Welcome to Flower Park Care Home
You'll find Flower Park in the village of Denaby Main, outside Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Here our dedicated team provides quality care to people who are frail and elderly, and people with dementia, in two dedicated suites. We have an open-door policy, and always welcome visits and input from the friends and family of those living here.
Our welcoming, comfortable, purpose-built home has beautiful, well maintained gardens.
Inside, it's equally spruce, and there are views over the landscaped park next door.
Life at Flower Park Care Home
Our activities coordinator ensures each person living here has a programme of meaningful and stimulating things to do, based on their own interests and needs. And all group diversions and entertainment are posted around the home so everyone knows what's going on.
Residents use the next-door park for walks, and it's a lovely place to go with relatives and friends.
I would certainly recommend this friendly, accommodating, 'person-centred' care home. It was with a heavy heart that our family made the heartwrenching decision to place our Dad in a care home, particularly given that he would need an EMI placement, which ultimately meant that he would be placed in a setting whereby the residents would be very ill, very challenging and very high maintenence in terms of behaviours, physical, emotional and mental health needs. Initially, I have to hold my hand up and admit, we were all, as an over protective concerned family, extremely reluctant to place our beloved Dad, who had been through so much already, in a place such as this, having seen first hand just how ill these EMI residents are and seemingly how few staff were employed on a general basis, to manage all these severely mentally and physically ill residents all of which had immensely complex needs!
That said, they do manage! In fact they do far more than just 'manage'! They excel in their specialised roles! From cleaner, to cook, from care assistant to nurse, they treat each individual resident as if they were their own family member. My family and I visit Dad daily and without exception, we see the staff upstairs in the EMI unit work tirelessly and empathically, in caring for their residents, from the moment they start their shift til the time they finish and at all times are cheerfully laughing, joking and caring for their residents. And this can be by no means an easy task!! They do care for some extremely challenging behaviours and I admire each one of them. They show genuine care and compassion and a remarkable amount of patience, not only towards accommodating residents,but also well intentioned, oft interfering families like ourselves, of whom each with our particular whims, preferences or concerns, and yet, never a disgruntled, begrudging look comes our way, despite the fact they are always so clearly very busy attending to their residents! What I personally find comforting and refreshing is that resident and family member alike is always welcomed with a smile, a knowing look and above all, honesty, mutual understanding and respect.
The genuinely caring, cheerful, hard working staff are without doubt, the home's greatest asset and should be applauded and celebrated as such. My family and I admire them all immensely for the job they do and the way in which they do it as we know only too well that 'caring' for an ill elderly relative can sometimes be seen as a thankless job, but deep down, each of those residents do appreciate and benefit from their care and support.
The meals are delicious and nutritious and they dish up some lovely traditional deserts, which go down a treat!
There is a lovely little park you can take your family member along to, just outside of the home, and it's lovely to enjoy that much needed 'one to one' quality time with your loved one and get some fresh air. My Dad particularly likes watching the mischievous dogs racing off from their owners!
The home is easily accessible by car or public transport (The Barnsley to Doncaster bus stops at many points from Barnsley, Wombwell, Wath, Mexnorough, Conisborough, Balby, etc up to Doncaster)
My Dad's wellbeing and dignity has now thankfully been restored at Flower Park, thanks to each member of staff and their down to earth common sense approach to caring. He, along with all our family, had endured such an overwhelmingly traumatic journey prior to coming to Flower park and we had truly given up on him having the opportunity, moreover capacity, to enjoy living out his days in relative comfort and dignity, in a place that quite frankly 'allows' him to be himself, without resorting to a chemical solution, in a safe nurturing environment.
For this, our family will always be indebted!
My husband was discharged from hospital on 8/1/16 and admitted to Flower Park Nursing Home on an end of life care plan. He was made welcome from the start and continues to be made welcome. He is still struggling to be independent and has been met with a lot of patience. I have also been treated with kindness and respect.
I find all the carers and nurses work really well and most of the time are under staffed. They are kept clean and fed really well. My partner has been in the home for two years, and is looked after well and seems to like it. The cleaners keep the home clean.
Very happy with the care provided to my wife. All the staff at Flower Park are great!
My brother has been in The Flower Park care home, for eight months, in which time the staff have been very good with him. He was very difficult especially at first when he was abusive. They had so much patience with him, and now he is much better and actually seems to enjoy their company and he even laughs again. He is a different person now, and it's all thanks to the wonderful staff. I cannot thank them enough. I can say it is always a pleasure to visit the home as they try to give each person enjoyment.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
8 Aug 2016
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘mother knows best’. It’s something some of us heard regularly when we were growing up, and then as we turned into our mothers we started to repeat to our own children.
Encompassing everything that our mother’s know, a comedy show aptly named ‘Mother Knows Best’ came to Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster on Wednesday 27th July 2016, providing the residents and their relatives with some light hearted entertainment.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “The show was absolutely fantastic and had everyone laughing from start to finish. I think we could all relate to various parts in the show, whether it was things we’d seen or heard ourselves, or some words of advice we’d given out. Everyone was reciting their favourite bits of the show long after the company had left."
15 Jul 2016
Laughter is indeed the best medicine. This was certainly the case at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster, when everyone embraced International Joke Day on Friday 1st July.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “From the moment everyone woke up to the moment they went to bed, everyone was having a good old laugh. Whether it meant dressing up in funny glasses, telling favourite jokes, or having members of the team delivering bit of stand-up comedy, we catered for everyone’s sense of humour.
“We have a laugh everyday here at Flower Park, but we thought for joke day we’d go the extra mile to ensure everyone had a smile on their face all day.”
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 email@example.com
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Amanda Searle
Rossington Street, Denaby Main, Doncaster, DN12 4TA
01709 860 303