Welcome to The Headington Care Home
At Headington Care Home we work with residents to help them enjoy the highest possible quality of life, and the day-to-day events happening around them.
Our nursing and care staff assist and oversee residents' health and well-being. We consult with each one individually, and consider the importance of their life history, their memories and achievements.
You'll find us in Headington, a residential suburb of Oxford. Our home is warm, calm and spacious, with a lovely open feeling which encourages residents to move around the lounges and interact with others.
All bedrooms have space for residents and family to bring in personal things so they feel more homely. Some are extra large with patio doors leading to a courtyard.
Life at The Headington Care Home
Our personal activities coordinator works to develop residents' interests and activities on both a group and one-to-one level. Staff encourage residents to join in the day's household chores such as washing up, tidying their rooms, sweeping the courtyard and gardening.
There's an enjoyable newspaper group in the morning, plus reminiscence activities, arts and crafts, and sensory stimulation sessions. We arrange gardening with residents, and relatives often help and join in as well.
We also have music-therapy sessions which can touch emotions and rekindle memories, so can be especially life-enhancing for people with dementia.
The best there is. Everything good.
My husband has always been cared for to the highest degree. He is treated with great dignity and nothing is too much trouble. I have been treated as part of the family and I have always been consulted about anything connected to my husband. I am rung up at home if my husband has had a fall or been feeling unwell or anything, I should know about straight away. I cannot praise the entire staff enough and I feel confident he is being well looked after at all times.
Since my husband has been at Headington, he is spotlessly clean, as is his room and other parts of the home, and more importantly he is very well looked after. Fantastic and very caring staff.
My husband was in an advanced state of dementia when he was moved to Headington Care Home. He was unable to walk, speak and was incontinent. He has received superlative treatment as his condition has advanced. He is now unconscious most of the time, does not recognise people and appears unable to see if he opens his eyes. The staff still get him dressed and take him to the lounge each day. They are very quick to spot any redness of the skin which might develop into a sore and treat for prevention immediately. I have recommended the home to a number of people and Young Dementia UK, who in turn are now recommending the home to potential new residents and their families.
My late husband and I were recommended to Headington Care Home by a consultant of our local hospital. He stayed there for three years until his death on the 8th of June 2012. He was lovingly cared for in every possible way - every day beautifully shaved and in clean clothes. He was helped with his meals and when he could no longer chew - his food was liquidised. All his visitors were well treated - coffee or tea was always offered. I feel so very fortunate to find such a wonderful care home. I remain a visitor to one of my close friends in The Headington Care Home and visit every 2 weeks.
My mother has been a resident at this care home for 2 years now, and I couldn't be happier for the kindness and support they give me, and the care all the staff give my mum. She is respected and helped 24/7 by all these wonderful people in the home. This is why I put them forward for the "rock award" and they are receiving this soon as they won this award.
I am happy for them and so grateful for their support and the care for the rest of my mum's life, comfortably and safely as I would give it myself if it were possible. I think they deserve medals and recognition for their efforts every day. xxxx
The staff are caring, kind and considerate at all times. They make like as good as it can be for the residents, when life is not easy. They support the residents, friends and visitors when it is much needed.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at The Headington 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 The Headington Care Home in Oxford. 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
- Flat screen TV in 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.
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?
26 May 2017
Headington Care Home in Oxford has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Headington 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 worldwide themed party on Friday 19th May 2017.
Marjorie Condacos, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the South 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.
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to The Headington Care Home in Oxford, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care Home Manager
Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7XR