Welcome to Holbeche House Care Home
You'll find Holbeche House in Kingswinford, West Midlands. Here our highly-trained team provides nursing, residential care, residential dementia care, nursing dementia care, end-of life care, and care for the physically disabled.
Ours is a specially converted grade 2-listed Jacobean period home in a beautiful rural setting. Holbeche House played a part in the 1605 Gunpowder Plot and still retains many original features such as the oak paneling and fireplaces.
Our extensive grounds with large mature trees overlook farmland and paddocks. Residents love relaxing in our lovely gardens, with their flower beds and well-kept lawns.
We also have a walled garden courtyard which is popular in the summer.
We have a range of different styles of room, in keeping with the character of the house. All are warm and comfortable. Our main lounge is a large, bright and airy space overlooking the gardens.
Life at Holbeche House 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 an activities coordinator who organises group and individual pastimes, diversions and outings.
Our residents find the one-to-one time with staff particularly calming and rewarding. All activities are completely optional.
I must admit I was reluctant to put my husband into Holbeche House Care Home due I think to listening to what other people thought, although they had no experience of dementia and the care that is needed. I must say all my fears have proved groundless and we are looked after so well, the staff are so friendly and so caring and I feel made welcome whenever I come, this to me is important because it isn't just my husband's life that has changed but also mine. I can go home knowing that he is having the best possible care and for that I am truly grateful.
My husband was only in for respite but he was admitted to hospital 3 times and the last time he had a stroke so he is in permanently now. I have no problem in leaving him in the home. They have cared so much for him, they are always willing to help. The carers will attend to him as soon as they can. He is always clean, which I am so pleased as my husband was always so proud and cleanliness was his life. It always needs a good team from management, nurses, carers, kitchen staff, cleaners and laundry workers. They are always helpful and ready to help. I believe the toilets need improving e.g raised toilets and be tiled for hygiene, which is due. Doctors, nurse and podiatry profession always available and will discuss our loved ones needs. No one doing activities. The staff are always ready to offer us drinks or anything we want.
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...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Holbeche House 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 Holbeche House Care Home in Kingswinford. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- 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!
30 Oct 2017
Did you know? Holbeche House is the final resting place for some of those involved in the Gunpowder plot of 1605. Although many of us think the end of the plot was 5th November when the infamous Guy Fawkes was arrested in the cellars at the Houses of Parliament after the attempted assassination of King James. A number of his fellow plotters in fact actually fled up North where they met their end at Holbeche House on the 7th November.
Unbeknown to most, Guy Fawkes was just the ‘hit man’ of the whole operation. Robert Catesby was the central character in the plot who led his men up to the West Midlands where they hid at Holbeche House. In tow with them, they had a store of weapons and gunpowder which became wet from the rain. Perhaps from lack of knowledge, they thought the best way to dry out the gunpowder was to put it in front of the fire. The fire sparked and caused a huge explosion which injured many.
The explosion attracted attention and Holbeche House was surrounded the next day. Catesby died from his injuries as well as a number of others, some were arrested and others continued to flee around the country.
This part of the plot will be shown in the third episode of the BBC Drama ‘Gunpowder’ starring Kit Harrington, Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss
Although much of the original building was destroyed in the explosion, evidence from it still remains at Holbeche House where bullet marks can be seen on the walls from the stand-off. There is also a priest hole in the home that is on display for all to see. It was thought that this was a tunnel made by the plotters in an attempt of escape, but it was in fact just used for water storage under the house.
The home will also feature on the third episode of another BBC Programme called ‘Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents’ which details the plot from a difference perspective.
For more information about Holbeche House Care Home, please visit their home page.
22 Dec 2016
Many people start their career path doing something they love, and they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs) programme.
On Tuesday 20th December 2016, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 41 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Four Seasons Northwest Managing Director said: “Everyone is really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentored them through the programme. We’re often really busy, and forget to recognise the hard work people put in, but this graduation ceremony is our way to reward and recognise you all. The journey is a long one; it takes a lot of dedication to complete. You can all wear your uniform with pride, and know that we’re all extremely proud of you. Well done everyone and congratulations once again.”
Mike O’Reilly, Risk Management Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “It’s a real privilege for me to attend ceremonies like this. The CHAPs programme is very innovative, and it really does make a difference to our residents’ lives as it provides continuity for them. I want to echo Rachael’s statement of congratulations to everyone who graduated and those who supported them.”
A total of 41 CHAPs graduated from the programme and will be working in 16 homes across the Northwest. The homes benefitting from the CHAPs skills are:
- Ashcroft Care Home in Chesterfield
- Bamford Grange Care Home in Stockport
- Bebington Care Home in the Wirral
- Holbeche House Care Home in Kingswinford
- Laburnum Court Care Home in Salford
- Meadowbrook Care Home in Oswestry
- Morcambe Bay Care Home in Morcambe
- Park House Care Home in the Wirral
- Preston Glades Care Home in Preston
- Riverside Court Care Home in Maryport
- St Catherine’s Care Home in Bolton
- The Gables Care Home in Oldbury
- The Heights Care Home in Chesterfield
- Victoria Care Home in St Helens
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like a career in care? Take a look at the current vacancies we have available at the moment.