Let our family

take care of yours

FAIRFIELD, BRISTOL ROAD, SHERBORNE, DORSET, DT9 4HG

Welcome to Abbey View in Sherborne

Abbey View is our ‘Outstanding’ rated, purpose built residential and nursing home located in the beautiful Dorset town of Sherborne. Offering a blend of homely comforts and nursing excellence, you’ll discover a special place where residents can feel safe, and their families reassured and find peace of mind.

Our home provides the perfect environment to continue doing the things you love, form lasting relationships and feel right at home.

Every photo you’ll see on this website is of real residents and staff, because the quality of life at Abbey View is not just a promise, it’s a reality.

“Abbey View is a friendly and homely community for residents, their families, staff, and professionals. While we are looking after our residents the best we can, they also care about the staff who care for them.” – Elena Barna, Home Manager

This is Us

The residents and staff of our care home in Sherborne are a family, making memories with each other every day. We are living life to our full capabilities, with positivity, empathy, compassion and respect.

Heather and Eve cuddling Guinea Pigs

Heather and Eve cuddling Guinea Pigs

Pippa, Janet, and David soaking up the sun after a spot of lunch down Portland Bill

Pippa, Janet, and David soaking up the sun after a spot of lunch down Portland Bill

Our Bible Study group socialising over afternoon tea in our local Abbey.

Our Bible Study group socialising over afternoon tea in our local Abbey.

Skep and Chef Sarah sharing the moment when the Rock cakes, fresh out the oven!

Skep and Chef Sarah sharing the moment when the Rock cakes, fresh out the oven!

Evelyn enjoying a marshmallow after dipping it in a chocolate fountain

Evelyn enjoying a marshmallow after dipping it in a chocolate fountain

John having fun at a Charity Bingo night

John having fun at a Charity Bingo night

Joan crushing biscuits for a delicious lemon cheesecake

Joan crushing biscuits for a delicious lemon cheesecake

Skep showing off his homemade sausage rolls to home Chef, Emanuel

Skep showing off his homemade sausage rolls to home Chef, Emanuel

Marie revealing the flowers pressed from the home garden

Marie revealing the flowers pressed from the home garden

John celebrating his 90th birthday

John celebrating his 90th birthday

Brenda arranging Halloween flowers

Brenda arranging Halloween flowers

Edna and Jane enjoying a sing along

Edna and Jane enjoying a sing along

Eve tries jewellery making

Eve tries jewellery making

OUR NURSING CARE SETS US APART


We employ our own nurses

It is inevitable that, sooner or later, most elderly care residents will need nursing care, yet over the last decade, we have seen many care home operators move away from offering nursing care, relying instead on visiting community nurses.

At Abbey View, we have always believed that nursing is an intrinsic part of elderly care, and that as a care home, we have a moral obligation to provide our residents with whatever care they need, whenever they need it.

 

Reassurance 24 hours a day, seven days a week

You can’t put a price on peace of mind. We employ highly-skilled nurses to be on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that our residents can enjoy their homely surroundings, vibrant atmosphere and beautiful gardens with the reassurance that should they require nursing assistance at any time of the day or night, it’s not only available immediately, it’s provided by nurses they know, and who know them.

Your Care Services

Assisted Care

Our care teams assist with all aspects of daily living for our residents, from personal care to taking regular medications, working flexibly to promote independence providing support to maintain the physical care and comfort of residents.

Nursing Care

Abbey View nurses are available for all residents, at all times. We believe that’s the bedrock of a safe and happy home, providing nurse-led care to manage complex medical conditions, whilst ensuring all residents can stay within their familiar and comfortable home setting should their care needs change.

Residential Care

Our residential care service is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxed home environment where home maintenance, laundry, cooking and housekeeping are taken care of on your behalf.

Short Stay & Respite

We offer the same high quality care services enjoyed by our long-term residents on a short-term basis. Whether it’s for a short period of recovery, a respite break or simply a trial run for those looking for a permanent move, we offer a home from home where residents can live their life, their way.

Dementia Care

Although Abbey View is not a dementia home, we are committed to supporting our residents to live meaningful and fulfilled lives, and that includes those living with the earlier stages of dementia or cognitive impairment.

End Of Life

We want people to live well with us, making the most of every single day. If that means being together until the end of life, we want our residents to die well with dignity with family around, in familiar surroundings with staff they know well.

Wish you were here!

We aim to make every day worth writing about, and our residents enjoy keeping loved ones up to date with what they’ve been up to at Abbey View. Here are some of their recent highlights.

13 May 2024

World Cocktail Day

Many of our residents were very keen to attend our World Cocktail Day activity, and they were treated to a…
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10 May 2024

Back By Popular Request!

Abbey View residents were excited about a returned visit from Paul, the violinist. He came to visit us last year,…
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02 May 2024

Minibus Trip to Compton Abbas

David had been looking forward to a trip to Compton Abbas Airfield for a while now. Despite foggy weather conditions…
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26 Apr 2024

We are so proud of you Tracey!

A much-loved staff member, Tracey Stratton, ran her first-ever marathon on Sunday, 21st April, and yes, it was ‘The London…
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13 Apr 2024

The Grand National Horse Race Fun Sweep Stake

We held a fun sweep stake for the Grand National here at Abbey View . Both our lounges were filled…
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11 Apr 2024

A Visit to see the Guinea Pigs for National Pet Day

To celebrate National Pet Day, residents from Abbey View took a trip in the minibus to one of our sister…
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Son of resident from Abbey View

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“Thank you so much for helping to make mum’s birthday extra special. The cake, card and rose plant were all very thoughtful gifts and mum was very touched. The staff all remembered it was her birthday and Jaz orchestrated an impromptu singing of ‘Happy Birthday ‘ as we waited for the lift. The carers who dressed her also made sure she was looking her best.”

Children on resident from Canford Chase

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“A big thank you from us and our deep gratitude for all the support you gave us, especially during mums last few days.”

Relative of resident from Abbey View

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“She was not a person to grumble about her aliments of which there were many and very complex. She had been saying goodbye to everyone for three years and then rallied round time and time again. Her goal was to get to her 80th birthday which she did just before coming to Abbey View. She was on end of life care and was given up to 6 weeks. With the support and care at the home she had another 6 months of life. What a great job you all did looking after her. We only wish she had come to you earlier. Thank you so much for you emails. being so far away they were really appreciated. Keep up your excellent work which is a blessing to those who experience it. Much love to you all.”

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“On behalf of our committee I write to thank you fo making cakes for our annual fundraising sale. Your efforts and contribution are hugely appreciated. This year the stall raised the amazing sum of £539.81. The SVA would not survive without continued fundraising so thank you for continuing to support our organisation.”

Daughter of resident from Abbey View

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“A big thank you to you all for the wonderful care and support you provided to both mum and myself. As she would say, have a chocolate!”

Resident at Abbey View

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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

“It would appear that there are no bounds to which the team at Abbey View will go to in order to make events like the ‘Tea at the Ritz’ celebration a memorable occasion. The work, effort and time given needs to be recognised, and congratulations to all who had a hand in the preparations.”

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How we’re doing

Finding the right care home for a loved one is about trust. At Abbey View, you can be confident in the quality of care we provide.

CQC Rating: Outstanding

Abbey View

CQC Overall Rating

Outstanding

14 Jun 2023

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Abbey View offers residential care, assisted living, nursing care and palliative care for older people in Sherborne, Dorset.

For those looking for specialist dementia care, we have two sister homes who are dedicated to meeting the needs of people living with dementia in Dorset.

The Aldbury Dedicated Dementia Care Home in Poole, Dorset

Fernhill Dedicated Dementia Care Home in Ferndown, Dorset

The CQC overall rating for Abbey View is “Outstanding”.

Abbey View has 52 ensuite rooms, spacious lounge areas, a café, salon, and garden, as well as a minibus for trips to the local area.

Abbey View is located in the historic Dorset country town of Sherborne.

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