Wolfeton Manor, Dorchester, Dorset
Wolfeton Manor, Dorchester, Dorset
Wolfeton Manor, Dorchester, Dorset

Wolfeton Manor is situated in an ideal location for elderly people to enjoy their retirement, and for those in need of rest and recovery, being found amidst the scenic countryside on the outskirts of Dorchester.

All residents of Wolfeton Manor receive care and attention that is appropriate to their needs, through their own personal care plan, designed to keep them as healthy and mobile as possible and to get the most enjoyment out of life.

The home has a keen activities policy to ensure morale remains high amongst its residents. Hobbies and individual choices are encouraged. There are also numerous places of local interest to visit for when families visit.

Owner: Wolfeton Manor Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Claire Saxton (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 31 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): German, French

Single Rooms: 25

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 28

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £750 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Wolfeton Manor to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Sheltered Housing • 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 • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Wolfeton Manor: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

1 Bed Vacancy

posted 11 Sep 2017

Currently there is one bed vacancy available at one of the most recommended care homes in the Dorchester area!

Reviews

8.7 Wolfeton Manor has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.658)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Wolfeton Manor is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Wolfeton Manor in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.674 for Wolfeton Manor is calculated as follows: ( (182 Excellents x 5) + (73 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 261 Ratings = 4.674

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 3.984 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Wolfeton Manor is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 6.2 positive Reviews (31 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 6.2 Target = 0.484

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    18
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Wolfeton Manor?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    22
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Wolfeton Manor

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    9
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Resident / Service User
    4
  • Father of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

My friend found the care home "homely and efficient". Thanks to the kindness and warmth of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Following a fall at home and a month in hospital, my mother was unable to cope with going home on her own. A three-week stay at Wolfeton was the best pick me up we could have wished for. Her confidence returned and she changed from a distressed lady of 92 to a life and soul of the party. Back home now and doing really well. Thank you Wolfeton, you were wonderful.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Very caring and helpful with good food.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The care and commitment from the staff at Wolfeton are superb, nothing is too much trouble. I have found nothing but dedication and respect given by all the staff members to residents and visitors. The atmosphere is happy and relaxed and the home is always very welcoming whatever time of the day I visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 warm welcome when entering 'Wolfeton Manor'. Service and general care is very good. Other residents seem to be happy and the atmosphere in the home is positive and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I had to find a place for my husband when I was suddenly taken into hospital and count my self fortunate indeed to have found Wolfeton Manor. I cannot speak too highly of their efficiency in handling all aspects of his care but most of all their sympathy and understanding. The premises are very pleasant, furniture comfortable, setting and grounds restful, attention to very handicapped residents, kind and patient. All staff seem eager to help whenever needed. Food is varied and imaginative, obviously within the limits of catering for so many and nothing seems to be too much trouble. They welcome me so kindly when I came from hospital. Viva Wolfeton Manor!

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Wolfeton are excellent - they are always friendly, considerate, and genuinely care for the residents. When my mother first arrived, they ensured that she sat with like-minded residents at meal time, where the food is excellent and served in a dining room that would grace a hotel. There is a wonderful conservatory and garden. A good variety of activities are provided: games, art and craft, music and quizzes. The management are helpful and communicative, so despite me living some distance away, I am updated on any problems, and feel assured that she is being well looked after.
They have recently employed a wonderful junior carer who's role is to help residents do something special, such as play board games, paints their nails, or help with emails - importantly she is allocated time for this role. If I was to suggest an improvement, it would be to increase the number of day trips out.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Wolfeton is a delightful residential care home with the added bonus of well maintained gardens and various activities and outings for the residents, should they wish to take part. Pimms on the lawn, card games and craft activities are organised and a Wolfeton news letter, keeping the residents informed of general news in the home and advising them of what activities are planned for the coming weeks.

Family and friends are always given a warm welcome with the offer of tea, coffee and biscuits. Very welcome after a long journey.

A hairdresser is available once a week, which I know makes my mother feel and look a lot better.

The staff are caring, kind and very approachable should there be any concerns about your loved ones. The management are quick to solve any issues you bring to their attention.

The most important thing is, that I know that my mother is being well cared for and that she is happy.
Well done Wolfeton.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Dad is very happy with the care he is receiving at Wolfeton Manor. He likes the staff looking after him, and enjoys chatting to the other residents.

For my part, I think there is a cheerful caring atmosphere at the home, and I am pleased that Dad is receiving the care he needs and that he is happy.

I would like him to take regular walks in the garden and around the house to avoid becoming dependent on a wheelchair for mobility, and would be grateful if he could be encouraged to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother is a resident at Wolfeton Manor. I can't speak highly enough of the service and care that the staff provide. They are kind and responsive to her needs and always welcoming to me, even when I turn up at unexpected hours. My mum talks about a couple of the staff who particularly help with her care as being angels and she is not always very easy to please. The other residents are also often friendly to each other but the nice thing is that mum can choose to join in activities, sit in a quieter communal place, or stay in her room. The staff absolutely support her choice.
Following my father's death mum's appetite was poor and the catering staff tried lots of differing things to tempt her including buying vindaloo paste - a great favourite of mum's to spice up food that she didn't fancy too much. They have also been willing to come in early on shifts to help me with doctor or dentist appointments. I feel very positive about her experience over the last two years.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

For anyone like my mother who is no longer able to live in their own home, this really is the best option. The organisation is good, the food is good, the staff are absolutely marvellous. The rest of closer members of the family all live a long distance from the care home but we are at ease because we know she is being well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My Mum says repeatedly, 'If I can't be in my own home, then this is the next best thing.'
She often says she likes the food.

I have always found the staff very accommodating, and asking for a vegetarian meal for myself, even at short notice, is never a problem.

Without exception the staff have been kind and patient with my mother even when she is being demanding.

Many many thanks for making this part of her life as comfortable as possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

I have stayed at Wolfeton Manor for respite a few times and have always been pleased at the way I have been greeted and welcomed. During my last stay I was touched by the tact of which a staff member dealt with what could have become a difficult situation. The atmosphere in the home is friendly and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The management and staff have always been extremely supportive and caring to both my father and mother over a period of 4 years. They have responded to their individual needs, especially when my father became weaker and less able to function with any independence.
I have also noticed an increase in the number of trips undertaken recently which my mother has enjoyed thoroughly.
I cannot speak highly enough of the care home and my mother said recently that it was marvelous that we had "found such a lovely place for her".

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

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: Good

Wolfeton's caring approach was greatly appreciated by my mother and the family. While physically frail, my mother was mentally strong and alert to the end of her life. Staff recognised this, made time to converse with her and involved her as far as they were able in appropriate activities. I shall always be grateful for the support they offered in her final days - nothing was too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The compassion and empathy that all staff showed my father in his last few days of his life was first class. Nothing was any trouble and we were allowed to sit with him until the end. He was very peaceful when he left us with his family around him. The chef even took her time to discuss what my father liked/disliked so that they could cater for his meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot recommend Wolfeton Manor Care Home more highly. My mother has blossomed since she became resident 3 years ago. The staff go the extra mile in making her feel happy and cared for. She is treated as a member of their family and she feels valued by them. In turn she values their kindness and compassion. The turnover of staff is very low and this leads to a happy and relaxed environment for all, but with a level of professionalism that is unsurpassed.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My Grandfather came for respite at Wolfeton Manor recently. The care staff are very kind and polite, nothing was too much trouble. I was able to visit whenever I wanted to which was great because of my working hours. The room was spacious and bright.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My friend was recently welcomed to Wolfeton when he could no longer remain in his own home due to very advanced illness. Although he was only there for a very short time, the compassion, care and professionalism shown by all the staff was second to none. His room was light and airey with plenty of space for us all to sit and keep him company. His family were all made to feel comfortable in the new surroundings and nothing was too much trouble. I'm sure he was aware of the wonderful palliative care he was being given right up to his passing. I was extremely touched by the line up of staff at the main door when the Undertakers took him on his final journey. The dignity shown to him the entire time he was there made a very distressing time just that little bit easier to bear. My personal thanks go to the Management and staff at Wolfeton.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

I bought my Dad in to Wolfeton as he was very poorly and was not managing at home. He had had no care before and was apprehensive about moving. Everybody who came into contact with him was kind, considerate and made him feel comfortable and valued. They couldn't do enough to make him feel ok. I found the staff to be professional and respectful at a time that was very difficult for me and my family. As a family member the staff made me feel as comfortable as they made him, nothing was "not allowed". They looked after us as well as they looked after him. Sadly he passed away quite soon after coming in but moving him to Wolfeton was absolutely the right thing to do for him and us. The compassion shown by the staff was second to none and we as a family are very grateful to each and every one of them. My Dad was very grateful as well. Thank you to everyone involved, from myself, my family and my Dad.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Wolfeton Manor has several apartments as well as en-suite rooms. My mother is fortunate to have one of the apartments which is adjacent to the main residence so she can maintain her independence but also benefit from all the services that Wolfeton Manor provides. She also has a small garden which gives her pleasure to maintain and is able to sit in her living room and watch her beloved birds. Even though she is not in the main house she has a life alert system so we have the peace of mind to know that she will be cared for in an emergency. The day to day care is what you would expect - they manage my mothers medication and make sure she gets to her appointments on time and her apartment is cleaned twice a week. But what I have found is that on the few occasions when Mum has needed extra care they have excelled - they have transferred her to the main house and given her 24 hour care and notified us immediately of any issues. We are very grateful since we live so far away.

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My experience with Wolfeton Manor has been totally positive since I brought my mother along in December 2011. The staff made her feel under no pressure when she was making one of the hardest decisions of her lifetime - to leave her home. They have been great keeping myself and my sisters informed whenever their was something we should know and have always welcomed us when we have visited our mother. I think Wolfeton sets a standard by which other care homes should be judged!

How likely would you be to recommend Wolfeton Manor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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