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.
- Dementia Care
- Residential Care
- Respite Care
- Vaccinated against COVID-19
Brookside offers a homely environment, where the private bedrooms are your personal haven and there is a comfortable 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.
Our key actions against Coronavirus
- Testing for employees and residents means that asymptomatic cases are picked up early.
- Plentiful supplies of PPE.
- Vibrant, fun and socially distanced social bubble activities for all residents.
- Indoor safe visitor spaces installed across the Trust.
- Rigorous cleaning including the use of the latest high-tech electrostatic devices.
- OSJCT is proactive in participating in the latest in research such as ‘instant’ Lateral Flow Tests and the Vivaldi2 antibody study.
We understand there may be a lot of questions and concerns at this time and to provide guidance to those looking to move into a care home view our admissions page.
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.
Care fees vary depending on the level of care required and this will be confirmed upon completion of a care assessment prior to moving into the home.
Below is indicative pricing for self-funded residents per week.
|Care Type||Fees From||Fees To|
|Dementia Long Term||£1160||£1215|
|Residential Long Term||£1050||£1100|
Our home charges self-funder rates for the services we provide. We accept third party top ups for individuals funded by the Local Authority up to the self-funder rate.
We understand that paying for long-term care can often be a complex subject, and with several options available to you it can be confusing. You will find helpful guidance on our Paying for Care page.
The Key Facts document contains information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed for reference and brought with you when you visit the home.
Meet the team
Our homes' professional services are provided by the Management team, Carers, Nurses and Dementia support teams (where required), Admiral Nurses, Support Workers, Activities Co-ordinators, Housekeeping, Handy Person, Administrators and the home's Chef and Catering team. We also have health professional support from Doctors, Nurses and personal services who will regularly come into the home.