Something for everyone at our care homes in Dorset

Published: Tuesday 8th September 2020

With nine comfortable residential care homes in Dorset, we really do have somewhere to suit everyone in our lovely county.

Let us take you on a mini-tour of our Dorset care homes and give you an insight into what residents and families think of each of the homes. We’ll start in the lovely seaside town of Swanage.

Swanage sea front

Gainsborough Care Home makes the most of its coastal position, with residents spending as much time as possible in the garden. They are very proud of their home-grown vegetables and enjoy time in the lovely summer house.

Jerome, the new French chef at Gainsborough is building a strong reputation for preparing delicious and nutritious food. Bon appetit!

And if it’s specifically a Dorset nursing home that you’re looking for, Chalgrove Care and Nursing Home on the Bournemouth and Poole border is well worth considering. Chalgrove has a great location, in a lovely leafy part of Poole, very near the popular Canford Cliffs and Alum Chine beaches.

Outside Chalgrove care home Poole

Feedback about Chalgrove from families often talks about the care, compassion and cleanliness at Chalgrove, with many of our residents’ children saying they’d choose it for themselves, if and when the time comes.

Excellent care home – the staff are so caring and nothing is too much trouble. My Mum is so happy. She tells me she wishes she moved here years ago!
(Gary P – Son of Resident)

To find out more about all our safe and affordable care homes in Dorset call us on 0808 256 6038.

Moving east from Chalgrove, we come to the third of our residential care homes in Dorset. Blenheim Care Home is tucked away in the quiet Bournemouth suburb of Talbot Woods. It’s a very friendly care home, even the home’s chickens come to say hello if you’re in the garden!

Chickens in Blenheim care home

People describe Blenheim’s team as professional, helpful and supportive; just what you’re looking for in our Dorset care homes.

Across the River Stour into Christchurch and we find Naseby Care Home, within easy reach of the historic town centre. Naseby is our smallest care home and has a consistent team supporting the residents there.

The team members pride themselves on their ability to help residents feel at home. Families talk about Naseby as a ‘home away from home’ and say ‘nothing is too much trouble’.

Out into the Dorset countryside, we go next to Waterloo Care Home near Wimborne. If you’re looking for a quieter spot, surrounded by a stunning large garden, with even more trees and fields beyond, Waterloo is the care home for you.

Despite it being the most rural of our Dorset care homes, there’s always plenty to get involved in, if you want to be sociable.

Onto Dorset’s county town of Dorchester, where the team and residents of our Cheriton Care Home will give you a warm welcome. Cheriton is the most central of our Dorset care homes and is easily reached from anywhere in the county.

Feedback about Cheriton describes the home as being clean and welcoming, and the care team polite and helpful. There’s also a surprise Cheriton resident, Trot the tortoise, who spends the summer pottering around the garden and being spoiled by the residents.

Cheriton Care Home - Trott the Tortoise

As we started our tour of Dorset care homes in a seaside town, so we’ll bring it to a close on the coast too. We’ve travelled down the A354 from Dorchester to Weymouth. We have three care homes in Weymouth, all different but all welcoming.

Crecy Care Home specialises in supporting older people with dementia and younger adults with serious mental health care needs. The team really encourages residents to make the home their own, adding their own touches to their bedrooms, and to be as independent as possible.

Residents and families say that the home is very welcoming and that the team members take time to understand residents and help them feel safe and supported.

Trafalgar Care Home is not far from Crecy. There’s plenty of communal space inside and outside at Trafalgar, meaning it’s easy to get involved with activities or find a quieter spot.

The ‘considerate, kind and professional’ team members work their socks off to help residents feel well cared-for. They’re multi-skilled and are dab-hands at hairstyling and manicures.

Hairdressing at our Dorchester care home Cheriton (Cheryl with resident)

Across the road from Trafalgar is Agincourt, the last Dorset care home on our tour. Agincourt was, in fact, the first Agincare care home, established in 1986. The care team here has a wealth of experience in affordable care for people aged 50+ with dementia or mental health care needs.

Feedback highlights the high standard of care at Agincourt and the warm welcome residents and families receive.

To find out more about all our safe and affordable care homes in Dorset call us on 0808 256 6038.

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