Abigail Lodge Care Home in County Durham
A warm welcome to Abigail Lodge Care Home, Consett
Abigail Lodge Care Home is a warm and friendly home in the centre of Consett. We are close to local shops and public transport, making us easily accessible for visitors to pop-in for a chat.
Our team provides all types of care for our residents. Such as residential care for people who need a little help with daily tasks, as well as residential dementia care where we support our residents to maintain their independence and individuality, encouraging social activity and building relationships within the home. We also provide nursing care for those who have complex medical needs, and 24-hour nursing dementia care provided by specialist teams trained in the complexities of looking after those living with dementia, who may also have other long-term medical conditions.
Our dementia care is accredited as part of Four Seasons Dementia Care Framework.
At Abigail Lodge, residents are considered part of the family. We love to encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their room looks, to the therapies they receive.
Here we offer a range of activities, which include getting involved with our local community and events.
Living Well Together
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Care Available and Weekly Fees
Fees start from £700 per week
We provide care for those who are publicly funded as well as those paying for their own care. For those who are paying for their own care, our weekly fees are broken down by the main care types we offer.Learn More
Life at Abigail Lodge Care Home
Learn more about the care available
For people with an on-going medical condition. This is similar to residential care but with the addition of 24-hour support from a team of qualified nurses. Learn More
Nursing Dementia Care
This is 24-hour nursing care provided by our team trained in the complexities of looking after those living with dementia, who may also have other long-term medical conditions. Learn More
Residential support is for people who need a little help with day to day living such as washing, dressing, eating and taking their regular medication. Learn More
Residential Dementia Care
Our residential dementia care services support people to maintain their independence and individuality, encouraging social activity and building relationships within the home. Learn More
Be our guest...for a short stay, respite, a holiday or to experience our care before moving in permanently Learn More
Palliative and End of Life Care
This is specialist support for people with a life-limiting illness to relieve their symptoms and make them as comfortable as possible. We understand that this can be a sensitive time and teams offer compassionate support, providing advice or an opportunity to talk. Learn More
After a stay in hospital, people who are over the worst can still need a certain amount of care to help with rehabilitation so they can return home with confidence. Our intermediate care beds play a vital role in supporting local health and social care services by offering older people an alternative to an extended stay on a ward. Learn More
We empower our residents take better control of their lives by being physically active, building relationships in their community through hobbies and interests and in some cases, gaining voluntary work or employment and learning new skills. Learn More
If you are looking for care, we meet hundreds of individuals, family members and friends in a similar position and would be happy to show you the home and discuss care options. Please call, email or fill in the form below.
- Gloucester Road, Delves Lane, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7NJ
Care Home ManagerView bio
Care Home Manager
Claire has worked in the health and social care sector for the last 16 years, having been a Manager at a number of facilities before joining Four Seasons. She loves to learn and describes herself as passionate, ambitious, and loves a challenge.
Why did you decide to join Four Seasons Health Care?
I joined Four Seasons Health Care for a few different reasons; one being that my partner works as a Home Manager in another Four Seasons Care Home. He has nothing but praise for the company and has stated he feels very supported within his job role. Working for the company also has many benefits, such as training and the opportunity to work with colleagues in other homes in the area. I also read that the company are very supportive to their employees, and the reviews I read reflected this statement.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I am very passionate, ambitious and love a challenge. Every day is different in the life of a Care Home Manager, as you strive to improve in all areas to ensure that all of the residents you care for have the best quality of life. You also aim to ensure that staff who are supporting the residents feel valued and supported by their Manager, which in turn helps them enjoy their role and be committed and dedicated to what they do. There is nothing more satisfying than giving individuals the best quality of life, and making a difference to their daily living.
What are your favourite hobbies and pastimes?
When I am not working I am being a mother and I devote all of my time to work and home life. I love doing things as a family such as going on walks, visiting the beach, holidays, swimming. I am up for anything in my free time and will give anything a try.
Are there any highlights in your career you are particularly proud of?
There are a couple of highlights that I have had in my career that I am particularly proud of; one being that I became a Registered Manager of a learning disability home at the young age of 21. Another was the progress made with the team in a care service that required improvements in all five areas of their latest CQC report – they were due their next inspection 4 months after I joined as the Manager. Within that short space of time we had the CQC inspection and the service was rated ‘GOOD’ in all areas which I was elated about, as a lot of hard work and time went into improving the standards for CQC returning!
What do you feel is your biggest achievement outside of your career?
My greatest achievement outside of my career would have to be purchasing my very first home at the age of 18, and becoming a mother at the age of 24 and 27 to a beautiful boy and girl who are aged 10 and 7 now – they are simply amazing.
What are your Qualifications?
I hold an NVQ L2 and a BTEC National Diploma L3 in Health and Social Care, along with and L5 Leadership in Management. I have completed many mandatory courses that are relevant to my current job role, and other roles I have had within care throughout my career – the list is as long as my arm given I have worked in the industry from the age of 18 and I am now 34! I love to learn.
What top tips would you give someone when looking for the right care home?
Time is key (take your time), read reviews, look at their CQC reports. Speak to your doctor, social worker or other health care professionals for recommendations as they often have good relationships with their local care homes so know what they are able to offer. If possible, look for something that is close to your family, so you can still have your family network of support. Ensure the care home is able to meet your needs, wants and wishes.
- Contact Number: 01207 201820