Continuous Improvement and our Future
Church Farm Care expanded with the purchase of a fourth nursing home in September 2017. The home is set in a rural location on the outskirts of Cotgrave and is named Church Farm at Rusticus. '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.
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.
Phase 2 was completed in 2021, with the addition of Hickling Lodge, 30 luxury suites with peaceful woodland views, each with it's own private outdoor space; and Socius, our social hub with a dementia friendly, wheelchair accessible cinema, beauty salon and avairy.
Work will start at Church Farm at Skylarks soon, with an ambitious programme of expansion which includes the re-opening of the Skylarks swimming pool to the public.