Welcome to Hallgarth Care Home
You'll find Hallgarth Care Home set in a quiet residential area, close to the heart of the beautiful, historic and bustling city of Durham.
Here our highly trained team provides specialist end-of-life care at a time when residents and their families need extra help and support; and also short-term respite care. We work hard to ensure everyone living here is comfortable and well looked after.
Ours is a purpose-built care home. Catering for every personality and lifestyle, we offer several communal areas and lounges, plus places where residents can pursue their hobbies or relax. We also have our own spacious bar, which is a great place to socialise or invite friends and family to when they visit.
Just as you you'd expect in a hotel, all our various bedrooms are warm, bright and comfortable. We have standard rooms, plus five large ‘cathedral suites' with en-suite wet rooms, elegant decor, flat-screen TVs, and patio doors leading out on to our garden.
We love residents to bring their own furniture and possessions to give their rooms a homely feel.
We pride ourselves on being an established and essential part of the local community. Our strong relationship with the church and other social groups is a great comfort and pleasure to many who stay with us.
Life at Hallgarth Care Home
In Hallgarth's busy social calendar there's something to suit every taste. Popular pastimes include arts and crafts, quizzes and musical events. Some residents even won the National Four Seasons Prize for gardening.
All goings-on are completely optional; there's no pressure to join in. If residents prefer to quietly relax, our team is always on hand to help them feel at home.
Our activities coordinator organises group activities, and one-to-one sessions which many residents find particularly rewarding. People staying with us often feel inspired to get involved with planning new activities, events and trips.
Hallgarth's award-winning in-house chef prepares delicious home-cooked meals from scratch, every day. Our silver-service team serves dinner in any of three restaurant-style dining rooms. People enjoy a varied choice for every meal, and we cater for all dietary and cultural preferences.
This is an excellent care home. Residents needs are paramount. Everyone especially the most frail and vulnerable are treated with respect, kindness and gentleness. They are also given a rich, stimulating and interesting environment to live in.
The beds are excellent, the food is very good but it is not cooked how I would cook it! The people and staff are really nice here, the rooms are nice and there is a warm and friendly atmosphere.
I meet with the residents and their family and friends fortnightly, known as poetry pat. Poetry is used to evoke memories and encourage "talk", gain the social life facilitator is the mainstay of this group, encouraging the residents to participate and enjoy these sessions through her sense of humour and the sheer enjoyment which she radiates from her. She really loves her work from the art she does to trips to the seaside, to shows, special celebrations and so much more. Hallgarth is so lucky to haver her!
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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 Hallgarth 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....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Hallgarth Care Home in Durham. 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
20 Nov 2017
Although Hallgarth Care Home is on the edge of the busy Durham City Centre, it has a long private back garden, which for many years has been home to a family of squirrels. These critters provide hours of entertainment.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “The residents love sitting in our very own bar and watching nature at its best. We have bird boxes, feeders and a bird bath. These are used by a family of Blue Tits, but the real characters are the squirrels. We have a line going from tree to tree that the nut and seed feeders hang on, and the squirrels have mastered the art of walking along them commando style.
“This is the third line we’ve had to put up at the squirrels got the idea of chewing through the line so all the feeders end up on the ground, much easier for them to collect the nuts! Or they would chew through the plastic feeders so the bottom would fall out. We now give them different puzzles to challenge them before they can get the nuts. They are very entertaining to watch.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
18 Nov 2017
Music and travel were on the agenda with ‘Rhythm not Blues’ this week at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham.
Residents started their journey in London with a Cockney theme at the Old Bull and Bush, caught the ‘Yellow Submarine’ up to Liverpool and met the Beatles. Then they went off to America on a boat with Petula Clark.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “The residents enjoy the Rhythm not Blues sessions. Their journeys are always full of movement, laughter, song and fun which involve batons, pomp oms and flags. Vera even directed our boat safely onto shore with some semaphore.”
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.