Waterloo Care Home is a real home for life near the lovely market town of Wimborne, in Dorset. We provide high-quality affordable residential, dementia and respite care.

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Our home is furnished and decorated to a high standard, to create a relaxed and homely environment for all our residents. Our comfortable, spacious lounge and dining rooms overlook our lovely accessible garden.

Our team have the specialist training and experience to care for people living with mixed dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s, mental health and historic brain injury.

As well as caring for you, we care about your families too. Our door is always open for a chat, and our residents’ and families’ forum gives you a way to support each other. Plus, your family members are welcome in at any time, for a cuppa, or to join us for a meal.

Social activities

We place great emphasis on social activities and maintaining the type of life you have had at home, whether that is a quiet and relaxed lifestyle or an active lifestyle.


At Waterloo Care Home you will be served freshly prepared home cooked meals by our team of expert chefs. They ensure all our meals are healthy, nutritionally balanced and, most importantly, locally sourced wherever possible. Meals are served in our superb dining room, but you also have the option for food to be served in your room for a more private dining experience.

Nutrition is an important part of the care we provide. That’s why our catering team take time to get to know your likes and dislikes before putting together a vibrant and varied menu for you to choose from.


There are 36 single bedrooms for people living at Waterloo Care Home, across the ground floor and the first floor. All our rooms have ensuites or washbasins in the room. The rooms without ensuites have accessible bathrooms nearby.

Some of our first-floor rooms have balconies, with space for a table and chairs, pots and a birdfeeder. Some of the ground-floor bedrooms have patio doors which open out onto the garden.


We’re very lucky to have a lovely three-acre garden, with a backdrop of trees beyond. It’s enclosed and safe and there’s plenty of space to sit out on the patio, or to do a bit of gardening.

There’s a big fish pond with koi carp, plus raised beds. We’ve installed bird feeders, hedgehog houses and bug hotels to attract the local wildlife. Visitors are welcome to use the BBQ when they come to Waterloo.

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Waterloo Care Home features

We have a stunning gardens, fish ponds and water features

Many bedrooms look out onto our beautiful garden

Delicious home-cooked meals with a 5 star food rating

Visitors are always welcome, there are no set hours

A variety of choice for daily activities

Multiple spacious communal lounges and dining areas

We have a tablet for residents to use to video call family regularly

24-hour a day residential and dementia care

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Frequently asked questions

We’re in a peaceful, leafy semi-rural spot close to Wimborne, Verwood, West Moors and Ringwood. With the A31 and A338 nearby we’re easy to reach from Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole.

When you move in to our home, you have the option to enjoy mealtimes in the communal areas with other residents, or to enjoy some private time in your room.

Our expert chefs prepare a daily menu with nutritious options for you to choose from based on your likes and dislikes. Our chefs will always ask for feedback, and are more than willing to adapt menus.

What’s more, our care teams are always on hand to support and encourage you at mealtimes, ensuring you get the nutrition and hydration needed.

If you would like to view our home then don’t hesitate to give us a call and we would be happy to arrange a no obligation home visit. Alternatively, we have regular coffee mornings where anyone is able to pop in. This is great opportunity to get to know our team and residents.

Once you become a resident at our home, there are no set visiting hours, so your family and friends are free to come and go as much as they want.

Prior to your move in to our home, you’ll receive a free no obligation care assessment so we can understand your care needs and create a care plan that suits you best. Your family is welcome to join this process. This allows us to create a bespoke care package that allows you to have the best quality of life.

Plus, through our portal, you and your loved ones can easily check on your care with real-time updates on medication, nutrition, welfare, and more. Read notes from our care teams and keep tabs on the care you receive—all at the click of a button.

Funding may be available from your local authority. Firstly, they will check how much help and what kind of care you need: this is the needs assessment. Following on from that, the free financial assessment calculates the total cost of care and how much you’ll need to contribute.

If you don’t want a financial assessment you can choose to pay for your care home yourself – this is called self-funding.

Our bespoke care and support is available for a single weekly fee. That includes care, accommodation, laundry, meals, housekeeping, social outings and more.

That means no additional charges or hidden fees, just consistent, all-inclusive support for a weekly fee.

Yes, we are delighted to welcome visitors into our home. Once you become a resident at our home, there are no set visiting hours, so your family and friends are free to come and go as much as they want.

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