Comfort and care in the heart of the New Forest
Forest Oaks, The Rise, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SJ – 01590 622424
Forest Oaks is home to 46 residents and situated in the busy village of Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest. The home is a tranquil setting but is only a stones throw from the bustling village and the open forest. It has easy and direct access to Brockenhurst High Street through a secure back gate. The village is thriving with diverse shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and a mainline railway station.
Rooms at Forest Oaks are all en-suite and benefit from views overlooking the beautifully kept grounds. Facilities include a well-stocked library and reminiscence area, a hairdressing and beauty salon with visiting hairdressers, communal lounges, dining room and a well-equipped hobbies room. Each private room also has its own telephone line and internet access.
Forest Oaks has an excellent activities programme which includes a wide range of entertainers, craft sessions, speakers, exercise groups and quizzes. Outings are arranged several times a year with a trip on the Alison McGregor boat one of our most popular outings. Communion is held each month at the home for anyone who wishes to attend.
A community coffee and cake morning is held on the last Thursday of every month from 10.00am in our lounge. This is a great opportunity to visit the home and meet our staff team.
Convenience, access and services
Housekeeping and catering teams provide a full service, whilst kitchenettes and laundry facilities are maintained for the more independent residents. Residents can choose to enjoy meals in the relaxed atmosphere of the dining room or in the privacy of their own room. Our seasonal menus and popular themed events provide an opportunity for residents to socialise. Beverages and snacks are also available 24 hours a day. Local GP’s visit and our residents are helped to access a wide range of trusted community services, including Oakhaven Hospice. Residents have access to a range of services including a dentist, a chiropodist, a reflexologist, a dietician and an optician with some of these services delivered at the home for ease of access and greater convenience.
Care Quality Commission Inspection Report
We are grateful to the Care Quality Commission for a thorough inspection at our Forest Oaks home. We are delighted to report that we are acting on this inspection report as improvements were found to be necessary in two areas but our care was judged to be good, together with leadership and effectiveness of our service. Our team are committed to ensuring that we continue to make improvements and strive towards a future ‘Outstanding’ rating. We invite any prospective residents and their families to come and visit the home and let us show you how we have already improved and talk through our future plans.