Winscombe Hall Care Centre
Welcome home to true care for elderly residents and seniors tackling dementia, in Winscombe, Somerset.
A stunning Victorian country mansion, nestled in the Mendip hills, Winscombe Hall Care Centre is a period gem. Designed by architects William Railton (Nelson’s Column in London; Cardiff Castle) and William Burgess, the grade II listed building was built for the Reverent John Yatman and his family, with the main house being completed in 1855. Winscombe Hall remained a family home for over 150 until it was converted into a care home some 15 years prior.
At Winscombe Hall we’ve combined a stimulating environment, conducive to improving quality of life, and a beautifully preserved property, which retains its rural character and former grandeur. The property is split into two main parts:
At The Hall proper, we provide nursing and residential care. Our communal areas are where residents put their feet up in the company of others and/or join in social activities. These include family and dining rooms with high-ceilings and original features. Residents also have access to four acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands, in a natural setting of outstanding beauty.
At Stable Cottage, we offer a more specialist environment, designated for dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Its features include reminiscence settings, a sensory suite, and a secure courtyard Dedicated staff are always on hand to guide activities and assist with individual needs.
A stones throw from Cheddar and the Somerset Levels, Winscombe Hall has 39 bedrooms boasting stylish décor and high standard furnishings. Some of these are en-suite.
Activities & Stimulation
Varied and interesting daily activities promote wellbeing and purpose among our residents. Furthermore, each resident has a life book, drawn up when they first arrive. Life Books keep us aware of a resident’s existing hobbies, skills, and interests. They also guide carers when introducing residents to something new. Find out More
At Winscombe Hall, we believe that every individual has his/her own story to tell. We make it our business to get to know the people we care for by spending time with them. Remembering past achievements, and the good old days, often help maintain a sense of self and fulfilment.
Family visits and family involvement are vital to the wellbeing of our residents. That’s why we aim to provide an environment that’s comfortable and invigorating for both residents and their visitors. Our planned activities and events are key opportunities for family participation and support. While the option of privacy is always available.
Personal Space & Personalised Care
Familiarity and reminiscence is invaluable. It keeps us connected with life; can ease the transition into care; and is helpful in improving memory skills for people with Alzheimer’s. At Winscombe Hall, all our residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with small belongings and photographs. This makes a world of difference and encourages a sense of belonging.
We offer several types of stay depending on the level of support required: long term daily Nursing Care; Residential Care; Convalescent Care; Respite Care and Dementia care in a specialist dementia and Alzheimer’s wing. Each resident receives personalised support in accordance with his/her individual care plan, under the supervision of a dedicated home manager.
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Hearty, home cooking really makes a house a home. Our chef creates a wide range of balanced, nutritious meals. These are prepared daily and in accordance with residents’ dietary requirements. Each day presents varied menu options, allowing a choice of seasonal hot and cold dishes. Popular choices are roast dinners, fish & chips and traditional puddings. Special requests for dishes can be made and alternative options are always available. Meals can be taken in the dining room or served in the resident’s room if they prefer. Find out More