South Chowdene is delighted to have received an overall ‘Good ‘ rating in a draft report from the Care Quality Commission based on a January and February 2017 inspections. The final report will be available shortly.

Located in Low Fell, a quiet residential area in Gateshead, South Chowdene care home is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. It provides 24-hours nursing care, in addition to personal support to frail older people, people with long-term illnesses, people with disabilities or sensory deficits and people who need support generally.

Care and support at our nursing home is delivered through personalised care planning, a process that begins with assessment, carried out before admission where possible, and completed with the individual concerned, together with relatives. More information is built up on admission and over time as we get to know the person and their family. The care plan covers areas like needs, risks, likes and dislikes, so it provides a basis for areas as diverse as deciding about activities programmes, looking at any rehabilitative medical needs and discussions with our chef about diet (who will make sure meal choices reflect individual tastes). Regular reviews with the person we support, relatives, our team and any relevant health professional are an important element of the system.

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Life at South Chowdene Care Home

Life at our home is composed of many key elements, not least of all, a dedicated team who strive to deliver high quality care, exciting activities and delicious food for the individuals we support. These services are enhanced by our excellent facilities, which serve to make residents’ time here as comfortable as possible.

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Our team

Our home wouldn’t be what it is today without the wonderful team who have consistently put in hard work and dedication to deliver a high level of care to everyone we support. It is important that our staff are able to build good relationships with residents, and are seen as approachable and always willing to have a chat.

Care Homes in Gateshead | South Chowdene

Katie Searle

General Manager

Hi, I am the General Manager her at South Chowdene - welcome to our website!

I am proud to say that I am a dedicated, qualified nurse and I am fortunate to be in a position to lead such a wonderful staff group. I have worked in healthcare since I was 19 and started out as a healthcare assistant in the QE hospital. Previously, I worked for a specialist neuro brain injury unit as the nurse in charge. We provided complex nursing care for residents, as well as rehabilitation and palliative care. I then trained as a nurse assessor for CHC.

I love my role at South Chowdene and take great pride in supporting the team. The nurses and staff are a dedicated and well-established group, and are all very proactive. I am currently extending the roles of the care staff and focusing on their further training and development. I have always lived locally to the care home, so I have a good knowledge of the area. I have 2 children and attended Newcastle College for A levels and Northumbria University for nurse training.

Allow our warm, welcoming, family feel to greet you, as I am sure you will find that we are ideally suited to meet your needs now and in the future.

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Our care

Striving for the highest possible quality care at our home is at the centre of everything we do, and helping residents to maintain their independence, dignity and individuality for as long as possible is an important goal for all who work here. Personal needs and desires are always taken into consideration, so that we can deliver the best quality, bespoke care to everyone we support.

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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Nothing short of great food is prepared and served in our homes

Our approach to food and nutrition

Facilities

  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access
  • Night bite menu

On-site

  • Conservatory
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry
  • Night bite menu

Accessibility

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

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
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What people say about us

Good

21 November 2017

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