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Barchester Dovedale Court Care Home Recommended on carehome.co.uk
We score 9.5/10

10 Reviews

Barchester Dovedale Court Care Home Recommended on carehome.co.ukLatest Your Care Rating report

08 November 2017

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"My father-in-law has been cared for in Dovedale Court since March 2016. The Care he receives has been excellent. The staff are always extremely professional and all show the residents so much love and care, even when faced, with some very distressing and challenging behaviour. The home is always very clean, the food is excellent and residents are treated with the utmost respect. Father-in-law is settled and happy. The residents are regularly treated to singers etc, who come and perform. On his 80th birthday, a singer was brought in. He was then presented with a beautiful 80th birthday cake. He was also presented with a fantastic picture of his favourite dog. They made sure his 80th was a very special day. We can not thank them enough for the wonderful memories we have of that day. We can not fault in any way the care my father-in-law has received at Dovedale Court and would recommend 100%"

David T
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My wife has been in Dovedale court for 10 months now and the standard of care is very good. I have no complaints at all it's a great relief to me to know that my wife is well looked after the staff are also very good."

George bernard C
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.42 out of 5

"My father was a resident for four years until his death this year. Without the experience of care homes, it is true to say that is was a shock and we were unprepared and things were very upsetting. We didn't feel the home was clean enough or enough activities to keep dad busy. But since those early days, we have grown to like the home very much. The staff were lovely and caring and treated patients with respect. Food always looked very appetising and dad seemed to enjoy it. It was warm and cosy and seemed like a real family. New management a year ago has made a huge difference too. It is a tight ship run very well. Thank you"

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.42 out of 5

"I would recommend Dovedale Court Care Home to anyone. It is warm, friendly and you feel relaxed as you go in. I have been visiting my husband for 3 years and have always found the staff very welcoming. The carers are wonderful and so are all other staff. The home is of the highest standard. The care and support is of the highest standard. Residents are all treated with dignity and love. No one needs to feel apprehensive about a loved one going into Dovedale Court. It's a wonderful home!"

Ann H
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"It is always a pleasure to visit my friend. The staff are always friendly but most of all they treat the residents with hugs and kisses which always goes down well."

Mary V R
carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Excellent care, Dad is so much happier, well cared for and we as a family feel much more relaxed knowing he is so well cared for. All the staff have treated him with such kindness despite some very challenging behaviour on his part. All the staff, especially his key worker and the nursing staff understand fully his needs and are able to handle his challenging behaviour with dignity, kindness and great professionalism. All the family feel that the care he receives has allowed us to get back some normality within our own lives and we would like to thank everybody for the care and attention Dad receives."

Kerry T
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.58 out of 5

"Dovedale Court is a very friendly home, it's very clean and welcoming when you enter. The staff are wonderful. The carers treat people with respect and love, you are notified straightaway if your loved one isn't well or has had an accident, you are kept up to date on all their medications. The residents get trips out. There's a menu so that you can see what choices they have food wise. I feel contented after visiting my husband, knowing that he is well cared for in every way. I have no complaints at all. I would recommend Dovedale Court with flying colours to anyone who asks me. Knowing he's safe and well cared for make my life better."

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My husband was admitted to a Suite at this home. He had been admitted to hospital a couple of months previously because of his very challenging behavior. I had worked as a healthcare professional for 35 years but I was really disappointed by the level of care the NHS provided in my husband's case - some of the staff seemed to have no understanding of dementia. At the time of his discharge from hospital he was needing 4 or 5 carers when they were delivering personal care. Within weeks of his arrival at this home he was showing much less aggression. The staff had a real understanding of the nature of dementia, and they had an abundance of patience despite caring for residents some of whom had extremely challenging behaviour. My husband eventually had to be moved partly because he was needing more nursing care and partly because I had moved to another part of the country. I would have no hesitation of recommending this care home."

Eileen B
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.5 out of 5

"Staff at Barchester Dovedale Court Care Home are considerate to my mother who has Vascular Dementia and can be trying at times. Staff seem to cope with her very well, even in her most difficult times and always on hand to assist. Food provided at meal times smells good and appetising and enough for her to eat. We are happy with Mum's care at Barchester Dovedale Court Care Home."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4 out of 5

"This care home gives the best care that I could wish for. They care, love and provide the safest area for him to be in. They never cease to amaze me by how they put themselves out for the residents and families. They involve us in choices of activities and the people who provide for them. ALL staff interact with the residents and relatives with a smile and chat, no matter where or when they meet you. It is a pleasure to go there and peace of mind when I'm away."

carehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"All the staff make sure the residents are well cared for. Dovedale Court has a friendly, homely atmosphere and is kept clean and tidy."

carehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

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