Welcome to St Catherine's Care Home

At St Catherine's we provide nursing care but we also have our Pike View Unit - a specialist dementia care unit that has achieved the PEARL award at silver level.

We are in the small town of Horwich, on the outskirts of Bolton town centre, so we're handy for Middlebrook shopping centre. We have several lounges where residents can relax and they will be very at home in our beautiful extensive grounds and conservatory.

At St Catherine's 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.

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Life at St Catherine's Care Home

A carer and a resident

Mum entered the EMI unit after having been put on the Pathway and unable to eat. Within a week the staff at St Catherines had got her eating first pureed food then solids. Her appetite, although still small is quite good. She sits up and has even managed a walk around the lounge. They took her in a wheelchair to the residential section lounge where she sat and joined in (sang the words) at the St Patricks Day concert.
I cannot praise too highly the quality of care and dedication the staff show to their patients. I just wish other people in other care homes were treated as well as my mum.
All this only 8 weeks after she had been given 24-48 hours to live by her doctors.

Robert Hutchinson Hutchinson, Son of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

This care home is very good all round. My wife and I are happy with the care given by the staff.

Anthony John Cubbage, Husband of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

I would recommend this home with every confidence. All the staff are extremely caring and vigilant. The home is welcoming and always has a friendly atmosphere. On the EMI unit, where my husband is cared for, it is very spacious, where the residents can wander around in safety, they make their own activities daily. Arranged seasonal/occasional events are excellent, and nothing is spared. My family and indeed myself are so glad, and thank God that we are fortunate enough for our loved ones to be here.

Kathleen Frances West, Wife of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

My mum has been a resident at St Catherine's for over four years. She receives an excellent standard of care from the staff who are prepared to go the extra mile to make her comfortable and feel safe.

Frank Iddon, Son of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

All staff are caring and attentive. My mother's been a resident for 12 months now, during which time a member of staff saved her life after administering first air following a choking incident. We have just had Christmas celebrations in the home during which time an excellent Christmas dinner was provided and the decoration were superb.

David Simcox, Son of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

When my mother needed residential care near my home there were few alternatives locally with vacancies and no waiting list. She went into St. Catherine's 3 years ago and has flourished, making new friends, enjoying the social activities and the food. However, for her and for me it is the kindness and care of the staff which matter and all of them go above and beyond their duties.

Eunice Coates, Daughter of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

Can't think of anything that could be improved.

Alison Bell, Daughter of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

The home wasn't recommended I have worked in this home for many years and felt is was an excellent home for my father and his needs.

Irene Abbott, Daughter of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

My brother was a resident at St Catherine's for 18 months before his death in July 2014. Throughout this time he was treated with understanding, respect and dignity by all staff. He was the youngest resident but the age profile of staff was perfect for him and he related well to all staff. I cannot recommend St Catherine's too highly. Nothing was too much trouble for any member of staff. My brother's needs were quite different from the rest of the residents but this proved to be no barrier for staff. He was genuinely cared for and we both became very fond of the staff responsible for his care. They went out of their way to ensure he remained content and happy and they were always available to speak to family members. I visited the home several times a week, at different times of the day and at no time did I see anything to cause me concern. Families are welcome to visit at any time, I even ate with my brother on occasion and was made extremely welcome. If I had to choose a care home for myself, it would be St. Catherine's. Thank you for your care towards our family.

Denise Makinson, Sister of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's Care Home

My mother aged 92 and suffering from dementia is a resident in St Catherine's in the EMI unit. To know my mum is being cared for in an environment such as the one at St Catherine's gives us peace of mind in the midst of an upsetting illness. We couldn't wish for anywhere better or for more caring wonderful staff.

Pauline Davies, Daughter of Resident/Service User at St Catherine's 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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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at St Catherine's Care Home whether...

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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 St Catherine's Care Home in Bolton. 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
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Sensory gardens
  • Wi-fi

Our news

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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 Sterling (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.

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10 Nov 2016

Betty England, who visits her husband in St Catherines Care Home in Bolton has made the finals of the Four Season’s Care Awards in the Resident/Relative Contribution category for her commitment to helping the home go from strength to strength in its local community.

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 Mrs. England demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Resident/Relative Contribution award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors which included recognising someone who had helped to ensure the care home they’re associated with reflects the interest and needs of the residents living there. Ultimately making the home a happy place to live.

Mrs. England was nominated by a member of the care team. Her nomination read: “Betty is a very caring lady. When she comes to visit her husband she visits the other residents too. She always makes our new residents feel right at home, and constantly brings in sweet treats for everyone to try. She helps us to fundraise in the local community and has helped our home to connect with the local Dementia Support Group. She is a fantastic lady and deserves to be recognised for the work she does for our home .

As the winner for the North West of England, Mrs. England 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 across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.

Lorraine Disley, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care in England North West, said: “Mrs. England is a positive voice for the residents in St Catherines. She participates in all of the fund raising events with her main focus being on happiness and safety. I think she is a lovely lady and a fantastic baker. She is very deserving of this award.”

Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the North West of England, said: “It is very rewarding to be able to celebrate the active contribution of a relative in their local home. Betty’s contribution is very much appreciated and she is a valued part of the team. She is a fabulous example of how relatives can be part of the family in the home. Well done Betty!”

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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5 May 2016

St Catherines Care Home in Bolton is celebrating the success of three of its Care Assistants after they successfully graduated from the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) programme.

Gillian Johnson, Home Manager said: “Everyone here congratulates Alicja, Jenny and Joanne on their success. We’ve all supported them every step of the way and it’s great to see their hard work pay off. They are a great asset to the home, and provide fantastic support to the residents here. They’re a great part of the team. Well done again! I can’t wait to see you putting your new skills to use.”

The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nurse duties, such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

Rachael Junge, Four Seasons Healthcare Northwest Managing Director, said: “We’re all really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentors them through the programme. Here at Four Seasons we’re committed to developing our staff and this is one way we can do that. Well done again! All of your hard work and dedication has paid off.”

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

Care home manager: Gillian Johnson

Queen Street, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 5QU

01204 668 740

01204 668 727

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