Welcome to Astell Care Centre
Astell Care Centre is in a residential suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, and provide person-centred nursing care for people who have dementia. Ours is a purpose-built home set in safe, enclosed spacious gardens. Shops, a leisure centre and park are nearby.
At Astell Care Centre we support those who show distressed reactions and have a range of complex needs.
We have lounges for relaxing quietly and where residents can take part in activities. We also have a sensory room offering stimulation and relaxation.
All 47 bedrooms have en-suites, and are decorated to the resident's choice The home also has a nine-bed specialist unit.
At Astell Care Centre, 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 Astell Care Centre
Our skilled staff provide support that's well planned and takes into account the diverse needs of each person living here, while promoting their privacy and dignity.
Our two social activities coordinators help develop and support residents' social interests. We have access to a minibus, and residents are encouraged to go on outings and shopping within the local area.
We also liaise with the Greater Walker Community Trust day centre for men and women.
I am happy with my mothers care.
I like the staff and enjoy my days out.
I am well looked after.
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 Astell Care Centre whether...
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 Astell Care Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
- Flat screen TV in rooms
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
12 Dec 2016
A drive to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with dementia is taking off after being launched in Jesmond.
3 Nov 2016
Astell Care Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne is among the first to be accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Astell Care Centre 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 wellbeing, 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 Monday 31st October 2016 with an apt Halloween theme.
Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care North East of England and the South 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 Astell Care Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Lisa Ramsay
Wharrier Street, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3BR
0191 2242 657