Welcome to Belle Vue Care Home
You'll find Belle Vue Care Home in Paignton, Devon. Here we provide nursing care for people who are elderly and frail, or mentally infirm.
Our team works hard to create a warm homely environment that encourages each resident to feel they're part of an extended family; that this is their home, not just a place to receive care.
We're always looking to redecorate and refurbish rooms, corridors and communal areas to give the people living here the best possible experience. There's also a lovely, well-kept garden.
Life at Belle Vue Care Home
Our activities coordinator uses each resident's activities and social profiles to understand the hobbies and interests they love best, so they can continue to enjoy them here. Spouses are also consulted on likes and dislikes.
In addition, we have activities involving the whole home, such as our summer barbecue, attended by residents, their families and friends; and our Easter bonnet parade, complete with hats made by staff.
We organise group entertainment with outside performers coming in, and are happy to arrange outings as residents request.
To anyone considering a much needed home for their loved one, may I as a onetime stressed and concerned wife, recommend Four Seasons Health Care.
My husband, who has been at Belle Vue Care Home now for four months, has happily settled into his new environment and as I live in Scotland, am only able to make visits every 10 weeks, however, am in regular contact with experienced, caring staff. Nothing requested is too much trouble for them, but the care of their 'family' and family members. The spirit in me bows to the spirit in them all and Four Seasons Management should be very proud of their staff.
Types of care
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...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Belle Vue Care Home in Paignton. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in rooms
- Flat screen TV in lounge
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
7 Mar 2017
Joanne Strain is Head of Nursing at Four Seasons Health Care
I began my career as a nurse with Four Seasons Health Care in 1999. I had done my training as a mature student. I first worked in a FSHC care home about 25 years ago after having my four children and then I moved to a nursing auxiliary position with a local Trust.
I decided I wanted to fulfil my dream of being a nurse and I went about gaining the 5 GCSE’s I needed to get into nursing college/university. Just before I started nursing school, I was one of ten people in NI to complete what was then the very new NVQ in direct care.
My desire was not to work in a hospital but in a care home – my career to date was working with mainly older people – even during my nurse training, I preferred medical wards to other wards because of the high percentage of older people needing care.
I started working as a staff nurse and within a year I was a sister/deputy manager. During this time I completed my degree and I then moved in 2001 to be a home manager. During this time I opened a small very successful dementia residential unit within the large home. This was in the days when we were just beginning to understand that we needed to rethink the way we managed dementia care.
In 2004 I became a regional manager and had 14 homes in my portfolio. As the need for good dementia care intensified, we opened more dementia units across the region and even extended a learning disability unit providing very specific care according to need.
My passion for elderly people and dementia care led me to undertake a post graduate diploma in dementia studies at Stirling University.
In 2012, I was fortunate to become Head of Nursing, Care Standards and Quality in NI. During these years myself and my team set up many pro-active initiatives including a training centre where we successfully helped many nurses update their clinical skills. Some of the pro-active training such as G-Tube replacement and complex tracheostomy care meant that residents did not need to go to hospital – it is my vision for the coming year to implement clinical training sites across the MD regions to enable our nurses to be up-skilled and confident leaders.
I took up the post of Head of Nursing (UK) at the beginning of 2016. I have continued my passion for learning and one of the areas I wanted to review was adult safeguarding. I have now completed a post graduate diploma in Adult Safeguarding and am now in my MA year.
I have been really impressed by the standard of care and leadership of our nurses across the UK and believe we can build on that. I am confident that FSHC are leaders in care and that nurses are absolutely central to continuing to lead across the sector.
Of course I have to mention all the great things we hope to accomplish this year which will help our nurses such as the nurses forum, face book as well as a brand new nurse specific Twitter site where we will not only continue to ‘tweet’ news but we will hold Twitter Chats as guided by your needs.
We will involve nurses more in various projects going forward. I believe we are leaders in this field and no other providers come close to the nurse communication strategy that FSHC has planned this year. My vision for our 3000 nurses is to have nurses who believe that we are all leaders and will continually strive to provide the best care possible for our residents.
13 Aug 2016
Residents at Belle Vue Care Home in Paignton heard the sound of twit two as they welcomed some owls into their home.
Lynette Pratley, Home Manager, explained: “The residents really enjoyed seeing the owls. It’s not every day you get to see owls up close and personal, and some of our residents even had a chance to hold one.
“Pet therapy like this is good for residents, as it helps them to relax. We all look forward to welcoming the owls back at a later date.”
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Belle Vue Care Home in Paignton, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
8 Belle Vue Road, Paignton, TQ4 6ER