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
14 Jul 2017
Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."
Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.
14 Jul 2017
Langley Park Care Home in Langley Park has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Langley Park Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.
The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.
The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them on Friday 16th June 2017, two weeks ahead of schedule.
Jacky Reed, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North East of England said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”
At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.
Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.
The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments.
The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.
The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.
Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.
19 Apr 2017
Just because you live with an illness, it shouldn’t stop you doing the things you enjoy doing.
Residents from Langley Park Care Home in Langley Park, dipped their toes in the water as they tried out a dementia friendly swimming session at Spennymore Pool.
Sharon Smith, Home Manager, said: “The swimming was a definite hit with the residents. Those who didn’t want to swim could just dip their toes in the water which was great. It looks like the residents will be making this visit to the pool a regular one. This just goes to show, dementia isn’t a barrier and shouldn’t stop you doing what you want to do.”
Are you looking for a care home in Langley Park? Langley Park offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.