Life at our Care Homes
Life at a Four Seasons Care Home
We believe that feeling looked after is as much about creating a sense of home as it is about providing quality care.
Life is all about relationships. And they remain just as important in our later years, helping to enrich each day and make it more rewarding.
When each new resident arrives in one of our care homes they become part of a new circle that includes not only their own family and friends but also other residents, our nurses, carers and support team. It’s the blending of all these relationships that helps to fill each resident’s daily experience with new friendships, good company and a sense of family.
Our homes are filled with stories
Listening to our residents is one of the most important things we do each day, so that we can truly get to know them. We explore people’s different characters, likes and dislikes. And we always pay special attention to people’s stories ─ because places filled with stories and warmth are places that everyone is happy to call home.
FREE Guide to Fees and Funding Care
When the time comes to choose a care home, you’ll need to know how much it will cost and any care funding you’re entitled to. You'll learn: - How funding works in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - Assessing your care needs - Where to go for further information
Spaces that people like to live in
All our homes offer a choice of lively communal areas and quieter rooms for a spot of reading or following a hobby. Most also have secure and attractive gardens with patio seating areas where our residents can enjoy time with their visitors during the warmer months. The more green-fingered among us are also encouraged to help out with the planting when the mood takes them.
Stimulation for body and mind
Another way we can help our residents to feel at home is for them to do familiar things. So our dedicated Activities Leaders gently encourage residents to carry on doing things they enjoy. If someone had a hobby or pastime they did before they arrived, we’ll encourage them to continue it with us. Or perhaps they may like to learn something new.
The important thing is that we treat every resident as an individual. If they enjoy sharing time with others, either in our home or on an organised trip out, they’re most welcome. Or, if they prefer quiet time alone, we’ll respect that too.
Mealtimes are a highlight of our day
There’s nothing quite like traditional home cooking to give everyone a lift.
We always ask residents and their families about their food preferences and dietary requirements. Our chef and catering team then work with dieticians to create meals that are nutritious and tasty, using fresh seasonal ingredients.
To add more variety, we also make a point of celebrating with special meals and events throughout the year. Residents can be served in our pleasant restaurant-style dining rooms or, if they prefer, they can take their meals in the privacy of their own rooms.
Small comforts matter
All our homes have in-house hair salons or visiting hairdressers while some also have their own nail bars. We’ll also be pleased to arrange chiropody and a range of other therapies ─ all to help add a little more of the feelgood factor.
Your Guide to Choosing a Care Home
Choosing a care home is a huge decision and one that it is right to take your time over. We know the choice can seem overwhelming, and the responsibility to get it right can feel huge, which is why we’ve put together this impartial guide to help you work out which home is right for your family, whether it’s with Four Seasons or another care home.