Buxton House, Weymouth, Dorset
Buxton House, Weymouth, Dorset
Buxton House, Weymouth, Dorset

Buxton House is a warm and welcoming residential and dementia care home in Weymouth, Dorset. With a light and airy atmosphere, the home allows residents to live their lives as if in the comfort of their own homes whilst being cared for by committed, professionally trained staff.

Buxton House has 64 ensuite single bedrooms, divided into four wings to create a homely feel. Each wing has its own spacious lounge/diner and kitchen area.

Buxton House provides compassionate care for those who can longer live independently and also offers intermediate care for people requiring a short period of rehabilitation.

All residents can enjoy a wide variety of activities and entertainment in and around the home, plus outings in the Care South minibus to local landmarks and attractions.

Group: Care South

Person in charge: Janine May (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 64 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Challenging Behaviour • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 64

Rooms with ensuite WC: 64

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Buxton House: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.1 (8.133)

The user Review Score of 8.1 for Buxton House is based on 2 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.133 is made up of 4.87 Points relating to the ratings and 3.263 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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This care home was wonderful, they looked after my Nan so well, kept her motivated, had her laughing with VE celebrations, and many other activities. If she didn't sleep well she would keep the night nurse company and chat. One young lady even let her brush and plait her hair, which she got such enjoyment from. The staff go above and beyond in every way, and I can never thank them enough for all their effort, care and work.

How likely would you be to recommend Buxton House? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff are very friendly and helpful and always thinking of ways to encourage residents to join in with games (Bingo etc.) and physical exercises and raising money for trips out, organising coffee mornings, Summer fetes, Christmas fairs etc. Residents are encouraged to sit out in the sheltered patio area on warm days, I would recommend it. Not forgetting the cleaners too who work tirelessly to keep the home clean.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

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