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 retire.
The residents enjoy the interesting wildlife including ducks, swans, fish, red squirrels and chickens. The building dates back to 1790, when it was a working grain mill, now providing charm and character to the home.
About the Home
Our home has recently been extended and refurbished to a high standard due to popularity, adding on an additional lounge and brand new rooms.
The home in total has three comfortable lounges as well as a peaceful library with lake views.
We have our very own activities co-ordinators at Blackwater Mill who curate a schedule of activities for the residents as well as events, entertainment and outings. 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. We ensure that each resident’s diet is catered for whilst also providing them with all the vital nutrients to keep them healthy.
Produce is locally sourced from the island and fresh, which is of utmost importance when it comes to taste and flavour.
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.
Amber has worked across different care disciplines for over 20 years, starting off as a carer and working her way up to a Registered Manager position. Following that, Amber oversaw 5 care homes as a Quality Performance Manager ensuring their CQC compliance. Amber has a passion for elderly care and promotes person-centred care. She tries to make each day a day to remember and instil fun memories for all.
In her spare time she likes to visit her family and grandchildren on the mainland and play guitar.
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.
Cherie started her career in care working as a home carer and then joined Blackwater Mill in March 2013. Starting as a carer, Cherie's hard work and dedication meant she quickly worked her way up to the Deputy Manager position.
Cherie has a passion for the elderly and likes to share her skills and knowledge with new and progressing staff members.
Cherie loves horses and enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren in her spare time.
Trudi has worked in the care sector for many years. As a child she always wanted a career in care as her mother and grandmother both worked at the hospital. Trudi started as a care assistant working in care homes on the Island and worked her way up to Manager of a 19 bed home. With a lot of dedicated hard work Trudi managed to achieve a Good in all areas in her CQC inspection. Trudi loves her job and finds it so rewarding. In her spare time, Trudi enjoys walking her Huskie and spending time with her family.
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.
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