The Aldbury

The Aldbury is a dedicated care home for people living with dementia. Purpose built, it has a strong reputation for helping residents even with the most demanding dementia conditions to live well. Close to Poole in Dorset, an area renowned for offering a busy life in retirement, the Aldbury’s belief in enabling activity makes it a happy and cheering place to be, with a strong sense of community and togetherness.

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Independent Reviews

Our residents and their families have reviewed us independently on carehome.co.uk:

9.6

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Review score from 39 reviews.

You can also read our resident letters and testimonials

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Our Gallery

We do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents. The Aldbury benefits from elegant interior design, thought through to offer a stimulating, practical and relaxing environment.

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Our Garden

We pride ourselves on our beautiful and stimulating gardens. We recognise that many of our residents had such gardens themselves, and that gardening may have been a special pastime for them. We like to think that we can offer residents the opportunity to continue that pastime in whatever way they feel appropriate.

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Admiral Nurse

Kay Gibson is Colten Care’s dedicated Admiral Nurse. 
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia care nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families facing the challenges of dementia.

Visit Colten Care's Admiral Nurse webpage

Publications

Elaine Farrer, our Operations Director, has written an article for Nursing Times exploring how to live well with dementia:

Dementia shouldn't be a barrier to living well
Can living well with dementia actually be achieved? I know it can, but only if you allow the person to actually live with dementia.

To read the full article, click here for the PDF version, or if you are a member of Nursing Times, click here to access the Nursing Times website. 

 

Music and Arts

Fiona Pritchard is our new Music and Arts Partner, a role we introduced in February 2018 to help support our homes with their music and arts activities.

Click here to visit Fiona's page and find out more.

Colten Champions

Every year, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of the team members across the Colten group who consistently deliver above and beyond expectations. Colleagues, residents, and their relatives can all put forward their nominations, before the finalists are invited to a glittering gala ceremony at Bournemouth's Highcliff Marriott Hotel, hosted by none other than TV's Dr Hilary Jones.

We are very happy to say this year we won the 'Living Our Dementia Promise' award here at The Aldbury, with the judges praising the team for consistently putting residents and their dementia needs at the forefront of all we do.

Read more about the awards here

Caring Without Plastic

Colten Care has become the first major provider in the UK's private care home sector to begin a group-wide reduction of single-use plastic. This is a significant move given the care sector's traditionally high use of plastic in clinical services, person-centred care and infection control.

Read more about the initiative here

Our Charity

Last year, Colten Care raised a fantastic £32,815.19 for various charities, with The Aldbury contributing £2,482.91. This year, our home will be supporting Cash for Kids & Youth Cancer Trust.