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


15 Jul 2016

Three funds managed by County Durham Community Foundation will allow the Vane Tempest Bowling Club to replace their out-dated kitchen and enable them to provide in-house cooking for their social events.

The William Leech Fund, Four Seasons Healthcare Fund and Durham AAP Fund, all contributed to the kitchen refurbishment grant of £2,664 which was much-needed as the kitchen no longer complied with health and safety standards.

Established in 1951 and based in Gilesgate, members of the bowling club are mostly from the local community. It provides member with social and competitive bowling and it is a member of Bowls England and Bowls Durham. Members use bowling as a way to keep fit and active, maintain mental well-being and independence. The social side of meeting with similar minded friends is just as important as playing bowls.

The new kitchen will not only provide a facility for social events but will hopefully attract new members and an additional income stream.

Richard Leech, fund holder of the William Leech Fund, who visited the bowling club with Sandra Brown, Regional Manager of Four Seasons Healthcare Fund, commented: “It’s great to see the Club providing these facilities for older people to keep them active and foster new friendships. We have been able to help them in a fairly modest way through our fund and their request was topped up by other funds held by the Community Foundation. They offer an important service to their bowling members and we are delighted to support them.”

Sandra Brown, Regional Manager, added: “This grant fits so well with Four Seasons Healthcare corporate social responsibility. Our purpose is all about supporting older people through our care homes and so it was perfect that we could add to the grant to refurbish the bowling club kitchen - an essential facility for the Club.”

Sheila Chapman, fund manager at County Durham Community Foundation added: “Although our grants are fairly small, they are often vital to grassroots organisations throughout our area of benefit. The Vane Tempest Bowling Club provides such an important resource for local people and we are delighted that these funders have chosen to make this award.”

Ken Simpson, chairman of the Vane Tempest Bowling Club said: “We are thrilled to receive this grant and be able to fit a new kitchen which will mean we can increase our offer to members and potentially attract new ones. Unfortunately the old kitchen was no longer fit for purpose and the refurbishment afforded by these grants mean that we now comply with current health and safety regulations. It’s also great to meet the funders and have them visit our Club.

Anyone interested is joining the Vane Tempest Bowling Club should contact Jon Webster on 0191 3721897 or email Jon at jonwebster21@gmail.com

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.”

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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 561406

01380 729299

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