Welcome to Whiteabbey Care Home

Whiteabbey, in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, offers 24-hour care to suit a range of needs, from nursing and palliative care to respite or shorter-term care. Our team of registered nurses and well trained dedicated care assistants is committed to excellence.

We're situated on the Doagh Road, on a bus route, and in easy reach of local shops and amenities.

Ours is a purpose-built, two-storey property with spacious landscaped gardens and a large patio area. Each floor has its own communal lounges, dining areas and sanitary facilities.

We have 46 single bedrooms, three with en-suites - all of these have great safety features. We love residents to personalise their rooms to make them feel more homely.

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Life at Whiteabbey Care Home

A carer and a resident

The staff are so kind and helpful, I couldn't manage without them.

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I am so happy my aunt is in Whiteabbey, she is very happy.

Mr Murphy, Whiteabbey Care Home

Thanks for the support we received.

Mrs Millar, Whiteabbey Care Home

Types of care

Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Whiteabbey Care Home whether they...

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Specialist care

Whiteabbey Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...

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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 Whiteabbey Care Home in Newtownabbey. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news

BJN-Nursing-Awards-2017

21 Mar 2017

Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.

Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.

However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.

Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.

Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.

nurse of the year final

7 Mar 2017

Joanne Strain is Head of Nursing at Four Seasons Health Care

I began my career as a nurse with Four Seasons Health Care in 1999. I had done my training as a mature student. I first worked in a FSHC care home about 25 years ago after having my four children and then I moved to a nursing auxiliary position with a local Trust.

I decided I wanted to fulfil my dream of being a nurse and I went about gaining the 5 GCSE’s I needed to get into nursing college/university. Just before I started nursing school, I was one of ten people in NI to complete what was then the very new NVQ in direct care.

My desire was not to work in a hospital but in a care home – my career to date was working with mainly older people – even during my nurse training, I preferred medical wards to other wards because of the high percentage of older people needing care.

I started working as a staff nurse and within a year I was a sister/deputy manager. During this time I completed my degree and I then moved in 2001 to be a home manager. During this time I opened a small very successful dementia residential unit within the large home. This was in the days when we were just beginning to understand that we needed to rethink the way we managed dementia care.

In 2004 I became a regional manager and had 14 homes in my portfolio. As the need for good dementia care intensified, we opened more dementia units across the region and even extended a learning disability unit providing very specific care according to need.

My passion for elderly people and dementia care led me to undertake a post graduate diploma in dementia studies at Stirling University.

In 2012, I was fortunate to become Head of Nursing, Care Standards and Quality in NI. During these years myself and my team set up many pro-active initiatives including a training centre where we successfully helped many nurses update their clinical skills. Some of the pro-active training such as G-Tube replacement and complex tracheostomy care meant that residents did not need to go to hospital – it is my vision for the coming year to implement clinical training sites across the MD regions to enable our nurses to be up-skilled and confident leaders.

I took up the post of Head of Nursing (UK) at the beginning of 2016. I have continued my passion for learning and one of the areas I wanted to review was adult safeguarding. I have now completed a post graduate diploma in Adult Safeguarding and am now in my MA year.

I have been really impressed by the standard of care and leadership of our nurses across the UK and believe we can build on that. I am confident that FSHC are leaders in care and that nurses are absolutely central to continuing to lead across the sector.

Of course I have to mention all the great things we hope to accomplish this year which will help our nurses such as the nurses forum, face book as well as a brand new nurse specific Twitter site where we will not only continue to ‘tweet’ news but we will hold Twitter Chats as guided by your needs.

We will involve nurses more in various projects going forward. I believe we are leaders in this field and no other providers come close to the nurse communication strategy that FSHC has planned this year. My vision for our 3000 nurses is to have nurses who believe that we are all leaders and will continually strive to provide the best care possible for our residents.

dementia care blog

5 Mar 2017

Colin Sheeran is the Lead Project Facilitator for Four Seasons Healthcare.

He helped to design the different elements of Four Seasons Dementia Care Framework and now leads a team of dementia and care experts to implement the Dementia Care Framework project.

I began working in dementia care in 1992 as a bank staff nurse in an independent care home run by a sole proprietor. What started out as a way of earning a little extra to support my growing family soon became a passion. When the home was sold to a corporate organisation a whole new career path opened up for me and I committed myself to dementia care in the independent care sector.

I quickly progressed through the organisation from staff nurse to home, deputy home manager, home manager and regional manager.

dementia care trainingThrough this journey I was able to influence the direction of dementia care at a local and regional level but when the opportunity came to have wider influence I applied for and was given the role of Mental Health Advisor for Ashbourne Healthcare and later became the Dementia Care and Nursing Consultant for Southern Cross Healthcare.

In parallel with my interest in dementia care I have also developed an interest in learning and development and held posts as a Learning and Development Facilitator and a Learning and Development Specialist.

I joined For Seasons Dementia Care Team in 2014 and worked on the PEARL project. The Dementia Care Framework builds on what was best about PEARL but uses a combination of user involvement, technology and innovative learning methods to have a greater reach and sustainability.

I am a graduate, Registered Mental Health Nurse, FITS (Focused Intervention and Training Support) Coach, Dementia Care Mapper and hold PTLLS qualifications in lifelong learning.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Whiteabbey Care Home in Newtownabbey, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

manager

Care Home Manager

Aleyamma George

104 Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, BT37 9QP

028 908 53 021

028 903 65 633

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