Welcome to Cedarhurst Lodge Care Home
You'll find Cedarhurst Lodge in Belfast. Here our team of registered nurses, senior care assistants and care assistants, provides excellent 24-hour residential care, and nursing care for individuals with dementia.
We are especially trained in caring for those living with dementia. Our unique approach is based on understanding dementia form the resident’s perspective, enabling us to deliver Special Resident Experiences and consistently good care everywhere.
The home's environment is object rich, with rummage boxes, empathy dolls, and soft toys around at all times.
We also have themed corridors focusing on aspects of Belfast's history - for example, on RM Titanic, and the famous Ormeau Bakery - to help the people who live here find their bearings.
And we have rest areas where residents can sit, relax, and listen to quiet music if they like.
Life at Cedarhurst Lodge Care Home
Our two activities coordinators ensure each person living here has something meaningful and enjoyable to look forward to.
A wide range of pastimes in the home includes quizzes, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, and gardening.
Some residents also benefit from doll therapy. They receive a baby-sized doll to love and care for, as they would a child. This can bring back happy memories of early parenthood, and help people feel useful and needed.
Most of our people enjoy the visits from Jack, a West Highland White Terrier.
My mother has been in the home for 13 months and she is happy, contented and well looked after.
My mother is well looked after and well cared for. Everybody loves her and I would recommend Cedarhurst to anybody looking for a good care home.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Cedarhurst Lodge Care Home in Belfast. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
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!
5 Oct 2017
Four Care Homes who care for people with mental health issues have partnered with the Belfast Trust to celebrate World Mental Health Day with a display of arts and crafts produced by residents of the homes.
The exhibition highlights the importance of mental health and the maintenance of positive mental wellbeing. The exhibition will be officially opened by Lisburn Mayor, Tim Morrow and will take place in the Knockbracken Hall, on the Saintfield Road next Tuesday 10th of October from 3pm-5pm.
The event even attracted an endorsement from The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who have been in touch to congratulate the residents on their work.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director of Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland explained why the organisation places such an emphasis on the mental wellbeing of their residents. “We treat each of our residents across all of our homes as an individual with their own personal choices about care needs and lifestyles. When care needs include mental health as well as physical heath support we recognise the importance of working to maintain healthy mental wellbeing. Working on art and craft keeps our residents active and they take great delight when their talent is recognised. The exhibition is called ‘Metamorphosis’ which is fitting as it heralds the journey to positive mental wellbeing which is vital to all of us, young and old.
“The exhibition is a tribute to the users of our mental health units and to our dedicated teams.”
Melanie Reyes, Home Manager of Saintfield Lodge said: “This whole project has been such a rewarding one for residents and staff alike, it is such a joy to discover how talented our residents are and the pleasure they have taken in their art work, this has brought us all closer as a team.”
Anyone is able to come to the exhibit. So why not pop down and take a look.
2 Mar 2017
Cedarhurst Lodge Care Home in Belfast has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Cedarhurst 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 on Thursday 16th February 2017 with a very special party.
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.
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Care Home Manager
Cedarhurst Road, Belfast, BT8 7RH
028 904 92 717