Welcome to St Catherine's Care Home
At St Catherine's we provide nursing care but we also have our Pike View Unit - a specialist dementia care unit that has achieved the PEARL award at silver level.
We are in the small town of Horwich, on the outskirts of Bolton town centre, so we're handy for Middlebrook shopping centre. We have several lounges where residents can relax and they will be very at home in our beautiful extensive grounds and conservatory.
At St Catherine's 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 St Catherine's Care Home
Our dedicated and enthusiastic activities coordinator will develop an individual plan to suit each resident's itinerary, be it gardening, cooking or a visit to the shops. We have access to a minibus for outings and make sure we have a social event every month. Parties are always popular here.
The whole home has a real buzz about it. Everyone joins in the activities here and a lovely salon means hairdressing and pamper days with our beautician are an absolute must for the ladies.
Mum entered the EMI unit after having been put on the Pathway and unable to eat. Within a week the staff at St Catherines had got her eating first pureed food then solids. Her appetite, although still small is quite good. She sits up and has even managed a walk around the lounge. They took her in a wheelchair to the residential section lounge where she sat and joined in (sang the words) at the St Patricks Day concert.
I cannot praise too highly the quality of care and dedication the staff show to their patients. I just wish other people in other care homes were treated as well as my mum.
All this only 8 weeks after she had been given 24-48 hours to live by her doctors.
This care home is very good all round. My wife and I are happy with the care given by the staff.
I would recommend this home with every confidence. All the staff are extremely caring and vigilant. The home is welcoming and always has a friendly atmosphere. On the EMI unit, where my husband is cared for, it is very spacious, where the residents can wander around in safety, they make their own activities daily. Arranged seasonal/occasional events are excellent, and nothing is spared. My family and indeed myself are so glad, and thank God that we are fortunate enough for our loved ones to be here.
My mum has been a resident at St Catherine's for over four years. She receives an excellent standard of care from the staff who are prepared to go the extra mile to make her comfortable and feel safe.
All staff are caring and attentive. My mother's been a resident for 12 months now, during which time a member of staff saved her life after administering first air following a choking incident. We have just had Christmas celebrations in the home during which time an excellent Christmas dinner was provided and the decoration were superb.
When my mother needed residential care near my home there were few alternatives locally with vacancies and no waiting list. She went into St. Catherine's 3 years ago and has flourished, making new friends, enjoying the social activities and the food. However, for her and for me it is the kindness and care of the staff which matter and all of them go above and beyond their duties.
Can't think of anything that could be improved.
The home wasn't recommended I have worked in this home for many years and felt is was an excellent home for my father and his needs.
My brother was a resident at St Catherine's for 18 months before his death in July 2014. Throughout this time he was treated with understanding, respect and dignity by all staff. He was the youngest resident but the age profile of staff was perfect for him and he related well to all staff. I cannot recommend St Catherine's too highly. Nothing was too much trouble for any member of staff. My brother's needs were quite different from the rest of the residents but this proved to be no barrier for staff. He was genuinely cared for and we both became very fond of the staff responsible for his care. They went out of their way to ensure he remained content and happy and they were always available to speak to family members. I visited the home several times a week, at different times of the day and at no time did I see anything to cause me concern. Families are welcome to visit at any time, I even ate with my brother on occasion and was made extremely welcome. If I had to choose a care home for myself, it would be St. Catherine's. Thank you for your care towards our family.
My mother aged 92 and suffering from dementia is a resident in St Catherine's in the EMI unit. To know my mum is being cared for in an environment such as the one at St Catherine's gives us peace of mind in the midst of an upsetting illness. We couldn't wish for anywhere better or for more caring wonderful staff.
Types of care
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 St Catherine's 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 St Catherine's Care Home in Bolton. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
5 Jan 2018
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 Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West 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 of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.
“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 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.
19 Sep 2017
St Catherine’s Care Home in Bolton has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at St Catherine’s 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 a hoedown complete with miniature horse on Monday 4th September 2017 for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for North West 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.
11 Jul 2017
When the team from St Catherine’s Care Home in Bolton sent in their Beauty and the Beast themed float for the Horwich Carnival, they were shocked to be crowned the best float for the fourth year in a row.
Hundreds lined Chorley New Road to watch the groups like Horwich Morris Miners, Hunters Cheerleaders and the Carnival Queens.
Around 30 organisations took part in the procession which began in Ramsbottom Road.
Emmerdale stars Michael Parr (Ross Barton) and Anthony Quinlan (Pete Barton) were driven along near the head of the procession.
They exchanged banter with the crowd and threw sweets to many of the children.
Gillian Johnson, Home Manager, said: “We were extremely surprised to be crowned the winning float. A lot of hard work went into making it, those marching with it were dressed as the Disney characters like Beauty, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts and Chip. It was a fantastic day and a lovely way for us to meet our local community.”
Graham Smart, aged 61, said: “It’s been good, though it’s a pity the weather isn’t as good as last weekend.
“The Beauty and the Beast float was really good and my grandson liked the Stormtroopers.”
Harriet Massey, an 11-year-old from Horwich attended the parade with her mum, she said she’d been to the parade every year since she was born and enjoyed the ‘tradition’.
The annual carnival, organised by Andrea Allott and Diane Woodruff, is part funded by Horwich Town Council.
This year money from the carnival is going towards Royal Bolton Hospital's neonatal unit.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to St Catherine's Care Home in Bolton, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Gillian Johnson
Queen Street, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 5QU
01204 668 727