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
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
30 Mar 2017
Residents from Amelia House Care Home in York have been sampling the menus from eateries close to the home.
The residents have needed very few excuses to make the most of the recent nice weather whilst enjoying the culinary delights on offer from local cafes and pubs.
David Ramage, Home Manager, explained: “The residents here at Amelia House love nothing more than getting out and about. Just because they live in a care home doesn’t mean they can’t do things they enjoy. They’ve enjoyed fish and chips at the Wetherby Whaler and a lovely drink at the Lysander Arms. Now the warmer weather is approaching, I see these outings becoming a regular thing.”
28 Mar 2017
The St Patrick’s Day celebrations in York were a sophisticated affair, with residents, relatives and the care team at Amelia House Care Home in York holding a tea party to celebrate the day.
David Ramage, Home Manager, said: “We turned our dining room into a little Irish haven. The residents, their families and the care team enjoyed slices of green cake and some Irish coffees. It was a nice and simple way to celebrate the day. We even finished it off with a good old Irish sing song.”
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: David Ramage
Coningham Avenue, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 5NH