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.
We could not have wished for our mam to have spent her final days in the hands of such wonderful staff.
We think Ken was the most settled and happiest in the past 12 months. Our minds were settled knowing he was so well cared for.
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...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Harbour View Care Home whether...
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
25 Jan 2017
Nobody likes staying in hospital. In fact many of us count down the days until we get discharged. But what happens when we still need a bit of care to help us in our rehabilitation before we’re allowed to return home?
This is where Four Seasons Health Care’s Intermediate Care Service can help.
Intermediate care is also known as ‘step-up, step-down’ or rehabilitation care. It can be an alternative to a prolonged or unnecessary hospital stay. It can help you avoid going into hospital in the first place, or provide somewhere to get better when you’re not quite ready to go home. Once you are completely rehabilitated, you are able to return to your own home.
Where would you rather stay to aid your rehabilitation? In hospital? In a care home environment?
With this in mind a number of our homes - with the support of their Local Authority, Primary Care Trusts and the Care Quality Commission - have set up Intermediate Care Beds to aid the transition from hospital, rehabilitation to home.
Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing some of our homes who provide this service.
Our case studies will focus on:
- Westview Lodge Care Home in Hartlepool
- Pelton Grange Care Home, Brockwell Court Care Home and Hollie Hill Care Home in County Durham
- Springfield Care Home in Blackburn
- Pellon Care Centre in Halifax
- Harrogate Lodge Care Home in Leeds
- Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland
- Grove House Care Home in the Wirral
Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “Intermediate care is only a short-term solution. The average length of stay for the purpose of rehabilitation is 6 weeks. It doesn’t mean that people can’t leave before then, but we like to make sure that they’re 100% fighting fit before they leave us.”
6 Jan 2017
Residents from 8 Four Seasons care homes in Northumberland revived the traditional tea dance when they got together for a social afternoon on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at the New Delaval & Newsham Working Men’s Club. They were joined by friends, relatives and staff, and members of the local community.
As well as taking to the dance floor, guests were invited to take part in a sing-along session and bingo. There was a range of refreshments served and a chance to take part in a raffle.
Rob Heane, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in Northumberland, said, “The social afternoon is a great way for residents to get out enjoying themselves, to meet people from other Four Seasons care homes and engage with members of the wider local community. This event is a regular occurrence, and it’s great to see it go from strength to strength each time we run it. Here’s to the next one.”
The afternoon and early evening dances, with a civilised break for tea and refreshments, are coming back into vogue. Before the 1950s, tea dances were a popular way to socialise; however, they declined in the 60s as the club and disco scene emerged. They are now beginning to make a return to popularity, possibly linked to the success of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
15 Dec 2016
Earlier this year Her Majesty the Queen celebrated turning 90.
Here at Four Seasons Healthcare we wanted to put a spotlight on our lovely residents who were also celebrating their 90th year, giving them the opportunity to share their stories with us.
Monty Lister, a resident at Bebington Care Home in Bebington worked on BBC Radio Merseyside for 35 years. This is where his story begins.
“Over my time at Radio Merseyside I interviewed a lot of interesting people. I will always remember my very first interview as it was with David Scott, an Astronaut from Apollo 15. He was the first person to drive a vehicle on the moon! I also had the chance to interview Ronnie Biggs, the infamous train robber. I went and met him in Brazil when he was on the run, which was a bit of a coup. Closer to home Morcambe and Wise were very funny to interview, as was Bob Hope. I met Bing Crosby at Granada TV in Manchester as well as Sir Cliff Richard and Gracie Fields.
“I was one of the first people to interview the Beetles in Hume Hall, Port Sunlight before they became famous. I remember how funny they were, especially Paul. I remember Paul being told off by a doorman at Hume Hall for blocking a fire exit, it really was a funny sight.
“I’ve been blessed to have made friends throughout my career with Paul McCartney and Roy Orbison being among my close circle of friends who I regularly shared a cup of tea with. I also had the pleasure of being close friends with Ken Dodd, he even came to my 80th birthday celebrations.”
How time flies when you’re having fun.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Harbour View Care Home in Whitehaven, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Gillian McAllister
14a Bransty Road, Whitehaven, CA28 6HA