Join Blackwater Mill Residential Home for their non-profit Alzheimer’s Society Teddy Bear Picnic on the 25th of August 11am-4pm Compete … Read More
Blackwater Mill is set in stunning landscaped gardens next to a vast mill pond fed by the river Medina, providing a serene and idyllic environment in which to relax. The care home, based in Newport, Isle of Wight dates back to 1790 when it was a working grain mill, providing charm and character to the home.
The residents enjoy watching the interesting wildlife including ducks, swans, fish and red squirrels. We love the wildlife at Blackwater Mill and have a keen interest in conservation. We have been working with the Environmental Agency to improve the river and lake for wildlife.
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About the Home
Our home is continuously undergoing updates and refurbishment in order to maintain the high standards that our residents deserve.
The home has several communal areas across the three floors, all with breathtaking lake views or access. Residents enjoy spending time watching the wildlife from the windows or the patio area outside the lounge.
We have dedicated Wellbeing & Activities Co-ordinators at Blackwater Mill who curate a schedule of activities for the residents as well as events, entertainment and outings, all focused on improving the wellbeing and quality of life of our residents. It is important to stay active as we get older and the activities are designed to stimulate both the body and the mind.
In addition, we love taking advantage of the beautiful setting we have by the lake and always welcome friends and family to join us for events such as barbecues and charity fundraising.
Our chef provides the residents with top quality food at Blackwater Mill and the kitchen is home to our famous dessert trolley! We ensure that each resident’s diet is catered for whilst also providing them with all the vital nutrients to keep them healthy.
Wherever possible, produce is locally sourced from the island, which is of utmost importance to us as we like to support local businesses and reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible. We also find it tastes much better!
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.
Blackwater prides itself on its person-centred approach as we believe each resident should be treated as an individual and their care planned accordingly. The staff here are cheerful and caring and bring a family-like atmosphere to the home, working together as a team.
Debbie started her career in health and social care as a student nurse in Plymouth after leaving her childhood home in Swansea. She later transferred her skills to residential and nursing home care.
Debbie has been working as a home manager in both nursing and residential homes specializing in dementia care and turn around management. The last couple of years she has been working with a local authority as a senior contracts monitoring officer.
Hajnal came to the UK 10 years ago from Hungary and relocated to the island in 2021 following a holiday there which she very much enjoyed. She worked as a Nurse Practitioner and Pharmacy Assistant after finishing Healthcare College 35 years ago as helping others remained a priority for her.
Hajnal encourages our residents to remain independent as much possible and aspires to make them feel loved and settled whilst they are with us at Blackwater Mill.
In her time off Hajnal likes to explore the island, travel and dance the Salsa.
Angie has been working at Blackwater Mill since 2015. Her background has always been in finance and she loves nothing more than producing stats and spreadsheets! Angie relocated to the Island 8 years ago with her 4 children and she claims that was one of the best decisions she ever made.
When she's not working, Angie supports the local sea cadets with fundraising. She also loves to see live local bands and doing home baking.
From the very first day we arrived at Blackwater Mill we have been very impressed with the standard of care and love given to Lily by all of your staff in all departments. We would be happy to highly recommend Blackwater Mill to anyone without hesitation. We look forward to maintaining our contact with you. Mum wasn’t in a home, she was at home with all of you.
News & Events
On Saturday, 6th May, Blackwater Mill Residential Home invited loved ones to celebrate the Coronation of HM King Charles III. … Read More
This Easter, Blackwater Mill Residential Home on the Isle of Wight was showered with blessings and gifts, starting with heartfelt … Read More
Residents at Blackwater Mill Care Home had an industrious time preparing for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, which took place … Read More
The residents of Blackwater Mill Residential Home had a wonderful Christmas season filled with creativity, delicious food and generous donations. … Read More
Staff at Blackwater Mill Residential Home have been working on some exciting, new Conservation projects. In consultation with the Environmental … Read More
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Blackwater Mill near Newport, Isle of Wight! The decorations are up … Read More
At Blackwater Mill Residential Home, Newport Isle of Wight, we have been remembering those who we have lost from the … Read More
Blackwater Mill Residential Home near Newport had a fantastic day celebrating the Royal Wedding with a party for all the … Read More
Last week we had a lovely visit from Bodster Equine Centre – Tippy the pony came to see us! So … Read More
Thank you to everyone who came along to Sunday’s Afternoon Tea Party at Blackwater Mill Residential Home near Newport on … Read More
Blackwater Mill Residential Home near Newport, Isle of Wight is holding an afternoon tea party this Sunday at 3pm. All … Read More
On Sunday we had a very special day at Blackwater Mill Residential Home. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, … Read More
For the last few months we have been working hard on revamping our website. You are now looking at the … Read More
With summer just around the corner and the sunshine beginning to make regular appearances, there are lots of fun activities … Read More