Welcome to Brimington Care Home
Brimington is a purpose-built residential dementia home set in a pleasant village on the outskirts of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Our compassionate team works hard to make everyone feel at home.
Ours is a modern building designed specifically for the needs of our elderly residents. We have a pleasant garden with lawns, and comfortable seating areas where people can sit back and relax. Some residents like to help us keep these spaces looking beautiful.
There's a welcoming TV lounge overlooking the garden, plus other areas for quiet relaxation. All our bedrooms are well equipped, clean and comfortable, and have en-suites.
Life at Brimington Care Home
Residents get very involved with our activities coordinator to plan their pastimes and diversions.
These include arts and crafts, quizzes, gardening, performances from professional entertainers and local school children, music therapy, flower arranging, animal therapy, church services, coffee mornings, and birthday celebrations.
We also have special and themed days and meal nights; minibus outings to local places of interest, the library and the park; calming and rewarding one-to-one sessions; and seasonal events.
There's no pressure to take part. If people prefer to relax or pursue their own hobbies and interests, that's OK.
Residents can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in our cosy bar area. Meals are home-cooked by our own chef, and there's always plenty of choice.
We're more than happy to cater for dietary and cultural needs. There's always a speciality dish on the menu.
I cannot speak highly enough of these people. The care our mum has received here has been second to none. Your immediate impression on entering the home is one of a modern, clean, bright environment that 'smells lovely'. The staff are friendly and welcoming and it's obvious they are a good team. The decor is thoughtfully created with a seasonal theme and the team constantly strive to plan new activities and interests for residents. There is even a pub on site!
This home is just outstanding my grandma came here after falling several times at home. It took her a while to settle, but this was encouraged by all the staff. The team are kind, genuine and considerate people. I am so glad my grandma is there.
The consistent care, compassion and kindness shown to my husband by the staff at this home has enabled him to settle in and relax in his new surroundings. That kindness has been extended to our family - we are encouraged to visit at any time, and all our questions and concerns have been dealt with immediately. I highly recommend Brimington care home.
This is a lovely care home, very clean, tidy and the staff are spot on. They look after the residents very well.
I would recommend the nursing home to anyone considering using the home. The staff are genuine in the care of my mum and I know she is loved and cared for. I can come to the home and treat is as such, the manager once said to me, while your mum is in our care this is her home and therefore yours. Those words meant the world and I have lived by this, I don't visit mum I spend my time at mums.
I would recommend this care home. The staff are so helpful.
This care home is as it says, care so brilliant. Caring staff. Good honest food and clean.
I like living here because it's very clean and you get lots and lots of nice food. I feel safe here and my husband comes for lunch, the staff look after us very very well.
I'm very happy here and wouldn't ever want to go anywhere else. I love the activities.
We are very happy with the home. My friend is very happy here and very well looked after. The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble.
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 Brimington Care Home in Chesterfield. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
28 Oct 2017
Brimington Care Home in Chesterfield has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Brimington Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.
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 well-being, 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 a Willy Wonka themed party on Wednesday 27th September 2017 for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals, the local mayor and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for North West England said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited 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.”
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.
25 Apr 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Brimington Care Home in Chesterfield enjoyed an action packed Easter Party complete with a special visit from the Easter bunny.
Josephine Jackson, Home Manager, explained: “It was an action packed day full of fun and laughter. We started with the Easter bonnet parade, fun and games, an Easter egg hunt led by the Easter bunny and a singer who had everyone singing and dancing. We also held an raffle which saw us raise £226 for the residents’ social fund to help provide further special experiences for them. Everyone had a fantastic day.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Brimington Care Home in Chesterfield, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Clare Bates
73-77 Manor Road, Chesterfield, S43 1NN