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Parsons Grange

Trusted to care in Shinfield - Reading, Berkshire

Trusted to care in Shinfield - Reading, Berkshire|With 40 years’ experience,
Care UK are experts in delivering award winning care|Care UK is the most awarded care home provider for the last three years|Discover why Care UK is trusted to care by over 9,000 families


Discover more about the care we provide

We at Parsons Grange in Shinfield are proud to provide care for older people with a wide variety of needs, 24 hours a day, all year round.

With person-centred care at the heart of what we do, we treat getting to know your loved one really well as our highest priority. That’s how we can be sure of delivering them the very best support, down to the smallest detail, creating a rich and fulfilling experience that’s based entirely around their unique needs and preferences.

With so much to consider when choosing a place for your loved one to live, we know this can be a daunting task at first. That’s why we’ve compiled the following handy guide to the types of care we offer.

Types of care at Parsons Grange

Residential care

Community and companionship take centre stage in our vibrant modern home, with seasonal event and entertainment to suit every mood and occasion. Your loved one will be spoilt for choice when it comes to engaging activities and pastimes, not to mention mellow and relaxing places to spend quality time - comfortable lounges, our well-kept gardens, sumptuous dining room, inviting library area and more. We even have a gym. Plus, they’ll always have the opportunity for a friendly chat over a cuppa with like-minded people. 

At the end of a busy day, they’ll be able to find peaceful solace in their own beautifully-furnished en suite room, decorated to their taste and filled with beloved possessions to evoke fond memories. With our team members keeping things neat and clean as well as sensitively providing personal care if needed, your loved one will be looking and feeling their best, ready for whatever their active lifestyle brings. They’ll have complete peace of mind knowing that they’re never more than a footstep away from a qualified team member, day or night.

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Nursing care

Our highly qualified team is experienced in providing care for a wide range of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and more. Your loved one will benefit from a fully comprehensive plan tailored to their needs and requirements, which we’ll review regularly in conjunction with GPs and specialist medical professionals. Our capable colleagues will be on hand day and night to offer clinical support to your loved one, should they need us for anything at all.

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Nursing dementia care

Our dedicated team has received the highest standard of training in caring for older people living with dementia, as well as for other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke and brain injury. We’ll produce a bespoke plan centred around your loved one’s unique set of needs, reviewing it regularly to accommodate for any changes in their abilities. We work closely with GPs and clinical specialists to ensure the very best outcome. You can trust that our team will be on hand 24/7 to provide expert medical care whenever they are needed.

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Respite care

If looking after a loved one at home has you under strain, we’d be happy to help by offering them our short-term respite care, allowing you to take a much-needed break. Let us lighten the load by helping out while you enjoy some valuable ‘me time’ to recharge physically and emotionally from the great work you do. Our sympathetic team is also here to provide extra TLC to hospital leavers before returning home.

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End of life care

When your loved one reaches the end of their life, our empathetic and experienced team is here to help them - and you and your family - through this emotional time. We’ll work with GPs and medical professionals to follow a carefully prepared plan, ensuring that every one of your loved one’s wishes and requirements are adhered to. With expert palliative care and creating a calm and comfortable atmosphere, we’re committed to supporting them every step of the way.

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Living well with dementia at Parsons Grange

Dementia care at Parsons Grange

Every aspect of life is based around the needs of our valued residents, including those living with dementia.

In their comfortable private room, we encourage your loved one to surround themselves with familiar belongings to help them feel at home. It’ll be a great place for them to relax or catch up with a favourite television show. We’ll keep everything spick and span, including laundry, as well as providing discreet personal care such as bathing and dressing if needed. You’ll have complete reassurance that your loved one will have full access to one of our team members at any hour of the day or night.

Getting to know you

We take the time to get to know you and your loved one, putting each individual's needs, desires and choices at the heart of the care we provide.

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Dementia friendly environments

Our immediate surroundings can have a huge impact on our quality of life, particularly when trying to make sense of the world around us. We work with academic partners to create care home environments that help people living with dementia to live as independent and stress-free a life as possible.

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Our people and training

Our people are chosen for their attitude, dedication and caring nature and we are committed to their on-going training and development. From our carers and nurses, to our activity coordinators, chefs and maintenance teams, we will go the extra mile to build strong relationships – not just with individuals living in our care homes, but also with their friends and family.

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Support for families and carers

We understand that a dementia diagnosis will affect more than just one individual and we're here to support you and your family. Seeing a loved one change can be a difficult and heart-breaking experience and often the process of needing or delivering care can change family relationships significantly.

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Namaste care

We are proud to offer namaste care to residents living with advanced dementia. The purpose of namaste care is to give comfort and pleasure through sensory stimulation. Our namaste sessions are run by trained carers and involve individual caring touch, such as a hand or foot massages, music therapy, themed sensory and gentle movement sessions, or simply reminiscing.

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Delivering quality care

At Care UK every member of our team has a personal and professional commitment to providing excellent care.

We believe choice should be at the heart of every resident’s care. That’s why our teams are trained to deliver person-centred care. Residents and their families are involved in decisions about their care and are treated as individuals with unique wishes and needs.

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At Care UK our teams hold our values of caring, passionate and teamwork at the centre of the care they deliver.

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The care we provide is built around the latest academic research and knowledge. Our teams recieve award winning training and induction programmes when they join us which is clearly evident in the care we provide.

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Our dedicated and highly trained teams constantly strive to maximise the safety of residents, visitors and colleagues while keeping life as normal and fulfilling as possible for the people we care for.

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Delivering quality care
Delivering quality care
Delivering quality care


We’ve brought together many of the questions that families often ask us. If you need more information, or have any other questions, give our friendly team a call.


We understand people’s anxieties about moving a loved one into a care home. That’s why we make a promise to every new customer about what they can expect from any Care UK home.

We are proud to be the most awarded care home provider for the last two years, with more outstanding rated homes than any other provider. We work with residents and relatives to get their regular feedback, in meetings in each home, through surveys or just in day-to-day conversations. 

Our people are recruited for their positive and caring personalities as much as for their skills. Ultimately, all our care is person-centred – everything we do is tailored to the individual’s needs, preferences and interests.

Whenever you have a question about any aspect of your relative’s care, please bring it up as quickly as possible with any of the home team. Usually any issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently, and the earlier we know about it, the better. At Care UK we take quality extremely seriously and we strive to deliver exceptional care to all our residents, but sometimes things do go wrong. In the unlikely event that you have serious concerns about your loved one’s care, please talk to the home manager immediately who will put a plan in place to resolve the issue to your satisfaction.

Yes, the majority of Care UK homes do provide quality, short term respite care. Many family carers find it a helpful option if they need time to themselves. It’s also a good ‘taster’ of what permanent care would be like. Fees vary from home to home and will depend on your loved one’s needs, so the best option is to contact the home you’re interested in to get a clear idea of cost.

Absolutely. We care for older people who have a variety of needs through residential and nursing care, so you can rest assured that your father will receive the best of care. We also help residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, including doing lifelong hobbies while discovering new interests and enjoying superb food.

Because we provide such a broad range of services, we can support residents with very high intensity needs. This means that as a person’s condition changes, they can stay in the same familiar home environment supported by people they know and trust.

We will always ensure that we support and provide the best quality care for your loved one from residential, dementia through to nursing and palliative care. We will always inform you of the changes in your loves one's needs and discuss the options with you.

Yes we can. The majority of our homes provide specialist dementia care in dedicated dementia suites. These suites have their own dining area and lounge, as well as a number of en-suite bedrooms. They are designed to minimise hustle and bustle, which people living with dementia can find unsettling. The staff who work in these areas have specialist dementia training and experience and can cater for residents with these very specific, high-level needs.

Yes, the majority of our homes provide specialist dementia care. We care for people living with all types of dementia. While we tend to care for older residents, we are able to care for those who live with the condition at a young age. Please do talk to the friendly team at your local Care UK home to find out how they can support you. They’re here to help.

Find out more about our approach to dementia care.

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to care ratios. Our care ratios are calculated to take into account the complexity level and general care needs of each resident, so these will vary from suite to suite in each home.

We understand people may feel more comfortable with a carer who is the same gender when receiving personal care and will always to do our utmost to ensure residents' wishes are met.

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