Welcome to Whitchurch Care Home

Ours is a purpose-built home in Whitchurch, Bristol.

To meet residents' needs, we provide high-quality specialist nursing support, general assistance with everyday living, pre-bookable respite care to give home carers a much-needed break, and end-of-life care at a time when residents and their families need dedicated help and support. Some residents stay with us permanently, while others stay for short periods of time.

Our mature gardens boast beautiful raised flower beds which many residents enjoy tending. There's a large patio, with pergolas and a pavilion providing a shaded area for people in the warmer months.

Individuals can also pursue their hobbies in our communal and quiet lounges - watching TV, listen to music, or maybe reading. All these spaces are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great for spending time in with friends and families when they visit. Each of our private bedrooms has en-suite facilities and is decorated to a high standard.

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Life at Whitchurch Care Home

A carer and a resident

I would be happy and confident in recommending this home. The care is exceptional. Residents are treated with care and dignity is always considered. All staff should be congratulated on their level of care, it really does feel like an extended family.

Katie Nial, Resident / Service User at Whitchurch Care Home

Comforts of home. First class care. Good food. We would recommend this care home to anyone who has a loved one not coping with life at home.

Mary Wright, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Whitchurch Care Home

Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Whenever I visit my friend the staff are always very pleasant and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The food looks delicious and my friend assures me it tastes as good as it looks. The whole house always looks clean and cared for.

Cheryl Maynard, Friend of Resident/Service User at Whitchurch Care Home

I would recommend Whitchurch Care Home as a care home, they are a very caring bunch of people.

Anthony Thornhill, Son of Resident/Service User at Whitchurch Care Home

I have visited my sister several times this year. Each time I have been impressed by the care and attention given to her by staff and management. They have impressed me with their professionalism and compassion. Residents in such a home are a challenge to the staff and those here manage very well. The facilities and building are in need of an update, as also is the garden.

Keith Platt, Brother of Resident/Service User at Whitchurch Care Home

Types of care

Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Whitchurch Care Home whether they...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Whitchurch Care Home in Bristol. 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
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Wi-fi

Our news

intermediate care HSJ guides

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

care home awards

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:

Tim Hammond, CEO 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 were collection through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored on a larger scale with the reviews we’re getting on carehome.co.uk. I want to encourage the homes to keep up all of the hard work, and continue providing good quality care everywhere.”

Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.

step down care radio 4

5 Apr 2017

On any given day, 2500 hospital beds are occupied by patients for whom treatment has finished but are often too frail to return home. When they do, it can often lead to a breakdown in the individual’s care and a return to hospital.

This leads to, what is termed ‘bed blocking’, where beds are occupied by people medically fit for discharge and the hospital is unable to free beds for those requiring urgent treatment.

Working alongside local authorities and care commissioning groups, Four Seasons has successfully trialled ‘rehabilitation homes’ offering step-down care for elderly people ready to leave hospital but not yet ready to return home.

In addition to caring for the needs of the elderly person, carers are able to observe the person sufficiently to provide an effective assessment of their individual care needs and re-build their confidence as they return to their community.

Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “In an ideal world care homes would be a hub in their local community that would provide the care and support individuals need. This can range from short-term solutions like step down care and intermediate care, where someone is with us for as little as 6 weeks, to a longer term solution where we address their care needs on a more permanent basis.”

Step down care philosophy is helping embed an effective and pragmatic approach to care within the Health and Social Care System and feedback has been positive.

One lady who, after spending three weeks in hospital following a fall, resided at a Four Seasons Care Home in Cricklewood had the following to say: “Coming to the home was a nice simple change, but it made a big difference. Obviously everyone is different, but coming to a care home you have the opportunity to get up and socialise with the people in there, as opposed to just sitting in bed all day. I enjoyed my time at the home, especially as I was never on my own.” Whilst this lady was in the care home, the provisions were being put into place to ensure she had all the support she needed at home.

Another lady, who used a similar service in a Four Seasons Home, enthused: “It’ puts you on your feet and gives you back your confidence.

The story of our rehabilitation homes was recently featured on Radio 4. You can listen to the full article, including resident stories and interviews, at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ksc5p

Should you wish to learn more about our approach to step-down care visit www.fshc.co.uk/safedischargebeds/

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Whitchurch Care Home in Bristol, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

manager

Care Home Manager

Julie Braithwaite

95 Bristol Road, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0PS

01275 892600

01275 832675

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