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
15 Jan 2018
At Hallgarth Care Home in Durham, everyone had such a busy time over the month of December that they couldn’t possibly fit every single activity that they wanted to do in.
So they moved Craft Club to New Year’s Eve, and made some 2018 calendars, whilst discussing our plans for the New Year. After a long discussion the group decided group decided to use a Chrysanthemum cone design was picked.
Residents had fun with over 500 floral cones, leaves and glue and set building their flowers. Once they were finished and allowed to dry, they were ready to hang up in the residents rooms on New Year’s Eve.
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.
7 Jan 2018
Residents from Hallgarth Care Home in Durham have enjoyed lots of different musical entertainment over the past couple of weeks.
Firstly they were invited to St Oswald’s Church Hall for a get together organised by the student community association. After tea, cake and a good old chat with everyone, the students serenaded the group with a variety of songs, including some festive hits.
Back at the home, everyone enjoyed an afternoon of Rock and Roll, with hits from the 50s and 60s courtesy of Buddy Silver and the Reverbz. David, a guitarist in the band is the son of resident Sheila who always sits pride of place in the front row when the band are in.
Elizabeth, a Hallgarth resident, said: “My husband and I could rock and roll with the best of them, I didn’t think I would remember so many songs but in knew them all. There’s life in the old rockers yet!”
Are you looking for a care home in Hallgarth? 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.
5 Jan 2018
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.