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Lifestyle at Rusticus

We keep busy with people living and working together occupied with every day life including baking, vegetable peeling, planting flowers and art and craft activities. We have regular visits from the Chiropodist and the Hairdresser visits weekly.

Mealtimes are very important sociable times when people who live in the house and people who work in the house come together as a family group, enhanced by people who visit and share this time with us.

Rusticus has strong community links with the local area. Its ethos focuses on the person and their individual needs. Each carer works in the same house each day, getting to know the people in their house like family.

For the people living at Church Farm, there is a big emphasis on being occupied and valued. Each house has its own kitchen, which is the heart of the home, where friends chat around the kitchen table, peeling vegetables ready for lunch, or dry the pots, doing things they’ve always done.

Life history is important at Church Farm, getting to know the things that make a difference to a person’s day. Church Farm acknowledges the benefit in making people feel valued and an important member of the community. Church Farm at Rusticus has exemplary standards of care, with 24-hour nursing care from its own registered nurses and specialist dementia trained nurses, and a 'one GP one home' system, which gives better continuity throughout the home and better person-centred medical care.