Steepleton Manor: Perhaps not How you Imagined a Care Home Would be

As you stroll around the immaculately kept grounds set in 6 acres or pass through the impressive doorway of Steepleton Manor you could be forgiven for thinking that you are entering a top class country hotel, rather than a care home.

Dating from 1870 the Grade II listed Portland stone residence boasts a wealth of historical features including fine stucco ceilings. The rich history includes a series of owners and a spell when it was home to British and American servicemen in the run up to D-Day.

Despite the elegant surroundings, the atmosphere at Steepleton Manor couldn’t be more relaxed and a ‘home away from home.’

Facilities and Activities

The accommodation offers a choice of single or double ensuite rooms and private lounges and kitchenettes. Residents are able and encouraged to live as independently as they wish. To help maintain a healthy and active lifestyle there’s also an outdoor swimming pool, croquet lawn, kitchen garden and a range of outdoor activities.

Located near the picturesque Dorset village of Winterbourne Steepleton, the manor has a well-stocked library, shop, and hairdressing salon, and serves fine food with a focus on nutrition and balanced healthy diet.  There’s nearby public transport and the home has its own mini bus to ensure everyone can enjoy a varied programme of visits and leisure activities.

The standard of care provided at the home matches the quality of the surroundings with physio and other therapies offered to help residents continue living life to the full.

In addition to luxury long-term residential care, Steepleton Manor offers nursing care, day care and holiday care. Within the sumptuous surroundings residents also benefit from the support they need to live every day as they would wish.

If you are looking for either long or short-term residential care, we would be delighted to show you around. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time on 01305 300 161 or click here for more information.

A new baby at West Moors

Congratulations are sent to Tom Callingham from Care at Home, West Moors, and his lovely wife Rachel, who gave birth to their first baby last week.  The proud new parents have a beautiful daughter named Genevieve.

Fun and Celebrations at Sherborne House

Residents at Sherborne House celebrated the Royal Wedding with a street style afternoon tea party complete with bunting and flags. They also took part in some ‘Jive’ dancing with some local dance teachers who managed to get both residents and staff moving to the music!

Complex care needs require more flexible options

As the population continues to age the number of older people with multiple health issues and complex care needs is increasing. Understanding the different care and support options that are available isn’t always easy. Rules regarding funding of long-term nursing care are not straightforward.

In addition to a range of physical and mobility related needs, complex care can include conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, strokes and behavioural difficulties arising from a loss of mental awareness.

Care planning has to reflect the highly individual nature of each person’s health issues and needs. Better understanding of the care available will help to alleviate issues of older people remaining in hospital despite being medically fit for discharge. Equally, it is clear that many older people are discharged without having an appropriate care package agreed and are left to struggle on at home as best they can.

Nursing Care

For many, a care home represents an opportunity to get the specialist nursing care they need to live a more fulfilling life. Sometimes this can be a temporary arrangement as they recover from a fall or an operation and sometimes it is longer-term. The important thing is that their needs are assessed carefully, and an appropriate care package is devised.

In other cases, receiving nursing care in their own home is the person’s preferred option. Some people benefit from the greater sense of independence and home care also removes the need to fund the residential element of care home fees.

There is no single solution that suits everyone, which is why we make care for people with complex needs highly individualised and as easy as possible to access.

Throughout our care homes we offer access to a qualified care team 24-hours a day, covering a range of specialties. We also offer high dependency care and help with reablement in people’s own homes. It’s all about fitting the care package and the setting around the needs of each individual.

For more information on our available care options, click here.




Sharon wins five year service award

Congratulations to Sharon Curtis from Care at Home, West Moors who was awarded her five year service badge in May. Sharon is a valuable and much loved member of the team.

Employee of the Month – May

We are delighted to reveal our Employees of the Month for May for each of our care homes. Each month, care home managers at Sherborne House, Steepleton Manor and Weymouth Care Home will hand pick team members who demonstrate a passion for their role and go above and beyond to provide excellent standard of care and support to residents.

Our Employees of the Month for May are:

Sherborne House

Sherry Powell

Sherry has just completed her Level 3 NVQ qualification and is always on hand to listen and assist with any work issues. Sometimes known as everyone’s ‘second mum’, Sherry is much appreciated for her good advice!

Weymouth Care Home

Kelli Skinner

Kelli has continued to work hard despite having to change her routine and meet the needs of raising a busy family! She always has a smile and is keen to help.

Steepleton Manor

Ana Marie

Ana-Maria is a valued member of staff who always has a smile and is happy to help.  She demonstrates great flexibility and commitment whilst working hard.

Congratulations to all Employees of the Month!

Some recent day to day activities