Welcome to Maple Lodge Care Home

You'll find Maple Lodge in the Witherwack suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

Our Dementia Care Framework Plaque

Here we treat residents as individuals, and always respect their dignity, privacy and rights. The Care Quality Commission has deemed our home ‘excellent'.

Our property is safe, well maintained, clean, pleasant and hygienic. There's a large garden, and patio and decking area where people love to take in scenic views of the surrounding countryside.

We love residents to bring personal items, such as photos, ornaments and small items of furniture, into their bedrooms to make them more familiar and homely.

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Life at Maple Lodge Care Home

A carer and a resident

My mother had been in Sunderland hospital for 7 weeks and as a result of morphine suffered great confusion. She was admitted by the medical social worker to the unit of Maple Lodge to a "time to think" bed. On arrival Mum could hardly walk after being in bed for so long and her mental state was poor. After the first week Mum was walking up and down the corridor unaided. In the six weeks she was there she had a good sleep pattern and her appetite had returned. This was all down to the hard working team managed by Stuart. Unfortunately Mum is no longer able to live independently due to short term memory loss. She extended her stay in the main building for a further month until the care home in her locality had a bed for her. Again the kindness and support of the wonderful staff that work there has been exemplary. Top marks to management who have ensured that the right type of person is employed to look after our elderly family members with such good care.

carol Downs, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

First class staff from the nurses to the carers and cleaners. First class care, love, respect. A quality care home. I would recommend to anyone.

John Furniss, Son of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

My mam resided in this home for 17 months. At all times she was treated with dignity and care even though at times it was very difficult for her and the staff due to her dementia. Over time she deteriorated in health due to her dementia and passed away recently in Maple Lodge. The staff were more than excellent with mam in her last few weeks and to us as a family they were the rock we leaned on for support. Thank you.

Linda Warren, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

Yes, I would recommend to friends and other families.

Audrey Pearson, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

Maple Lodge provides a good overall standard of care.

Paul Rylance, Son of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

My mother has been resident for six years with dementia. My late father was a resident for two years with dementia prior to passing away. Both have experienced tremendous help and care throughout their time in a supportive and safe environment.

Kevin Tracey, Son of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

Staff were fantastic with my mother who was occupying a time to think bed. She has now moved on to be nearer to us but she really appreciated the help that she received. Another fantastic feature is having ensuite rooms which seem to be so rare in other nursing homes, this saves elderly people from having to navigate unfamiliar corridors in the dead of night to find a toilet. Thanks to all concerned.

Yvonne Collins, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

Always a warm welcome and very pleasant staff, always helpful and nothing too much of a bother for them.

William Naisby, Nephew of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

I have been pleased with the way my dad has been looked after while he has been here. I have always been informed of his health and any issues that may arise. I cannot fault the staff they have always been pleasant to dad and family always listen if I want to know about anything. Dad is happy here he is really well cared for.

Ellen Green, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

All the members of the staff that I have had contact with have all been very friendly and helpful.

William Obee, Son of Resident/Service User at Maple Lodge Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Maple Lodge Care Home whether...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland. 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
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Bar
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in rooms
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news


16 Jan 2018

Residents, relatives and the care team all enjoyed a range of activities over the festive period at Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland.

Some of their highlights included; Southwick Community School and Willowfields Primary School putting on a carol concert for everyone at the home, the Maple Lodge Christmas party, sensory activities and even some fun feeding the local horses.

Anthony Duggan, Home Manager, said: “Christmas is always a lovely time of year, but for us here at Maple Lodge we like to make every day special for the residents. We provide them with lots of activities that stimulate them both physically and mentally. It’s always great to see smiles on their faces.”

Are you looking for a care home in Sunderland? Maple Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


5 Jan 2018

People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.

Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.

On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.

Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.

“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.

“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”

The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.


6 May 2017

Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Maple Lodge 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 during a 70s themed party on Tuesday 25th April, which was even attended by the local mayor.

Jacky Reed, Acting 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.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

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.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Anthony Duggan

Woolwich Road, Witherwack, Sunderland, SR5 5SF

0191 2837621

0191 549 3687

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