What our families say

We score 9.5/10

25 Reviews

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02 August 2017

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"We looked far and wide to find a suitable home for our sister and were overjoyed when we found The Fernes. She has been extremely happy there and although she says she'd like to go home she knows she is far better off where she is. Having company and eating well is so good for her too. 7% increase in the fees is a shock."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"The Fernes is a very happy home to live in. I would like to highly recommend this care home to anyone looking for a care home. The staff are kind and caring at any time, day or night."

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Four generations of the family spent a lovely afternoon with Dad in the lounge on his birthday. The staff were so helpful ensuring that we were all comfortable and served tea and juice. The youngest great-granddaughter took off her shoes and made herself very comfortable on the floor playing games, while a great-grandson played the guitar. By the end of the birthday tea party Dad was tired so returned to his room and we all went our separate ways. It really felt like being in your own home. Thank you."

Anne D
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"Excellent accommodation with full ensuite facilities and motorised bed. Good facilities with plenty of social areas. Very caring staff - really try to please the residents and make them comfortable."

David T
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.73 out of 5

"I never thought that my mother would need a care home, so when the time came it was a really difficult decision to make. However, The Fernes made a hard decision easier. The environment is second to none and more importantly, the staff are kind and dedicated. I think mum's quality of life has improved since she moved into The Fernes, her physical care is much better and she is less anxious having the staff to help whilst maintaining her privacy and dignity. I wish it was more affordable so that more elderly people could have this quality of care."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My father was in this care home for the last 4 months of his life and it was one of the best decisions I have made. From the minute I walked in to check it out to the very end when my father passed away I was taken aback by the wonderful staff in this home. They couldn't do enough for him and made his last few months as enjoyable as possible in the most caring way possible. It wasn't just the odd member of staff either it was every one of them. I am eternally grateful to the manager and her fantastic team for their services and won't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you."

Sarah M
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The staff treat my father with dignity. They are kind and understanding. He is always dressed smartly and well groomed. The ancillary staff are equally good keeping home spotless and providing delicious meals. This summer we have sat in the developing garden and relaxed in the comfortable garden chairs enjoying the weather."

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Our father was the third resident and has lived at The Fernes for just over a year. Thanks to the excellent care he has received his well-being and health have improved tremendously. The family enjoying visiting dad who is always groomed and dressed well. His room is kept immaculately clean and tidy. Dad thoroughly enjoys the delicious meals which are cooked on site and served in the dining room. Although there is a huge choice of activities morning and afternoon we still haven't managed to persuade dad to join in, he is always given the opportunity. We are very pleased we chose The Fernes."

Anne D
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"The staff, management and home have been excellent and accommodating to me. I moved both parents in but my very awkward father wanted to go home. It was very difficult for me but the staff were excellent and helped me deal with it a lot. Mum is very happy there comfortable and safe with excellent care. Many thanks"

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Barchester The Fernes is an excellent modern care home - more akin to a five-star hotel overlooking countryside at the rear and close to the shopping centre of Fareham and Whiteley. Very clean, helpful staff and almost too quiet!"

David A
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"It is wonderful, caring, friendly and excellent service."

Dennis T
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I am very impressed with everything at The Fernes. I spoke to them and asked questions many times before deciding that this was the best place for mum. The staff are extremely caring attentive to residents, treating them with dignity at all times. When mum became unwell they acted very quickly and this probably helped to save mum's life. Everyone is so helpful and professional, the building and facilities are first class. I have had many experiences with other homes both, professionally and as the daughter of a resident, and I have seen no other home that meets the standards of The Fernes. If you want a loved one looked after and cared for, don't hesitate to choose The Fernes."

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"All of the staff are, "people people" and nothing is too much, kind, and care for the guests as individuals. The home is welcoming and more like a bijou hotel rather than a care home. Highly recommended."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"We looked at many homes for my mother, but they were mostly dull and not colourful. The Fernes is more like a 5-star hotel with such friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble. Food is superb, they have everything on offer for my mother, even the hairdresser is on call. I did not feel guilty for one minute leaving her there as I knew straight away, this was an amazing, caring and friendly home. Thank you to all. You do an excellent job and it's much appreciated."

Ian H
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"After moving here one month ago from my own home, I have been met by much kindness, care and the freedom to partake or not in various activities and outings in the minibus despite needing a wheelchair. You are encouraged to bring things in such as pictures to hand or other small items of furniture. Good size bedrooms with ensuite facilities."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.67 out of 5

"Facilities second to none. The introduction of the resident was done with care, sympathy and dignity. The resident's physical condition has improved immensely in the few months of occupation. Carers are friendly, cheerful and attentive."

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Excellent. All staff are cheerful, helpful and friendly. Rooms warm and comfortable."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.67 out of 5

"I was very pleased to have moved my mum to The Fernes. She settled in quickly and feels at home. She is able to get around the building with her trolley quite easily as there is plenty of space. The staff are very approachable and have encouraged mum to take part in a variety of activities. Living a long way from the Fernes makes it doubly important that I have confidence in the care offered - and I have no doubts about that at all. Thanks and keep up the good work."

John K
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My 8 year old grandson's view of The Fernes:- 'I wish I lived with Great Grandad because when we had lunch with him, they served delicious food, we had soup, food and a pudding too! I really like it there and his room is comfortable with a garden.'"

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My mother has been in The Ferms for a number of months now and has had excellent care from attentive, positive and patient staff. The home actually feels like home as attention to detail is such to give a warm feeling. Staff and management are very approachable and are all very aware of the care plan specific to my mother and her needs, something I find reassuring and a good indicator of just how professional and ultimately caring all the staff are at The Ferms. They are excellent."

David O
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Being made comfortable, and helping in the situation in which I find myself. I find the staff very helpful and kind."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"Being at The Fernes makes my visits to mum a quality time with her. From a relative's point of view, I enjoy coming here. The staff are so kind and caring. It is a very happy place and laughter can be heard whenever I visit. My mum's needs are well understood. The home is spotlessly clean it reminds me of a five-star hotel. I am always made to feel welcome and I am updated on a regular basis about how mum is doing. Mum has begun to engage more and enjoys being out and about in the mini bus. Nothing is too much trouble and mum's individual needs are catered for. She can definitely retain her own individuality. I know she feels very safe here. A wonderful place not at like many care homes I have visited. Well done to everyone."

Jo B
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My sister has dementia and is frequently stressed but the staff excel in distracting her from the worries of the moment and assisting her to focus on sometimes else. In fact, every service and member of staff in this home is excellent."

Barbara E
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My sister gets very agitated at times and the staff deal with her in a kind and understanding way. I think she eats too much, but this is top of her priority. Unfortunately, she feels everybody steals from her and doesn't believe when she is told the opposite. She does not believe that the care home is now her permanent home, even though she knows she can no longer cope living on her own."

Brenda C
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"We moved my mother and aunt to this fabulous home and have marvelled at the professionalism care and overall standard ever since. The care and attention to our family, lovely nutritious food, the dignity shown to the residents is great. To see my mum and aunt eat wonderful food was just wonderful- with nice cutlery, glassware and paper cups and saucers made me tearful with joy for them. The staff are happy, courteous, helpful and dedicated to their changes. Wonderful! Wish all "homes" operated like this one."

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Barchester The Fernes has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It is tastefully decorated and homely. All management and staff are friendly and caring. They treat all residents with dignity. The en-suite rooms are spacious and very comfortable. There is a homely lounge and comfortable seating areas with refreshments. The whole place is extremely clean. Residents can have refreshments in their rooms if required. There is a beautiful dining room where food is plentiful, well cooked and plenty of choice. Any special dietary needs can be met. Each week there are several activities on offer. There is a security door with a code. I think Barchester The Fernes is value for money. This relates to the ground floor. Other 2 floors are of equal standard."

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"I entered Barchester The Fernes on the 27th July this year. I was welcomed on my arrival and installed in my chosen room. It was beautifully set out very much to my liking. The staff are good and make me feel very much at home. My surgical needs are instantly dealt with, the food is excellent and very much to my liking and choice. At night it is so reassuring to know there is someone on hand if you feel unwell."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.83 out of 5

"Very professional, friendly, clean, nothing is much trouble. My mother's appearance is evidence of her improved well-being."

David A
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"When reviewing care homes for mum we were looking for her safety and health firstly. At The Fernes we found everything and everybody very inviting and caring. The home is exceptionally clean, light and inviting. The staff are really caring, catering for everybody's needs. The rooms are spacious, excellently decorated and very clean. Mum was very nervous when she arrived but within a short time, the staff put her at ease and now she is very much at home. Nothing is too much trouble. We can't praise the home enough."

Betty B
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"After almost three full months at The Fernes, my Father's health has continued to improve. He is more alert and more mobile. Why? The care and attention he is receiving are excellent. The staff respect the residents and are kind and caring. He enjoys the food, which is cooked on site and enjoys two hot meals a day plus a breakfast of choice in his room. Snacks and treats are served during the day. The Fernes is clean and well maintained. The housekeeper and her team work endlessly to ensure the home is spotlessly clean."

Anne D
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My father got a wonderful, warm welcome when he moved to The Fernes. He settled in remarkably quickly, as a result of the amazing care. His dignity and individuality are respected at all times by every member of staff. My father has put weight on since arriving, as the food is excellent. Best of all he has found his smile and sense of humour again."

Vanessa B
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

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