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Welcome to The Downes


The Downes Residential Care Home is a Grade 2 listed historic building situated within seven acres of beautiful grounds comprising of sun terraces, landscaped gardens, woodlands, a kitchen garden and an orchard overlooking the picturesque Hayle Estuary. The Downes is situated in the historical industrial town of Hayle, very close to the extensive 3 miles of golden sands, local shops and amenities which can be easily accessed via public transport.

The Downes Care Home is registered with the Care Quality Commission, with a current rating of Good, to accommodate 31 residents in twenty-eight bedrooms, many with en-suite facilities, all fully equipped with television points, central heating and a high-tech nurse call system. 14 of these rooms have been newly renovated in the old chapel. The chapel conversion boasts modern and luxurious bedrooms that all include wet rooms whilst also showcasing many of the original features within the existing building.

There are several communal rooms of different sizes offering the scope for residents to enjoy some space on their own or to mix easily with others. The Downes has a small homely lounge, which provides attractive views over the Grade 2 listed garden. In addition to this lounge there is a large lounge where you can relax, watch a film or television, pursue activities or chat with friends and relatives. On the first floor we also have a quiet, relaxing seating area used as a library. We have a light and spacious dining area for residents to enjoy their meals, snacks and refreshments. We have a craft and sensory room that is inclusive to all. Throughout the building there are handrails where needed, wheel-chair access and lifts to access different floors.

The Downes offers the highest quality standard of care and accommodation in a welcoming, warm and friendly environment together with the freedom to live with as much independence as suits the individual ability and wishes. We aim to deliver a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, where your individual care needs are met and where your aspirations are our focus.

Our ambition is to ensure that all aspects of your well-being are catered for in a professional, and safe environment. We strive to promote dignity, respect and independence as much as is possible, in an environment that we would hope for you would become a home from home. The care provided is based on a thorough assessment of a wide range of needs and a systematic and continuous plan of care for each resident which is created in a holistic and person centred way.

The Downes aims to provide stimulating activities and entertainment for any Resident who wishes to participate. We have various games and indoor activities with music to suit the requests of our Residents. Family and friends are welcome to participate when they are visiting and if Residents have their own hobbies and interests that they wish to continue this is also encouraged and assisted. The Downes has two mobility vehicles which open up opportunities for outings and excursions in the local area. We regularly have trips to shops, restaurants, natural beauty and local attractions. (additional costs vary)

Powerpoint display of ratings - Good 202
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