The Mellowes Care Home

Common Mead Lane
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 4RE

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Tel: 0808 115 9404

Care Provider: Bupa Care Homes (CFChomes) Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Maureen Vickery is General Manager at The Mellowes Care Home.

A comfortable, caring home in a quiet spot

The Mellowes has a lovely domestic feel. It’s an ideal place to stay whether you’re looking for respite or a welcoming place in which to start a new chapter in life.

On the edge of Gillingham, surrounded by open fields

A handsome building in period style, with a large wraparound garden and two courtyard gardens – ideal for a short stroll and a glass of sherry before sitting down to a tasty lunch with new friends.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Palliative, Rehabilitation, Convalesence.
Disability Support Physically Frail.
Medication By Mouth.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

The Mellowes is a handsome building in period style, with a large wraparound garden and two courtyard gardens – ideal for a short stroll and a glass of sherry before sitting down to a tasty lunch with new friends.


Pleasant gardens where you’re welcome to roll your sleeves up:

The large garden has brightly painted garden furniture and a pergola, residents are welcome to do gardening.

A bright and airy dining room:

We provide good and varied food and smartly set tables often with fresh flowers. Visitors are always welcome to come for a meal.

We have two comfy lounges, a cafe and a piano.  


How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, GP, Optician, Hairdressers.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating, Communal Patio.

Brochures
quick-look-guide-care-home bupa.pdf

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Description

All of our rooms are en-suite and many rooms have views over gardens or fields.  Some of our rooms are suitable for couples.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 45

Type Of Room
Single Room, Double Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point, Internet Access.

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Description

When a new resident arrives they’ll be met by their key carer, who’ll give them a guided tour of their new home. They’ll also tell them about meal times, activities and introduce them to some of the other residents and members of staff.

When a new resident joins us, we make getting to know them and their relatives a top priority. This helps us to build a picture of how they’d like to be supported day-to-day, so we can create a personalised care plan.


The Importance Of Meal Times

Fresh, healthy food

Mealtimes are an important part of daily life in our homes. Our chefs carefully select a different menu for each day of the week, making sure our residents enjoy a variety of our home cooked dishes.

Our chefs always use fresh ingredients to prepare delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals throughout the day and night.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

There’s no typical day at The Mellowes, but we arrange plenty to do, both here at the home as well as out and about.

Clubs and groups for special interests:

Our home has an art club, pottery, Knit and Natter sessions, and we set up a gentleman’s clubon our residents' request.

Fun ways to stay mobile and active:

Our gardening club and gentle exercise classes make sure there is always a way for residents to keep healthy.

Connected to the local community:

We regularly take residents out for lunch at the garden centre and get visits from the local Brownies and primary school children.


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Activities At Home
Gardening, Pet Therapy, Board Games, Exercise Class, Crosswords, Word Games, Excursions, Knitting / Embroidery, Card Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Garden Centre.

Common Mead Lane
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 4RE

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/26b9ad94-fd97-4faa-9ca1-65c69fb3534c
Report Published 6th January 2018
Registration Date 25th November 2010
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby, Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Shops, Restaurant, Garden Centre, Pub.

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