At Armstrong House in Bensham, near Gateshead, fun, food and entertainment are the focus. Music therapy, visits from small zoo animals, or a trip to a nearby garden centre or beach, are just some of the regular activities. Talented chefs prepare delicious themed meals on special days and the care home even has its own bar.
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Step inside Hadrian House care home in Blaydon, near Gateshead, and you’ll love the bright and happy atmosphere. There are hens in the garden, a friendly cat called Charlie collects cuddles from the residents, and Albert, one of the care team, loves to sing. It all makes Hadrian House a care home with a difference.
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When Kings Court in Barnard Castle was the King’s Head Hotel, Charles Dickens was a guest and he even mentioned it in Nicholas Nickelby. Today, the building still retains many of the original features – the former ballroom is now the residents’ lounge – and continues to play a lead role in the local community.
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Residents at Hadrian Park care home in Billingham live life to the full. Few care homes have their own bar, but the Chester Arms, as well as the care home’s vintage-style tearoom, are great places for residents to catch up with family or take part in activities.
Ventress Hall in Darlington is a care home full of character. Residents really embrace life and there’s a wonderfully close-knit atmosphere. Everyone’s welcome, whether they’re day care guests, permanent residents, with us for a short respite stay, or are community volunteers or residents’ friends and family.
Keeping active is at the heart of life at Elwick Grange care home. Residents are welcome to help out around the home or garden if they wish to. There’s always plenty to keep people busy, from carpet bowls or a film afternoon to a trip to the beach on a sunny day.
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The Willows care home in Middlesbrough now provides expert general nursing care as well as residential and nursing care for older people living with dementia. Our care team focuses on making every day different for residents. This can include watching performances from local entertainers, enjoying days out, and even sharing special dinners with loved ones.
Collingwood Court care home in North Shields receives lots of visitors so there are always new faces to meet, and an exciting buzz about the home. A great place to socialise is the old-style ‘pub’ – a popular venue for quizzes and ‘pie and peas’ evenings. Or how about an outing? The Tynemouth Toy Museum is great for a trip down memory lane.
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Keeping active and busy is central to life at Ponteland Manor care home. There are great links with community-based organisations in Ponteland such as the University of the Third Age, and residents are encouraged to continue with their hobbies and interests.
The Terrace care home in Richmond occupies a grand Victorian building that retains many of its original features. That means that every room is different, so there’s sure to be a bedroom that appeals to your loved one. Its charm also makes it popular with visitors – from day care guests to Pets as Therapy animals.
As soon as you enter Church View care home in Murton, Seaham, you’ll notice the welcoming family atmosphere. The vast majority of residents and staff are local, so there’s a very homely, relaxed atmosphere. Family members are always welcome: there’s a big box of toys waiting for grandchildren or even great-grandchildren to play with.
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Grangewood in Shiney Row, Houghton-le-Spring is a care home with a friendly, local face. Many residents have lived in the area all their lives and most of the team have worked at the home for years. The family atmosphere means residents quickly settle in and get involved in all the events and activities.
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Residents of Cheviot Court care home in South Shields love being busy. Some grow herbs and tomatoes in the garden while others bake cakes. And there’s a big emphasis on trying something new, from ten pin bowling to tai chi and trips to the theatre. Everyone looks forward to the regular karaoke nights when family and friends come along for a sing.
0333 434 3015
The dedicated team at Stanley Park care home in County Durham provides superb care for older people with a wide range of needs. Everything is tailored to the individual – from the care and support a resident receives, to the activities they enjoy and the meals our catering team prepares.
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