Branksome Heights is a leading care home near Bournemouth delivering excellent person centred care.
We provide the following key services:
- Nursing care
- Dementia Care
- Residential Care
- Respite Care
You can find out more about these services and the unique way in which we deliver care at all our Kingsley homes by visiting the following pages:
Types of care
You will find information regarding a variety of services that we offer within Kingsley care homes.
Care Advice & support
A collection of jargon-free useful information, advice and tips created to help you and your family understand the different types of care and care requirements, funding for care and other concerns relating to care for the elderly.
The Kingsley Way
Take a look at our award-winning unique approach to care and see how we make a difference to the people we care for.
Do not worry if you cannot find what you are looking for; you can contact the home by telephone or email. We will be more than happy to help you with any question that you may have regarding care for the elderly.
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All 46 bedrooms have en-suite showers and toilets. Careful thought has gone into the décor to combine top class hotel comfort with a homely feel. Rooms have also been designed for the needs of people living with dementia.
Our home has every facility to enhance your life, including generous sized bedrooms, spacious communal living areas, a landscaped garden and relaxed sun terrace.
Activities are a big part of life at Branksome Heights and as well as a varied programme put on by our activities co-ordinator, residents will enjoy regular trips out.
A diagnosis of dementia brings with it a very difficult and confusing time for the individual and their loved ones, and it is only natural to feel anxious about moving somewhere new. At Branksome Heights we ensure that the transition into our care is carefully assessed and managed in order to minimise upset to all concerned.
Residents who are experiencing memory loss benefit from our enlightened approach to dementia care, which stimulates, supports and comforts in a safe and homely environment. We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for these residents, and we achieve this through our ‘Wings’ (Welcome, Individuality, Nurturing, Guidance, Sensitivity) philosophy of care. This award-winning approach is nationally recognized and our bespoke training programme is designed to ensure that the person with dementia is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s a friendly face, a warm smile or taking time to listen, making a positive difference to someone’s day is what makes our world go round.
As with all Kingsley homes, there are regular visits from hairdressers, chiropodists and holistic therapists. There is also an active entertainment programme for those who wish to participate, which includes a film club, yoga sessions, music afternoons, craft, trips out and visiting professional entertainers. These activities are offered on a one to one or a group basis.
We place great importance on the lives our residents have led before coming to us. We spend time with them and family members to find out about their tastes, history, hobbies and interests. We see family and friends as our partners in caring for the individual and we welcome feedback and suggestions at all times. The information shared helps us to create individual care plans that are crucial in providing the best care and help us get to know the individual. Residents are helped to achieve their aims by taking part in meetings, surveys and one-to-one sessions.
The home is continually committed to specialist training, which enables staff to help individuals express their needs and maintain a high level of independence, self-worth and well-being.
We welcome and encourage our residents to make their rooms as homely and personalised as possible. By furnishing the room with their own belongings they create a space in which they can feel safe and happy. Paintings, a favourite ornament and plenty of family photographs can all be of comfort and will help if a resident feels unsettled.
We encourage all our residents to live as healthily as possible, to help them have long and pleasant lives. We encourage appropriate exercise, keeping minds active and eating nutritious food, and our healthy, balanced meals are made from scratch using only the best, locally sourced ingredients. We understand that people’s tastes and habits are different, and we ensure that the varied menu includes a selection of nutritious delights and individuals’ favourites.
Each Kingsley care home is unique but all have a set of highly respected and award-winning features embedded within the culture. Our daily emphasis is on the care that our residents need, whether that is physical, emotional or spiritual.
“Thank you for your kindness and loving care given to our mum. Life has been hard for her but during her stay with you, no longer is she lonely.” – A testimonial from a Kingsley resident’s relative
Take a look at our truly person-centred approach to care.
The highest standard of Dementia Care.
Big or small, whatever your concern may be, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time regarding any care matter. We will be happy to help you find the right care and the necessary support that you may require.
Branksome Heights is in a sought after area of Bournemouth with good access to the town centre, seafront and Bournemouth Upper Gardens.
As well as designing a home for people who demand both comfort and style, we have given just as much thought to landscaping and residents will love our garden and sun terrace.
We celebrate all the usual annual festivities, national holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and unique special occasions and encourage all residents and their families to participate if they wish. We also have an ongoing programme of entertainment, such as an Elvis impersonator and other singers coming regularly, garden parties throughout the year and someone coming in to give hand and foot massages, which the residents love. We also organise trips out to local areas for those able to join us.
A bi-monthly newsletter is published and made available to visitors, but it can also be downloaded from the website. Inside you can read all about the events that have either already taken place or are planned for the future, in which you might like to get involved. It also contains announcements from Kingsley Healthcare, future improvements to the home, recent charity events we have been involved in, photos and much more.
You can subscribe using the form below and have the newsletter emailed to you, which makes it easier to catch up with the latest news and reduces our carbon footprint.
Arts and Crafts from 2 – 4pm..
Memory Book at 1pm onwards...
Garden Games from 2pm – 3:30 pm..
Puzzle afternoon 2pm – 4pm..
Drawing therapy 11am – 12:30 midday..
Gardening (Plant your own seeds) at 1pm..
Name that tune, starting at 2pm..
Flower arranging at 1pm..
Painting workshop at 1pm..
Quiz Time at 3pm..
Card games from 11am..