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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Tee McClure, Home Manager Glebe Care Centre

Having started my caring carer in a nursing home at the age of 16; I gained valuable skills and knowledge that inspired me to complete my nurse training. I qualified as a Registered Adult Nurse in 2003. Since then, I have worked in several care settings such as orthopaedics, stroke care, district nursing, surgical and intermediate care settings. These care settings have enabled me to progress in my career by enhancing my knowledge and skill base which in turn I share with other staff members.

I joined Larchwood Care NI as a staff nurse, I was than promoted to a junior compliance role within the Group, prior to undertaking the role of Home Manager. Most recently, I have joined the dedicated staff in the Glebe Care Centre. My aim is to empower the residents who have experienced a brain injury to get the best out of life by promoting healthy lifestyles and independence and to provide the highest levels of person centred care.

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

20 October 2021

The roll out of the vaccination programme in Northern Ireland has been another important mechanism which has helped the reduction in risk to us all within society.  We are delighted that within the Care Homes a very significant percentage of residents have been vaccinated and whilst we remain committed to the continued diligence of wearing PPE and enhanced infection control measures the impact of COVID-19 in the last 3 months has reduced.  Whilst acknowledging these pleasing outcomes most recent news of outbreaks in some local areas and a rise of cases associated with societal mixing reminds us not to be complacent.

In the last 24 hours we have received the updated guidance in respect of the step on the visiting pathway “Gradual Easing”.  Having considered the content of this document we have risk assessed our own local arrangements and are pleased to outline the plans in place for the Larchwood Care NI Homes below:

Virtual, Window, End of Life Visiting and Care Partners

There have not been any changes in the arrangements for the above visiting opportunities.  All continue to be available within the Homes and can be booked, where necessary, through the Home Administrator.

 

General Visiting

 

In line with the Regional guidelines referenced above Larchwood Care NI is also facilitating General and Room Visits.  The difference between a General Visit and a Room Visit is the location in which they take place within the Home.  A General Visit will take place within the designated visiting area of the Home and a Room Visit, for those residents unable to come to the visiting area, will take place in the Resident’s room.

 

All General and Room visits must be pre-booked and you will be asked a series of risk assessment questions as part of this booking process.  Booking can take place Monday – Friday 1000 – 1100 hours or 1400-1500 hours, by phoning the Care Home.  The following guidelines will help you to understand the process and arrangements for both types of visits

 

  • Book in advance.
  • Undertake risk assessment over the phone.
  • 4 visitors from a maximum of 2 households may visit up to four times per week for maximum 60 minutes.
  • Visitors may include children. Children are included within the maximum 4 persons per visit.
  • Arrive to the Home wearing a face mask 20 minutes prior to your visiting slot.
  • All visitors will be swabbed using a rapid antigen COVID-19 test.
  • You will be asked to wait until the result of your test is confirmed as negative
  • You may touch and hold hands with the resident and brief hugging is now permitted.

 

 

In facilitating this wide range of visiting activities and care partner arrangements you will understand the burden placed on staff time to undertake the administration and facilitation of these.  Each Home will therefore have a maximum number of general and virtual visits available per week and we would ask that all relatives, family and friends are understanding of this.

 

In addition to visiting, independently mobile residents may avail of meeting with relatives in the grounds and gardens of the Homes.  Residents may also now enjoy brief trips outside of the Home with loved ones.  These trips will be accommodated where restrictions such as social distancing and the wearing of face masks and the use of hand sanitiser can be facilitated.  Such visits will be risk assessed by the care home and further direction on these can be sought through the Home Manager.

 

Care Partner arrangements within the Homes continue and visits by Church Ministers and Faith Groups are in addition to the above visiting arrangements.

 

All visitors, including Care Partners, in their daily lives are reminded of the need to ensure good personal hygiene, use of face coverings as required and to exercise their judgement on the need to use public transport for the benefit of all residents and staff in the Home.