Mulberry House is our newest addition to the Buckland Care family. It is situated in a beautiful, rural Devon location in the quaint small town of Bovey Tracey, on the edge of Dartmoor.
We are currently renovating an existing care home to create a state-of-the-art, 42 bedded residential care home. Mulberry House will have a themed dining room and lounges alongside the beautifully furnished bedrooms. There will be a range of bedroom options to choose from, from bedroom suites to cosier rooms, all with ensuites.
We are opening at the start of July. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
About the Home
Mulberry House will have 42 bedrooms on the ground, first and second floors. All are wheelchair accessible and all have ensuites. There is a range of rooms you can choose from, some with access to the terrace, some with beautiful views, and whether you prefer to be in a peaceful part of the house or in the midst of all the action, we will find you your perfect room. There are a few select suites in the house which are very spacious and could accommodate a couple if desired.
Mulberry House has several zones, some are part of the original architecture and others are new extensions, allowing us to cater to both traditional and modern tastes. As well as a light and airy dining room, there are 3 lounges all with different themes: Dartmoor Library, Brimley Vale Tea Room and The Aviary. Dartmoor Library is a cosy lounge – the perfect place to go to relax and read a book. Brimley Vale Tea Room is our social lounge with a tea and coffee machine and fresh cakes on request; an ideal area to take guests. The Aviary is our tranquil living room full of foliage and calming green tones.
We have extensive gardens full of beautiful trees and flowers at Mulberry House which you can explore. The dining room also leads out onto an accessible terrace, as does The Aviary and many of the bedrooms. We are looking forward to barbecues and picnics on the tables outside when we open this summer.
The activities schedule is currently being curated and will include activities introduced by our activities team as well as those chosen by the residents themselves. Activities will take place every weekday and over some weekends. Regular events will be held to mark special celebrations which we encourage all relatives and friends to join us for. We will also have frequent outings to local areas of interest and trips into town in small groups for those who are able. If any resident has a special request for an outing or activity, we will do our very best to make it happen!
Our chef, Galina, was working at our sister care home before joining us at Mulberry House. She and her team make everything fresh daily, including delicious cakes every day. The dishes are varied, balanced and nutritious and there are always at least 2 choices at every mealtime. We accommodate all dietary requirements and adapt meals dependent on each resident’s needs
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.
The staff team at Mulberry House has been carefully curated in the run up to the opening, with only the best candidates taken on. We know that they will make Mulberry House a home to be proud of.
After 36 years in the care industry, 25 as a registered manager, Jean is passionate about care. She feels strongly about delivering a high standard of care and support to people so they can enjoy their retirement years in a manner they are accustomed to. Jean feels that safety, choices, health & welfare are paramount to ensure that each resident is treated with dignity and is included in all decision making processes. Jean is a keen gardener and has been unleashing her skills at Mulberry House! She has been overseeing Mulberry since the renovations started and is looking forward to the opening.
Helen is an enthusiastic and energetic lady who gets plenty of job satisfaction when doing activities with the residents and seeing the pleasure they gain from them. Helen is passionate about delivering group activities as well as individual one-to-one attention and has already produced an exciting timetable of events. Monthly meetings with residents enables Helen to organise a variety of activities that give entertainment and social inclusion. Any suggestions for activities or outings - let Helen know!
Mike has been looking after the building for 10yrs and knows it like the back of his hand. He is a hard working, respectful gentleman and is always willing to assist residents to customise their rooms and take them on tours of the garden, as well as taking them out on local outings when needed.
Galina has been cooking in care homes for over 12 years now, giving her a wealth of experience in catering for many different needs and tastes. Over the years she has developed strong relationships with excellent local suppliers, who always give her the best produce!
Jenny was at the home which was previously here for 20 years. She is very friendly and approachable and leads an excellent team of domestic staff to maintain high standards of hygiene and infection control.