Welcome to Edgewater Lodge Care Home
You'll find Edgewater Lodge on the outskirts of the small coastal town of Donaghadee, County Down.
Here our dedicated nurses, supported by our care team and ancillary staff, provide excellent care. We serve a range of residents' needs, including nursing, palliative care, and dementia care.
Our purpose-built home allows easy access to the neighbouring towns of Bangor and Newtownards. Residents love to relax, chat and drink tea in our furnished courtyard areas. Inside, people enjoy TV, music and more in our bright, spacious lounges.
All resident accommodation is at ground level. All bedrooms are singles, with great safety systems and TVs; some have en-suites.
We love residents to personalise these spaces to make them more familiar and homely.
Life at Edgewater Lodge Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinators ensure residents favourite pastimes, entertainment and hobbies are incorporated in our varied programme.
This includes crafts, music, chair exercises, hand massage, and church services. We make sure people have lots to do individually, and in groups.
The local Royal British Legion and Alzheimer's Society invite residents to tea dances where they enjoy ‘tripping the light fantastic'. On Wednesdays, they have a meal and join local senior citizens at Donaghadee community centre's lunch club.
Thank you very much for all the care you've shown me.
You do a very hard job, but you do it well. I will always remember your cheery words and smiles.
To all the staff at Edgewater past and present. Thank you for all your love and kindness towards my Aunt for the past 5 years. It was very much appreciated by me and my family.
Types of care
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...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Edgewater Lodge Care Home whether...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Edgewater Lodge Care Home in Donaghadee. 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
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.
13 May 2016
Suffering from a progressive disease such as Alzheimer’s, struggling to communicate how you feel can sometimes leave people feeling anxious, stressed or frustrated.
To try and alleviate some of this anxiety a local sheltered housing complex in Donaghadee donated some ‘twiddle mitts’ for residents at Edgewater Lodge Care Home to use.
Vera Ribero, Home Manger at Edgewater Lodge, said: “I want to thank Edna Higgins and the rest of the complex for this kind donation. It’s gratefully received as it will enhance the lives of our residents that live with this disease. It also helps us here at Edgewater to continue to build our relationships with the local community.”
‘Twiddle mitts’ or ‘memory mitts’ as they’re often called are simply knitted cuffs, with a range of items, including ribbons, buttons or beads on, that the residents can twiddle to relive anxiety.
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Edgewater Lodge Care Home in Donaghadee, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
Sunnydale Avenue, Millisle Road, Donaghadee, BT21 0LE
028 918 88044
028 918 88 048