Riverside Nursing Home has a new owner

Riverside Nursing Home has a new owner

We are very excited to announce that Riverside Nursing Home has a new owner. Mr Hult acquired the home in November 2019 as a sister home to the 'Outstanding' Nazareth Lodge in Sturminster Newton.

Mr Hult stated 'Our vision is to provide excellent service and care at Riverside with the aim of achieving an 'Outstanding' rating in the next CQC inspection and plan to make some changes in the background to make things more streamlined and efficient for the management team as well as the care staff in order to enable us to allocate more time to the care aspects of our residents.

New initiatives include:

• We have already registered with a national human resources/health & safety consultancy firm to provide advice and support to ensure that we always comply with current legislation.
• We will make improvements to the IT system of the home, upgrading both the software and hardware.
• Staff development and training are very important in the home and have already had meetings with our training provider to ensure that our staff will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge wherever possible.
• New advertising material is being completed along with a new facebook page and a brand new website which will be more user-friendly and will give friends and relatives instant information on things that are happening in the home.
• An electronic care plan system which enables care staff to plan, record and coordinate care “on the go”. This will allow staff to have more time to spend with the people they care for. Relatives will be able to see immediate historical/current information through an online portal.
• A minibus will be available to be used for outings and will have a full review or activities so that there will be even more happening for the residents if they wish to participate.
• The décor of the home will be updated including the painting of the corridors, new lights in the sitting room, dining room and hall as well as new furniture in communal areas of the home. The curtains will soon be replaced as will the hallway carpets.
• A time and attendance system will be installed in the New Year which will mean the Manager/management team will spend less time on administration and focus more on managing the home.
• Plans are ongoing to upgrade the equipment in the kitchen and laundry room, starting with a new state of the art dishwasher and washing machines.
• Some changes will be made to the front of the house to create more space for parking.
• The conservatory will be updated with new blinds and furniture.

I am committed to Riverside for the long term and will always aim to provide excellent care to all the residents here.'

If you would like to find out more about our work either at Nazareth Lodge or at Riverside Nursing Home please contact the home directly.

Added: 26th November 2019

Testimonials

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

Contact Us

Riverside Nursing Home
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 3QZ

01935 812046

care@riversidenursinghome.co.uk