Welcome to The Vale Care Home
You'll find The Vale in Bolsover, Derbyshire. Here, we provide high quality care 24 hours a day.
The 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 residential and nursing care, and respite care to give home carers a much-needed break. We also provide end-of-life care at a time residents and their families need specialist help and support; and care for younger people with physical disabilities.
The Vale is a modern, purpose-built property with lovely views to Bolsover Castle. Residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home.
They enjoy the tranquility of our landscaped gardens - spaces which are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great to spend time in when friends and family visit.
We'd be delighted to show you around so you can experience our homely, welcoming atmosphere for yourself, so please arrange to pop in for a chat.
Life at The Vale Care Home
The people who live here get very involved with our activities coordinator to plan our programme of pastimes and diversions. These include arts and crafts, baking and gentle gardening, as well as quizzes and musical events.
We encourage a mix of individual and group activities, organise regular outings to local attractions and hold plenty of seasonal events at the home, such as summer barbecues and themed days.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining areas has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We also arrange themed meals, including food and wine from around the world. And we love catering for residents' birthdays and anniversaries.
My Husband is well cared for and the staff are lovely and kind and nothing is too much trouble for them.
I cannot praise all the staff enough, perhaps the best comment is form my mother "it's Marvelous" and excellent facility for my local area.
My wife is in for a weeks respite. She is well looked after and staff and management are very kind.
I am always welcomed with a friendly smile by all the staff. Nothing is too much for the staff. My husband is looked after very well. I can't thank the staff enough for all they have done for me and my husband. I trust them immensely with caring for my husband. I would definitely recommend the Vale care home for your loves ones to be take care of . Thank you to all of the staff.
It's a fantastic nursing home. My mum loves it here after being badly treated in a previous one. As soon as I arrived it came across as a really caring loving place. My mum is highly thought of and feels really at home here. I want to highly recommend it for anyone that's looking for a care home.
I chose this care home for my family relative to be near me. As you enter the home I noticed no unpleasant smells in many other homes. Also have found majority of staff pleasant and helpful. They all do their best to keep rooms at an acceptable standard of cleanliness and decorated. They are friendly and it's a hard job but feel my aunty is in safe hands.
The vale is of a very high standard in all aspects and the staff and management are excellent. Thank you.
The staff here and very friendly and helpful. I visited a few homes in the area and this was by far the best. The staff are very good at their jobs. The place is kept very nice.
Mother-in-law stayed in The Vale for a little over three years. She had dementia but was independent and new her own mind. She remained like this up to the last three months. She was always encouraged to join in the activities and outings which she enjoyed. The staff treated her very well and she got on well with most of them. We were never worried about the level of care which she received when we left her after our visits. Well done to the caring management and staff at every level. I could sing their praises for a very long time.
My lovely mum passed away on 22 October 2015 whilst in the care of your fabulous team at The Vale, Bolsover. Dad and me cannot praise highly enough the care and dignity mum was given in her end of life treatment. All the team, and in particular the night staff, were so very kind and tried their very best to make mum as comfortable as possible. I will happily recommend Richard and his wonderful team.
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 Vale Care Home whether...
The Vale Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
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 Vale Care Home in Bolsover. 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
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
8 Dec 2017
Earlier this year we launched our Four Seasons Care Awards to celebrate and commend all of the hard work and dedication of the teams working to make a difference to the lives of those in their care.
Over 700 people were nominated by care home residents, colleagues and visitors in a number of categories. These have been whittled down via shortlisting and we’re pleased to announce our Regional Winners.
Scotland, Wales, South West England and Bristol
Carer/Support Worker – Sue Harbour Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Catherine Davies (Ty Gwynno Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Lavinia Rose (Havencourt Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Nim Manola (Kingsmead Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Louise Longmuir (Lammermuir Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion Kim Matthews (Campsie View Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Nancy Canavan (Carrickstone House Care Home)
Support Team Member – David Mortiboys (Oaktree Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Lee Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Rhona McGregor (Havencourt Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – John Kelland (Ty Gwynno Care Home)
Volunteer of the Year – Mary Ginter (Gotton Manor Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Monica turner (Carrickstone House Care Home)
Regional Manager of the Year – Anne-Marie McKeich (Lothian)
North East England
Carer/Support Worker – Edwin Horn (Howdon Care Centre)
Senior Care Assistant – Jean Thompson (Brockwell Court Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Craig Lee (Astell Care Centre)
Registered Nurse – Megan Williams (South Park Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Glynis Toland (Northlea Court Care Home – South Quay Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Lisa Ramsey (Astell Care Centre)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – PAL Team - Janet Storey, Jade Richards and Dawn Parr (Howdon Care Centre)
Support Team Member – Julie Stonehouse (Dene Grange Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Shanti Annapureddy (Hillside Lodge Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Sharon Smith (Langley Park Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Ashley Wright (The Laurels Care Home)
Volunteer – Keith Atkinson (Rosemount Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Jo Loughans (Southfield Court Care Home)
Regional Manager – Kim Richardson (Sunderland and South Tyneside and Darlington)
North West England
Carer/Support Worker – Val Walton (Brimington Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Daniella Burns (Ashcroft Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Vicky Bird (Pennine Lodge Care Home)
Registered Nurse of the Year – Christine Bradley (The Vale Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Debra Davison (Highfield Hall Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Rachael Owens (Grove House Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Alison Richards (The Cedars and Larches Care Home)
Support Team Member – Moira Jones (NW Regional Support)
·Deputy Home Manager – Nichola Birkett (Regency Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Helen Baston (Ashcroft Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Lynn Meadows (Bebington Care Home)
Volunteer – Jean Booth (Tall Oaks Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Melissa Johnson (Heywood Court Care Home)
Regional Manager – Catherine Smith (Derbyshire)
Carer/Support Worker – Graham Boardman (Beech House Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Clare Illand (Pellon Care Centre)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Sian Plant (Balmoral Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Alison Slater (Evedale Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Jessica Taylor (Layden Court Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Katy Davies (Churchfield Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Barbara Blakemore (Westroyd House Care Home)
Support Team Member – Sharon Arrowsmith (Fernwood Court Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Jayne Appleton (Windsor House Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Jenny Hololob (Layden Court Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Angela and Brian Sparks (The Lodge Care Home)
Volunteer – Elizabeth Wharram (Woodview Care Home)
Our Values Champion – James Irving (The Lodge Care Home)
Regional Manager – Jayne Clark (Lincs and Humber)
South East England
Carer/Support Worker – John Appiah (Ross Wyld Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Angela Coles (Hopes Green Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant of the Year – Yvonne Kane (Copper Beeches Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Martina Gleeson (Ladyville Lodge Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Charlotte Fraser-Alix (Summerdale Court Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Pauline Dillon (Beechcare Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Mary Tanner (Copper Beeches Care Home)
Support Team Member – Karen Frost (Romford Grange Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Kerry Miller (Hopes Green Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – James McElhinney (Alexandra Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – George Newton (Bracknell Care Home)
Volunteer – Jeanette Darrell (Cedar Court Care Home)
Our Values Champion – PAL Team - Anna Loska, Agneiska Richardson, Ursula Gardas (Kingfisher House Care Home)
Regional Manager – Ian Buckland (South East)
Carer/Support Worker – Rachel Hylands (Seapatrick Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Sharon Reid (Annahilt Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Tammy Hagan and Emma Burns (Hawthorn House Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Princess Lidasan (Lisburn Intermediate Care Centre)
Dementia Care Champion – Claire Devlin (Castle Lodge Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Melanie Reyes (Castle Lodge Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Sam Bright (Sandringham Care Home)
Support Team Member of the Year – Bridgeen Young (Arches Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager of the Year – Maphi Sanchez (Arches Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Naomi Graham (Annahilt Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Martin Rice (Holywood Care Home)
Volunteer – Jacob Orr (Comber Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Louisa Rea (Lough Foyle and North Regional Manager)
Regional Manager – Janice Brown (Belfast and Newtownabbey)
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to all the residents cared for in more than 260 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “Our Annual Care Awards are such a special occasion. It is our event where we recognise and celebrate our colleagues who go the extra mile to ensure those living with us have the very best experience.
"The quality of the nominations this year have been outstanding – and I know it has been a difficult process for our Regional Managers and Managing Directors to select our Regional Winners. I congratulate them and look forward to seeing them all at our Annual Care Awards ceremony in February.”
27 Nov 2017
Hallgarth Care Home in Durham had the pleasure of welcoming back their friends ‘The Silver Liners’, a group of 7 Ukulele players for an afternoon of music and song.
The gig included music local to the North East of England including: ‘When the boat comes in’, ‘The Keel Row’ and ‘Blaydon Races’ and got everyone’s feet tapping and hands clapping. Everyone then enjoyed a good old sing along with songs including ‘Hello Mary Lou’, ‘Daisy, Daisy’, ‘Pack up your troubles’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’, with a little rock and roll, the Twist and some Gospel music thrown in.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “It really was an afternoon with a bit of something to suit everyone. Of course they gang couldn’t come along without a tribute to George Formby whom made the Ukulele famous with ‘Leaning on the Lamp Post’. The afternoon was finished off nicely with tea, cheese scones and a good old chat.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to The Vale Care Home in Bolsover, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Emma Hall
Castle Lane, Bolsover, Chesterfield, S44 6PS