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
23 Oct 2016
Here at Four Season’s Health Care we like to provide training and support for all of our colleagues, helping them to continually develop in their career, making them the best teams we can possibly have in our homes.
One avenue of development that we use is our Preceptorship Programme. The Programme supports the newly qualified nurses as they embrace their chosen career path.
The Preceptorship Programme runs regularly across the UK, and it’s yielding some fantastic results for us.
Most recently, 9 candidates completed the programme which included a 2 week residential at Laburnum Court in Salford.
Feedback from the candidates has been very positive as you can see below:
“This course has been fantastic. It’s helped me to build my confidence whilst I’ve been learning on the job. It’s great to put everything we learn into practice straight away.”
“This course is great. The help and support I’ve received along the way has been constant. If I’ve ever been unsure someone has always been happy to help.”
18 Oct 2016
Today, Tuesday 18th October 2016, FSHC Group Holdings Limited is pleased to provide an update on the performance of the business for the first six months of the 2016 financial year.
You can view this review clicking on the following link ‘FSHC Group Holdings Half Year Review 2016’.
6 Oct 2016
Macmillan Coffee Morning at Four Seasons Health Care
Many of our homes across the UK took part in the world's largest coffee morning last Friday in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Take a look at some of the best bakes in the images above.
Four Seasons Head Office took part and held a coffee morning throughout the day. Many colleagues baked some incredible cakes and managed to raise £108 in donations alone.
Adeline House Care Home in Doncaster wowed us with their efforts. Natalie, Deputy Manager, made a very impressive rainbow cake which was one of the best cakes we've ever seen. The home also had their very own 'Bake Off' - the winners were presented with a bottle of wine each by Diane Henry, Regional Manager.
Northlea Court Care Home in Northumberland also got involved. They held a 'Cake Off' for everyone to take part in. Staff, friends and family all made some tasty treats for the competition - local pub manager blind tasted the cakes and decided on the winning entry. Lorraine Johnson, Care Assistant, won first prize.
Kingswood Lodge Care Centre in Wotton-Under-Edge opened their doors up to everyone to join them in their Macmillan Coffee Morning. Staff and relatives all brought in their bakes which went down a treat with all the residents and visitors.
Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend raised £65 for Macmillan at their coffee morning. Residents, staff and friends all joined together to enjoy some delicious cakes, scones and a cuppa or two.
Valley View Care Home in Cefn Hengoed had a very successful morning shared with residents, staff and family members. They had some very tasty bakes contributed by members of the team and family members. They also ran a competition to guess how many sprinkles were on the cake. The winner who guessed the closest amount won a bottle of wine presented to them by the Home Manager.
Craighead Care Home in Newport-on-Tay managed to raise £150 for Macmillan at their coffee morning. The team and visitors all brought in cakes, whether they were home bakes or 'fakes'. They ran a best cake competition and the winner was was awarded a 'Best Baker' badge to wear for the day. All the residents enjoyed having some cake and a natter with all the visitors.
Residents tried their hand at cake decorating at The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale. The team made batches of cupcakes for the residents to decorate for their bake sale. They invited family and friends to join them for a cup of tea and some in the afternoon. A good day was had by all.
Longfield Care Home in Eglinton also took part in the coffee morning by inviting friends and relatives in for a good old natter and a cup of tea. They managed to raise an impressive £95 for the charity.
Thank you to everyone that took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning!
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