La Fontana Dementia Nursing Home

La Fontana Dementia Nursing Home Care Home, Foldhill Lane, Martock, Somerset, TA12 6PQ


La Fontana Dementia Nursing Home can be found on the outskirts of Martock, surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside it is an innovative purpose-built dementia nursing 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 care home has been carefully designed for both style and comfort meaning life at La Fontana Dementia Nursing home, is 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 someone living with dementia and/or elderly.  

We have seven thoughtfully designed suites to enhance the life of someone living with dementia.  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 into the home to enjoy socialising in our relaxing space.

Step outside, and you’ll walk along our soft surface pathways and find our elegant Italian fountain. Our secure landscaped gardens with raised flower beds, vegetable planters, ponds, and patios are spaces where we spend time on warmer days enjoying the outdoors. Our sensory garden has been specifically designed to be dementia friendly and stimulate the senses, whilst providing a tranquil, relaxing place to sit and enjoy.

A favourite at La Fontana with residents and the local community of Martock 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 into our chocolate maker, window shop in our minimarket and antique shop. Sun seekers can head off to the beach in our scenic sunroom, 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.

Care Home Features

Our Home Features

  • 76 Rooms
  • 7 living areas each with its own lounge, dining room, kitchenette, activity area
  • Hydrotherapy baths
  • Sun room
  • Reminiscence area
  • Quiet rooms
  • Under floor heating
  • Specialist assisted bathrooms
  • Hairdressing salon
  • GP, dentist, opticians and district nurse visits
  • Physiotherapist, Chiropodist, Library service
  • Five acres of secure, landscaped gardens
  • Petting farm & activities area
  • Minibus

Bedroom facilities

  • En-suite shower room
  • Nurse call system
  • Patio doors opening out to the gardens
  • Direct dial phone
  • Flat screen LCD TV with Freeview and radio channels
  • Under floor heating
  • Broadband internet access
  • Sensored lighting
  • Intelligent bedroom sensors
  • Fridge

Local amenities

  • Post office, shops and local amenities nearby

Care Types

Florin Vranceanu - La Fontana Manager

Florin Vranceanu

Care Home Manager

Florin has been working for Notaro Care Homes since December 2007.  His first position was working as deputy manager for Immacolata Nursing Dementia Home, Langport, shortly after he became home manager.  In 2011 he moved to manage La Fontana Nursing Dementia Home in Martock.

Florin was born in Romania where he first began his career in care, working as a registered nurse since 1992.  He held various positions in Romania, including nurse manager in A & E before moving to the UK in 2003 where he took up nursing in dementia care homes.

Florin has become a loyal member of the management team and is passionate about person centred care and delivering the highest standards of care and support to all his residents.

Outside of work he enjoys his love of fishing, watching football and travel.

Please feel free to contact Florin directly at

Call us on 01935 829 900

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Registered nurses available day and night

At La Fontana, 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.

La Fontana Care home Martock resident and loved one holding hands during musical entertainment


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.