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
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
21 Apr 2017
Seven Four Seasons Care Homes from across the UK have been awarded ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ awards by Carehome.co.uk.
The prestigious award highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK and are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.
The 7 homes who received the awards are:
- Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham
- Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington
- Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield
- Balmoral View Care Centre in Belfast
- Clandeboye Care Home in Bangor
- Hawthorn House Care Home in Belfast
- Longfield Care Home in Eglinton
Charlotte Oppong-Agyare, Sales and Marketing Director of Four Seasons Health Care said: “I’m delighted that seven of our homes have received this award in their regions. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ is a fantastic achievement, and goes to show the feedback we are collecting through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored with the reviews residents and family members are giving on carehome.co.uk.
Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.
21 May 2016
The team at Castle Lodge Care Home in Antrim have been awarded a top accolade which recognises their commitment to providing exceptional care to their residents.
Home Manager Una Brady and her team were nominated for a ROCK (Recognition of Care and Kindness) award by a resident’s relative, and last week they were presented with their award.
The nomination read: “Una and her team have been exceptional. From day one they understood Mum's needs and have showed care and empathy whilst looking after her. Whilst care homes have in been in the news quite a bit over the last few years, we are so quick to jump on the band wagon when something goes wrong and certainly apprehensive on what and how care is provided. Not once did we ever consider this with Castle Lodge.
“My Father visits my Mum every day and has also found the care team helpful and attentive as well as offering a cup of tea to him from time to time understanding how challenging it is for the families to deal with too.
“Your team have been fantastic, and an absolute credit to your company, your core values, and work ethics really do make such a difference in providing a quality service to all the residents there just not Mum.”
Una Brady, Home Manager, said: “We’re extremely humbled to receive this award. I want to thank the lady for her nomination and kind words. They really mean a lot. The team here do their upmost to care for our residents and respect them. I’m very proud of my team. We will continue to deliver the high standards we’ve been praised for.”
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
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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