Welcome to Osbourne Court Care Home
You'll find Osbourne Court in the market town of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Here our experienced team offers excellent person-centred nursing, residential and dementia care - around the clock. And we welcome the friends and families of people living here to visit any time.
As an individual's care needs change, we can assess and provide their new requirements in house, avoiding the need for a disruptive move.
Our home is close to many amenities, including shops, a market, a library and the local community centre. We encourage residents to use these as it helps maintain a sense of independence.
Outside the property there are gardens, a sensory courtyard and balcony area. While inside we have two spacious lounges, a library/quiet room, a refurbished hair salon and a snoezelen. All our bedrooms are singles with en-suites, and individually furnished to create a lovely, homely feel.
Life at Osbourne Court Care Home
Our dedicated activities team works closely with the people living here to find out what each one likes to do and makes a plan to match.
They get involved with residents one-to-one and in groups. There's gardening, arts and crafts, flower arranging, coffee mornings, and much more.
We also enjoy visits from local musicians, singers, choirs, school children, and a Pets As Therapy dog. We're on the rounds of church ministers too.
Osbourne Court's social outings include going to local garden centres, parks, shows and pubs.
There was always a hug and a cup of tea at Osbourne Court.
You couldn't ask for a nicer bunch of people to look after you, nothing is too much trouble and they do make me laugh - what a wonderful place!
Thanks to everyone at Osbourne Court for all you did for my Dad. Your care and warmth shown towards him was wonderful, especially when, as in our case we were far away it was a comfort to know he was safe and cared for.
Congratulations for your total commitment and kindness shown, the staff are wonderful.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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 Osbourne Court 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....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Osbourne Court Care Home in Baldock. 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
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory 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
30 Nov 2016
Osbourne Court Care Home in Baldock is celebrating the success of two of its Care Assistants after they successfully graduated from the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) programme.
Declan Miskelly, Care Home Manager said: “Everyone here congratulates Alison and Calista on their success. We’ve all supported them every step of the way and it’s great to see their hard work pay off. They are a great asset to the care home, and provide fantastic support to the residents here. They’re a great part of the team. Well done again! I can’t wait to see you putting your new skills to use.”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nurse duties, such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Jo Vasey, Four Seasons Health Care Managing Director for the South East of England, said: “We’re all really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentors them through the programme. Here at Four Seasons we’re committed to developing our staff and this is one way we can do that. Well done again! All of your hard work and dedication has paid off.”
Are you considering a career in care? Take a look at our current vacancies page.
29 Nov 2016
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 Monday 7th November 2016, a graduation ceremony was held at Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth, celebrating the achievements of 36 newly qualified CHAPs.
Jo Vasey, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the South East 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 36 of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off.
“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 14 homes benefiting from the new CHAPs skills are:
- Kingfisher House Care Home in Newmarket
- Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth
- North Court Care Home in Bury St Edmonds
- Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbry
- Osbourne Court Care Home in Baldock
- Bon Accord Care Home in Hove
- Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester
- Courtenay House Care Home in Kings Lynn
- Murrayfield Care Home in Edmonton
- Ross Wyld Care Home in Walthamstow
- Midfield Lodge Care Home in Oakington
- Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon
- Summerdale Court Care Home in Newham
- Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport
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.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Osbourne Court Care Home in Baldock, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Park Drive, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 6EN
01462 896 967