Camphill Care Home is located in Ballymena and is close to shops, amenities, public transport and major road links.
This purpose built care home provides nursing and social care for elderly and severly confused elderly residents.
Accommodation at Camphill is offered in single occupancy rooms..
Camphill features TV lounges and quiet sitting rooms for relaxation. Separate dining rooms, where residents can socialise with others at meal times are also available. Traditional home cooking using fresh produce is served and daily choice menus are available. Special diets can be catered for.
Residents may benefit from the regular visits made to the home by an experienced hair stylist and qualified chiropodist.
The home can also arrange for complementary therapies.
A good range of activities are also offered for residents.
Group: Four Seasons Health Care
Person in charge: Dulce Amor (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Southern Health and Social Care Trust (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 72 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults
Admission Information: Ages 65+.
Single Rooms: 72
Rooms with ensuite WC: 72
Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room
* The Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Northern Ireland.
Recommendation Score: 7.5 (7.461)
The user 'Recommendation Score' (7.5 for Camphill Care Home) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.
Submitted by David McDowell (Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 28 November 2013.
My father-in-law was cared for in Camphill for 3 years until his death in 2012 after a very poor quality placement in a nursing home in Dungannon. At no time did I or other relatives have any real concerns about his care. Of course there are mishaps and communication problems with staff changes but these were minor and infrequent. The staff were excellent, very caring and attentive to his needs. He had progressive dementia, was in the dementia unit and the staff treated him with care and respect. Like most homes the emphasis is on routines revolving around personal care tasks, medication and mealtimes. There is some stimulation provided by activity coordinators. It would be better if this was built into the everyday activities of the home but this may happen in time. It is not yet the norm in most homes but may become required over time. Very notable was the quality of the food provided, all freshly prepared by home staff. The smell of the food pervaded the home, unlike in Dungannon where the food was pre prepared and reheated. Best of all the staff knew the residents really well and they showed care and compassion towards them. They were warm natured and welcoming to family members and did all that they could to look after our relation. When he was ill they kept us informed and when he was seriously ill they did their best to try to make sure we got there in time. We lived some distance away and had returned home after visiting earlier in the day. We were a little too late but they had a member of staff staying in the room with our relative until we arrived. The staff were considerate and compassionate and the fact that some of them were in tears showed how much they really cared. The quality of a nursing home lies in the quality of its staff, not fancy hotel style rooms or doilies on food trays. In this respect Camphill showed itself to have provided a care quality of substance. The rooms may be fairly basic and a bit dated but that did not matter. The quality of care was what really counted.
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Good
Value for Money: Good
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