Welcome to Victoria Care Home
Our home is next to the local church and school at Rainford, in St Helens, Merseyside, and staffed by dedicated nurses and other care staff. These provide nursing care, dementia nursing and respite care.
We have several lounge areas and two dining rooms, some overlooking the garden. Bedrooms are all single, some with en-suite facilities There is also a separate relaxation/Snoezelen room, with projector. All rooms are centrally heated.
At Victoria Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Victoria Care Home
Our activity coordinator ensures each week there's a full programme of group and individual activities. Residents have a Wii console, for various games and exercise.
Our Edward unit has specially decorated corridors, with themes including Hollywood and Coronation Street.
We have close links with the local church, which brings communion to those unable to get out.
Good communication with staff. (Karen) I live a great distance from my father, whom is a resident at this home. The staff are very helpful and descriptive in giving me details of how my father's condition has been throughout the years, over the phone, whilst he has been a resident there. Great outside space, garden! Nice welcoming TV and entrance. Dad has a nice spacious room with all his belongings/pics. Christmas looks fun there (I couldn't attend, and felt guilty, but, it looked like he was happy doing his own thing anyway which made me feel better!) He probably had his eye on another woman resident knowing my dad!
It didn't smell, it didn't feel controlled, staff seemed genuine, Dad looked happy, comfortable, fed, watered and very happy... What more could we want for ourselves in our old age or our parents?
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
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 Victoria 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....
Victoria Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Victoria Care Home in St Helens. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
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
Victoria Care Home in St Helens has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Victoria 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 an Easter themed party on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West 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.
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.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Victoria Care Home in St Helens, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Victoria Kelly
Victoria Street, Rainford, St Helens, WA11 8DA
01744 886 225
01744 886 193