The Old Rectory, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
The Old Rectory, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
The Old Rectory, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

The Old Rectory is an elegant 17th Century Queen Anne building and is situated in the quiet village of Stalbridge - a short level walk from a variety of shops.

This family run home is set within beautiful, well maintained gardens which can be viewed from every room. The Old Rectory has a homely ambiance with no unnecessary restrictions. Residents are encouraged to invite their relatives and friends to visit them in their room, public room or garden in suitable weather. Such visitors should make their presence known to the staff on arrival when suitable refreshments will be offered. A private lounge for entertaining visitors is also available on request.

The Old Rectory offers 24 hour care of the highest standard, given by dedicated and experienced staff.

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Owner: Mr & Mrs R J Wagner

Person in charge: Kristie Chubb (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 31 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Sensory Impairment

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

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 31

Rooms with ensuite WC: 14

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £700 – £900

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on The Old Rectory: 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: 8.9 (8.860)

The user Review Score of 8.9 for The Old Rectory is based on 6 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.860 is made up of 4.873 Points relating to the ratings and 3.987 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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My brother has been resident in The Old Rectory for just over 2 years now. We feel his care could not have been better over this time. His dementia has worsened and the care has kept pace with his needs. The staff and management have been exceptionally caring and kind at all times. We are pleased we found this care home for him. We would thoroughly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Mother has been a resident for 1 year now and has received exceptional care from the staff. Her preferences have been noted and followed, even down to providing a dish of marshmallows which she loves.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After coming out of hospital weighing only 6 1/2 stone and being very frail, she is now after a couple of weeks over 7 1/2 stone. They are very caring and mum thinks the staff are lovely only after just a few weeks of being in The Old Rectory.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? Extremely LIKELY

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

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely home for Mum

After several months and 2 failed tries to return home after hospital I was very grateful to the staff at The Old Rectory for being able to offer my Mum a place there. She was taken in at short notice being unable to cope on her own anymore, and from the time she entered The Old Rectory has been treated very kindly and with the utmost care and respect.

For me it is a blessing and being only just down the road from me it is easy to visit, myself and my family have been able to visit anytime we wanted to, whether during the day or in the evening.

My very grateful thanks goes to the Manager and all the staff at The Old Rectory for all they do for us both.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? Extremely LIKELY

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

Value for Money: Excellent

After 24 days in the Coronary Care Unit of Yeovil District Hospital the high level of care, peace and quiet of the Old Rectory was greatly appreciated. The 2 weeks spent here before going home to live on my own helped me to adjust from hospital to self care.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My uncle has been at The Old Rectory for over two years and has been very well cared for. I would recommend anyone to consider The Old Rectory for their loved one.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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September 2015

Gold Standards Framework

Recipient: The Old Rectory

Date: Friday 25 Sep 2015

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March 2015

Investors in People

Recipient: The Old Rectory

Date: Friday 20 Mar 2015

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