Don't know what type of care you need? Let us help.

Below are some descriptions of care terms you may have heard. Please have a read, then feel free to contact the care home manager Angela Muir here at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham, to chat through the specific options we have available.

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing and getting around, or for those who need a more supportive environment if they're more frail.

Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This might include those with long-term conditions, those who need rehabilitation, or those with physical disabilities.

Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative to a hospital stay. It can help you avoid going into hospital in the first place or provide somewhere to get better when you're not quite ready to go home.

Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Hallgarth Care Home whether they need residential, nursing or dementia care - for shorter periods of time: days or weeks rather than months. Respite care is also suitable for those recovering from illness or a hospital stay.

End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time. Our caring and compassionate teams can give residents and their families all the time, space and help they need during this difficult period.

"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."

Ruth McArec, Volunteer at Hallgarth Care Home