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 Debbie Seaton here at Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle, 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.

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home may be best, depending on each individual. Our experienced teams understand the challenges of living with dementia and are trained to look beyond the dementia diagnosis and to see the person, understand them, and help them live their lives as closely as possible to the way they always have.

Many of our homes can provide residential and nursing care for people living with dementia, and in our PEARL-accredited homes, we can provide even more specialist dementia care and support.

The PEARL programme - positively enriching and enhancing residents' lives - looks beyond the dementia diagnosis, to see the person, understand them, and help them live their lives as closely as possible to the way they always have. All staff at the home, from the care assistants to the chef to the Home Manager, go through months of training. Studies have found PEARL can improve the wellbeing of those living with dementia, including a dramatic reduction in the need for medication.

We also provide a range of therapies and activities, and homes and gardens are designed with the impact of light, colour, contrast, texture, aroma and sound in mind, to create the best possible environment for those living with dementia.

"My mother has been a resident for 12 months. The care and support to her from all staff has been outstandingly good. This is an excellent care home."

Stephen Worrall, Son of Resident/Service User at Pennine Lodge Care Home