Welcome to Howdon Care Centre

Howdon Care Centre provides a wide range of services, including specialised dementia care, residential care, short term and palliative care. This means that as people’s care needs change, the well-trained and experienced team will be able to continue to care for them without needing to find a new home.

As a modern, purpose-built home, our facilities are first-rate. Inside, each floor has light, airy lounges and dining rooms and all our bedrooms are en-suite Outside, our landscaped grounds with a sensory garden, are the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air during the warmer months.

At Howdon we put the health and happiness of our residents at the heart of everything we do. Our residents’ needs matter and we go the extra mile to ensure they are met. What is more, we boast a hairdressing salon, a great activities programme and our dementia café gives families and friends a lovely place to spend together.

We can be found among the residential streets of Wallsend, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, which is between Newcastle city centre and North Shields. The shops are close by and it’s easy to get around on public transport.

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Life at Howdon Care Centre

A carer and a resident

All of the girls are lovely; they're really good with my wife. They really care and remember the important things like cuddles and making her laugh.

Mr Len Slone, Howdon Care Centre

Types of care

Residential care

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

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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 Howdon Care...

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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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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Specialist care

Howdon Care Centre also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...

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Day care

This is for those who only need top-up care, from a bit of extra company during the day to...

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Facilities & services

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

  • All ensuite
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in lounge

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Call, email or fill in the form to find out more information about the home or to arrange a visit.

Care home manager

Ruth Todd

Kent Avenue, Howdon, Wallsend, NE28 0JE

0191 639 0351

howdon.care@fshc.co.uk

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27 May 2015

Four Seasons Health Care will be running two workshops at the Alzheimer’s show at Olympia on June 5th and 6th. This show, run in association with the Alzheimer’s Society, is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition and conference for those affected by dementia. The show is aimed at carers, care professionals and members of the public and will showcase a range of information, products, experts, services and practical advice to help those affected by dementia.

Joanne Agnelli, Dementia Services Quality Manager at Four Seasons, will be running a workshop entitled ‘Promoting the use of person-centred language in clinical practice and society’. She will talk about how the language we use when talking about dementia, both as health practitioners and people, is a gateway to increasing or reducing stigma associated with the disease.

Jessie McGreevy, Dementia Training at Four Seasons, will be running a practical session on ‘Understanding and responding to distress’. This session looks for the meaning behind certain behaviours, seeing them as a means of communication, and looks at appropriate non-pharmacological responses.

Four Seasons Health Care will also have a stand at the show where information about the company, and some freebies will be available.

For more information about the Alzheimer’s show, to book tickets or to see the programme of speakers click here

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26 May 2015

Four Seasons Health Care has introduced Wi-Fi into all of its care homes and residents have been taking advantage of the opportunities that internet access provides. They have readily adapted to using the technology to keep in touch more frequently with relatives or friends who live far away.

Violet Amies at The Maltings Care Home in Fakenham said: “Having Wi-Fi in the home means that my daughter and I can sit together and use Skype to talk to my other daughter who lives in the United States, which is much easier than trying to arrange a telephone call. It’s great to be able to hear her news more regularly and to be able to see each other and share photos online.”

At Cossins House Care Home in Cobham a resident who used to be a ballet dancer and is now living with dementia, regularly watches ballet videos online. This helps to stimulate positive memories, as well as encouraging her to reminisce about her earlier experiences with other residents and staff members. Many residents are also shopping for books and other small items online in addition to adding to their Kindle libraries.

Alistair How, Chief Operating Officer of Four Seasons, the UK’s leading care homes operator, said: “It has been a significant investment to upgrade our IT systems and install Wi-Fi in all of our care homes, but it is one that we consider to be very worthwhile. It has enhanced our residents’ enjoyment of life in their home. They are able to connect more frequently via social media services and email and they can also keep up to date with their personal interests more readily, as well as maintaining their independence by shopping online.”

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30 Mar 2015

Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw was among the guests to open the brand new Tyne Teas Pitstop at Howdon Care Centre, set up to help people in the area living with dementia. He was joined by North Tyneside Council chairman Tommy Mulvenna and Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North East.

Open every day, the café will provide a relaxing environment for residents to sit with their loved ones and enjoy tea and light refreshments, and has been decorated to reflect the history of the area.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager said, “Our dementia café will give residents the opportunity to spend quality time with their families in a calm setting, which will help to enhance their wellbeing. It will also provide a space in which people can learn more about dementia and receive any support they might need.”

In addition, the café will hold two open days each month to offer advice and support for people from the local community who are interested in Howdon Care Centre for themselves or a relative.

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