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Dovedale Court

Dovedale Avenue, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3WQ


  • Good

    Regulator's rating

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  • No rooms this week

    Current availability

  • 32 beds

    Maximum occupancy

  • 1998

    Date opened

Owner's description

Dovedale Court is residential care home located in Ingol, a quiet and delightful suburb of Preston.

Key to the success of the service at Dovedale Court is our top quality staff, who provide 24-hour care, including nursing care, to the lovely ladie…

Dovedale Court is residential care home located in Ingol, a quiet and delightful suburb of Preston.

Key to the success of the service at Dovedale Court is our top quality staff, who provide 24-hour care, including nursing care, to the lovely ladies and gentlemen living with us. We also take great pride in the high standard of our hospitality, food and environment.

Dovedale has a dedicated Memory Lane Community that provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines: the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us at Dovedale.

We have created a home-like feel where the environment has been appropriately adapted to meet the needs of the ladies and gentlemen we support. The environment includes memory boxes, carefully designed corridors and interior decoration, special crockery, tableware and kitchens, alongside enclosed sensory gardens with low risk walkways. Staff undertake specialist dementia care training via Barchester’s Dementia Care Programme. Staff also regularly attend and participate in Dementia Care Forums, ensuring that we are delivering quality care based on best practice.

We ensure that the ladies and gentlemen we support us feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full rather than simply existing.

Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult. In partnership with Dementia Care Matters, Barchester Healthcare produced a guide which may assist you - 'Choosing a dementia care home - what's important'. Many people find it really helpful.

The Tesseyman Suite is our dedicated Dementia Unit here at Dovedale Court. Please click here for more information.

Alternatively why not pop in to Dovedale to pick up a copy? Perhaps over a cup of coffee we can talk about your own individual needs and discuss how Dovedale Court may be able to help.

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

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Types of care provided

  • Residential care

    Accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication.

  • Nursing care

    Medical care from a qualified nurse, and treatment for residents with illness or injuries.

  • Dementia care

    Specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

Services and specialisms

  • Caring for adults over 65 yrs
  • Caring for adults under 65 yrs
  • Dementia

Care home features

  • 32 beds
  • 32 en-suite rooms
  • Opened in 1998

Manager's quote

I have worked in the care sector for over 20 years, working my way up from a Carer all the way to General Manager, and I have managed care homes since 2010.

I'm an RMN and extremely passionate about elderly care – especially those living with dementia. I am a hands-on manager, promoting and expecting high standards of care for those we support.

I'm approachable and always have time to chat with residents, staff and visitors.

Rachael Watson

Care home manager


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Funding for care in England

If your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care.

To qualify, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.

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Regulator's inspection rating

Overall Good

Last inspection

05 Oct 2017

Well led
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Frequently asked questions

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