We specialise in residents with mental health issues, and have regular access to a psychiatrist. We take a very positive and empowering approach to our residents’ care.
One of the things we do is pet therapy. We have plastic cows – very low maintenance! – chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and budgies. The residents feed the chickens, they clip them, collect the eggs and secure them at night. It’s all about the wellbeing of the hens, but it’s actually about the occupation of the residents, and it’s extremely therapeutic for them. We also have pet therapy with dogs, hens and guinea pigs, which sit on the residents’ knees and keep them occupied and relaxed.
We passionately believe in giving our residents special experiences – fulfilling their dreams. One resident wanted a ride on the back of a motorbike, so we contacted the local Harley Davison club and arranged it. Four residents went on a canal trip. We have regular trips to the opera and to the seaside, and we also have a bar for pub evenings! The risk assessments for some of these activities are a nightmare, but it’s worth going that extra mile to see the looks on the residents’ faces!
Some residents go to a local art club, two are doing GCSE Maths and English.
One lady with learning difficulties is doing a course to become a Carer.
We have brilliant staff at Philip’s Court – dedicated, passionate and resourceful. No matter what issues we have, we solve them. Last year we won the Best Care Team of the north east, a national award. That says it all.
Philip’s Court Care Home is situated in pleasant surroundings in Gateshead, just ten minutes from Newcastle city centre, with excellent public transport links.
140 Bluebell Close
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.