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The Leonard Elms

Registered Care Manager: Katie Maidment

Brinsea Road, Congresbury, North Somerset, BS49 5JL

T: 01934 852553
E: [email protected]

Care Services: General Nursing Care, Specialist Dementia Care, End of Life Care

The Leonard Elms Nursing Home offers specialist dementia and nursing care. The home is split into 2 floors:

The Ground Floor offers 22 en-suite bedrooms for specialist dementia care, boasting 2 very generous sized lounges and a cafe servery.

The First Floor offers 15 en-suite bedrooms for our residents who require general nursing and dementia care with stunning views across the local countryside.

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Welcome to The Leonard Elms

A family run home for over 25 years.

The Leonard Elms, named after Wilfred Leonard Bliss, the father of Paul Bliss, Optima Care Partnership’s founder.

Our experienced and dedicated management team are supported by a skilled care team that provide effective, person centred care for those needing specialist dementia and nursing care. Our care does not stop at the door and we ensure that all families and friends know we are here to support and care for them as much as their loved ones.

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What to expect from us

The Leonard Elms prides itself in understanding the needs of families and their loved ones who move into our care.

Choosing a care home for your loved one is a difficult decision to make, our team are here to help you make that decision a little easier and support you through each step of the way.

We take time to allow you to explain exactly what you and your family require from us as you move into our family. These early stage conversations are the start of our team learning about your needs so that we can deliver the best care that you deserve.

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The importance of the environment

We have invested a great deal in recognising the impact that environment has on people living with dementia.

Our recent £30k investment into researching and tailoring our interior design specific to dementia care allows our residents to interact and live well in their immediate environment both comfortably and safely.

We do not promote ourselves as a 'chandelier care home'. Our interior is specifically chosen to best suit the needs of the people we care for. It is a warm, well thought out space within the home orientated around specific researched dementia requirements.

So what does this mean...?


Don't forget us!!!!!

This is Bear. Bear can be found in the home most days, often sniffing around the heels of our residents looking for tit bits.

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And this is Waffle. Waffle is still learning the ropes of resident pet etiquette.

Naughty little puppy.


Recreation and Activities

A range of activities are on offer to suit each individual residents needs, we help you follow your hobbies and interests and we facilitate social engagement and help organise recreational events. Residents can have access to our wonderful mature gardens and courtyard that offer attractive features and wondering space. So come and enjoy the wild life found in our beautiful Countryside setting.


A modern purpose built home that provides a choice of ensuited bedrooms offering light and airy accommodation, fully furnished with multi positioning beds, nurse call points, media and WiFi access, assisted bathing facilities and a choice of stylish air conditioned lounges for formal and informal dinning and relaxation. The environment is Dementia appropriate and offers security and peace of mind.

Good food - an important part of our lives

For many of us, the enjoyment of good food is an important part of our lives. Our team of chefs do their upmost to accommodate our residents wishes through the preparation of attractive meals using the freshest of local ingredients. The menu choices change each season and include many traditional dishes. We cater for those with special dietary needs and specific clinical nutritional requirements.

Specialist Dementia Centre

The home provides specialist dementia services with staff training derived from the highly regarded dementia service development centre at Sterling University. Some care staff have achieved "Best Practice Awards" from the University. The Home has a Dementia Lead Nurse who focuses on best practice in this area and can assist social care professionals to place and formulate complex care plans.

Palliative Care Services

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of our residents and their families facing the problems associated with life -threatening conditions. Our aim is to improve the quality of life of both resident and family helping the individual to live as well as possible until they die, and die with dignity, providing relief form symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness.

Care Services Provided

General Nursing Care

Treatment of disease, disorder or injury accredited nursing care services for those with long term conditions; higher clinical care and personal support needs.

Specialist Dementia Care

Optima Care have specialist nursing services with specially trained staff that understand the challenges associated with complex dementia conditions; helping those who are distressed or at risk of harming themselves.

End of Life Care

Our care homes offer palliative care, where a dedicated team of nurses provide around-the-clock care in a calm and comfortable environment for every resident. We understand that end stage illnesses affect everyone differently, so we work with you to tailor your loved one’s individual care needs.

Our Experienced Team

Katie Maidment

Registered Care Manager

Katie first worked at The Leonard Elms in 1995 as a care assistant. Leaving to undertake her diploma in adult nursing, Katie soon established herself as an accomplished NHS community nurse in Worle.

“I am a motivated and enthusiastic registered general nurse with established managerial and community nursing experience, I strive to improve standards and to enhance patient centred care”
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Ed Bliss

Director of Dementia Services

Ed started work with Optima in 2010 as a Care Assistant. When qualifying with a BSc Hons degree in 2017, Ed went on to specialise in dementia and has further studied at the University of Stirling.

'I am always looking to better improve our service for our residents and families. I love my job and there is nothing that I would rather do'.
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The Optima Care Partnership have announced a new vision and mission statement after a staff-wide survey.

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Congratulations Jan Gosney Registered Care Home Manager and Finalist now in this years Somerset Care Home Manager of the Year Awards Event 2019.

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Contact The Leonard Elms

The Leonard Elms Care Home values your interest in our care services and accommodation. We would be delighted to discuss with you your views, needs and desires for you or your loved one and will respond to your enquiry below as soon as possible; thank you.