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.
Friendly caring staff and management, food not to all tastes but alternatives offered.
All in all a comfy home, suitable for all.
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.
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.
What can one say, excellent. After I have been coming to see my husband for 10 years.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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
23 May 2016
Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, claimed the Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health and Learning Disability Award, beating tough competition at the Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Northern Ireland, said: “Everyone at Four Seasons wants to congratulate Lorraine on her success. She is an outstanding example in this field and her award is very well deserved.”
Lorraine qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1998, and now leads Four Seasons diverse mental health services. She is an advocate for ensuring people who have mental health issues have a voice and can make decisions enabling their independence.
Carol Cousins added: “Lorraine beat the competition in this category because of her continued hard work and dedication in this field. She has ran a number of projects which have increased people’s independence, with the ultimate goal of them living on their own or with residential support. Well done again Lorraine. We are all very proud of you.”
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers page.
12 May 2016
Animals have a calming effect on people. Whether you settle down and pet your cat or dog, cuddle a guinea pig or rabbit, your stresses ebb away as you relax.
Why should this be any different in care homes? To showcase the benefits of pet therapy Avonmead Care Home’s Home Manager Kevin Walsh and Personal Activities Leader Jayne, took to the Wiltshire airwaves to tell the people of Devizes and the surrounding areas about the benefits.
Kevin Walsh, Home Manger, said: “At Avonmead we have two Guinea Pigs. Every Friday the residents have cuddle time with them and have all sorts of fun. The residents have benefited enormously from having the guinea pigs, many of them had pets before they came to us, so having pets here gives Avonmead a real sense of home.
“I would recommend Pet Therapy to anyone working in care homes. Animals can open a resident up in more ways than a person sometimes can. It doesn’t have to be domesticated, ‘safe’ pets either, there are places out there that bring in more exotic creatures for residents to handle.”
Jayne, Personal Activities Leader, said: “Being on the radio was great fun. We even took one of the guinea pigs into the studio with us, so the presenter could meet them first hand, and experience pet therapy for themselves.”
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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Contact our home
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