Care homes in Swanage – a breath of fresh air

Published: Friday 14th August 2020

If you’re looking for care support in a stunning location, care homes in Swanage are a great place to start your search.

One of the most obvious attractions of Swanage is its fantastic location. Slap-bang on the 95-mile Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site stretching from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, Swanage has four miles of fabulous beaches and lungfuls of fresh, clean air.

Swanage sea front

Swanage is a traditional seaside town, popular in summer with beach-loving families and out of season with walkers and people keen to explore the surrounding coast and countryside. But it’s actually a perfect spot to live all year round – the mild climate means residents of the residential care homes in Swanage can spend more time out and about than in other parts of the country.

The town’s lovely gardens are perfect spaces for residents of the dementia care homes in Swanage to spend time outside. A stroll in the fresh air can be very calming for people living with dementia, and wildlife and plants often act as memory prompts.

Days Park is planted with ornamental trees, and has a beautiful display of bulbs each spring. And on the southern edge of the town Durlston Country Park is an ideal spot for bird- and wildlife-watching. The 320-acre country park and nature reserve hosts an incredible diversity of woodland, meadows, cliffs and hedgerows.

Gainsborough is our care home in Swanage, supporting its residents with high-quality, affordable residential, respite and dementia care. Inside the home is spacious and comfortable, with every resident having their own bedroom. And outside, the Gainsborough garden has been supplying the kitchen with home-grown vegetables, grown from seedlings kindly donated by the local community.

Gainsborough Care home Swanage

As well as having a lovely professional care team, and providing a safe home-from-home, Gainsborough Care Home has the added benefit of its own minibus – a generous gift from the family of a former resident.

The minibus means Gainsborough residents can explore all that Swanage and the surrounding Isle of Purbeck have to offer. It takes trips a little further afield too – residents have been known to visit local seaside rival Weymouth to compare its fish and chips with their hometown’s!

Trips into Swanage itself are full of things to do and see. There are plenty of places alongside the accessible esplanade to stop, sit and enjoy the stunning views (and maybe an ice cream).

Anyone who comes to live at one of the residential care homes in Swanage joins a strong and vibrant local community. The town has shops, cafes, a library, restaurants, a museum and heritage centre and a theatre. There is also a market, numerous local festivals and plenty of sporting events to watch, year-round.

You can arrive into town in style on one of the Swanage Railway’s steam trains, which call at historic Corfe Castle en route.

Swanage railway

Alternatively, the drive from nearby Poole or Bournemouth can either go via the chain ferry across to Studland or the route past the riverside market town of Wareham.

Swanage is served by buses too, travelling along the Jurassic Coast and stopping at the pretty Dorset villages along the way.

If it’s a charming, traditional seaside location you’re after, set in one of Dorset’s most picturesque spots, the care homes in Swanage might well be worth a closer look.

To find out more about Gainsborough Care Home in Swanage, please call us on 01929 422 500.