Welcome to Haddon House Care Home
You'll find Haddon House in the heart of Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Here our team of registered nurses and well trained, dedicated care assistants provides excellent 24-hour care.
All support staff are trained in person-centred dementia care, ensuring residents always feel accepted and understood. We've achieved the Quality Premium rating with our local authority.
Ours is a comfortable, purpose-built home on the main bus routes between Nottingham and Derby. It's just a five-minute walk to shops, banks and post office. Also close by is Victoria Park, a lovely relaxing area in which to take a stroll.
We have a spacious main lounge with large flat screen TV opening onto a patio, a smaller lounge where people sit quietly or listen to the radio, refurbished shower rooms and bathrooms, and a fully assisted bath.
All bedrooms have under-floor heating, great safety systems, and aerial sockets for TVs. We love residents to personalise these spaces and to bring in favourite items of small furniture and pictures.
Life at Haddon House Care Home
Haddon House's dedicated activities coordinator provides stimulating and enjoyable activities residents can look forward to. These may be group goings-on, or individual hobbies and interests.
Our varied and stimulating programme includes handicrafts, quizzes, trips out to local places, gardening, baking, reading groups, and reminiscence sessions.
We also have a regular film show, and fish and chips from the local takeaway once a month. We also invite in entertainers, including singers, musicians, comedians and pantomime acts, to perform.
We celebrate seasonal festivals like Valentine's Day lunch, Mother's Day and St Patrick's Day. For residents no longer able to attend church services, we work closely with the local vicar and priest who attend the home regularly.
The care team at Haddon House provided wonderful care for my father during the last weeks of his life. He only lived there for a short time but every effort was made to get to know him and meet his increasing needs. This home is not grand or smart but it has a real heart. All the staff were kind, friendly and helpful and made family & friends feel welcome at whatever time we visited. Dad was cared for with love and respect and Nursing staff were approachable, professional and vigilant, keeping us fully informed of any changes or concerns. GP was called promptly.
The atmosphere is busy but calm with plenty of chuckles and a genuine acceptance of individuals for who they are no matter how complex their needs. As a family we felt very reassured that Dad received the kindest care at the end if his life and we felt well supported.
My husband has only been here a fortnight but I am very impressed at the high standard of care and attention he is receiving it's a very homely place and I feel happier and more settled.
The staff work extremely hard and well, but sometimes the use of agency workers who do not always know the residents as well as the regular staff can make a difference. I think it is good for the residents to be given a choice at meal times.
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 Haddon House Care Home whether...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Haddon House Care Home in Ilkeston. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Flat screen TV in 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
8 Jul 2016
The Disney films are something that all of us can remember. Whether it’s watching classics like 101 Dalmations and Cinderella or modern films such as Frozen (now you have Let It Go in your head) and the Emperor’s New Groove, all of us enjoy watching a bit of Disney magic.
With this in mind, the team at Haddon Court Care Home in Ilkeston are holding a Disney themed day on Saturday 30th July and encourage all Disney Princes and Princesses to come along and get involved.
The home is opening its doors from 1.30pm – 5pm and has a number of activities for everyone to get involved in.
Helen Baston, Home Manager, said: “No matter whether you’re young or old, everyone loves a little bit of Disney. When you get to Haddon you’ll think you’ve walked into a Disney film as we’re all embracing this theme wholeheartedly. Everyone is dressing up as their favourite Disney character, I’m going to be Mary Poppins for the day and I can’t wait!
“I’d encourage everyone to come along and see what’s going on. We’ve got a little summer fete complete with tombola, face painting, lucky dip and lots more so it really is fun for all of the family. At 3pm we’ll be hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. In the words of the white rabbit, please don’t be late for this very important date.”
22 Jun 2016
Haddon House Care Home in Ilkeston took a step back in time on Friday 17th June, as the team embraced Care Home Open Day by dressing up in years gone by.
Helen Baston, Home Manager, said: “Everyone likes to dress up, and this year we decided to dress up in Victorian clothes and help our residents and guest reminisce about the golden ages. The event itself was a great success, with visitors coming into the home to have a cup of tea and a chat to the residents, as well as seeing what services Haddon House has to offer. I look forward to next year’s event.”
Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities. Events like the one at Haddon House Care Home will help to create lasting links between the residents and their local community.
Care Home Open Day is all about showing people what care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of the local community, developing relationships across the generations.
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Haddon House Care Home in Ilkeston, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Denise Spencer
38 Lord Haddon Road, Ilkeston, DE7 8AW
0115 944 5132