Set in 2.5 acres of beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Cotgrave, Nottingham, Church Farm at Rusticus is a care home that provides a peaceful setting for people whether they live with us for a few weeks to recuperate or whether Rusticus is their permanent home.
The stunning location creates a true feeling of ‘retreat’ that is enjoyed by the whole Rusticus family.
“There’s pleasure when a kind word falls, Like dew upon the ground; When blades of tender feelings spring in clusters all around” George Hickling, (1859).
Church Farm prides itself on the highest quality of care and Rusticus is no exception.
RATED: RI with CQC - last inspection November 2018
RATED: Band 5 with Nottingham County Council the highest banding for quality of care.
Our aim at Church Farm Care is to create environments that look and feel like ‘home.’ We achieve this with individual households with living and dining all situated close by. People share their lives with an intimate family of people living and working together.
At Church Farm at Rusticus each household is designed to take full advantage of the peaceful, rural setting with intimate and safe outdoor spaces close to people’s own rooms alongside amazing views of woodland. Enjoying the simple things in life together such as walks and gardening, baking and people’s own personal interests is the focus of every day.
New developed bedrooms with private bathroom facilities provide extremely spacious accommodation for people to choose to enjoy some quiet time alone and with their family and friends when they visit.
This private space enhanced with their own belongings creates a feeling of familiarity and safety that is truly their own. When a person seeks company and shared experiences, the spacious living areas are busy with life and a sociable sense of family and belonging.
The full team work hard to complete an intensive programme of training that gives them the confidence, knowledge and skills to focus on quality of life outcomes for everyone that we support.
We believe that each person living with us deserves the best possible care and support every day. We create a homely environment for people to live in 'family' households of people with emotional relationships at the heart of our approach.
Phase one of an ambitious redevelopment of the home was completed in July 2018 with 26 bedrooms refurbished to an extremely high standard; each with a large en suite bathroom of 'disability' proportions and individual outdoor gardens and patio areas accessible from each room. Two spacious and comfortable lounges, one with a lifestyle kitchen and dining area provide the living space for this part of the home.
Church Farm at Rusticus is set in a rural location on the outskirts of Cotgrave. 'Rusticus' is a Latin word meaning rural or countrified which suits the peaceful rural setting of the home as it sits in 2.5 acres of land.
The name Rusticus was chosen due to its Latin meaning but also because it was a name used by the local poet George Hickling, 1827-1909. George or 'Rusticus' was the village's well-known and much loved poet who was a framework knitter by trade. The majority of his poems are descriptive and reflective pieces suggested by everyday events and scenes around the village of Cotgrave, where he lived all his life.
His poems included The Pleasures of Memory, The Pleasures of Hope, The Pleasures of Life, all of which are congruent with Church Farm Care's vision and approach to each day for the people who live with us.
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