Welcome to Camphill Care Home
You'll find Camphill in the town of Ballymena, County Antrim. Here our trained nurses, supported by dedicated care staff, provide high quality care around the clock.
We offer care at different levels, including respite care, general nursing care, and residential care for people with dementia.
Our purpose-built home has various lounges and dining rooms, and enclosed courtyards where people living here enjoy the fresh air and pleasant outdoors.
We love residents to bring in items such as furniture and pictures to personalise their bedrooms and make them more homely.
Life at Camphill Care Home
We run a varied programme of individual and group activities, pastimes and entertainment. These are tailored to the needs and likes of the people living here.
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained. Why not arrange a visit and we'll talk you through the facilities and activities on offer at Camphill Care Home?
My father-in-law was cared for in Camphill for 3 years until his death in 2012 after a very poor quality placement in a nursing home in Dungannon. At no time did I or other relatives have any real concerns about his care. Of course there are mishaps and communication problems with staff changes but these were minor and infrequent. The staff were excellent, very caring and attentive to his needs. He had progressive dementia, was in the dementia unit and the staff treated him with care and respect. Like most homes the emphasis is on routines revolving around personal care tasks, medication and mealtimes. There is some stimulation provided by activity coordinators. It would be better if this was built into the everyday activities of the home but this may happen in time. It is not yet the norm in most homes but may become required over time.
Very notable was the quality of the food provided, all freshly prepared by home staff. The smell of the food pervaded the home, unlike in Dungannon where the food was pre prepared and reheated.
Best of all the staff knew the residents really well and they showed care and compassion towards them. They were warm natured and welcoming to family members and did all that they could to look after our relation. When he was ill they kept us informed and when he was seriously ill they did their best to try to make sure we got there in time. We lived some distance away and had returned home after visiting earlier in the day. We were a little too late but they had a member of staff staying in the room with our relative until we arrived. The staff were considerate and compassionate and the fact that some of them were in tears showed how much they really cared. The quality of a nursing home lies in the quality of its staff, not fancy hotel style rooms or doilies on food trays. In this respect Camphill showed itself to have provided a care quality of substance. The rooms may be fairly basic and a bit dated but that did not matter. The quality of care was what really counted.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Camphill Care Home in Ballymena. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- TV lounge
- Landscaped 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.
3 Nov 2017
As the witching hour struck, Four Seasons homes across the UK were welcoming their own witches, warlocks, vampires and mummies for tea.
Although nobody went our trick or treating, our residents got up to a lot of spooktacular behaviour to celebrate the day, with the odd sweet treat thrown in every now and then.
Our care teams pulled out all of the stops to transform the homes from lovely warm environments, to something Casper would be happy to haunt.
At Springfield Care Home in Blackburn everyone dressed to impress, with one team member seemingly losing their head in the celebrations. Some of their ghostly visitors seemed to settle right at home, bringing their very own cave to one of the units. The residents enjoyed seeing the team channel their inner monsters.
A jilted bride was one of the strange spirits that rocked up to Hillview Care Home in Rawtenstall’s party. Joined by a pirate, devil and several ghosts, the residents listened to how love had turned sour for the beautiful yet pale bride.
In Ilkeston Haddon House’s Halloween Party had a warmer feel thanks to local entertainer John West who had everyone doing the jittering jive or wearisome waltz. Residents and their families enjoyed all of the Halloween fun that the home provided and had enough sweet treats to prevent any tricks happening at the party.
At Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield, the Home Manager and Deputy Manager were both sent to the stocks, all to raise money for special experiences for the residents in their care. The rest of the team encouraged the residents to throw sponges at the managers, after all what’s Halloween without a few tricks?
Meanwhile in Morecambe, residents, relatives and the care team at Morecambe Bay Care Home enjoyed some apple bobbing and other Halloween fun. The same could also be said of the residents up in Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle.
The team at Domnall Intermediate Care Centre in Belfast pulled out all of the stops dressing to impress the residents as they wold choose who would be crowned the Queen or King of Halloween.
Residents at Kilburn Care Home in Belper created their own sweet treats by decorating cookies and carving pumpkins before putting the care team through their paces to identify the best and worst dressed for their Halloween celebrations.
A gruesome time was had by all.
4 Aug 2017
Following on from the success of last year’s Four Season’s Care Awards, which saw 1,200 nominations and over 80 colleagues, residents and volunteers receiving accolades both at a regional and national level.
This year’s awards are now open!
You can nominate people for the following categories:
- Care Assistant/Support Worker of the Year
- Senior Care Assistant of the Year
- Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant (CHAP/SNCA) of the Year
- Registered Nurse of the Year
- Dementia Care Champion
- Specialist Services Champion
- Personal Activities Lead Champion
- Support Team Member of the Year
- Regional and Central Support Team Member of the Year
- Deputy Home Manager of the Year
- Registered Care Home Manager of the Year
- Regional Manager of the Year
- Resident or Relative Contribution
- Volunteer of the Year
- Our Values Champion
For more information about the categories visit our Care Awards page here. You can nominate colleagues, residents or volunteers from your home here. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 30th September 2017.
Who will be your 2017 champions?
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Camphill Care Home in Ballymena, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Joy McKay
62 Toome Road, Ballymena, BT42 2BU
028 256 58999
028 256 58 955