Our Care Homes in Dorset

When choosing a care home for your loved one, you shouldn’t have to compromise their independence, dignity, or happiness. At Colten Care, we’re committed to ensuring a fulfilling and joyful experience for each resident.

Discover our care homes in Dorset, located in the communities of Blandford, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, and West Moors. Our 10 Dorset care homes have received high ratings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with four homes rated as ‘Outstanding’ and all others rated ‘Good’.

We offer a wide range of care services tailored to the individual needs of our residents, including nursing care, residential care, respite care, end-of-life care, and specialised dementia care. Explore our homes to find the perfect fit for your loved one’s needs with Colten Care.

Fairfield, Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4HG

ABBEY VIEW

CQC Rating: Outstanding

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Assisted Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

Abbey View is a care home located in the picturesque town of Sherborne. With an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC, we are dedicated to providing residential and nursing care of the highest standards. Our team at Abbey View takes pride in our purpose-built facility, which offers a perfect blend of homely comforts and nursing excellence. Residents can join in with singing, music, exercise and arts and crafts sessions. There is the opportunity for gardening activities in the summer sunshine, and there is a busy pen pal scheme.

Exterior shot of the rear of Amberwood House in spring with tree and daffodils blooming.

Amberwood Lodge, Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AX

AMBERWOOD HOUSE

CQC Rating: Outstanding

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Assisted Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

At Amberwood House in Ferndown, we go beyond being a residential and nursing care home – we’re a tight-knit community where residents feel truly at home. Our caring team treats everyone like family, ensuring a warm and secure environment. Amberwood House is a bright, luxurious and welcoming home with 54 en-suite bedrooms, many of which overlook our garden.

We’re dedicated to personalised care, offering a range of activities to enhance our residents’ lives. From companionship to exciting events, we aim to create a lively atmosphere where everyone can flourish.

Exterior shot of the front of Avon Cliff in spring, with blossom trees at the front of the home.

50 – 52 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3PE

AVON CLIFF

CQC Rating: Good

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Assisted Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

Discover peace and comfort at Avon Cliff Care Home in Bournemouth. Our devoted team strives to create a positive and homelike environment for up to 50 residents.

Located near the Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth, our home offers a tranquil retreat where residents can feel at ease. With lovely gardens, a café, a hair salon, and a welcoming atmosphere, we provide everything your loved one needs for a fulfilling life, and friends and family are always welcome.

Aerial shot of Avon Reach with surrounding buildings in view, and the sea in the distance.

1 Farm Lane, Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4AH

AVON REACH

CQC Rating: Good

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Assisted Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

At Avon Reach, our residential and nursing care home in Mudeford, Christchurch, we’re just a short walk from the beautiful Mudeford Quay. Our home embraces the relaxed seaside charm, creating a positive and welcoming environment for residents.

Our caring team treats everyone like family, making life comfortable and enjoyable. We offer a variety of activities, including visits from the Truth Be Told Toddler Group, Yoga Club, and regular physio exercise sessions, to promote residents’ well-being.

Langside Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BN

BOURNE VIEW

CQC Rating: Good

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Assisted Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

At Bourne View, residents are our top priority. Our dedicated team is committed to providing high-quality care services for older individuals in a luxurious setting.

With its stunning art-deco design, Bourne View offers modern amenities including 60 en-suite rooms, elegant lounges, a salon, hydrotherapy bath, rooftop garden with a café, and a ground-level garden. We’ve created a luxurious environment that residents love to call home.

Exterior image of Brook Views garden and the outside of the home.

Riverside Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 0LQ

BROOK VIEW

CQC Rating Good

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Assisted Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

At Brook View, our caring team provides both short and long-term residential and nursing care in a rural setting. With 54 ensuite rooms, including options for couples, our home is designed to meet individual needs.

Brook View offers amenities like a salon, café, and beautiful gardens. We provide exceptional care with personalised attention. Our community is vibrant, with regular activities such as Garden Club, Pilates, Singing and games and trivia, as well as trips on our minibus to the local area. Our dedicated team works to create a positive and homely environment where residents and their loved ones feel like family.

Exterior image of canford chase entrance, with foliage around the front of the home.

40 Western Road, Branksome Park, Poole , Dorset, BH13 6EU

CANFORD CHASE

CQC Rating: Outstanding

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Assisted Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

Discover Canford Chase, an ‘Outstanding’ luxury residential and nursing care home in Branksome Park, Poole. Our purpose-built home is designed to create a cheerful and calming environment, offering residents a high quality of life every day.

Featuring 54 ensuite rooms, a café, salon, and beautiful garden, Canford Chase is tailored to meet the needs of our residents. Our dedicated team maintains the highest standards of care and offers a variety of activities and outings to local areas of interest.

Exterior image of the front entrance area of Fernhill, with a wooden design and large glass panes.

122 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AW,

FERNHILL

CQC Rating: Outstanding

  • Dedicated Dementia Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

Fernhill Dementia Care Home in Ferndown specialises in helping people with dementia. With an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the CQC, our home is made to help memory and create a safe place where residents can feel comfortable and included, and families and friends are welcome.

We take time to understand our residents’ needs. Our aim is to make life as easy and comfortable as possible. With 58 rooms with bathrooms, a hair salon, a minibus for local trips, and themed rooms for therapy, we’re dedicated to giving great care and making sure you have the best quality of life.

Stourcastle, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FF

NEWSTONE HOUSE

CQC Rating: Good

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Dedicated Dementia Care
  • Assisted Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

Newstone House is a residential and nursing care home in Sturminster Newton. We also offer a dedicated facility for people living with dementia, alongside our regular residential and nursing care services. Our home combines a modern building with state-of-the-art facilities, whilst embracing the friendliness and openness of the traditional local community.

The home is conveniently close to local shops as well as the community centre and churches, with a beautiful garden that has many spaces for our residents to enjoy all year round. From raised beds to the soothing sound of water, there is something for everyone. We do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for all of our residents.

672- 674 Ringwood Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 4NA

The Aldbury

CQC Rating: Good

  • Dedicated Dementia Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Short Stay & Respite
  • Palliative Care

At Aldbury Dementia Care Home in Poole, we’re here to support those living with dementia. Our purpose-built home offers different types of care, including nursing, residential, short-term stays, and respite care, along with specialised dementia care provided by our Admiral Dementia Nurse.

We aim to create a happy environment where residents can thrive. Our community is designed to help with memory and promote enjoyment. Safety, routine, and inclusivity are our top priorities.

Life in Our Dorset Care Homes

Each of our care homes in Dorse has a dedicated companionship team that plans, organises, and delivers an exciting and engaging program of activities, including Pilates, gardening and cooking clubs, singing and music events, as well as arts & crafts sessions.

Additionally, our homes have regular access to modern minibuses, allowing residents to explore towns and villages along the Jurassic coastline, visit local museums, or relax at a cosy café with fellow residents.

Residents can immerse themselves in the peaceful garden settings of our Dorset care homes. From panoramic views to cosy corners, our thoughtfully designed gardens provide residents with a peaceful retreat to connect with nature. With opportunities for gardening and outdoor relaxation, our gardens offer a fulfilling lifestyle for all.

WHO WE CARE FOR

For Those Needing Extra Support

Our care homes in Dorset provide personalised care to meet the needs of our residents. Our dedicated teams offer assistance with daily tasks such as personal care, medication management, and additional support as required. We prioritise independence while ensuring the physical comfort and well-being of our residents.

For Those in Need of Nursing Care

What sets us apart is our nursing care. Each of our nursing homes in Dorset has experienced registered nurses available 24/7. They can assist residents managing various conditions such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, or those recovering from hospital stays.

News & Stories in Dorset

Charity 12 February 2024

Avon Reach residents thanked for supporting humanitarian mission in Kenya

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Residents Wish 2 February 2024

Professional pamper day is wish come true for ‘radiant’ Lillian, 89

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Animals 8 February 2024

Feathered friends inspire Colten Care residents on RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

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Celebration 25 January 2024

‘He understood people’: Colten Care residents honour Rabbie Burns on festive day

Hundreds of our residents across our 21 care homes across the south savoured a taste of Scotland as they celebrated…
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Charity 29 November 2023

Caring and sharing as Colten Care residents support Christmas shoebox appeal

Residents from our care home helped pack and decorate more than 100 festive shoeboxes full of gifts to cheer disadvantaged…
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Charity 4 October 2023

Golden shot for Colten Care residents raising a cuppa for Macmillan

Colten Care homes have hosted a series of Macmillan Coffee Mornings with an added Willy Wonka-style twist. Residents, staff and…
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