Welcome to Howdon Care Centre
Howdon Care Centre provides a wide range of services, including specialised dementia care, residential care, short term and palliative care. This means that as people’s care needs change, the well-trained and experienced team will be able to continue to care for them without needing to find a new home.
We are especially trained in caring for those living with dementia. Our unique approach is based on understanding dementia form the resident’s perspective, enabling us to deliver Special Resident Experiences and consistently good care everywhere.
As a modern, purpose-built home, our facilities are first-rate. Inside, each floor has light, airy lounges and dining rooms and all our bedrooms are en-suite Outside, our landscaped grounds with a sensory garden, are the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air during the warmer months.
At Howdon we put the health and happiness of our residents at the heart of everything we do. Our residents’ needs matter and we go the extra mile to ensure they are met. What is more, we boast a hairdressing salon, a great activities programme and our dementia café gives families and friends a lovely place to spend together.
We can be found among the residential streets of Wallsend, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, which is between Newcastle city centre and North Shields. The shops are close by and it’s easy to get around on public transport.
Life at Howdon Care Centre
We know how important it is that those who live in our home have delicious, nutritious food. Our chef knows our residents’ likes and dislikes and goes out of his way to create tasty food that everyone will enjoy.
Howdon residents can pick and choose from our activity programme. For some there won’t be enough hours in the day to fit in all that we offer and we often invite entertainers and people from the local community as part of our busy calendar. Others, though, will prefer to dip in and out, pursuing their own hobbies or enjoying one-to-one pursuits with our two dedicated activity leaders. It is entirely up to the individual how much or how little they take part in.
Swan Lodge is a clean, organised and caring home and my mother has had better care than we ever thought she would have since being unable to remain in her own home. Throughout her year at Swan Lodge we could not fault the carers in any way and I would recommend this home to anyone.
I really enjoy my stay here I am very impressed with the care that Annie gets from the staff.
I am relaxed. I do a little bit of everything I just enjoy it here.
I am happy with my wife's care, they could do with more staff, carers are very good and sometimes worn out.
Nice clean home, good all round standard.
I feel comfortable and like the staff. I love Thursday pamper day. I like joining in the activities and have holy communion every Sunday.
I have quite enjoyed my stay here nothing is a bother.
Its comfortable here and I am happy enough. I like the staff to chat with me. I like having my hands massaged and my nails done.
Very pleased with the standard of care.
I am quite happy with my wifes care in general.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
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 Howdon Care Centre whether...
Howdon Care Centre also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
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...
This is for those who only need top-up care, from a bit of extra company during the day to...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
25 Jun 2017
Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend came together for a joint celebration as they marked two very special people’s birthdays.
The first birthday was Her Majesty the Queen, although a more important one had to be care assistant Kate turning 21.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “We decorated the home and created a Royal Throne for Kate to sit on. We also surprised her by presenting her with a throne and cape so she could be Howdon’s very own Queen for the day. We all celebrated with a lovely royal themed cream tea.”
23 Jun 2017
Friday 16th June marked Care Home Open Day, a day that actively encourages people in the local community to pop into their local care home and find out what’s going on.
The theme for this year’s open day was friendship, and Four Seasons homes and their local community certainly forged some long lasting friendships with their local communities through a variety of different events.
The events included:
- The Prince’s Trust heading into Kingsmead Care Home in Swindon sprucing up the garden
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Port welcomed in local school children and councillors for a fun filled afternoon
- A Jazz band kept everyone entertained in Pontypridd at Ty Gwynno Care Home
- It was a more sleepy affair at Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield as the team turned up for work in the PJs before having lots of fun with residents, relatives and visitors to the home
- Music and dancing was definitely on the cards for many of our homes as Benarty View Care Home in Kelty, Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton, Benholm Care Home in Forfar and Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, all had musical entertainment (and an assortment of other activities) for their guests
- Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow had their own petting zoo for everyone to enjoy
- The Laurels Care Home in Hetton-le-Hole held a country and western themed day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed
- Jazz was the music of choice at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston’s festivities.
- Redwell Hills Care Home in Consett, remembered the friends they’d sadly lost and released some balloons with messages in their honour.
The photos you can see above are just a snap shot of what happened at our homes during Care Home Open Day. It’s great to see from the pictures that everyone had lots of fun.
7 Jun 2017
Residents from Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend wanted to change the way they played bingo last week.
Instead of hearing the traditional ‘Legs Eleven’, ‘Two Little Ducks’ and ‘Two Fat Ladies’ residents shook it up by playing animal bingo.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “There were animal noises heard throughout the home followed by shouts of line and house. Although some of our residents preferred the more traditional game, there were still smiles all around. Bring on more animal bingo I say.”