The Aldbury, Poole, Dorset
The Aldbury, Poole, Dorset
The Aldbury, Poole, Dorset

The Aldbury is an award winning, purpose built Home designed to provide nursing and residential care for people with an Alzheimer's diagnosis and other dementia related conditions.

The Aldbury has been designed and furnished to create a safe and stimulating environment. This friendly Home provides an extensive range of features and latest technologies to help residents to be as independent as possible. Every aspect has been considered in order to enhance the quality of life here at the Aldbury, from the cosy little alcoves and pretty courtyards to the homely communal lounge-dining rooms and level landscaped garden.

Group: Colten Care Ltd

Person in charge: Denise Arthur-Briskham (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Borough of Poole Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 55 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 55

Rooms with ensuite WC: 55

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

Latest CQC* Report on The Aldbury: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

1 Bed Vacancy

posted 21 Aug 2015

Specialist Dementia Care Home

Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.5 (9.498)

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The Aldbury

Having been through a very difficult and distressing time in previous care home, it was a huge relief to be given the reassurance and support offered by the manager and the whole team at The Aldbury, from housekeeping to care staff, everyone really cares about all the people they are supporting, including relatives. To know my mum is being treated with such care is PRICELESS. Thank you.

The Aldbury

My father was a resident in The Aldbury for almost two years. He was very happy there and that was very reassuring. The moment you enter the home you are made to feel welcome. The staff are very friendly and always pleased to see you and the residents all appear happy and content. I had total confidence that my father was being treated with the utmost respect , care and dignity. It was a pleasure to visit him in his new home. Sadly he recently passed away there, the staff ensuring he was comfortable and free of pain. The care, compassion and love shown to him at that very difficult time was very special, and it was wonderful to see six of his close carers at his funeral. I will continue to visit the home to see those special people who cared for my father with such sincerity.

How likely would you be to recommend The Aldbury? 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

The Aldbury

We were so pleased to have found this care home. My mother had advanced dementia with hallucinations and delusions, and in addition was registered blind. The staff were all very caring and quickly recognised my mother’s needs and how to best to help and support her, whilst always treating her with respect and dignity. My mother was a very fastidious and independent lady, and whilst giving her the help she needed, the staff were always sensitive to her need for privacy. I always felt her care was personalised to her personality as well as her physical and medical needs. The staff levels are good, being much higher than most nursing homes. This means residents needs can always be attended to promptly and efficiently. The care staff seemed well trained, as they always knew how to handle any situation, however difficult. There were always 2 nurses at the home 24 hours a day, and they all knew my mother’s medical needs well. What I especially liked were some of them were mental health nurses, so especially well trained for this area of work. The entertainment team were always busy, working with the residents individually or in groups. The entertainment schedule was good, with something every morning and afternoon, much of which was provided by outside entertainers and therapists. my mother especially liked the musical entertainments, where she would happily sing along. In addition the management and administration team were always friendly and helpful. My mother loved to be outside, and the gardens are delightful and well maintained. Inside there are plenty of wide areas for residents to walk, and areas for sitting. I especially liked to take my mother into the coffee room (only accessible with visitors and staff, for safety reasons). The staff were very friendly and helpful to myself and any visiting friends and family, making them welcome and providing whatever information/help/guidance was requested. When as a family we went on Boxing Day for dinner, the staff laid up a separate room for us, and served us a lovely meal in a lovely setting. I would recommend this care home without reservation.

How likely would you be to recommend The Aldbury? 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

The Aldbury

In August 2014, it was necessary to move my late mother to a specialist Dementia Care Home, and The Aldbury was mentioned to me. Right from the very first telephone call to the home to make an appointment to view, the subsequent meeting, and admission of my mother, I felt that she would receive the proper and professional care she rightly deserved. The moment you walk into reception, you are greeted with friendly smiles, and nothing is too much trouble. Every member of staff, from the youngest to the oldest, be they male or female, are there to make sure that both you and your loved one are treated with the utmost respect, care and dignity. Every resident is treated as an individual, and visiting there is a real pleasure. The facilities are second-to-none, it is exceptionally clean, and more akin to a 5-star hotel. Sadly, my mother, who celebrated her 100th birthday in November, passed away between Christmas and New Year, but I will continue to make visits to the home to see the special people who cared for my mother so wonderfully, and gave me, her sole relative, such complete peace of mind and support.

How likely would you be to recommend The Aldbury? 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

The Aldbury

Superb environment, lots of space, light and lovely grounds, caring and respectful staff. Clean environment and very modern. Haven't seen a better home! and so well run. The design of the building is amazing.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Aldbury

My mother has been in his home for more than four years now. We spent a considerable amount of time searching out what we considered to be the best home in the area. We have not been disappointed in any way and would recommend The Aldbury to anyone looking for the best care for a loved one!

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

The Aldbury

The home has got a friendly home feel to it and you become one of the family once you have had time to meet all the staff. The staff have great respect for my mum with her dementia. I would recommend this home to anybody who has a family member with dementia.

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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The Aldbury

Thoroughly recommended. My husband has blossomed since being under the care of the Aldbury, and as I don't get to visit very often due to personal circumstances. I know he is truly well looked after and I have no fears in leaving him in their very capable hands.

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

The Aldbury

I feel my mother is well cared for at The Aldbury. She seems content and the caring staff are extremely attentive and caring. The food at the home is varied and although all my mother's food is pureed for obvious reasons it appears to be nutritious. She has gained weight since her arrival.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The Aldbury

From the very first visit to view the home we have had nothing but positive and outstanding help from all the staff from the Aldbury. The transfer of mum from the hospital in Dorchester to the home went very smoothly and mum has settled very well. A big thank you to staff who share photo's and new on mum to the family in Australia. Nothing is to much for anybody at the home. Thank you very much. Outstanding care home.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The Aldbury

WOW - The Aldbury for Mum is like home from home, the staff are patient, caring; professional; understanding and compassionate. Nothing is to much trouble. Gives us real peace of mind and when the time comes for her to move into residential care The Aldbury will be our first choice

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

The Aldbury

Since my husband has been a resident at The Aldbury, his health has improved and settled in so well. Owing to the wonderful management, the care and support of the carers and staff who also support me. There has been a considerable change in him, smiling and content living in a very warm homely atmosphere. His personal care is amazing, nothing is too much trouble. The nursing staff will always answer any questions and put your mind at rest. I regard myself very lucky as he has gone from home to a happy home again. I highly recommend The Aldbury.

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

The Aldbury

After mother having been in 2 other homes, this is by far the best to meet her varied needs. It is spacious and resident's wishes are usually met.

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: Good

The Aldbury

Care and compassion is excellent. Residents are treated individually and all different behaviours needs are met. Staff spend time with residents and nothing is too much trouble.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

The Aldbury

Great all round.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The Aldbury

Excellent care, very compassionate people

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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