We care about living life.

Somerleigh Court Nursing Home

Somerleigh Court is an award-winning nursing home that provides specialist dementia care as well as convalescence, post-operative care, physio rehabilitation, holiday stays, long-term nursing and palliative care. A vibrant and caring environment in the heart of Dorchester, there are 40 generously-sized rooms each with TV, telephone and wifi facilities. Somerleigh Court has Platinum Status in the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes – this is the highest rating, which we have held consistently since 2012. Needs-assessed fee contributions are available where applicable.

Our Team

GORDON COLLINS
HEAD OF CARE & REGISTERED MANAGER


DEBBIE O’KEEFE
LEAD NURSE


ELLEN WILLIAMS
ACTIVITIES MANAGER


Our Philosophy

Purpose-built, boutique nursing homes that are smaller and more intimate are key to the well-being of our residents. By offering a real choice we can create truly personalised experiences in vibrant and caring environments. We are committed to providing peace of mind through safe, responsive care monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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complimentary assessment

Enquiries T. 01305 259 882

Concierge T. 01305 259 882

Facilities, Amenities, Services

CONVALESCENCE, POST-OPERATIVE
CARE & HOLIDAY STAYS



We know that a short break surrounded by experienced and well-trained staff can help aid your recovery following an illness or operation. More than just outstanding, tailored nursing care, our reflexologist, masseur, chef and hairdresser will take care of what they do best – allowing you to get back to taking care of yourself – we welcome holiday stays.

LONG-TERM NURSING



Bringing together care and support with independent living and authentic choice – we have found the perfect balance of positive intervention alongside your independence and privacy. Our Activities Manager incorporates inspiring activities into your daily regime – ensuring a friendly approach to care – in a family-orientated home from home.

PALLIATIVE CARE



Supporting your psychological, physical and spiritual wellbeing – and your family – at this incredibly sensitive and emotional time will always be our key priority. Through expert pain management and advanced care plans we follow the Gold Standards Framework to ensure peace and tranquility – and the highest possible standard of end-of-life care.

DEMENTIA CARE



All of our staff receive in-depth dementia awareness training enabling them to help our residents to live life to the full. We welcome relatives and friends to our training, to help them understand why their loved one behaves differently. Somerleigh Court is one of the first homes in Dorset to own the Magic Table, shortlisted for the dementia product of the year 2017.

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