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.
Life at Abigail Lodge Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator ensures all residents have something personally stimulating and enjoyable to look forward to. This may involve individual hobbies and interests, but we also ensure there are plenty of group activities to encourage social interaction. Our dementia unit has a strong focus on life history, which helps residents enormously.
Among the many other activities we offer are handicrafts, gardening, quizzes, concerts and day trips to local places of interest.
The number and variety of activities provided by the home is excellent.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Abigail Lodge...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
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
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
6 Oct 2015
Eileen Dunlop, Head of Human Resource and Training for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland and Wales, is in the running for the Royal College of Nursing Council elections to become a representative for Northern Ireland. The Royal College of Nursing hold these elections each year to give candidates the chance to ensure members’ voices are heard and have an influence on policy.
Eileen has held various nursing leadership roles for 24 years of her career and is eager to develop further relations within this sector. She told us “As I’m currently Head of Human Resources and Training, I have been instrumental in developing good relations between our organisation and the RCN. I believe that independent sector nurses should have the support of a representative organisation. I am eager to support diversity within nursing and I will take every opportunity to ensure the voice of all nurses is heard”.
For further information on the elections, please visit Royal College of Nursing.
Voting can only be done if you are a nurse member of the Royal College of Nursing.
Nurse members will have received the ballot papers which need to be returned to the Electoral Reform Services by Monday 9th November.
Good luck Eileen, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.
5 Oct 2015
Nursing Times has announced its list of the country’s most inspirational nursing leaders in 2015 at a reception in London. The 48 individuals come from all aspects of the nursing profession including front-line patient care, management, research and academia, national organisations and charities.
Representing Four Seasons Health Care, Gary Mitchell – Dementia Care Advisor, has been chosen as one of the 48 Inspirational Leaders.
Nursing Times compiled the list in association with Allocate Software and NHS Employers. Many of the leaders were nominated by NT readers, and the list was selected by a panel of expert judges. The nominees were judged on the impact of their work on nursing policy, practice or care; their influence on and understanding of how health and social care fit together; the sustainability of their achievement and the extent to which they act as role models for others.
Jenni Middleton, NT Editor, said “The list celebrates a group of the most influential, intelligent and impactful people in the profession, and demonstrates the huge contribution these professionals have in defining and implementing excellent patient care. I hope they will inspire others in the profession to have the confidence to achieve their full potential”.
Congratulations Gary Mitchell for this amazing achievement.
For information about working for Four Seasons Health Care click here.
17 Sep 2015
Gary Cousins, Infection Control and Clinical Development Nurse at Four Seasons Health Care NI, is running an Infection Protection and Control day for nursing link staff at a number of Four Seasons care homes today, 17th September 2015.
The focus of the day is to improve the effectiveness of the link role, and to drive quality improvements in day to day nursing practice. Four Seasons are delighted to have the involvement of Rose Gallagher, Infection Control Adviser from the Royal College of Nursing as part of the day. Rose is running a workshop called ‘build a link person’ which asks link staff to assess their capabilities and limitations in communicating with and influencing others.
Other focuses of the day will be on ‘using clinical audits effectively - quality improvement versus quality assurance’ and ‘A Clostridium Difficile outbreak- what did we learn?’.
To read the blog of the day click here. A short podcast interview with Gary and Rose will follow the day to give a brief explanation of why the training was put together, how the collaborative working will benefit both Four Seasons and the Royal College of Nursing, and other key learnings.
Contact our home
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: Barry Southern
Abigail Lodge, Gloucester Road, Delves Lane, Consett, DH8 7NJ
01207 502 405
01207 502 439