South Chowdene Care Home

Chowdene Bank
Low Fell
Gateshead
NE9 6JE
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Care enquiries 0191 5029 554

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

All other calls 0191 4910 861

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South Chowdene Care Home in Gateshead

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.

We are always happy to see visitors or to help callers with advice.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Providing great quality care and wellbeing’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Types of 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.

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Nursing care

Respite / Short stay

Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access

On-site

  • Activity classes
  • Conservatory
  • Day trips
  • Flexible mealtimes

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

Our Team

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

Lara Masucci

General Manager

Hi, my name is Lara and I am an Operations Manager supporting as acting General Manager here at South Chowdene.  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 worked as an Ops manager with Barchester since 2008.

Before coming to Barchester I commissioned the home and have grown it with the team into the home it is today. I started in care 23 years ago and worked myself up from a junior care assistant to Nurse and eventually into Nursing Management. I have held Nursing and Management roles in Hospital, Hospice and Care Homes and have commissioned new luxury homes as well as turned around homes in need of improvement and support.

I am very passionate about ensuring the residents receive the best care and life experiences and bring my post graduate specialty in palliation, leadership and management wherever I go to support our fantastic care teams. I work with a long standing supportive team who aim to achieve the best for the home.

I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

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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.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events

Activities

Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What people say about us

South Chowdene Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Outstanding

30 April 2020

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