Welcome to Chichester Court Care Home
You'll find Chichester Court near the town centre of South Shields, Tyne and Wear. Here we provide both residential and general nursing care.
It's essential to us that people living here feel at home and make their own choices, as far as possible, regarding their care.
Our property is close to public transport links, with well maintained gardens that are especially colourful in summer.
Inside, we have two large lounges, a quiet lounge, an activities lounge, and two dining rooms. Our corridors are spacious, so people in wheelchairs and hoists can easily pass each other.
Our bedrooms have en-suites, and can be redecorated to their resident's taste.
Life at Chichester Court Care Home
We encourage people to maintain friendships, and to continue to attend any clubs they were part of before they came to live here.
Our activities coordinator coordinates social gatherings, trips out, fundraising, performers, parties, and anything else residents request.
At long last I can relax knowing that my mam is being cared for 24 hrs a day and she is safe. The staff here are lovely.
I can't do anything for myself, so the staff do everything for me with dignity and satisfaction. I'm looked after very well and I would recommend this care home to anybody.
Highly recommended. The décor and the care.
I feel safe and secure in the home.
I feel that most of the staff are very caring and I feel safe in the home.
I feel my husband is looked after well, and he is comfortable.
I recently accompanied my mother on an unexpected and long drawn out visit to hospital. We were there for six and a half hours before returning to the care home at almost 9pm. While we were away there was a shift change but all of the staff had been brought up to speed with our situation, and they were fantastic. Within minutes of getting back to her room, my mother needed to use the bathroom, at the moment she needs the assistance of two carers so I popped out into the corridor to find help and two very cheerful carers came straight away. They were very efficient and caring towards my mother, helping here into her nightdress after she has used the bathroom. As they settled her into her armchair another carer arrived with a very much needed cup of tea and my mother declared "its good to be back" This was a huge step forward as she had lived alone and very independently for 26 years before coming into the care home four months ago. A short while later, a nurse arrived with my mothers medication, she was professional, courteous and friendly. After a very arduous hospital visit, I went home knowing my mother was in very good hands and in a very safe place. Peace of mind is so important to relatives of residents.
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 Chichester Court Care Home whether...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Chichester Court Care Home in South Shields. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
19 May 2017
Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone. That’s why, during the Week, we want everyone to come together and take action. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help & understanding and improve care. You can find more information on the Alzheimer’s Society website.
To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Four Seasons Health Care is hosting four guest blogs from our team of dementia experts.
Our final blog takes the form of a poem and comes from Nina Hutchison from Gowrie House care home in Fife.
Nina has supported colleagues in facilitating training modules within the Dementia Care Framework. She has been so inspired by the Dementia care framework, and especially the Dementia Experience, that she wrote this poem about her understanding of how a resident may feel living with Dementia.
Dementia Experience Poem
Walk in my Shoes,
Just for a day,
Feel how I feel,
It’s the easiest way,
The jigsaw is there,
The pieces are too,
They don’t seem to fit
It’s a bit of a do,
Hear what I hear,
And see what I see,
I’m not sure where I am,
But I know I’m me,
Step into my shoes,
The experience may be difficult,
And at times a bit rough
But you can say when you’ve had enough
But this is my life, my everyday world
Some days nice and calm,
And other days a swirl,
The one thing to remember when the experience is done,
Help me with my memories,
And the days that I have none.
20 Apr 2017
Chichester Court Care Home in South Shields has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Chichester Court 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 during an Easter themed party on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
Jacky Reed, Acting Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North East of England 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.
27 May 2016
Freda Campbell, a domestic assistant, hung up her rubber gloves for the last time at Chichester Court Care Home in South Shields, retiring after 20 years' service.
The home couldn't let her go without a fuss and friends, colleagues and her family threw a surprise retirement part in her honour.
Dale Summersby, Home Manager, explained: "The chef put on a lovely homemade buffet and the bubbles were flowing. A few tears were shed, but there was a lot of laughs. Freda will be missed as she was a valued member of the team, but we wish her well in the new exciting chapter of her life."
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you good luck on your new ventures Freda.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Chichester Court Care Home in South Shields, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Dale Summersby
111 Chichester Road, South Shields, NE33 4HE
0191 454 6455