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.
The food is very good and if there is nothing on the menu I like an alternative is always offered. There are snacks and drinks available whenever I want one.
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 Oct 2015
Eileen Dunlop, Head of Human Resource and Training for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland and Wales, is in the running for the Royal College of Nursing Council elections to become a representative for Northern Ireland. The Royal College of Nursing hold these elections each year to give candidates the chance to ensure members’ voices are heard and have an influence on policy.
Eileen has held various nursing leadership roles for 24 years of her career and is eager to develop further relations within this sector. She told us “As I’m currently Head of Human Resources and Training, I have been instrumental in developing good relations between our organisation and the RCN. I believe that independent sector nurses should have the support of a representative organisation. I am eager to support diversity within nursing and I will take every opportunity to ensure the voice of all nurses is heard”.
For further information on the elections, please visit Royal College of Nursing.
Voting can only be done if you are a nurse member of the Royal College of Nursing.
Nurse members will have received the ballot papers which need to be returned to the Electoral Reform Services by Monday 9th November.
Good luck Eileen, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.
5 Oct 2015
Nursing Times has announced its list of the country’s most inspirational nursing leaders in 2015 at a reception in London. The 48 individuals come from all aspects of the nursing profession including front-line patient care, management, research and academia, national organisations and charities.
Representing Four Seasons Health Care, Gary Mitchell – Dementia Care Advisor, has been chosen as one of the 48 Inspirational Leaders.
Nursing Times compiled the list in association with Allocate Software and NHS Employers. Many of the leaders were nominated by NT readers, and the list was selected by a panel of expert judges. The nominees were judged on the impact of their work on nursing policy, practice or care; their influence on and understanding of how health and social care fit together; the sustainability of their achievement and the extent to which they act as role models for others.
Jenni Middleton, NT Editor, said “The list celebrates a group of the most influential, intelligent and impactful people in the profession, and demonstrates the huge contribution these professionals have in defining and implementing excellent patient care. I hope they will inspire others in the profession to have the confidence to achieve their full potential”.
Congratulations Gary Mitchell for this amazing achievement.
For information about working for Four Seasons Health Care click here.
17 Sep 2015
Gary Cousins, Infection Control and Clinical Development Nurse at Four Seasons Health Care NI, is running an Infection Protection and Control day for nursing link staff at a number of Four Seasons care homes today, 17th September 2015.
The focus of the day is to improve the effectiveness of the link role, and to drive quality improvements in day to day nursing practice. Four Seasons are delighted to have the involvement of Rose Gallagher, Infection Control Adviser from the Royal College of Nursing as part of the day. Rose is running a workshop called ‘build a link person’ which asks link staff to assess their capabilities and limitations in communicating with and influencing others.
Other focuses of the day will be on ‘using clinical audits effectively - quality improvement versus quality assurance’ and ‘A Clostridium Difficile outbreak- what did we learn?’.
To read the blog of the day click here. A short podcast interview with Gary and Rose will follow the day to give a brief explanation of why the training was put together, how the collaborative working will benefit both Four Seasons and the Royal College of Nursing, and other key learnings.