Welcome to Gotton Manor Care Home
You'll find Gotton Manor Care Home about 2.5 miles outside Taunton, Somerset.
Here our experienced Registered Nurses, Senior Care Assistants and well trained Care Assistants provide quality nursing and residential care to people over the age of 65, around the clock. Our dedicated team, actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions, contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive. We also offer short-stay respite care that can be booked up to a year in advance, which can be helpful when planning holidays and short breaks.
Our property is set in 10 acres of mature landscaped gardens, deep in the countryside. The Main building, which is the nursing unit, is an old manor house, tastefully decorated, and retaining many original features. There are open fireplaces in the dining room, and high ceilings and a beautiful chandelier in the entrance hall. The Coach House, which is our residential unit, also has a wonderful ambience and has some of the original beams from the stables in areas of the unit.
Our bright, spacious dining rooms are where people living here enjoy fine views of the surrounding hills and countryside.
All bedrooms have great personal-safety systems; many of the singles have en-suites. We love residents to bring their own pieces of furniture and accessories to personalise these spaces, and make them more familiar and homely.
Life at Gotton Manor Care Home
Our activities coordinator organises a variety of pastimes and trips - to the local steam railway, for instance. We have also visited local garden centres, and the beautiful Hestercombe Gardens are on our doorstep.
We have had visits from Birds of Prey as well as our adopted donkey from the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon. We have close links with the local parish church and hold annual Easter services as well as a Harvest Festival, for which the local community is encouraged to join us. We print a monthly newsletter to keep residents, families and friends informed of events and the latest home news.
Situated in beautiful Somerset countryside, most rooms have wonderful views. Recently refurbished, lovely south facing conservatory and grounds within old manor house. Spacious en-suite bedrooms, no smells! Most residents seem to prefer to stay in their rooms. Activities arranged for 4 afternoons/week so seems a bit too quiet at other times. Lovely friendly staff. Some residents eat lunch in the dining room, but other meals mostly taken in bedrooms. Residential wing and nursing wing so useful if nursing care required at a later date.
I came to Gotton for respite care whilst waiting for my bungalow being adapted and enjoyed it here so much. I gave up my bungalow and stayed at Gotton
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Gotton Manor Care Home whether...
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
11 Aug 2016
Saturday 23rd July saw Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton transformed into a fairground, as people came from far and wide for the summer fete.
Patricia Coiley, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a fantastic time at our fun fair. We were entertained by the West Newton Jazz Band and there were lots of things for people to get involved in. There were games, cream teas, raffle, tombola, cake stall, Bric-A-Brac stall and jewelry stall. We even had some stocks, where members of our care team went to get a wet sponge in the face. But it was all in aid of our residents so we were all happy to take turns.
“The event was a huge success, and we managed to raise £854 for our Resident Activity Fund which will be used to cover the cost of activities including musical entertainment, art therapy lessons and other special experiences.
“I want to thank everyone who came for making the day a success.”
1 Jul 2016
Residents at Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton were in the mood for singing and dancing, as they showed the local community just how they celebrated Care Home Open Day.
Patricia Coiley, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a lovely time at our Care Home Open Day event. The entertainer really got everyone going. Residents were singing and dancing to their hearts content. In the afternoon we had some much deserved cream tea which was a lovely way to recover after the morning of dancing. Everyone really did have a lot of fun.”
Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities. Events like the one at Gotton Manor Care Home will help to create lasting links between the residents and their local community.
Care Home Open Day is all about showing people what care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of the local community, developing relationships across the generations.
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Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Patricia Coiley
Gotton Manor, Gotton, Taunton, TA2 8LL
01823 412 943