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
18 Jul 2017
Doreen Pinkney, a resident at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham wants to share her love about the Miners Gala and what it means to her and her family.
“The first Miners Gala I remember going too was with my Mam, Dad and brother. I must have been about 9 years old. That was 81 years ago, and I have been every year since. I lived at Esh Winning; we would all meet at the Stags in the village and get the train to Durham.
“To follow the banners and everyone would what them coming in before settling down on the green for a picnic, all family and friends together chatting and relaxing whilst watching the children play.
“After I married and had a son, I took him, when he had a family I took my granddaughter. Now she keeps up the tradition and takes me. The pride I feel for this day and being part of a mining community has never left me. I still cry a tear when I hear the band play Gresford (The Miners Hymn). Men and boys worked hard down the mines, what they did was manual hard work. The miners left still suffer the after effects of working under ground and some gave their lives down the mines and are buried with the coal.
“I am proud to support the miners gala, it has changed a lot over the past eighty one years, but the memory will live on forever within me, I am proud to come from a mining family.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
15 Jul 2017
Elizabeth Marshall of Hallgarth Care Home in Durham is proud to show off the latest flower creation.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Elizabeth spotted a picture in an oriental magazine of a carved ivory chrysanthemum and fell in love with it, wishing she was able to make such beautiful delicate things.
“In the Chinese culture it signifies a future life of ease and is a symbol of yang energy and brings good luck into the home.
“With a bit of thought, we set about making our own version of the flower, with some sticky note squares, red pen and lots of glue.
“It now hangs pride of place on the wall at Hallgarth.
Elizabeth said: “I never thought I could make something so beautiful again. My hands aren’t what they were now, but it’s about what I can do, not what I can’t, and it’s all down to having the confidence to give things a try.”
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.
14 Jul 2017
Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."
Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.