Welcome to Moneymore Care Home
You'll find Moneymore on the outskirts of Moneymore village, County Londonderry.
Here our dedicated registered nurses, supported by health-care workers and care assistants, offer different levels of care to suit a wide range of needs. These include residential, nursing, respite and palliative care; as well as support for young people who are physically disabled.
We put our residents' health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage them to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Ours is a purpose-built, single-storey home with its own car park. All catering and laundry is done in house. There are three lounges, two dining rooms, and several toilets and shower rooms. We have 37 single bedrooms and two doubles.
Life at Moneymore Care Home
When a person comes to live here, our dedicated personal activity coordinator talks to them and their relatives to find out what they like doing. Around this, she builds a programme of pastimes and diversions.
This can include quizzes, cards, skittles, hand massage, hand and nail care, knitting, baking, gardening, social outings, darts and bowls.
A hairdresser and chiropodist visit the home regularly, as does the community's priest. Ministers from the local churches come by every Sunday.
The care is superb.
Staff have gone out of their way to make it as homely as possibly.
The food is always good.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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 Moneymore Care Home whether they...
Moneymore Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
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 Moneymore Care Home in Magherafelt. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
7 Mar 2017
Joanne Strain is Head of Nursing at Four Seasons Health Care
I began my career as a nurse with Four Seasons Health Care in 1999. I had done my training as a mature student. I first worked in a FSHC care home about 25 years ago after having my four children and then I moved to a nursing auxiliary position with a local Trust.
I decided I wanted to fulfil my dream of being a nurse and I went about gaining the 5 GCSE’s I needed to get into nursing college/university. Just before I started nursing school, I was one of ten people in NI to complete what was then the very new NVQ in direct care.
My desire was not to work in a hospital but in a care home – my career to date was working with mainly older people – even during my nurse training, I preferred medical wards to other wards because of the high percentage of older people needing care.
I started working as a staff nurse and within a year I was a sister/deputy manager. During this time I completed my degree and I then moved in 2001 to be a home manager. During this time I opened a small very successful dementia residential unit within the large home. This was in the days when we were just beginning to understand that we needed to rethink the way we managed dementia care.
In 2004 I became a regional manager and had 14 homes in my portfolio. As the need for good dementia care intensified, we opened more dementia units across the region and even extended a learning disability unit providing very specific care according to need.
My passion for elderly people and dementia care led me to undertake a post graduate diploma in dementia studies at Stirling University.
In 2012, I was fortunate to become Head of Nursing, Care Standards and Quality in NI. During these years myself and my team set up many pro-active initiatives including a training centre where we successfully helped many nurses update their clinical skills. Some of the pro-active training such as G-Tube replacement and complex tracheostomy care meant that residents did not need to go to hospital – it is my vision for the coming year to implement clinical training sites across the MD regions to enable our nurses to be up-skilled and confident leaders.
I took up the post of Head of Nursing (UK) at the beginning of 2016. I have continued my passion for learning and one of the areas I wanted to review was adult safeguarding. I have now completed a post graduate diploma in Adult Safeguarding and am now in my MA year.
I have been really impressed by the standard of care and leadership of our nurses across the UK and believe we can build on that. I am confident that FSHC are leaders in care and that nurses are absolutely central to continuing to lead across the sector.
Of course I have to mention all the great things we hope to accomplish this year which will help our nurses such as the nurses forum, face book as well as a brand new nurse specific Twitter site where we will not only continue to ‘tweet’ news but we will hold Twitter Chats as guided by your needs.
We will involve nurses more in various projects going forward. I believe we are leaders in this field and no other providers come close to the nurse communication strategy that FSHC has planned this year. My vision for our 3000 nurses is to have nurses who believe that we are all leaders and will continually strive to provide the best care possible for our residents.
26 Feb 2017
Moneymore Care Home in Magherafelt helped resident Mary celebrate her 102nd birthday in a very special way.
A spokesperson for the home, said: “We held a surprise party for Mary, to celebrate her being 102 years young. Moneymore was decked out with lots of birthday decorations, and we presented Mary with the biggest cake anyone has ever seen. Mary very kindly shared her birthday cake with everyone in the home and it went down a treat with a warm drink. We all wish you a happy birthday again Mary.”
Everyone at Four Season’s wishes you many happy returns Mary.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Moneymore Care Home in Magherafelt, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Cookstown Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, BT45 7QF
028 8674 8118
028 8674 8900