Welcome to Amelia House Care Home
You'll find Amelia House, in the village of Rawcliffe, 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
11 Dec 2017
June and Nancy from Amelia House Care Home in York, wanted to share some words of wisdom to everyone in their community.
The two ladies got together and created a framed picture with the words “To care for those who once cared for us, is one of the highest honours.”
Tony Clarke, Home Manager, said: “The ladies wanted to share this sentiment with everyone as their way of saying thank you to those who took the time to care for them. I think they are very poignant words and serve as a lovely reminder. Thank you June and Nancy.”
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
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.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Amelia House Care Home in York, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
Coningham Avenue, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 5NH