Best Care Home in Plymouth, Devon

Making the decision about which is the Best Care Home for you or your loved one can be difficult. If you pay us a visit, we're confident that you will be very pleasantly surprised, the atmosphere is bright and welcoming.

The Retreat Residential Care Home was established in 1998 to provide older people with high-quality care in a friendly, homely environment. It's up-to-date and well-equipped; and staffed by fully-trained, experienced professional care workers.

Our Mission is that everyone should have access to high quality care.   At the heart of this philosophy is an individually tailored specialist care package, designed to offer the best care outcomes for each of our residents.  We call this outcomes-based care planning!

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Every individual is unique and special. We recognise each person has the right to voice and otherwise express their views, state their opinions and make choices.  All residents are informed of their condition, and are given help in understanding how to accept their assessed care needs.

Care does not mean the end of active life. As we grow older, there are inevitably things we can no longer do. But life doesn't have to stop. At The Retreat Residential Care Home, we believe it's important to encourage residents to live a full and active life, and to take up new ventures, interests and activities. Importantly, we never force anybody to partake in organised activity. Because our residents do only what they want to do, and activities can be arranged for individuals as well as groups, many health professionals have stated that we are the best care home.

Best Care and Support in our Residential Home

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There are staff on duty 24 hours a day providing the best care and support.

  • Personal Care Plan
  • Personal key worker
  • Residents can call upon the services of their own GP, if this is practicable.
  • Specialist community nurses
  • Best care home medication administration procedures, with Boots pharmacy service
  • Chiropodists, dentists, opticians and dieticians easily arranged
  • Physiotherapy services

Our Care Home Social Activities

The Retreat Residential Care Home offers a broad range of enjoyable and stimulating social activities, including outings and shopping trips. We ensure that life at is anything but dull at the best care home in Plymouth.

Residents can learn new crafts, develop existing hobbies, and participate in bridge or enjoyable board games such as Scrabble. Our visiting speakers and professional entertainers keep us enthused and laughing. If residents feel sociable, they can meet each other in our spacious lounge areas to watch TV, listen to music, or simply enjoy each other's company. If they are looking for privacy, they can choose to sit quietly and read a book, stroll around the garden, or just relax.

We accommodate people from all faiths and religious preferences, and all ethnic backgrounds. Residents of our Care Home are free to attend religious services of their choice.

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We are always looking to make improvements

A high standard Residential Care Home such as The Retreat is a very good alternative to Home Care, but if you are looking for good live in carers supervised by an agency we recommend our sister company Sunshine Care (see Sunshine Care's surplus income is reinvested in our business. This ensures that our standard of care is always improving, and that we can arrange continual training courses for our staff.

For any question regarding our Residential Care Home you can call our advisers on 0800 955 0069 or send an email to

Come and see for yourself that The Retreat is the best Care Home in Plymouth! You can pay us a visit and discuss what we can offer you. Our address is: Belle Vue Road, Hooe, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon, UK, PL9 9NR. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Residential Care Home special features

Nurse-led Quality Carers

Nurse-led Carers

The high-quality carers and the exceptional calibre of our team make The Retreat Care Home so special. You'll find that our caring staff not only look after your care needs, they become your friends. Loving and compassionate, they will help you feel at home...

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Individual Care at our Care Home in Plymouth

Individual and dedicated care

Our friendly, dedicated and full-trained staff are committed to giving residents professional, round-the-clock individual care. Their priority is always to maintain the outstanding quality of care upon which our reputation...

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Care Home Food

Food and Nutrition

We aim to please you with our excellent food. On admission one of our cooks will come and chat with you to find out your likes and dislikes, if you follow a specific diet and to ask you if you have any known allergy to a particular food. If you are on a special diet we will...

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Care Home Activities

Activities and Outings

During your stay we encourage you to lead an active lifestyle and to choose which Care Home Activities and Outings you prefer. There's a wide choice of things to do, and you can join in with as many or as few as you wish...

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24 Hour Care in Plymouth

24 Hour Care

The vision of our Quality Care Home is to maintain people’s independence by giving them greater choice and control over the way in which their needs are met. Our individualised 24 Hour Care will be tailored to your needs and preferences...

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Respite Care in Plymouth

Respite Care

Looking after a sick or elderly person for a period running into months or even years can be exhausting and debilitating. Respite Care is short-term care that helps the carer enjoy a welcome break from the daily routine and inevitable stress...

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