Welcome to Galgorm Care Home
You'll find Galgorm in Ballymena, County Antrim. Here our team of registered nurses, and well trained and dedicated care assistants, provides high quality care around the clock based on each individual's needs.
We offer residential care, nursing, palliative care, and shorter-term respite care, for people of all ages.
Our substantial property has been developed and extended. There's good car parking, and a passenger lift and stairs to both floors. We have large dining rooms and lounges; smaller communal rooms; and toilets, shower rooms and bathrooms throughout the home.
Life at Galgorm Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator talks to each person living here, and to their relatives and friends. They find out preferred pastimes, diversions and entertainment, and plan a programme to match.
They promote both individual and group activities, and these can include quizzes, cards, skittles, and handicrafts. Residents also go on shopping trips and visits to local places of interest.
A hairdresser and chiropodist visit. So to does the nearby church for gospel meetings, and the local clergy who accommodate all religions.
To create our nutritionally balanced menus, we look at current guidelines, consult a dietician and also talk to residents and their families.
My uncle Tommy was a resident in this care home for many years. The care he received was second to none. It was more than a care home...it was his home, and he loved it there, I have many fond memories of my dear uncle Tommy in the home with the caring staff. The staff were very attentive to my uncle's needs, and he wanted for nothing. He enjoyed the activity programmes that were provided by the home, especially the themed international food days! The home was spotless and the whole atmosphere of the home is very welcoming. The staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough and I thank them for looking after my uncle Tommy so well.
A relaxed friendly atmosphere in the home is complimented by excellent food, care, entertainment & caring professional staff. I have now been at the home for six months and I'm very happy and settled.
My dad was so well cared for while in Galgorm care home. I really was content to leave my dad in the very capable hands of all the staff from nurses, carers, domestics and management. My dad was cared for really well in all aspects of his needs and with dignity. He was made to feel like part of a big family. I had bad experiences with another care home so was very apprehensive about leaving dad to someone else's care but the staff were all very reassuring to me and also followed through with anything I asked them to do. I was able to relax at home knowing that my dad was fine. I would have no hesitation to have my dad stay here again, and in fact if dad ever needs to be in a home permanently I would like it to be here.
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 Galgorm Care Home whether they...
Galgorm 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....
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 Galgorm Care Home in Ballymena. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
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
27 Sep 2016
Galgorm Care Home’s garden in Ballymena won first prize at the prestigious Northern Ireland Amenity Council Awards.
The home entered their garden into ‘The Best Kept’ Category after making a number of improvements ensuring the residents had lots to do and a nice space to relax in the fresh air.
Lisa McDonald, Home Manger, said: “I’m so proud of all of the team here at Galgorm. This award is very well deserved as it recognises all of the hard work everyone put in to enhance the garden for the residents in our care. I want to thank the team and volunteers who worked tirelessly to achieve a beautiful patio area for our residents that they can use as and when they please.”
Everyone at Four Seasons congratulates your success Galgorm Care Home. Your garden looks lovely.
Are you looking for a care home in Ballymena? Galgorm Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
4 Aug 2016
Residents at Galgorm Care Home in Ballymena have been bridging the gap between the generations as part of the ‘Linking Generations’ project.
Linking Generations makes connections between people of different ages. It involves young people, older people and all of the ages in between. Some of the charity's projects have helped older people to connect with the digital world. Other projects have included arts and crafts, storytelling and community clean-ups
Lisa McDonald, Home Manager at Galgorm Care Home, said: “The residents here were visited on a weekly basis by students from Ballymena Academy, a local grammar school. The students helped our residents create a variety of artwork which is now proudly displayed in our foyer.
“The students also found that they had a lot in common with the residents. Especially as some of them went to the same school. They all swapped stories about what it was like in the ‘olden days’ compared to now. It’s safe to say that some new friendships have been formed which have had a positive impacts on residents and students alike.”
Are you looking for a care home in Ballymena? Galgorm Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, respite care, specialist care, intermediate care, end of life/palliative care and nursing care.
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90 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, BT42 1AA
028 256 51365
028 256 54 026