Welcome to Brierfield House Care Home
At Brierfield House Care Home in Brierfield, near Nelson, Lancashire, we provide high quality residential care, respite care, and dedicated care for people with dementia, 24 hours a day.
The people living here have varying needs, from specialist support and help with everyday living, to just needing a helping hand to retain some independence. Some stay with us permanently, others stay for short periods.
It's a purpose-built care home with a welcoming atmosphere; a sensory room; and beautiful panoramic views of Pendle Hill. We are recipients of the prestigious Investors in People award.
Life at Brierfield House Care Home
Our activities coordinator meets each new resident to discuss their social interests. There's always something going on, from quizzes to hand massages and music therapy to flower arranging.
Professional entertainers visit regularly, and we're also treated to performances by local school children and the wider community.
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.
Our menus are varied and highly nutritious, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens.
Our dining rooms are warm and welcoming. Tables are laid with fresh flowers and linen, with menus displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
Depending on how they feel, residents can choose to have meals in their own rooms or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
I can't say it's a home from home or perfect, as nowhere is like your own home but they all work hard to make it the best they can for you. It's more like a hotel. The staff are nice, the home is always clean and tidy and if you want to see your loved one and they are in their own room and it needs to be cleaned, they wait until you have gone, which is good as you can spend more time with them. Your loved one is kept clean and tidy, washing is done daily for clothes and bedding when needed. From what I see when I go there I would give it nine out of ten.
My mum has now been living at Brierfield House for about 3 months following a move from her own home to an almost catastrophic/disastrous admission to another local care home a couple of months earlier - and I haven't seen her as happy for a good 2/3 years! She can find nothing to suggest as an improvement and neither can I. Since being admitted, she has not needed to go to hospital and this is the longest time for many years. She is even putting on weight - which is a bit different from a woman who, prior to her admission, was all but refusing to eat and who was regularly admitted to hospital with dehydration. The staff across the board are a credit and are responsible in every respect for the fabulous and quite dramatic turn around in my mum's life.
My wife has been in this care home for four and a half years and since Four Season took over, myself and my family have been very pleased with her care. All the staff rom the manager down are very caring and considerate with all the residents and relatives/visitors. The housekeeping is very good the cleanliness of the rooms, the care of clothing and the catering. I want the best care for my wife who has severe dementia and this home provides this for us both.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Brierfield House Care Home whether...
Brierfield House Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Brierfield House Care Home in Nelson. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
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
13 Sep 2016
Brierfield House Care Home in Nelson is among the first to be accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Brierfield House Care Home is celebrating being among the first in the UK to be accredited for a new and radically different approach to dementia care.
The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.
The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them on Friday 9th September 2016.
Rachel Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care North West of England, said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to be among the first homes to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”
In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.
At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident. Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.
The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences. The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.
Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.
23 May 2016
Providing special experiences for residents is at the heart of what we do at Four Seasons.
Depending on the likes and dislikes of our residents, home can plan a variety of excursions and activities, ensuring the residents enjoy their older years.
At Brierfield House Care Home in Nelson, the care home are having a bric-a-brac sale, to help raise funds for these excursions.
Deputy Care Home Manager, Shelley Rogerson, explained: “We’re looking for any kind donations or buyers of the items we currently have. The team are doing all they can, but any help from our local community would be greatly appreciated. It also gives you a chance to come and meet some of our residents and find out more about the home.
“We know how important it is for our residents to experience different things. We’ve got lots of ideas planned for future activities.”
If you’d like to contribute to Brierfield House’s bric-a-brac sale, pop into the care home to find out more.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Brierfield House Care Home in Nelson, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Hardy Avenue, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 5RN