Welcome to Gosmore Care Home
Gosmore Care Home is a converted and extended historic building in a small village just five miles from bustling Stevenage with its large shopping centre. Closer to home, look out for Bunyan's Dell, a natural amphitheatre in Wain Wood named after the Pilgrim's Progress author.
Our care home is easily accessible to shops and local amenities and our conservatories overlook the pretty gardens.
At Gosmore Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Gosmore Care Home
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained.
We have two staff who arrange activities to suit individual residents' needs. Among the many and varied events going on at our home are church services, piano playing, visits from a pet dog, a spring bazaar, musical entertainment, baking, arts and crafts, reminiscence sessions and a whole lot more.
Good rooms, plenty of activities and outings. Caring staff, clean rooms and communal areas.
The care is second to none. The carers are very good. The nurses are very good and helpful. The office staff have been good to me and my family.
I like to be in Gosmore as the service is good and the staff are very friendly. Good choice of activities and outings.
Of course all here would like to be at home but I do know that Gosmore where I live is the best of all care homes because my family and I am very happy to be here.
I would recommend the hone to others.
Convenience of the facilities and care parking.
I would be pleased to recommend Gosmore to others.
It has a nice atmosphere everyone is friendly. Care is very good and my room is kept lovely.
Gosmore Care Home works hard to provide a varied programme to keep the residents minds active, including visits to the zoo, and the seaside. All the staff become your friends.
I have found the Gosmore Care Home to be a very pleasant place to stay. I arrived here following a few weeks in hospital caused by a broken left hip. When I arrived I was provided with a small comfortable room to live in. I soon found that everyone of my needs were met with regular meals and break time cups of tea with biscuits. The nursing staff are providing me with the pills needed to deal with my diabetes and checked blood sugar in morning and evening. All the staff were very friendly to me and went the extra mile to add to my comfort.
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 Gosmore Care Home whether they...
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 Gosmore Care Home in Hitchin. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
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.”
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.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
3 Aug 2017
A couple of week ago we brought you the news that five members of the team at Gosmore Care Home in Hitchin were commended for their care and kindness.
Local Police Community Support Officers Heather Burrows and her colleague heard of the success and popped into the home with a little surprise to say congratulations.
Christina Hartles, Home Manger, said: “It was nice to see the two officers. We were completely shocked when they presented us with some flowers to congratulate our success. It was a lovely surprise.”
Are you looking for a care home in Hitchin? Gosmore Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
20 Jul 2017
An air of celebration was in the air at Gosmore Care Home in Hitchin as five members of the care team have been commended for their care and kindness.
The home, run by Four Seasons pulled out all of the stops to congratulate the team who have been commended for making a difference to a resident in their care.
Representatives from Four Seasons Health Care were joined by the local Mayor, who presented the individuals with their awards, and personally thanked them for their dedication to care.
Christina Hartles, Home Manager at Gosmore said: “I’m very proud of the team here, they regularly go the extra mile to make a difference to the residents they care for. These five awards show that every member of the team in the home cares for the residents that live here. Well done everyone! These awards are very well deserved.”
Madam Mayor Pam Stuart Mayor of Hitchin, said: “I was honoured to present these awards to the team today. Hearing nice stories about people in care homes is fantastic and should be celebrated. It was great spending time with the residents at the after party too. They all spoke very highly of the team here at Gosmore.
After the presentation, everyone enjoyed a good old party.
Marjorie Condacos, Managing Director for the South East of England, said: “The team were all nominated for these awards by residents of relatives in their care. I don’t think there is any higher commendation than that. It’s fantastic to see that the team here are making a difference not only to the residents’ lives but to their families as well. I want to echo Christina’s sentiments and congratulate you all once again.”
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Gosmore Care Home in Hitchin, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Hitchin Road, Gosmore, Hitchin, SG4 7QH
01462 453 991