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
18 Nov 2015
Throughout October Four Season’s Health Care have been celebrating Older People’s Day, an event which recognises the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society.
As well as a variety of events and celebrations across the county, we have been talking to and filming residents, their families and our staff to hear their ‘words of wisdom’.
Many residents at our homes talked to us about what they have learnt during their lives, and any advice they have to share. We also talked to their families and the team here at Four Seasons about what they have learnt from residents and the older people in their lives.
From lessons on enjoying life and focusing on your family, to some slightly cheekier messages, it has been fantastic to hear from people at our homes across the country. To hear some of the words of wisdom click on the video below.
16 Nov 2015
A six-month long pilot scheme has taken place at Springfield Care Home in Blackburn. The scheme was introduced by Dr Tanveer Ahmed, who recognised that giving patients a dose of saline in early stages of illness could cut down on hospital admissions.
Dr Ahmed spent an hour visiting Springfield each day to monitor the health of 14 residents. Residents that were recognised as being dehydrated were prescribed with an IV of saline for three to five days within the care home setting. The intervention of early saline has helped cut down hospital admissions by 75% and in turn, improved residents’ health and saved hundreds of pounds in expensive treatments.
The intervention ran for a total of six months and has seen a reduction of hospital referrals decrease from 4% to 1% this month. This overall has saved the hospital at least £800 to £1,000 per day per patient.
Dr Ahmend said “It seems quite impressive that a small amount of IV given earlier on in any kind of illness could have such benefits. It’s amazing to see how the residents feel psychologically a lot healthier when they are in the care home environment. When a resident is dehydrated, they tend not to involve themselves in physiotherapy – with this supplementation of saline, they are much likely to improve because they are participating in the physiotherapy”.
To read more on the scheme, please click here.
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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, on 01380 729188, who will be delighted to discuss it with you in more detail.