Welcome to Bon Accord Care Home
Bon Accord in Hove, East Sussex is a modern, purpose-built home providing high quality care 24 hours a day. We provide nursing support to individuals with dementia in a safe, home-from-home environment.
People pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the property. We have a sensory garden with plenty of seating for residents and their families. Bon Accord was runner-up in the annual Four Seasons' gardening competition.
Many of our private bedrooms have en-suite facilities and all are decorated to a high standard.
At Bon Accord 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 Bon Accord Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator organises a full calendar of pastimes, diversions and outings. Professional entertainers often visit to perform; and we run trips to local places of interest, including the library, park and museum.
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.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
We love catering for residents' special celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries.
Upon entering the home it has the cosy feeling of a home, the staff are very friendly and get to know all the relatives by first name.
Bon Accord is a truly caring care home. The care staff all go out of their way to give the residents the best possible experience. Any issues I have raised with the management have been listened to sympathetically and acted on straight away. Also the nurses are always on hand to discuss any concerns and are very responsive. The chefs are very accommodating to the residents needs and deliver great food - there are often family roasts and other opportunities to eat with your relative. There is an entertainments coordinator and a good range of activities including one-to-one time for residents who are in bed.
The home is homely and nicely decorated with three lounges for residents use. There is also a lovely garden. The domestic staff keep the rooms really clean and the whole place smells fresh.
My Mum has been at Bon Accord for 4 years and she could not be better cared for. I would recommend this home unreservedly.
The home and staff all show great care and respect not only for my father but also for my mother and myself. We would recommend Bon Accord to anyone.
I looked at six care/nursing homes before choosing Bon Accord care home. What first impressed me about Bon Accord was the relaxed, friendly and "homely" atmosphere of the home. This has stayed with me and the care my husband receives daily is the best. I also experience the respect towards both residents and their families, and an openness that encourages me to speak up if I have complaints or concerns, and these are always taken seriously. Initially I followed my "gut" reactions and feelings in choosing Bon Accord, I have not been let down.
I enjoy living here in my bedroom with all my belongings. The girls are very pretty and helpful and I feel safe. I miss my husband terribly but I know he was looked after here very well by all the staff.
I enjoy doing my artwork and shopping, I feel happy everyday. I love the food and the chef. I couldn't see myself living anywhere else. I like it here.
Care home is friendly, I enjoy living here at Bon Accord. I feel the staff take good care of me and have my best interests at heart.
Bon Accord was the 17th care home that I visited before I was satisfied that I had found the appropriate care facility for my mother. I was given time and excellent responses to my questions and enjoyed meeting staff and residents alike as I spent time checking out the ambience and facilities. There have been some communication challenges which have been quickly addressed and overall I am happy that my mother is happy, well and enjoying her life there - despite her dementia. I recommend this care home highly.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Bon Accord Care Home in Hove. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Sensory gardens
5 Jan 2018
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.
23 Nov 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Bon Accord Care Home in Hove joined the rest of the UK in coming together for a minutes silence to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
The home held a number of activities to mark the occasion including dedicating their arts and crafts session to creating poppy paintings and stained glass windows, which look lovely when the sun shines through them. The home also welcomed a local entertainer who did a ‘war time’ gig which included songs from Dame Vera Lynn.
Belinda Bradford, Personal Activities Leader, said: “Remembrance Day is important for everyone, and we all want to do our bit to show our respect. The entertainer really helped to bring everyone’s spirits up and had them all singing and waving their flags to the beat.”
10 Nov 2017
Residents from Bon Accord Care Home in Hove enjoyed a little bit of Flamenco dancing last week.
Belinda Bradford, the Personal Activities Leader organised this as a special treat for the residents as it’s a little out of the norm.
She said: “The music and singing was very loud but the residents loved it! Many of them even got up and danced with the flamenco dancers or clapped to the music! It was a joy to watch and so much fun.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Bon Accord Care Home in Hove, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Barbara Evans
79-81 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4BB