Welcome to Avonmead Care Home

Avonmead Care Home is a purpose-built home near to the beautiful market town of Devizes in Wiltshire, with a beautiful garden and patio overlooking the Kennet and Avon Canal. From here, people enjoy the spectacle of the annual Devizes to Westminster canoe race every Easter.

Avonmead offers a variety of levels of residential and nursing care tailored to suit the individual needs of each resident, and the home have considerable expertise in caring for those with dementia. We also offer short-stay respite care that can be booked up to a year in advance, which can be helpful when planning holidays and short breaks.

At Avonmead Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.

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Life at Avonmead Care Home

A carer and a resident

Friendly caring staff and management, food not to all tastes but alternatives offered.
All in all a comfy home, suitable for all.

Maggie Chart, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Avonmead Care Home

My husband went into respite at Avonmead Care Home temporary. I have been so pleased with the care he has been provided. The staff always willing to listen and help. I would thoroughly recommend the home as have received excellent care.

Linda Marks, Wife of Resident/Service User at Avonmead Care Home

I had no idea a nursing home could be so friendly, warm and informal. The team of carers and nurses are like a family and are so patient with my dad. They laugh a lot and love caring for and being with older people. It´s a small home in a beautiful setting on the canal with a lovely big garden complete with fat hens. One of the best things is that most staff have been there long enough that they really know the residents, and are not just doing this work as a job, but because they find it rewarding. I have been constantly amazed by their kindness and willingness to help solve any problems whether medical, social or practical.

Theresa Coe, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Avonmead Care Home

What can one say, excellent. After I have been coming to see my husband for 10 years.

Maureen Hatter, Wife of Resident/Service User at Avonmead Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Avonmead Care Home whether...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Avonmead Care Home in Devizes. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All ensuite
  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news

nursing care home flowers

25 Jan 2017

Nobody likes staying in hospital. In fact many of us count down the days until we get discharged. But what happens when we still need a bit of care to help us in our rehabilitation before we’re allowed to return home?

This is where Four Seasons Health Care’s Intermediate Care Service can help.

Intermediate care is also known as ‘step-up, step-down’ or rehabilitation care. It can be an alternative to a prolonged or unnecessary hospital stay. It can help you avoid going into hospital in the first place, or provide somewhere to get better when you’re not quite ready to go home. Once you are completely rehabilitated, you are able to return to your own home.

Where would you rather stay to aid your rehabilitation? In hospital? In a care home environment?

With this in mind a number of our homes - with the support of their Local Authority, Primary Care Trusts and the Care Quality Commission - have set up Intermediate Care Beds to aid the transition from hospital, rehabilitation to home.

Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing some of our homes who provide this service.

Our case studies will focus on:

Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “Intermediate care is only a short-term solution. The average length of stay for the purpose of rehabilitation is 6 weeks. It doesn’t mean that people can’t leave before then, but we like to make sure that they’re 100% fighting fit before they leave us.”

More information about our intermediate care service and other types of care and support we offer is available on our website.

joke day at care homes

13 Jul 2016

It appears an Inspector Poirot lookalike snuck into Avonmead Care Home in Devizes at the beginning of the month, to investigate why everyone was having so much fun.

Home Manager, Kevin Walsh donned the disguise as part of the International Joke day celebrations on Friday 1st July 2016.

Kevin Walsh said: “There were lots of fun activities and some very funny jokes doing the rounds around the home. I think some of the jokes came out of a Christmas cracker, but it was important to see everyone having a good time. Laughter is the best medicine, and is very contagious. When I donned my ‘disguise’ the residents and the team alike couldn’t stop howling. I have no idea why. I did keep delivering the line ‘I moustache you a question’, which had the same response the first time and the last time I said it.”

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers section of the website.


1 Jun 2016

When Home Manager Kevin Walsh waited to welcome the latest guest into Avonmead Care Home in Devizes, Charley wasn’t exactly what he was expecting.

The mischievous donkey is one of the home’s latest pet therapy guests, for the residents to pet and relax with. Before Charley met the residents, he was treated to a show round the home. Not content with just seeing the lounge he also wanted to visit some of the bedrooms, and even began to get in the lift.

Kevin Walsh said: “Charley was definitely a character. Once we got him into the lounge with the residents though he really came into his own and all of the residents really loved seeing him. Some even remarked that he’s bigger than our Avonmead guinea pigs.

“Charley was certainly a talking point with residents all reminiscing about the donkey rides they used to have as children. They were very sad when it was time for Charley to leave. I’d like to thank Charley and his very patient handler for coming in to visit us.”

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers section of the website.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Avonmead Care Home in Devizes, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

11 Canal Way, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2UB

01380 561406

01380 729299

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