Welcome to Langley Park Care Home
You'll find Langley Park Care Home in the village of Langley Park, County Durham.
Here we provide an excellent standard of care 24 hours a day. The people who live here have varying needs, from specialist support and help with everyday living to just needing a helping hand to retain some independence.
We offer residential care for older people, and dedicated care for those with dementia. We also offer respite care to give home carers a much-needed break. Some stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods
Ours is a modern, purpose-built home with a spacious landscaped garden and plenty of patio seating areas which are popular in the summer.
The residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. These are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Life at Langley Park Care Home
The people who live here get very involved with our activities coordinator to plan our schedule of pastimes, diversions and entertainment.
This includes arts and crafts, baking and gentle gardening, as well as quizzes and musical events. We use our minibus for outings to local attractions, restaurants and garden centres.
We encourage a mix of individual and group activities, and produce a regular programme which is displayed throughout the home so everyone knows what's going on.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
We have no complaints. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and nothing is a bother for them. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Staff are superb. Cant be more helpful. I have worked in care homes and visited others and this is undoubtedly the best! I believe the staff are mainly local and this is evident from their local knowledge which makes residents feel more at home. Another significant factor is that there are no bank staff used! only problem is they should be paid more!
This home was recommended by a friend and I find it is the exact place for my mother. Every member of staff is kind and considerate and there is a real feeling of camaraderie among residents and staff alike. My mother is profoundly deaf and everyone on her floor take extra care that she understands what is going on and keeping an eye on her.
As I have had a heart and am unable to care for my Husband I am greatly relieved by the fact that he is well cared for. He has vascular Dementia and is unable to do anything for himself.
Having visited Mabel Thornton for over 1 year now I can honestly say that she is being cared for so well. The staff have always been pleasant kind and sincere. Mabel always says the food is good and she has plenty to eat. I hope that if I'm ever in the situation of needing care I have people like the staff at Langley Park to care for me.
I have been visiting my friend for some time now and it is very obvious she is being well cared for. Mabel can be a very difficult resident at times but the staff always show a great deal of patience with her. All of the staff have a special caring quality with all the residents. It is really comforting to know that she is being well cared for. It's just as well there are places like Langley Park to provide much needed care. I would not hesitate to recommend this care home to any member of my family or friend.
This care home is very caring to all the residents. The staff are friendly and polite to all that visit.
This care home is very caring to the residents, friendly and polite to everyone that visits.
The carers are very good and join in with activities. My father has settled and is well looked after. The food could not be better. Jane who organises entertainment is very good and joins in with bingo on a Friday followed by a sing song. Jane has all sorts of ideas for raising money for entertainment, and is well supported with her efforts.
This care home is very caring towards all residents, friendly and polite to all that come to the care home to visit residents/family.
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...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Langley Park 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....
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 Langley Park Care Home in Langley Park. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
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.
16 Mar 2017
A care home has scored almost 94% overall performance rating in a national survey of people living in care homes. Langley Park Care Home, in Langley Park, scored 936 points from a possible maximum of 1,000 in the survey for “Your Care Rating”.
The home, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, scored the maximum possible of 100% satisfaction among respondents for its quality of care.
The independent confidential survey was conducted by leading market research organisation Ipsos MORI.
The overall performance rating is derived from four core themes: staff and care, home comforts, choice and having a say and the quality of life being experienced by the respondent.
Langley Park scored over 98%, or 982 out of a possible 1,000 for questions around the theme of the quality of life for people living in the home.
The home also achieved 100% rating for being a safe secure place to live and for the care team treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect. All participating residents said that the staff understand them as an individual and are capable of providing the care they need.
In responses to other survey questions 100% of respondents said they can take part in activities and hobbies if they want.
Amanda Cunningham, Regional Managing Director with Four Seasons Health Care, who operate the home, said: "All the care team are delighted that in this independent national survey the residents at Langley Park Care Home rated the home so highly.
"The survey outcome corresponds with the responses we have had directly from residents, their relatives and care professionals who are able to give us instant feedback on a day to day basis about any aspect of care quality, by using iPads placed in the home with a touch-screen questionnaire linked to purpose designed software. This has been recording a 99% overall customer satisfaction rating for life in the home.”
The home is rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission.
10 Nov 2016
Sandra Brown, Regional Manager for Durham has been crowned Regional Manager of the Year for the North East of England, South West and Bristol in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Sandra demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Regional Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including the individual demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and the ability to prioritise the day to day challenges of the role. This individual has supported their homes and helped them to achieve the company’s strategic priorities whilst managing external stakeholders and keeping special resident experiences at the centre of everything they do.
Sandra was nominated by a colleague. His nomination read: “Sandra’s ability to organise her time and focus has supported all the teams in her region to produce all the necessary documentation that is required ensuring that they are compliant. When things are tough, Sandra is always there to cheer us up and always makes the supportive call to give us necessary encouragement. She is very deserving of the Regional Manager of the Year accolade.”
As the winner for the North East of England, South West and Bristol, Sandra is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the North East of England, South West and Bristol, said: “Sandra is a very worthy winner of this award. She has all the necessary skills and runs a very tight ship ensuring that everyone in her region is compliant with regulations. Any issues are sorted quickly, and she’s always on hand to offer support to anyone who needs it. Congratulations Sandra!”
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”