England / South West England / Dorset
Poole, BH16 5NJ - Hamberley Care Homes
Upton Manor, situated in the idyllic town of Upton is surrounded by beautiful wild scenery and is complemented by the relaxed and vibrant local towns, quaint shops, pharmacies and cafés. The care home provides residential, dementia and nursing services, prioritising the safety of the residents. Facilities include bright and spacious en-suite bedrooms, a beauty salon, an elegant cafe, a deluxe cinema and landscaped gardens. Upton Manor’s team of chefs provide a delicious seasonal menu, tailored to individual preferences and requirements and aligned with residents’ personalised care plans. The Lifestyle Team organises a busy social calendar, encouraging interaction and engagement in activities, entertainment and with the local community.
Broadstone, BH18 8BE - Bupa
Nestled within beautiful Dorset, The Links is a care home that offers expert residential, respite, nursing, dementia, Parkinson's, Huntington's and Palliative care to the elderly. The welcoming Bupa home, boast a range of facilities to help residents feel at home, including bedrooms equipped with en-suite showers, several comfy lounges, guest suites for friends and family gatherings, private dining spaces, a cheerful sunroom, manicured gardens and a summer house for residents to relax during the warmer months. The jam-packed activity programme here at The Links ensures no two days are the same, whether it be arts and crafts or trips to the gorgeous coastline.
Broadstone, BH18 8ES - Care UK
Part of the Care UK group, purpose-built care home The Potteries in the cheerful seaside town of Pooledelivers a wide range of quality care services; from permanent residential and nursing care to short-term respite care, in addition to renowned dementia care. Led by manager Zita Turner, the friendly care team strive to get to know each resident and understand them, helping to create meaningful experiences. When it comes to activities, there’s never a dull moment at The Potteries, with options including gentle exercise, singing, bingo and gardening, as well as visits from the petting zoo and the home’s own mini Olympics.
Poole, BH15 4HY - Barchester Healthcare
Ideally placed in Poole so residents can enjoy the best attractions that Dorset has to offer, Upton Bay is specifically designed to provide expert residential, respite and dementia care to older adults. Easily accessible with a variety of amenities on its doorstep, this Barchester Healthcare home boasts a range of luxurious facilities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms, sumptuous spa bath facilities, stylish communal lounges, designated quiet areas and landscaped gardens. All staff members at Upton Bay are highly qualified and dedicated to ensuring the best quality care for residents, from activities and hospitality, to care and meals.
Sherborne, DT9 6EX - Barchester Healthcare
Situated in the North West of Dorset in Sherborne, Trinity Manor is a welcoming care home that provides expert residential, respite and dementia care to the elderly in a warm and friendly environment. This lovely Barchester Healthcare home boasts an array of useful facilities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms, an inviting café with bar offerings, a luxury private dining room, sumptuous spa bath facilities and landscaped gardens. Trinity Manor is ideally located opposite The Merritt Centre, which regularly hosts concerts, art exhibitions and drama performances for residents to enjoy along with a jam-packed activities programme at Trinity Manor tailored to the interests and hobbies of the residents.
Poole, BH17 8RQ - Encore Care Homes
Situated in the scenic tourist resort of Poole in Dorset, Oakdale is a stunning care home that provides expert residential, nursing, dementia, palliative and respite care to the elderly. This modern Encore care home has been intelligently designed with caregiving in mind and boasts a range of facilities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms equipped with ensuite wet rooms, stylish and spacious communal lounges where residents can relax and take part in activities, a luxurious salon and a landscaped garden equipped with its own vegetable patch, perfect for residents who enjoy a spot of gardening. From activities and care to hospitality and food, every aspect of life is tailored to at Oakdale.
Poole, BH15 1TP - Buckland Care
Situated just metres from the picturesque Poole Park, in Poole, Dorset, Kingsland House offers exceptional person-centred residential, dementia, palliative, respite and day care. Within the home, you can find comfortable and homely bedrooms, two recently refurbished communal lounges and a bright and airy conservatory. Outside, explore the beautiful grounds and landscaped gardens or relax with a book on the private patio. Residents regularly enjoy both new activities and old favourites, including quizzes and musical exercises, as well as day trips out to take in the local scenery and wildlife. There’s something for everyone at Kingsland House, where the dedicated care team ensures residents feel right at home.
Weymouth, DT4 9QX - Care UK
Located in the a quaint seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset, this care home provides nursing, residential, dementia, respite and palliative care. Anning House has strong rail and road transport links, ensuring friends and family can visit regularly and enjoy the open views onto the gardens or the seafront. Facilities include a welcoming cafe, fully furnished ensuite rooms, landscaped gardens and elegant dining rooms. The chefs provide a balanced and varied menu tailored to individual preferences, with three delicious meals a day on offer. The dedicated activity coordinator organises various outings and entertainment for all residents based on their interests, welcoming the local community to the home frequently.
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Wimborne, BH21 2DJ - Barchester Healthcare
Sitting close to the charming village of Wimborne Minster, north of Bournemouth, Hyacinth House offers a range of bespoke care to those in need, including residential and respite care. This stunning Barchester Healthcare home boasts an array of facilities for residents to enjoy, including beautifully decorated bedrooms, a hair salon, activity room, stylish communal lounges and a relaxing conservatory. The activity coordinators at Hyacinth House are dedicated to finding new ways to keep residents engaged and stimulated, from cookery and creative arts to musical performances and animal handlers, there’s never a dull moment.
Poole, BH14 0DA - Luxury Care
Nestled in a leafy residential area between Poole and Bournemouth, sits the friendly Regency Manor care home. Providing residential, palliative and dementia care within homely surroundings, this modern home offers inviting communal spaces, a handy hairdressers, a sunny outdoor patio and garden, specialist dementia floors and light and airy bedrooms for all residents, with a decorator on hand to paint the bedrooms as residents choose. Sitting within a close-knit community, residents at Regency Manor benefit from weekly trips out to explore local Dorset attractions, as well as stimulating activities within the home - ranging from woodwork and flower-arranging to fetes and musicals.
Here is some further information about care homes in Dorset.
We have 25 care homes in Dorset, including The Aldbury and Great Oaks. All our homes have been hand-picked by our team of care experts based on a number of factors, including the quality of care and the home's culture.
Care home costs vary significantly across the country. If you're looking for a care home in Dorset, the average cost of care is £1,211. You may be eligible for care home funding - you can check through a care needs assessment.
We have 22 in Dorset that provide specialist, 24/7 support. All of our nursing care homes offer personalised support for anyone who has a medical condition or disability that requires round-the-clock care from registered nurses in a home-from-home environment.
We have 32 care homes in Dorset that offer residential care, which provides support and care for those who may find it difficult to live independently. Our residential care homes provide support for everyday tasks, including washing, mobility, and dressing.
We have 28 Dorset care homes that provide round-the-clock dementia care. Those with dementia will need more care as the condition progresses, and specialist dementia care homes can provide the level of support they need.
We've rounded up the best Alzheimer's care homes across the UK - they've been handpicked by our team of care experts for their specialised care, round-the-clock support and comforting environments.
If you're looking for temporary respite care, we have 34 care homes in Dorset that provide short-term stays.
Respite care homes provide relief for caregivers, offering a few weeks of support in a care home for a loved one while you recuperate. We've rounded up the best respite care homes in the UK to ease your care search.
30 Dorset care homes provide palliative care for your loved one. A palliative care home aims to provide the highest level of support and comfort to every resident. End-of-life care can be an emotional experience for everyone, so our care experts will support you at every step.
Explore other nearby locations to help find the best care home for your budget, personal care needs, and on-site facilities.
Need more guidance? Lottie's team of Care Experts have prepared the ultimate guide to care homes in Dorset. Here you'll find an overview of the local area and recommendations for elderly-friendly places to visit.
Dorset is packed full of amazing attractions and provides one of the UK’s very best settings for an elderly care seeker to live in. Dorset contains some of South West England’s most popular care homes.
Finding a care home shouldn’t feel overwhelming or stressful, which is why you can use our directory to easily compare care homes in Dorset. You can use our detailed home listings to find out things like overall care home costs and the different types of care available.
We also list the facilities and activities available in our homes. Many of these fun activities are put on by a dedicated activity coordinator or lifestyle team, while all staff will have the latest training.
Many of our Dorset care homes can be found in idyllic parts of the county such as Weymouth, Bournemouth and Dorchester. Your loved one will also be able to check out popular attractions like Durdle Door and Portland Bill.
Dorset contains some of the best care homes in the UK, including residential care homes, and dementia care homes - both of which provide friendly, round-the-clock support and personal care to people living in them. If your loved one requires support from a registered nurse, this can be provided in a nursing care home.
Durdle Door might just be the most famous attraction on the Dorset coast. This towering rock archway was created through erosion around 140 million years ago and provides a gorgeous backdrop for a lovely beach day with you and your elderly loved ones.
The popular seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset is lined with a vast range of independent shops and numerous classic British pubs. Aside from enjoying the views and relaxing by the water, this area is also packed with history which older adults can enjoy.
Joined to the mainland by the shingle arc of Chesil Beach, the Isle of Portland stretches out into the English Channel. This gorgeous rugged and rocky tip is an amazing place to watch waves dramatically crash against the cliffs.