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
23 Jun 2017
Friday 16th June marked Care Home Open Day, a day that actively encourages people in the local community to pop into their local care home and find out what’s going on.
The theme for this year’s open day was friendship, and Four Seasons homes and their local community certainly forged some long lasting friendships with their local communities through a variety of different events.
The events included:
- The Prince’s Trust heading into Kingsmead Care Home in Swindon sprucing up the garden
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Port welcomed in local school children and councillors for a fun filled afternoon
- A Jazz band kept everyone entertained in Pontypridd at Ty Gwynno Care Home
- It was a more sleepy affair at Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield as the team turned up for work in the PJs before having lots of fun with residents, relatives and visitors to the home
- Music and dancing was definitely on the cards for many of our homes as Benarty View Care Home in Kelty, Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton, Benholm Care Home in Forfar and Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, all had musical entertainment (and an assortment of other activities) for their guests
- Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow had their own petting zoo for everyone to enjoy
- The Laurels Care Home in Hetton-le-Hole held a country and western themed day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed
- Jazz was the music of choice at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston’s festivities.
- Redwell Hills Care Home in Consett, remembered the friends they’d sadly lost and released some balloons with messages in their honour.
The photos you can see above are just a snap shot of what happened at our homes during Care Home Open Day. It’s great to see from the pictures that everyone had lots of fun.
10 Nov 2016
Dawn Creasey, Senior Carer at Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield has been crowned the Regional Specialist Services Champion for the North West of England in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this Year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Dawn demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Regional Specialist Services Champion award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including highlighting an individual who champions the diverse range of services we provide (enduring mental health, intermediate care, end of life care etc) whilst demonstrating their dedication to, and advocacy for, the people they care for.
Dawn was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Dawn can be trusting, respectful, caring and she puts her skills to any job that comes up in the home. She gives 150% all the time in everything that she does. She deserves to be recognised for all of the hard work she puts into caring for her residents and helping the team here at Whittington.”
As the winner for the North West of England, Dawn is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Catherine Smith, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care in Derbyshire, said: “Dawn is a terrific colleague who will do her upmost to support the care team, helping them to continually develop and improve the services they provide to their clients. Well done Dawn, you’re a very worthy winner of this award.”
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the North West of England, said: “Dawn is a fantastic asset for my region. She is a terrific colleague who will do her upmost to support the care home team helping them to continually develop and improve the services they provide. Well done Dawn, you’re a very worthy winner of this award.”
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 approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 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: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”
28 Jun 2016
Football Fever has gripped the nation, with everyone eager to see where their national team will end up in the Euro 2016 competition.
Everyone at Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield, have been routing for the England team, to make headway in the competition.
Wendy Johnson, Home Manager, said: “Although it’s a shame that England were knocked out of the competition last night, everyone here at Whittington still had a fun time supporting them. We understand that football isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s amazing how everyone in the home has got behind the national team.
“Fingers crossed we’ll play better in the next competition.”
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Care home manager: Wendy Johnson
40 Holland Road, Chesterfield, S41 9HF