About The Grove Residential Home

The Grove first opened in 1990 and has been providing exceptional care ever since. Occupying a beautifully restored 19th century coach house, the home is situated in the heart of the charming South Gloucestershire village of Winterbourne, where it enjoys an outstanding local reputation.

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Character and comfort in abundance

With period features and character in abundance, The Grove offers a charming setting which is as homely as it is comfortable. Whilst care settings, by their very nature, can tend to be clinical, great efforts have been made to ensure The Grove offers home from home comforts and a warm, welcoming ambience. By successfully maintaining this homelike atmosphere, residents are put at greater ease, keeping environmental stress factors as low as possible.

A great deal of thought has also been put into minimising disorientation, with helpful way- finding, welcoming communal areas and distinct, recognisable landmarks at every turn. Behind the original coach house and enclosed by other wings of the building, a secure, dementia-friendly courtyard garden offers a safe, tranquil outdoor space, perfect for rest and relaxation in warmer weather.

Consistent care in place

Typically, residents entering end of life care are able to remain at The Grove Residential Home. The psychological benefits of enabling those with dementia to stay in a familiar environment where they are settled and comfortable are immeasurable, and we’re proud to offer this facility, avoiding the upheaval and anxiety of moving to another home.

Our highly trained team provide care for all types of dementia, from Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia to mixed dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia. Almost all of our highly trained team are from Winterbourne and its immediate environs, equipping them with local knowledge and experiences - familiar, common ground they can share with residents.

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A stimulating environment

From our 1950s hairdressing salon to the ground breaking “Memory Lane” facility at neighbouring Blossom Fields, the facilities available to residents of Grove Residential Home have been designed to facilitate effective care that mitigates the effects of dementia.

Attracting national press and TV coverage upon its opening, “Memory Lane” is a reminiscence village, complete with a traditional local pub, village greengrocers and post office. As those with dementia typically have better memories of the distant past rather than recent events, an environment like Memory Lane has been found to be hugely beneficial, enabling residents to access long term memories, stimulating mental activity and significantly improving psychological well-being.

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Nutritious home cooked meals

As dementia can affect how people experience flavour, it can have a profound impact on eating habits. Good nutrition that is keyed into an individual’s requirements is therefore critically important to ensure they continue to enjoy a healthy diet. Carefully noting each resident’s personal preferences, chef and the kitchen team at The Grove prepare daily changing menus using fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Meals can be enjoyed in the sociable setting of the dining room or, if preferred, in the resident’s own room.

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Bedrooms where residents can feel truly at home

Beautifully restored and redecorated, many of the 35 private bedrooms enjoy the period features and character of the original building. As a result, they offer authentic comfort and charm, where residents can feel very much at home. Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture and personal effects, creating a stronger sense of home and a welcoming familiarity, which can be profoundly reassuring. 33 rooms have their own en suite bathrooms, with two further high dependency rooms having access to specially equipped bathroom facilities.

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Safety and security 

Whilst The Grove Residential Home is predominantly an historical building, it offers an array of contemporary safety and security features that are essential for effective dementia care, from nurse call alarms and security lighting to night lights and CCTV around the exterior of the building

Active living 

More than any other category of elderly care, dementia calls for sensitively designed and well planned activities to engage the mind and body. In addition to activities within the home such as arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, singing and armchair aerobics, regular excursions provide an opportunity to enjoy the local area in a safely managed way. Again, the aim is to encourage well-being and joy, to which our activities programme makes an important contribution.