.

I have been a General Registered Nurse for over 10 years with a NMC pin. I've worked in both the NHS and the private healthcare sector, with experience as a Deputy Manager over the last 6 years including Acting General Manager for a neighbouring Barchester Healthcare Nursing Home.

My qualifications include a BSC (Hons) in Management with Human Resource Management and recently completed the NVQ level 5 in Health & Social Care.

I am passionate and committed about delivering an excellent quality of service and care for our residents. I am proud of our entire staff and as a team we will work together with all residents and relatives to ensure that everyone receives the individual care and service they require and deserve.

 

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Life at St Thomas Care Home

Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events

Activities

Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What people say about us

St Thomas Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Requires improvement

06 May 2020

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