Welcome to Elm Bank Care Home
You'll find Elm Bank in Hexham, Northumberland. Here we provide high quality care 24 hours a day.
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.
People living here have varying needs, from specialist support and help with everyday living, to just needing a helping hand to retain some independence.
We offer residential care, and respite care to give home carers a much needed break. Some individuals stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods.
Ours is a modern purpose-built home. Its mature gardens have flower beds, and a patio area where residents enjoy the lovely views.
Inside, people pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the property. Many rooms have French windows onto the patio, so residents can easily get outside.
All these spaces are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great for inviting friends and families to when they visit.
Life at Elm Bank Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator makes sure we have a full and varied calendar of events and goings-on.
Professional entertainers come to perform, and our minibus is great for trips to local places of interest including the library, park and the museum. We also enjoy outings to the Lake District, Whitehouse Farm and Washington Wetlands.
We also organise mini-breaks to places like Jersey, Paris and Berlin; and special meal nights, which residents and their friends and families love coming to.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each of our dining areas has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have themed meals including food and wine from around the world. And we enjoy catering for residents' special celebrations, such as birthdays and anniversaries.
My father spent the last few weeks of his life here, and they could not possibly have been happier, more comfortable or more dignified. The standard of true, loving care is quite outstanding. It is a matter of enduring comfort to me and my family that at the close of his life he was so settled and so well looked after; and at his death the whole family was treated with wonderful consideration.
Excellent level of care in EMI/Dementia unit.
Staff are incredibly kind and thoughtful. I do think the staff work very hard for not enough remuneration, which has to have a knock on effect with recruitment.
My father has now been in here for nine months. All the staff (management to domestic) are all very friendly and professional. The carers are very good, treating dad with dignity and care. Overall the family are very happy with Dene Grange.
I find the home very caring and staff very obliging and helpful.
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...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Elm Bank Care Home whether...
Elm Bank Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
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 Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
16 Nov 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.
The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.
Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.
Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.
Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.
Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.
Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.
While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”
If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.
4 Aug 2017
Following on from the success of last year’s Four Season’s Care Awards, which saw 1,200 nominations and over 80 colleagues, residents and volunteers receiving accolades both at a regional and national level.
This year’s awards are now open!
You can nominate people for the following categories:
- Care Assistant/Support Worker of the Year
- Senior Care Assistant of the Year
- Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant (CHAP/SNCA) of the Year
- Registered Nurse of the Year
- Dementia Care Champion
- Specialist Services Champion
- Personal Activities Lead Champion
- Support Team Member of the Year
- Regional and Central Support Team Member of the Year
- Deputy Home Manager of the Year
- Registered Care Home Manager of the Year
- Regional Manager of the Year
- Resident or Relative Contribution
- Volunteer of the Year
- Our Values Champion
For more information about the categories visit our Care Awards page here. You can nominate colleagues, residents or volunteers from your home here. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 30th September 2017.
Who will be your 2017 champions?
21 Apr 2017
The prestigious award highlights the most recommended care homes in each region of the United Kingdom. The awards are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.
Jayne Appleby, Home Manager said: “I’m delighted that Elm Bank has received this award. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ in the North East is a fantastic achievement. It’s great to see that the feedback we’ve received in the home, has been mirrored on a regional scale. Our Quality of Life Data, which allows us to monitor and act on feedback almost instantly, shows that in the last three months all of our residents are happy living here.”
Jacky Reed, Four Seasons Managing Director for the North East of England said: “I want to pass my congratulations onto everyone at Elm Bank Care Home on their award. This is a fantastic achievement and shows that the hard work and dedication from the team has paid dividends. The reviews on CareHome.co.uk are fantastic.”