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...
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
23 May 2016
Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, claimed the Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health and Learning Disability Award, beating tough competition at the Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Northern Ireland, said: “Everyone at Four Seasons wants to congratulate Lorraine on her success. She is an outstanding example in this field and her award is very well deserved.”
Lorraine qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1998, and now leads Four Seasons diverse mental health services. She is an advocate for ensuring people who have mental health issues have a voice and can make decisions enabling their independence.
Carol Cousins added: “Lorraine beat the competition in this category because of her continued hard work and dedication in this field. She has ran a number of projects which have increased people’s independence, with the ultimate goal of them living on their own or with residential support. Well done again Lorraine. We are all very proud of you.”
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers page.
18 May 2016
Everyone at Cherry Trees Care Home in Barnsley have been very busy.
Firstly some happy news to report. The lost canary, which was found in the home’s garden, has been reunited with its owners. The owners were thrilled to have the canary back and thanked everyone at Cherry Trees for taking such good care for it.
The home’s resident budgie has moved into the cage previously occupied by the canary as it had more room.
The home had the distinct smell of Brasso last week, as some of the residents took part in a spring clean. As well as creating a beautiful finish on the ornaments, the Brasso brought back memories and lots of fascinating tales from the residents.
After the spring clean, the ladies at Cherry Trees were treated to a pampering session in the salon, which involved hand massages and manicures. Meanwhile, the gentlemen were outside planting the bedding plants to inject some colour into the home’s garden.
Residents have made the most of the glorious weather, by taking time out to relax in the garden. For those that wanted to be a little more active, they had a friendly bowling competition.
Pauline Mountford, Home Manager, said: “It’s been a very busy few weeks here at Cherry Trees. The weeks have been filed with smiles and laughter as everyone has had lots of fun doing different things. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather sticking around so we can do more things with the residents outside.”
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies available on our careers section.
12 May 2016
Over the recent months we have seen a number of graduation ceremonies held for Care Assistants who have qualified as Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs for short).
The Care Assistants go through an intense 12 week programme, to learn a range of news skills to help the nurses in the homes.
This programme wouldn’t be as successful as it is, without the dedication and support from our nurses, who mentor the care assistants through the process.
Below Laura explains why she volunteered to be a CHAP mentor and what it’s meant for her.
Laura is a Registered Nurse and has been a CHAP mentor for a number of years.
At a recent graduation ceremony, Laura watched as the three care assistants she’d mentored over the past 12 weeks, graduated to become fully fledged CHAPs.
Laura told us: “Being a mentor is a really intense but rewarding job. You have to shoe horn a lot of training into a short space of time, but to be able to reap the benefits, both as a nurse and in the home is a fantastic achievement. It’s also great for the residents, because it means, where necessary they can spend more time with the nurse. This way we get to know the residents a lot more in depth, this wouldn’t be possible is it wasn’t for the CHAPs.
“Being a mentor has also taught me a few things about myself, and enabled me to develop in ways I didn’t think it would. I’ve built up additional skills and gained more confidence which will help me throughout my career.
“I would encourage any of my nursing colleagues who aren’t already mentors, to definitely give it a go. No two days are ever the same. You get to pass on your knowledge to someone eager to learn. You’re both working towards the same goal, and that’s providing the best possible care for residents. I can’t wait to see who my next student will be.”
Contact our 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