About us

About Tusker House

Paddy Goonane, Co-founder of Tusker House

The home is situated in a quiet residential setting about half a mile from local shops of Ore Village. Frequent bus services pass nearby, affording access to the town center about a mile away. There is a private off road car park within the grounds.

The accommodation is spacious with three lounges and two dining areas. There are areas where you can be quiet and just watch the world go by, or where you can sit with others to watch television and listen to music. Clients have access to landscaped gardens that surround the home, they can also enjoy the conservatory that overlooks a sensory garden with extensive views to the sea.

Bedrooms are on the ground and first floors with nurse call system, some are en-suite, some have level access wet room facilities, all rooms are located close to toilets/bathrooms with specialist bathing facilities for less able clients. There are two passenger lifts to serve the upper floor which can accommodate wheelchairs. We are equipped with hoists to assist less mobile clients.

To ensure the safety of our clients all external doors have a push button coded security pad to reduce the risk of clients wandering away from the home unattended. Our clients are welcome to leave the building at any time, but only when accompanied by a visitor or a member of staff.

We are fully supported by the District Nurses and GP’s, and enjoy the expertise of our visiting hairdresser, chiropodist, optician and dentist. Visits by Ministers of any denomination will gladly be arranged. Our local parish currently provides monthly communion (C of E).

Our kitchen team provides good home cooking with varied menus. They are able to cater for diabetics, vegetarians and any other requirements when necessary. All clients` linen, towels and personal clothes are laundered `in house`.

Visiting is positively encouraged and flexible. The proprietor and management team are readily available either in person or by phone – always happy for a chat

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How to Proceed

If you would like to know more about Tusker House and arrange a visit, then feel free to ring or contact us at any time.

Our fees are fully inclusive, excluding services supplied by outside operators ie: hairdresser etc, chiropodist, one to one escort duties, telephone bill, personal toiletries, individual newspaper or magazine, and personal clothing.

We accept funded and private clients, all clients receive the same high standard of care.

My dad has been a resident at Tusker House for almost a year now. The staff have always been very attentive allowing my dad to do what he can for himself; they are all very kind and caring. I am always kept up to date with my dads well being. During the pandemic, obviously, no one could visit their loved ones, however, Tusker House set up a WhatsApp video calling system and sent photos which we very much appreciated. The system that has now been put in place to visit residents is amazing, a lot of thought has gone into making it a safe environment for everyone. After not seeing my dad for almost 8-months, I was overjoyed to see how well and contented he was. I cannot thank everyone enough for the continued care they show my dad. I would highly recommend Tusker House to anyone that is looking for a care home

Dianne N (Daughter of Resident)

Our family are very grateful to the entire team at Tusker House, they all work tirelessly to care for our mother. Nothing is ever too much trouble. The attention to detail is outstanding; this is best demonstrated in the close monitoring of food and hydration, which has resulted in a (much needed) healthy weight gain. It is a huge comfort knowing our mother is in such safe hands; her every need is attended to by the excellent team. Our mother is treated with dignity and kindness. We are kept up-to-date, well informed and involved with all aspects of her care from carers and the management team who are always available. I cannot recommend this home highly enough!

Caroline S (Daughter of Resident)

My mother moved to Tusker House a year ago and the care has been outstanding, far beyond what I expected. My mother told me she loves being there and whenever I visit she seems very contented. There is always a welcoming cheerful atmosphere, the residents are treated as individuals and nothing is too much trouble for the carers. Her room is lovely and always spotlessly clean, and mum is always clean and tidy. The staff are all very approachable and keep me informed of any issues, they all know my mum very well and understand her needs. It was a difficult decision to move mum to a care home, but I feel lucky to have found Tusker House and could not wish for better care for her - I can't fault it at all.

P C (Daughter of Resident)

Looking for a care home for my mum who is 93 yrs of age who has dementia was very daunting challenge for me. I found Tusker House, it stated on their website that it was warm, friendly and has a relaxing atmosphere. This was so true. The staff are amazing and the care my mum receives is second to none. I would recommend Tusker House. I cannot speak highly enough of them.

Joseph H (Son of Resident)

My mum passed away after almost 5 happy years in Tusker House. She was really well cared for and her death was one to be envious of: calm, peaceful supported by people who knew her so well. Surrounded with her Beatles memorabilia and music playing in her own room, not alone and not suffering. We are incredibly grateful to the team of staff who made mum's life worth living again after 20 years of decline. I leave it to my mum's own words "I am so lucky to be here". She truly was.