Welcome to Abigail Lodge Care Home

Abigail Lodge in the centre of Consett is a comfortable, well-equipped and beautifully decorated home. We have a large sensory garden where residents love watching the chickens and rabbits running around from the comfort of our two furnished patios.

For relaxing or enjoying hobbies we have four bright, spacious lounges, while all our bedrooms are en-suite, with most offering excellent views of the garden and surrounding countryside. People living here are more than welcome to personalise their rooms with favourite home comforts.

At Abigail Lodge Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.

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Life at Abigail Lodge Care Home

A carer and a resident

I chose Abigail Lodge for my husband as it was near to home, I could not have picked a better home. It has no smell of a residential home. All the staff are so friendly and loving and nothing is any trouble, any problems can be discussed straight away and sorted out. I have already recommended this home to my mother in law and she was taken in at short notice as she was so poorly. She has been in for a week and loves it and so does all the family, we are all very happy.

Joan Gray, Wife of Resident/Service User at Abigail Lodge Care Home

My husband has been in Abigail Lodge Care Home 2 and a half years, 92 years old, so I feel I am qualified to make comments on staffing etc. I travel by bus each day and stay 4 hours. If I am not satisfied with anything I comment on it and yes I am listened to. As for recommending this home, yes 4 times and they all became residents, 2 upstairs, 2 down. Two older nurses from downstairs are kind and gentle. All staff are kind, caring, they always have time for a cuddle and kiss. What is good they laugh with residents. Speaking to my husband his face lights up. I cannot leave this unsaid- Deputy manager has been excellent in her job being dropped in by last manager at the deep end, she visits each resident with a smile and a word.

Joy Wilkinson, Wife of Resident/Service User at Abigail Lodge Care Home

Needs more staff, troublesome patients take staff away from less problem residents. Need carpets removed on landings and walkways in Victory Unit.

Gwennie Hutchinson, Wife of Resident/Service User at Abigail Lodge Care Home

My dad has been well cared for at Abigail Lodge since his stroke in December 2014. The staff are excellent and show so much care and kindness to my dad. I feel reassured that he is reverencing quality care. The food is at times of poor quality and can be inconsistent, although it has improved recently. It is always far too hot in the living room.

Karen Gray, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Abigail Lodge Care Home

Would strongly recommend this nursing all the staff are so friendly and caring (from cleaners to managers!) The home is clean and rooms are spacious. Many activities and outings are arranged. My mum is 91 and has Alzheimer's and and settled very well there. Everyone is made welcome.

Rhona Moffat, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Abigail Lodge Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Short-stay care

Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Abigail Lodge...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Abigail Lodge Care Home in Consett. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All ensuite
  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Wi-fi

Our news

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23 May 2016

Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, claimed the Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health and Learning Disability Award, beating tough competition at the Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Northern Ireland, said: “Everyone at Four Seasons wants to congratulate Lorraine on her success. She is an outstanding example in this field and her award is very well deserved.”

Lorraine qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1998, and now leads Four Seasons diverse mental health services. She is an advocate for ensuring people who have mental health issues have a voice and can make decisions enabling their independence.

Carol Cousins added: “Lorraine beat the competition in this category because of her continued hard work and dedication in this field. She has ran a number of projects which have increased people’s independence, with the ultimate goal of them living on their own or with residential support. Well done again Lorraine. We are all very proud of you.”

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers page.

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6 May 2016

Abigail Lodge Care Home in Consett is celebrating the success of Care Assistant Anne Thompson after she successfully graduated from the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) programme.

Viki Gates, Home Manager said: “Everyone here congratulates Anne on her success. We’ve supported her every step of the way and it’s great to see her hard work pay off. Anne is a great asset to the home, and provides fantastic support to the residents here. She’s a great part of the team. Well done again! I can’t wait to see you putting your new skills to use.”

The newly qualified CHAP is now able to provide some general nurse duties, such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

Amanda Cunningham, North East Managing Director, said: “Here at Four Seasons we take great pride in our CHAPs programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. You have come through this long journey, and I want to thank you for your commitment and continued dedication. I also was to thank the mentors for their continuous help and support.

“By working together we can all help provide good quality care everywhere, ensuring resident get the service they deserve. Congratulations again to you all.”

Are you considering a career in care? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.

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29 Apr 2016

People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in this profession.

Here at Four Seasons Care Assistant can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs) programme.

On Monday 25th April , a graduation ceremony was held at Lingfield House in Darlington, celebrating the achievements of 20 newly qualified CHAPs.

Amanda Cunningham, North East Managing Director, said: “Here at Four Seasons we take great pride in our CHAPs programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all 20 of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off.

“The programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.

“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey, and I want to reiterate that we all value you as a company, and thank you for your commitment. I also was to thank the mentors for their continuous help and support.

“By working together we can all help provide good quality care everywhere, ensuring resident get the service they deserve. Congratulations again to you all.”

The 15 homes benefiting from the CHAPs skills are:

The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

If you’d like to work for Four Seasons, take a look at our current vacancies section.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Abigail Lodge Care Home in Consett, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Viki Gates

Abigail Lodge Care Home, Gloucester Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7NJ

01207 765064

01207 502 439

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