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
16 Nov 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.
The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.
Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.
Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.
Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.
Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.
Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.
While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”
If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.
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.”
23 Oct 2017
Residents from Bon Accord Care Home in Hove met up with children from a local nursery for a lovely play time.
Belinda Bradford, the Personal Activities Lead said: "The nursery children come to Bon Accord on a weekly basis for the residents to get to know one another, and this has been happening since June this year building that special relationship between the residents and the local nursery, building important bridges within the community.
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