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 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.

What next?

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  01306772220 | 01306887652 or email us and we will get back as soon as possible.

4625178149_86x87

4625082491_75x75

OUICK CONNECT





Video Testimonial

Independent Reviews on

 

 

 

Nutritious meals

Downvale Care Home, Dorking.

Home-cooked food is a key feature at Downsvale and our Kitchen prepares freshly cooked, nutritious meals daily on-site, with treats being prepared to celebrate special occasions.

See more

Our team

Downvale Care Home, Dorking.

Our staff is a well-knit team and many of the key members have been with the home for a number of years.  Gerti, our manager, is supported by a full-complement of staff including a Deputy Manager, Trained Nurses, Carers …

See more

Facilities
Downvale Care Home, Dorking.

Situated in a splendid spacious property with ample car parking, we are located in a quiet residential setting within a mile of the Dorking town centre & railway station. Many of the bedrooms have the added bonus….

See more

Activities and events

Many fun-filled activities are organised for residents to participate, including outside entertainers visiting on a regular basis.  Our activities co-ordinator ensure the residents are stimulated and engaged…

See more

Review from M C (Cousin of Resident) published on 24 December 2019

I needed to find a home for my relative who needed nursing care. I was given a list by the council and Downsvale was one of them. Of the homes I visited Downsvale was the best and had a great atmosphere. My relative has been very happy there, all the staff are kind and treat him with respect. He was
lonely living by himself - now he has friends.

M C (Cousin of Resident)

Downsvale
4
2020-03-13T12:09:03+00:00

M C (Cousin of Resident)

I needed to find a home for my relative who needed nursing care. I was given a list by the council and Downsvale was one of them. Of the homes I visited Downsvale was the best and had a great atmosphere. My relative has been very happy there, all the staff are kind and treat him with respect. He was lonely living by himself - now he has friends.
1
Downsvale

Review from James B (Husband of Resident) published on 23 February 2020

My wife has been a resident at Downsvale Nursing Home for several months. The dedication and care of the staff is excellent. I have found the carers so good-humoured and friendly to visitors and relatives as well as admiring their focus on individual care as all residents have different needs. There  is a very happy atmosphere at Downsvale and the residents are kept stimulated with art, quizzes, conversation, TV and music. Recently there was a young entertainer who came to provide a singsong for the residents. He involved all the residents individually and even got my wife to sing! His manner was just what dementia residents needed and I am sure we will see him again. Above all, I know my wife is safe and happy because I ask her often. She replies, “yes really happy in this place” So, what more could I want?

James B

Downsvale
5
2020-03-13T12:08:27+00:00

James B

My wife has been a resident at Downsvale Nursing Home for several months. The dedication and care of the staff is excellent. I have found the carers so good-humoured and friendly to visitors and relatives as well as admiring their focus on individual care as all residents have different needs. There  is a very happy atmosphere at Downsvale and the residents are kept stimulated with art, quizzes, conversation, TV and music. Recently there was a young entertainer who came to provide a singsong for the residents. He involved all the residents individually and even got my wife to sing! His manner was just what dementia residents needed and I am sure we will see him again. Above all, I know my wife is safe and happy because I ask her often. She replies, “yes really happy in this place” So, what more could I want?
1
Downsvale

Review from M C (Son of Resident) published on 20 November 2019

I have found all the staff to be thoughtful, caring, patient and knowledgeable. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and they are interested in respectful care for their residents. The summer garden fete was really good too. The rooms are clean and the food gets eaten.

M C (Son of Resident)

Downsvale
5
2020-03-13T13:09:07+00:00

M C (Son of Resident)

I have found all the staff to be thoughtful, caring, patient and knowledgeable. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and they are interested in respectful care for their residents. The summer garden fete was really good too. The rooms are clean and the food gets eaten.
1
Downsvale

Review from S R (Daughter of Resident) published on 5 November 2019

We are very happy with Downsvale Nursing Home. My mother is well cared for by the friendly and professional staff. The home has a cosy, welcoming feel to it.

S R (Daughter of Resident)

Downsvale
4
2020-03-13T13:11:00+00:00

S R (Daughter of Resident)

We are very happy with Downsvale Nursing Home. My mother is well cared for by the friendly and professional staff. The home has a cosy, welcoming feel to it.
1
Downsvale

Review from J B (Husband of Resident) published on 4 November 2019

From the moment my wife was admitted into the care home it was clear why Downsvale has a strong reputation for excellent nursing care. The staff go out of their way to ensure residents are happy. Their attitude with me is one of real friendship and a commitment to make my wife safe and feeling comfortable
in her new surroundings. Because she was moved from another care home, via hospital, because she falls and has no mobility. Downsvale took special measures to ensure her safety, constantly monitoring her situation. My wife is settling in well because of dedicated staff.

 J B (Husband of Resident) 

Downsvale
5
2020-03-13T13:43:57+00:00

 J B (Husband of Resident) 

From the moment my wife was admitted into the care home it was clear why Downsvale has a strong reputation for excellent nursing care. The staff go out of their way to ensure residents are happy. Their attitude with me is one of real friendship and a commitment to make my wife safe and feeling comfortable in her new surroundings. Because she was moved from another care home, via hospital, because she falls and has no mobility. Downsvale took special measures to ensure her safety, constantly monitoring her situation. My wife is settling in well because of dedicated staff.
1
Downsvale

Review from Jean L (Sister of Resident) published on 14 October 2019

I have found Downsvale suitable for my brother, who is happy and satisfied.

Jean L

Downsvale
4
2020-03-13T13:46:07+00:00

Jean L

I have found Downsvale suitable for my brother, who is happy and satisfied.
1
Downsvale

Review from J G (Nephew of Resident) published on 18 July 2019

We were fortunate that our uncle was able to spend the last few weeks of his life at Downsvale Nursing Home, despite not living in the area. We were always greeted by the same friendly staff who all got to know our uncle and were able to give us any information we required about the things he had done
each day. We knew when we first saw Downsvale that this would be a homely place and all of the staff were very caring and interested in him. Thank you Downsvale.

J G (Nephew of Resident) 

Downsvale
5
2020-03-13T14:02:24+00:00

J G (Nephew of Resident) 

We were fortunate that our uncle was able to spend the last few weeks of his life at Downsvale Nursing Home, despite not living in the area. We were always greeted by the same friendly staff who all got to know our uncle and were able to give us any information we required about the things he had done each day. We knew when we first saw Downsvale that this would be a homely place and all of the staff were very caring and interested in him. Thank you Downsvale.
1
Downsvale