Welcome to Southfield Court Care Home
Southfield Court is a purpose-built, modern care home in the village of Almondbury, close to Castle Hill and about two miles from Huddersfield. So residents can enjoy both the town and the countryside.
Our home is well equipped and comfortable, featuring two large, bright lounges with two other smaller, quieter lounges. We also have landscaped gardens with patio areas where residents can enjoy the fresh air.
At Southfield Court Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and 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.
Life at Southfield Court Care Home
Our two dedicated personal activities coordinators make sure all residents have something stimulating and enjoyable to look forward to. This may be individual hobbies or interests, but we also make sure there are plenty of group activities.
Our varied and interesting programme includes handicrafts, gardening, quizzes and concerts. We also celebrate seasonal events, such as Mother's Day, birthdays and St George's Day, to name just a few.
I just wanted to say that standard of nursing care that my father is receiving at Southfield Court is excellent. You hear such horror stories these days in the newspapers about mistreatment of the elderly and those with dementia, but my faith in human nature has been restored by the nurses and staff at the home. They genuinely do care about my dad and although I can't get to see him as often as I would like (I live away), I can phone anytime to see how he is and I know if he isn't well, they will always let me know.
Peter and his staff are a credit to the company. It's a pity every care home can't have such caring people and staff as work here.
Knowing how difficult it is making a decision on where to place your relatives when they need 24 hour care I wanted to make this recommendation to anyone considering choosing Southfield Court. I cannot praise them highly enough - I placed my step mum there last December following a stroke, she was as well cared for as anyone could have ever wished, since being admitted last December she did suffer a number of mini strokes and again the care she received from all the staff at Southfield Court was excellent. Sadly my mum died last week but I was kept informed of her condition every step of the way and feel certain she was made comfortable to the end. Not only did the staff care for my step mum but also built up a lovely raport with my dad who visited every day. I cannot thank them enough and would have no hesitation is recommending Southfield Court.
Southfield Court Care Home has a very happy atmosphere, all the staff are of a caring nature and interact all the time with residents. I visit every day at any time and have always found this so. We have formed a relatives group and meet each month to discuss any concerns and inquire how each of the relatives are coping. Management will attend if we request, also any concerns or ideas we forward to the management, who then take on board and action a.s.a.p. I think we need more stimulating activities.
My mum needed 24hr care. We went to look round Southfield Court and were made very welcome. We placed her into the caring hands of the staff there. I cannot thank them enough, they are angels, she loved them dearly. Sadly mum was only there 18 days before she pass away, she was made comfortable right to the end. The staff are first class, nothing is too much trouble day or night.
Our family cannot thank them enough. they are 100%.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Southfield Court Care Home in Huddersfield. 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
- Personal telephone
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
22 May 2017
The residents at Southfield Court Care Home in Huddersfield had a treat when they were visited by the Wise Owl and Birds of Prey Sanctuary.
With some keen bird watchers amongst the residents the team arranged for the birds to come along to let the residents get up close and personal with some lovely birds.
Clare McCourt, Home Manager, said: “The residents were captivated by the wild birds. Getting up close and personal to these beautiful birds had a lovely impact on our residents, helping them to create memories and providing stories to tell to their loved ones when they next came in.”
It wasn’t just all bird related news at Southfield Court. The residents have created and started their very own gardening and poetry groups which have been a huge success. Both clubs are hoping to grow and attract more members, including some of the care team.
31 Mar 2017
Southfield Court Care Home in Huddersfield has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Southfield Court Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.
The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.
The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
Sam Jacob, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the East of England said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”
At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.
Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.
The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.
The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.
Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.