Quirky and charming
Specialising in residential support for the elderly, The Malthouse is a traditional building with a quirky and charming interior set in beautiful grounds with a courtyard and a private rear garden. Inside the home is a warm and homely atmosphere, and you’ll be greeted by a care team who pride themselves on friendliness and caring.
Nurse/carer call system
Garden visiting pod
Specialist equipment available
Specialist dietary needs catered for
Life at The Malthouse for residents is made as fun, fulfilling and comfortable as possible. The home is built on reputation from inside and outside the local community – the immense commitment and strength from a long-standing team of dedicated staff hugely contributes to the home’s success.
The Malthouse is one of the most highly regarded care homes in Dorset and has been awarded a Gold Standards Framework (GSF) accreditation for its standards of care. Independent living is also available at the home in The Stables and The Lodges which are within the same grounds as the home
Daily activities and entertainment are a core part of our quality care at The Malthouse. We offer a range of activities that are person centred and based on our residents’ individual needs. We encourage residents to continue pursuing their favourite hobbies and pastimes or to try out something new entirely.
Our small people carrier is great for taking residents on regular excursions to local places of interest. We’re also passionate about keeping our homes and residents at the heart of the local community, working closely with community groups, schools and other community connections to keep residents involved in local activities.
Some of our regular activities include:
- Knitting club
- Art club
- Flower arranging
- Cooking sessions
- Art and craft
- Music from local entertainers
- Regular outings
- Gardening club
- Keep fit
Dining is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents, not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but we believe residents should be able to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.
We pride ourselves on good traditional home cooking and we can cater for any diet. Our kitchen team engage with our residents on a daily basis to measure food satisfaction and we hold regular resident meetings where meals and menus are always the first item to be discussed. Our menus are rotated every season and we constantly review them.
Our catering team prides itself on producing food of the highest quality, using local suppliers to create fresh, homemade dishes each day.
The Malthouse is situated within walking distance of the pretty, quaint town centre of Gillingham. Many beautiful locations are within easy reach such as Stourhead Gardens, Pythouse walled gardens and Shaftesbury, where you can visit Goldhill famous for the Hovis advert, and admire the stunning views across the Blackmore vale.
The health and wellness of our residents is very important and we work closely in partnership with local health and wellness professionals to ensure every resident is able to lead a full and enriched life. We welcome visiting professionals such as GPs, chiropodists, opticians and can arrange visits to other professionals if and when it may be required.
Our visiting pod in the garden, with its two entrance points, protective Perspex screens, intercom system and a nurse call button, allows us to safely facilitate visits from friends and relatives when our infection control procedures prevent us from welcoming visitors into the home itself.
Arranged over three floors, our bedrooms can be personalised to make them a real home-from-home, and residents are able to enjoy our beautifully landscaped gardens for relaxing, socialising and entertaining.
All our 33 bedrooms are provided ready-furnished with the essentials for instant comfort, and we happily encourage our residents to bring their own treasured furnishings and belongings if they would like to do so.
Amongst our range of well-equipped areas and facilities, there’s always space for quiet contemplation, or for enjoying the company of kindred spirits, and for relishing in interests and pursuits.
Independent living accommodation is also available at The Malthouse in The Stables and The Lodges.
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Make a quick enquiry about care at The Malthouse
Our friendly advisors are here to answer any questions you may have about residential care. Call us on 01206 646646 for a no obligation chat or use our simple enquiry form to request a call back from one of the team.