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Compare Care Homes In Dorset

Search and compare care homes in or near Dorset.

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ResidentialDementiaRespite
From £1,500 per week85 BedsAll EnsuiteDorchester, DT2 9FNCountry Court
CQC Rating Good
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ResidentialRespite
From £1,311 per week61 BedsAll EnsuiteSturminster Newton, DT10 1FFColten Care
CQC Rating Good
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ResidentialNursingDementiaRespite
From £1,500 per week40 BedsAll EnsuiteDorchester, DT1 1AQLifeCare Residences
CQC Rating Good
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ResidentialDementiaRespite
From £1,195 per week66 BedsAll EnsuiteDorchester, DT1 2NJCare South
CQC Rating Good
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ResidentialNursingDementiaRespite
From £1,450 per week67 BedsAll EnsuitePoole, BH16 5NJHamberley Care Homes
CQC Rating Outstanding
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ResidentialNursingDementiaRespite
From £1,375 per week68 Beds97% EnsuiteBroadstone, BH18 8BEBupa
CQC Rating Good
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ResidentialNursingDementiaRespite
From £1,493 per week80 BedsAll EnsuiteBroadstone, BH18 8ESCare UK
CQC Rating Good
Care available
ResidentialDementiaRespite
From £1,300 per week68 BedsAll EnsuitePoole, BH15 4HYBarchester Healthcare
CQC Rating Good
Care available
ResidentialDementiaRespite
From £1,400 per week64 BedsAll EnsuiteSherborne, DT9 6EXBarchester Healthcare
CQC Rating Good
Care available
ResidentialDementiaRespite
From £1,095 per week52 BedsPoole, BH15 4HLCare South

Average care home costs in Dorset

Average cost of residential care

£1,300per week

Average cost of nursing care

£1,363per week

Average cost of dementia care

£1,289per week

Average cost of nursing & dementia care

£1,320per week

Dorset's Care Regulator:

Care Quality Commission

Frequently asked questions

Here is some further information about care homes in Dorset.

How many care homes are there in Dorset?

We have 89 care homes in Dorset. All our homes have been hand-picked by our team of care experts based on a number of factors, including the quality of care and the home's culture.

What is the average cost of care in Dorset?

Care home costs vary significantly across the country. If you're looking for a care home in Dorset, the average cost of care is £1,211. You may be eligible for care home funding - you can check through a care needs assessment.

Are all care homes in Dorset regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)?

Yes, every Dorset care home has been given a rating by England's Care Quality Commission (CQC).

How many nursing homes are there in Dorset?

We have 22 in Dorset that provide specialist, 24/7 support. All of our nursing care homes offer personalised support for anyone who has a medical condition or disability that requires round-the-clock care from registered nurses in a home-from-home environment.

How many Dorset care homes offer residential care?

We have 32 care homes in Dorset that offer residential care, which provides support and care for those who may find it difficult to live independently. Our residential care homes provide support for everyday tasks, including washing, mobility, and dressing.

What care homes in Dorset offer dementia care?

We have 28 Dorset care homes that provide round-the-clock dementia care. Those with dementia will need more care as the condition progresses, and specialist dementia care homes can provide the level of support they need.

We've rounded up the best Alzheimer's care homes across the UK - they've been handpicked by our team of care experts for their specialised care, round-the-clock support and comforting environments.

What Dorset care homes offer respite care?

If you're looking for temporary respite care, we have 34 care homes in Dorset that provide short-term stays.

Respite care homes provide relief for caregivers, offering a few weeks of support in a care home for a loved one while you recuperate. We've rounded up the best respite care homes in the UK to ease your care search.

Are there any care homes in Dorset that offer end-of-life or palliative care?

30 Dorset care homes provide palliative care for your loved one. A palliative care home aims to provide the highest level of support and comfort to every resident. End-of-life care can be an emotional experience for everyone, so our care experts will support you at every step.

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Lottie's guide to care in Dorset

  • Overview

Welcome to Dorset

Dorset is packed full of amazing attractions and provides one of the UK’s very best settings for an elderly care seeker to live in. Dorset contains some of South West England’s most popular care homes.

Finding a care home shouldn’t feel overwhelming or stressful, which is why you can use our directory to easily compare care homes in Dorset. You can use our detailed home listings to find out things like overall care home costs and the different types of care available.

We also list the facilities and activities available in our homes. Many of these fun activities are put on by a dedicated activity coordinator or lifestyle team, while all staff will have the latest training.

Many of our Dorset care homes can be found in idyllic parts of the county such as Weymouth, Bournemouth and Dorchester. Your loved one will also be able to check out popular attractions like Durdle Door and Portland Bill.

Dorset contains some of the best care homes in the UK, including residential care homes, and dementia care homes - both of which provide friendly, round-the-clock support and personal care to people living in them. If your loved one requires support from a registered nurse, this can be provided in a nursing care home.