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Care Homes in Dorset

Offering residential, nursing and dementia care of the highest standards

Colten Care has 12 care homes set in the beautiful county of Dorset, each with a distinctive character reflecting its own individual style and location. Our dedicated teams are here for those requiring residential, nursing and dementia care services, delivering individually tailored care and support.

Our Dorset care homes each provide a vibrant, welcoming, and supportive environment offering a wide range of activities and pastimes for our residents.

Community is at the heart of everything we do, with our homes and residents being an integral part of the local area.

The decision to move into a care home can often be a difficult one. We are here for you every step of the way, from sharing information and expertise in those early stages of your search to the planning of individual care and admission into a home. 

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"Our family are delighted with the care and affection shown to our mother. The staff are excellent and we are relieved mum is so happy in her new home."

Julie T - Daughter of resident at Whitecliffe House in Blandford, Dorset

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How can we help you find
the right Colten Care home?

If you are interested in a residential, nursing or a dementia care home in Dorset, our experienced customer support advisors can assist you with any questions you may have about care services or staying in one of our homes. Our teams are committed to helping you find the Colten Care home that best meets the needs of you or your loved one.

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Why Choose a Colten Care Home in Dorset?

With over 40 years of experience in the care sector, we are a family-owned business who pride ourselves on the quality of residential, nursing and dementia care we provide. Seven of our homes are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, with three of these care homes in Dorset.

Our teams work hard to achieve such accolades, and this is reflected in the feedback that we receive from residents, their families and friends and other healthcare professionals. 

See what our residents have to say about our care homes...



Family, Community and Companionship

Our Dorset care home teams are committed to providing an environment in which residents can continue to live independently and enjoy each day, their way.  Each homes has a Dedicated Companionship Team who create a programme of daily activities specifically tailored to the interests and suggestions of residents. 

Whether it’s enjoying a regular excursion to the local Dorset countryside, being joined by family and friends for a meal, or spending some quiet time reading or playing cards, we want residents to feel at home and a part of the Colten Care family.

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Experienced and Passionate 
Care Teams

Our staff are essential to the quality of care we provide within all our care homes. Continuous training and innovative thinking ensure staff encourage independence in a warm, friendly and supportive way, helping residents to feel safe, supported and able to flourish.

From passionate chefs creating homemade favourites and friendly housekeepers keeping everything gleaming to nurses with clinical expertise and experienced care staff who assist with day-to-day care needs – our staff are dedicated to making every day count. 


Designed With Our Residents In Mind

Colten Care has over 40 years’ experience in building and maintaining care homes to the very highest standards. We are always reviewing best practice of our care services within our Dorset care homes, researching and seeking the highest quality care equipment to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for residents, all within a homely setting. 

Each of our care homes in Dorset has a dedicated gardening team who create wonderful outdoor spaces that offer colour and tranquillity year-round, as well as maintenance teams who ensure our homes are kept safe and in the best possible condition for our residents and staff.


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Our Care Homes in Dorset

Bourne View Care Home in Dorset

Bourne View

Bourne View brings new standards in comfort and sophistication for later life in Poole, Dorset.

Langside Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BN

Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay

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Abbey View
Abbey View Care Home in Dorset

A warm, friendly and sociable setting, with views across to the Abbey and light, airy dining room and organic gardens.

Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4HG
01935 813222
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay
Amberwood House
Amberwood House Care Home in Dorset

Stylish, welcoming and rated 'Outstanding' by CQC, with an award-winning tranquil garden and a lively activities programme.

Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AX
01202 851510
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay
Avon Cliff
Avon Cliff Care Home in Dorset

Lively, cheerful, with a dedicated games room and library, and just a short walk from the famous Bournemouth seafront prom.

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3PE
01202 789998
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay
Avon Reach
Avon Reach Care Home in Dorset

Coastal style with calm, therapeutic feel. Stunning views from New England-style top lounge across to Hengistbury Head.

Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4AH
01425 272666
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay
Brook View
Brook View Care Home in Dorset

A warmly furnished home offering calm and relaxation in a peaceful and rural setting, nestling in beautiful grounds.

Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0LQ
01202 891333
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay
Canford Chase
Canford Chase Care Home in Dorset

Tastefully furnished, elegant and rated 'Outstanding' by CQC, overlooking secluded gardens

Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset, BH13 6EU
01202 766182
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay
Castle View
Castle View Care Home in Dorset

Spacious and light with panoramic views to the Dorset countryside and the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury Estate.

Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2NH
01305 756476
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay
Fernhill Care home based in Dorset

Rated 'Outstanding' by CQC and carefully designed to stimulate memory and enjoyment for those with Dementia.

Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AW
01202 651800
Dementia | Short Stay
Newstone House
Newstone House Dementia Care Home in Dorset

A dedicated dementia home with contemporary design close to the heart of the market town of Sturminster Newton.

Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FF
01258 474530
Dementia | Short Stay
The Aldbury
The Aldbury Dementia Care Home in Dorset

Purpose built and dedicated to the needs of people living with dementia with a strong sense of community and togetherness.

Parkstone, Dorset, BH12 4NA
01202 746752
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay
Whitecliffe House
Whitecliffe House Care Home in Dorset

Friendly and cosy, nestled in its own mews setting. Intimate, warm character pervades the building and courtyard garden.

Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7BQ
01258 450011 
Residential | Nursing Care | Short Stay

Our Care Types

Residential care

Our Dorset care homes provide round-the-clock care, attending to the individual needs of each resident. We aim to ensure that focus remains on enjoying each day and maintaining independence, supported by our dedicated and passionate care home teams.

Residential care is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxed home environment where day to day maintenance, laundry, cooking, housekeeping and personal care requirements are attended to for you.

Find out more about our Residential Care here

Short stay & respite

Our Hampshire care homes also offers short stays suitable for those who are looking to take a short break, perhaps to give a full-time family carer a break, or to have some time out for themselves.

We can also accommodate those being discharged from hospital who may require additional support during their recuperation and recovery process. Our friendly customer support team are available to assist with any questions you may on our short stay options.

Nursing Care

All our homes in Dorset can provide compassionate and experienced nursing care by teams who are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We work alongside you and your loved ones during each stage of your journey to ensure that we provide a personalised service that meets all your physical and psychological needs.

Our teams can deal with many complex conditions and each team within the home is then supported by a wealth of knowledge from our clinical and quality managers.

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Dementia care

Located in Poole, Ferndown and Sturminster Newton, Colten Care has three purpose-built care homes in Dorset providing dedicated dementia care. We offer a completely different dementia care experience. All our dedicated dementia communities are conceived, from the very first design idea, purely for people affected by dementia.

Residents are enabled to share in activities, retain practical skills, pursue lifelong passions, and even take up new interests. Residents can live life at their own pace, getting up, dining and welcoming visitors when it suits. Our aim is to support you to overcome the challenges associated with dementia.

Our Dorset dementia care homes have teams of specially trained staff with a breadth of capability, who create a safe, comfortable, and stimulating environment for our residents.

Find out more about our Dedicated Dementia Care here