Welcome to The Cedars and Larches Care Home
At the Cedars and Larches Care Home, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, we provide high quality residential care 24 hours a day for people with varying needs, from specialist support to general assistance with everyday living. Everyone receives a warm welcome, whether they need nursing care, short-term respite care or simply a caring place to call home.
Some individuals stay with us permanently, others for short periods of time. We also offer respite care to give home carers a much-needed break.
Residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. These spaces are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Life at The Cedars and Larches Care Home
Our activities programme is tailored to residents' preferences, and we have a full and varied calendar. We invite professional entertainers to visit regularly and there's always something going on, from quizzes to musical events.
We organise regular trips to local places of interest, including the library, park and the museum. And we arrange special meal nights when we invite relatives and friends to come along.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
My friend and former neighbour, Vic, has been a resident of Cedars for more than 5 years. Staff have always been kind to Vic, as well as cheerful. Their good humour is a valuable tool in taking the worries which beset people who suffer from dementia. I know he appreciates them because he tells me so. That supports my view which has formed after visiting at least weekly and sometimes at a much higher frequency. He also loves the food.
I have been at Cedars and Larches care home for about eight months, I feel safe and settled in my new home, the staff seem friendly and I continue my hobbies daily, my craft needlework is very important to me. I enjoy the trained entertainers. We have social events.
My wife, as an ex nurse, is cared for in an excellent manner, and myself and my family feel very supported in this care home. I am happy to know my wife is local to where I live.
I have liked the above care home for about three years. My room is comfy and warm, I feel safe and well looked after. Food is nice, I am given a choice of meal times. I use the homes hairdressing service. I have a daily news paper delivered. I like being looked after by regular staff, this makes me feel comfortable. The homes gardens are nice to sit out in during the summer months, and local shops are a short walk away. I enjoy games and group activities.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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 The Cedars and Larches Care Home...
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 The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
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.
5 Nov 2017
The team and residents at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston have been doing their very best recently to make a real difference in their community.
They’ve done a number of charity events which as seen them donate money to organisations, food, toys and blankets to a local dg charity. Their latest venture sees them helping local women who have found themselves without a home and living on the streets.
Personal Activities Leader, Alison Richards, explained: “We’ve been collecting handbags that we’re filling with personal items, for example, socks, vests, sanitary products, soap, toothbrushes etc to support those ladies who find themselves living on the streets. There has been a huge drive to do this, and when Rachel Kirkpatrick, the local co-ordinator for this initiative came to collect the bags she was stunned by the amount we had. I want to thank everyone who donated to this worthy cause, and helping us to make a difference in our local community.”
3 Nov 2017
Autumn has truly hit the residents at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston and has given them some very artistic ideas.
Nina Wright, Home Manger, said: “The residents have been getting very creative, making various collages and other autumnal inspired pieces of art. They’ve also been sharing their memories on what autumn means to them and their memories of this lovely time of year.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Nina Wright
16 Queens Drive, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GR
0115 930 8605