Welcome to The Headington Care Home
At Headington Care Home we work with residents to ensure they enjoy the highest possible quality of life, and the day-to-day events happening around them.
Our nursing and care staff assist and oversee residents' health and well-being. We consult with each one individually, and consider the importance of their life history, their memories and achievements.
You'll find us in Headington, a residential suburb of Oxford. Our home is warm, calm and spacious, with a lovely open feeling which encourages residents to move around the lounges and interact with others.
All bedrooms have space for residents and family to bring in personal things so they feel more homely. Some are extra large with patio doors leading to a courtyard.
Life at The Headington Care Home
Our personal activities coordinator works to develop residents' interests and activities on both a group and one-to-one level. Staff encourage residents to join in the day's household chores such as washing up, tidying their rooms, sweeping the courtyard and gardening.
There's an enjoyable newspaper group in the morning, plus reminiscence activities, arts and crafts, and sensory stimulation sessions. We arrange gardening with residents, and relatives often help and join in as well.
We also have music-therapy sessions which can touch emotions and rekindle memories, so can be especially life-enhancing for people with dementia.
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My husband has always been cared for to the highest degree. He is treated with great dignity and nothing is too much trouble. I have been treated as part of the family and I have always been consulted about anything connected to my husband. I am rung up at home if my husband has had a fall or been feeling unwell or anything, I should know about straight away. I cannot praise the entire staff enough and I feel confident he is being well looked after at all times.
Since my husband has been at Headington, he is spotlessly clean, as is his room and other parts of the home, and more importantly he is very well looked after. Fantastic and very caring staff.
My husband was in an advanced state of dementia when he was moved to Headington Care Home. He was unable to walk, speak and was incontinent. He has received superlative treatment as his condition has advanced. He is now unconscious most of the time, does not recognise people and appears unable to see if he opens his eyes. The staff still get him dressed and take him to the lounge each day. They are very quick to spot any redness of the skin which might develop into a sore and treat for prevention immediately. I have recommended the home to a number of people and Young Dementia UK, who in turn are now recommending the home to potential new residents and their families.
My late husband and I were recommended to Headington Care Home by a consultant of our local hospital. He stayed there for three years until his death on the 8th of June 2012. He was lovingly cared for in every possible way - every day beautifully shaved and in clean clothes. He was helped with his meals and when he could no longer chew - his food was liquidised. All his visitors were well treated - coffee or tea was always offered. I feel so very fortunate to find such a wonderful care home. I remain a visitor to one of my close friends in The Headington Care Home and visit every 2 weeks.
My mother has been a resident at this care home for 2 years now, and I couldn't be happier for the kindness and support they give me, and the care all the staff give my mum. She is respected and helped 24/7 by all these wonderful people in the home. This is why I put them forward for the "rock award" and they are receiving this soon as they won this award.
I am happy for them and so grateful for their support and the care for the rest of my mum's life, comfortably and safely as I would give it myself if it were possible. I think they deserve medals and recognition for their efforts every day. xxxx
The staff are caring, kind and considerate at all times. They make like as good as it can be for the residents, when life is not easy. They support the residents, friends and visitors when it is much needed.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at The Headington Care...
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 The Headington Care Home in Oxford. 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
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
23 May 2016
Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, claimed the Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health and Learning Disability Award, beating tough competition at the Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Northern Ireland, said: “Everyone at Four Seasons wants to congratulate Lorraine on her success. She is an outstanding example in this field and her award is very well deserved.”
Lorraine qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1998, and now leads Four Seasons diverse mental health services. She is an advocate for ensuring people who have mental health issues have a voice and can make decisions enabling their independence.
Carol Cousins added: “Lorraine beat the competition in this category because of her continued hard work and dedication in this field. She has ran a number of projects which have increased people’s independence, with the ultimate goal of them living on their own or with residential support. Well done again Lorraine. We are all very proud of you.”
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers page.
18 May 2016
Everyone at Cherry Trees Care Home in Barnsley have been very busy.
Firstly some happy news to report. The lost canary, which was found in the home’s garden, has been reunited with its owners. The owners were thrilled to have the canary back and thanked everyone at Cherry Trees for taking such good care for it.
The home’s resident budgie has moved into the cage previously occupied by the canary as it had more room.
The home had the distinct smell of Brasso last week, as some of the residents took part in a spring clean. As well as creating a beautiful finish on the ornaments, the Brasso brought back memories and lots of fascinating tales from the residents.
After the spring clean, the ladies at Cherry Trees were treated to a pampering session in the salon, which involved hand massages and manicures. Meanwhile, the gentlemen were outside planting the bedding plants to inject some colour into the home’s garden.
Residents have made the most of the glorious weather, by taking time out to relax in the garden. For those that wanted to be a little more active, they had a friendly bowling competition.
Pauline Mountford, Home Manager, said: “It’s been a very busy few weeks here at Cherry Trees. The weeks have been filed with smiles and laughter as everyone has had lots of fun doing different things. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather sticking around so we can do more things with the residents outside.”
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12 May 2016
Over the recent months we have seen a number of graduation ceremonies held for Care Assistants who have qualified as Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs for short).
The Care Assistants go through an intense 12 week programme, to learn a range of news skills to help the nurses in the homes.
This programme wouldn’t be as successful as it is, without the dedication and support from our nurses, who mentor the care assistants through the process.
Below Laura explains why she volunteered to be a CHAP mentor and what it’s meant for her.
Laura is a Registered Nurse and has been a CHAP mentor for a number of years.
At a recent graduation ceremony, Laura watched as the three care assistants she’d mentored over the past 12 weeks, graduated to become fully fledged CHAPs.
Laura told us: “Being a mentor is a really intense but rewarding job. You have to shoe horn a lot of training into a short space of time, but to be able to reap the benefits, both as a nurse and in the home is a fantastic achievement. It’s also great for the residents, because it means, where necessary they can spend more time with the nurse. This way we get to know the residents a lot more in depth, this wouldn’t be possible is it wasn’t for the CHAPs.
“Being a mentor has also taught me a few things about myself, and enabled me to develop in ways I didn’t think it would. I’ve built up additional skills and gained more confidence which will help me throughout my career.
“I would encourage any of my nursing colleagues who aren’t already mentors, to definitely give it a go. No two days are ever the same. You get to pass on your knowledge to someone eager to learn. You’re both working towards the same goal, and that’s providing the best possible care for residents. I can’t wait to see who my next student will be.”
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Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7XR