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Agincourt Care Home

Residential and palliative care for people with dementia at a friendly care home in Weymouth.



Agincourt Care Home, Weymouth, Dorset

Agincourt Care Home in Weymouth provides affordable residential, respite, holiday and palliative care for people aged 50+ with dementia or serious mental health care needs.

We have a wealth of specialist experience of affordable care for people aged 50+ with dementia or serious mental health care needs, including mixed dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, corticobasal degeneration (CBD), alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD), schizophrenia and personality disorders.

People are at the heart of Agincourt. We respect all our residents – their dignity, beliefs, space, and their right to make personal choices in care.

As our residents’ needs change, so do the level and type of care they receive from us. We never forget that Agincourt is their home for as long as they stay here.

As well as caring for our residents we care about their families too. We don’t have set visiting times, and our door is always open for a chat. We also have a quarterly residents’ and families’ forum.

We’re proud that the CQC has given Agincourt a rating of ‘good’ right across the board (October 2018).

Where is Agincourt Care Home?

Our care home is in the Lodmoor area of Weymouth, a few minutes from the beach. Local amenities are on our doorstep. And we’re within easy reach of Weymouth town centre and the historic harbourside.

Call us on 01305 898 711 to arrange a visit or an informal chat, we’d love to introduce you to the home, our staff and our residents.

Care home facilities

At Agincourt we’ve created a relaxed and homely environment for all our residents. We have two comfortable, spacious lounges and a dining room. There’s plenty of space for group activities, or somewhere to find a quieter spot.

Residents and visitors are welcome to use the free Agincourt Wi-Fi. All our care homes have an iPad for residents to use – Skype calls work really well – and for families to use when they visit.

The garden at Agincourt Care Home

The garden at Agincourt

We have a lovely enclosed and secure garden with a large lawn and flowerbeds. Our residents love to watch the wildlife in the garden – in and around our enclosed pond and our birdfeeders. Residents also get involved in gardening, planting up hanging baskets and filling the birdfeeders.

Our garden is a great spot for BBQs and garden parties in the summer.

The bedrooms at Agincourt

There are 30 single bedrooms at Agincourt (although one can be used as a double room to accommodate a couple who wish to remain together), across the ground floor and the first floor. All our rooms have en-suites or washbasins in the room. Rooms without en-suites have accessible wetrooms and bathrooms nearby. We also have a jacuzzi bathroom upstairs.

Most of the bedrooms on the ground floor have direct access to our garden, with room for a table and chairs.

Before a new resident arrives at Agincourt we like to find out about their likes and dislikes, so we can arrange their bedroom in a welcoming way. However, once they’re here we encourage residents to personalise their rooms with their own photos and furniture.

Personal possessions help residents feel at home and provide extra stimulation and time for reminiscence. Each bedroom’s front door is a different colour, with a number, door knocker, letterbox and photo, which makes it more recognisable.

Our staff

Vicky Boursnell-Brooks is the registered manager of Agincourt Care Home in Weymouth.

Vicky - Agincourt Care home manager

I love my job and am privileged to have such a good, kind and loving team here. We have very low staff turnover – one of our care workers has been here for 22 years! We’ve taken staff members from apprentice to senior care worker – I’m so proud of them all.

Working in a care home is not a job you can do half-heartedly. Every day is different here, and we all pull together and do the very best we can for our lovely residents. We’re like a big family.

Some examples of how our staff go the extra mile for our residents:

  • Josie hadn’t seen her sister in 20 years, and hadn’t left Agincourt in seven years. When her sister died, manager Vicky and a colleague worked with Josie to get her to a point where they could drive her to Middlesex to attend her sister’s funeral
  • The team regularly organises and attends the funerals of residents with no family members
  • Staff supported a man with mental health needs whose mother was receiving end of life care at Agincourt. They made sure he had food in at home, and that he was taking his medication

Staff training

All our staff go on an intensive three-day Agincare induction and training before starting at Agincourt.

We have staff champions for dementia, dignity, nutrition and hydration and activities. We also have staff leads for whistleblowing and safeguarding.

Activities at Agincourt Care Home

Social activities

As we’re a specialist dementia care home we don’t have a structured activities schedule. Our plans will often change on the day, according to what our residents feel like doing.

When we borrow a minibus from one of our sister homes we like to make the most of it with trips out.

A recent voyage around Portland Harbour on the MV Freedom was a real success. Our residents also love visiting Portland Bill and the tea rooms at Moreton.

We love music at Agincourt. We regularly welcome singers and keyboard players and love Magdalena’s music and drum sessions. Our residents regularly listen to their favourite tunes on our bluetooth headphones. We now have a playlist so diverse it’s worthy of a Radio 2 show!

Our residents always create fantastic pictures and paintings with the Creative Minds group. There are also keep-fit and aromatherapy sessions.

We like to be sociable and enjoy our annual Christmas party and raffle, garden parties in the summer and the annual Care Home Open Day.

We attend the Veterans’ Parade and the Remembrance Day service on Weymouth Esplanade. Our residents also love to have a stall at events in Radipole Park Gardens, where they sell greetings cards they’ve designed themselves.

Being part of the local community is important to us, so the people we care for are connected, not isolated. Representatives from our local church visit on the first Wednesday of every month.

We can also provide:

  • Hairdressing
  • Chiropodist services

Food and nutrition

Good, wholesome home-cooked food is essential at a care home. We have two experienced cooks who prepare traditional home-cooked meals. Their homemade cakes and biscuits are always popular!

Our cooks always ask for feedback from our residents, and are more than willing to adapt menus. Our kitchen staff have received a 5* ‘Very Good’ rating from the Food Standards Agency.

Mealtimes are really important to us. We encourage our residents to eat together as there are so many social and nutritional benefits.

However, people can choose to eat their meals in private too, if they prefer. If the weather’s warm enough, we might eat outside. We also encourage families to come and join their loved ones for meals.

We have picture and written menus, but we always re-offer before serving, to check our residents haven’t changed their minds about what they’d like to eat.

If you’d like to find out more about Agincourt and how we could support you or a family member, call us on 01305 898 711.

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Features
  • Dedicated and caring staff
  • 24-hour call system
  • Interesting and stimulating activities
  • Delicious home-cooked meals
  • Convenient location
  • Beautifully maintained gardens
What our residents, their family and friends say about Agincourt Care Home

Agincourt is a home from home, lovely en-suite rooms with all your own things around you. Even hubby’s dogs can come along to visit which is wonderful for him. The care cannot be faulted compassionate, dignified and extremely thoughtful 24/7.

Debbie G – Wife of Resident

I always get a very warm welcome when arriving at Agincourt and always get told how my Mum has been. The staff are exceptional and very caring.

RG – Daughter of Resident

A jolly and noisy place to be, with very helpful staff who work with confidence and the food is good!

Fred P – Husband of Resident

The staff are always supportive, friendly and caring.

Yvonne S – Daughter of Resident

 

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Address

116 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth DT4 7LG, UK

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