Aycliffe Care Home is situated in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, just a five minute walk away from the town centre.
We receive a lot of very positive feedback about the warm and friendly greeting we give to visitors – we’re well known for our generous hospitality!
Our staff engage in a very honest and natural way with the residents. They really care about them. They always make sure they look presentable – that the ladies have their make-up on and their clothing and accessories match, that the gents are shaved and their hair combed. When members of staff pass the residents they’re always very positive and affectionate, and at the same time treating them with respect and dignity.
We have a full-time Activities Co-ordinator who keeps the residents active. We have a film club. The local church does a weekly listening service. We have a resident committee which produces a newsletter. One resident recently asked if we could have a band as entertainment, instead of just a singer: agreed! Another wanted apple pie back on the menu: also agreed!
There’s plenty going on outside the Home as well. Residents often get a taxi into town so they can shop, go to a café, the library, the leisure centre, or perhaps to the ice cream parlour. We have regular trips out to places like the petting zoos, and also to the Beamish museum, where we sometimes book a slot at the reminiscence cottage for the residents. And, for those residents who like a quiet drink with friends and family, we have the Jolly Carer ‘pub’. It’s a lovely, bright room with a bar in the corner. While they’re enjoying a drink, patrons can play darts, have a card game or just sit and watch the TV. What’s not to like!
Ashfield Court Care Home is situated in the Forest Hall area of Newcastle. It is within easy walking distance of local shops and amenities, and is well served by public transport.
Aycliffe Care Home
Akari Care is a family of Residential Care Homes spread across the UK, with the largest concentration of homes in the north-east. We choose the word ‘family’ with good reason, because in many ways it epitomises our values. Each Care Home we view as an extended family, bringing together residents and their families, our colleagues in care, clinicians, hairdressers, commissioners and CQC regulators, members of the local community – the list goes on. In this way, we are able to create a warm and inclusive environment in which our residents can feel a real sense of security and belonging, while at the same time retaining their dignity and self-respect.
We never compromise on the quality of our services, nor would you expect us to. Our extended team includes trusted GPs, Dentists, Chiropodists and Dieticians, who all work hard to improve our residents’ quality of life. Our dementia Care Homes have qualified, dedicated staff who help people to maintain their identity and dignity. With a focus on living life to the fullest, our homes offer activities such as hairdressing salons, bars, cinemas, gardening, and cooking courses to name just a few!
We have a dedicated and caring staff, a homely and friendly atmosphere, and high standards of cleanliness and care.
The central focus of everything we do is the wellbeing of our residents, to ensure that they remain physically and mentally active, are fulfilled and happy, and feel cared for and, loved as part of the Bridge View family.
We’d love to hear from you as we look for people that share our passion for providing the best care for our residents. Why not apply for one of the above jobs or call us for more information about the role.