Oakleaves Care Centre

42 Racecourse Road, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 8DA | Tel: 028 7135 4725

Oakleaves Care Centre opened in the summer of 2021.

Oakleaves Care Centre is a 42-bedded privately owned care home located in the city side of Derry/Londonderry, specialising in providing care to those with Dementia on a permanent basis.

At Oakleaves Care Centre it is important that residents have freedom of choice and the opportunity to achieve independence as the recovery model of nursing is implemented.

Our ethos of ‘shared care with families’ means we involve families, through consultation, in planning the care their loved ones will receive, whilst our ‘open door’ policy encourages families and friends participate in all aspects of their lives.

All of our meals are made fresh each day and our head chef regularly reviews our menu to reflect seasonal produce.

Our full time activity co-ordinator encourages residents to engage and participate in our wide programme of activities and events throughout the day, whatever their level of mobility.

Activities include reminiscence therapy, indoor games, art and craft, music therapy, religious ceremonies (all denominations), reflexology, gardening, relaxation and trips out and about. Each evening, we show films for the enjoyment of “old time movies and musicals”.

We are proud of our care home, our team and the service and treatment we provide to our residents.

We would love to have the opportunity to show you around the home and for you to meet with our staff team if you are considering placement in Oakleaves Care Centre for a loved one.

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Jenny Lynch, Home Manager, Oakleaves Care Centre

I qualified as a registered nurse in 2015 from the University of Ulster. I have found the role of a Registered Nurse very rewarding and a large part of this is ensuring high standards of quality care are met and continually challenged.

I have spent the last eighteen years working in various social care settings, which has enabled me to be part of the care delivery process for most of my career. After developing my clinical knowledge and skills in hospital settings, I soon discovered I missed the ‘home from home’ environment within nursing and care centres. I missed the close bond and relationships that are built with not only our residents and families but within the community itself.

I joined Larchwood Care NI in 2019 as a Registered Nurse. Within this post I re-engaged with the challenge and diversity of working with people who have a diagnosis of dementia and through progression became clinical lead. More recently my development led to appointment of Home Manager. My career from a young carer to registered nurse and now to the post of Home Manager has provided me with priceless experiences. One of the most rewarding aspects I have found is the personal connection with residents and families on a daily basis. Families develop a relationship built on trust, staff and the care community become an extended part of that family. This inspires me to explore my practice further to ensure we are growing as a team, ensuring practices are the very best they can be, whilst promoting an environment of respect, dignity and choice.

At a Glance

Key Services

Specialist Care Areas

  • Bipolar/ Manic Depression
  • Schizophrenia Illness
  • Cancer Care
  • Challenging Behaviours
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain injury
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Speech Impairment


  • Own GP
  • Own Furniture (not required)
  • Close to local amenities
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Ground Floor accommodation
  • Television point in each room
  • Multi -disciplinary team involvement
  • We have an experienced team of professional nurses, care staff, housekeeping, kitchen staff and the service team.