Dementia care in Bournemouth

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Welcome to the RNNH, residential care home

The RNNH is a residential care home in Bournemouth, Dorset, offering high-quality care for people with dementia, so we can help them to live fulfilled lives.

Friends and family members are always welcome to visit – and can share in the joy of a meal, sitting in the gardens or joining in with one of our activities, and the home is within easy travelling distance of the local communities of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

A perfect choice for dementia care

To best support the needs of the people in our care, our care team has a wealth of experience in various types of dementia and offers a range of practical support, including:

  • Activities designed to meet a range of individual preferences, including music, poetry, themed events, arts and crafts, cooking and reminiscence sessions. We also encourage participation in daily tasks such as helping to serve tea and coffee, washing up, folding laundry and gardening.
  • Sensory activities for people living with more advanced dementia, including nail care, hand care and gentle massage, all within a warm and cosy environment with gentle music.
  • Grazing plates, for people living with dementia who do not wish to sit down and eat an entire meal. We place these in various locations, with a range of snacks available, encouraging people to eat as they move around the care environment. Water and juice jugs are also available, helping to maintain nutrition and hydration levels while encouraging independence.

Paying for dementia care

There are funding options available for various types of Dementia care depending on the type of care required and the potential resident’s circumstances. Your local council may be able to help with the costs associated with Dementia care. Please contact your council before applying with us to see if you qualify for any funding.

Please contact us at enquries@fote.org.uk if you have any further questions about our dementia care services.

CQC Report

CQC Report Overall: Requires improvement
Requires improvement
Requires improvement
Requires improvement

Last inspected
4th August 2023

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We are sorry that there are some areas at RNNH that require improvement. Friends of the Elderly’s Senior Management Team have taken the findings of this inspection very seriously and are working closely with the team at RNNH and with CQC to address all areas highlighted. We were pleased to see that the QCQ report did identify many areas of good practice at RNNH.

Friends of the Elderly is committed to delivering the best possible care, the other homes in our portfolio are rated by CQC as Good or Outstanding and we are committed to working through all actions necessary to bring RNNH to the same standard.

Mark WIlson, Chief Operating Officer, Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly are committed to providing care you can count on

  • All our care homes use technology such as electronic care planning and acoustic listening to keep our residents safe.

  • We have a devoted property team who work to keep our homes safe and secure.

  • We run a Dementia Education Programme in partnership with Worcester University, to ensure our staff know how to best support our residents living with dementia.

  • We provide regular training around Infection Prevention Control, and we are Covid Wise.

  • We are proud that many of our staff have worked with us for over 20 years, allowing us to provide consistent care teams to best support our residents.


Fees are based on an assessment of your individual care needs and will be calculated following a visit. Our fees at RNNH start from £1,145 per week for residential care and £1,250 per week for a room in the Dementia Unit.

For more information download our fees information sheet for the RNNH.

We’re looked after nicely here – it’s lovely; the carers are ever so nice

Book a Visit

  • If you would like to book a visit, please use the form below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible to arrange.   To contact us about a general enquiry or recruitment opportunities, please use the form on our contact page.
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Contact Us

If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of finding a care home or would like to book an appointment over the phone, please call us on:

  01202 396 418 (Care home)

 020 7730 8263(Central office)


Riverside Avenue
Dorset, BH7 7EE 

Telephone: 01202 396418