Welcome to Riverside View Care Home

You'll find Riverside View in the picturesque village of Haughton-le-Skerne, a suburb of Darlington in County Durham.

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Ours is a spacious, tastefully decorated care home, on a plot next to landscaped green belt and the River Skerne.

At Riverside View Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of carers provide support with residential care, respite care and support for those living with dementia.

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Life at Riverside View Care Home

A carer and a resident

I would recommend this home. It feels safe living here, beautiful and clean and the staff are very good and helpful.

Margaret Lawrence, Resident / Service User at Riverside View Care Home

Yes lovely stayed here a long time.

Jane Walker, Resident / Service User at Riverside View Care Home

I enjoy staying her very much and the staff are smashing. I would definitely recommend people to stay.

Mary Simpson, Resident / Service User at Riverside View Care Home

I would recommend this home the staff are very good.

Audrey Gowling, Resident / Service User at Riverside View Care Home

Love living here and would recommend the home. Staff are nice and I receive good care.

Glady Ashley, Resident / Service User at Riverside View Care Home

My mother gets lovely care, good food and always clean and warm.

David Fisher, Son of Resident/Service User at Riverside View Care Home

The home has a wonderful friendly and warm atmosphere, the staff are wonderful too and caring. The whole team from the cleaners/ laundry to maintenance. Very helpful, would definitely recommend.

Mathe Matte, Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User at Riverside View Care Home

Mum has been in Riverside for nearly 2 years. She has been very happy, it is a very friendly place, very clean. The staff welcome you and are more than happy to help or discuss any worry's we might have. I have no regrets that we chose Riverside for Mum.

Joan Trotter, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Riverside View Care Home

I'm enjoying my stay here, the staff are very lovely, my room is nice.

Marion Davidson, Sister of Resident/Service User at Riverside View Care Home

My Gran enjoys a lovely sunny room with a Riverside view! Staff are always friendly and patient with her. She is happy here and I am happy knowing she is getting such excellent care.

Kim Trotter, Granddaughter of Resident/Service User at Riverside View 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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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Riverside View 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 Riverside View Care Home in Darlington. 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
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news

intermediate care HSJ guides

24 Apr 2017

As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.

The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.

With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.

In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.

You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides

care home awards

31 Oct 2016

Two Darlington care homes actively using a quality of life programme to improve feedback services for their residents have earned an award for the scheme.

Grosvenor Park Care Home, off Burnside Road, and Riverside View Care Home, off Hutton Avenue, were brought into the digital age with iPads being used to get residents and their families to fill in questionnaires and give general feedback on any aspect of care.

The system, introduced by care home owner Four Seasons Healthcare, has now been recognised with an award from the UK Customer Experience panel as the homes move from paper-based copies to online responses.

Amanda Cunningham, Regional Managing Director of Four Seasons Healthcare, said: “This feedback has enabled our care teams to find and fix issues or niggles.

“When the majority of our residents are of the generation who don’t like to make a fuss, our quality of life programme has helped us to uncover customer needs that they might otherwise not have expressed.”

The Darlington homes are both rated “good” overall by the Care Quality Commission.


29 Oct 2016

Residents at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington welcomed Poppy and Blondie for a wonderful pet therapy session last week.

Pet therapy can help residents to relax, and Poppy and Blondie certainly had the desired effect.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, explains: “These two beautiful little ponies brought a smile to our residents’ faces. They enjoyed giving them treats and getting up close and personal with their very own prancing ponies. We’ll definitely be booking Blondie and Poppy in for a return visit.

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home offers a variety of care types including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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

Care home manager: Claire Westmorland

Hutton Avenue, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2TP

01325 488584

01325 488348

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