Appletree Grange Care Home

Durham Road
Birtley
DH3 2BH
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Care enquiries 0191 502 9556

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 0191 410 2175

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Appletree Grange Care Home in Durham

Appletree Grange is a 32-bedded, purpose-built home for frail older people and people living with dementia, providing residential care and specialised dementia care rather than nursing care. It is located between Newcastle and Durham in a quiet area of historic Chester-le-Street.

Care at Appletree Grange is carefully planned to meet individual assessed need and to manage risk while preserving independence, dignity and choice. Close relationships with local health services help keep individual health and welfare under review. A dedicated Activities Coordinator assisted by the whole staff group helps ensure that there is a varied programme of meaningful activities, based both in the home and the community, on a group and one-to-one basis.

We are proud of the services we offer at Appletree Grange and are confident that we can offer help to our local community. Why not give us a call or drop into see what we can provide?

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Types of care

We provide a person-centred approach to care and do everything we can to find out about each individual. We want to make sure that their experience at Appletree is as homely and comfortable as possible. We provide residential care as well as services to support those living with various stages of dementia, and always receive excellent reviews from the local authority and CQC.

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Residential care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.

A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Click here to read our latest brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for a useful toolkit for providing good dementia care.

Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon

On-site

  • Activity classes
  • Activity room
  • Day trips
  • Exercise classes

Accessibility

  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Trudi Gillespie

acting General Manager

Hello, I am Trudi, acting General Manager here at Appletree. Welcome to our website! Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life. I have over 10 years' experience in care and it is the best job in the world! I started my career as a Care Assistant, before being promoted to Deputy Manager at our sister home, Springvale Court. My qualifications include an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health & Social Care, Working with Dementia Level 3 and End of Life Care Level 3. I strive to deliver the highest possible care to meet the needs and wishes of everyone I support. I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

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Life at Appletree Grange Care Home

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & Events

Activities

Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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What people say about us

Appletree Grange Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Good

20 November 2019

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