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Let’s talk about lifestyle…

What is the definition of a "lifestyle choice?" According to the English dictionary its "a choice a person makes about how to live and behave, according to their attitudes, tastes, and values." That’s what our homes are about. Choice. We appreciate that this can be a huge decision to move so...

Welcome to Debbie Powell – our new team member for Foxhunters!

A big warm welcome to a new member of our team!Debbie joins us in a variety of roles - she will be the first point of contact when visitors come to our home in reception and will help guide and support people with any query they may have. Debbie will also be supporting Lucy with the administration a...

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Welcome to Lucy Morgan, Foxhunter’s Home Administrator

The Foxhunter's team is growing and we are delighted to welcome Lucy to the team. Lucy has been involved in the care industry for the last ten years and brings a huge amount of experience with her. Lucy will be supporting our Home Director Marie with the recruitment of our new staff and be responsib...

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It’s all about the food!

We are delighted to welcome James Thomas to the Dormy Care team as our new Executive Chef. James will be responsible for supporting all the homes and ensuring we offer a fine dining experience to our residents and their visitors.  We asked James to share with us a bit about his work history and ...

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Foxhunters Marketing suite is open!

More than 100 people took a behind the scenes look at our new £12 million luxury care community as Foxhunters in Llanfoist officially opened its marketing suite earlier this week (Monday 20th August). Work started on Dormy Care’s flagship home in Iberis Road, Llanfoist, last September. As w...

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5 ways Foxhunters will help you stay active and independent

At Foxhunters Care Community, we believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive wellbeing, whatever your age or ability. We believe that an active life means an active mind, and we work with our residents to help you stay as active and independent as possible. Even if you’re not quite as mo...

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Living a Foxhunters lifestyle

At Foxhunters Care Community, we truly believe in giving our residents the very best lifestyle, which is why we have invested in the finest onsite facilities for them to enjoy. We understand that everyone leads different lifestyles, which is why we have included a wide range of luxury facilities to ...

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It’s all about the care

Excellent care is at the heart of the Foxhunters Care Community. We like to think of it as our family caring for your family. No matter how complex the needs of our residents, we are here to offer support and ensure that we deliver the very best care possible. We have highly trained registered nur...

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A home for families to visit at any time

We understand that family is important and just because your loved one has moved into a home, it doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to make precious memories. Whether you enjoy quality days out together, Sunday dinners, weekly games nights or a cup of tea and a chat, we can accommodate you and...

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MP visits Foxhunters!

Monmouth MP David Davies says he is sure Dormy Care’s new £12 million flagship care community – Foxhunters – is “going to be a huge success.”Mr Davies was given a tour of the site in Monmouthshire by Dormy Care founder, Helen Maiello. He also spoke to other key people involved in the pro...

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Foxhunters update!

We have been overwhelmed by the number of people who are keen to work at Foxhunters! We will be commencing our recruitment in August but you can register your interest now https://www.dormycare.co.uk/careers/  Our General Manager Marie is currently looking for a Deputy Manager and applicat...

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A warm welcome to Marie Wood – General Manager, Foxhunters Care Community

As our new care home progresses in Llanfoist, we are delighted to announce we have appointed an outstanding General Manager and would like to welcome Marie Wood to the team. We asked Marie to share with us her thoughts on joining Dormy Care and her plans ahead;"I am delighted to be appointed as the ...

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Engaging with the local Community

Who has a brain? That is the question we asked 185 pupils at Llanfoist Fawr Primary School in Abergavenny.We were delighted when Mr Jon Murphy, invited the Dormy Care Team down to his school to deliver a dementia friends session.  The number of people living with dementia is increasing and near...

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National Care Home Open Day!

Join us on Saturday 21st April from 11 - 3 for our vintage tea party and musical art therapy.Dormy Care Communities believe that life shouldn't stop when someone moves in to a care home and our focus is on offering a range of enriching activities. This will be an opportunity to experience one of the...

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Information Centre is now OPEN!

What a week it has been!Monday 12th March saw us officially open our brand new information centre at 47 Cross Street, Abergavenny.  The lovely Reverend Chris Walters arrived to cut the ribbon and bless our new shop, as we proudly opened our doors to the Community.Helen Maiello Managing Director...

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Five great benefits of the Mediterranean Diet…

Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s blog! Today we wanted to share something a bit different with our followers. One of our key aims at Mayflower is to make life for our residents as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. We believe one of the best ways to achieve this is to encourage an acti...

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Information Centre Opening Soon…

After a busy few weeks, we are delighted to announce that our information centre will be opening early March. This will enable you to pop in and find out about our new Foxhunters Care Community. Staff will be on hand to discuss the build and share the plans of our exciting new home. We will als...

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Living well with Dementia…

  Here at Dormy Care, we are passionate about engaging with the communities where our homes are to help make those areas become dementia friendly towns. We are committed to the Alzheimer's Society's campaigns to improve the lives of people with dementia. One of the ways we can help locall...

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Quality care comes to Abergavenny.

Dormy Care Communities first home will be in Abergavenny, South Wales and construction is well underway.  Nestling in the Welsh Valleys with views of the Blorenge Mountain, this stunning new care home will be a place our residents will be proud to call home.Our luxurious flagship home, “Foxhu...

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Welcome to Brockington House, Hereford…

There is nothing more exciting than starting the New Year announcing we have another new home under construction!Dormy Care Communities have planning permission for a 70 bedded nursing home in the beautiful location of Hereford. With views of the Malvern Hills, our next home will offer the same stan...

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5 Surprising things that could help you live longer

Good Evening and welcome to this week’s blog. For many reasons people are now living longer than they did in previous history. Here at Mayflower we recently read an article featuring some surprising ways you can help yourself to live longer. And interestingly, they don’t involve much more than s...

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Welcoming Foxhunters Care Community…

We are delighted to announce our flagship home in Abergavenny has a name! 'Foxhunters Care Community' will be our first home to open in late 2018. The story behind our name came from a horse named Foxhunter ridden by Harry Llewellyn (who lived local to Llanfoist) in the 1952 Olympic Games....

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The Rise of the ‘Care-Bot’…

Good Morning and welcome to our latest blog post. At Mayflower Care Communities we love to keep on top of new developments in the care sector and the idea of robots as carers is a real conversation starter! We practice person driven care by a team of dedicated professionals. However, in ...

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Special Feature: Jon Rose our Maintenance Manager

Good Evening! This week at Mayflower we wanted the focus of our blog to be about Jon Rose, our Maintenance Manager at Pine Martin Grange in Wareham. Pine Martin Grange is one of our two luxury care homes, just like any home it requires constant attention and upkeep, which is where Jon comes in. When...

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In the News: A potential new way to personally fund care

Hello and welcome to our blog this week. Today we would like to share something we found interesting in the news recently; pensioners could soon be given a tax break to cover their care fees. At present, everyone with assets exceeding £23,250 is required to fund their own social care without govern...

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Mayflower’s been saving up sunshine

Hello and welcome to Mayflower’s blog this week. Today we would like to share how our luxury care home Bramshott Grange has been working hard to conserve energy and reduce our carbon emissions. We have been using solar panels as part of our energy saving initiative and are very proud t...

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Top Tips for keeping well this Winter…

Top Tips for keeping well this Winter... Good Afternoon and welcome to our latest blog post! We hope you had a nice weekend, today we wanted to share Mayflower’s top tips on keeping well now that autumn is well underway. Here’s three things you can do to keep yourself healthy: Get outdoors a...

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Mayflower’s plans to tackle Loneliness

Good morning and welcome to our blog this week. Today we would like to dedicate our blog to the social issue of loneliness and isolation, particularly among older adults. According to Prime Minister Theresa May, “For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life”. Loneliness ...

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The Importance of Motivation

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog. Today we’d like to talk about our care team, the importance of motivation and valuing your employees. At Mayflower Care Communities, we want to create homes that provide the best possible service and care delivery to the highest possible standard. Both of o...

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A short-term fix for a long-term problem: thoughts on social care reforms

Hello and welcome to our blog. Today we’d like to share some thoughts on the latest government Budget and the recently deferred green paper on social care reform. The subject of social care in Britain can be described as an area of politics that causes a lot of disagreement and that parties of all...

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Advances in Alzheimer’s detection

Good afternoon and welcome to our second post of the week. At Mayflower’s luxury care homes, Pine Martin Grange in Wareham and Bramshott Grange in Liphook, Dementia Care is a key area of focus. While the Ground Floor Community of our residential homes is available to more independent residents, th...

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Mayflower’s ambitions to give a great night’s sleep

Good afternoon and welcome to our blog. This week we would like to share a new therapeutic development within the care sector. Recently it has been scientifically proven that weighted blankets can promote the health and well-being of people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Feeling anxious and...

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How Mayflower supports Vegetarian and Vegan Residents

Good afternoon and welcome to our blog this week. With the rise in interest surrounding ‘Veganuary’ this month we thought we’d use our blog this week to show how we support our vegetarian and vegan residents. ‘Veganuary’ is the opportunity to try being a vegan for the month of January. If ...

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Introducing: ‘Interactive Me’

Good morning and welcome to our blog this week. Today we’d like to feature another way that Mayflower Care Communities are transforming our care services for the better. We’ve recently mentioned ‘Person Centred Software’ and ‘My Learning Cloud’, but today we wanted to feature ‘Interact...

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Mayflower’s tips to keep a Healthy Heart

As February marks the British Heart Foundation’s ‘National Heart Month’, we wanted to use our blog to share some of their helpful advice on keeping your heart as healthy as possible. By raising awareness of heart health, we can work to begin reducing the shocking 7,400 people that die each mon...

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