La Fontana Dementia Nursing Home can be found on the outskirts of Martock, surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside it is an innovative purpose built home. Much like all our homes, La Fontana has considered everything someone living with dementia might need to make life as good as it can be. The home is also suitable for individuals requiring general nursing care.
Our stunning home has been carefully designed for both style and comfort making life here just that little bit more relaxing and enjoyable.
Room sensors detect movement within bedrooms; if a resident awakes during the night, the room is gradually illuminated, and staff alerted that someone may need assistance, yet the subtle lighting does not startle the person.
We have seven thoughtfully designed suites, each benefiting from spacious communal areas, large skylight windows allow natural light to pour in, warming our days and lightening any mood. The suites each have their own kitchenette, meaning drinks and snacks are available at any time of the day and we encourage residents to welcome friends and family in to the home to enjoy socialising in our relaxing space.
Step outside, walk along our soft surface pathways and find our elegant Italian fountain. Our secure landscaped gardens with raised flowerbeds, vegetable planters, ponds and patios are spaces where we spend time on warmer days enjoying the outdoors. Our sensory garden has been designed to enhance the lives of people living with dementia.
A favourite at La Fontana with residents and the local community alike, and a feature in several Notaro homes, is our petting farm, home to Rabbits, Ducks, Reptiles and other small animals and our adorable Alpaca’s. Our farms are particularly popular as they provide residents the perfect opportunity to feel involved as they contribute to caring for the animals.
Interacting, maintaining relationships and developing new ones is very much part of what we set out to achieve here. We design our homes to ensure there is always something to do, and always something anyone can get involved in, no matter what their age.
Explore the window displays of our hardware store, get stuck in to our chocolate maker, window shop in our minimarket and antiques shop. Sun seekers can head off to the beach in our scenic sun room, and sit and enjoy an ice cream from our cart and relax alongside the colourful beach huts with a seaside panorama. The room has a sunlight stimulation lamp, which can help trigger happy memories, a sense of well-being and variety of potential health benefits.
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.