Welcome to Longfield Care Home
You'll find Longfield Care Home in Eglinton, County Londonderry.
Here we provide high quality care 24 hours a day. The people who live here have varying needs, from specialist support to general assistance with everyday living. We provide nursing care for older people, and dedicated care for younger people with physical disabilities. We also offer respite care to give home carers a much-needed break. Some people stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods.
The residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Life at Longfield Care Home
Our activities programme is tailored to what residents like, and we have a full and varied calendar. Professional entertainers come to perform, and there's always something going on, from quizzes to musical events.
We organise regular trips to local places of interest including the library, park and the museum, and we arrange special meal nights when we invite relatives and friends to come along.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea.
Longfield is very much a home from home. All the staff are extremely caring, treating every resident with dignity and respect. They will also do anything asked of them, to make the residents comfortable and feel as if they are happy. Family members are made to feel welcome at any time. Visiting is a pleasure.
My sister Margaret, who has M.S, had been a resident in Longfield Care Home for eleven years. In all that time she has been more than content with all the loving care she has received, and still is. I agree with Margaret. The staff are really excellent, I have no difficulty in putting excellent against the questionnaire, and also would recommend it highly.
Since mammy has come into the home the staff have been really open and respectful in every way. They communicate every detail of mammy's care to us all. Nothing is ever seen as a problem, the staff are a credit to your organisation. From the manageress to the auxiliary nurses.
My sister was admitted to Longfield Care Home on October 2015. She needed 24/7 care. Longfield Care Home to me, her brother, was like heaven. Management and staff are a credit for their professional and caring practice to all the residents at Longfield Care Home. I would like to stress that management and staff are very good ambassadors for Four Seasons Health Care.
My mother is very well taken care of medically, physically and emotionally. She is content and enjoys the company of other ladies and the excellent entertainment provided. I know that she is safe and well cared for is a comfort. The manager and staff are excellent in their caring of the elderly.
Types of care
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 Longfield Care Home whether they...
Longfield Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Longfield Care Home in Eglinton. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
19 May 2017
Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone. That’s why, during the Week, we want everyone to come together and take action. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help & understanding and improve care. You can find more information on the Alzheimer’s Society website.
To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Four Seasons Health Care is hosting four guest blogs from our team of dementia experts.
Our final blog takes the form of a poem and comes from Nina Hutchison from Gowrie House care home in Fife.
Nina has supported colleagues in facilitating training modules within the Dementia Care Framework. She has been so inspired by the Dementia care framework, and especially the Dementia Experience, that she wrote this poem about her understanding of how a resident may feel living with Dementia.
Dementia Experience Poem
Walk in my Shoes,
Just for a day,
Feel how I feel,
It’s the easiest way,
The jigsaw is there,
The pieces are too,
They don’t seem to fit
It’s a bit of a do,
Hear what I hear,
And see what I see,
I’m not sure where I am,
But I know I’m me,
Step into my shoes,
The experience may be difficult,
And at times a bit rough
But you can say when you’ve had enough
But this is my life, my everyday world
Some days nice and calm,
And other days a swirl,
The one thing to remember when the experience is done,
Help me with my memories,
And the days that I have none.
16 May 2017
They say laughter is the best medicine, which proved to be the case at Longfield Care Home in Eglinton as the residents were entertained by Clarissa the American Emu.
Louise McClusky, Home Manager, said: “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Clarissa’s act. It was great to hear laughter throughout the home. I think some of our residents would quite like a go at ventriloquism. I want to thank the gentleman who brought Clarissa in, he was a very good act and will be hard to follow.”
15 May 2017
Many of us dream about wedding day. We have visions of how it’s going to go and who will be there. The venue, the flowers, the dress, the guest list, the planning is sometimes never ending.
Worrying that a beloved family member can’t attend could lead to some sleepless nights. But one bride’s wish came true as her great uncle surprised her on her special day.
Mary, a resident at Longfield Care Home in Eglinton was greeted by her grandchild and their partner at the home, as she was unable to attend the wedding itself.
Mary said: “I was so pleased that I got to share some special moments with my loved ones on this lovely day. Both the bride and groom looked beautiful. I’m one very proud gran.”
Here at Four Seasons Health Care we strive to provide special resident experiences for those in our care. This can depend on their likes and dislikes, along with any activity the person has a burning desire to do. Enabling our residents to enjoy moments such as the one described above is one important aspect of the service our teams provide.
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Longfield Care Home in Eglinton, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
2 Longfield Road, Eglinton, BT47 3PY
028 7181 2552