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.
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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
30 Mar 2017
On Monday 27th March 2017 Four Seasons scooped the ‘Flu Fighter Social Care Award’ at the prestigious Flu Fighter awards.
The Flu Fighter award celebrate the great achievements of flu teams and organisations who promote the importance of flu vaccinations to everyone in their organisation.
Four Seasons was shortlisted for the ‘Social Care Award’ after being nominated following the success of the internal Flu and You campaign. Before being presented with the award, Daniel Mortimer, Chief Executive for NHS Employers said: “Four Seasons Heath Care launched its campaign with the goal of reducing the occurrence of flu in its colleagues. They created leaflets and flu packs that provided details about the importance of the flu vaccination and how to get vaccinated. This worked really well and they had an extra 1,600 colleagues vaccinated, which increased uptake by 22% this season. Well done.”
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
7 Mar 2017
Joanne Strain is Head of Nursing at Four Seasons Health Care
I began my career as a nurse with Four Seasons Health Care in 1999. I had done my training as a mature student. I first worked in a FSHC care home about 25 years ago after having my four children and then I moved to a nursing auxiliary position with a local Trust.
I decided I wanted to fulfil my dream of being a nurse and I went about gaining the 5 GCSE’s I needed to get into nursing college/university. Just before I started nursing school, I was one of ten people in NI to complete what was then the very new NVQ in direct care.
My desire was not to work in a hospital but in a care home – my career to date was working with mainly older people – even during my nurse training, I preferred medical wards to other wards because of the high percentage of older people needing care.
I started working as a staff nurse and within a year I was a sister/deputy manager. During this time I completed my degree and I then moved in 2001 to be a home manager. During this time I opened a small very successful dementia residential unit within the large home. This was in the days when we were just beginning to understand that we needed to rethink the way we managed dementia care.
In 2004 I became a regional manager and had 14 homes in my portfolio. As the need for good dementia care intensified, we opened more dementia units across the region and even extended a learning disability unit providing very specific care according to need.
My passion for elderly people and dementia care led me to undertake a post graduate diploma in dementia studies at Stirling University.
In 2012, I was fortunate to become Head of Nursing, Care Standards and Quality in NI. During these years myself and my team set up many pro-active initiatives including a training centre where we successfully helped many nurses update their clinical skills. Some of the pro-active training such as G-Tube replacement and complex tracheostomy care meant that residents did not need to go to hospital – it is my vision for the coming year to implement clinical training sites across the MD regions to enable our nurses to be up-skilled and confident leaders.
I took up the post of Head of Nursing (UK) at the beginning of 2016. I have continued my passion for learning and one of the areas I wanted to review was adult safeguarding. I have now completed a post graduate diploma in Adult Safeguarding and am now in my MA year.
I have been really impressed by the standard of care and leadership of our nurses across the UK and believe we can build on that. I am confident that FSHC are leaders in care and that nurses are absolutely central to continuing to lead across the sector.
Of course I have to mention all the great things we hope to accomplish this year which will help our nurses such as the nurses forum, face book as well as a brand new nurse specific Twitter site where we will not only continue to ‘tweet’ news but we will hold Twitter Chats as guided by your needs.
We will involve nurses more in various projects going forward. I believe we are leaders in this field and no other providers come close to the nurse communication strategy that FSHC has planned this year. My vision for our 3000 nurses is to have nurses who believe that we are all leaders and will continually strive to provide the best care possible for our residents.
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Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7XR