24 hour nursing care
End of Life care
Care for Couples
Fully accessible home
Private and enclosed gardens
Full time activities coordinator
Visitors welcome at all times
Mobile multi-sensory equipment
Home telephone number transferrable to room
Television and Wifi
Lilian Faithfull Care fleet of vehicles
Close to Cheltenham Spa railway station, Waitrose and Cheltenham town centre
St Faith’s is a characterful refurbished Victorian villa with a modern extension in a leafy street close to the centre of Cheltenham. Every room has ensuite facilities and residents are welcome to add their own furnishings and personal belongings. In addition residents can transfer their home phone number to their room; part of our mission to make the transition into care as easy as possible. We have two rooms which can accommodate couples or friends if desired.
Each floor is organised as its own community, with its own dining rooms and lounges to give a calmer, homely and more personal environment. Our purpose built extension overlooks the well-kept enclosed gardens where there is always something to enjoy and look at. The gardens are popular with our resident’s and their families for socialising or quiet contemplation.
Our person centred care is nurse-led 24 hours a day and has dignity and compassion at its heart. We are unusual in the high level of qualified nurses (including mental health nurses) that we have on every shift. Our care team receive extended care training and are highly skilled in personal care to meet the needs of our residents. Our physiotherapist and dietary advisor give valuable additional support.
We have very high standards for our end of life care. We have specialist knowledge of dementia. Our ‘Dementia Leads’ head up a team of dementia link workers across the home. In addition we offer free support to family and friends through our Memory Awareness Support Team (MAST).
We also work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of external health professionals including doctors, specialist nurses and the NHS rapid response team to ensure every resident’s care needs are met and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. We have close links with our local GP surgery who hold fortnightly surgery’s at St Faith’s and have visiting foot care specialists, optician and dental repair service as required.
Each resident has a named nurse and carer and work closely with residents and their families to create a person centred plan of care for each individual, which is constantly reviewed. We have a wide range of clinical equipment including specialised beds, mattresses, chairs and hoists.
“The service was exceptionally well-led.“
Our full time activity coordinator organises a wide range of activities, trips and performances, with something happening every day. Family and friends are always welcome to share in our activities programme alongside their loved ones. For those residents who stay in their bedroom either by choice or due to ill health we work to find things they enjoy on a one to one basis.
Popular in house activities, such as our baking club
Regular visits from ‘pet therapy’ and visiting musicians and performers
Active links with our local community; Cheltenham ladies college pupils visit to be conversation companions and give musical recitals. Local churches visit regularly to lead services and offer communion
Trips out are enjoyed in the warmer weather to cafés, gardens, shops and other local attractions
Family events include our popular summer BBQ, fireworks display and Christmas panto!
Our mobile multi-sensory equipment is used to provide a gently stimulating and relaxing experience in resident’s rooms
Trips out every week, to gardens, cafes and local attractions in Lilian Faithfull Care’s own vehicles (weather permitting!)
Visiting hairdressers to our hair salon
Facilitating residents to use Skype or Facetime on our i-pad to keep in touch with friends and relatives
Our chefs prepare fresh nutritious and well balanced menus each day, offering a wide range of options at every meal. For residents who need help at mealtimes, we have a team of specialist carers to give assistance with eating and drinking. As far as possible they support the same residents each day so that they build a personal understanding of their individual preferences and closely monitor how much is consumed to ensure residents are well nourished and hydrated. The chefs are experienced at preparing special menus for people who have difficulties chewing or swallowing including purée meals. We welcome guests to join residents for a meal and we enjoy hosting family parties for any occasion.
As a charity we are able to offer very competitive rates for nursing care. Fees vary according to factors such as the level of care required and size of room, so please talk to Teresa, our home manager to find out more. We have never had to ask anyone to leave due to their personal financial circumstances.
My aunt ….has received such good and kind care from the staff there. But what really makes the difference is how they also make her husband so welcome and supported when he visits. My aunt is always clean and tidy and I am sure she has improved, health wise, since being there. Her meal times are supported and the thoughtfullness of the staff is apparent to see.
"We think that the care at St Faith's is second to none, everyone we come into contact with throughout mum & dad's time at St Faith's was kind and caring - not only to mum & dad but also to [all our family]."
I would like to thank you and all your team for the excellent care my aunt has had over three and a half years in Lilian Faithfull homes. From the first time I spoke to you I sensed yours was an organisation which not only delivered quality care but did so with compassion. Everything I have seen since has confirmed that first impression.
I am very happy that my mother is being cared for at St Faith's Nursing Home. The staff really take time to get to know the residents and everyone is treated as an individual and with respect. Even bed bound residents can benefit from some of the activities - my mother has enjoyed visits from miniature ponies and musicians who have entertained her at her bedside.
This home is outstanding for care, compassion and dignity. Top marks to all staff - cleaners, cooks, carers, nurses, admin. I cannot thank them enough.