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
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.
8 Dec 2016
Earlier this year we launched our very own Four Seasons Care Awards to celebrate and commend all of the hard work and dedication of our teams.
14 categories were created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. The awards also recognised the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers. Over 1,200 nominations were submitted by care home residents, colleagues and visitors and these were shortlisted to reveal our Regional Winners.
All of the Regional Winners attended the awards evening, and patiently waited to find out who would be crowned the National Champion in their shortlisted category.
The National Champions on the evening were:
- Our Values Champion of the Year – Natalie Hearne (Woodview Care Home)
- Support Team Member of the Year – Geoff Kelly (Lisburn Care Home)
- Personal Activities Lead Champion of the Year – Marlene Smith (Laurels Lodge Care Home)
- Care Home Assistant Practitioner of the Year – Alix Beerenbrock (Red Rose Care Home)
- Central Support Team Member of the Year – Sheena Walker (Learning and Development Scotland)
- Resident or Relative Contribution of the Year – Margaret Bell (Elizabeth Flemming Care Home)
- Volunteer of the Year – Jonathan Barber (North Court Care Home)
- Dementia Care Champion of the Year – Nanette Swan (Dene Grange)
- Specialist Services Champion of the Year – Mauro Magbitang (Holywood)
- Deputy Home Manager of the Year – Alfie Corvera (Lisburn Intermediate Care Home)
- Home Manager of the Year – Gail Starling (Warrior Park Care Home)
- Regional Manager of the Year – Lorraine Kirkpatrick (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
- Registered Nurse of the Year – Craig Priestly (Cameron House Care Home)
- Carer/Support Worker of the Year – Hollie Garrard (Bon Accord Care Home)
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care, said: “It was a really proud moment for me to see everyone at the awards ceremony. It was a fantastic way to celebrate all of their achievements and showcasing how they go above and beyond the call of duty every day. Everyone on the night was a winner in my eyes as they do their utmost to make a difference each and every day to the lives of their residents.”
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
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