Welcome to The Firs Care Centre,the newest addition to Halcyon family as of October 2023

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The Firs Nursing Home is located in a residential area approximately one mile from Taunton town centre. The home fronts onto the busy Staplegrove Road and is close to a local pub and Staplegrove Village Hall. Access to the home is via the car park to the side of the property. The home is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to take up to a maximum of 40 older people who require general nursing care, residential, dementia and other health conditions like mental health.

The registered provider-HalcyonCare, has carried major refurbishment work at the home since taking over the home in October 2023. This includes upgrading bedrooms in the present home along with communal areas. The garden area has also been recently updated making the gardens accessible and easy to use by the residents.

Accommodation is over two floors with communal rooms on each floor. Bedrooms on the first floor are accessed by a 4-person/300Kg lift. A registered nurse supervises the staff team on duty twenty four hours a day. The registered provider is The Firs Care Centre Ltd part of HalcyonCare Group. The responsible individual is Nic Ciobanu who is also the registered manager.

The Firs Care Centre, located in Taunton, provides residential and nursing care for adults. Ideally situated on the outskirts of Taunton's town center, our facility offers close access to local amenities, convenient on-site parking, and an inviting and reassuring atmosphere. We cordially invite you to take a virtual tour for a more detailed exploration.

Our amenities and services include:

  • 24-Hour Nursing Care
  • Highly Trained Staff
  • In-Room WiFi
  • Varied Menu Choices
  • On-Site Parking

The Firs Care Centre: A Home Away from Home. The Firs Care Centre is a 40 bedded care home located in Taunton, Somerset. We provide care for adults, offering a range of services including residential, nursing, and dementia care.

We are committed to providing our residents with a high standard of care in a homely environment. Our staff are highly trained and experienced, and we are always striving to improve our services.

We believe that everyone deserves to live life to the fullest, regardless of their age or ability. That's why we offer a wide range of activities and services to our residents, including:

  • Social activities: We offer a variety of social activities throughout the week, such as bingo, quizzes, and trips out. We also have a vibrant residents' association that organizes regular events and activities.
  • Therapy services: We liaise with the NHS services to offer a range of therapy services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy. These services are designed to help our residents maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.
  • Personal care: We provide our residents with personal care services, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. We also offer a range of other services, such as hairdressing and foot care.
  • Medical care: We have a team of qualified nurses on-site 24 hours a day. We also have close links with local hospitals and GPs.

We are also committed to providing our residents with a sense of community. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who provide support and companionship to our residents.

If you are looking for a care home that provides a high standard of care in a homely environment, then The Firs is the perfect place for you. Please contact us today to find out more about our services.

Additional Details

We are located in a quiet residential area of Taunton, close to the town centre and local amenities. We have a spacious garden with a patio area, where our residents can enjoy the outdoors. Our home is tastefully decorated, and we encourage our residents to personalize their rooms. We have a team of qualified nurses and care staff on-site 24 hours a day. We offer a range of activities and services to our residents, designed to promote their physical, emotional, and social well-being. We would be delighted to welcome you to The Firs Care Centre. Please contact us today to find out more about our services.

Activities & Wellbeing

Engaging activities are at the core of what we do here at The Firs, stimulating minds and bodies for the well-being, enjoyment, and satisfaction of all residents.

For instance, we have established a partnership with Taunton Chaplains, who are delighted to facilitate regular communion services and hymns of praise. Additionally, they are available for one-on-one conversations with our residents. Furthermore, our in-house activity team is dedicated to tailoring experiences to meet residents' preferences and desires, whether it involves personalized one-on-one sessions or adjusting activities accordingly. We welcome your input regarding your hobbies and interests.

We maintain a beautiful garden for residents' enjoyment, providing a sunny and inviting atmosphere. It's a delightful spot for socializing, whether you're sharing tea and biscuits with new friends or inviting family members.

At The Firs, we adhere to government guidelines to ensure safe visits. Thanks to our enhanced safety measures, we are pleased to offer face-to-face visits for our residents.

Digital Care Logs

We're committed to making sure each resident receives the right kind of care at the right time, that is why we have use a Specialist Digital Care Planning system called Nourish.

Our Care Team uses Smart Handheld Devices to log food and fluid intake, pressure relief, weights, and more. The detailed digital records help us monitor potential warning signs easily, ensuring that residents receive all the nutritional care they need to thrive.

Residents' Care Plans are accessible to designated family and friends through our Residents Portal. To stay informed about your loved one's care package and interactions, simply log in using a web browser.


Here at The Firs Care Centre, we pride ourselves on the level of nutrition provided for our residents. Our group nutrition policy is inspired by our commitment to quality and choice. Everyday, we deliver three freshly prepared home cooked meals personally selected by our residents.

Our tea trolley is available throughout the day and filled with delicious cakes and treats from resident snacks.

Our Chef personally meets with each resident when they arrive at the home, to discuss any dietary requirements, including individual preferences and ensuring awareness of any allergies.

Specialist Equipment

Our bedrooms are fully equipped with essential furnishings, including clinical profiling beds. To ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, every individual room and communal area is equipped with a specialized emergency call bell system. Additionally, we offer overhead ceiling hoists for those who require them.

All of our bedrooms are furnished with TV aerial points and BT phone lines, and residents have the option to install a private phone line in their room.

We understand the importance of maintaining connections with loved ones, which is why we offer multiple avenues for communication, including WhatsApp, FaceTime, and Amazon Echo Show, as needed.

We are thrilled to announce that as of July 1st, 2024, our upstairs lounge at The Firs has been completely renovated and refurbished. This new space now features a hair salon and a charming café area, offering our residents the perfect place to relax and enjoy every day of the week.

At The Firs, we are committed to enhancing the living experience of our residents. The newly refurbished upstairs lounge is a testament to our dedication to providing top-notch facilities and a vibrant community environment. We invite all our residents to explore and enjoy these wonderful new additions to our home.

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