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Down House Nursing Home

Down House is a family-run care home that is registered to take up to 49 service users of either gender, from the age of 40 years old, who require nursing or personal care. The home is situated close to Derriford Hospital, and is on a main bus route to Plymouth city centre.

Contacts details

Name: Caron Cameron - Administrator
Address:277 Tavistock Road
Telephone number: 01752 789393
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We provide nursing and residential care for adults, mainly above the age of 65 years old, although are registered and do house adults between the ages of 18 and 65.

It is a large adapted old house with a modern, purpose built, two storey extension. The 'main house' has two floors that have client accommodation with access to the first floor via a large new lift which was installed during recent large refurbishment programme which added a dining room; a second lounge as well as more bathroom facilities in the purpose-built building. The home is tastefully decorated and the furnishings are of good quality.

There is good provision of equipment for the disabled and those needing support such as a wheel in large shower room, a good sized disabled bathroom, mobile hoists and en-suite facilities to most bedrooms. Externally there is a well-maintained patio and garden area that has a mix of shrubs, and gravel areas with attractive pot plants.

Down House has 28 single bedrooms all with en-suite toilets, and five double rooms for couples or friends. All meet and exceed current National Minimum Standards in all respects including sizes and facilities. We are modernising every room installing; new nurse call, telephone, internet and television systems in all rooms. Lockable storage is available in all rooms, and door locks & keys available on request.

Currently we have a large sun lounge and a smaller television lounge. A new height adjustable bath has been installed, making bathing safer for clients and staff. The home is currently undergoing refurbishment, which will improve the homes facilities to benefit all.

Day Care

We can provide day care services upon request. Transport and meals can be provided at cost, or clients can make their own arrangements.

Respite Care

We do accept respite care bookings subject to availability. This service is for clients wanting to visit Plymouth or for families who need a caring break.

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Based: Plymouth

a wheel in large shower room, a good sized disabled bathroom, mobile hoists and en-suite facilities to most bedrooms.

Number of beds: 49
Type of care:
  • Day care
  • Nursing
  • Residential
  • Respite
Services available to ages:
  • 65 and over
  • Under 65
  • Alzheimer
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Short breaks / Respite

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