Welcome to Dove Court Care Home
Dove Court Care Home is a short distance from Kettering town centre, Northamptonshire.
Here our dedicated team of registered nurses, senior carers and trained care assistants provide excellent 24-hour care. We accommodate a range of different needs, from nursing and palliative to dementia and shorter-term respite care.
Ours is a well-equipped, comfortable home. We have a garden area with furnished patio area where people living here love to take in the fresh air, while inside are spacious lounge and dining areas. We love residents to personalise these spaces and choose their own colour schemes to make them more familiar and homely.
Life at Dove Court Care Home
We have a dedicated activity coordinator who ensures each resident has something stimulating and enjoyable to look forward to. They encourage individual hobbies and pastimes, and plenty of group goings-on, too.
Our varied programme includes handicrafts, gardening, and quizzes. We also celebrate special seasonal events, including Easter, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. People living here love to watch our pet fish and budgies.
A chiropodist visits the home regularly, and we do all laundry onsite. Our chef is a finalist in the National Care Awards, and our kitchen has been refurbished so he can keep cooking up the nutritious, tasty meals that made his name.
I find the staff very kind and caring, they take time to get to know the residents and are very friendly.
My husband has Alzheimers and has been in Dove Court for 3 years on the 23rd May 2015, he is 89 years old. I have found the manager Wendy and all the care staff very understanding and caring.
I really appreciate the fact he is cared for, as I can no longer care for him at home, he cannot walk or talk and is fully reliant on the caring staff. ( I myself am 86 years old)
My grandad has Dementia and my mum was his sole carer, but was taken ill and could no longer cope. So I was at a loss and confused looking for somewhere to help. From my initial phone call I was reassured I wasn't alone and offered all the advice I was desperately seeking. I was invited openly to visit and see if it would suit our needs. Every single care was friendly, smiling and happy to discuss the needs of my grandad. I was even shown his potential room and it was clean and perfect. Within a week of making my choice and convenience he was assessed and homed, and one week later seems much happier. Thank you to ALL the wonderful staff - I don't know what I would have done without them
The staff here are very caring and efficient. They all provide a lot of attention and interest in the residents.
My mother came to Dove Court from hospital with a number of problems which required nursing care. The staff at Dove Court have nursed her back to generally good health with patience and compassion. She remains frail, elderly and falls easily and gets agitated, but the staff are gentle and caring with her. I know that she is in good hands and that everything is being done to make her life comfortable.
I am presenting this information on behalf of my wife Catherine Davies who is 82 years old, and has been a resident of Dove Court care home for 16 months. Previous to that I cared for my wife at home for 6 years after she was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. She stopped speaking several years before moving into the home. From day one my wife has adapted well to lief in the home and when I visit I find her happy and contented. Unfortunately she cannot walk now, but this has not stopped her enthusiasm for being lifted out of bed and into a care chair.]She enjoys eating and in good weather we sit outside in the garden.
The nurses and care staff are excellent in what they do for Cathy, and on days when I am not visiting I am totally happy to know that Cathy is getting the best care she needs.
My mother moved to Dove Court when she was unable to look after herself at home.
Since being there, the level of care and attention she has received has been exemplary. The staff are the friendliest and most helpful I have ever come across- and I have worked with elderly people in care before, so have a comparative base.
The staff have been very helpful in settling mum into the home. They have given me confidence in their ability to care for mum.
Not an easy task to do at an emotional time. Finding a suitable nursing home for parent on end of life. But how pleased am I and all the other family members that I chose Dove Court. The staff are kind, caring and devoted - and I mean all the staff from cleaners up to management. Think my brother is waiting to put my name down for here - as he enjoyed visiting dad here so much!
I can't praise the home enough for what it has done for my mother-in-law. She is always clean,tidy and looked after. The staff, often do her hair in a nice hairstyle. We thought we were going to lose her earlier this year, but she is still with us and some of the credit has to go to the staff at Dove Court. I would have no hesitation in recommending this home to anybody who finds themselves unable to look after loved ones.
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...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Dove Court Care Home in Kettering. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- TV lounge
- 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
22 Feb 2017
Valentine’s Day is a day all about love. For residents, relatives and the care team at Dove Court Care Home in Kettering, they not only celebrated the love of people who were around, but they also spared a thought for those loved ones they’d lost.
Wendy Fall, Home Manager, explained: “We made our very own Valentine’s memory tree. We asked each resident what their fondest memory was and got them to write it on a little heart. This was then placed on the tree, so people could reflect on how much love was in the home. It was a lovely gesture and a nice activity to do on the day.”
26 Nov 2016
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month we all take a moment to remember those who have fought for our Queen and country over many decades.
Residents at Dove Court Care Home in Kettering paid their respects by creating a lovely piece of art that they then displayed in their home.
Wendy Fall, Home Manager, said: “Our residents wanted to do something special to mark Remembrance Day. They wanted to commemorate the first and second World Wars in particular. They stood in front of their artwork while they remembered the fallen. It now hangs pride of place in our home.”