Welcome to Strangford Court Care Home

Strangford Court Care Home resides in a quiet location in Downpatrick - historically known as the county town of Down. We're lucky enough to be close to a lot of interesting landmarks, such as St Patrick's grave, Struell Wells and the Quoile river.

Our Dementia Care Framework Plaque

We are especially trained in caring for those living with dementia. Our unique approach is based on understanding dementia form the resident’s perspective, enabling us to deliver Special Resident Experiences and consistently good care everywhere.

Our home is very pleasant and relaxed, with lovely landscaped gardens for residents to enjoy. As Strangford Court is fairly modest in size, it really gives the feeling of being a home-from-home.

At Strangford 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.

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Life at Strangford Court Care Home

A carer and a resident

I am extremely pleased with the care my mother receives.

Mrs Angela McEvoy, Strangford Court Care Home

Types of care

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Specialist care

Strangford Court Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Strangford Court Care Home in Downpatrick. 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
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Wi-fi

Our news

FSHC-CNJ-LaingBuisson-Award-Success-Nov-2017

16 Nov 2017

Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.

The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.

Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.

Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.

Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.

Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.

Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.

While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”

If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.

FSHC-Care-Awards-Launch-2017

4 Aug 2017

Following on from the success of last year’s Four Season’s Care Awards, which saw 1,200 nominations and over 80 colleagues, residents and volunteers receiving accolades both at a regional and national level.

This year’s awards are now open!

You can nominate people for the following categories:

  • Care Assistant/Support Worker of the Year
  • Senior Care Assistant of the Year
  • Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant (CHAP/SNCA) of the Year
  • Registered Nurse of the Year
  • Dementia Care Champion
  • Specialist Services Champion
  • Personal Activities Lead Champion
  • Support Team Member of the Year
  • Regional and Central Support Team Member of the Year
  • Deputy Home Manager of the Year
  • Registered Care Home Manager of the Year
  • Regional Manager of the Year
  • Resident or Relative Contribution
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Our Values Champion

For more information about the categories visit our Care Awards page here. You can nominate colleagues, residents or volunteers from your home here. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 30th September 2017.

Who will be your 2017 champions?

Strangford-Court-Care-Home-DCF-accreditation-May-2017

24 May 2017

Strangford Care Home in Downpatrick has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Strangford 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 during a party on Monday 15th May 2017.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons in Northern Ireland 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.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

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.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Strangford Court Care Home in Downpatrick, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Clare Quail

26 Strangford Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6SL

028 446 12 481

028 44 839 867

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