We are part of a wider, friendly and welcoming community – as you’d expect in the north east! – and here at Comfort House we make sure that all our visitors are made welcome and well looked after, whoever they are.
This is a residential Care Home, and most of our residents are mentally alert, with a good sense of humour, which means that there’s a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere here, with plenty of good-humoured banter. It’s also a very comfortable Home. The bedrooms are large, all ensuite with showers, and there are good communal areas.
We have a dedicated and compassionate team here. It’s a stable staff group, with a low turnover, which means that staff can build close and meaningful relationships with the residents.
We encourage residents to stay alert and get involved in activities. Entertainers come to the Home, we have arts and crafts sessions and film shows. We have a hairdresser, we have drinks evenings – never a dull moment! We’re also involved with the Hen Power project, so we have three chickens in our garden, which the residents really enjoy looking after. In fact, some of the ladies asked for a room overlooking the garden so they could look at the chickens out of their windows. The Hen Power project also gives us access to a range of artists and acts, so that will give us an opportunity to offer even more activities to the residents.
Many of our residents have lived all their lives in this part of the city, so we have lots of informal links with the wider community through families and friends. Our residents still go to local shops or the pub, which helps to bring continuity to their lives – a sense that they still belong to a wider community.
Comfort House Care Home is situated in a housing estate in Newcastle. It is close to shops and services and has good public transport links.
Newcastle upon Tyne
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.