Dementia Care Homes Dorset

Are you struggling to care for your parent? Do you need peace of mind, knowing someone is available 24 hours a day? With so many dementia care homes in Dorset, it can be difficult to find a home that genuinely cares. The Old Rectory Care Home specialises in the full time care of elders over the age of 60 that have dementia. Call today on 01929 425383 and enquire about how we can help you and your family. Come to us for any needs regarding dementia care homes Dorset.


Dorset Dementia Care Homes

Our nursing home is ideally placed for residents over 60 to enjoy a quiet, relaxing place to live and be cared for like family. Our very friendly staff pride themselves in delivering supportive palliative care that excels over all other dementia care homes on Dorset. Our hospitality extends to all members of our residents family, who always enjoy seeing their loved ones happy.

Dementia can make things difficult, especially if you’ve got a busy lifestyle already. Here at The Old Rectory Care Home, it’s never too much trouble to take care of someone in need. Our team have first-aid and comprehensive dementia training to take care of all degrees of dementia, be it mild or severe. We strive to make them smile and take their minds of any worries, and our dedicated activities coordinator will make sure there’s always something to keep your loved ones entertained.

Our team have worked with the coordinator to provide a choice of activities including:

  • Arts and Crafts
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  • Bingo Nights
  • Summer Trips
  • Board Games
  • Live Music Performances
  • Quiz Nights
  • Gardening Activities


The schedule of the activities is made flexible to suit the needs and preferences of the families and residents, with our activities coordinator being available between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays at our home.

The Old Rectory Care Home is perfect when it comes to dementia care homes Dorset. It’s only a short distance outside Swanage, a beautiful seaside town with plenty for our residents to see and a beach to relax on in the summer. Dorset is famous for its Jurassic coast, making The Old Rectory Care Home your first choice for dementia care homes in Dorset that offer great days out.

Although our rooms are fully furnished and ready for new residents, they’re always encouraged to bring their own belongings with them. This helps them adjust to the new surroundings and adds a homely element to their new life with us in our elderly and dementia care homes. Dorset is a perfect place for end of life living, with the best air quality and a pace of life that anyone can be happy with.


Why Us for Dementia Care Homes Dorset

We have worked with many dementia suffering residents over the years, so we know how stressful a move can be for them. At The Old Rectory Care Home, we make the transition as smooth as possible with tastefully decorated rooms and welcoming staff. Bringing personal belongings with them is always a good way to make our new residents feel more at home, with every room having a sink, toilet and a call bell should they need any help. If your Grandpa, for example, has a favourite armchair he can’t live without, then we will accommodate and incorporate it with the room they move into.

To see some of our residents, grounds, rooms and more, please take a look at our gallery and see our work with some truly wonderful people. Of all the dementia care homes Dorset, The Old Rectory Care Home has a sterling reputation for unrivalled quality of care. Our home is suited to anyone over 60 that requires:

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  • Nursing Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Residential Care
  • Respite Care (2 week minimum duration)



All of our warm, friendly staff are fully trained and love to make our residents time with us enjoyable, comfortable and happy. The Care Quality Commission for Dorset dementia care homes gave us a good report and stated “People were treated with dignity and respect and their privacy was maintained. They were supported to remain as independent as possible.” Their report recommends us as good compared to other dementia care homes Dorset, and no areas of the report highlighted the care was anything less than exemplary.


“Thanks to each one of you, you have made my time at The Old Rectory enjoyable and pleasant. I have so appreciated all the good work you do here. Also I noted with joy your kindness, care and compassion towards all residents. With blessings and love.”

Mrs L

Contact Us

If you have a family member in need of exceptional care, contact us today on 01929 425383 or email us at for more information. You’re always welcome to come and visit us, ask questions and get a feel for the loving and caring environment we offer for end of life care.