Welcome to Pennine Lodge Care Home
You'll find Pennine Lodge in the Carlisle suburb of Harraby, Cumbria. Our experienced, qualified team offers a warm, comfortable and welcoming environment for each individual living here.
We provide care from general nursing to specialised support for people with dementia. We involve residents and, as far as possible, their families, in all care decisions. Each person has a named key worker and their own dedicated care plan. We work well with our local GP, and ensure great communication between every member of the team.
Our home is set in well-kept, landscaped grounds. There's also an enclosed garden with patio area where residents can sit out enjoying the fresh air.
Inside, there's a choice of spaces for residents to relax in or meet with friends and relatives. We have bright, spacious main lounges and dining areas, with views over the garden. We also have several quiet sitting rooms, and a library with a good selection of books. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated, and have en-suites. We love residents to personalise these spaces to make them feel more familiar and homely.
Life at Pennine Lodge Care Home
Our inviting dining areas are where our chef provides nutritionally balanced menus that are carefully prepared to ensure the best combination of nutrition and flavour for residents. The residents and families are consulted on their likes and dislikes and we cater for all dietary requirements.
We have onsite hairdressing facilities, with regular visits from an experienced stylist; plus complementary therapies that can be tailored to individual needs.
We encourage residents to follow hobbies and interests; however there is no pressure and each person is treated as an individual. Family and friends are welcome to visit at any time. Residents are free to enjoy the activities of the day or just enjoy a relaxing time watching TV or enjoying a chat over a cup of tea.
My mother has been a resident for 12 months. The care and support to her from all staff has been outstandingly good. This is an excellent care home.
My mother has been in Pennine Lodge for 6 months and I am very impressed with the home. As soon as you walk through the doors you get a good feeling about the place. The staff are friendly and hard working. My mother is well cared for and receives a lot of affection. I am so pleased to see her so happy.
My Father is one of the longest residents in Pennine Lodge he's been there since Nov 2012, during that time he has been looked after extremely well. There has been a few hiccups, but that's only due to staff, needing to know small things about his care plan which changes constantly, so difficult to monitor, even for me. I visit most days so am very knowledgeable about what happens in Pennine, and am very pleased with the level of care given to my father. I would highly recommend Pennine Lodge to anyone looking for care for their relative.
My Mum, being very poorly and nearing end of life has had better care and love shown then I could imagine. The team are amazing and show so much compassion, love, care. They see that I eat and take care of us both. Well done upstairs staff - Pennine Lodge.
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...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle. 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
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.
22 Nov 2016
Remembrance Day is a time to remember and pay your respects to those who and fought for Queen and country in numerous wars spanning the decades.
In Carlisle, residents from Pennine Lodge Care Home knitted and crocheted poppies for people to wear in memory of the servicemen and women.
Debbie Seaton, Home Manager, said: “Our residents wanted to do something special to mark Remembrance Day. We linked up with the Co-Op Funeral directors and they helped us to sell the poppies with the proceeds going to veterans. It was lovely to see our residents helping a cause that’s close to their hearts.”
20 Oct 2016
Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle is among the first to be accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Pennine Lodge Care Home is celebrating being among the first in the UK to be accredited for a new and radically different approach to dementia care.
The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.
The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an accreditation party for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals, residents and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them on Wednesday 12th October 2016. At the party everyone at the party got a little over whelmed as children from the local school raised money for the residents.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care North West, said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to be among the first homes to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”
At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident. Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.
The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences. The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.
Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Debbie Seaton
Pennine Way, Harraby, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3QD