The Old Rectory, Exeter
Offering a graceful lifestyle in beautiful surroundings, The Old Rectory near the Mount Pleasant region of Exeter is a Grade II listed building and retains many of its original features. The home provides a high standard of nursing, dementia and residential care.
Considerably extended in recent years, it offers attractive accommodation with the majority of rooms on the ground floor overlooking the gardens. The Old Rectory has three lounges, two dining rooms and two conservatories. In 2016 a country style pub (with a small adjacent beer garden) was added, which offers beers wines and spirits and another place to socialise. The home also has a café, with roasted coffee and light snacks available for people to enjoy.
In 2017, The Old Rectory achieved an ‘Outstanding Overall’ rating from the regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) a proud achievement. As at December 2017 there were approximately only 70 Nursing Homes with this highest rating throughout the country under the rating system introduced in 2014.
The Old Rectory also holds a Certificate of Registration from the Eden Alternative UK, which recognises that the residents and the team at The Old Rectory are well established on the Eden Alternative journey in embracing the Eden Alternative philosophy, by developing strategies to address the potential challenges of loneliness, helplessness and boredom experienced by elderly people.
The Old Rectory has also won numerous awards including; The Regional Care Home Cook/Chef Award at the Great British Care Awards 2018, Gold award for Care Home Activity Organiser of the Year, Silver Award for Dementia Initiative, Bronze Award for Catering Team of the Year and Bronze Award for commitment to training and development at the Outstanding Care Awards Devon & Cornwall 2018
Features of The Old Rectory include:
- A comprehensive menu supported by high quality home by our chefs and kitchen staff
- Delightful gardens
- A sunny fountain courtyard with decking for al fresco dining and outside beer garden
- Bar facilities
- A safe dementia community suite
- A cinema room / coffee area meeting place where freshly ground coffee is available
- A Jacuzzi bathroom
- Regular visits from a rage of professionals including hairdresser, aromatherapist and chiropodist
- A hairdressing salon
- Outside seating area with views of bowling matches on the bowling green next door
- Rooms that can be used for private meetings
- Regular outings in the mini-bus
- An ongoing programme of vibrant and seasonal events and things that people can choose to do.
The Old Rectory Testimonials
“The care provided at The Old Rectory has been excellent from start to finish. My mother suffered from dementia and the care the home provided was tailored to her individual needs. The staff always treated her with dignity and respect and I always has confidence that my mother was being well cared for. “
“This is a wonderful home my mother is there for respite but may stay. Residents are so well looked after; they are monitored during the day for food and fluid intake, linen always clean and residents are kept spotless, nothing too much trouble. Carers are great, friendly and happy, nurses always on hand to talk to.”
“We would like to say ‘thank you so much’ to you all for taking care of Mum over the last 4 ½ years. We would particularly like to express our thanks for the care and kindness shown to Mum and her family during the last difficult weeks. You could not have done more.”
“Dear All, just a note to say a very big thank you to every one for all you did to make Mum’s birthday special. It was really kind of you to organise a cake. It was lovely to see how thrilled Mum looked. Thank you for all your care and kindness and for the support.”
“We found this home to be great for mum, the carers love and cared for her right to the end. We couldn’t have asked for more. If we had any problems I spoke to the manager and we came to an agreement to suit both sides which was great. The level of care was very good.”
“The care and kindness shown to my dad in his short stay here was amazing, we loved to visit as the welcome was made to us. A fun loving, friendly team that made my Dad’s last month’s a happy time. The staff were all so amazing, making this feel like a real family home.”
- Main line Intercity Station
- Access to the M5 is less than 5 miles from The Old Rectory
- Nearest airport is Exeter International Airport