Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)


Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)


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THE North East has a wealth of businesses and facilities that provide first-class residential care. Here we take a look at a selection of the best.

Ascot House: Ascot House care home with nursing is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide both nursing and residential care to older people suffering from age-associated mental health conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Ascot House recognises that it must be totally dedicated to providing the very highest standards of care at all times to its residents, recognising individual needs and ensuring that care plans are tailored to meet each individuals requirements.

To achieve this aim, Ascot House employs highly-trained nurses and NVQ trained healthcare assistants who are on hand 24 hours a day. Ascot House staff are able to meet residents' total needs ranging from long-term care to short-term respite care.

This philosophy of total nursing care also allows staff to individually tailor care plans to encompass everyone's physical, medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, with key workers ensuring that a personalised approach is developed within each care plan.

Burn Brae Lodge: Burn Brae Lodge is a small family-owned and managed care home that is situated in glorious rural surroundings overlooking Corbridge.

The owner/manager Paul Howard previously worked as a registered nurse and then spent many years managing a local authority care home.

It was always his wish to own his own home and this became a reality in 2000 when, along with his brother, they purchased Burn Brae Lodge. The motivation to have his own home was to provide high-quality individual care in a homely environment.

The home enjoys a very high reputation and has been assessed as an excellent care home by the Care Quality Commission and also as a grade one quality care home by Northumberland Care Trust. …

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