Welcome to Castle Lodge Care Home
Castle Lodge is situated close to the centre of Antrim, within walking distance of all local amenities. Our home is designed specifically for the needs of elderly residents, and we have a very caring team who work hard to make everyone feel at home.
Whether an individual requires residential care or specialist dementia care, Castle Lodge has suitable facilities and expertise.
We have a range of different rooms available. Some have garden views and all are tastefully decorated. There are four communal lounges for residents to enjoy. Residents enjoy relaxing in our lovely gardens. Our secure patio enables residents with dementia to enjoy time outside in a safe and secure environment.
Life at Castle Lodge Care Home
Residents get very involved in planning activities with our activities coordinator. There's no pressure to participate. If people prefer to relax or pursue their own hobbies and interests, that's absolutely fine.
For those who do wish to join in, some of the options available at Castle Lodge include coffee mornings, one-to-one sessions, animal therapy, plus performances by professional entertainers and local school children.
Meals are home-cooked by our own chef, and there is always a good choice. What's more, we're more than happy to cater for dietary and cultural needs.
I feel at home when I visit my mother and feel confident that she is being well looked after, I wouldn't want her to be anywhere else.
The manager will always spend time taking to you and will help you with any problems you have. I would recommend the home to anyone
Excellent communications on progress and condition. The staff are very friendly and my mum is content.
I can walk in to the Home and feel comfortable. Everybody is always so friendly. It just feels like going to my mums house and I don't worry about going home.
The food is very good and if there is nothing on the menu I like an alternative is always offered. There are snacks and drinks available whenever I want one.
I am always informed of any changes to my mothers care or condition. Its gives me great peace of mind to know she is well cared for
The number and variety of activities provided by the home is excellent.
I don't know how to thank you all enough for the wonderful way in which you cared for my Dad. You made him feel special and loved. You made him happy.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Castle Lodge Care Home in Antrim. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
14 Jul 2017
Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."
Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.
7 Jul 2017
16 May 2017
Castle Lodge Care Home in Antrim has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Castle Lodge 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 an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them during a 50s themed party on Tuesday 2nd May..
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons in Northern Ireland 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.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Castle Lodge Care Home in Antrim, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
7 Fennel Road, Antrim, BT41 4PB
028 9442 8212
028 9446 9040