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.
Life at Avonmead Care Home
We have a dedicated activities coordinator and we hold coffee mornings twice a week at which we look forward to seeing residents' family and friends.
We visit the market twice a month. People living here can also enjoy regular quizzes, cards and games, as well as our regular celebrations of the international days of our staff. Residents come come along to our weekly church service, and reminiscence sessions, and visit the library.
Being here makes me happy and the family atmosphere I believe has aided my recovery. The staff are all exceptional and treat me with kindness and respect. The Personal Activities Leader makes my days happy, she arranges the activities and makes us laugh.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Avonmead Care...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
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
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Personal telephone
6 Oct 2015
Eileen Dunlop, Head of Human Resource and Training for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland and Wales, is in the running for the Royal College of Nursing Council elections to become a representative for Northern Ireland. The Royal College of Nursing hold these elections each year to give candidates the chance to ensure members’ voices are heard and have an influence on policy.
Eileen has held various nursing leadership roles for 24 years of her career and is eager to develop further relations within this sector. She told us “As I’m currently Head of Human Resources and Training, I have been instrumental in developing good relations between our organisation and the RCN. I believe that independent sector nurses should have the support of a representative organisation. I am eager to support diversity within nursing and I will take every opportunity to ensure the voice of all nurses is heard”.
For further information on the elections, please visit Royal College of Nursing.
Voting can only be done if you are a nurse member of the Royal College of Nursing.
Nurse members will have received the ballot papers which need to be returned to the Electoral Reform Services by Monday 9th November.
Good luck Eileen, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.
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, Janet Rowland on 01380 729188, who will be delighted to discuss it with you in more detail.
17 Sep 2015
Gary Cousins, Infection Control and Clinical Development Nurse at Four Seasons Health Care NI, is running an Infection Protection and Control day for nursing link staff at a number of Four Seasons care homes today, 17th September 2015.
The focus of the day is to improve the effectiveness of the link role, and to drive quality improvements in day to day nursing practice. Four Seasons are delighted to have the involvement of Rose Gallagher, Infection Control Adviser from the Royal College of Nursing as part of the day. Rose is running a workshop called ‘build a link person’ which asks link staff to assess their capabilities and limitations in communicating with and influencing others.
Other focuses of the day will be on ‘using clinical audits effectively - quality improvement versus quality assurance’ and ‘A Clostridium Difficile outbreak- what did we learn?’.
To read the blog of the day click here. A short podcast interview with Gary and Rose will follow the day to give a brief explanation of why the training was put together, how the collaborative working will benefit both Four Seasons and the Royal College of Nursing, and other key learnings.