Don't know what type of care you need? Let us help.

Below are some descriptions of care terms you may have heard. Please have a read, then feel free to contact the care home manager Viki Gates here at Abigail Lodge Care Home in Consett, to chat through the specific options we have available.

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing and getting around, or for those who need a more supportive environment if they're more frail.

Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This might include those with long-term conditions, those who need rehabilitation, or those with physical disabilities.

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home may be best, depending on each individual. Our experienced teams understand the challenges of living with dementia and are trained to look beyond the dementia diagnosis and to see the person, understand them, and help them live their lives as closely as possible to the way they always have.

Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Abigail Lodge Care Home whether they need residential, nursing or dementia care - for shorter periods of time: days or weeks rather than months. Respite care is also suitable for those recovering from illness or a hospital stay.

End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time. Our caring and compassionate teams can give residents and their families all the time, space and help they need during this difficult period.

"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."

Joan Gray, Wife of Resident/Service User at Abigail Lodge Care Home