Aranlaw House Care Home

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,600.00
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Nicola Harris is Manager at Aranlaw House Care Home.

Aranlaw House is a leading specialist dementia care home in Dorset, located just a short stroll away from the stunning beach in Westbourne. It’s been thoughtfully adapted to provide exceptional levels of care for people living with advanced dementia. The latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection awarded Aranlaw House an ‘Outstanding’ rating, cementing its position as one of the top dementia care homes in the area.

The interior design at Aranlaw House has been carefully crafted to facilitate independence for those living with dementia, aiding our team in providing the best possible care. We believe that creating an environment that promotes autonomy and dignity can positively impact our residents’ quality of life, no matter the stage of dementia they’re at.

Our focus on personalised care allows us to create a nurturing atmosphere where residents can feel comfortable and at home. Our team has a ‘nothing is ever too much’ attitude, keeping the sense of wellbeing at Aranlaw House at a consistently high level.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, Daily Respite Care, Emergency Care, End of Life, High Dependency, Palliative, Personal care, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter.
Nursing Specialisms Depression, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia (EMI).
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

We are working within the government guidelines to help protect our staff and clients.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

Our home spans across three floors, each with its own communal and dining areas where our residents can gather to socialise and enjoy delicious meals. Our communal areas are decorated with calming colours to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

We’ve also placed cameras in communal areas and corridors to keep a watchful eye on our residents' movements and assist them if necessary.

Thanks to our enviable location, our residents can take a walk down to the seafront to take in the beautiful views of the Dorset coastline with the assistance of our dedicated care staff. Even better? Our home is conveniently located on a regular bus route, so it’s a breeze for visiting loved ones to get to!

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Bar / Pub, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Private Garden(s), Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Our Photos


Aranlaw House is specifically designed for people with both advanced and less advanced dementia. With 46 luxury ensuite rooms, all accessible by lift, each person has their own private space to retreat to when needed.

Our walls are painted with colourful murals that serve as memory triggers for our residents and help them to find their way around the house. Our brightly coloured bedroom doors are also decorated with each person's name and picture, making it easy for them to recognise their room.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 47
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 46
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Wet Rooms.

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Balcony, Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Safe, Secure Access, Wifi.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £2,500.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Region South West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)

The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu has been verified by a registered nutritional therapist or dietitian.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley

Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

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Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a Restaurant

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.

Pink tick icon Staff also dine themselves with the residents they support.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.

Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.

Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.

Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.

Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

We believe that an active and fulfilling lifestyle is essential to a happy life, and we strive to make that a reality for all our residents.

In the evenings, our residents can participate in fun activities such as bingo, scrabble, baking, and poetry sessions. We also organise regular outings to new and exciting destinations. Whether it's a leisurely stroll through the picturesque New Forest or a visit to a local theatre or art gallery, there's always a new adventure waiting to be experienced.

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping.
go green logo

The Go Green badge is designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare a care home’s sustainability and green practices.

The below statements are changes that the care provider has acknowledged they have implemented towards a more sustainable future.

The operation, maintenance, and repair of a property

safe-tick Do you use LED light bulbs? Yes
safe-tick Are your windows double glazed? Yes
safe-tick Do you use motion sensors? Yes
safe-tick Is your boiler less than 15 years old? Yes
safe-tick Do you have an EPC rating? Yes
safe-tick Do you use eco-friendly cleaning products? Yes

The sourcing of goods and the landfill/recycling journey

safe-tick Do you monitor your waste? Yes
safe-tick Do you train your team on recycling practices? Yes
safe-tick Do you have systems for recycling throughout the home? Yes

Energy reduction and renewable energy usage

safe-tick Do you measure your energy consumption? Yes
safe-tick Is your boiler less than 15 years old? Yes

Using digital rather than paper based processes

safe-tick Do you use digital payslips? Yes
safe-tick Do you use online rotas? Yes
safe-tick Do you use digital care plans? Yes

In-home and community projects that protect the environment

safe-tick Do you compost? Yes

26 Tower Road
BH13 6HZ

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Outstanding
Safe Outstanding
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Outstanding
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Outstanding
Inspection Reports
Last rated 29th February 2020
Registration Date 2nd November 2022
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Church, Golf Club, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Aranlaw House Care Home

Aranlaw House Care Home was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in February 2020.
Aranlaw House Care Home provides Residential, Dementia and Respite care.
Aranlaw House Care Home has 47 rooms.
Prices for Aranlaw House Care Home start from £1,600.00 per week.
Aranlaw House Care Home is owned by Luxury Care.
Yes. Aranlaw House Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Aranlaw House Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Aranlaw House Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Aranlaw House Care Home comes under Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Aranlaw House Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Aranlaw House Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Nicola Harris is the manager of Aranlaw House Care Home.

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