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.

Larchwood Care (NI) Limited
First Floor

Unit 16 Crescent Industrial Estate
Ballinderry Road
Lisburn

BT28 2GN

Tel: 028 92 669 360

In light of the recent development of new cases of the Coronavirus throughout Northern Ireland, we are writing to advise that all non-urgent visits to the Homes will be temporarily suspended with effect from Tuesday 1st September 2020. Following our previous correspondence with the introduction of outdoor visiting, we did confirm that we would continue to monitor the situation and notify you of any further updates in relation to visiting arrangements.

Additionally, we are cancelling local community and external entertainment. Outings from the Homes to day centres and social outings are unfortunately also being suspended. Our staff will do all they can to ensure that life in our Homes remain as comfortable and sociable as possible. We will still ensure that vital medical appointments will be kept where possible.

We fully acknowledge what a difficult time this has been and how hard it is to be separated from your loved one during these unprecedented times. However, with the recent increases of the “R-factor” and the higher incidences of clusters in numerous community areas, we remain cautious that complacency could particularly impact residents living in our Care Homes. It is anticipated that a further spike in cases will occur when the majority of schools return on a full-time basis from next week.

Specifically, we would ask that you to adhere to the following:

  • You may benefit from telephoning the Home to enquire regarding your loved one during business hours 9am-5pm.
  • Children will not be permitted to visit our Homes.
  • If your visit to the Home is urgent or non-preventable, you are asked to sanitise your hands using alcohol gel on entry and to proceed directly to the room of your loved one.  Please note only one visitor per resident will be permitted access at any one time.
  • Please note while in the building you must not access the communal lounges, dining rooms or ancillary areas of the Home.
  • Those who are displaying any signs of colds, flu or respiratory disease will not be permitted access and are asked to follow Public Health Agency guidelines on their website.

Having taken such decisions early previously, which prevented spread to and from the community, the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff in Larchwood Care remains paramount.

Please be assured that these measures are being implemented to keep your loved ones and all other residents as safe as possible. We have not taken this decision lightly and appreciate that this may cause some discomfort but feel this is a necessary step to take of social responsibility. Our staff teams have been superb and continue to demonstrate their dedication and commitment in keeping your loved one protected.

We plan to review this decision again at the end of September. If you have any questions please contact the Home Manager as I know they will be only too happy to help.

Thank-you for your continued support, understanding and patience at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Nuala Green

Managing Director