Welcome to The Rookery Care Home
You'll find The Rookery in Ebbw Vale, Gwent, where we provide high-quality residential care 24 hours a day for people with dementia.
The Rookery is surrounded by trees in a quiet residential area. People who stay here love our tranquil communal lounges, where they can pursue their hobbies. And also our landscaped garden, and patio and conservatories.
These spaces are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to spend time with friends and families when they visit.
All our private bedrooms are tastefully decorated and many have en-suites.
It would be great to show you around so you can experience our homely, welcoming atmosphere for yourself, so please arrange to pop in for a chat.
Life at The Rookery Care Home
We tailor our activities programme to residents' preferences. Goings-on include arts and crafts, quizzes and gardening. Our minibus is used for trips to restaurants, museums and the theatre.
The Rookery provides a regular church service which is open to all people living here, their families and friends. We invite professional entertainers to visit regularly, and we're also treated to performances by local school children and the wider community.
At our Beachside Café, residents are encouraged to make their own drinks and wash up afterwards, helping them build a sense of purpose and achievement.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room.
We also have themed meals, including food and wine from around the world, and enjoy catering for residents' birthdays and anniversaries.
We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
I would highly recommend this care home. I have no fault with it.
The staff are brilliant always makes you welcome. I have no reason
for concern. I know if I cannot make it down to see my mother, I know my mothers need are met.
Due to a medical crisis within the family, my Mother was admitted to The Rookery in Nov.2014. Having previously lived in her own bungalow, with much family support, I was apprehensive, wondering whether she would settle in her new surroundings. It is pleasing to see that she has adjusted well and I am sure this has been influenced by the excellent care and attention she has received from the Management & Staff at The Rookery. I visit her daily and am always made to feel welcome, in fact I feel that I am also part of "the happy family" that reside at The Rookery.
Highly recommend the Rookery wouldn't want my mother in any other care home. Excellent care home & excellent staff.
Always happy with the service and care provided. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the carers and domestic staff. Everywhere is clean and tidy. Plenty of entertainment and mind stimulation for the residents. Family are always welcome and treated with respect. Residents are treated with dignity and respect and clearly shows that their care is of utmost importance.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
6 Jan 2017
Residents from 8 Four Seasons care homes in Northumberland revived the traditional tea dance when they got together for a social afternoon on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at the New Delaval & Newsham Working Men’s Club. They were joined by friends, relatives and staff, and members of the local community.
As well as taking to the dance floor, guests were invited to take part in a sing-along session and bingo. There was a range of refreshments served and a chance to take part in a raffle.
Rob Heane, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in Northumberland, said, “The social afternoon is a great way for residents to get out enjoying themselves, to meet people from other Four Seasons care homes and engage with members of the wider local community. This event is a regular occurrence, and it’s great to see it go from strength to strength each time we run it. Here’s to the next one.”
The afternoon and early evening dances, with a civilised break for tea and refreshments, are coming back into vogue. Before the 1950s, tea dances were a popular way to socialise; however, they declined in the 60s as the club and disco scene emerged. They are now beginning to make a return to popularity, possibly linked to the success of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
9 Dec 2016
Sheena Walker, a member of the Learning and Development Team in Scotland has been crowned Central Support Team Member of the Year at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.
The award Sheena has won commends her for the support she’s given to the care homes in her region, not just to her colleagues but to residents and their families through everyday tasks, making each experience special for the individual.
Sheena was up against five other colleagues in this category from different Four Season’s Care Homes.
Ben Taberner, Finance Director for Four Seasons Health Care, presented Sheena with this award said: “Central support team members are sometimes the unsung heroes of this organisation. Without their help and support, some of the functions we perform wouldn’t be possible without these guys. Sheena was a fantastic candidate for this award. She is respected, admired and very loyal, and going the extra mile is just another day in the office for her. Congratulations Sheena.”
John Kirk, Managing Director for Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, said: “Sheena is a fantastic lady, and a great asset for us to have up here in Scotland. The support she provides her colleagues to help them progress through qualifications is second to none. I’m glad she’s been recognised in this way. She is a very worthy winner in my eyes. Congratulations Sheena!”
On receiving the award, Sheena said: “I’m very proud and humbled to have won this award. I love my job, and helping other people learn all there is to know about care so they can make a difference to the residents they look after is complete job satisfaction for me.”
10 Nov 2016
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator has been crowned the Regional Specialist Services Champion for Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man 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 Tracey demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Regional Specialist Services Champion award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including highlighting an individual who champions the diverse range of services we provide (enduring mental health, intermediate care, end of life care etc) whilst demonstrating their dedication to, and advocacy for, the people they care for.
Tracey was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Tracey provided support to the Learning Disability Respite Unit at Bearehill Care Home. She was instrumental in developing new care plans which were more appropriate to the clients we were caring for. She based these plans on the ‘Keys to Life’ in line with regulatory expectations. She also trained the team using the new tools and devised a feedback survey which enables our clients to help us continually develop and improve the service we provide. Thank you Tracey.”
As the winner for Scotland Wales and the Isle of Man, Tracey 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.
John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, said: “Tracey is a fantastic asset for my region. She is a terrific colleague who will do her upmost to support the care home teams helping them to continually develop and improve the services they provide to their clients. She is constantly up skilling herself and passing her knowledge onto the rest of the team. Well done Tracey, you’re a very worthy winner of this award.”
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.
The 14 categories have been 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’. 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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Queen's Square, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6EF