Welcome to Mount Lens Care Home
You'll find Mount Lens Care Home in the pleasant residential King's Road area of east Belfast. Here our experienced team of qualified nurses and care assistants provides high-quality care around the clock.
We offer different levels of care to meet a range of needs, from palliative to shorter term respite care and a fracture rehabilitation service. 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.
Our home is centrally located in the community, close to the main shopping areas and other amenities. Hedges and trees shield the house from the main road. All bedrooms have great personal-safety features, and we love residents to personalise these spaces to make them more familiar and homely.
Life at Mount Lens Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator organises a varied programme of pastimes and diversions in the home, including quizzes, gardening, exercises, and board games.
Mount Lens also works closely with an outside entertainer who comes in regularly for an afternoon of sing-a-longs.
Plus we're visited by an experienced hairdresser and a qualified chiropodist.
Mount Lens Care Home has fewer than 30 residents so the staff are able to connect well with each resident. The location has surrounding low hills, a most pleasant neighbourhood, convenient shopping and restaurants for visitors. Management and staff strive for best needs and comfort. This care home has become my mother's second family, affection and warmth included.
I have always found the staff at Mount Lens to be capable, competent and caring. They are attentive and take personal interest in my mother in law. The staff create a very welcoming environment. I have no hesitation in recommending Mount Lens as a place to care for your elderly relatives.
I have enjoyed my stay here and have found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. It would have been useful to have physio available at weekends to help my recovery.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Mount Lens Care Home whether they...
Mount Lens Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
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 Mount Lens Care Home in Belfast. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- 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
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/
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Mount Lens Care Home in Belfast, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Jolly Shubu
166 Kings Road, Belfast, BT5 7EL
028 904 85 483
028 904 82 255