Welcome to Abigail Lodge Care Home
Abigail Lodge in the centre of Consett is a comfortable, well-equipped and beautifully decorated home. We have a large sensory garden where residents love watching the chickens and rabbits running around from the comfort of our two furnished patios.
For relaxing or enjoying hobbies we have four bright, spacious lounges, while all our bedrooms are en-suite, with most offering excellent views of the garden and surrounding countryside. People living here are more than welcome to personalise their rooms with favourite home comforts.
At Abigail Lodge Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Abigail Lodge Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator ensures all residents have something personally stimulating and enjoyable to look forward to. This may involve individual hobbies and interests, but we also ensure there are plenty of group activities to encourage social interaction. Our dementia unit has a strong focus on life history, which helps residents enormously.
Among the many other activities we offer are handicrafts, gardening, quizzes, concerts and day trips to local places of interest.
I chose Abigail Lodge for my husband as it was near to home, I could not have picked a better home. It has no smell of a residential home. All the staff are so friendly and loving and nothing is any trouble, any problems can be discussed straight away and sorted out. I have already recommended this home to my mother in law and she was taken in at short notice as she was so poorly. She has been in for a week and loves it and so does all the family, we are all very happy.
My husband has been in Abigail Lodge Care Home 2 and a half years, 92 years old, so I feel I am qualified to make comments on staffing etc. I travel by bus each day and stay 4 hours. If I am not satisfied with anything I comment on it and yes I am listened to. As for recommending this home, yes 4 times and they all became residents, 2 upstairs, 2 down. Two older nurses from downstairs are kind and gentle. All staff are kind, caring, they always have time for a cuddle and kiss. What is good they laugh with residents. Speaking to my husband his face lights up. I cannot leave this unsaid- Deputy manager has been excellent in her job being dropped in by last manager at the deep end, she visits each resident with a smile and a word.
Needs more staff, troublesome patients take staff away from less problem residents. Need carpets removed on landings and walkways in Victory Unit.
My dad has been well cared for at Abigail Lodge since his stroke in December 2014. The staff are excellent and show so much care and kindness to my dad. I feel reassured that he is reverencing quality care. The food is at times of poor quality and can be inconsistent, although it has improved recently. It is always far too hot in the living room.
Would strongly recommend this nursing all the staff are so friendly and caring (from cleaners to managers!) The home is clean and rooms are spacious. Many activities and outings are arranged. My mum is 91 and has Alzheimer's and and settled very well there. Everyone is made welcome.
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 Abigail Lodge Care Home...
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 Abigail Lodge Care Home in Consett. 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
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
16 Nov 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.
The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.
Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.
Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.
Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.
Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.
Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.
While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”
If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.
3 Nov 2017
As the witching hour struck, Four Seasons homes across the UK were welcoming their own witches, warlocks, vampires and mummies for tea.
Although nobody went our trick or treating, our residents got up to a lot of spooktacular behaviour to celebrate the day, with the odd sweet treat thrown in every now and then.
Our care teams pulled out all of the stops to transform the homes from lovely warm environments, to something Casper would be happy to haunt.
At Springfield Care Home in Blackburn everyone dressed to impress, with one team member seemingly losing their head in the celebrations. Some of their ghostly visitors seemed to settle right at home, bringing their very own cave to one of the units. The residents enjoyed seeing the team channel their inner monsters.
A jilted bride was one of the strange spirits that rocked up to Hillview Care Home in Rawtenstall’s party. Joined by a pirate, devil and several ghosts, the residents listened to how love had turned sour for the beautiful yet pale bride.
In Ilkeston Haddon House’s Halloween Party had a warmer feel thanks to local entertainer John West who had everyone doing the jittering jive or wearisome waltz. Residents and their families enjoyed all of the Halloween fun that the home provided and had enough sweet treats to prevent any tricks happening at the party.
At Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield, the Home Manager and Deputy Manager were both sent to the stocks, all to raise money for special experiences for the residents in their care. The rest of the team encouraged the residents to throw sponges at the managers, after all what’s Halloween without a few tricks?
Meanwhile in Morecambe, residents, relatives and the care team at Morecambe Bay Care Home enjoyed some apple bobbing and other Halloween fun. The same could also be said of the residents up in Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle.
The team at Domnall Intermediate Care Centre in Belfast pulled out all of the stops dressing to impress the residents as they wold choose who would be crowned the Queen or King of Halloween.
Residents at Kilburn Care Home in Belper created their own sweet treats by decorating cookies and carving pumpkins before putting the care team through their paces to identify the best and worst dressed for their Halloween celebrations.
A gruesome time was had by all.
4 Aug 2017
Following on from the success of last year’s Four Season’s Care Awards, which saw 1,200 nominations and over 80 colleagues, residents and volunteers receiving accolades both at a regional and national level.
This year’s awards are now open!
You can nominate people for the following categories:
- Care Assistant/Support Worker of the Year
- Senior Care Assistant of the Year
- Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant (CHAP/SNCA) of the Year
- Registered Nurse of the Year
- Dementia Care Champion
- Specialist Services Champion
- Personal Activities Lead Champion
- Support Team Member of the Year
- Regional and Central Support Team Member of the Year
- Deputy Home Manager of the Year
- Registered Care Home Manager of the Year
- Regional Manager of the Year
- Resident or Relative Contribution
- Volunteer of the Year
- Our Values Champion
For more information about the categories visit our Care Awards page here. You can nominate colleagues, residents or volunteers from your home here. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 30th September 2017.
Who will be your 2017 champions?
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Care Home Manager
Abigail Lodge Care Home, Gloucester Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7NJ
01207 502 439