Welcome to Cedar Court Care Home
You'll find Cedar Court in Abbeywood, South East London. Around the clock, we provide specialist, high quality residential care - and day care - for individuals with dementia.
Ours is a purpose-built home. Its large garden has a patio, greenhouse and vegetable patches - making a safe and stimulating space for people living here to spend enjoyable time.
Residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges - perhaps watching TV, listening to music, or having a quiet read. All of these areas are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Our bedrooms are decorated to a high standard, and many have en-suites.
Life at Cedar Court Care Home
People living here get very involved with our activities coordinator to plan our programme of goings-on.
This includes arts and crafts, reminiscence exercises, gentle gardening, quizzes, and live entertainment. We also love catering for special celebrations, such as residents' birthdays and anniversaries.
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.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
Every member of staff cleaners to managers are friendly to residents and visitors. It is where I would like to be should the need arise.
How can you improve what is not broken!
Small home, makes it excellent for residents. Very caring staff, well trained in dementia care. Residents and relatives are made very welcome. Staff respond quickly to needs and requests. Nothing is too much trouble. The activities co-ordinator provides daily activities for residents and monthly social events are regularly planned e.g singers, bbq's which the relatives are encouraged to participate in. It has a family home feel, a hairdresser and doctor make weekly visits and other health needs are provided if needed e.g dental, physio, opticians etc. We know mum is safe and well cared for in pleasant environment.
A lovely friendly home. Lovely atmosphere very caring staff and always made to feel welcome.
I love the fact there are animals here for the residents, the staff are always happy and smiling. I never thought mum would settle into a home as she was always against going into one. However, she settled very quickly and is completely 'at home' and contented, I am very pleased and relieved!!
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 Cedar Court Care Home in Abbeywood. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped 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
4 Apr 2017
A care home in Abbeywood unveiled its sensory room last month, which will continue to enhance the loves of the residents who live there.
The sensory room at Cedar Court, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, encompasses the latest technology benefitting those with sensory and cognitive impairments.
Richard White, Acting Home Manager, said: “The sensory room will have a fantastic effect on the residents here at Cedar Court. It’s the creation of Richard, a resident here at the home, and his family. They wanted to provide something special that Richard and the other residents at Cedar Court could use and enjoy on a regular basis.”
The sensory room will enhance the specialist care that is already being provided at Cedar Court. The sensory room will offer a tranquil and stimulating environment for everyone at the home as well as their friends and family.
Richard White, added: “We cannot thank Richard and his family enough for their thoughtful and kind act for all the residents here at Cedar Court. Everyone is really excited about using the sensory room.
12 Jul 2016
Ladies from three care homes in London were treated to a sophisticated ladies lunch event held at Eltham College in Mottingham, London.
Hayley Mercer, Personal Activities Leader from Marlborough Court Care Home, said: “The ladies had a lovely time. They indulged in lots of lovely sandwiches, cream cakes, tea and coffee. The students who hosted the event provided the entertainment by singing and holding a little quiz. The ladies really enjoyed socialising with each other, as it’s not every day they get to come together. I know when the Marlborough Court ladies returned to the home, they told everyone what had gone on. I think some of the gents were secretly jealous.
“For residents going out and socialising makes them feel like they still have their independence, which helps them to continue to blossom at the homes. A lot of people have said to me, ‘I thought I’d just have been left in a corner bored’, and have been surprised when I’ve said what we do here not only at Marlborough Court, but across the Four Seasons network to ensure our residents are fulfilled.
“Everyone is looking forward to the next joint event that we hold.”
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138 Lensbury Way, Abbeywood, SE2 9TA
0203 199 2747
0208 311 1193