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 Sandra Smith here at Northlea Court Care Home in Cramlington, 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.

Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Northlea Court 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.

"We looked at other nursing homes but none could compare with
Northlea Court. We chose Northlea for our Mum after she'd had a severe stroke and couldn't return home. She was only with them for a short time but the staff were wonderful. She was treated as a person and not a number. Her dignity and individuality was respected. The whole team are extremely professional and very empathetic to resident's
family and friends. That laced with genuine caring made us feel that Northlea was the next best place for Mum other than at home. When she died everyone at Northlea was genuinely upset and offered us their unconditional support."

Helen Howard, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Northlea Court Care Home