Welcome to Lecale Lodge Care Home
You'll find Lecale Lodge in Downpatrick, County Down, close to the scenic Quoile Basin and Strangford Lough.
Ours is a purpose-built home set in extensive grounds, with a dedicated 10-bed dementia unit. Here, we provide nursing and residential care for people with high dependencies.
At Lecale Lodge 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 Lecale Lodge 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.
Like the care we provide, our wide range of activities and events is person-centred - focused on the needs and preferences of each individual resident.
The standards in the home are great.
Lecale Lodge has now become in my mother's own words a real home. Thanks so much to Linda, the manager and all her kind patient staff. Lecale is a place where the residents are treated as individuals and everything is done to help them settle and feel at home. Thank you so much
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Lecale Lodge Care Home in Downpatrick. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in rooms
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
5 Jan 2018
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.
6 Oct 2017
Lecale Lodge Care Home in Downpatrick held a very successful open day which saw them raise money for local charity Mindwise.
Diana Aston, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a great time at the event. Not only did we raise money for Mindwise, but we also raised it for our residents fund too. There were lots of things for people to do including singing and dancing the afternoon away. It’s just a shame the sun didn’t make an appearance.”
5 Oct 2017
Four Care Homes who care for people with mental health issues have partnered with the Belfast Trust to celebrate World Mental Health Day with a display of arts and crafts produced by residents of the homes.
The exhibition highlights the importance of mental health and the maintenance of positive mental wellbeing. The exhibition will be officially opened by Lisburn Mayor, Tim Morrow and will take place in the Knockbracken Hall, on the Saintfield Road next Tuesday 10th of October from 3pm-5pm.
The event even attracted an endorsement from The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who have been in touch to congratulate the residents on their work.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director of Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland explained why the organisation places such an emphasis on the mental wellbeing of their residents. “We treat each of our residents across all of our homes as an individual with their own personal choices about care needs and lifestyles. When care needs include mental health as well as physical heath support we recognise the importance of working to maintain healthy mental wellbeing. Working on art and craft keeps our residents active and they take great delight when their talent is recognised. The exhibition is called ‘Metamorphosis’ which is fitting as it heralds the journey to positive mental wellbeing which is vital to all of us, young and old.
“The exhibition is a tribute to the users of our mental health units and to our dedicated teams.”
Melanie Reyes, Home Manager of Saintfield Lodge said: “This whole project has been such a rewarding one for residents and staff alike, it is such a joy to discover how talented our residents are and the pleasure they have taken in their art work, this has brought us all closer as a team.”
Anyone is able to come to the exhibit. So why not pop down and take a look.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Lecale Lodge Care Home in Downpatrick, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
26 Strangford Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6SL
028 446 16 492