We have a low staff turnover and a team of passionate and dedicated staff. Visitors to our Home are always greeted with a smile, and offered a cup of tea or coffee, no matter what their visit is about. We want them to get a good first impression, to make them feel comfortable, particularly if they are looking for a Care Home for their loved ones, which is often a traumatic time for a family. In these cases we take them round the Home and introduce them to our Carers, the residents and, whenever possible, their families.
Our residents are very active. Our Activities Co-ordinator offers a wide range of activities every day: arts & crafts, armchair exercises, games, a knitting club, recall and reminiscence, pamper days, cinema matinees, group activities and 1-2-1 sessions, as well as regular visits from singers, when residents often join in! A Hairdresser attends weekly. We have trips out, to places such as the famous Beamish outdoor museum, which everyone thoroughly enjoys. A local dance class comes in, as well as a theatre group who perform pantomimes. We’re next door to a very nice pub, the Victory, which is used regularly by some of our residents. We also have our own bar – one gentleman uses it every day when he has a whiskey with his son.
We have, a resident forum, and residents get involved in the running of the Home. We have a lady who likes to lay the tables for meals, and a gentleman who loves to hoover. It’s their home, after all!
We’ve started having Pamper Days for ladies, when they can ‘glam up’, and we have a similar thing for the men.
We are proud of our re-decoration of the home, and our residents staff and visitors love the new contemporary, fresh, clean look.
We are currently building community links with charitable organisations and support groups, so watch this space for some exciting new opportunities for our residents, their families and our local community.
We are all looking forward to the royal wedding and plan (weather permitting) to have a good old fashioned street party and knees up!
We are also promoting restful sleep and time orientation. This is done by our staff wearing night attire to promote time and place orientation to those residents who are confused during the night and unable to distinguish times. This has been successful, and will continue to promote best practice.
Dene Park Care Home is situated in South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
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.