Dunmore is our ‘boutique’ care home for clients who prefer a more personal and cosy atmosphere.
Our home has incredible, panoramic views stretching across the local town of Newton Abbot and the surrounding countryside. Dunmore has a flawless reputation in town, which is down to the sterling level of care provided by the compassionate staff and excellent facilities.
About the Home
Visitors are mesmerized by the breathtaking views that are visible from the conservatory dining room as well as both of the communal lounges.
Many of the rooms are gifted with glorious views of the valley, have en suites and are bright and airy.
At Dunmore, we like to keep residents active in both body and mind, so our activities co-ordinator organises daily entertainment or activities to take part in. These vary from reminiscence sessions, quizzes and bingo, to ‘Pets As Therapy’ sessions and singers coming to perform. We also organise regular outings into town for coffee and to local garden centres.
It is of utmost important to the kitchen team that the residents are provided with delicious, wholesome and nutritious food which they enjoy. They work hard to ensure that this is the case for every resident, by offering choice and adapting meals to suit everyone’s needs and preferences.
Types of Care
Residential care is for older people who are finding it increasingly difficult to manage at home without additional help and support.
Residents will not only be supported with personal care but our devoted staff will take over all the everyday tasks of laundry, cooking, gardening and housekeeping, allowing the residents more time to relax and enjoy themselves in a comfortable and safe environment.
It is our priority to make everything as seamless as possible in the moving process so that your loved one maintains their independence, dignity and identity at all times. Choosing the right care home for a loved one can be an overwhelming task and we will be there to support you throughout the whole process. We encourage friends and family to visit as often as they can and everyone is of course invited to come along to the parties and events we regularly hold for the residents.
At Buckland Care we take time to get to know each resident, tailoring the care we provide to suit each individual person. Our dedicated team is proud of the facilities available to residents, and work hard to ensure they retain as much independence as possible but rest assured, we will be there 24 hours a day should they need us.
Choosing a care home for someone living with dementia is a major decision. You need to be sure that your loved one will be in an understanding, nurturing environment with professionals who have the experience and knowledge to safely care for them.
At all Buckland Care homes that is exactly what we offer. We do everything we can to make our residents feel at ease, with tailored features for those living with dementia. Every carer is trained to care for dementia patients and our homes have been adapted to aid those living with a dementia-related illness.
Buckland Care homes provide respite care for people who may only require a short stay in a care home. Respite care is an invaluable service for those who care full-time for their loved ones, providing them with a chance to take a break from daily responsibilities.
Some residents use it as a way to trial the home before moving in full term, to see if they will feel settled and at home. The length of time residents stay is flexible and can be anything from a week to a few months. We will work with you and deliver a high level of professional care to all residents no matter how long they are staying with us.
In all of our homes at Buckland Care, we offer day care for those who wish to socialise with their peers and be looked after during the day but return to their own home in the evening.
The benefits of this are plentiful: allowing full time carers to rest; socialising with like-minded people and keeping the body and mind active; relieving oneself of the hassle of personal care and home-cooked meal preparation; a simple change of scene. With our welcoming staff on hand all day, individuals can feel safe and secure within our friendly care homes and enjoy a different environment to their own home.
Fiona, our manager, as well as Barbara, our deputy manager, have both been at Dunmore for almost 30 years. First-time visitors regularly comment on the friendliness of the staff and how homely Dunmore feels as soon as they walk in. The staff are truly caring and committed to the residents’ welfare and happiness.
Fiona has gained 28 invaluable years’ experience at Dunmore and during that time has gained qualifications in HNC in care management and Higher National Certificate. Fiona is an NVQ Assessor which enables her to assist her staff with their NVQ training in house. Fiona lives locally in Newton Abbot, with her husband her dog Millie and she also has two children and a granddaughter. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends and travelling the world.
Barbara has worked at Dunmore for the last 27 years. Over the years she has worked her way up and became deputy manager 20 years ago. Barbara has gained a tremendous amount of experience over the years, achieving NVQ3 and attending countless sessions of valuable training. Being a conscientious person, Barbara works hard to maintain high standards in the home and is highly respected by all staff, residents and their relatives. Barbara is married with 2 adult children and has a Jack Russell named George. Gary, her husband, is the gardener at Dunmore. In her spare time Barbara loves spending time with her family, eating out and her passion is shopping.
Vivienne has worked as a chef in Dunmore for over 10 years and was taught by her mother from an early age. She enjoys introducing her family recipes to the residents and always receives compliments about her delicious food and homemade cakes. Vivienne is conscientious and makes sure that she keeps up to date with Food Hygiene, Health & Safety and Moving & Handling training.
Vivienne lives in Torquay with her husband and 2 sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, theatre and going for long walk on the moors at the weekend.
I enjoy the food and you get offered choices at every meal. I go to town most weeks with the manager and Barbara, we usually go around the shops and for tea and a scone. I have a lovely basement room with a view of Newton Abbott. At Christmas we went to the garden centre in Teignmouth and had a lovely lunch, it was a real treat. The home has a new lady called Jenny who does lots of activities with us, we play games and do quizzes and an activity lady also comes to the home and singers come every week so that we do not have time to get bored. I am very happy living at Dunmore.
Pauline Goldsmith – Resident
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