Welcome to Arches Care Home
Arches, a purpose-built care home less than a mile from Belfast's popular Connswater shopping centre, couldn't be better placed for easy access to the city's amenities.
Inside the home, we have plenty of comfortable spaces in which to relax and socialise – including three dining rooms and large comfortable lounges overlooking landscaped shrub borders.
At Arches Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Arches Care Home
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained.
We have a full-time activities therapist who meets all new residents to discuss what activities they enjoy. What's more, we have a large room for group craft/music sessions, another set up as a games room with the ever-popular Wii, and a third for watching TV/DVD.
I feel at home when I visit my mother and feel confident that she is being well looked after, I wouldn't want her to be anywhere else.
The manager will always spend time taking to you and will help you with any problems you have. I would recommend the home to anyone
Excellent communications on progress and condition. The staff are very friendly and my mum is content.
I can walk in to the Home and feel comfortable. Everybody is always so friendly. It just feels like going to my mums house and I don't worry about going home.
The food is very good and if there is nothing on the menu I like an alternative is always offered. There are snacks and drinks available whenever I want one.
I am always informed of any changes to my mothers care or condition. Its gives me great peace of mind to know she is well cared for
The number and variety of activities provided by the home is excellent.
I don't know how to thank you all enough for the wonderful way in which you cared for my Dad. You made him feel special and loved. You made him happy.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Arches Care Home in Belfast. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in rooms
30 Mar 2017
On Monday 27th March 2017 Four Seasons scooped the ‘Flu Fighter Social Care Award’ at the prestigious Flu Fighter awards.
The Flu Fighter award celebrate the great achievements of flu teams and organisations who promote the importance of flu vaccinations to everyone in their organisation.
Four Seasons was shortlisted for the ‘Social Care Award’ after being nominated following the success of the internal Flu and You campaign. Before being presented with the award, Daniel Mortimer, Chief Executive for NHS Employers said: “Four Seasons Heath Care launched its campaign with the goal of reducing the occurrence of flu in its colleagues. They created leaflets and flu packs that provided details about the importance of the flu vaccination and how to get vaccinated. This worked really well and they had an extra 1,600 colleagues vaccinated, which increased uptake by 22% this season. Well done.”
13 Feb 2017
We’ll be launching the 2017 Four Seasons Care Awards in the summer. In the meantime, we thought it would be nice to catch up with some of the winners of last year’s awards, to see what it’s been like since they’ve gone back to the floor.
This week we’ll be focusing on Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager for Belfast who won the Regional Manager accolade.
Lorraine is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to helping people with mental health issues. Her passion for helping people stemmed from having a family member who suffered from Schizophrenia.
“All I ever wanted was for him to have a better life,” Lorraine told us. “I strongly believe that people with mental illnesses should be encouraged and enabled to live as full lives as possible. I want to do my utmost to help as many people as I can do this.”
Everyone in Northern Ireland celebrated when Lorraine won the prestigious accolade. Lorraine herself was very happy, not only for herself but for all of the teams that she works with. “It was a little bit of recognition for the teams continued respectfulness, being caring and trusting nature which ultimately makes a difference to the people in our care. Which is something I strive to do,” said Lorraine
Since winning the award, Lorraine has been busy developing Four Seasons Mental Health Framework. She’s also visited the Regional Team and homes based in the North East of England sharing best practice and assisting them with regards to the setting up and running of specialised units.
Lorraine added: “I’m not one for the limelight, so being able to go back to work and continue to help my teams and other Four Seasons colleagues to continue to make a difference to the lives of the people we care for is something that makes me very proud to work for this company.”
9 Dec 2016
Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager for Belfast has been crowned ‘Regional Manager of the Year’ at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.
The award Lorraine has won commends her for how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis, whilst has supporting her homes helping them to achieve the company’s strategic priorities whilst managing external stakeholders.
Following over 1,200 nominations, Lorraine was shortlisted with five other colleagues from over 300 Four Season’s Care Homes across the UK.
James Robson, Change Delivery Director for Four Seasons Health Care, presented Lorraine with this award said: “Picking a winner for this category was very hard as all of the candidates are of a very high calibre. However, Lorraine’s passion and enthusiasm for her job, ensuring that the residents in her region get fantastic care no matter their needs. Congratulations Lorraine, you are a very worthy winner.”
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland, said: “Lorraine is at the heart of the care sector for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland. There is nothing she doesn’t know, making her a fantastic asset for the team. I think she is a very worthy winner of this award. Well done Lorraine!”
On receiving the award, Lorraine said: “I was over the moon when I found out I was nominated. It means so much to me. I must be doing something right. I am completely shocked and humbled to have won. I feel no different to anyone else, not special in any way, but I am privileged to be highly thought of by my colleagues and it’s a real pleasure for me to provide special experiences for our residents.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Arches Care Home in Belfast, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
144 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3EQ
028 906 58274
028 906 57 670