Welcome to Holywood Care Home
Holywood Care Home in Belfast provides personalised 24-hour nursing care for frail, elderly residents.
Ours is a comfortable, purpose-built home set in extensive grounds on a hill next to Redburn Country Park – so it’s ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors.
At Holywood, 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 them to take part in all decisions – contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Holywood 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 offer a wide range of things to do, including one-to-one activities, skittles, bowls, bingo and watching classic films. Plus, a hairdresser drops in two days a week to provide a bit of pampering.
My father has recently been resident in Holywood Care Home during his final illness. The level of care which he received during this time was excellent. The staff were all extremely attentive to his needs and treated him with kindness and dignity.
I would also add that my whole family were also made to feel welcome as we sat with our father in his final days. The staff did everything that they could to make this very difficult time easier for us all. We all appreciate their help and kindness.
My mum is in Holywood Care home. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and mum is very happy there. I know when I'm not at the home that she is well cared for. Also the staff and management make sure you are involved in any decisions.
My father was extremely happy in this home. The staff couldn't do enough and were always pleasant. Friendly atmosphere and lovely environment. Grounds are beautiful. The activities were always good. Plenty of interaction from all staff. Church services and musical entertainment.
My relative was in Holywood for nearly 5 years and was always very well cared for. All of the staff are very friendly and approachable. The home is in a beautiful setting. The home has lovely decor and good facilities.
As a resident I feel very safe in my surrounding. There is always someone available to help me. To me it is like and extended family and friends. I am very well looked after. My medication is always given on time whereas i would of forgotten at home. The staff are marvelous and more than willing to assist. They go out of their way to help me in any circumstances.
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 Holywood Care Home whether...
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 Holywood Care Home in Belfast. 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
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
16 Nov 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.
The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.
Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.
Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.
Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.
Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.
Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.
While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”
If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.
12 Oct 2017
Holywood Care Home in Belfast has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Holywood Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.
The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.
The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an armed forces themed party on Friday 29th September 2017 for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them. The Mayor of North Down and Ards attended the service and presented the plaque, certificates and pins to the team on duty.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Northern Ireland said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”
At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.
Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.
The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments.
The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.
The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.
Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.
4 Aug 2017
Following on from the success of last year’s Four Season’s Care Awards, which saw 1,200 nominations and over 80 colleagues, residents and volunteers receiving accolades both at a regional and national level.
This year’s awards are now open!
You can nominate people for the following categories:
- Care Assistant/Support Worker of the Year
- Senior Care Assistant of the Year
- Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant (CHAP/SNCA) of the Year
- Registered Nurse of the Year
- Dementia Care Champion
- Specialist Services Champion
- Personal Activities Lead Champion
- Support Team Member of the Year
- Regional and Central Support Team Member of the Year
- Deputy Home Manager of the Year
- Registered Care Home Manager of the Year
- Regional Manager of the Year
- Resident or Relative Contribution
- Volunteer of the Year
- Our Values Champion
For more information about the categories visit our Care Awards page here. You can nominate colleagues, residents or volunteers from your home here. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 30th September 2017.
Who will be your 2017 champions?
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Holywood Care Home in Belfast, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Roxana Mitrea
221 Old Holywood Road, Holywood, Belfast, BT18 9QS
028 904 26 199