Brandon Lodge Care Home

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Commercial Street
Brandon
Durham
County Durham
DH7 8PH

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Profile Strength
Very Good 83%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £780.00
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Muriel (Mo) Sharp is Care Home Manager at Brandon Lodge Care Home.

Four Seasons Health Care is one of the UK’s largest independent health care providers with over 250 Care Homes across the UK caring for more than 13,000 people. We provide long-term and respite residential and nursing care for older people and are an award winning, sector leader in specialist dementia care.

You’ll find Brandon Lodge Care Home in a quiet residential area, just a short drive from Durham city. We are in easy reach of local shops and public transport, making us easily accessible for visitors to pop-in for a chat.

One of the leading care homes in Durham, our Care team offers residential care for people who need a little help with daily tasks, and nursing care for those with complex medical needs. We also provide respite care to give family or friends a well-earned break, and intermediate care as an alternative to a hospital stay.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Learning Disability (ALD), Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Alcohol and Drugs misuse, Cancer, Depression, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Mild Forgetfulness.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

The welfare, safety and happiness of residents, team members and visitors is our number one priority.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our additional stringent measures are constantly reviewed to ensure we continue to meet Government and Public Health guidance, for everyone’s safety and wellbeing, whilst continuing to offer a comfortable and happy place to live, work and visit.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

Brandon Lodge has a wonderful choice of lounges so our residents always have a place to sit and socialise or a place for some quiet time. We have an attractive dining area and a garden with a patio for our residents to enjoy all year round.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

Brochures
brl-brandon-lodge-care-home-brochure.pdf

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Description

We have 38 bedrooms for our residents. We have en-suite facilities and shared rooms are also available. Residents are encouraged to bring their own belongings to personalise their rooms and may bring there own furniture if they would like to. The rooms have a television point and WIFI.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 38
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 38

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access.

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Description

Our homes are more than just places of care and everyday living support. They’re also thriving communities in which each person feels part of the life of the home. Listening to our residents is one of the most important things we do each day, so that we can truly get to know them. We always pay special attention to people’s stories ─ because places filled with stories and warmth are places that everyone is happy to call home.

We also use exclusive technology to continuously improve residents’ day-to-day experiences through our Quality of Life Programme. As well as medication dosage, dietary needs and mobility, the system also captures residents’ wants, wishes and preferences, alongside feedback from relatives and professionals. This information is immediately available to Home Managers and their teams, complimenting the normal face-to-face conversations we have each day.

We know what we do is important so we work together to bring a little joy to everyday experiences, whilst striving to always be:

Respected

We treat residents and others as we want to be treated, with courtesy and dignity; showing respect in the way we communicate; involving and including people, respecting differences sensitively and professionally.

Trusting

We have a culture of trust. We open our doors, as we are proud of the special experiences we provide to residents. We act with integrity in everything we do.

Caring

We demonstrate our caring nature through our words, actions and choices. It is at the forefront of our hearts and minds. We give confidence and belief to others that we care.

Make a Difference

We go the extra mile, to say or do something special. We notice the little details that makes us all unique. We have pride in ourselves for our own personal development.


Our Team
Muriel (Mo) Sharp
Muriel (Mo) Sharp
Care Home Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £780.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £780.00

Funding Types
Local Authority County Durham
Region North East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

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Activities Are So Important

Another way we can help our residents to feel at home is for them to do familiar things. So our dedicated Activities Leaders gently encourage residents to carry on doing things they enjoy. If someone had a hobby or pastime they did before they arrived, we’ll encourage them to continue it with us. Or perhaps they may like to learn something new.

The important thing is that we treat every resident as an individual. If they enjoy sharing time with others, either in our home or on an organised trip out, they’re most welcome. Or, if they prefer quiet time alone, we’ll respect that too.

At Brandon Lodge we have regular visits from our local police dog, Jet, for pet therapy interaction. Pet therapy has been found to greatly benefit our residents, who love to cuddle and stroke Jet. Our home also has a lovely outside garden area, which our residents love to explore and relax in. They particularly like to sit in the shaded outdoor area and enjoy an ice cream.


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Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Pet Therapy, Religious Services, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Commercial Street
Brandon
Durham
County Durham
DH7 8PH

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Requires Improvement
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 30th September 2021
Last rated 13th November 2019
Reports

22nd October 2021

13th November 2019

30th March 2017

18th May 2015

4th October 2013

15th August 2012

21st February 2012

Registration Date 30th December 2010
Service Provider Tamaris Healthcare (England) Limited, SK9 1BU
Transport
Bus Stop nearby.

Places of Worship
Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Brandon Lodge Care Home

Brandon Lodge Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in November 2019.
Brandon Lodge Care Home provides Nursing, Respite and Residential care.
Brandon Lodge Care Home has 38 rooms.
Prices for Brandon Lodge Care Home start from £780.00 per week.
Brandon Lodge Care Home is owned by Four Seasons Health Care.
Yes. Brandon Lodge Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Brandon Lodge Care Home does offer Respite care.
No. Brandon Lodge Care Home does not provide care for people with Dementia.
Brandon Lodge Care Home comes under County Durham.
Brandon Lodge Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Brandon Lodge Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Muriel (Mo) Sharp is the manager of Brandon Lodge Care Home.

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