Glebe Care Centre

12 Glebe Road, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT36 6UW | Tel: 028 9084 8212

 

Glebe Care Centre is situated in Newtownabbey with views of Cavehill. Offering premium care for the elderly on a permanent or respite basis, this care centre is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors.

With beautiful gardens, residents can enjoy leisurely walks or games arranged by our activities co-ordinator. At Glebe Care Centre, we want residents to have the freedom to choose what to do and when – and there’s plenty to keep them occupied. We run a full programme of activities including quizzes, sing-alongs, reminiscence therapy, indoor games, art and craft, baking and, wherever possible, trips out and about.

Our philosophy is simple – we want everyone to enjoy life to the full. Our team of highly trained professionals never forgets that all residents are individuals and we treat them with dignity, privacy and respect, offering them as much freedom as possible.

Friends and family are welcome at any time to enjoy a meal with their loved one or take part in one of the many activities. Hot drinks and snacks are always available and our cook prepares three nutritious meals a day. The menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal produce. Special diets are catered for.

If you would like a tour of Glebe Care Centre or want to chat about the care we offer please get in touch on 028 9084 8212 or request a call back.

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Tina McGuigan, Home Manager Glebe Care Centre

I qualified in 2011 as a Mental Health Nurse having taken up my first post in South Wales. On returning to Northern Ireland, I commenced post in Glebe Care Centre where I gained the knowledge and experience to allow me to progress to Home Management level and have been working as this level for the past 3 years.

I lead a dedicated team of nurses, care assistants, catering, housekeeping, maintenance and activity staff, without whom the high standard of care we deliver would not be possible. The majority of staff in the home have been working at Glebe for many years, have an indepth knowledge of resident needs and are extremely dedicated and committed to those they care for. This enables us to truly offer personal-centred care. The activity programme offers a diverse choice for both group and individual preferences.

In addition, we cater to the needs of those with brain injury and physical disability needs. I am proud that the staff teams at Glebe have been able to provide residents with a home, outside of a hospital environment, when being able to return to their own homes is not currently an option.

At a Glance

Key Services

Specialist Care Areas

  • Cancer Care
  • Epilepsy
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Speech Impairment
  • Stroke
  • Visual Impairment

Facilities

  • Own GP if required
  • Own furniture if required
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Close to local shops
  • Minibus or other transport
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents
  • Phone point in own room / mobile
  • Television point in room
Testimonials
We can’t thank the staff at Glebe Care Centre enough for looking after our father during the last years of his life. A keen gardener, he loved spending time in the beautiful gardens and he was always kept busy with games, activities and special days out.
I looked at lots of different care homes for my mum but it was only when I visited Glebe Care Centre that I thought it was the right fit. The staff, the homely atmosphere, the gardens and activities were just what we were looking for – and best of all my mum loves her new home.

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We acknowledge how difficult it has been for you to be separated from your loved one over this challenging period dealing with the pandemic of COVID-19. We hope you have been satisfied with all communication efforts from the Home that has helped between the residents and yourself in the absence of visiting.

From the initial announcement of the Home closing, the main focus has always been the safety of all residents and staff within our care. I do hope you find it comforting to know that all of our Homes have managed extremely well throughout this crisis to date. We are delighted to share with you that out of 370 residents and over 550 staff across 8 Homes, we have had only 3 positive COVID-19 cases, each of whom have thankfully been nursed back to health and are currently doing well. Our staff teams have been superb and continue to demonstrate their dedication and commitment in keeping your loved one protected.

Following the recent announcement by the Health Minister, knowing that the safety of your resident continues to be your upmost priority, this will be the main focus when considering future visiting arrangements. To allow time for these important decisions to be made informatively, virtual visiting remains the preferred option as it provides the greatest protection for residents and staff while keeping footfall to a minimum.

However, if you are unsatisfied with virtual visiting arrangements, we can accommodate outdoor visiting on weekdays only, which will need to be arranged directly through the Home Manager in advance.

The following outdoor visiting conditions will apply:

  • The resident or you, the next of kin, must nominate two named visitors.
  • A maximum of 2 visitors per resident will be permitted at each visit.
  • Only 1 visit per resident per week will be accommodated.
  • Visitors will be required to provide their own face covering which is mandatory.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or feeling unwell in any way the visit should not take place.
  • A maximum 20 minute visiting period will be allocated.
  • No children will be permitted.
  • Social distancing principles of 2 metres must be observed at all times.

 

As an increase in the “R – factor” has been recently reported and further lockdowns have been reinstated in some areas, we are aware that a risk remains to the general public. We remain conscious that complacency could particularly impact residents living in our Care Homes and so we are continuing to monitor the situation and will notify you of any further updates in relation to visiting arrangements.

Finally, I would like to thank you for showing your support, understanding and patience which has been greatly appreciated at this time.

Many thanks as ever for your assistance,

Nuala Green
Managing Director