Celebrating 20 years of care with long-standing staff
Friendly, family care
Covid-19 and Visiting
During these unprecedented, difficult times, we wish to ensure you that we are still open for new admissions: respite and permanent stays.
All admissions new and returning are PCR tested prior to admission and a negative result is required. If testing positive, we cannot admit for a further 28 days.
New admissions have all their care and needs met whilst residing in their own accommodation for the first 14 days. We offer a wide range of social visits and have ways for residents to keep in touch with their loved ones. We are a small family caring home, and we believe close contact is very important for all families. We balance visits with risk and have in place infection control protocols to keep resident’s, staff and visitors safe, which is paramount.
As we move through the Covid pandemic at Freshfields, we continue to work with the latest government guidelines, combined with our own risk assessments. At present, each resident can have 5 named nominated visitors. Visits need to be pre-booked with the office. We are pleased to confirm our time slots are 90 minutes to allow for LFD testing beforehand. We have a designated visitors’ room and separate garden room for LFD testing. We supply full PPE for safety. We also have a visitors’ pod, open to everyone with its own sound system and separate entrance. There is no direct contact, but you can see each other via a screen. You do not need to be a nominated visitor or be LFD tested to use the visitor’s pod at Freshfields, however an appointment must be pre-booked with the office and facial masks must be worn at all times. Resident’s also stay connected by telephone, FaceTime and window visits. During the pandemic, we have strived to promote regular contact, as we believe family and friendship is important for everyone’s well-being.
Family owned residential care home located in Upminster, Essex
Call us for any questions 01708 226362
Family owned residential care home with great facilities and close to all the local amenities.
Freshfields is a family owned residential care home and is conveniently located in Upminster Essex. The Proprietors acquired Freshfields in May 2001. We are only 5 minutes drive from the M25/A127 junction and close to all the local amenities. We have parking facilities and are a short walk from the local shops and parkland. Transport links are excellent to the home by bus, rail and car.
Friendly family care from experienced, long-standing staff
The majority of our experienced staff, including the Care Manager, have worked for many years providing residential care with a difference to its residents, some with dementia and the end of life. Staff members experience allows them not only to care for the elderly, but understand their health and social care needs and wishes.
We understand that choosing a home for oneself or loved one is a difficult decision that cannot be taken without a great deal of thought and consideration and therefore would be happy to show you around Freshfields at anytime. Please feel free to visit. It is not necessary to make an appointment, as we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (covid restriction apply). We offer a four week trial period at an agreed rate, depending upon the room and assessed care needs, to decide if it is the best decision.
We are proud to have won the carehome.co.uk Top 20 Award.
Life at Freshfields
Family, Friendly, homely, caring, Activities, Entertainment, Sociable, good home cooking, clean, well maintained, treated with dignity and respect, opinions valued.
- 24-hour care by experienced staff
- Pleasantly decorated individual rooms
- Bedrooms with en-suite facilities
- 5 person passenger lift
It is important to meet the health and well-being needs of the residents and we achieve this by securing effective links with other professionals. We have excellent relationships with all local health professionals and work in partnership with them on behalf of the residents.
- Call system
- Specialist baths and shower
- Weekly visiting hairdresser
- Regular visiting chiropodist, dentist, optician and doctors
Food at Freshfields
Freshfields prides itself on providing nutritious meals for residents which is all home cooked by our experienced chef and her team.
- A varied and well-balanced menu changed weekly
- Comfortable lounges and additional seating throughout the home
- Single dining area
- Pleasant terraced area and gardens
- Regular social activities, day trips and organised entertainment
For more information call 01708 226362
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We understand that choosing a home for oneself or loved one is a difficult decision that cannot be taken without a great deal of thought and consideration and therefore would be happy to show you around Freshfields at anytime.
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What our residents say
Freshfields is a friendly welcoming home, Every resident is treated as an individual, and the care they receive is excellent and tailored to their unique needs. The staff are helpful, empathetic and caring. All staff are trained in all aspects of care and this ensures that the residents are treated with respect and kindness. Truly “a home from home”
Danielle HarveyI do not believe we could have found a better home for our 96 year old Mum. She is cared for as if she is with family. Good food, spotlessly clean environment, activities and always a friendly face to help with anything required. She is always kept smart and interacted with. She is happy; the most important testimonial!Barbara Holland-DaviesHaving looked around a few residential care homes, we chose Freshfields for Mum, due to its caring vibe and we have been pleased with the decision. Staff always know where Mum is when we come to visit, and treat residents politely and respectfully. We like the fact that the carers make an effort to communicate and verbally stimulate the residents.Peter HiltonThe staff at Freshfields are experts in providing ”Advanced Dementia Care” to the residents, as staff attend Dementia courses on an ongoing basis. The professional development at this home is excellent, and staff are caring, show empathy, understanding and great patience to all residents.Karen SpellerWe are all so glad we came to Freshfields eleven years ago, when looking for a place for our Mum. We found The Best. The care (real care) she receives, the true “Looking After” are second to none. We are treated like Friends when we visit, absolutely delighted to give this place and the staff. 7 Stars!Christine Jacobs
Stakeholders’ Quality Survey Results
We are very proud of the results of the survey.