South Chowdene Care Home

Chowdene Bank
Low Fell

Gateshead

Tyne & Wear

NE9 6JE

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0191 5029 554

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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.

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.

Katie Searle

Katie Searle

Senior General Manager

Hi, I am the Senior 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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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 & 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

Good

21 November 2017

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