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Trafalgar Care Home




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Trafalgar Care Home in Weymouth, Dorset

Trafalgar Care Home is a real home for life in the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset. We provide high-quality affordable residential, respite, palliative and end-of life care for people living with dementia and cognitive impairment.

Each resident is different, and we offer a range of activities and menu options so every person feels happy, stimulated and cared-for.

As well as caring for our residents we care about their families too. Our door is always open for a chat, and our residents’ and families’ forum gives relatives a way to support each other.

Call us on 01305 897 831 to find out more. We’d love to introduce you to the home, our staff and our residents.

About our home

We’ve created a relaxed and homely environment for all our residents.

We have two comfortable lounges and a dining room on the ground floor, which are perfect for chatting and joining in activities. We’ve also got a smaller, quieter lounge upstairs, which is great for when people come to visit.

We have lawned gardens at the front and the back of Trafalgar. There’s plenty of space to sit outside – and we put a gazebo up in the summer when it’s sunny.

We grow our own tomatoes, and we like our colourful hanging baskets and our birdfeeders.

Call us on 01305 897 831 to find out more. We’d love to introduce you to the home, our staff and our residents.

The bedrooms

There are 26 bedrooms at Trafalgar (including three double-sized rooms), across the ground floor and the first floor. Our first floor is fully accessible, by stairs or a lift. Many of our bedrooms look out onto one of our gardens

All our rooms have en-suites or washbasins in the room. The rooms without an en-suite have accessible shower rooms and bathrooms nearby.

We encourage our 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.

We’re in the process of painting each bedroom’s front door a different colour, which makes it more recognisable.

Staff training

All our staff go on an intensive three-day Agincare training course before starting at Trafalgar.

As well as regular reviews and supervisions we carry out mandatory annual and two-year refresher training, plus specialist training including subjects such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke and Parkinson’s.

Social activities

We like to work with our residents to plan our activities and outings, including trips to Portland, the beach or the garden centre.

Many of our activities are music-based. We have a musician in the home at least once a week. We also love memory boxes and jigsaws, and have plenty of room in the lounge to leave puzzles and games out.

Animals are also always really popular visitors. These are mostly dogs, although we have one family who bring their mum’s tortoise in to visit!

Our residents love watching old films, so we regularly have movie nights, with popcorn and ice creams. We also like to join in sporting events, and get really involved in Wimbledon and the World Cup!

We also pride ourselves that we have taken part in the annual national Care Home Open Day event since its creation in 2012. We invite friends, family and professionals to this annual event which gives care homes a chance to show all the good that happens in the health and social care sector.

We can also provide:

  • Weekly hairdressing sessions
  • Chiropodist services

We have a great rapport with our district nurses, who are here every day. The local nurse practitioner holds a mini-surgery every Thursday for our residents, where they can get a flu jab and check-up.

Food and nutrition

Good, wholesome home-cooked food is essential at a care home.

We have two cooks, who prepare a great variety of traditional home-cooked meals. They always ask for feedback from our residents, including through our residents’ forum, and are more than willing to adapt menus.

Our kitchen staff use two kitchens (one specifically for hot drinks and snacks) and 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 their room too, if they prefer.

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.

Read more about food and nutrition in our care homes.

Our Staff

I am incredibly excited to have joined the team at Trafalgar as Home Manager.  My aim is to provide the same kindness and care that I would for my most treasured relative. I find my role very rewarding, and going home feeling like I have made a difference to someone’s day just fills me full of happiness.

Zoe Price
Manager

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Features
  • Fully accessible building
  • Plenty of space to sit outside
  • Close to local amenities
  • 24-hour call system
  • Visitors welcome any time
  • Daily activity programme
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Visitor parking
What our residents, their family and friends say about Trafalgar Care Home

The management and all other staff are considerate, kind and professional. They communicate well and thoroughly to family and friends and they always put the resident’s needs first. I would highly recommend this home, as I believe it is the best home my Mum could have, if she can’t be at home.

Helen L – Daughter of Resident

This is a delightful home that has the welfare of my sister first and foremost in all that they do. The staff are all lovely. They engage with my sister and treat her with compassion and respect. The management lead by example and ensure that the home runs smoothly at all times. I couldn’t wish for a better environment for my sister.

Nick M – Brother of Resident

Visiting my sister with dementia on three unannounced visits, I found the staff very helpful in every way. The accommodation and cleanliness etc was excellent

Phillip M

“My Aunt grew to greatly trust, care for and respect the care worker and it was always a pleasure to see her on our regular visits where she went out of her way to make us welcome and make the times we spent with my Aunt so happy.”

Poppy A

Response to CQC report

Chief Operating Officer, Tim Buckley said:

“The health and welfare of our residents and team members is absolutely paramount, and we take the CQC’s report extremely seriously.

“Following the inspection in early August, we took immediate action and I am confident that Trafalgar Care Home is now both safe and well led.

“Trafalgar Care Home has historically been rated Good by the CQC with a dedicated team and longstanding Registered Manager.  Throughout the majority of the pandemic, various checks on the home found good practice, with positive feedback on the care and infection control. Regretfully, before the CQC inspection this year the home was struck by a sustained Covid outbreak resulting in the majority of team members having to isolate, disrupting normal work patterns and established good practice.  Agency staff were being used in high numbers, again something the home had not previously had to utilise. The care home team acted promptly to call the fire service on the discovery of a small fire, and the fire service responded within minutes.

“We have introduced an intensive package of ongoing support and training which specifically addresses not just the concerns highlighted by CQC, but includes broader supportive measures for the care home team, now led by a new manager.

“We accept and apologise that there were areas where the home fell short of the expected high quality at the time of inspection. No areas of concern were identified in the other key areas (effective, caring and responsive) and these retain their ‘Good’ status within the CQC’s inspection report.

“We continue to work closely with the CQC, and look forward to their next visit when we expect they will find significant improvements.”

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Address

207-209 Dorchester Road, Weymouth DT4 7LF

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