Immacolata House

Portway, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0NQ

Overview

Our stunning home set in the Somerset countryside offers superb purpose built accommodation and provides the best care and support for residents living with dementia, and requiring dementia nursing or general nursing care.

Recognition and memory triggers are extremely important for people living dementia. Immacolata House has been designed to meet the needs of our dementia residents, with colour coded corridors for example, enabling easier navigation around the home.

One of the first things you will notice when visiting Immacolata House is a sense of community, common across all our homes and the home has beautiful spacious interiors and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Take time to look a little further and you’ll find there’s even more to our home than first meets the eye. You’ll hear laughter and music from our resident’s lounges, you may perhaps see someone relaxing and quietly reading in our drawing room, or see a group activity – there is always something going on, and always something to do and families are always welcome to join is in whatever we do.

Step into the landscaped gardens and you’ll find a patio area, winding pathways, planting boxes and a sensory garden. From there, you’ll discover our guests’ favourite feature: ‘Benvenuto Fattoria’, our ‘Welcome Farm‘. Farm residents include Pigmy goats, Peacocks, Lop-eared Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Indian Runner ducks, Turkeys and Feather Legged Bantams.

Our homes may well be care homes, but first and foremost they are our residents’ homes. Each room and every space, has been created to be a comfortable place to relax and enjoy. 

When coming to your new home we encourage you to bring the little things that matter to you; the things that make a place a home.

Care Home Features

Our Home Features

  • 49 rooms
  • 4 living areas, each with its own lounge and dining room with kitchenette for residents use
  • Light and airy conservatory
  • Quiet room
  • Reminiscence room
  • 2 hydrotherapy bathrooms
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Weekly GP and
  • Physiotherapist visits
  • Five acres of secure, landscaped gardens including our farm
  • Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside
  • Minibus

Bedroom facilities

  • En-suite and walk-in shower
  • Nurse call system
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Flat screen TV with
  • Freeview and radio
  • Broadband internet access
  • Adjustable electric bed
  • Underfloor heating

Local amenities

  • Village shops and services nearby
  • Public transport

Care Types

Sue Stephens

Care Home Manager

Sue was born in the West Midlands, in 1977 she moved to Gloucestershire and started a career in Catering Management.  In 1989 after moving back to Birmingham, Sue started her Nursing career, first as a student nurse then moving to her first post on a stroke ward.  Various moves and years later and Sue found herself working for BUPA.

An opportunity arose to manage a home for Four Seasons Health Care, who at the time were a small company in (Taunton Somerset).  Sue managed the home for 10 years.  Her next moved involved turning failing homes around and building their reputations, a position she held for over 6 years.

In 2015 Sue joined Notaro Homes, her reason was she viewed the company as small enough to be personal, yet large enough to be effective and combined with an excellent local reputation.  Sue has had a keen interest in Dementia care since 2009 which she continues to develop.  She also holds a teaching qualification and enjoys mentoring students both pre and post registration.

In her spare time, Sue lives on a small holding of 5 Acres where she has sheep, ducks, chickens  and geese and 6 dogs.  She is also an assured breeder of West Highland Whites with the Kennel Club under the kennel name Alansus. Other hobbies  and interests are travel, cooking, reading, walking and horse racing.

If you would like to contact Sue, please either contact the Immacolata House or email sue.stephens@notarohomes.co.uk

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Registered nurse’s available day and night

At Immacolata House, as in all our nursing homes, we have Registered Nurses in constant attendance, day and night. Of course, nursing isn’t just about clinical and medical care. Our nurses are good communicators and listeners too, working well as part of a team alongside residents, families, friends and other specialists.

Activities

Activities

At Notaro Homes we understand the importance of meaningful activities. They play a vital role in helping our residents live life to the full, whatever their physical ability. Our activities are not only designed to engage mind, body and spirit but to respect and honour our residents’ individuality. Each of our homes have their very own Activities Coordinator who is responsible for organising and delivering a fun packed, varied programme which often includes trips out and visits from animal sanctuaries, community groups and theatrical companies.

Seeing life through our residents’ eyes

All staff in our dementia homes from maintenance and catering, to care and nursing, receive specialist training in dementia awareness. This helps them to experience life through the eyes of a person living with dementia, making them more understanding of the condition and better able to support our residents.

Independant Reviews

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