Welcome to Dunlarg Care Home
You'll find Dunlarg Care Home in the village of Keady, County Armagh.
Here our very compassionate team works hard to make everyone feel at home, providing expert residential care, nursing care, respite care and end-of-life care. We're also trained to help support individuals with learning and physical disabilities between the ages of 25 and 65.
Our purpose-built home is in walking distance of local amenities. Residents love relaxing in our peaceful landscaped gardens and spending afternoons outside with their friends and family.
Inside we have several communal areas; and a range of bedrooms, all tastefully decorated.
Life at Dunlarg Care Home
All our activities are completely optional, and for those who'd like to take part we post a programme around the home.
Pastimes and diversions include visits from professional entertainers, arts and crafts, quizzes, gardening, and one-to-one sessions.
Meals are home-cooked by our own chef, and there's always plenty of choice. We're more than happy to cater for individual 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
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Dunlarg Care Home whether they...
Dunlarg Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
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 Dunlarg Care Home in Keady. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
30 Mar 2017
On Monday 27th March 2017 Four Seasons scooped the ‘Flu Fighter Social Care Award’ at the prestigious Flu Fighter awards.
The Flu Fighter award celebrate the great achievements of flu teams and organisations who promote the importance of flu vaccinations to everyone in their organisation.
Four Seasons was shortlisted for the ‘Social Care Award’ after being nominated following the success of the internal Flu and You campaign. Before being presented with the award, Daniel Mortimer, Chief Executive for NHS Employers said: “Four Seasons Heath Care launched its campaign with the goal of reducing the occurrence of flu in its colleagues. They created leaflets and flu packs that provided details about the importance of the flu vaccination and how to get vaccinated. This worked really well and they had an extra 1,600 colleagues vaccinated, which increased uptake by 22% this season. Well done.”
21 Apr 2016
Some of us tend to do a quick search to see if anyone famous shares the same birthday as us.
Today, Thursday 21st April sees Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrate her 90th birthday. She shares her special day with a number of residents in homes across the United Kingdom. Some of the residents have taken the time to speak to Four Seasons about their recollections, and sharing their birthday with a very special lady.
Ann Donnelly 46 years old from Dunlarg Care Home in Keady
Dunlarg Care Home will be celebrating Ann’s birthday in style indulging in her passion for worldwide cuisine. Ann used to work at the Appleby Social Education Centre, and it was here she met Princess Diana who attended the official opening. Ann is a very inquisitive lady who loves reading and researching about different countries around the world. She’s very hands on in the home, and helps to organise the activities. She’s always there to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.
John Sheedy 67 years old from Lansdowne Care Home in Cricklewood
In his younger years, John used to work as a waiter at a restaurant in Kent, as well as being known for his love of DIY. He changed career slightly when he became a carer at Lansdowne, the place he now calls home. John said: “It’s nice some of the older staff members still remember me from my carer days and it gives us a lot to chat about.” For fun, John used to go to the horse races with his family. He also enjoyed going to the pub with all of his Irish friends. Although he shares his birthday with the Queen, John has no special memories of her. However, he does say: “she’s a woman who knows what she’s doing. She’s very popular with people and I like her a lot.”
Helen Laurie 72 years old from The Beaufort Care Home in Coventry
Helen is slightly younger than the Queen, she has watched her blossom into the powerful monarch many of us love and cherish. In her younger days, Helen was a cleaner at Coventry Council House, and received a long service award from the Mayor for her hard work and dedication. She was one of 13 children and lived in Shettleson in Glasgow. She moved to Coventry aged 16. She has a daughter Lila and a grandson called Troy who is a professional boxer, who Helen is very proud of.
Sheila Reid 77 years old from Bearehill Care Home in Brechin
Sheila is very friendly and loves chatting to staff and other residents at Bearehill. She enjoys making pom poms, watching the soaps and music. She loves it when the home brings in local entertainers. Sheila enjoys getting out and about with her sister and brother-in-law and having a cup of tea and a slice of cake at Morrisons or at the Brechin Garden Centre.
Although she’s never met the Queen, Shelia loves to watch her on the television. She loves the Queens colourful outfits and the crowns that she wears.
David Steward 83 years old from Burlington Care Home in Glasgow
David who is 8 years younger than her Majesty remembers watching her coronation in 1953. His one piece of advice for her would be to keep up the good work. David was born in 1933 and completed his national service in the army, stationed in both Egypt and Malta. David told us: “Whilst I was stationed in Egypt, I was playing football and got very badly sunburnt. I was very nearly court marshalled for this as my senior officer said my wounds were self-inflicted.” After leaving the army, David met his wife Joyce. David was 23 when he met 16 year old Joyce, and told a small white lie regarding his age, telling her he was in fact 20 years old. They married on 1st June 1957 and went on to have three daughters. David then worked as a milkman, but did not like getting up very early in the morning but he did indeed enjoy his job.
Minnie Summeril 84 years old from Kingswood Lodge Care Home in Wotton-under-Edge
Kingswood Lodge Care Home have beefed up security for Minnie’s birthday, bringing in their very own Beefeater to keep her secure. Minnie enjoys watching royal TV programmes and seeing how Her Majesty has blossomed throughout her reign. In her younger years, Minnie worked on a powersames machine at Newmans in Yate. For the past 50 years she has been a member of the Women’s Institute.
Mabel Knox 89 years old from Galgorm Care Home in Ballymena
Galgorm Care Home is shining their very own spotlight, on their Queen for the day Mable Knox. Mable lives at Galgorm with her husband Charles, and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. In her younger days Mable worked locally in the Mill (alongside Charles) and enjoyed frequent nights out to dances in the Flamingo. Mable has met the Queen on one occasion, and said: “she was a very nice and pleasant lady. She came to Ballymena to celebrate the millennium.”
Evelyn Rogerson 92 years old from Willow Court Care Home in Newcastle under Tyne
A self-proclaimed ‘plain Jane’ from West Lane used to work in a factory. She’s very outgoing and enjoys spending time with her girls. Although she wishes she would have learnt to play the piano, she likes the simplicity of being able to sit down with a cup of tea, knitting or crocheting. Two hobbies she still indulges in now and then. She remembers attending a street part for the Queen’s coronation. She recalls: “It was a wonderful day. I remember some people had a television to watch it on, but we didn’t. We listened to the wireless at somebody else’s house. I’ve never met the Queen, but if I did I’d offer her one piece of advice. That would be to be more forthcoming as she is a timid and quiet lady. I may get the chance to tell her if I get to meet her when I’m 100.”
Hannah Ventress 101 years old from Amelia House Care Home in York
Hannah, is more mature than Her Majesty, but thinks of her very fondly. She said: “I find it an honour to celebrate my birthday on the same day as the Queen. It makes me feel very special.” During her childhood, Hannah lived and worked on a farm in Lofthouse and was in service during the war. When she married she worked at Armstrongs (Shock Absorbers) on the factory floor. However, she left Armstrongs when Rowntrees came to York. She worked for Rowntrees on cream packing for 18 years before retiring. Hannah enjoys needlework, sewing and dress making, baking and gardening.
Tim Hammond, Chief Executive Officer at Four Seasons said: “I want to wish everyone who’s celebrating their birthday today many happy returns. It’s not every day you can say you share your birthday with the Queen.
“Reading through the profiles provided by some of our residents has been a wonderful eye opener. I hope you all have a fabulous day, and have a slice of cake for me.”
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you all and Queen Elizabeth II many happy returns!
Homes across the UK have been conducting their own celebrations to commemorate Her Majesty’s birthday. This has included a number of parties being held at Romford Grange (Romford), South Park (York), Regency (Greater Manchester). We’ll keep you posted with all the other activities the homes have been up to, including lots of pictures.
18 Apr 2016
Some of us tend to do a quick search to see if anyone famous shares the same birthday as us.
Thursday 21st April sees Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrate her 90th birthday. She shares her special day with Ann Donnelly, a resident at Dunlarg Care Home in Keady. To celebrate the home will hold a bash rivalling that of Her Majesty’s to celebrate Ann’s 46th birthday in style.
Even though they were born on the same day, Ann has never met her birthday buddy but it fond of her. She has however met Princess Diana at the official opening of the Appleby Social Education Centre in Armagh. Ann recalls: “Princess Diana wore a lovely suit and loved very pretty. She was very friendly and spoke to everyone who attended the opening.”
Pat Graham, Home Manager said: “Ann is very inquisitive lady, who loves reading and research different countries around the world. She’s very hands on in the home, and helps to organise the activities that she and the other residents do. She’s always there to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.
“We all wish Ann many happy returns. We’re looking forward to holding this party in her honour, and we’ll celebrate the Queen’s 90th too.”
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns!
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Dunlarg Care Home in Keady, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
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224 Keady Road, Keady, BT60 3EW
028 3753 0858
028 3753 0848