Welcome to Chasedale Care Home
You'll find Chasedale Care Home in Blyth, Northumberland. Here we provide high-quality residential and nursing care for people with dementia, including in a unit for male residents only.
We are especially trained in caring for those living with dementia. Our unique approach is based on understanding dementia form the resident’s perspective, enabling us to deliver Special Resident Experiences and consistently good care everywhere.
We also offer care to people who are physically frail.
People can move from one unit to another as their dependency levels change. Some individuals stay with us long term, others for shorter periods.
We have gardens and other communal areas where those living here like to sit out on sunny days.
At Chasedale 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 Chasedale Care Home
Our activities coordinators organise regular individual and group pastimes. We also have access to a minibus for people living here who want to go on outings.
We encourage residents to complete daily living tasks wherever possible, as this helps build their sense of purpose and self-esteem.
My dad moved into Chasedale at the start of May having been in another care home since January. He has Alzheimer's and spent his time at the previous home trying to escape, hitting staff, refusing to eat and generally being very distressed. Since moving to Chasedale he has put on 6KG of weight, eats all of his meals and has settled in a way that I didn't think was possible. Every single member of staff I've met there knows him and can talk with love about how he's doing. They clearly understand his condition and know how to enable him. I live too far away to be a frequent visitor, however the staff know me when I arrive - always unannounced - and always know where he is and what and how he's doing. He's been calmer than he's been for months, he's more able to communicate because he's being engaged in activity and stimulated during the day rather than left alone in bed in his room as he was in his previous home. I am so impressed by Chasedale and it's staff. It's a great environment, lovely people and the best decision I've made. I can't recommend it to highly, it's brought peace and sanity back into my life knowing my Dad is genuinely in his home - settled, cared for, safe and loved.
He was well looked after, very kind to him. Always kept him very clean. No complaints.
My mother and father were both accommodated at Chasedale - mum after a massive stroke, dad to early Dementia - within two years mum passed away - dad still remains - the management, Lynette and Sammy give so much respect to both parents now to dad - and their other residents.
Dad's carers actually "care" about the residents - always giving updates etc - even though I am a very regular visitor today I feel reassured that dad's needs are being met which allows me some quality time when I do visit my dad.
If me or my husband would ever have to go in a home we would like to come here on Alnwick as the care is outstanding.
I couldn't wish for better care, the girls have given my husband over the years. I can relax when I'm at home knowing he is safe and extremely well cared for. The staff are fantastic.
I feel that my husband is well cared for and treated with respect and dignity. I am very satisfied with Chasedale.
My father has no movement whatsoever and has never left his bed for 3 and half years. The nursing care he receives on the Chasedale nursing ward is excellent. The only time he has ever had bed sores is when he was moved into hospital for three days. Not only is the physical care excellent but the staff are friendly, helpful and generally could not do more for him. My father can still communicate, even with his dementia and the staff are always in and out of his room to keep him company. They have all without exception built up a close relationship with him.
Very happy with all care and how my husband is and when i visited they are all kind and help with all my needs and my husbands.
Chasedale is 100% excellent care. Perfect for my husband, he has been cared for for 5 years- excellent. Thank you to everyone.
My husband was a resident at Chasedale for almost eight years. I didn't choose the care home it was by chance my husband came here. Had I looked around I don't think I would have chosen Chasedale as it didn't look as nice as some other places I had seen, However from day one he was cared for by wonderful team of people who over the years became like a family. They gave him love and excellent care and I can only say I am so grateful this is where my husband ended his days. He couldnt have been in a better place.
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 Chasedale Care Home whether they...
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 Chasedale Care Home in Blyth. 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
6 Jan 2017
Chasedale Care Home in Blyth has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Chasedale Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.
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 event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them on Thursday 22nd December 2016, with entertainment provided by a local singer.
Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North East of England, South West and Bristol said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited 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.
10 Nov 2016
Kayleigh Hart, Care Assistant from Chasedale Care Home in Blyth has been crowned the Regional Carer/Support Worker of the Year for the North East of England, South West and Bristol in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this Year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Kayleigh demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Regional Carer/Support Worker of the year, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including how the overall winner shows understanding about what is important to individual residents and how they strive to personalise their care.
Kayleigh was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Kayleigh has worked at Chasedale for three years, initially as a bank worker and across our various units. Her care delivery across the board is exceptional, but she excels herself on our all male unit. As a 24 year old young lady, her approach, manner, compassion and understanding appears equivalent to someone that has developed such skills over a professional lifetime. Kayleigh maintains her composure even in the most challenging of situations and is able to minimize any distress exhibited by any individual based on her detailed knowledge of them personally and the relationship she has developed with them. Kayleigh is a shining example of exactly how care should be delivered, and from this she instills trusts on the residents, and also their family members who have the difficult decision of entrusting their loved ones into our environment.”
As the winner for the North East of England, South West and Bristol, Kayleigh is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Rob Hearn, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care in Northumberland, said: “Kayleigh is an absolute pleasure to see on a daily basis and how she makes the residents feel both empowered and valued. She is not aware of her skill within the care environment which makes her work even more special. Well done Kayleigh you are a very deserving winner of this award!”
Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in North East of England, South West and Bristol, said: “Kayleigh is quietly confident and has been as asset to the team at Chasedale. Her skills in being able to support residents that have complex care needs is very special indeed. Her person centered approach and her ability to empower others is a talent we need from all of our Four Season’s care teams.”
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Chasedale Care Home in Blyth, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Lynette Elliott
Tynedale Drive, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4LH