At Armstrong House care home in Gateshead, we get to know residents and tailor our care to their needs.
Activity Based Care is important to us at Armstrong House, and residents are encouraged to get involved in the day-to-day life of the care home – things like making tea, laying the tables for dinner, or helping with a spot of gardening.
We tailor our care for each resident and base all our individual and group activities on residents’ hobbies and interests. Residents continue with their existing hobbies and often discover new ones too!
Activities for everyone
Our wide range of activities includes music therapy, arts and crafts, gentle exercise, baking, gardening and more. Residents particularly enjoy having animals visit the home and we regularly have a therapy dog come and see us, as well as dogs belonging to families and carers alike.
Armstrong House is in an excellent location in Bensham, near Gateshead, and we can make the most of everything the North East has to offer.
Enjoying good food
We have two talented chefs who prepare tasty and nutritious meals within the home. One chef is extremely good at baking cakes, while the other has amazing presentation skills which make mealtimes a feast for the eyes.
On special days such as St Patrick's Day, Easter and Chinese New Year, we fill the home with brightly coloured decorations and prepare fun food. On Valentine's Day, we use special moulds to create heart-shaped cakes and jellies, and on Burns Night, residents can enjoy traditional 'neeps', 'tatties', whisky sauce and a 'wee dram'.
Services and support
We are lucky enough to have our own hair salon and nail bar, which is very popular. Some members of our team also get together with residents for the occasional pamper session.
Bookworms are well catered for too, as a mobile library comes by regularly and we can arrange for representatives from local churches or faith groups to visit the home or support residents to attend services in the community.
Armstrong House - part of the community
At our care home in Gateshead, we work hard to maintain strong ties with the local area and to raise awareness of older people's issues.