Welcome to Amelia House Care Home
You'll find Amelia House, in the village of Rawcliffe in the East Riding of Yorkshire, near York.
Here we provide residential and nursing care, and specialist care for people with dementia. People living here have varying needs, from specialist nursing support to general assistance with everyday living. Some stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods.
Inside, residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit. To add to this we also have a dementia cafe and cinema room for everyone to use.
We also have a salon offering treatments including hairdressing, massage and manicures.
Life at Amelia House Care Home
People living here get very involved with our activities coordinator to plan our programme of events, pastimes and entertainment. This includes arts and crafts, baking and gentle gardening, as well as quizzes and musical performances.
We produce a newsletter to let residents and their families know what's coming up, and use our minibus on regular local outings. We also have themed family days, and celebrate seasonal events such as Valentine's Day, Christmas and New Year.
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.
Each warm and welcoming dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen. Our highly nutritious and varied menus - catering for all dietary and cultural needs - are displayed to show the choices available.
All of our food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We also enjoy catering for special celebrations for residents, such as birthdays and anniversaries.
It is never an easy decision to place a much-loved and respected parent into care, but after a good deal of research and visiting several care homes we knew that Amelia House was the right choice for us. Being purpose-built the building is large, light, and airy and there is plenty of open space for residents to walk around in safety. The communal sitting rooms are comfortable and the dining rooms are furnished more like restaurant rooms. Most importantly, the staff (management, nurses and care assistants) are welcoming, friendly, and very caring; they couldn't do any more for my Dad. He is respected and looked after and treated as an individual. The staff have got to know him as a person and always call him by his name and chat to him about the things that interest him. Since coming to Amelia House my Dad's health has improved and he is much more relaxed and contented than he was at home. He can choose to watch TV or read in his own room (which is a good size and well-furnished) or keep company in the lounge. There is a quiet room for family time if we choose to use it. Family are welcome any time and the staff have got to know us too. We work with them to ensure Dad is as comfortable and content as he can be. We are very grateful to Amelia House for everything they are doing for us as a family.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Amelia House Care Home in York. 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
14 Jul 2017
Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."
Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.
23 Jun 2017
Avid bird watchers from Amelia House Care Home in York went on an RSPB guided tour of Bempton Cliffs to take a look at the local wildlife.
Jane Hughes-Cook, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a lovely time. The residents enjoyed feeling the wind in their hair and looking out across the cliff tops at the wildlife. I’d like to thank Maria from the RSPB who helped our resident have such a special experience.”
28 Apr 2017
Residents in Amelia House Care Home in York have been getting hands on rearing some lovely ducklings that have recently made Amelia House their forever home.
David Ramage, Home Manager, said: “The residents have really enjoyed rearing these little balls of fluff. It’s great to see how these little ducklings with their own little characters have had a huge impact on the residents, in many cases bringing some of them out of their shells. The ducklings’ names are still up for debate but I’m hoping to have an update for you very soon.”