Welcome to Harbour View Care Home
You'll find Harbour View Lodge in a residential area of Whitehaven, Cumbria, overlooking the harbour and town, within easy reach of shops and other amenities.
Here our registered nurses, and care assistants, many who've completed their NVQs in health and social care, provide high quality 24-hour care. We're experienced in looking after people with varied and complex needs, both long term and for short respite stays.
Harbour View Lodge has well laid-out gardens, and residents can enjoy the fresh sea air sitting out here or on the patio. Our communal lounges and dining rooms are bright and airy and enjoy views over the Irish Sea.
All bedrooms are single en-suite, and fitted with a nurse-call system. We love residents to personalise these spaces with mementos from their own homes, and they're welcome to choose their own decor and bedding if they prefer.
Life at Harbour View Care Home
Everyone living at Harbour View Lodge is encouraged or assisted to make their own choices. Our activities coordinator works hard to provide a full and varied programme to suit all age groups.
Residents enjoy going out for a look around the shops or for lunch in the local pub. Singers, dancers, magicians, theatre groups and other entertainers often visit to perform. Our staff members need no excuse to hold a fancy dress day or, weather permitting, a barbecue.
The local Roman Catholic church holds a monthly service in the home, and visitors from other denominations visit regularly.
Our local library offers an at-home service - residents receive a bag of books of their choice, or DVDs, and can keep hold of these for several weeks after which time they're collected and a new supply issued.
Everyone treated him with respect and kindness and fairly good humour which I know he appreciated more than words can express. He enjoyed the concert very much and it gave me a good deal of pleasure to see him having such a good laugh!
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...
Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Harbour View Care...
Harbour View Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
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 Harbour View Care Home in Whitehaven. 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
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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27 Oct 2015
A Practice Support Nurse for Four Seasons Health Care has been awarded a space on a travel scholarship which is run by the Florence Nightingale Foundation. The scholarship is designed to give nurses and midwives the chance to study in different areas, in both the UK and overseas, in order for them to enhance their patient care within their roles.
Ann Geraghty, who has been awarded the scholarship, is a Practice Support Nurse for the Northern Ireland and Wales regions of Four Seasons Health Care. Both her and the team she is part of felt it would be a good idea to apply for the scholarship after noticing the difference in practice their colleagues from the EU had brought to the UK. Ann had to go through an interview process and was notified shortly after that she had in fact been awarded the scholarship.
The scholarship will allow Ann to travel to Portugal and Romania to study and learn more about the differences in practice in comparison to the UK – this will enable the company to integrate these findings into our own practice. It will also give Ann the chance to meet with various health care professionals in the UK to share the knowledge gained from the trip.
Melanie Bowden, Practice Support Manager, told us “This is a very prestigious, nationally recognised award and we are so delighted that our practice support team, Ann in particular, have been selected this year. It will allow Ann to be exposed to the differences in practice and pick up skills she can bring back to the UK. We are all very proud of Ann”.
Congratulations Ann Geraghty, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.
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