Kingsmill Road
BH17 8RQ


Tel: 01202 501750


Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite, Residential.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Not Yet Rated
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Meet The Manager

Maggie Tomlin is Home Manager at Oakdale.

Originally from Scotland, Maggie has extensive managerial experience in nursing, residential and dementia elderly care and she has worked in health care management for over 22 years. 

Prior to being a Home Manager, she travelled extensively with her husband who was in the Royal Air Force.  On leaving the Royal Air Force Maggie and her husband settled in Dorset due to their love of sailing.

Maggie has a little West Highland Terrier called Geordie, who is 16 years old.  Geordie visits the home regularly, which the residents love.

She is passionate about providing excellent standards of care and ensuring that the Oakdale care home is a welcome safe haven for all the residents to live their lives to the full.

Maggie Tomlin

Oakdale is the latest addition to the Encore Care Home family. This beautiful, purpose-built home offers* residential, nursing and dementia care to 84 residents. Oakdale lies just a few minutes’ drive from Poole town centre and Canford Heath. It is situated close to local amenities and recreational outlets and is easily accessible via the A35 and the A3049.

We understand that choosing a care home can be a difficult decision, but we are here to support you every step of the way. The team at Oakdale supports residents to continue to enjoy life, make new friends, continue with old hobbies and even try some new ones!

Whether you or a loved one require long term care or a respite stay, we offer care tailored to each person, delivered by dedicated healthcare professionals, recruited not only for their experience but also their compassionate natures.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Elderly Frail.
Respite Care Yes
Our Building and Facilities

Purpose-built, everything about Oakdale has been designed with care-giving in mind to ensure the absolute comfort and dignity for our residents; as well as efficient, modern facilities to enable our staff to provide the very best care.

Our purpose at Encore is to enrich the lives of residents by offering a place of safety, care and companionship.

No two people are the same and our distinctive and responsive individual care plans reflect the outstanding personalised care that Encore gives its residents.

Encore provides exceptional expert care across all of our homes – in all five types of senior care needs; dementia, nursing, residential, respite and palliative care.

Environments full of light and space are health-giving. As such, the home’s architecture has been designed to enhance residents’ wellbeing. Its spacious communal areas, large floor-to-ceiling windows and verandas ensure the home is flooded with natural light.

Oakdale’s airy and bright ambience provides lots of areas for residents to relax or to take part in activities; whether they prefer to spend time with friends in the living rooms or find a cosy corner on their own for some quiet time.

The shared areas are spacious with plenty of opportunity for residents to spend time on the patio balconies whilst enjoying some sunshine and birdsong. Residents can choose to sit outside and enjoy the woodland views, or alternatively, on the other side of the home, they can enjoy a spot of people-watching and take in the hustle and bustle outside.

Each floor has its own dining room and kitchenette. The kitchen and dining areas are beautifully fitted. Families can catch up over a cup of tea in the kitchen areas, or in the private dining rooms.

The home’s salon ensures residents feel like a million dollars. The living rooms include comfy chairs where residents can relax in company, or they can choose to sit in more snug areas of the home if residents would prefer some quiet time.

The landscaped garden offers a beautiful and peaceful place to relax. The raised flower beds and vegetable patch are ideal for any green-fingered residents who would like to help to tend.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms, Bistro.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Hairdressers, Assisted Bathroom, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Vegetable Plot, Seating.

Oakdale brochure.pdf

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The utmost care and attention has been spent on each detail to make Oakdale feel welcoming. The bedrooms are generously oversized to provide residents with an airy, spacious and bright place to relax. Additionally, every bedroom features a private en suite wet-room.

You are welcome to bring favourite furniture pieces, photos and pictures to personalise your own bedroom so that you feel settled and comfortable.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 84
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 84

Type Of Room
Single Room.

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

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

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Our family of care staff and support staff are all experts in their field. Together, we are dedicated in making every person feel special. We believe in embracing the spontaneity of each moment and enjoying every occasion.

Our highly qualified, dedicated care teams are specialists in each area of elderly care.

We cater for people’s individual character and preferences as well as their changing needs – physically, mentally and emotionally. We can help individuals stay as independent as possible, however, we have our own nurses on duty around the clock, so we can also provide support if required, such as administering medications when it gets a little too much.

We carry out a mini “health MOT” every month to keep an eye on residents’ care and health. This includes monitoring blood pressure, weight, nutrition and hydration intake and just as importantly, how they are feeling through a wellbeing profile.

Our Carers
Megan Best
Megan Best
Home Relations Manager

Megan has previous experience in property management, but her background is within the care industry; supporting residents in care homes and their own homes as a healthcare assistant for two years. Megan combined her experience of the property and care industries to take on the role of Home Relations Manager within care homes, which she has been doing since 2016.

“My first-hand experience of working in care enables me to have a deeper understanding of what new residents and their loved ones are experiencing and looking for. I am extremely passionate about supporting people through what is potentially a very difficult time, to ensure they are choosing a home for themselves or a loved one that they feel is ‘perfect’ for them. Moving into care is about taking the next step to improve wellbeing, stimulation and overall quality of life and it gives me great satisfaction to see residents flourish in this way.”

The Importance Of Meal Times

Traditional, home cooked meals

You are at home. So whether you fancy:

  • A special favourite dinner
  • To eat earlier or later
  • To eat in your room
  • Just a snack
  • Hot or cold food
  • A delicious piece of cake or pastry…

…Then it is never too much trouble!

Oakdale has private dining rooms, so that relatives and friends can have a family meal together with their loved one, just as they always have done. The relaxed communal dining rooms are bright and airy and a lovely space to socialise with other residents at dinner.

Healthy, appetising meals are such an important part of every day.

It’s imperative for to us to ensure that you not only have freshly cooked nutritional meals everyday but that the menus are continually varied.  Our professional chefs strive to create appetising, good looking dishes that you enjoy.  If your favourite dinner is homemade Cottage Pie (but it has to have a cheesy mash potato top, just like you used to make yourself), then our chefs will make it for you!

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

We have a dedicated Wellbeing Team to create fantastic and engaging weekly programmes of activities that are tailored to your interests and preferences. We arrange trips out locally as well as arranging a wide range of activities in the home, including entertainers that we invite into the home; such as singers, dancers, musicians and aerobic movement instructors.

We strive to fulfill our strapline of “Making everyday extraordinary” for residents by listening to them and learning about them so that we can find thoughtful and imaginative ways to connect with every person. Whether you are an animal-lover, a keen gardener, a musician, or you enjoy arts and crafts. Maybe there is a past hobby you would like to do again, such as painting? Or perhaps you simply take pleasure in a nice cup of tea and a good chat…

We are devoted to bringing a smile to your face every day, whatever it takes.

Our doors are always open. At Encore homes we hold regular events that welcome the local community into the home, such as Open Days, charity events and themed celebrations.

At Encore, we enjoy working with the community and for the community. We have great links with the local schools and groups, who often visit to entertain and engage with our residents.

We strive to be a dementia resource for the community. As such, we run many free dementia awareness events for the relatives and friends of our residents; local healthcare professionals; and the communities in which we are situated.

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Activities At Home
Music, Singing, Painting, Gardening, Quiz Games, Crafts, Board Games, Exercise Class, Word Games, Excursions, Dancing, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Kingsmill Road
BH17 8RQ

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Bus Stop nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Shops, Restaurant, Park, Pub.

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