Riverside Nursing Home

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 People said the staff made them feel safe. People's health and well-being was assessed and documented. 

Riverside Nursing Home

Riverside is home for 39 residents. Rooms are attractively decorated, most are en-suite. Some have French doors leading out to the garden or a safe balcony. All have a television and a telephone point. A fridge, safe and courtesy tray can be provided if desired. Each room is tastefully furnished but residents are encouraged to bring small items of furniture if they wish.


There is a newly refurbished dining room and a beautiful conservatory leading out to the peaceful and pretty garden. The sound of water running into the pond completes the idyllic picture on a warm summer’s evening.

Coronavirus Update

There has been a lot in the media about the Coronavirus and we want to take this opportunity to let you know that we have management plans in place for dealing with this pandemic.

Our residents remain our top priority as do our staff, so we are taking all the necessary precautions advised. We are having daily updates and are following the guidelines set out by the government. We would like to thank you for your continued support and patience with regards to this matter.

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 People said the staff made them feel safe. People's health and well-being was assessed and documented. 

Latest News

Bus Trip - Ringstead

This week’s bus trip involved a very exciting excursion down to the Weymouth and Ringstead coastline!

Added: 15th July 2021

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Thank you so very much for all you did for Mum.  You took such great care of her and we are so grateful to you all.

E, L and C, Relatives

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My husband has been in Riverside Nursing Home in Sherborne for five months now. He took a few weeks to settle down in his new surroundings at first but now has got to know the Staff. The Nurses, Carers, the Chef, all have been so kind, respectful, most of all understanding the needs of not only the residents but their families. Only recently we enjoyed an outing to Weymouth organised by the Activities Co-ordinator. Matron Judith Maidment waved us off as our special coach left Riverside. Thank you all

PW, Wife

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I wanted to thank you and all your staff for the care and kindness you showed my father during his final weeks and days with you.  I can honestly say that it felt that you had all become part of the family.

ED, Daughter

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The kindness you all showed us as a family meant so much in such sad and stressful times.  Thank you

ED, Daughter

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My family and friends will not forget the kindness, caring, love and support you gave to all of us from the minute T arrived at Riverside.

PW, Relative

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Words are never enough sometimes, but the hugs, smiles and laughs worked every time.  In other words 'you cared'.

PW, Relative

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Thank you for arranging such a very enjoyable lunch for D on his 92nd birthday.

DH, Wife

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Please thank all the staff, we will never forget you all for making P's last weeks so comfortable for him and bearable for us.  You are fortunate to have such a wonderful team of caring professionals at Riverside.  We cannot thank you enough.

WS, Relative

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My friend came into Riverside a few weeks before the 1st lockdown in March 2020.
To our great relief, she settled in amazingly quickly and as we were unable to visit, it was a great comfort to see the photos of her happily taking part in activities and looking as if she was thoroughly enjoying herself.
She, unfortunately, caught Covid in January 2021 but was nursed back to health with the greatest compassion and care and the nurses gave us daily reports with regard to her condition.
It is now wonderful to be able to visit again and we are always made to feel welcome whilst observing all the necessary regulations.
A huge thank you to all the fantastic Riverside team who go way beyond the call of duty.

LM, Friend

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Mum moved into Riverside in very difficult circumstances at the start of the pandemic. We have always been so impressed by the care Mum has been given. Mum is poorly, but she has built a friendship with the staff, is very comfortable in her surroundings, is involved, and happy and while I wish she could be at home with my dad, in the circumstances I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather she was. Everyone has also been very kind to my dad in his daily calls to check how mum is doing.

CB, Son

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My wife has been in the home for just over a year. She has been cared for in an exemplary manner, shown kindness, respect and indeed love. I am very satisfied with the whole experience. Well done Riverside.

JC, Husband

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My husband has been looked after by this home in an excellent way. He has been difficult in the past but they have coped with him very well. The carers are very caring and think a lot of the residents. It is a homely atmosphere and I am so grateful my husband was placed here when I was unable to cope.

SM, Wife

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This year I was able to see Mum on her birthday. She was given a cake and present. Last year I only spoke to her on the phone. She was very happy and I would like to thank all the staff.

SH, Daughter

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I cant believe how happy my mum is here. It took a few weeks for her to settle but she is happy now. My mum always said "never ever put me in a home", when the time came I was weighed down with guilt. Now I am happy because Mum is happy. She is in a wonderful home clean, friendly and 24 hours care. I know if there is anything wrong with mum Riverside Nursing Home contact me straight away. I tell everyone about this wonderful home.

LH, Daughter

Contact Us

Riverside Nursing Home
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 3QZ

01935 812046

care@riversidenursinghome.co.uk