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
21 Apr 2017
Seven Four Seasons Care Homes from across the UK have been awarded ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ awards by Carehome.co.uk.
The prestigious award highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK and are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.
The 7 homes who received the awards are:
- Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham
- Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington
- Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield
- Balmoral View Care Centre in Belfast
- Clandeboye Care Home in Bangor
- Hawthorn House Care Home in Belfast
- Longfield Care Home in Eglinton
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “I’m delighted that seven of our homes have received this award in their regions. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ is a fantastic achievement, and goes to show the feedback were collection through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored on a larger scale with the reviews we’re getting on carehome.co.uk. I want to encourage the homes to keep up all of the hard work, and continue providing good quality care everywhere.”
Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.
12 Apr 2017
The craft and chat club at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham have continued their Easter preparations by making Easter bonnets and boaters in preparation for their annual competition.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Everyone got stuck in creating their own bonnets and boaters in a variety of different colours with lots of different accessories stuck to them. There were decorations a plenty to choose from.
“I had to judge the competition, which was really tough as everyone had worked so hard making them. I eventually crowned Nancy our bonnet champion, for her use of colour and style.”
9 Apr 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham have all been busy preparing for Easter.
They’ve set up their Easter stall, complete with felt rabbits, chicks with eggs, origami bunnies with chocolates, knitted chicks, book marks, jotter books, cards and bags – all which they’ve been preparing since January! All of the proceeds of their hard work will go towards providing special experiences for residents. If you fancy your luck, you could see if you have the winning touch on the Easter raffle. It could be you who wins.
Everyone will be continuing their preparations this week, as they put up their Easter tree – which has grown up from a twig to a colour changing tree! The home will welcome Reverend Peter and Minister Jane to conduct the Easter service, after welcoming the Easter bunny who hopefully won’t be chased away by the Pet Therapy dog Mapache!
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “We’ve got lots of things going on for the Easter period for the residents and their relatives to enjoy. We welcome everyone to come in and enjoy the fun here at Hallgarth. The more the merrier.”