Welcome to St Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines Care Home

Can't think of anything that could be improved.

Alison Bell, Daughter of Resident/Service User at St Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines 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 Catherines 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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Short-stay care

Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at St Catherines...

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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 Catherines 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


27 Apr 2016

At the start of the year, Cyd Akerill, Resident Experience Support Manager was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen for her contribution to nursing.

Back in March, Cyd travelled to Buckingham Palace to receive her award. She told us this about her day.

“I was very honoured and humbled to receive my award. Meeting the Queen is a memory I hope I never lose. The day itself was lovely, I can’t even begin to describe it. All the staff at the palace made the day extra special, and treated everyone like it was their first investiture they’ve ever had. I had a lovely day and it’s an honour to receive this award.”

Everyone at Four Seasons congratulates you on you award Cyd!


11 Apr 2016

Many people start their career path doing something they love, and they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.

Here at Four Seasons, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs) programme.

On Thursday 31st March, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 51 newly qualified CHAPs.

Rachael Junge, Four Seasons Northwest Managing Director said: “Everyone is really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentored them through the programme. We’re often really buys, and forget to recognise the hard work people put in, but this graduation ceremony is our way to reward and recognise you all. The journey is a long one; it takes a lot of dedication to complete. Well done everyone and congratulations once again.”

A total of 51 CHAPs graduated from the programme and will be working in 20 homes across the Northwest. The homes benefitting from the CHAPs skills are:

Rachael Junge added: “Here at Four Seasons we do everything we can to up-skill our staff, so they get the most out of their chosen profession. Here in the Northwest we’re aiming to have over 100 CHAPs by the end of the year. We have another 64 CHAPs signed up to the programme, with 20 of them starting their journey on 11th April. Good luck to everyone in the programme, I look forward to attending your graduation.”

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

Would you like a career in care? Take a look at the current vacancies we have available at the moment.


30 Mar 2016

The Easter Weekend saw many of us celebrate the occasion with friends and family. No matter whether you celebrated in a traditional or modern way, you marked the occasion in your own way. This was no different to our homes across the UK.

An Easter craft and chat club was in full swing at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham. The craft afternoon was dedicated to the designing and making of Easter bonnets for the ladies and boaters for the gentlemen. The different themes varied by colour, subject, even a bit of whatever the resident fancied. With a selection of flowers, feathers, papers, eggs, chicks and bunnies the display of finished hats was a beautiful sight to see.

Creating bonnets prior to Easter parties was a big feature in many of our homes. It’s great to see some of the creations people have created from Hartwell Care Home in Ecclesfield, The Lodge Care Home in Killamarsh, Cherry Trees Care Home in Barnsley and Southfield Court Care Home in Huddersfield.

Meanwhile at Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon, they had a special visit from the Easter Bunny. The Anglia Co-operative Funeral Directors donated Easter eggs to the home’s raffle, all in aid of raising money for the residents’ entertainment fund. The two representatives turned up in bunny masks when they delivered the eggs, giving the residents something to chuckle about.

At South Park Care Home in York, they home had a very busy Easter period. They baked a selection of goodies for their Easter Fair and then held an egg hunt for residents and their families.

The team at Copper Beeches in Rochester dressed up for Easter to surprise residents and their families. Two tigers, a zebra and a giraffe – all equipped with bunny ears – helped residents and their relatives take part in an Easter egg hunt. A lovely day was had by all, with residents commenting on the lovely atmosphere within the home.

Residents at Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead took to the floor to work off some of their chocolate. A singer came in to entertain the residents, a few even persuaded Activity Coordinators Hayley Mercer and Karen Cullis into having a little jig.

The Easter Bunny also surprised residents, their families and the team at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster and joined in with the Easter celebrations. The bunny came to say hello and delivered chocolate eggs to everyone. Some of the residents were thrilled to have shaken his hand and all of the children adored him.

St Catherine's Care Home in Bolton, held an Easter inspired event complete with cakes, a raffle and a seasonal game of bingo. The event was attended by residents, relatives and people from the local community. A total of $£400 was raised for the residents fund.

At Kestrel Lodge Care Home in Kirkby in Ashfield they held the biggest Easter party anyone has ever seen. Residents, relatives and the local community got involved in an easter egg hunt, tea party, raffle and listened to music from a local entertainer. A fantastic day was had by all.

At Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven the staff and residents had a lovely Sunday roast lunch and took part in an Easter egg hunt that was organised by the Deputy Manager! They had a Bonnie Bonnet Competition where we designed and decorated Easter Bonnets. They held two competitions for the staff and residents alike.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to St Catherines 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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