Welcome to The Lodge Care Home
You'll find The Lodge in the town centre of South Shields, Tyne and Wear. Our trained, specialist staff offer various levels of care to suit a range of needs, including general residential, residential care with dementia, and respite care.
We're close to shops, pubs and community facilities. Beautiful gardens surround the home and provide an ideal place for residents and visitors to enjoy the fresh air.
We have bright, spacious communal lounges, including one with a baby grand-piano. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated, and have en-suites, floor and ceiling thermostats, TVs, and great safety systems.
Life at The Lodge Care Home
We host a wide range of pastimes, diversions and entertainment. Our activity coordinator organises a programme to meets the needs of all living here.
We've found residents respond positively to music, and that singing old songs stimulates memory and interest. We also work with the Beamish Museum, which visits on a regular basis to offer a lending service that helps residents to reminisce.
We also have themed nights, and an entertainer who regularly performs here.
Couldn't fault the care my mams received always warm and friendly and always ready to help and answer any questions we may have.
No problem, couldn't fault mams care. She is happy, well looked after. Lovely meals, place clean and tidy.
I cannot fault this home, it is really good. All the staff are great and the home is decorated lovely, one of the best i've seen.
My dad has been at The Lodge for two years now, he is very shy and reluctant to join in, however a carer has worked with my dad and gently encouraged him to sit with the other male residents for a chat and even been able to get him to have a couple of meals in the dining room, which for my dad is a huge achievement.
The Lodge care home is a good home. My brother is very well looked after. The staff are very friendly, and always work hard, very approachable. I would recommend The Lodge care home as a very good home.
Staff are always very helpful, room is always clean and tidy. Seems to be plenty of activities going on. On the whole a very good care home.
I find The Lodge a first class care home. My mother has been here 2 years and is very happy. The staff have a great relationship with the guests and are always doing stimulating activities. The staff always address any concerns we have promptly and efficiently. The food is excellent and varied and she is always well fed and hydrated.
Great staff, lovely home, staff do their best to keep patients entertained visits from entertainers, Bingo ect. Good facilities.
- Staff always on hand, friendly and helpful.
- Good prompt routine daily.
- Dad always clean, happy and alert.
- Free to visit any time, no restrictions.
- Regular residents activities and outings.
- Relaxed atmosphere, friendly feeling.
Dad came in on respite and other care homes were considered for long term care, however dad was settled and happy so remains long term and we have no complaints at all.
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 The Lodge Care Home whether they...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of The Lodge Care Home in South Shields. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
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
21 Apr 2017
Seven Four Seasons Care Homes from across the UK have been awarded ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ awards by Carehome.co.uk.
The prestigious award highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK and are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.
The 7 homes who received the awards are:
- Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham
- Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington
- Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield
- Balmoral View Care Centre in Belfast
- Clandeboye Care Home in Bangor
- Hawthorn House Care Home in Belfast
- Longfield Care Home in Eglinton
Charlotte Oppong-Agyare, Sales and Marketing Director of Four Seasons Health Care said: “I’m delighted that seven of our homes have received this award in their regions. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ is a fantastic achievement, and goes to show the feedback we are collecting through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored with the reviews residents and family members are giving on carehome.co.uk.
Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.
10 Nov 2016
Judith Hayes, Deputy Home Manager at The Lodge Care Home in South Shields has been crowned Deputy Home Manager of the Year for the North East of England, South West and Bristol in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Judith demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Deputy Home Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors which included the winner demonstrating not only the residents in their home have positive experiences but their care needs are well met, as well as evidencing how they support the Home Manger, leading the care team.
Judith was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Judith has shown 13 years of devotion to the residents and care team at The Lodge Care Home. She is a very caring lady and will go that extra mile to ensure that all the residents and the team are ok. Nothing is a problem for Judith. When she’s not at The Lodge, Judith is providing support for other care home in Four Seasons, passing on her expertise to more and more people. We couldn’t manage without her; she is a brilliant person and puts the needs of the home, residents and care team before herself.”
As the winner for the North East of England, South West and Bristol, Judith is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Kim Richardson, Regional Manager for Sunderland and South Tyneside, said: “Judith is always very calm and collected. She deals with inspections and any issues with the home head on and in a positive way. She has a strong commitment to the home and the team. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that everything at The Lodge is in tip top shape. Well done Judith!”
Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in North East of England, South West and Bristol, said: “Judith is a committed team member who is an integral part of the home. She has built an excellent rapport with colleagues, residents, relatives and external professional and is a credit to the home. She is always willing to solve a problem taking on every task with integrity and commitment.”
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to The Lodge Care Home in South Shields, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: John Shiells
Farnham Road, South Shields, NE34 OJR