We offer long and short term nursing care and also day care for adults together with specialist care for the elderly frail, respite, convalescent and palliative care.

All bedrooms are newly furnished with resident preferences on décor always accommodated where practical. All bedrooms come equipped with electric beds, call bells, and televisions. Whilst all rooms are fully furnished, the Home does encourage residents to bring with them familiar pieces of furniture to make themselves feel at home.

Our communal areas are centrally located in the home and are designed to provide comfort and a homely feel, where our residents can relax and socialise. Visitors are welcome at any time and can also join our residents for a drink or meal.

Externally, our residents have access to our vast and lovely private gardens and patio areas. The Home has regular outside events including BBQs, tea parties and fetes.

Our specialist care services include:

Long term residence

Respite care

Individual assessment and care planning with monthly review

Palliative care

24 hour nursing

Social and recreational activities programme



Relatives/Friends and Residents’ Group

Church Services

Laundry Service

Individually priced care packages according to provision


‘Committed to providing an innovative and stimulating programme for our resident’s enjoyment’

We take an interactive and holistic approach to activities, giving as much one to one simulation as possible alongside group activities. The activity co-ordinators are continually updating, planning and implementing new timetables throughout the year tailored to the personal lives and interests of our residents.

Activities not only mentally stimulate and physically motivate our residents but it also enhances their quality of life and wellbeing. Our staff have developed innovative ideas to encourage residents to engage in meaningful and varied activities, including sharing life stories to create ‘memory boxes’. Creative arts, games and reminiscence therapy are always well perceived. Organising entertainment from cinema afternoons and sing-alongs to arranging visits to local places of interest keeps our activity co-ordinators very busy.

About the Knoll Nursing Home

The Knoll Nursing Home is a traditional, well established building lying within substantial grounds. The original house is a detached Victorian, former gentleman’s residence believed to date back to 1891. Though the House has since been modernised into a residential Nursing Home for 34 residents, the character of the original building has been retained.

Yourself or your loved one, will receive 24 hour nursing care, delivered by an extremely professional team of highly qualified nurses and carers. A tailor made and constantly evolving care plan, involving both family and friends and medical practitioners, allows us to offer very effective and well received assistance. As a resident you need not be concerned, as every effort is made to preserve your dignity and self-respect and provide you with the choice you have always enjoyed in your life. Beyond your obvious care needs, we will always strive to accommodate any other wishes or desires residents may have and we like to think we’re very good at it.

Our Team

Joanna McLaughlin

Registered Manager

Diana Lane

Clinical Lead
Diana Lane, Clinical Lead

Diana has been working at The Knoll since February 2014 and qualified as a Registered Nurse from Plymouth University. Having qualified, Diana has worked predominantly in elderly healthcare for over 15 years and her experience and qualifications gained in this setting has proved invaluable to the home.

Andrea Liscombe

Home Administrator
Andrea Lipscombe

Andrea has been the Home Administrator since 2009 and is responsible for the payroll, accounts and invoicing and is proficient in both Microsoft Office and Sage software. Andrea is proud to state that she hasn’t had a day off sick since she started!

Dana McLaughlin

Care Practitioner
Dana McLaughlin

Dana joined the home in 2008 and has worked in a variety of roles including care assistant, cook and housekeeping/laundry. Her hard work, attention to detail and ability to multi task have been rewarded with her current role as Care Practitioner. Dana’s role involves supporting the nurses on shift and she has also been trained in administering medication.