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.
Life at St Catherine's Care Home
Our dedicated and enthusiastic activities coordinator will develop an individual plan to suit each resident's itinerary, be it gardening, cooking or a visit to the shops. We have access to a minibus for outings and make sure we have a social event every month. Parties are always popular here.
The whole home has a real buzz about it. Everyone joins in the activities here and a lovely salon means hairdressing and pamper days with our beautician are an absolute must for the ladies.
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.
This care home is very good all round. My wife and I are happy with the care given by the staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can't think of anything that could be improved.
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.
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.
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.
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 St Catherine's Care Home whether...
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 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
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
25 Jan 2017
Nobody likes staying in hospital. In fact many of us count down the days until we get discharged. But what happens when we still need a bit of care to help us in our rehabilitation before we’re allowed to return home?
This is where Four Seasons Health Care’s Intermediate Care Service can help.
Intermediate care is also known as ‘step-up, step-down’ or rehabilitation care. It can be an alternative to a prolonged or unnecessary hospital stay. It can help you avoid going into hospital in the first place, or provide somewhere to get better when you’re not quite ready to go home. Once you are completely rehabilitated, you are able to return to your own home.
Where would you rather stay to aid your rehabilitation? In hospital? In a care home environment?
With this in mind a number of our homes - with the support of their Local Authority, Primary Care Trusts and the Care Quality Commission - have set up Intermediate Care Beds to aid the transition from hospital, rehabilitation to home.
Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing some of our homes who provide this service.
Our case studies will focus on:
- Westview Lodge Care Home in Hartlepool
- Pelton Grange Care Home, Brockwell Court Care Home and Hollie Hill Care Home in County Durham
- Springfield Care Home in Blackburn
- Pellon Care Centre in Halifax
- Harrogate Lodge Care Home in Leeds
- Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland
- Grove House Care Home in the Wirral
Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “Intermediate care is only a short-term solution. The average length of stay for the purpose of rehabilitation is 6 weeks. It doesn’t mean that people can’t leave before then, but we like to make sure that they’re 100% fighting fit before they leave us.”
22 Dec 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 Tuesday 20th December 2016, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 41 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 busy, 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. You can all wear your uniform with pride, and know that we’re all extremely proud of you. Well done everyone and congratulations once again.”
Mike O’Reilly, Risk Management Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “It’s a real privilege for me to attend ceremonies like this. The CHAPs programme is very innovative, and it really does make a difference to our residents’ lives as it provides continuity for them. I want to echo Rachael’s statement of congratulations to everyone who graduated and those who supported them.”
A total of 41 CHAPs graduated from the programme and will be working in 16 homes across the Northwest. The homes benefitting from the CHAPs skills are:
- Ashcroft Care Home in Chesterfield
- Bamford Grange Care Home in Stockport
- Bebington Care Home in the Wirral
- Holbeche House Care Home in Kingswinford
- Laburnum Court Care Home in Salford
- Meadowbrook Care Home in Oswestry
- Morcambe Bay Care Home in Morcambe
- Park House Care Home in the Wirral
- Preston Glades Care Home in Preston
- Riverside Court Care Home in Maryport
- St Catherine’s Care Home in Bolton
- The Gables Care Home in Oldbury
- The Heights Care Home in Chesterfield
- Victoria Care Home in St Helens
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.
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.”
Contact our care home
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