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.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.
Life at Riverside View Care Home
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained.
We have a full-time activities coordinator who encourages everyone here to get involved in individual and group pastimes, diversions and entertainment. These include cake decorating, knitting, crochet, flower arranging, gardening, painting, quizzes, bingo, dominoes and carpet bowls.
I would recommend this home. It feels safe living here, beautiful and clean and the staff are very good and helpful.
Yes lovely stayed here a long time.
I enjoy staying her very much and the staff are smashing. I would definitely recommend people to stay.
I would recommend this home the staff are very good.
Love living here and would recommend the home. Staff are nice and I receive good care.
My mother gets lovely care, good food and always clean and warm.
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.
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.
I'm enjoying my stay here, the staff are very lovely, my room is nice.
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.
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 Riverside View 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 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
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
17 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”
Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.
Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”
14 Dec 2017
Residents at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington welcomed Age Concern into the home last week to celebrate everything armed forces related and the service given by veterans.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “We have a number of residents in our home who served in the war, and it was nice for them to share their stories, but also a little emotional as many touched on the friends who never made it home. Representatives from Age Concern also shared their service experience, displaying their medals and other momentous from their time in service. I want to thank everyone who has given their service to protect Queen and Country. We’re all very proud of you.”
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
Contact our care home
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