Welcome to Mount Lens Care Home

You'll find Mount Lens Care Home in the pleasant residential King's Road area of east Belfast. Here our experienced team of qualified nurses and care assistants provides high-quality care around the clock.

We offer different levels of care to meet a range of needs, from palliative to shorter term respite care and a fracture rehabilitation service. Our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.

Our home is centrally located in the community, close to the main shopping areas and other amenities. Hedges and trees shield the house from the main road. All bedrooms have great personal-safety features, and we love residents to personalise these spaces to make them more familiar and homely.

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Life at Mount Lens Care Home

A carer and a resident

Mount Lens Care Home has fewer than 30 residents so the staff are able to connect well with each resident. The location has surrounding low hills, a most pleasant neighbourhood, convenient shopping and restaurants for visitors. Management and staff strive for best needs and comfort. This care home has become my mother's second family, affection and warmth included.

Valerie Werlich, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Mount Lens Care Home

I have always found the staff at Mount Lens to be capable, competent and caring. They are attentive and take personal interest in my mother in law. The staff create a very welcoming environment. I have no hesitation in recommending Mount Lens as a place to care for your elderly relatives.

Linda Hughes, Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User at Mount Lens Care Home

I have enjoyed my stay here and have found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. It would have been useful to have physio available at weekends to help my recovery.

May Rutledge, Resident / Service User at Mount Lens Care Home

Types of care

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Mount Lens Care Home whether they...

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Specialist care

Mount Lens Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Mount Lens Care Home in Belfast. 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
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Wi-fi

Our news

BJN-Nursing-Awards-2017

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.

nurse of the year final

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.

dementia care blog

5 Mar 2017

Colin Sheeran is the Lead Project Facilitator for Four Seasons Healthcare.

He helped to design the different elements of Four Seasons Dementia Care Framework and now leads a team of dementia and care experts to implement the Dementia Care Framework project.

I began working in dementia care in 1992 as a bank staff nurse in an independent care home run by a sole proprietor. What started out as a way of earning a little extra to support my growing family soon became a passion. When the home was sold to a corporate organisation a whole new career path opened up for me and I committed myself to dementia care in the independent care sector.

I quickly progressed through the organisation from staff nurse to home, deputy home manager, home manager and regional manager.

dementia care trainingThrough this journey I was able to influence the direction of dementia care at a local and regional level but when the opportunity came to have wider influence I applied for and was given the role of Mental Health Advisor for Ashbourne Healthcare and later became the Dementia Care and Nursing Consultant for Southern Cross Healthcare.

In parallel with my interest in dementia care I have also developed an interest in learning and development and held posts as a Learning and Development Facilitator and a Learning and Development Specialist.

I joined For Seasons Dementia Care Team in 2014 and worked on the PEARL project. The Dementia Care Framework builds on what was best about PEARL but uses a combination of user involvement, technology and innovative learning methods to have a greater reach and sustainability.

I am a graduate, Registered Mental Health Nurse, FITS (Focused Intervention and Training Support) Coach, Dementia Care Mapper and hold PTLLS qualifications in lifelong learning.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Mount Lens Care Home in Belfast, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Jolly Shubu

166 Kings Road, Belfast, BT5 7EL

028 904 85 483

028 904 82 255

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