Care homes

What is a care home?

Things to think about when choosing a care home

Quality Standards

List of care homes with general personal care and support

List of care homes with nursing care

Specialist care homes in Newcastle

 

 

What is a care home?

Moving into a care home may be an option if you need more care and support than can be provided in your own home. Care homes provide you with a bedroom, sometimes with ensuite facilities, communal areas and meals.

Care homes offer you:

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Things to think about when choosing a care home

Here are some useful questions to ask when looking for a care home:

  • What does the care fee include? Are there any extra costs?
  • Is the home easy for visitors to get to and for me to get out and about from?
  • Will I be encouraged to be as independent as possible and make my own choices?
  • Can I choose what and when I eat? Do they cater for special diets? Can I eat privately with guests from time to time? Can I prepare any food and drinks for myself?
  • Am I free to see visitors when and where I choose? Can visitors stay overnight?
  • Can I get up and go to bed when I choose? If not, will I be happy with the arrangement that is in place?
  • Will the managers of the home ask how I would like to handle my money or medicines?
  • Can I keep my own GP?
  • Does the home arrange activities or outings? For example, to the shops, places of worship or entertainment?
  • What physical activities are available?
  • Are books and newspapers available? Are there visits to a library or does a mobile library come to the home?

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Quality Standards

Care homes are run as businesses or by not-for-profit organisations. They may also be commissioned by the Council.  They are registered with and are inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

There are four quality bands that care homes can belong to in Newcastle.  Band 1 is the highest. The care homes are assessed by looking at their:

  • environmental standards including: room size, number of ensuite bathrooms, width or corridors
  • quality of care including: recruitment and training of staff, resident and relative involvement in running the home and feedback from residents and relatives

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Care homes which offer general personal care and support for older adults

 They can help you with:

  • dressing
  • medication
  • friendship
  • night time support, such as toileting

Click on the name of the care home (slide to the right of the screen on a mobile device) to find out more information, including their Care Quality Commission rating

List of general care home providers in Newcastle

  Provider Name of care home
1 The Abbeyfield Newcastle upon Tyne Society Limited

Castle Farm

2 The Abbeyfield Newcastle upon Tyne Society Limited 40 The Grove
3 Tirsul Ltd Bowland Lodge
4 Malhotra Care Homes Limited Cestria House
5 Akari Care Limited Comfort House
6 Wellburn Care Homes Craghall
7 Anchor Trust Cranlea
8 Denecroft Denecroft
9 Manor Care Home Group Ella McCambridge
10 Eothen Homes Ltd Eothen Homes
11 Ewart and Dilworth Ltd Ferguson Lodge
12 HC-One Limited Fleming Court
13 Manor Care Home Group Garden Lodge
14 HC-One Limited Kirkwood Court
15 Hadrian Healthcare Ltd The Manor House
16 Philip Cussins House Philip Cussins House
17 Rosewood Villa Rosewood Villa
18 HC-One Limited Sutherland Court
19 Wellburn Care Homes Whorlton Grange
20 Care Homes UK Ltd Woodley Hall

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Care Homes which offer nursing care for older adults

Care homes with nursing care (also known as nursing homes) have qualified nurses who provide nursing care. You may need a nursing care if you have significant mobility issues,  you are very frail or have complex medical needs.

Click on the name of the care home (slide to the right of the screen on a mobile device)  to find out more information, including their Care Quality Commission rating.

 

List of care home providers with nursing care

  Provider Name of care home
1 Prestwick Care Abbey Court
2 Shaftesbury Care Allan Court
3 Solehawk Ltd Ashton Court
4 Four Seasons Healthcare Ltd Astell Care Centre
5 Malhotra Care Homes Limited Belle Vue
6 Crown Care Group IV Balmoral Court
7 Mariposa [Care Port / Executive Care Group] Briardene
8 Malhotra Care Homes Limited Brooke House
9 Malhotra Care Homes Limited Brunswick House
10 Enhanced Care  Byker Hall Care Home
11 Akari Care Limited Dene Park House
12 Solehawk Ltd  Kenton Hall Nursing Home
13 Solehawk Ltd  Kenton Manor
14 Gainford Care Homes Ltd  Lindisfarne House
15 Malhotra Care Homes Limited Melton House
16 Akari Care Limited

Moorfield House

17 HC-One Limited Orchard Mews
18 Akari Care Limited Pavilion Court
19 Akari Care Limited

Park House

20 Mariposa [Care Port / Executive Care Group]

Sovereign Lodge

21 St Cuthbert's Care St. Catherine’s Care Home
22 Little Sisters of the Poor St Joseph’s Care Home
23 Hillcare Waverly Lodge
24 Westwood Lodge Ltd  Westwood Lodge
25 Akari Care Limited           Wheatfield Court
26 Akari Care Limited           Wordsworth House

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Specialist care homes

Some care homes offer specialist nursing for adults with: complex medical needs, learning disabilities, dementia, mental health concerns and acquired brain injury.

Click on the name of the care home  (slide to the right of the screen on a mobile device) to find out more information, including their Care Quality Commission rating.

 

List of specialist care home provides in Newcastle

  Provider Name of care home
1 Priority Healthcare  Cragston Court
2 Mental Health Matters  Fairfield
3 Mental Health Concern Jubilee Mews
4 Mental Health Concern McGowan Court
5 Aspire    Milldene
6 Leonard Cheshire  The Minories
7 Voyage Care Pembroke Lodge
8 Mariposa Sovereign Court

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