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Here at The Orders of St John Care Trust our priority is the safety and wellbeing of residents, colleagues and visitors in our services. Following Monday’s advice by the government on the vulnerability of the over 70s we have made the difficult but responsible decision to restrict access to our homes to all but the most essential visitors required to either to protect the health of our residents, or to ensure that buildings remain safe and essential supplies are delivered. For further information, click here.
A warm welcome to our home
Brookside Care Home is an established care home in Melksham and has been serving the local and wider Wiltshire community for over 40 years. It offers compassionate, individualised residential care for up to 50 residents, and has been awarded an overall Outstanding rating in its latest CQC inspection.
- Long Term Dementia
- Dementia Respite
- Long Term Residential
- Residential Respite
Brookside offers an outstanding home environment, where the private bedrooms are your personal haven and there is a comfortable and homely living area. The home also boasts a large open plan dining room, a resident’s pub and sweet shop.
Relax in our cosy lounge or on sunny days, in Brookside's carefully tended gardens where we also hold our summer garden party and giant bowling.
Services & Facilities
About the team
Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to support our residents, ensuring they spend their day how they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.
The attentive care team focus on the individual needs of the residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for our residents by creating lovely, comfortable, homely surroundings and by providing care, activities and other services designed around each resident’s needs and wishes.
Meet the team
Brookside serves fresh, homecooked meals every day and there are always options to choose from. Incorporating home grown produce from our greenhouse and vegetable patch.
Brookside’s team operate ‘protected meal times’ meaning that when lunchtime comes around, all team members down tools and assist with service, enhancing the family feel.
A personal dining experience, residents are free to take meals in their room if they wish or join other residents in the main dining room to enjoy your food in a more social environment.
Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us. Each home has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with our residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.
A daily activity schedule for a home may include:
- Performances from entertainers
- Coffee mornings
- Art and Craft clubs
- Quiz Nights
- Exercise classes such as Zumba and Thai chi.
- Ice skating
- Opera and theatre visits
- Visits from local petting farms, reptile houses and PAT dogs.
- Local school and nursery visits
- Wine and cheese tastings
And that’s not all:
We’ve had silent discos, hoe downs, Chinese banquets, Oscar parties and so much more.
Many of the activities feature Reminiscence Therapy to aid those living with Dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.
Brookside is a much-loved hub within the local community and as such, there is never a dull moment. We run regular events for all to join in:
- Bi-weekly coffee mornings
- Care Home Open Day
- Summer and Autumn fetes
- Harvest festivals
- Christmas parties
View our full events calendar to see more upcoming events taking place at Brookside Care Centre.
The Key Facts document has information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed and taken on your visit
Meet the team
The team consists of a Home Manager, Care Services Manager, Dementia Lead, Senior support Workers, Support workers, Activity Co-ordinators, Admiral Nurses, Housekeeping, Handy person, administrators and the home's Chef and catering team.
Come and visit us
The best way to find out all that we can offer is to come along for a chat, look around and meet our team and residents. Contact us to make an appointment - we'll be delighted to welcome you.Call: 01225 706695