Welcome to The Gables Care Home
The Gables in Oldbury, West Midlands, is a modern purpose-built home providing high quality care 24 hours a day.
People who live here have varying needs, from specialist nursing support to general assistance with everyday living. Some stay with us permanently, others for short periods of time. We offer nursing care for older people, as well as respite care to give home carers a much-needed break.
Residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. Our pleasant gardens boast flower beds and comfortable patio seating areas where people enjoy pleasant views of Bury Hill Park, next door. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Many of our private bedrooms have en-suites, and all are decorated to a high standard.
Life at The Gables Care Home
Our activities programme is tailored to residents' preferences, and includes arts and crafts, quizzes and gardening. We organise trips to restaurants, museums and the theatre. We also provide a regular church service which is open to all residents and their families.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each of our dining areas has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, with menus displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We also have themed meals, including food and wine from around the world, and enjoy catering for residents' birthdays, anniversaries and other special celebrations.
I have a nice room, which overlooks the park, where I sit sometimes and watch tv. Mostly I sit in the lounge with my friends. The armchairs are very comfortable and the room light and airy. I need help to wash and dress but I am assisted to get up and to bed when I like. I have a good appetite and like my food and a nice cup of tea, but I need help feeding which one of the staff will sit with me and help me. Everyone is kind and helpful and I am quite contented here.
I have lived here for a number of years. I prefer to stay in my room and watch TV or listen to the radio. I have a puree diet but I enjoy my porridge at breakfast and sometimes have two bowls. I like the lunches and enjoy a cup of tea, I need help washing and dressing and the staff are very good to me. I get up early for breakfast and like to be in bed early. The activities lady comes to see me for a chat and she does some shopping for me.
I have been here a number of years this is my home now. I have made friends I like to have a shower the carer gives me that I could not do at home, I am treated with respect and dignity. I enjoy the food we can choose whatever we like in reason. We have activities daily, bingo, reminiscence, sherry afternoon and our dignity champion looks out for us. I receive my medication daily from the nurse. My family visit twice a week and have a cup of tea and bring me treats.
I have been in the home about 5 months. I have a nice room and I have made friends. All the staff are very helpful and caring. I receive my medication from the nurse every day. We have entertainers, singers and parties, sherry afternoon. My family visit regularly, i have a nice bath or a shower. I enjoy the meals cooked 3 course lunch and pudding every day. Teac, coffee, orange juice, Horlicks at night.
I have been in the home a number of years, I have a nice room over looking the park. Enjoy the meals and puddings. I have friends and company. I like theme days, singers and parties, fish and chip suppers, cheese/wine parties. The priest comes from the local church. All the staff are kind and helpful. I receive my medication from the nurse daily. My room is clean and tidy. Gardens badly in need of attention.
I have been in The Gables over five years now and regard it as my home. I enjoy my food, I am a slow eater but am given time to finish my meals. I need help washing and dressing but I get up and go to bed when I want. I visit the hairdresser every week. I like to go to the entertainment, exercise class and church service. Everyone is very kind to me and I am happy here but I do miss my own home and independence.
Laundry system failures. Found dirty clothes on chairs in room, taken myself to wash at home. Clothes hanging in wardrobe not ownership of resident. Proper printed name tag on garments but still items go missing. Not enough staff about to take residents to toilet regularly- left to wet pads instead. No staff available to accompany residents to take out to venues. Residents state how boring it is sitting all day in lounge doing nothing. Room cleaning and toilet adequate but under bed and furniture leaves much to be desired. Regular garden control would be helpful.
Staff are friendly and approachable.
I came here from hospital four and a half years ago as I cannot look after myself. I was worried at first as time went by I settled. My room over looks the park which is nice the staff are friendly and caring. There are nurses who give my tablets. On nice days I like to go out in the sunshine and watch the birds and in winter the children play snow balls and play on their home made sleighs. I enjoy the shows with singers and parties and fish and chip supper. Christmas is nice with father Christmas who brings us a present and the home is decorated with gold and glitter. We have a theme day every month.
The home is well situated overlooking Bury Hill Park. I have been here a few years. I find everyone is helpful. I have a nice room and I like to join in the activities; play bingo, cards, dominoes. We have shows and singers and church services. I enjoy the meals and like the puddings. I like to go to bed early, the night staff bring me a bedtime drink. I sleep well. I am settled.
Types of care
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
The Gables Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of The Gables Care Home in Oldbury. 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
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
21 Apr 2017
Seven Four Seasons Care Homes from across the UK have been awarded ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ awards by Carehome.co.uk.
The prestigious award highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK and are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.
The 7 homes who received the awards are:
- Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham
- Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington
- Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield
- Balmoral View Care Centre in Belfast
- Clandeboye Care Home in Bangor
- Hawthorn House Care Home in Belfast
- Longfield Care Home in Eglinton
Charlotte Oppong-Agyare, Sales and Marketing Director of Four Seasons Health Care said: “I’m delighted that seven of our homes have received this award in their regions. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ is a fantastic achievement, and goes to show the feedback we are collecting through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored with the reviews residents and family members are giving on carehome.co.uk.
Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.
22 Dec 2016
Many people start their career path doing something they love, and they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs) programme.
On Tuesday 20th December 2016, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 41 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Four Seasons Northwest Managing Director said: “Everyone is really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentored them through the programme. We’re often really busy, and forget to recognise the hard work people put in, but this graduation ceremony is our way to reward and recognise you all. The journey is a long one; it takes a lot of dedication to complete. You can all wear your uniform with pride, and know that we’re all extremely proud of you. Well done everyone and congratulations once again.”
Mike O’Reilly, Risk Management Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “It’s a real privilege for me to attend ceremonies like this. The CHAPs programme is very innovative, and it really does make a difference to our residents’ lives as it provides continuity for them. I want to echo Rachael’s statement of congratulations to everyone who graduated and those who supported them.”
A total of 41 CHAPs graduated from the programme and will be working in 16 homes across the Northwest. The homes benefitting from the CHAPs skills are:
- Ashcroft Care Home in Chesterfield
- Bamford Grange Care Home in Stockport
- Bebington Care Home in the Wirral
- Holbeche House Care Home in Kingswinford
- Laburnum Court Care Home in Salford
- Meadowbrook Care Home in Oswestry
- Morcambe Bay Care Home in Morcambe
- Park House Care Home in the Wirral
- Preston Glades Care Home in Preston
- Riverside Court Care Home in Maryport
- St Catherine’s Care Home in Bolton
- The Gables Care Home in Oldbury
- The Heights Care Home in Chesterfield
- Victoria Care Home in St Helens
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like a career in care? Take a look at the current vacancies we have available at the moment.
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Care Home Manager
1595 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B69 2BJ
0121 544 3988