Welcome to Harrogate Lodge Care Home
You'll find Harrogate Lodge in Chapel Allerton, a cosmopolitan suburb of Leeds, West Yorkshre.
Here we provide different levels of care to suit a range of needs, from residential care to nursing and palliative care.
Our team of registered nurses, senior care assistants and well trained care assistants is supported by GPs, a chiropodist, an optician, tissue-viability nurses, and district nurses.
We're close to shopping amenities, street cafes, and Roundhay Park with its lake and Tropical World. There are large gardens around the home with a patio area for people to enjoy the fresh air.
All bedrooms are en-suites, decorated to a high standard and have 24-hour nurse-call systems; some enjoy views over the gardens. We love residents to personalise these spaces to make them more homely.
Life at Harrogate Lodge Care Home
Our dedicated activity coordinator ensures each person staying here has something stimulating and enjoyable to look forward to. They promote individual hobbies and interests, and also make sure there are plenty of group activities.
Activities start life in our therapy room, and we have our own hairdressing salon.
We run visits to local places of interest, shopping trips, movie nights and welcome outside entertainers to perform. We also celebrate at least one special seasonal event a month.
Our nutritionally balanced menus are carefully prepared by our chef to ensure each resident enjoys the best combination of nutrition and flavour. We always offer an Afro-Caribbean menu, and other diverse cultural menus can be provided on request.
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Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Harrogate Lodge Care Home whether...
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 Harrogate Lodge Care Home in Leeds. 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
- Flat screen TV in lounge
15 Jul 2016
Three funds managed by County Durham Community Foundation will allow the Vane Tempest Bowling Club to replace their out-dated kitchen and enable them to provide in-house cooking for their social events.
The William Leech Fund, Four Seasons Healthcare Fund and Durham AAP Fund, all contributed to the kitchen refurbishment grant of £2,664 which was much-needed as the kitchen no longer complied with health and safety standards.
Established in 1951 and based in Gilesgate, members of the bowling club are mostly from the local community. It provides member with social and competitive bowling and it is a member of Bowls England and Bowls Durham. Members use bowling as a way to keep fit and active, maintain mental well-being and independence. The social side of meeting with similar minded friends is just as important as playing bowls.
The new kitchen will not only provide a facility for social events but will hopefully attract new members and an additional income stream.
Richard Leech, fund holder of the William Leech Fund, who visited the bowling club with Sandra Brown, Regional Manager of Four Seasons Healthcare Fund, commented: “It’s great to see the Club providing these facilities for older people to keep them active and foster new friendships. We have been able to help them in a fairly modest way through our fund and their request was topped up by other funds held by the Community Foundation. They offer an important service to their bowling members and we are delighted to support them.”
Sandra Brown, Regional Manager, added: “This grant fits so well with Four Seasons Healthcare corporate social responsibility. Our purpose is all about supporting older people through our care homes and so it was perfect that we could add to the grant to refurbish the bowling club kitchen - an essential facility for the Club.”
Sheila Chapman, fund manager at County Durham Community Foundation added: “Although our grants are fairly small, they are often vital to grassroots organisations throughout our area of benefit. The Vane Tempest Bowling Club provides such an important resource for local people and we are delighted that these funders have chosen to make this award.”
Ken Simpson, chairman of the Vane Tempest Bowling Club said: “We are thrilled to receive this grant and be able to fit a new kitchen which will mean we can increase our offer to members and potentially attract new ones. Unfortunately the old kitchen was no longer fit for purpose and the refurbishment afforded by these grants mean that we now comply with current health and safety regulations. It’s also great to meet the funders and have them visit our Club.
Anyone interested is joining the Vane Tempest Bowling Club should contact Jon Webster on 0191 3721897 or email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 May 2016
A stroll up to the door of Harrogate Lodge Care Home in Leeds is leaf-lined and heralded with birdsong. It’s a far cry from the hospital corridor 90-year-old temporary resident Mavis found herself sleeping in after she had a fall at home back in March.
Mavis was in Harrogate Lodge for a week while she recovered from a urine infection and is well enough to go back to her home on the other side of the city. “It’s certainly quieter here,” she laughs, “and the food is lovely.”
Mavis went to Harrogate Lodge as part of a new joint initiative, which sees independent care homes working with hospitals to alleviate delayed transfers of care. In a survey of 50 heads of NHS trusts by the Guardian in 2015, at least 10% of beds were occupied by patients who were ready to be discharged. The survey also reported the case of a patient in Cambridge who had remained in hospital 72 days after being declared ready for discharge. According to Monitor and the Trust Development Authority, these delays cost UK hospital trusts £270m a year. Lord Carter’s 2015 review of efficacy in hospitals suggested that hospitals should be working more closely with neighbouring NHS trusts to save money.
Four Seasons Healthcare, has been running a successful pilot scheme moving high-quality care from acute to community settings, shifting sub-acute community assessment and rehabilitation beds out of hospital.
Harrogate Lodge has been involved in the scheme since November 2015, starting with four beds and expanding by four additional beds each week. “This has increased workload”, says Home Manager Sue Green, “but, we’ve recruited six extra carers and a unit manager with experience in intermediate care.”
The average stay time for intermediate care residents at Harrogate Lodge is six weeks. Sue Green explains that the length of stay does vary from case to case, “We have had a few less than that but some others for longer, for various reasons. The main thing is to get them back to the most appropriate place for them, whether that’s their own home or a different care home.”
Paul Hayes, National director, Commissioning and Commercial Operations, says, “The scheme is in its early days but where it’s being actively used it’s regarded as a success by the hospitals and patients.”
“It’s rehab in a home environment rather than a busy hospital ward. The bedrooms are like a bedroom at home, there’s furniture around and there’s open visiting. The residents also stay in the same room for the entire period.”
Head of business development Richard Hardman agrees, “The acute nature of a hospital dictates the clinical relationship. Here, the care is much more holistic and the resident feels they are on a step home. A lot of people have lost confidence and have fears about going home. Here, there’s time to sit and talk to them and reassure them.”
Richard Hardman works nationally to support the care homes in working with commissioners. He says one of the biggest issues, as with many projects like this, is the availability of nurses: “You don’t want to create a new service run on agency staff. You want continuity of care and you want the staff to buy into the culture.”
“It’s exciting for the teams to be able to see some short-term outcomes and it means nurses can focus on skilled work rather than doing things like medication, which is a bit more routinised.”
23 Sep 2015
The team at Harrogate Lodge Care Home in Leeds recently made a special wish come true for a resident. Garry Clements has been a resident at Harrogate Lodge for a number of years and has built strong relationships with the team. It was his dream to see his Grand Daughter get married – this was all made possible by the kindness and dedication of two care assistants.
Towards the end of 2014, Garry was given just days to live but the team helped him on his road to recovery. With his health problems, Garry never thought it would be possible for him to attend his Grand Daughter, Deborah’s wedding. However, senior care assistants - Roz Studholme and Eilidh Murdoch, made it their mission to ensure Garry was able to attend the ceremony and surprise all the guests with his special appearance.
Sure enough, Roz and Eilidh accompanied Garry to the ceremony which was held late August 2015, where he was able to share the heart-warming moment his Grand Daughter tied the knot. “It was a huge surprise for everyone to see Garry there waiting for Deborah to arrive” Audrey, Garry’s wife told us, “It was a day of happiness and emotion. Garry smiled the whole time; it was as if he knew how special the day was”.
Both Roz and Eilidh said, “The day will go down as one of the most memorable for us. I felt like I was doing something really worthwhile. It was very emotional – to see the smile on Audrey’s face was priceless”.
Sue Green, Home Manager, explained “This is what it’s all about – everything we do is to improve our residents’ lives. So many members of our team go above and beyond the call of duty; I am really proud to have both Roz and Eilidh as part of our wonderful team at Harrogate Lodge. When we saw the photographs from the day, we all needed a box of tissues! It was such a lovely gesture”.
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Harrogate Lodge Care Home in Leeds, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Sue Green
25 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD
0113 239 2174