Welcome to Hallgarth Care Home
You'll find Hallgarth Care Home set in a quiet residential area, close to the heart of the beautiful, historic and bustling city of Durham.
Here our highly trained team provides specialist end-of-life care at a time when residents and their families need extra help and support; and also short-term respite care. We work hard to ensure everyone living here is comfortable and well looked after.
Ours is a purpose-built care home. Catering for every personality and lifestyle, we offer several communal areas and lounges, plus places where residents can pursue their hobbies or relax. We also have our own spacious bar, which is a great place to socialise or invite friends and family to when they visit.
Just as you you'd expect in a hotel, all our various bedrooms are warm, bright and comfortable. We have standard rooms, plus five large ‘cathedral suites' with en-suite wet rooms, elegant decor, flat-screen TVs, and patio doors leading out on to our garden.
We love residents to bring their own furniture and possessions to give their rooms a homely feel.
We pride ourselves on being an established and essential part of the local community. Our strong relationship with the church and other social groups is a great comfort and pleasure to many who stay with us.
Life at Hallgarth Care Home
In Hallgarth's busy social calendar there's something to suit every taste. Popular pastimes include arts and crafts, quizzes and musical events. Some residents even won the National Four Seasons Prize for gardening.
All goings-on are completely optional; there's no pressure to join in. If residents prefer to quietly relax, our team is always on hand to help them feel at home.
Our activities coordinator organises group activities, and one-to-one sessions which many residents find particularly rewarding. People staying with us often feel inspired to get involved with planning new activities, events and trips.
Hallgarth's award-winning in-house chef prepares delicious home-cooked meals from scratch, every day. Our silver-service team serves dinner in any of three restaurant-style dining rooms. People enjoy a varied choice for every meal, and we cater for all dietary and cultural preferences.
This is an excellent care home. Residents needs are paramount. Everyone especially the most frail and vulnerable are treated with respect, kindness and gentleness. They are also given a rich, stimulating and interesting environment to live in.
The beds are excellent, the food is very good but it is not cooked how I would cook it! The people and staff are really nice here, the rooms are nice and there is a warm and friendly atmosphere.
I meet with the residents and their family and friends fortnightly, known as poetry pat. Poetry is used to evoke memories and encourage "talk", gain the social life facilitator is the mainstay of this group, encouraging the residents to participate and enjoy these sessions through her sense of humour and the sheer enjoyment which she radiates from her. She really loves her work from the art she does to trips to the seaside, to shows, special celebrations and so much more. Hallgarth is so lucky to haver her!
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Hallgarth Care Home whether they...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Hallgarth Care Home in Durham. 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
24 Mar 2017
The art club at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham enjoyed a bit of floral inspiration for their latest piece of artwork.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, explained: “The residents put their thinking caps on, and decided that a sunflower would be the flower of choice. Everyone painted the sun flower design with their own flair. Once the paint was dry each picture was cut into square and made into a mixed collage. The sunflower now hangs with our other artwork bringing a smile to everyone who passes it.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative are and intermediate care.
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
20 Mar 2017
Following on from the success of another year at Crufts, dog lovers at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham watched the competition in awe with their adopted dog Mapachi and his lovely owner Meg.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, explained: “The residents enjoy welcoming a variety of pets into the home but Mapachi and Meg are definitely the firm favourites.
“Mapachi is always gentle and so pleased to see everyone, especially resident Margaret who gives him some special attention.
“Mapachi may never be a Crufts winner, but he is the top dog here at Hallgarth.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care