Ferndown Plus is a small centre, located in the shopping centre in the heart of Ferndown. The building and its facilities, including the garden, have recently been redecorated and upgraded.
Facilities, activities and services offered
Ferndown Plus is a specialist centre meeting the needs of clients with dementia, and providing respite for their carers.
Activities seek to promote well-being and self-esteem in a positive, friendly and supportive environment, and include reminiscence (both musical and conversational); quizzes; movement to music; musical bingo; fun and games (skittles, bean bag target games, indoor football and golf); table games (Rummikub, cards and scrabble) and sensory perception games (taste, touch and smell). There are various groups for clients to get involved in, including cooking and baking; knitting (knit and natter) and gardening, as well as a ‘fun for all ages’ activity group with children from a local child care centre.
The service holds regular theme weeks. There is a monthly church service provided by a local church and monthly concerts by professional entertainers, which are also available to the wider community. The service arranges regular outings to places of interest which clients can choose to attend.
A lunch club is available to clients and the wider community.
Manicures; pedicures; baths and showers and a laundry service is offered for an agreed charge, and flexible packages of care to meet a range of personal care needs are available for an hourly rate. Details are available on request.
Support to carers
The service runs a monthly carers group in partnership with Prama Care. Signposting, advice and guidance is provided, and the service offers daily respite attendance to support carers.
Ferndown Plus is open 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. It is closed at weekends and bank holidays.
The centre’s facilities are available to hire at evenings and weekends, and limited hire is available during opening hours. Charges and further information are available on request.