Ernstell House Nursing Home

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 comfortable environment.

Why choose us

Ernstell House offers spacious, en-suite bedrooms all appointed in a range of contemporary themes for comfortable and stylish living.

Within our nursing home in Plymouth you'll find the superb features which set our home apart from the standard 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. 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.


Person Centred Care in our Plymouth Care Home

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 dedicated 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.


Activities and Lifestyle Support

Discover our comprehensive activities programme; Our Activities Team comprises qualified and inspiring professionals committed to assisting residents in maintaining the lifestyle they desire, both within the home and beyond.

At Ernstell House, our Activities Team takes the time to get to know each resident, paying careful attention to individual preferences, dislikes, life stories, as well as the activities and pastimes that bring them joy.

These conversations mark the initial steps toward crafting a personalised activity programme, a tailored plan designed to ensure residents lead fulfilling, meaningful, and joyful lives.Monthly reviews ensure that the personalised plans adapt to any changes in the care plan, supporting residents' confidence in mobility and abilities.

Moreover, within our Hairdresser and Beauty Salon, a variety of treatments are available to enhance relaxation. From hairdressing to manicures and pedicures, residents have the opportunity to indulge in self-care and treat themselves to a rejuvenating experience.


Elegant Dining In Our Devon Care Home

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.



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Contact Details

Ernstell House Nursing Home
Ernesettle Lane

Telephone: 01752 360450

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