Welcome to Whittington Care Home
You'll find Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Around the clock, and to meet residents' needs, we provide high quality specialist support, general assistance with everyday living, dedicated residential and nursing care for those with dementia, and respite care to give home carers a much-needed break. Some of residents stay long-term, others short-term.
Residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout our home. These areas are used for relaxing, socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families when they visit.
At Whittington 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 Whittington Care Home
Our activities programme is tailored to residents' preferences, with everything from quizzes to musical events, and we have a full and varied events calendar. Professional entertainers visit regularly.
We also organise regular trips to local places of interest, including the library, park and local museum, and arrange special meal nights when we invite relatives and friends to come along.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
During the last few months Whittington Care Home has seen many changes for the better. I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work, care and loving kindness both to my husband and myself. Nowhere could ever be perfect but Whittington is becoming very close and I would recommend it.
Joan's been a resident here since August 2012, whilst there were a few hiccups early on I could not imagine her being more comfortable elsewhere. The improvements in the staff and surroundings the last 6 month's has been superb hope this continues to make better facilities for the residents in the garden area and encourage staff to ensure residents can use them. In fine summer weather safety issues permitting the outside area should be an extension of the home.
My wife has been in care for 13 months, she is very happy and the staff are excellent, they work long hours and never seem to get stressed. I visit my wife 6 days a week at different times and the staff are still very good at shift end. The food and drinks are also very good. Rooms are spotless, and patients are treated with utmost dignity. We have a meeting every month to discuss all issues and the manager is on hand if we need to talk to her.
We have seen a vast improvement of the home these last 2 years.
The staff do an excellent job, sometimes under very difficult circumstances. They manage to remain cheerful and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend the home.
We are very pleased with the care our father is receiving. He has improved quiet a lot since being a resident in this home.
My mum, sister and myself would like to thank all the staff of Whittingham Care Centre for the wonderful care they provide for my father. He was rushed in four weeks ago as an emergency respite patient. Staff provided excellent care for him. They very quickly got to know him, taking time to talk with him. They had excellent 'conversation skills' - he has Alzheimer's - and managed to encourage him to be mobile. The support given to a family was also excellent giving support and advice, even arranging multi agency meeting and collecting medication from home. Thank you all.
Excellent care home, friendly staff and clean conditions. Rooms are big and nicely decorated.
My Mother went in for respite for one week, she was well cared for. The staff are very friendly, this was my Mothers first visit to a home with view to further visits.
Dad finds the staff superbly friendly and the food excellent.
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 Whittington 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....
Whittington Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield. 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
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.
16 Nov 2017
Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Whittington 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 a ‘Sound of Music’ party on Wednesday 1st November 2017 for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals, the local mayor and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for England North West 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.
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?
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Wendy Johnson
40 Holland Road, Chesterfield, S41 9HF