Welcome to Downsvale Nursing Home!
Specialist Nursing and Dementia care and community for the elderly in Dorking, Surrey.
Find peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving the best possible nursing care in a loving and understanding place. With delightful views to the Box Hill AONB, Downsvale is perfect place for people with Nursing and Dementia needs to experience the best possible life!
It’s a difficult decision
Caring after a loved one with high Nursing needs or Dementia by yourself can be a challenging, tiring and a distressing experience. Coping with someone you have known for years not recognising you is very distressing and difficult to deal with.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you added the need for constant support and side effects such as incontinence.
Joining the community at Downsvaleis a perfect solution to giving your loved one the best possible quality of life, whilst relieving you of the stress of looking after someone with Dementia.
Specially Equipped to Deal with Nursing and Dementia needs
The home provides a specially designed environment to suit people with Nursing and Dementia needs. For example, we provide specialist nursing equipment such as nursing beds, pressure care mattress etc to support our resident’s nursing needs.
Whether you are looking for long term residential care for your loved one or you just need a short-term break from caring, you’ll find the Downsvale Nursing Home has a warm welcome, an excellent reputation and a very high standard of care and facilities.
Fun and engaging activities
Your loved one will be experiencing the world differently to you do. The connection between objects and their actions which we take for granted are a cause for major frustration for people with Dementia.
We take a personalised approach and seek to learn what activities might be meaningful to them, creating joy and promoting independence.
Throughout the year there are celebrations and activities. Seasonal favourites include; Easter bonnets to make; fireworks on bonfire night; pantomimes and cards at Christmas.
The activities calendar includes Pianist and other musicians playing old songs, quizzes, animal therapy, craft making and art classes and gentle therapeutic exercise sessions. The Hairdresser and Chiropody is available as arranged. Once a month there is a church service with communion followed in the afternoon by a church choir to lead hymn singing.
Excellent facilities to enjoy
Living at Downsvale does not mean you have to give up your comforts. The home is located in a quiet residential area in the Pixham village of Dorking town.
We offer a homely cottage-like feel which, which feels like home. The home features a beautiful garden to walk in or sit and enjoy the sunshine when summer comes. Assisted baths and walk-in showers are available for the convenience of our residents all our rooms hand-basin facilities.
We encourage people to bring their own personal mementoes, treasures and small items of furniture to make their surrounding as familiar as possible. You can get your own telephone in the room to stay in touch with your loved one. Call bells are situated in each room and common areas so people may get assistance if needed. Visitors and relatives are made to feel welcome and may spend time as they wish.
Meal time is the highlight of each day and we serve wholesome and delicious home-cooked food. Any special dietary requirements are catered to. If you wish to have any special meal, just ask and we will try to accommodate.
Some of the key features of the home are:
- Within 10-minute walking distance to Dorking Station. Also, we are situated within easy walking distance to a bus-stop
- Round the year calendar of activities and entertainment
- Outdoor activities and outings
- On-site car parking
- Home-cooked food, including specialist diets prepared by our experienced Chef and his team
- Good wi-fi throughout the home
- Near the Watermill pub and Garden centre
- Sea-side holidays available at sister care home the ‘Orchard House’, Bexhill-on-sea (at cost)
Caring and compassionate staff
It takes special person to dedicate yourself to the care and well-being of others and we are very proud of the commitment and compassion our staff show on a daily-basis. Our staff is a well-knit team and many of the key members have been with the home for a number of years. The home manager is supported by a full-complement of staff including qualified Nurses (RGN), senior carers, carers and domestic staff.
We can offer your loved one the physical and social environment that is specially designed for living with dementia and high nursing needs, which most people are not able to provide at home.
We wish you’ll feel that moving in to a specialist dementia nursing home is a positive step in giving your loved one the best possible chance of enjoying a happy and an active life.
You are most welcome to pop in and take a look around. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment with the Home Manager for a confidential chat about your requirements please call us on 01306-883-157 or email us and we will get back as soon as possible.
Independent Reviews on
"- P S (Resident) , Jan 2016
I am so happy to be in Downsvale, I feel safe and secure and so well looked after. The staff are so very caring and friendly. My family are close by and are able to call in whenever they can. I cannot be in a happier place for my last days."
"- Valerie T , Dec 2015
We found the family, warm and informal atmosphere of Downsvale very reassuring. The staff were always approachable, treating our mother with kindness and respect. The owner, with his family, was very ‘hands on’ and interested in the residents as individuals."
"- Clare M , Sept 2015
Everyone at Downsvale has been so kind and caring not only to my father but to the whole family. We have visited many care homes and none deliver the level of support, care and homeliness that Downsvale do. Staff- excellent, food- excellent. Very very pleased."