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
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
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.
10 Nov 2016
Kristina Taverner, Deputy Home Manager at Holbeche House Care Home in Kingswinford has been crowned Deputy Home Manager of the Year for the North West of England in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Kristina demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Deputy Home Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors which included the winner demonstrating not only the residents in their home have positive experiences but their care needs are well met, as well as evidencing how they support the Home Manger, leading the care team.
Kristina was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Kristina has demonstrated how dedicated and compassionate she is on a number of occasion. She has developed from a team leader, to a CHAP, achieving a degree in adult social care and is now the Deputy Manager here at Holbeche. I think she is very deserving of this award.”
As the winner for the North West of England, Kristina is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Lorraine Disley, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in the West Midlands, said: “Kristina has a strong commitment to the home and the team. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that everything at Holbeche House is in tip top shape. Well done Kristina!”
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in North West of England, said: “Kristina is a committed team member who is an integral part of the home. She has built an excellent rapport with colleagues, residents, relatives and external professionals and is a credit to the home. She is always willing to solve a problem taking on every task with integrity and commitment.”
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 approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. 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: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”