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Jul 9th, 2013 - Four Seasons announces new strategic focus

Following its acquisition by Terra Firma last year, Four Seasons Health Care has undertaken a review of its strategy. As a result it plans to restructure its organisation to focus on developing its business in three strategic areas: dementia care; private residential and nursing care and specialised services in mental health, brain injury and neurodisability.

Currently Four Seasons comprises a Care Homes Division and The Huntercombe Group, providing specialised services. The Care Homes Division is an aggregated business: about three quarters of its residents have higher dependency needs, which include dementia care; some 20% of its occupancy is accounted for by self-funded residents.

The organisation will move to three distinct focused businesses:-

These businesses will each have their own leadership and management team to ensure focus on their development and that they best meet the requirements of their respective customer groups. They will continue to share corporate services. Four Seasons' owner, Terra Firma, one of Europe’s leading private equity firms, will support the strategy with investment in staff training and upgrading the existing estate as well as strategic acquisitions.

Dr. Pete Calveley, CEO of Four Seasons, who has been one of the architects of the strategy to focus on these business areas, in conjunction with Terra Firma and consultants McKinsey & Company, has announced his intention to leave the business, after seeing through this transition. This is expected to be at a mutually agreed time during 2014.

Dr. Calveley said: "I have been privileged to lead a great team that has transformed Four Seasons into the UK’s leading independent care provider. I believe that by focusing on these strategic areas it can go on to do even better things. It is right that when we have the new structures and leadership teams in place, I should let them take the business forward."

Guy Hands, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Firma, said: "Pete Calveley has done an outstanding job in turning around the Four Seasons business and developing its core specialty services. The strategy we have developed together will enable the business to be more responsive to its service users and stakeholders and to build on its market-leading position by delivering a best-in-class care service."

Chairman of Four Seasons Ian Smith will continue in his role and will be actively engaged in the transition and the management of the business thereafter. Ian Smith said: "I would like to thank Pete for the great work that he has done over the past years. He has brought the company through a very challenging period and has built high quality teams throughout the business. I look forward to supporting these teams and to working with the new CEOs of the three business units, to take the company to the next stage of its development and achievement."

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18 Dec 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team from Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow got into the Christmas spirit last week as they celebrated Christmas Jumper Day.

Everyone did their best to wear the most novelty jumper possible, and the results (as you can see by the picture) are quite outstanding.

Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “We all thought we’d wear our best novelty jumper to raise some money to provide special experiences for the residents in our care. We all had lots of fun and I want to thank everyone who donated.”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Campsie View Care Home offers support for nursing care.


17 Dec 2017

Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”

Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.

Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


16 Dec 2017

The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.

It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.

Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.

May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.

Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.

The headline acts included:

  • Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
  • Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
  • Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
  • Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
  • Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
  • Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
  • Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ

Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for dementia care, nursing care and respite care.


16 Dec 2017

The Rookery Care Home has been fundraising to get some new activity equipment to provide special experiences for those in their care.

Susan Dyke, a member of the team made a big sacrifice and as a result raised over £400 for the cause.

Gail Llewelyn, Home Manager, said: “Sue decided she’s cut her hair off for the cause. She used to have hair that would rival Rapunzel and had never been to a hairdresser, so to have it cut off into a pixie style was a big deal for her. On behalf of everyone at The Rookery I want to say thank you!”

Are you looking for a care home in Ebbw Vale? The Rookery Care Home offers support for dementia care.

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