Rugby - Drovers House
Drovers House was opened in 2013 and is a purpose-built specialist dementia care home, which provides 75 specialist care home places for older people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Drovers House is designed to compensate for the challenges faced by people living with dementia. Every aspect of it has been carefully planned to create an environment that is based around facilitating, not dictating, the delivery of personalised care.
There are six households of between 10 and 13 people at Drovers House. Each household has its own communal open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. Everyone has their own ensuite room, with a personalised front door, and windows overlooking the surrounding neighbourhood, so people can watch the world going by outside, feeling involved in daily community life. For couples, a double apartment can be created with a bedroom and private lounge, or adjacent bedrooms are available.
Whilst there's always lots happening in each household, including our daily Oomph! exercise classes and activities, Drovers House also has a welcoming cafe where residents can meet family and friends for a drink and some cake, a shop where they can stock up on supplies for their household's kitchen, a hair salon and luxury spa bath. We've also introduced a therapy table tennis table which has been an instant hit with residents, friends and family.
Outside is a large garden with a specially designed cycle path for our side-by-side bike for two, a tool shed, raised beds and varied planting which residents look after. Those more green-fingered residents tend to the vegetable and fruit plots growing fresh produce which is used in the kitchens.
Volunteers from The Gift of Years Rugby visit the home regularly to provide regular services of worship, befriending, singing groups and one-to-one activities.
And people living with, or caring for someone with dementia, are very welcome at the free Drovers House dementia cafe, run every week on Wednesday between 11.15am and 1.15pm. This is a great opportunity to chat, share experiences, and enjoy using many of the facilities the home has to offer (see 'events' for more information).
What you can expect to see in every WCS Care home
|Personal, high quality care||Homely feel with a family atmosphere||Daily activities led by our enthusiastic Lifestyle Coaches|
|Dedicated and friendly staff||Appetising meals||No hidden charges|
|Mobile Care Monitoring||Relatives' Gateway||Free Wi-Fi|
Also at Drovers House
|Ground floor rooms and double apartments available*||Secure gardens and cycle track||Shop|
|Lift to all floors||Side-by-side bike-for-two||Deluxe spa|
|Lounge, dining room, and kitchen on each household||Kutters hair salon||On-site parking*|
|Ensuite rooms||A Cup Above cafe||Close to local amenities|
* Subject to availability | E&OE
Finding us is easy
Located on the old Cattle Market in Rugby, Drovers House is just minutes from the train station and local bus routes. It's a short drive or casual stroll to the centre of town for local shops, markets, cafes and facilities including the local theatre and library. Heading out of town, Drovers House is also close to the new out of town retail park where the local cinema and a number of larger shops and restaurants can be found.
Who to contact
A dementia cafe with a difference at Drovers House care home
People living with, or caring for someone with, dementia are very welcome at the Drovers House dementia cafe, run every week on Wednesday between 11.15am and 1.15pm. This is a great opportunity to chat, share your experience and enjoy using many of the facilities the home has to offer.
To book your free space or find out more, call 01788 573 955 or email email@example.com.
What's on offer?
Relax with a cuppa
Ping pong fun for all
Get on your bike
We can only provide a snapshot of life at Drovers House here. If you'd like to find out more, please phone us to make an appointment or just drop by when you're in the area - the kettle's always on!