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.

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Life at Galgorm Care Home

A carer and a resident

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.

Harriet Thomson, Relative of Resident/Service User at Galgorm Care Home

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.

Joseph Toner, Resident / Service User at Galgorm Care Home

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.

Amanda Wright, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Galgorm Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Galgorm Care Home whether they...

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Specialist care

Galgorm Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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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
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Patio
  • Wi-fi

Our news

FSHC-TJ-Award-Success-Dec-2017

11 Dec 2017

Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.

Who were the winners?

The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.

The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”

The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.

The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”

The CNJ is available to view on the Four Seasons website here.

Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.

The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”

More information about the role of a CHAP is available on the Four Seasons website here.

Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!

FSHC-Care-Awards-Launch-2017

8 Dec 2017

Earlier this year we launched our Four Seasons Care Awards to celebrate and commend all of the hard work and dedication of the teams working to make a difference to the lives of those in their care.

Over 700 people were nominated by care home residents, colleagues and visitors in a number of categories. These have been whittled down via shortlisting and we’re pleased to announce our Regional Winners.

Scotland, Wales, South West England and Bristol

Carer/Support Worker – Sue Harbour Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant – Catherine Davies (Ty Gwynno Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Lavinia Rose (Havencourt Care Home)

Registered Nurse – Nim Manola (Kingsmead Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Louise Longmuir (Lammermuir Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion Kim Matthews (Campsie View Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion – Nancy Canavan (Carrickstone House Care Home)

Support Team Member – David Mortiboys (Oaktree Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager Lee Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager Rhona McGregor (Havencourt Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – John Kelland (Ty Gwynno Care Home)

Volunteer of the Year Mary Ginter (Gotton Manor Care Home)

Our Values Champion – Monica turner (Carrickstone House Care Home)

Regional Manager of the Year – Anne-Marie McKeich (Lothian)

North East England

Carer/Support Worker Edwin Horn (Howdon Care Centre)

Senior Care Assistant Jean Thompson (Brockwell Court Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant Craig Lee (Astell Care Centre)

Registered Nurse – Megan Williams (South Park Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Glynis Toland (Northlea Court Care Home – South Quay Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Lisa Ramsey (Astell Care Centre)

Personal Activities Lead Champion – PAL Team - Janet Storey, Jade Richards and Dawn Parr (Howdon Care Centre)

Support Team Member – Julie Stonehouse (Dene Grange Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager Shanti Annapureddy (Hillside Lodge Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager – Sharon Smith (Langley Park Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – Ashley Wright (The Laurels Care Home)

Volunteer – Keith Atkinson (Rosemount Care Home)

Our Values Champion – Jo Loughans (Southfield Court Care Home)

Regional Manager – Kim Richardson (Sunderland and South Tyneside and Darlington)

North West England

Carer/Support Worker – Val Walton (Brimington Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant – Daniella Burns (Ashcroft Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Vicky Bird (Pennine Lodge Care Home)

Registered Nurse of the Year – Christine Bradley (The Vale Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Debra Davison (Highfield Hall Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Rachael Owens (Grove House Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion Alison Richards (The Cedars and Larches Care Home)

Support Team Member – Moira Jones (NW Regional Support)

·Deputy Home Manager Nichola Birkett (Regency Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager Helen Baston (Ashcroft Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – Lynn Meadows (Bebington Care Home)

Volunteer – Jean Booth (Tall Oaks Care Home)

Our Values Champion – Melissa Johnson (Heywood Court Care Home)

Regional Manager – Catherine Smith (Derbyshire)

England East

Carer/Support Worker Graham Boardman (Beech House Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant Clare Illand (Pellon Care Centre)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant Sian Plant (Balmoral Care Home)

Registered Nurse – Alison Slater (Evedale Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Jessica Taylor (Layden Court Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Katy Davies (Churchfield Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion Barbara Blakemore (Westroyd House Care Home)

Support Team Member – Sharon Arrowsmith (Fernwood Court Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager – Jayne Appleton (Windsor House Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager Jenny Hololob (Layden Court Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution Angela and Brian Sparks (The Lodge Care Home)

Volunteer Elizabeth Wharram (Woodview Care Home)

Our Values Champion – James Irving (The Lodge Care Home)

Regional Manager – Jayne Clark (Lincs and Humber)

South East England

Carer/Support Worker John Appiah (Ross Wyld Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant Angela Coles (Hopes Green Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant of the Year Yvonne Kane (Copper Beeches Care Home)

Registered Nurse – Martina Gleeson (Ladyville Lodge Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Charlotte Fraser-Alix (Summerdale Court Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Pauline Dillon (Beechcare Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion – Mary Tanner (Copper Beeches Care Home)

Support Team Member – Karen Frost (Romford Grange Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager Kerry Miller (Hopes Green Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager – James McElhinney (Alexandra Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – George Newton (Bracknell Care Home)

Volunteer – Jeanette Darrell (Cedar Court Care Home)

Our Values Champion – PAL Team - Anna Loska, Agneiska Richardson, Ursula Gardas (Kingfisher House Care Home)

Regional Manager – Ian Buckland (South East)

Northern Ireland

Carer/Support Worker Rachel Hylands (Seapatrick Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant Sharon Reid (Annahilt Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant Tammy Hagan and Emma Burns (Hawthorn House Care Home)

Registered Nurse – Princess Lidasan (Lisburn Intermediate Care Centre)

Dementia Care Champion – Claire Devlin (Castle Lodge Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Melanie Reyes (Castle Lodge Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion Sam Bright (Sandringham Care Home)

Support Team Member of the Year – Bridgeen Young (Arches Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager of the Year Maphi Sanchez (Arches Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager Naomi Graham (Annahilt Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – Martin Rice (Holywood Care Home)

Volunteer Jacob Orr (Comber Care Home)

Our Values Champion Louisa Rea (Lough Foyle and North Regional Manager)

Regional Manager – Janice Brown (Belfast and Newtownabbey)

The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to all the residents cared for in more than 260 locations.

The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.

Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “Our Annual Care Awards are such a special occasion. It is our event where we recognise and celebrate our colleagues who go the extra mile to ensure those living with us have the very best experience.

"The quality of the nominations this year have been outstanding – and I know it has been a difficult process for our Regional Managers and Managing Directors to select our Regional Winners. I congratulate them and look forward to seeing them all at our Annual Care Awards ceremony in February.”

Galgorm-Care-Home-Ballymena-25th-anniversary-2017

25 May 2017

On Friday 12th May 2017 Galgorm Care Home in Ballymena threw the biggest party in the home’s history, marking its 25th birthday.

Lisa McDonald, Home Manager said: “This beautiful home may have been here for 25 years, but it certainly doesn’t look or feel like it. We celebrated with a carnival themed party, complete with a bouncy castle, Irish Dancers, various carnival games and stalls and much more. Everyone had a lovely day and to top it off we raised £396 for the residents’ fund which will help us to continue to provide special experiences for them. I’m hoping we can hold an even bigger celebration in another 25 years’ time.”

Are you looking for a care home in Ballymena? Galgorm Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

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Care Home Manager

Lisa McDonald

90 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, BT42 1AA

02825 404186

028 256 54 026

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