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Rathmena House

About Rathmena House

Rathmena House is located in the leafy suburbs of bustling market town Ballyclare, County Antrim. It is surrounded by attractive gardens and patio areas. The home is close to Ballyclare town centre populated with local independent shops and Six Mile Water Park which is home to a gentle flowing river with pleasant walks throughout grasslands and meadows. The home has undergone renovations in recent years to promote a calm environment that is conducive to well-being and mood enhancement.

Who we care for:

Rathmena House has the capacity to provide nursing care for 29 residents. The care provided includes:

  • Nursing and Frail Elderly over 65 years 
  • Nursing physically disabled under 65 years 

Our residents receive 24-hour care, delivered by our professional team of highly qualified Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.

Local GPs and other healthcare professionals visit the home regularly.

The Home

Most rooms are single, however, there are a small number of shared rooms particularly suitable to couples, siblings or those who enjoy the company of another person. We want all residents to feel at home in their own rooms, and encourage them to personalise them with their favourite possessions.

There are relaxing and comfortable day rooms and dining rooms for residents to enjoy with daily home activities taking place and offering a chance to socialise and catch up with family. Our kitchen team cook fresh delicious and nutritious meals daily catering for a variety of different dietary requirements including IDDSI diets.

Residents can also enjoy the attractive garden and patio areas in the warmer weather with beautiful flower beds, plants and local wildlife.


We take a holistic approach to caring for our residents and are passionate about providing engaging daily activities for those who wish to participate. The home has dedicated Activities Therapists who coordinate a calendar of activities and events for residents. These activities help to enrich resident’s lives through:

  • Exercise classes & armchair aerobics

  • Entertainment & local community visits

  • Gardening & music therapy

  • Arts, crafts & games

  • Hair & spa treatments

  • Reminiscence therapy

Activities not only mentally stimulate and physically motivate our residents but also enhance their quality of life and wellbeing.


Key Information

Disabilty Access

Single Rooms


Activities Coordinator

Our Staff

We have a wide variety of people under our roof to ensure a high quality of care is provided. All staff complete mandatory training courses from health and safety, safeguarding through to dementia, moving and handling and more. This is delivered through our internally developed Optimum Inspire College providing face-to-face and online training. All nursing and care staff are registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC).

Our homes are part of the ‘My Home Life’ programme which is part of an international initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people. Staff involved in the programme develop new and better ways of working benefiting the residents who live with us in our homes.

Finally, all our staff embody our company values of Teamwork & Partnership, Quality & Best Practice, Openness & Honesty, and Kindness, Understanding & Respect. Our values provide clarity for all our people and send a clear message to our residents and their families about the care and support they should expect from us.

Join our team at Rathmena House

Our Management Team

Emma Turner

Acting Home Manager

Kerri Wright

Deputy Manager

Get in Touch

Contact the home using the following details. 

Contact Details

T: 028 9332 2980
Please call to check current visiting hours

Our Address

26 Rathmena Gardens
Co Antrim
BT39 9HU

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