About - Dunwood Manor

About Dunwood Manor

Situated just outside the historic Hampshire town of Romsey, Dunwood Manor Nursing Home provides high quality nursing, respite, dementia and palliative care for residents aged 60 and over.

Accommodation and care in this thoughtful, contemporary refurbishment of a stately Edwardian country house, complete with a modern extension, is arranged over two wings. Dedicated dementia care is provided in the secure “Beeches” wing, with its own separate and secure garden, whilst in “Willows”, general nursing care, respite and specialist palliative care are offered.

The home is set in 12 acres of lush, mature gardens, providing a calm and restful outlook - both from within the property, from the decked sun terrace and from the large gazebo within the grounds.

 

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Exceptional care in an exquisite parkland setting

Led by Registered Manager Gemma Hicks, the staff at Dunwood Manor personify care with compassion. Patience, kindness and empathy are central to our working ethos, and residents’ privacy, dignity and independence are our top priorities at all times. Ongoing training and professional development are continually delivered to ensure that all team members are not only fully up to date with the latest practices and thinking in senior care, but also fully aligned with Allegra Care’s core principles of care.

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First class facilities and activities

Dunwood Manor benefits from two dining rooms, two lounge areas and an additional quiet lounge, providing plenty of options for residents to socialise or enjoy some privacy. The home is well equipped with all the latest equipment to facilitate first class care, with a range of specialist bathrooms and shower rooms to accommodate all resident’s accessibility requirements.

Physical, mental and social activity are all hugely beneficial, and Dunwood Manor’s activities team work tirelessly to deliver a rich and varied programme of group and individual activities and entertainment. With our own minibus and driver, we’re also able to provide regular excursions, with trips into Romsey and other local towns, sightseeing in the New Forest and visits to pubs, churches and other local destinations.

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Nutrition is also key. Our chefs prepare a daily changing menu, with all fresh ingredients locally sourced wherever possible, serving seasonal flavours and diverse culinary choices. Both dining rooms are light and airy, providing spacious, cheerful settings in which to socialise and savour excellent cuisine.

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Generous room sizes with period features

Dunwood Manor has a total of 45 bedrooms across its two wings. Those in the original building enjoy an array of period features and character, with equally generous room sizes in the newer areas of the building. Neutrally decorated and tastefully furnished, some rooms also benefit from direct access to private decked areas, from which the tranquil gardens can be enjoyed. Residents are also welcome to bring their own furniture, personal effects and pictures to enhance the cosy, homely ambience of their accommodation.

Safety, security and peace of mind

Throughout Dunwood Manor, great attention has been paid to optimising resident safety and security, especially in “Beeches” secure dementia wing. Lighting is controlled to reduce shadows or glare, which can cause anxiety, whilst colour schemes, pictures and furniture have been used to provide reassuring visual reference points around the building. Rooms benefit from safety features such as low touch temperature radiators, bathrooms are fitted out with grab rails and accessibility fixtures and fittings, whilst pull cord alarms enable rapid nurse response in the event of an emergency.

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Additional services to make life better

Over and above the exceptional 24/7 care on offer, we also provide access to a range of additional services. Residents can benefit from visiting hairdressing, chiropody and physiotherapy, as well as dental and optical services. Each of these can contribute significantly to overall well-being and enhance residents’ overall quality of life.

The green, tranquil surroundings and historic setting lend life at Dunwood Manor a genuinely peaceful quality.

 

 

The quality of care, recognised by our recent CQC rating as “Good” and a score of 9.1 out of 10 on carehome.co.uk, presses home that advantage, making Dunwood Manor Nursing Home one of the very best local options for nursing, respite, dementia and palliative care.