Welcome to Meadowbank Care Home
You'll find Meadowbank in the Waterside area of Londonderry. Here we have great experience caring for people with learning disabilities, some of whom may also have sensory deficits or physical disabilities.
We treat each person living here as an individual worthy of respect and dignity. We look to enable as much practical independence as possible, in a safe, comfortable and homely environment.
Our largely refurbished property is within easy reach of shops, public transport and other amenities. It's also close to beautiful countryside and seaside resorts.
We have extensive, private landscaped gardens for everyone to enjoy, with a barbecue and patio area. Residents and their families are consulted on how they want communal areas and bedrooms decorated and furnished, so these spaces can be made more familiar and homely.
Life at Meadowbank Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator encourages each person living here to take part in pastimes and diversions suited to their abilities and interests.
We often have in-house events and outings. Small groups of residents, accompanied by staff, have also travelled on holiday.
Always feel welcome.
They are well cared for.
The affection from staff is great.
The staff always involve me in any discussions about my sister's life.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Meadowbank Care Home in Londonderry. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
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
21 Apr 2017
Seven Four Seasons Care Homes from across the UK have been awarded ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ awards by Carehome.co.uk.
The prestigious award highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK and are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.
The 7 homes who received the awards are:
- Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham
- Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington
- Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield
- Balmoral View Care Centre in Belfast
- Clandeboye Care Home in Bangor
- Hawthorn House Care Home in Belfast
- Longfield Care Home in Eglinton
Charlotte Oppong-Agyare, Sales and Marketing Director of Four Seasons Health Care said: “I’m delighted that seven of our homes have received this award in their regions. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ is a fantastic achievement, and goes to show the feedback we are collecting through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored with the reviews residents and family members are giving on carehome.co.uk.
Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.
5 Apr 2017
On any given day, 2500 hospital beds are occupied by patients for whom treatment has finished but are often too frail to return home. When they do, it can often lead to a breakdown in the individual’s care and a return to hospital.
This leads to, what is termed ‘bed blocking’, where beds are occupied by people medically fit for discharge and the hospital is unable to free beds for those requiring urgent treatment.
Working alongside local authorities and care commissioning groups, Four Seasons has successfully trialled ‘rehabilitation homes’ offering step-down care for elderly people ready to leave hospital but not yet ready to return home.
In addition to caring for the needs of the elderly person, carers are able to observe the person sufficiently to provide an effective assessment of their individual care needs and re-build their confidence as they return to their community.
Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “In an ideal world care homes would be a hub in their local community that would provide the care and support individuals need. This can range from short-term solutions like step down care and intermediate care, where someone is with us for as little as 6 weeks, to a longer term solution where we address their care needs on a more permanent basis.”
Step down care philosophy is helping embed an effective and pragmatic approach to care within the Health and Social Care System and feedback has been positive.
One lady who, after spending three weeks in hospital following a fall, resided at a Four Seasons Care Home in Cricklewood had the following to say: “Coming to the home was a nice simple change, but it made a big difference. Obviously everyone is different, but coming to a care home you have the opportunity to get up and socialise with the people in there, as opposed to just sitting in bed all day. I enjoyed my time at the home, especially as I was never on my own.” Whilst this lady was in the care home, the provisions were being put into place to ensure she had all the support she needed at home.
Another lady, who used a similar service in a Four Seasons Home, enthused: “It’ puts you on your feet and gives you back your confidence.
The story of our rehabilitation homes was recently featured on Radio 4. You can listen to the full article, including resident stories and interviews, at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ksc5p
Should you wish to learn more about our approach to step-down care visit www.fshc.co.uk/safedischargebeds/
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Meadowbank Care Home in Londonderry, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
11a Trench Road, Londonderry, BT47 2DT
028 713 47 281
028 71 349 445