Welcome to Castle View

Residential & Nursing Care

About us

Castle View is a residential and nursing care home in the Dorset county town of Poundbury. A unique and purpose built care home offering a luxury setting where residents feel safe and their families reassured.

With a focus on an individualised approach to care, our friendly, caring and kind team make you feel a part of our family and strive to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives each and every day.

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

“The atmosphere at Castle view is always friendly, warm and inviting. We strive to provide the highest standard of care with dignity and respect for our residents and put them at the heart of what we do every day.” – Ashika Reddy Mills, Home Manager

This is Us

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

Fun with weekly

Fun with weekly

Painting poppies for remembrance Sunday!

Painting poppies for remembrance Sunday!

Bonfire Night Baking Club!

Bonfire Night Baking Club!

Rosemary's Wish to Visit Dorchester Museum

Rosemary’s Wish to Visit Dorchester Museum

Kay arranging flowers to be placed in our dining room

Kay arranging flowers to be placed in our dining room

Sylvia enjoying learning a new craft during craft club

Sylvia enjoying learning a new craft during craft club

Vera trying one of many extravagant hats during a memory box activity

Vera trying one of many extravagant hats during a memory box activity

Biddy enjoying many birthday surprises

Biddy enjoying many birthday surprises

Esme and Nina out on a walk in Poundbury

Esme and Nina out on a walk in Poundbury

Former RAF pilot Captain Michael Harrington on a visit to Compton Abbas Airfield

Former RAF pilot Captain Michael Harrington on a visit to Compton Abbas Airfield

Hilary joining in with the Halloween fun!

Hilary joining in with the Halloween fun!

Ian keeping the sun from his eyes during a tennis themed day on the terrace

Ian keeping the sun from his eyes during a tennis themed day on the terrace

All smiles from Kay

All smiles from Kay

Cheers! Oscar enjoying a pint of 'Frothy Pop' one of three Colten beers

Cheers! Oscar enjoying a pint of ‘Frothy Pop’ one of three Colten beers

Nina enjoying a walk at West Bay

Nina enjoying a walk at West Bay

Vera enjoying a stroll in the garden

Vera enjoying a stroll in the garden

Oscar celebrating 20 years of Castle View at our birthday party

Oscar celebrating 20 years of Castle View at our birthday party

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 Castle 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

Castle 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 Castle 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 Castle View. Here are some of their recent highlights.

17 Feb 2024

The Best Tasting Pizza

Pizza making has become a top hit with our residents here at Castle View. It’s wonderful that our residents are…
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12 Feb 2024

Our Firey Chinese New Year Dragon

In anticipation of Chinese New Year, we’re coming together to create something truly special here at Castle View. Inspired by…
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08 Feb 2024

An Afternoon Of Crafting

Recently, we had a delightful and creative afternoon here at Castle View. Our residents gathered for our regular arts and…
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27 Jan 2024

Getting Crafty

Leading up to the produce show, we’ve been fostering creativity here at Castle View. In a one-to-one session, Sue and…
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23 Jan 2024

Fashion With A Flair

Oh, what fun we had at Castle View when Iona and Stephanie modelled maternity wear from the 1960s brought in…
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05 Jan 2024

A Visit to Dorchester Museum

Nina Lines enjoyed a trip to see the Elisabeth Frink Special Exhibition recently. We explored the inner world of the…
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Daughter of resident from Castle View

Testimonials

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

“I wanted to express my families and I, deepest gratitude for the love and care you gave to my wonderful Dad over the past 4 years. He was a fantastic man who accomplished so much in is life. Thank you all for everything you did for Dad in the time he spent at Castle View, becoming his family and friends during the pandemic and caring for him with such kindness.”

Daughter of Resident at Castle View

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

“They have staff for every eventuality, carers, nurses, entertainment as well as all support services. It always seems to be very well organised with a great management team, creating a happy, friendly environment for staff as well as residents. We are so grateful that Dad is there. We cannot imagine a better home for him.”

Daughter of Resident at Castle View

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

“Our mother has received excellent care and support during her four years at Castle View. The staff are friendly and helpful throughout the home and have been very good at communicating with my brother and me whenever there have been issues or emergencies with Mum’s health.”

Friend of Resident at Castle View

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

“The staff, facilities, menu, activities, room and equipment is absolutely five star. It has eased my worry knowing my friend is being well looked after and cared for in an environment that is clean, warm, friendly and with staff that really do care.”

Great-grandson of resident at Castle View

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

“Please find enclosed some chequers pieces from the Green Room. When we visited my great nannie at the weekend, I hid them in my mummy’s bag – sorry, I didn’t realise I couldn’t take them home! I hope the residents can now enjoy a game of chequers again! Thank you for taking amazing care of my great nannie – I loved visiting her!”

Relative of resident at Castle View

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

“Thank you all very, very much for taking such good care of our relative during her time living with you (and for putting up with me daily)!”

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How we’re doing

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

CQC Rating: Good

Castle View

CQC Overall Rating

Good

4 June 2019

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Whether you’d like an initial chat about the care we provide, you have a question about our all-inclusive fees, or you’d like more information about our care home near Dorchester, we’re here to help.