Cary Brook is a well-established residential home with many years’ experience in providing care to older people living with dementia.
We are located in the popular market town of Castle Cary, close to shops and local amenities. Our home provides a warm and friendly environment, especially adapted to ensure the safety and security of all our residents.
All rooms at Cary Brook are furnished to a high standard. Accommodation consists of single bedrooms and our residents are encouraged to bring their own possessions to add that finishing touch; all are fitted with a nurse call system. Most bedrooms are located on the first floor and lift access is available. The environment is comfortable and welcoming and there is an attractive enclosed garden and patio area.
Here, at Cary Brook, we provide safety and security for residents living with dementia. Our home has been designed to provide our residents with the freedom to live as independent lives as possible within the security and support of the home. Our staff are specifically trained in this specialised care, so they understand the needs of our residents and can support them accordingly.
We have an activities co-ordinator who organises a variety of activities for residents to take part in. We provide a daily activities programme and have visiting entertainers. There are organised minibus outings throughout the year to local places of interest, the coast, the theatre and other days out.
We have IT facilities available for all to use including Wi-Fi and Skype, which can be used to maintain contact with friends and relatives who may not live locally. Our staff team are always happy to help anyone wanting to use these services.
At Cary Brook, we benefit from our own kitchen and catering staff, with all meals prepared daily on the premises and our menus change with the seasons. Individual dietary needs and nutritional requirements, as well as special occasions, are catered for and family members are welcome to join us for meals.
Our hardworking and conscientious team of qualified care and housekeeping staff are employed at Cary Brook to provide 24 hour care. All Somerset Care staff receive full induction and ongoing training, especially in dementia care, to ensure that we provide the best possible service; most have achieved (or are working towards) an NVQ (QCF) qualification, ensuring that we keep up-to-date with the latest recommended practices. Our commitment to training and investment in our staff has led to us being awarded the prestigious Investor in People (IIP) award.
Gold Standards Framework Award
Cary Brook has been awarded Platinum status in the Gold Standards Framework for their support given to people nearing end of life. The award is presented to care homes that can identify people who need this special care at this time of their life, assessing what they need and planning their care and support in conjunction with them, their families and carers. When you or someone you love are nearing the end of your life you deserve the best possible standard of care, which means high quality, reliable and consistent support.
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Come and visit Cary Brook; we will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.