Welcome to Whitecliffe House

Residential & Nursing Care

About us

Whitecliffe House is a residential and nursing home located in the Dorset market town of Blandford. Vibrant, welcoming and full of life and laughter, our home provides a wonderful and intimate setting where residents feel safe, and their relatives reassured.

We put our residents at the heart of all we do. Our wonderful staff strive to make a positive impact on their lives every day.

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

“Whitecliffe House really is home for all our residents. Our dedicated staff are proud to help them to live as happily and independently as possible.” – Chris Lee, Home Manager

This is Us

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

Shirley out for a country drive

Shirley out for a country drive

Morning billiards!

Morning billiards!

Anne and Ruth reminiscing about their past travels.

Anne and Ruth reminiscing about their past travels.

Valerie enjoying coffee and cake at a local café

Valerie enjoying coffee and cake at a local café

Ruth enjoying the Hall and Woodhouse Community garden

Ruth enjoying the Hall and Woodhouse Community garden

Shirley helping the chef to make shortbread

Shirley helping the chef to make shortbread

Maureen tickling the ivories

Maureen tickling the ivories

All smiles from Shirley

All smiles from Shirley

Sylvia ready to take part in Oliver

Sylvia ready to take part in Oliver

Ruth taking in local landmarks

Ruth taking in local landmarks

Sylvia and Joan off for tea on the train

Sylvia and Joan off for tea on the train

Ruth playing the cello

Ruth playing the cello

Coralie dressed up and ready to play her part

Coralie dressed up and ready to play her part

Halloween fun for Ruth

Halloween fun for Ruth

Joan and Sandra at Shaftesbury Abbey and Gardens

Joan and Sandra at Shaftesbury Abbey and Gardens

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 Whitecliffe House, 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

Whitecliffe House’s 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 Whitecliffe House 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 Whitecliffe House. Here are some of their recent highlights.

05 Dec 2023

Newstone Winter Market

Today, we had the wonderful opportunity to go over to Newstone Market, which was hosting a winter market for local…
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29 Nov 2023

Happy Birthday To You!

Today marked Rev. Franks birthday, and he celebrated it in style. April arranged a lovely table in the lounge with…
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24 Nov 2023

Armchair Football

This afternoon, we transformed the room to set up for armchair football, preceded by some warm-up stretches, of course. Initially…
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21 Nov 2023

Welcome to Baking Club

This afternoon, we held our regular Baking Club meeting, attended by Ruth, Valerie, and Jean. To infuse some festive cheer,…
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10 Nov 2023

Visitors talk

Today we had a real treat, Nicky a former reporter for both the Guardian and the Forum Focus came in…
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26 Oct 2023

Save Your Kisses For Me!

We have had one of our well-known companions helping at Whitecliffe House, none other than the lovely Nicky Stevens, who…
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The words of our residents and relatives say more than we ever could.

” Thank you for all that you did to make his birthday such a happy occasion last Thursday. It was a delicious meal and a lovely cake which you arranged so beautifully for us. Thank you for making the day so special and sharing it with us.”

Respite resident at Whitecliffe House

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

“I want to thank you and all your wonderful staff for four weeks of the most relaxing and special care at Whitecliffe House. Without exception everyone was special. I enjoyed being pampered – it was indeed a change for me. Thank you so much.”

Respite Resident at Whitecliffe House

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

“Excellent home in every way – kindness is beyond compare. Choice and presentation of all meals are superb, made like a five-star hotel! If it ever becomes a requirement, I would be very happy to become a full-time resident of this most excellent care home, for like a home it is, run by a super manager and his dedicated crew.”

Daughter of resident at Whitecliffe House

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

“Thank you so much for Mum’s beautiful flowers and spectacular cake for her 99th birthday. Now she can enjoy her hundredth year!”

Husband of resident at Whitecliffe House

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

“I wish to thank you and all your staff for the care you showed my wife over the past two and a half years. She was a lovely, kind lady and I’m very proud of being her husband for the past 63 years. Once again, thank you so much for everything.”

Respite Resident at Whitecliffe House

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

“Excellent. I made friends with several residents. I enjoyed the minibus outings with the excellent driver who knew lots of routes and pointed out things of interest. The staff were all superb, helpful, caring and had time to chat (they told me they had been told to talk to residents and would not get into trouble for ‘slacking’). The surroundings were bright and cheerful and very welcoming. It was especially good that I could get advice from the nursing staff about the progress (or not) of my broken leg.”

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How we’re doing

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

CQC Rating: Good

Whitecliffe House

CQC Overall Rating

Good

3 September 2020

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