About St Cecilia’s Nursing Home
The care we provide at St Cecilia’s Nursing Home in Scarborough
St Cecilia’s Nursing Home has 44 bedrooms, most of which are en suite, available for nursing or residential care, depending on the needs of the resident.
We specialise in providing 24-hour nursing care, looking after people with acute and life-limiting illnesses. This includes people who have had strokes, cancer, heart failure, chest and breathing difficulties. We also provide stoma care, catheter care, peg feed care and pressure care.
Working with colleagues at Saint Catherine’s Hospice, we also provide compassionate and professional end of life care at St Cecilia’s too and were the first local nursing home to achieve the seven stars of palliative care with the hospice.
Based on assessment, we can also take residents with dementia, but we do also recommend the specialist dementia care services offered by our sister care provider, St Cecilia’s Care Home.
Each resident has a personal care plan, drawn up with input from the resident or their relative, along with other care professionals. They are regularly reviewed and updated, according to the changing needs of our resident.
Meal times are special times at St Cecilia’s and our residents enjoy delicious, home-cooked, nutritious food prepared from scratch with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. There’s always plenty of choice but if a resident doesn’t fancy anything on the menu we can always prepare something of their choosing instead…
We cater for all dietary and religious requirements. Some of our residents enjoy baking with us in the kitchen too!
The happiness and input of our residents’ families are paramount to St Cecilia’s. Relatives are welcome at any time and always encouraged to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests. Pets are welcome too. We hold regular relatives’ meetings to keep everyone fully up to date with the latest information from St Cecilia’s Nursing Home and also publish a bi-monthly newsletter, as well as keeping our website and social media accounts – Facebook and Twitter – up to date!
We seek regular feedback from the residents, their families, visitors to the nursing home and our own staff and strive to improve our care based on that feedback and any other issues that are raised, during inspection for example.
St Cecilia’s Nursing Home is staffed by highly-trained, caring staff, including the nursing team, who put the needs of our residents first and adopt the very latest techniques in providing care.
Everything is geared towards ensuring that our nursing home’s residents are happy and our overall aim is to provide dedicated, personal care, tailored to individual needs.
Activities at St Cecilia’s Nursing Home
There’s always something going on every day at St Cecilia’s!
Aside from the exceptional care on offer we love regular activities, entertainment and outings.
Activities encourage our residents to remain physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially active to keep them stimulated and happy and avoiding isolation.
Typical outings – funded by our residents’ fund – include trips to places like the Sea Life Centre, Eden Camp, Scarborough Cricket Festival and to local farms, tea rooms and so on.
We regularly welcome visiting entertainers, theatre groups, musicians and singers to the home and there’s nothing our residents like more than a sing-song! We also have a Nintendo Wii, which many of the residents enjoy playing on – especially the Wii Fit game!
We love a party and enjoy celebrating our residents’ birthdays and of course special occasions like Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day.
There’s plenty of opportunity for some peace and quiet time too and all our lounges have large, flat-screen TVs and plenty of jigsaws, board games and playing cards, as well as the chance to read a newspaper or magazine.
We know our residents value their independence, dignity and pride and that personal appearance is important. We have a member of staff who is a qualified hairdresser who provides a hairdressing service in a specially-equipped room, with professional hair-drying equipment. We also have a visiting chiropodist.
Looking for other care services?
‘St Cecilia’s Nursing Home is part of St Cecilia’s Care Services, a family that also includes St Cecilia’s Care Home, which provides specialist dementia care, for up to 21 people, and St Cecilia’s Day Care, which provides stimulating and enjoyable day care sessions for older and vulnerable adults.’ Click here for more information.