Kingsland Care Centre

252A Seacliffe Road, Bangor, Northern Ireland, BT20 5HT | Tel: 028 9127 3867

 

Situated in the seaside resort of Bangor, Kingsland Care Centre offers excellent care for the elderly on a permanent or respite basis, delivered by highly trained professionals.

Set in its own grounds overlooking Ballyholme Bay, the centre is just half a mile from Bangor town. It is arranged over 2 floors and has been purpose built to a high standard.

We recognise that our residents are individuals and it is important that they maintain their independence. Our skilled staff treat residents with dignity, privacy and respect, offering them as much independence as possible. We want them to continue to enjoy their favourite pastimes in their new home.

There is plenty to do and our activities therapist puts together a full programme which is adapted to suit the needs of our residents. Activities include quizzes, sing-alongs, reminiscence therapy, indoor games, art and craft, baking and, wherever possible, trips out and about.

Friends and family are also welcome at any time and hot drinks and snacks are always available. Our cook prepares three nutritious meals a day and the menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal produce. Special diets are catered for.

If you would like a tour of Kingsland Care Centre or want to chat about the care we offer please get in touch on 028 9127 3867 or request a call back.

 

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Ruth McKeown – Home Manager Kingsland Care Centre

I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2011 from Magee University.  I began work within the Independent Sector and have a passion for working with frail elderly which started during my early days of nurse training.  The privilege of supporting patients to achieve quality of life through compassionate care brought me a daily sense of achievement.

I joined Larchwood Care in 2015 and progressed to the position of Clinical Lead.  In 2018, I was promoted to the position of Home Manager in Kingsland Care Centre to lead the team of dedicated nursing, care and ancillary staff to develop a “Home from Home” on the beautiful seafront at Ballyholme.

I have developed the staff team to recognise that small things make a big difference when residents come to live in nursing care.  In Kingsland, the activities coordinator brings stimulation and enjoyment to each of the residents and working with local community groups provides a vibrant entertainment and events programme.  The Home takes pride in offering a diverse and nutritious menu with home baking and tasty treats at mealtimes and throughout the day.

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, volunteering for local services, and spending time around the north coast with my two dogs.

At a Glance

Key Services

Specialist Care Areas

  • Cancer Care
  • Epilepsy
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Facilities

  • A patio area at the entrance of the building
  • 39 decorated single rooms (some with sea views)
  • 2 large single rooms (en-suite)
  • 2 dining rooms
  • 4 lounges with views over Ballyholme Bay
  • 2 bathrooms and 4 large shower rooms
  • 10 additional toilets
  • A lift and gentle ramp to allow access
  • All rooms are suitable for wheelchair users
  • Own GP if required
  • Close to local shops and public transport
  • Television points in rooms

 

Testimonials
We really wanted to find somewhere close to home for mum where she would be surrounded by familiar sights and views. Kingsland Care Centre with its views of Ballyholme Beach made my mum feel comfortable straight away. She can still enjoy walks along the beach and is not too far away from family and friends.
My father has dementia and has been happily living at Kingsland Care Centre for the last 3 years. I have to say the staff, especially the manager, have been great. Their continuing support to both my dad and my family has been overwhelming.

Larchwood Care (NI) Limited
First Floor

Unit 16 Crescent Industrial Estate
Ballinderry Road
Lisburn

BT28 2GN

Tel: 028 92 669 360

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