A genuine ‘home from home’
We understand that choosing a residential care home for yourself or a loved one can be a real worry. Be reassured that at Abbeyfield we are dedicated to providing outstanding care by employing well-trained, permanent staff and by treating all our residents as individuals – in a homely, family environment.
As an independent charity, our sole purpose is your care and wellbeing. Abbeyfield Taunton is different from many other care homes … it really does feel like being part of a family, where everybody is cared for cheerfully, yet with respect.
We’ve been providing first class care for nearly thirty years with an experienced team who provide genuine 24/7 personal care to our 44 residents.
Day Care is available for those needing occasional help or perhaps just wanting to try us out, whilst our main Residential and specialist Dementia units cater for a wide range of requirements. In addition to single rooms, we have six Apartments which are ideal for individuals or couples.
Every potential resident has individual needs and concerns and we invite you to discuss them in confidence either by telephoning or visiting us.
The kettle is always on.
Since opening in 1987, our home has undergone two major extensions but the quality of our care and the family atmosphere has never changed.
The Manager, Jill Byford, has been in charge since the day we opened. Her dedication and experience, together with similar lengths of service in the senior team, underpin the “Good” rating in our most recent Inspection Report.
Each resident has their own comfortable room with toilet and washing facilities. Furniture is usually provided but favourite items may be used to promote a homely and individual space.
Our fees are very competitive (we are “not-for-profit”) and fully inclusive of 24 hour care, laundry, cleaning, food and fuel bills. Residents will normally only need extra funds for additional costs such as clothing, hairdressing, chiropody, physiotherapy etc.
We have our own transport so usually we can take residents out for dental or hospital appointments.
We are always pleased to welcome visitors to our home, and we are always available to discuss residents’ wellbeing with next of kin.