Leading dementia care home provider takes on fourth home ‘Rusticus’

Leading dementia and nursing care home provider, Church Farm Care, has announced the purchase of its fourth nursing home, Church Farm at Rusticus, in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire.
The 2.5-acre site, which has been run as a care facility for the last 23 years, currently accommodates 44 residents but following refurbishment and renovation works planned by Church Farm Care, it will welcome 76 residents when complete in 2019.
Church Farm Care is investing around £2.5m to restore and improve the home to provide the high-quality care it is known for, mirroring the first-class facilities it offers at its other homes; Skylarks in West Bridgford, Church Farm in Cotgrave and Field House in Radcliffe-on-Trent.
When complete, Rusticus will feature new en-suite facilities, a hair salon, cinema, community centre, specially designed outdoor garden areas and a coffee lounge to create a space that feels safe and familiar for members of the Rusticus family.
The purchase of Rusticus will bring around 60 jobs to the area and the renovations, which will start in November this year, will vastly improve the environment for residents to enjoy.
Patrick Atkinson, Director of Church Farm Care, said: “At Church Farm Care we are passionate about providing the highest quality care because we understand that each person is an individual with a life history that we respect, and we want to help people feel at home, safe, secure and loved.
 “Our current three homes have been extremely popular and are always in high demand, which is why we saw the importance of purchasing a fourth home. All of our staff have extensive training and at Church Farm Care, we have an approach that creates a family environment for the people who live with us and who are at the heart of everything we do.
“We have big plans for Church Farm at Rusticus and are excited to be expanding our Church Farm Care family and to be able to offer our specialist services to more people.”
The name Rusticus was chosen for the new home as it’s Latin meaning is rural or countrified, which suits the peaceful rural setting of the new home, located on the outskirts of attractive village Cotgrave.  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.
  
The first Church Farm Care home was purchased in 2004 by director Patrick Atkinson and the group has grown to the current four since then.