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Based in the heart of the scenic port city of Plymouth, Ernstell House offers specialist dementia care for the older community, including short breaks, all from within a luxury environment.
Our stunning new nursing home in Plymouth offers an exceptional level of care, all from within a luxury environment.
Ernstell House offers spacious, en-suite bedrooms all appointed in a range of contemporary themes for comfortable and stylish living.
Within our luxury care home in Plymouth you'll find the superb features which set our home apart from the standard nursing home, such as our wellbeing & beauty salon which offers hairdressing, manicures, pedicures and other luxurious treatments.
Our home has so many delightful and distinct areas to relax in - whether you prefer to socialise with fellow residents, or engross yourself into your favourite novel, you're sure to find the perfect spot.
Ernstell House benefits from an elegant café where residents can sit down and enjoy a cappuccino any time. We have a number of light and airy living spaces on every floor - places to relax in comfort or enjoy a conversation with others - the choice is yours.
If you enjoy a good film, you'll be encouraged to take advantage of our deluxe cinema. We have a large library of films to choose from, from classic favourites to the latest hits.
Head down to our dining areas to see the kitchen team, who are always available to deliver menus of your choice. You can sit back and relax as our Chefs take care of all the preparation, so residents can experience all kinds of gourmet meals together.
All of our residents are treated as the individuals they are, and naturally, each individual has different needs. Our approach to care is bespoke and person centred. We strive to provide each resident with as much or as little support as they need.
Our all-encompassing care approach starts before residents even move into Ernstell House - our Leadership Team will take great care to find out everything they need to know from our new residents and their families.
From this stage, we can make sure that we completely understand what level of support is required, and can make it so everything is ready upon our new resident's arrival.
At Ernstell House, it is crucial to us that every resident feels they are at home here. We understand how challenging a transition into a care home can be, so we do everything we can to cultivate a comfortable and relaxing environment.
Our Clinical Team are always ready for if resident's care needs start changing, and residents and their families can rest easy knowing that the team will help them through any short or long-term challenges.
We aim to be the best care home in Devon, and have spent a long time creating a community of residents here who have real, genuine connections with each other, as well as their neighbours in the local vicinity.
Through our unique person centred care approach, we are able to identify how residents want to spend their time. This way we know what they're interested in, and can help them to keep enjoying all the special things in their lives that make them happy.
Ernstell House is a place where residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible - to enjoy their favourite hobbies and pastimes, discover all kinds of new interests, and continue socialising and building meaningful friendships.
Person centred care works because it is bespoke, genuine and builds on our primal instincts of caring for our fellow person. Our philosophy empowers our residents to create a life they truly enjoy, with our support.
Within our Devon care home you will also find our Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach. Our Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coaches are qualified and inspirational professionals who are dedicated to helping residents continue to live the life they want to lead, in the home and beyond.
Ernstell House's Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach will get acquainted with each resident and learn as much about them, from their first conversation onwards. They pay special attention to residents' likes, dislikes and life stories, and the activities they enjoy and the pastimes they are passionate about.
The conversations are our first steps towards building a Personalised Wellbeing Programme - our plan for ensuring residents live a fulfilled, meaningful and happy life.
Our Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach will build activity plans based on residents' interests, and encourage them to be more physically active, mentally stimulated and socially connected. The Personalised Wellbeing Plans evolve with reviews every month to make sure that any necessary changes in the care plan are supported, and to make sure residents can continue to be confident in their mobility and abilities.
In our Wellbeing and Beauty Salon we have all kinds of treatments available to promote relaxation. Hairdressing, manicures and pedicures are just some of the salon treatments available on offer, giving residents a real chance to treat themselves.
Our chefs use fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers to create nutritious, tasty dishes for our residents to enjoy.
Residents can choose from a delicious and varied gourmet menu to enjoy in our bright and airy dining spaces. Residents are encouraged to eat the meals they love, and to experience new taste sensations from our creative kitchen team.
On our menus, you'll find a mixture of traditional favourites, seasonal specials and international cuisines. Every week you'll find different options that have been introduced by the experts in our catering team, or specially requested by residents.
We also create a bespoke nutritional profile and meal planning for each resident, as part of the care package.
If you're a relative who would like to keep track of your loved one's meals, you would be welcome to have access to our electronic care plans, which are updated in real-time.
A dedicated neurocare suite within Ernstell House provides care and support for adults of all ages who live with a neurological diagnosis.
Providing specialised care with a focus on reablement and independence, Ernstell House Neurocare elegantly combines style and function to create an environment of comfort, possibility and potential.
The 16-bed neurocare suite has been developed to meet the unique needs of residents with neurological conditions. Team members include Registered General Nurses, Mental Health Nurses and specialist carers, with therapeutic provision provided by physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
A neurological diagnosis can cover a wide range of specific conditions with an even wider range of symptoms. Our dedicated neurocare suite at Ernsell House provides specialist care and therapeutic treatments for people affected by neurological disorders, including:
- Neurodegenerative (Progressive) Conditions, including Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's Disease, brain tumours and Parkinson's disease.
- Sudden Onset Conditions, including traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury. These injuries can be sustained through trauma, lack of oxygen to the brain, stroke, tumours, viruses or infections.
- Early-onset Dementias, including Pick's disease, Frontotemporal Dementia and Korsakoff's Syndrome.
- Neuro-palliative / End of Life Care for people with a neurological diagnosis.
You can download a copy of our brochure with all the details about Ernstell House Neurocare here.
Plymouth is a vibrant and welcoming port city on the coast of Devon, with a wonderful history extending all the way to the Bronze Age. Its seafront lido and waterfront Barbican district take the main stage for tourism, but if you take a stroll inland you'll find a number of museums, shopping centres and arts venues.
Plymouth has many convenient transport links, and you can easily find Ernstell House via car, bus or train.
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