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
25 Jun 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Bon Accord Care Home in Hove welcomed Poppy a Sheltie dog into the home.
Barbara Evans, Home Manager, said: “Animals have a calming effect on people. Whether you settle down and pet a cat or dog, cuddle a guinea pig or rabbit, your stresses just ebb away as you relax. Our residents certainly enjoyed spending time with Poppy who was very cute, and loving all of the attention. We look forward to welcoming her back in the future.”
23 Jun 2017
Friday 16th June marked Care Home Open Day, a day that actively encourages people in the local community to pop into their local care home and find out what’s going on.
The theme for this year’s open day was friendship, and Four Seasons homes and their local community certainly forged some long lasting friendships with their local communities through a variety of different events.
The events included:
- The Prince’s Trust heading into Kingsmead Care Home in Swindon sprucing up the garden
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Port welcomed in local school children and councillors for a fun filled afternoon
- A Jazz band kept everyone entertained in Pontypridd at Ty Gwynno Care Home
- It was a more sleepy affair at Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield as the team turned up for work in the PJs before having lots of fun with residents, relatives and visitors to the home
- Music and dancing was definitely on the cards for many of our homes as Benarty View Care Home in Kelty, Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton, Benholm Care Home in Forfar and Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, all had musical entertainment (and an assortment of other activities) for their guests
- Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow had their own petting zoo for everyone to enjoy
- The Laurels Care Home in Hetton-le-Hole held a country and western themed day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed
- Jazz was the music of choice at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston’s festivities.
- Redwell Hills Care Home in Consett, remembered the friends they’d sadly lost and released some balloons with messages in their honour.
The photos you can see above are just a snap shot of what happened at our homes during Care Home Open Day. It’s great to see from the pictures that everyone had lots of fun.
9 Dec 2016
Hollie Garrard, Senior Care Assistant at Bon Accord Care Home in Hove has been crowned Carer of the Year at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.
The award Hollie has won commends her for how she understands her residents’ individual needs and how she strives to personalise their care whilst providing them with special experiences.
Following over 1,200 nominations, Hollie was shortlisted with five other colleagues from over 300 Four Season’s Care Homes across the UK.
Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, presented Hollie with this award said: “Our carers are the back bone of this organisation. They provide 1.7 million hours a year of care to our residents. Minute by minute, hour by hour they are making care special day in, day out. I want to thank all 10,000 carers out there, you really are amazing people. Hollie epitomises what it is to be a carer and I was very humbled to present her with this award.”
Michael Go, Home Manager for Bon Accord Care Home said: “Hollie is an exemplary carer. At a young age she has been an effective leader who is adored by all. Hollie is respectful and ensures residents and their relatives are treated like family. She is trusted by residents’ relatives. She is reliable and is always honest and open. Hollie has shown genuine passion and concern in making sure that the residents receive the best care possible. She lives and breathes the Four Seasons Health Care Values all with the aim of making a difference to those she cares for. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate her on this award.”
On receiving the award, Hollie said: “I was over the moon when I found out I was nominated. I love being a carer, I couldn’t think of doing anything else. That is why 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.”
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