The Old Downs Residential Care Centre is a beautiful period building originating in the 1800’s.

The Home offers outstanding residential care to elderly people with a diagnosis of Dementia.

While the Home boasts modern amenities, it retains many of its original features and characters.

The Home offers a stimulating yet calming environment to match the needs of the residents. There are 41 single rooms – some with en-suite facilities. Other amenities include one dining room, a large conservatory area with additional dining facilities, three lounges on the ground level, two lounges on the first floor, an onsite Hair Salon, a secure coffee terrace and beautiful, secure gardens.

The Old Downs is staffed by a dedicated and highly skilled team of carers. Activities staff also work hard to ensure there is something for everyone and all are invited to join in. Residents also enjoy celebrating special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Regardless of capability, they offer something for everyone – even if it’s just a chat and holding hands – the focus is on interaction at all levels.

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Last CQC report update September 16, 2017 • Listing updated April 24, 2019


Number of beds: 41

Location Type: , ,

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Residents may bring: Own furniture
Own decoration
Rooms have: Phone point
TV point
Number of lounges or seating areas:5
Lifts *: Full lift
Wheelchair access *: To all floors
Outdoors *: Secure garden
Seating area
Pets: Pets accepted
Decision making: Residents’ committee
Relatives’ committee
Smoking *: Smokers not accepted
Meals: Meals are Flexible
Meals can be taken in own room
There is a choice of menu
Residents assist in planning meals
Meals are prepared in the home
Snacks are available at any time
Vegetarians are catered for
Special diets are accommodated for
Family and friends: Can usually accommodate visitors
Visitors welcome at any time
Culture & Religion
Special requirements addressed?: Religious
Languages spoken:English, French, Malayalam, Romanian and Sign Language.
Available activities: Entertainment in the home
Regular activities programme
Location type *:Semi rural
Registration & Specialisms
Care only beds:41
Care specialisms:Dementia Care End of Life Care Residential Care Respite Care, Short Breaks and Day Care
Care for people who need: Minimal help
Moderate help
Can usually accept people with: Visual impairment
Urinary incontinence
Faecal incontinence
Moderate memory problems
Severe memory problems
Services / Care offered: Dementia
Elderly care