The Environment..

The home has recently been built and has been designed to provide the perfect care environment. It is light and airy, providing a calm and quiet atmosphere for people to receive the finest care.

There are a total of 60 single bedrooms all with en-suite toilet and basin and the majority have disabled access showers.

The home is divided into 5 areas each accommodating between 10 and 15 people. Each area has its own combined lounge / dining room which have a small kitchenette area where people can make drinks and light snacks. There is also a large lounge/conservatory for groups to get together in, for performances and for celebrations.

A room is available for the use of people who wish to meet in private, and many of the hallways have seating areas, allowing people to sit and watch the world go by.

All areas of the home are accessible to wheelchair users and the doorways and hallways are wide for ease of use. Bedrooms have telephone / internet points and a nurse call button to ask for assistance 24 hours a day.

People are encouraged to bring small pieces of furniture and pictures for their own comfort, and to personalise their rooms as they wish. All areas are heated by under floor heating which can be separately controlled in each bedroom.

There are separate bathrooms fully equipped to enable people with mobility problems.

The bathrooms are large which allow wheelchairs easy access, and a variety of specialist baths / showers. There are two lifts to allow stretcher and wheelchair access to all floors. All bedrooms and bathrooms have overhead hoisting to assist people who are unable to stand or transfer from bed to chair.

There is a hair dressing and beauty treatment salon offering a variety of treatments including therapeutic massage, Indian head massage, sugaring and manicures.

A mobile shop sells sweets, drinks and essential toiletries. Newspapers are delivered to the home every day.

No smoking is allowed in the home, but there is an area outside where smoking can take place.

The home complies with the regulations of Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and meets all environmental health standards.

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