Welcome to Ashbourne Care Home

At Ashbourne Care Home in the historic market town of Dudley we pride ourselves on our homely and welcoming atmosphere.

Our numerous communal and quiet lounges are popular with all residents, who enjoy families and friends joining them for get-togethers.

At Ashbourne 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.

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Life at Ashbourne Care Home

A carer and a resident

Never had any problems whatsoever. Pleasant environment, safe, secure. Good food and lovely caring staff.

Nick Wooldridge, Nephew of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

My husband and I have always had excellent care and attention from both management and staff. We think they are the best and all deserve a medal for their dedication to everyone they come into contact with.

Margaret Jennings, Resident / Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

My father was a resident between March 2012 and 1st June 2013. I cannot praise the staff enough, from the domestic to the management. My father, myself and the family were treated with utmost respect. During my father’s last three days when he was terminally ill, the kindness and support they gave to me and my dad's sister was tremendous. Special mention too to the night staff whom we hadn't met before. The standards certainly did not drop. What a team- 1st class.

Lynn Allen, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

My mother moved from the early stages of Alzheimers to the middle stage of the illness whilst I was endeavouring to care for her myself at her own home quite rapidly (roughly eight to ten months). Since being cared for by a conscientious team of staff for the past two years at this care home she has maintained good physical health and has remained 'contented' and steady in the dementia (without drugs!) All aspects of her care needs are met by this team excellently!

Cheryl Jones, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

I would recommend anyone to have their relatives in the home. The standard of care for service users is wonderful. Dignity is maintained at all times and residents are very well looked after.

Michael Smith, Brother of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

My father only moved to the home yesterday 15/10/13. After having been in extra care housing for the last 2 years, he had a fall and some problems which put him in hospital for 5 weeks, and whilst in there was diagnosed with early stage Dementia and has other health issues. To get to the point, I had it thrust upon me very quickly that he couldn't go back to his home and had to go into 24 hour care. I had just a few days to sort everything out and searched high and low for a suitable care home to meet my dad's needs.

I have to say that Annette and all her team helped me so much. I was in there everyday asking questions, looking around (basically being a pain), but they never made me feel like that at all. They were all so kind and helpful and I decided that this was the place for my dad. I know this is early days for me to be recommending the home but they all have made the process so much easier to bear and I would recommend anyone who is looking for care for a relative to look here. My dad was made to feel so special when he arrived I know he was worried and scared but the smile on his face said it all with all the care and attention he received yesterday. I expected a call in the night to say he was playing up but nothing. I called this morning all was well he was still fast asleep (lazy lazy ha ha) so he must be comfortable.

I will be on here again in the future I'm sure, saying how excellent the care is, because I truly believe that the staff there will do an excellent job with my dad.
Thank you so much to Annette and all your team for making such a horrible time so much easier and for making my dad feel so comfortable so quickly
The only reason I haven't put Excellent for everything is I can't judge those things yet, but I'm sure they will change to excellent on my next recommendation

wendy mckenzie, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

All the staff are very kind and caring I feel they could put a little more effort into the activity site of the home. Saying that mum hasn't been in the home for long and I haven't had time to asses everything.

Susan Harvey, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

They are doing their very best for his complaint cannot fault the care in anyway at all, everyone are very good to him.

Barbara Jones, Sister-in-law of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

Whilst visiting my uncle I have been extremely impressed with this care home in many ways, cleanliness is fantastic and residents always happy. The staff are welcoming and helpful and friendly. I would without a doubt recommend the home to others.

T L Fisher, Niece of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

I have always found the staff caring, compassionate and attentive this is a very demanding environment and occasionally resources are challenging resulting in people having to wait say for toilet breaks which can be distressing. The staff are however apologetic the staff do their best to keep the residents occupied and will involve the visitors. The home is friendly, warm and clean. Food looks wholesome they bend over backwards to make sure nobody wants for anything, the family were sceptical at first but now along with my mother in law are more than happy she is well cared for.

Chris McCabe, Son-in-law of Resident/Service User at Ashbourne Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Ashbourne Care Home whether they...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Ashbourne Care Home in Dudley. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Wi-fi

Our news

intermediate care HSJ guides

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


17 Jun 2016

Today, Friday 17th June marks Care Home Day, an opportunity for Care Homes across the UK to open their doors to the local community. The theme for this year is celebration, with the biggest celebration of the year being the Queen’s 90th birthday.

“With this is mind we wanted to celebrate everyone turning 90 this year,” said CEO Tim Hammond. “We have over 680 residents celebrating their 90th birthday throughout the year, and I want to wish them all many happy returns.

“As part of our celebrations, we’ve had a chat with some of our residents and they in turn wanted to share their stories with you, showing how much things have changed over the last 90 years. Some of the stories are very interesting and I’d urge everyone to go and have a read of them.”

The 41 residents below all wanted to share a bit about themselves with you. They’ve also shared any memories they have of the Queen, with some having some interesting recollections.


15 Jun 2016

The theme for Care Home Open Day this year focuses on celebration and the Queen’s 90th birthday. Here at Four Seasons Health Care we thought it would be nice to share some of our resident’s stories who are also celebrating their 90th year!

Ashbourne presents Edith Bennett

Edith will celebrate her 90th birthday on 9th September. Born and bred in Lower Gormal, with her two brothers and three sisters. She attended Redhall School, leaving when she was 14 to work in a sowing factory earning 8 and 6 pence a week. She met husband Frank when she was 18 and were married 4 years later. They had 1 son and 3 daughters.

Although she’s the same age as the Queen, Edith wouldn’t want to change places with her. She remembers going to a street party to celebrate the Queen’s coronation. Edith says that the world has become a better place thanks to the Queen.

Now a resident at Ashbourne Edith enjoys spending her days relaxing and taking part in the activities held in the home.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Ashbourne Care Home in Dudley, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.


Care Home Manager

Annette Allen

Lightwood Road, Dudley, DY1 2RS

01384 242200

01384 231407

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