Welcome to Avonmead Care Home

Avonmead 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, dressing...

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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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Short-stay care

Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Avonmead Care...

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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


27 Apr 2016

At the start of the year, Cyd Akerill, Resident Experience Support Manager was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen for her contribution to nursing.

Back in March, Cyd travelled to Buckingham Palace to receive her award. She told us this about her day.

“I was very honoured and humbled to receive my award. Meeting the Queen is a memory I hope I never lose. The day itself was lovely, I can’t even begin to describe it. All the staff at the palace made the day extra special, and treated everyone like it was their first investiture they’ve ever had. I had a lovely day and it’s an honour to receive this award.”

Everyone at Four Seasons congratulates you on you award Cyd!


4 Mar 2016

Introducing the two furry little friends of Avonmead Care Home in Devizes – each Friday the residents have ‘Guinea Pig cuddle time’ where they are joined by the animals for an hour of snuggles and fun.

The home decided to get the Guinea Pigs for the residents as they knew how beneficial pets can be for them, and it also gives Avonmead a real sense of home for everyone. The residents really enjoy having cuddle time with the pets and look forward to it each week.

Jayne, Personal Activities Leader, told us “The Guinea Pigs are a great addition to Avonmead – we all love them and they are lovely little characters. The residents love to have cuddles with them; some have had Guinea Pigs as pets before so it’s familiar for them”.

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22 Sep 2015

Even the most devoted carer needs a break sometimes, and that’s where Avonmead Care Home in Devizes can help. Whether it is for a few days or a few weeks, we are here to step in when you or your carer need us. Pre-bookable short stay care means you are free to plan your holidays and short breaks in advance without having to worry about your loved one.

Every year, we’re entrusted with respite or short stay care by hundreds of families. Our high standards mean every resident is in the safest of hands, receiving the very best of care, tailored to their individual needs.

A short stay at Avonmead Care Home can be worthwhile for many reasons:

  • You need to take a holiday to recharge your batteries
  • You’re feeling unwell yourself and need time to recuperate
  • A relative or patient is recovering from an illness/operation and needs extra support
  • Together, you think long term care may be an option but would like a trial stay

If you are interested in short stay care at Avonmead Care Home please contact the Home Manager, Kevin Walsh on 01380 729188, who will be delighted to discuss it with you in more detail.

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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.

Care home manager: Kevin Walsh

11 Canal Way, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2UB

01380 729188

01380 729299

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