West Abbey Care Home

Stourton Way, Preston, Yeovil, BA21 3UA  Map View

West Abbey Care Home in Yeovil

Here at West Abbey in Yeovil, we provide high quality 24-hour nursing and residential care for older people, including those with dementia in our innovative Memory Lane Community. Alongside this, we also have a facility for younger people who are living with physical disabilities.

Dementia Care

'Memory Lane' utilises a careful blend of skills and techniques developed by leading experts in the field of dementia care, incorporating person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home, whilst thoughtful interior design features, such us adapted crockery and tableware assists with reminiscence. Communities are broken up into separate units with a family feel so people can feel safe and comfortable. Care is focused on independence, dignity and choice, with a person-centred approach. Staffing levels reflect the needs of residents, and people living with dementia are offered a range of activities to help preserve life skills, support interactions and retain a sense of purpose and selfhood.

All of our luxurious rooms are wheelchair accessible and have en-suite facilities. Alongside this, residents have access to our onsite hairdresser, physiotherapy treatment and a variety of entertainment and activities organised by our activities team, such as gardening, baking and regular outings.

West Abbey partnered with Life Circles in 2012, which was was a two-year collaborative project aimed at supporting the life-long creativity of older people living in care settings, through innovative, imaginative and inspiring community dance practice.

We are always happy to discuss how we can meet your care needs, so why not give us a call and arrange a visit to experience West Abbey for yourself?

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
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Types of care

We always aim to deliver bespoke care to those who live at our home. We tailor our services to meet the unique requirements of each person and in a way that celebrates their individuality, whilst also helping residents to maintain as much independence as possible and treating them with dignity at all times.

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Nursing care

Residential care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Services for under 65

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

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A-Z Directory of Demential Care

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  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity classes
  • Day trips
  • Exercise classes


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Sekhar Thananki

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sekhar, and I am the General Manager here at West Abbey. Welcome to our website! 

I qualified as a nurse in 1985 but I have spent the last 20 years working locally for the NHS and I have thoroughly enjoyed that time. I was excited to be given this new opportunity in my career and I am dedicated to supporting West Abbey and its residents, staff and families.

I work with an open door policy and welcome you to come and see me whenever you may need, I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and to working with the fantastic team and residents here at West Abbey.

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Our staff are like family

Our staff are like family

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Life at West Abbey Care Home

Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and Facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What people say about us

West Abbey Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Requires improvement

30 June 2021

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Our response to our latest inspection

In our CQC inspection which took place at the start of 2021, we received 3 'Good' ratings for Caring, Responsive, and Effective and have a clear action plan to make improvements in the areas neededwhich you can view below. A number of changes have already been actioned and positive improvements have been made.

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Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Safe Requires improvement
Well-led Requires improvement