Our Home

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

The home is part of Colten Care, an independent and family-run company determined to set the highest standards in all aspects of care for the elderly. With our simple, all-inclusive pricing structure, there are no hidden extras or non-refundable deposits.

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Independent Reviews

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

9.8

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Review score from 49 reviews.

You can also read our resident letters and testimonials

Why you should only consider a care home dedicated to dementia:

  • Our entire team, including the professional nurses, benefit from extensive and specific dementia training
  • In our home, dementia is 'normal' and all individuals are respected
  • The companionship, activities and trips-out programme is designed specifically around those living with dementia
  • The interior and exterior environments have been carefully designed to remove the anxieties created by 'non-dementia friendly' environments 
  •  Read why dedicated dementia care is a better choice than a home that mixes peoples' needs


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.

Whether it be through storytelling, singing, colour therapy, or even performing in our very own band, we are now able to ensure each resident has the opportunity to explore the many ways in which music and arts can have a positive impact upon their lives and enrich their wellbeing. The Aldbury band is a firm favourite, and provides an opportunity for residents, staff and relatives to come together to sing and make music. There are lots of instruments to try, sounds to explore, emotions to express and smiles to be made in these uplifting and fulfilling sessions.

Visit Fiona's page and find out more.

 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, as well as continuously monitoring and reviewing the care we provide across both clinical needs (such as nutrition and medication) and social well-being (such as meaningful activities). 

Click here to visit Colten Care's Admiral Nurse webpage
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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 Therapeutic Spa Bathroom 

Residents at the Aldbury can enjoy a sublime bathing experience in our spa room.  A gentle electronic hoist allows all our residents to immerse themselves supervised in the warm waters.  Optional jacuzzi jets create an invigorating massage combined with bubbles.  The twinkling stars set into the ceiling with the changing ambient lighting schemes create a beautifully relaxed and calming environment.

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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Taste of Dorset Awards

We are the headline sponsor of the Taste of Dorset Awards for the seventh year running. We believe that wholesome, nutritious and well-balanced food and drink is an essential part of the care we provide. It is critical to our well-being in so many ways but should also be a pleasure in itself. With a passion for skilfully crafted and beautifully presented meals, our support for Taste of Dorset reflects our recognition of all those individuals, businesses and organisations involved in local food production.

To read more, click here

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. 

 

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.

Here at The Aldbury, not only are we supporting all of the central initiatives, but we are also working closely with residents and relatives to seek other ways our home can reduce our consumption of plastic. If you have any ideas or suggestions which could help us in our plastic-free drive, please do get in touch.

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.