Welcome to Seapatrick Care Home
At our comfortable, welcoming care-home in Seapatrick, residents enjoy being close to the town of Banbridge - as well as our own local shops and transport links here in the village.
Our bright, spacious lounges provide a relaxing space - as do our lovely, extensive gardens, which are perfect for family visits.
At Seapatrick Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and 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.
Life at Seapatrick Care Home
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained.
Our activities coordinator works with each resident and their relatives to complete a life history document, so activities can be tailored to their needs. We also offer outings, meetings and one-to-one activities.
Staff excellent. Everybody very helpful. Food always varied and hot on arrival. Activities assorted and keep their minds active. Home is always comfortable for heat. Rooms are excellent clean and tidy. Care and support always on hand when required. Everybody treated with dignity and respect and no problem or request too big. Everybody made welcome. Would highly recommend to anybody.
My mother has been very well cared for since living at Seapatrick Care Home. She has had challenging health conditions and has always had great care and i have been kept fully informed. Very happy.
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 Seapatrick Care Home whether they...
Seapatrick 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....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Seapatrick Care Home in Banbridge. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in 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.
10 Nov 2016
Evelyn McKeown, Senior Care Assistant at Seapatrick Care Home in Banbridge has been crowned Values Champion for Northern Ireland in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Evelyn demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Regional Values Champion award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including someone who strives to bring a little joy to everyday experiences, whilst always being respectful, trusted, caring and making a difference.
Evelyn was nominated by a colleague, who said: “Evelyn is contracted to work 36 hours per week but regularly goes over her hours, often working 60 hour weeks. Evelyn demands a very high standard of care from everyone. She is a fantastic support for the nursing team as her knowledge of the care sector is astronomical. Evelyn is responsible for inducting and training new members of the team, and is affectionately known as ‘Mammy’ to many of the team here, although some of the residents go as far to call her ‘Granny’. She is a font of all knowledge and I don’t know where Seapatrick would be without her.”
As the winner for Northern Ireland, Evelyn is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Lorraine Thompson, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care Lisburn and South East, said: “Evelyn is one of the long standing team members at Seapatrick Care Home. She is the face of the care home and people regularly talk about her caring and compassionate nature. She has an amazing ability to make people feel at home with her overwhelming kindness. She’s a fantastic asset and team member for the care home.”
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland, said: “In my opinion, Evelyn is the caring face of Seapatrick. She lives and breathes our company values every day, which enables her to inform and influence decisions in a positive way. Well done Evelyn, you truly are, our Values Champion.”
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 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”
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80 Lurgan Road, Banbridge, BT32 4LY
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