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Ivydene Residential and Nursing Home in Devon

Staniforth Drive, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Devon, PL21 0UJ
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

A forever home in which residents can continue to call home regardless of their needs changing, Ivydene is very much part of the local community.

Set in a quiet residential area of the historic mill town of Ivybridge in Devon, our care home provides residential care, nursing care, dementia care, palliative care and respite care to residents.

The links the home has with groups across Ivybridge, South Hams and beyond are very important to the residents. Every week children from Little Orchard Montessori Nurseries visit the home. Whether reading stories or doing arts and crafts with the residents, their visits are always a highlight. Ivydene’s residents, some of whom receive residential care, dementia care and others who have greater nursing needs, love their visits from students at Dame Hannah Rogers School in Ivybridge.

Members of the Ivybridge U3A (University of the Third Age) are also regular visitors to our residential and nursing home, taking part in arts and crafts sessions with residents.

Representatives from groups like the Parkinson’s Society and Dementia Friends also visit regularly to run sessions with our team, residents and their loved ones.

Ivydene’s treasure Lucy – spreading joy

The home’s dedicated activities leader Lucy Cassidy is so passionate about enriching her residents’ lives that she was shortlisted for the South West regional finals of the Great British Care Awards 2018 in the Care Home Activity Organiser category. The award celebrates individuals who provide activities which reflect their exceptional skills and creativity.

Highlights in her nomination show her determination to make special wishes come true for every one of her residents.

It is not just Lucy; all the members of Ivydene’s team are very special. Some of them have worked there in excess of 10, 15 and even 20 years.

Ivydene will soon have a Namaste room for our dementia residents to enjoy, providing them with total sensory stimulation and relaxation.  The room will include a multi-sensory system which can play soothing music, project lights and images, has bubbles and fibre optic lights. This special piece of equipment will be mobile so that if a resident is receiving nursing or palliative care, it can be used in their bedrooms.

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Pre-bookable respite care at Ivydene

Call our home today on 01752 894 888 or complete our Ivydene enquiry form for more information on how to book respite care in Devon.

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Stories from the home

Exterior of Ivydene care home

Enjoying the summer months

The stunning grounds are truly beautiful in the summer, we like to sit out and listen to the birds from a peaceful spot.

Lucy with a resident and colleague

Lucy, our star!

Activities Co-ordinator Lucy was recognised for her dedication when she made it to the finals of the Great British Care Awards.

Lounge area at Ivydene care home

Choose how to spend your day

We have comfortable lounges and versatile open spaces to enjoy fun and games or a quiet book.

Wife of resident review

"Very, very pleased with my husband's care. Excellent nurses who were caring and involved me in decisions about my husband's treatment."

Facilities at this home


  • Conservatory
  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Namaste room
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Baking
  • Children visits
  • Day trips
  • Gardening
  • Light exercise
  • Live entertainment
  • Minibus

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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Staniforth Drive
Ivybridge, Plymouth
PL21 0UJ
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 5 November 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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