Welcome to Langley Park Care Home
You'll find Langley Park Care Home in the village of Langley Park, County Durham.
Here we provide an excellent standard of care 24 hours a day. The people who live here have varying needs, from specialist support and help with everyday living to just needing a helping hand to retain some independence.
We offer residential care for older people, and dedicated care for those with dementia. We also offer respite care to give home carers a much-needed break. Some stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods
Ours is a modern, purpose-built home with a spacious landscaped garden and plenty of patio seating areas which are popular in the summer.
The residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. These are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Life at Langley Park Care Home
The people who live here get very involved with our activities coordinator to plan our schedule of pastimes, diversions and entertainment.
This includes arts and crafts, baking and gentle gardening, as well as quizzes and musical events. We use our minibus for outings to local attractions, restaurants and garden centres.
We encourage a mix of individual and group activities, and produce a regular programme which is displayed throughout the home so everyone knows what's going on.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
We have no complaints. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and nothing is a bother for them. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Staff are superb. Cant be more helpful. I have worked in care homes and visited others and this is undoubtedly the best! I believe the staff are mainly local and this is evident from their local knowledge which makes residents feel more at home. Another significant factor is that there are no bank staff used! only problem is they should be paid more!
This home was recommended by a friend and I find it is the exact place for my mother. Every member of staff is kind and considerate and there is a real feeling of camaraderie among residents and staff alike. My mother is profoundly deaf and everyone on her floor take extra care that she understands what is going on and keeping an eye on her.
As I have had a heart and am unable to care for my Husband I am greatly relieved by the fact that he is well cared for. He has vascular Dementia and is unable to do anything for himself.
Having visited Mabel Thornton for over 1 year now I can honestly say that she is being cared for so well. The staff have always been pleasant kind and sincere. Mabel always says the food is good and she has plenty to eat. I hope that if I'm ever in the situation of needing care I have people like the staff at Langley Park to care for me.
I have been visiting my friend for some time now and it is very obvious she is being well cared for. Mabel can be a very difficult resident at times but the staff always show a great deal of patience with her. All of the staff have a special caring quality with all the residents. It is really comforting to know that she is being well cared for. It's just as well there are places like Langley Park to provide much needed care. I would not hesitate to recommend this care home to any member of my family or friend.
This care home is very caring to all the residents. The staff are friendly and polite to all that visit.
This care home is very caring to the residents, friendly and polite to everyone that visits.
The carers are very good and join in with activities. My father has settled and is well looked after. The food could not be better. Jane who organises entertainment is very good and joins in with bingo on a Friday followed by a sing song. Jane has all sorts of ideas for raising money for entertainment, and is well supported with her efforts.
This care home is very caring towards all residents, friendly and polite to all that come to the care home to visit residents/family.
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...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Langley Park Care Home whether...
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 Langley Park Care Home in Langley Park. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
12 Dec 2017
We all know how hard it can be getting that special card for someone at Christmas.
In Langley Park, residents at Langley Park Care Home have been creating extra special Christmas cards for their families.
Sharon Smith, Home Manager, explains: “Residents have been getting crafty and have created some very special and personalised Christmas Cards for their loved ones. It was lovely to see everyone in the home getting festive.”
Are you looking for a care home in Langley Park? Langley Park Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, respite care and end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
7 Aug 2017
A Durham care home has been rated as “outstanding” overall by the Care Quality Commission. This is the highest possible rating a home can achieve. Following an unannounced CQC inspection, Langley Park Care Home was also rated as “good” for being safe, effective and well managed and it was rated as “outstanding” for being caring and for being responsive to its residents’ needs.
The inspectors said that people living in the home, which is run by Four Seasons Health Care, felt safe and supported and they were treated with care, understanding and consideration. In an independent survey carried out in the home in 2016 which considered the views of 31 people, 100% felt they were treated with kindness, dignity and respect
There was an open and relaxed culture in the home and the care team had developed warm and affectionate relationships with people. There was a lot of banter and humour and the home was full of laughter. Carers were singing and dancing with people. The inspectors said: “The mood set by staff was infectious. This led to a happy and contented atmosphere.”
"Residents received personalised care and support from a care team who knew each of them exceptionally well and understood about their individual needs and preferences. The carers had found ways to engage with people living with dementia, which promoted their emotional and physical well-being to a high degree. Staff were able to anticipate people’s needs and offer their help."
The inspectors found the staff were extremely caring and said that residents, their relatives and visiting care professionals were highly complementary about them, using words such as “brilliant” and “outstanding” to describe them. One relative said: “The care is excellent. Staff always have time to spend with people. All the staff know people well and interact with all the residents…They do the job damned well…. Staff seem to have had all the relevant training especially in dementia.” A visiting care professional said: “This service is outstanding in that staff genuinely care and want to make a difference across the board." Members of the team described to the inspectors their enjoyment in working in the home and spoke fondly of the people who lived there. One said: “It’s a great place to work. It’s like an extended family.”
The inspectors saw there were sufficient staff on duty to meet people’s needs in a timely way; they were well trained and supported to do their jobs. Their training included a dementia care training programme in which staff are given a simulated experience of what it is like to live with dementia, which improves their understanding and empathy and makes learning of best practice more meaningful. – has the home completed DCF simulated dementia experience training?
People living in Langley Park Care Home were listened to about their care and what they did on a day to day basis. They were involved, together with their families, in developing and reviewing their care plans as much as possible. The residents were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and they were provided with a range of meaningful activities every day.
Residents were given a choice of meals and the kitchen staff were knowledgeable about their dietary needs.
Jacky Reed, interim Regional Managing Director of Four Seasons Health Care, said: It’s a credit to the dedication of the care team that Langley Park was rated as outstanding and heartening to see the very positive comments by relatives and care professionals.”
The home has achieved a customer satisfaction ratings averaging 99% in recent months in feedback from residents, their relatives and visiting health and care professionals