Welcome to Amelia House Care Home
You'll find Amelia House, in the village of Rawcliffe in the East Riding of Yorkshire, near York.
Here we provide residential and nursing care, and specialist care for people with dementia. People living here have varying needs, from specialist nursing support to general assistance with everyday living. Some stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods.
Inside, residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit. To add to this we also have a dementia cafe and cinema room for everyone to use.
We also have a salon offering treatments including hairdressing, massage and manicures.
Life at Amelia House Care Home
People living here get very involved with our activities coordinator to plan our programme of events, pastimes and entertainment. This includes arts and crafts, baking and gentle gardening, as well as quizzes and musical performances.
We produce a newsletter to let residents and their families know what's coming up, and use our minibus on regular local outings. We also have themed family days, and celebrate seasonal events such as Valentine's Day, Christmas and New Year.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Each warm and welcoming dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen. Our highly nutritious and varied menus - catering for all dietary and cultural needs - are displayed to show the choices available.
All of our food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We also enjoy catering for special celebrations for residents, such as birthdays and anniversaries.
It is never an easy decision to place a much-loved and respected parent into care, but after a good deal of research and visiting several care homes we knew that Amelia House was the right choice for us. Being purpose-built the building is large, light, and airy and there is plenty of open space for residents to walk around in safety. The communal sitting rooms are comfortable and the dining rooms are furnished more like restaurant rooms. Most importantly, the staff (management, nurses and care assistants) are welcoming, friendly, and very caring; they couldn't do any more for my Dad. He is respected and looked after and treated as an individual. The staff have got to know him as a person and always call him by his name and chat to him about the things that interest him. Since coming to Amelia House my Dad's health has improved and he is much more relaxed and contented than he was at home. He can choose to watch TV or read in his own room (which is a good size and well-furnished) or keep company in the lounge. There is a quiet room for family time if we choose to use it. Family are welcome any time and the staff have got to know us too. We work with them to ensure Dad is as comfortable and content as he can be. We are very grateful to Amelia House for everything they are doing for us as a family.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
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Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Amelia House Care Home in York. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
2 Mar 2017
Residents from Amelia House Care Home in York had a taste of dungeon life when they visited the York Castle Museum.
The intrepid historians took a step through time visiting the Victorian street of Kildergate, popping into the old fashioned shops, trying on period hats and even going through a World War One bunker.
David Ramage, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed their trip out to the museum. They were eager to tell me that they were locked in the dungeon for being mischievous, but it was all done in good fun. They’re planning their next outing now, as they enjoyed this special experience so much.”
15 Dec 2016
Residents at Amelia House Care Home in York threw a peaceful party with a twist, as they themed it all around peace and love.
David Ramage, Home Manager, explained: “The residents said they wanted to do a hippy themed party, so our activities lady Jenny helped them to throw the best party they could.
“The residents started off making tye dye t-shirts which they wore to the party before enjoying some lovely flower power cakes. The party was wrapped up with the definitive ‘peace out’ sign made by the residents. It was one of the more chilled out and peaceful parties we’ve had here at the home, but I’m sure the next one won’t be as serene. “
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Amelia House Care Home in York, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: David Ramage
Coningham Avenue, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 5NH