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
28 Apr 2016
Flower Park Care Home had an unexpected visitor last week in the shape of Stewart from Rotherham FM.
Angela Cooper, the Activities Coordinator from the home explained: “I contacted Rotherham FM regarding their car sticker competition. I never expected to hear back never mind see Stewart in the flesh. It was lovely meeting Stewart and the rest of the team, their arrival really made my day, even if I was a little nervous when asked to be interviewed on the radio.
“The residents really enjoyed seeing what behind the scenes was like at a local radio station too. It was nice to put a face to a name and a voice that we’ve all heard on the radio.
“I want to thank Stewart for visiting, please feel free to pop back into Flower Park anytime for a cup of tea.”
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27 Apr 2016
Last week we profiled some very special residents who shared their birthday with the Queen. Now we thought we’d show how our homes raised the flag to celebrate Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.
South Park Care Home in York held a spring fair, complete with sweet stalls, a hot dog stand and homemade cakes. The residents had a fantastic time, and were even joined by members of the local community who raised a glass for Her Highness. The home held a raffle with lots of fantastic prizes. Everyone felt like a winner and the day was rounded off beautifully.
Regency Care Home in Whitefield had a slightly more serene celebration. Residents watched the Queen on TV as she made her way up the Mall – some it appeared had very similar fashion sense to Her Royal Highness – and raised a glass to her health. The residents then took a look at a Royal Scrapbook detailing how things had changed in the 63 years Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne. Later on the residents enjoyed a quiz which had a royal twist.
Hesslewood House Care Home in Hessle celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a little bit of nostalgia. In 1981 the Queen opened the Humber Bridge. At that time Hesslewood was an orphanage. One of the maintenance men at the home was working at the orphanage, and alongside some of the children welcomed Queen Elizabeth II as she opened the bridge.
Church and Manor View Care Home in Doncaster had a royal visitor in the shape of team member Joanne Morley, who came dressed as the Queen. The residents and their families were also joined by local radio station TMCR who turned the home into a royal disco, at which everyone danced the afternoon away.
Up in Berwick-upon-Tweed at Hillside Lodge Care Home residents settled down and watched a film all about the Queen. After the movie the residents all donned their Union Jack hats and waved their flags as they sang ‘God Save the Queen’ quickly followed by Happy Birthday, before enjoying a well-deserved cup of tea and slice of cake.
At Croxteth Park Care Home in Liverpool the residents took to the garden for a party, all thanks to the lovely spring sunshine – and the team. The garden was decorated with bunting and the residents raised a glass to her Majesty’s health.
There was a stamp of approval at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham as resident Margaret Dawson aid tribute to Her Royal Highness by creating Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait made solely of stamps from the realm. Entertainer Colin Summer helped the afternoon go with a swing. The ‘Queen’ made time in her busy schedule to make a special guest appearance and after blowing out her birthday candles, she settled down to a slice of cake and cup of tea with the residents.
Up in Scotland the sun was shining too. At Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine everyone took to the garden for a party, complete with bunting, party hats and a BBQ. Everyone had a fantastic time and sang a special rendition of Happy Birthday for the Queen.
Meanwhile, over at Laganvale Care Home in Moira residents basked in the spring sunshine whilst having a royal BBQ before tucking into a beautiful birthday cake.
At Courtenay House Care Home in Kings Lynn the celebrations started with the team dressing up in the iconic 1920s fashion. Everyone sang the national anthem, before having another good old sing song this time focussing on classics from the 1920s. It did seem like a step back in time at the home.
Romford Grange Care Home in Romford threw a street party fit for a Queen, which included guest appearances from Soap royalty, June Brown (aka Dot Branning – Eastenders) and the Pearly Queen. The Court Care Home in Ballymoney also threw a royal birthday bash with residents wishing Queen Elizabeth II man happy returns.
Meanwhile at Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead residents embraced their arty nature, creating all the decorations used to adorn the home, before settling down to a royal banquet all in honour of Her Majesty’s 90th year.
At Woodview Care Home in Lincoln they marked the Queen’s birthday by having their very own bake off competition. Cakes, brownies and flapjacks were presented to a panel of very willing residents to judge the competition. Entries were marked on both their appearance and taste and awards were given to best decorated, best taste and best overall bake. Best overall bake went to a carrot cake which was made by administrator Sarah.
Balmoral Care Home in Sheffield celebrated the royal birthday alongside some fluffy friends, as Pet’s At Home brought some rabbits for the guests to enjoy. Residents and the team dressed up and had a right royal time.
At Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield residents sat down to a royal tea party to commemorate Her Majesty’s birthday.
Other parties were held at other homes across the UK, including Highstone Mews Care Home, Hartwell Care Home, Ladyville Lodge Care Home and Cherry Trees Care Home. Meanwhile Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside held a party which everyone near and far attended. A resident's relative said: "the party was brilliant, the decorations was out of this world, a lot of work was put into it, and the food was great. The people were amazing, everybody was having fun and Norman who played the music was very good to the residents.”
Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster welcomed the community and the all of the royal family, including Princes William and Harry to their royal tea party, which then turned into a disco. Everyone had a fun afternoon.
In Nottinghamshire, at the Old Vicarage Care Home, everyone nominated resident Audrey to be Queen for the day - complete with tiara and pearls. The 'Singing Major' came in to entertain everyone, and got them all singing and dancing. Everyone then settled down with a glass of fizz and slice of cake - cut by Queen Audrey - to round off the day.
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes Her Majesty many happy returns.
27 Apr 2016
At the start of the year, Cyd Akerill, Resident Experience Support Manager was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen for her contribution to nursing.
Back in March, Cyd travelled to Buckingham Palace to receive her award. She told us this about her day.
“I was very honoured and humbled to receive my award. Meeting the Queen is a memory I hope I never lose. The day itself was lovely, I can’t even begin to describe it. All the staff at the palace made the day extra special, and treated everyone like it was their first investiture they’ve ever had. I had a lovely day and it’s an honour to receive this award.”
Everyone at Four Seasons congratulates you on you award Cyd!
Contact our 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