Dovecote Residential and Nursing Home

Hugar Road
High Spen
Rowlands Gill
Tyne and Wear
NE39 2BQ

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Tel: 01207 544441

Care Provider: Sanctuary Care (UK) Limited

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Prices Start From £756.00
Overall CQC Rating Requires Improvement
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Meet The Manager

Lisa Stephenson is Home Manager at Dovecote Residential and Nursing Home.

We offer Dementia care, Nursing care, Palliative care, Residential care, Respite care.
Surrounded by open fields and farmland, with free range chickens roaming our gardens, residents at Dovecote benefit from everything our rural location has to offer.

Feeling like we are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life in Gateshead, the home is a tranquil retreat tucked away in the traditional mining village of High Spen, Rowlands Gill.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Palliative.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Elderly Frail.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

Surrounded by open fields and farmland, with free range chickens roaming our gardens, residents at Dovecote benefit from everything our rural location has to offer.

Feeling like we are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life in Gateshead, the home is a tranquil retreat tucked away in the traditional mining village of High Spen, Rowlands Gill.

Having hatched and hand-reared our own free range chickens, they roam freely around our large gardens and courtyards. And when they stop laying eggs, they simply relax and enjoy their retirement here with us!

Our Lop Eared rabbits Millie and Lily have again been lovingly hand-reared by our residents and adore being stroked and handled.


How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Minibus, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Vegetable Plot, Seating, Communal Patio.

Description

The dovecote home has 61 single room all with access to a television point.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 61

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Catch up TV.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Fees Start From £756.00

The Importance Of Meal Times

At Sanctuary Care we recognise meal times have always been a focus for residents in our homes which is why we invest in fantastic chefs and catering staff who can deliver delicious, nutritious menus and create an enjoyable dining experience for our residents. Some of our residents enjoy getting involved in the preparation and serving of food! You can read more about this in our case studies.

Cooked or continental? Sandwiches or hot food? The choice is yours with residents being involved in creating seasonal nutritional menus from old favourites to trying something new…there’s also always freshly baked cakes to enjoy for afternoon tea.

Midnight snack? No problem, refreshments are available to residents throughout the day and evening if they get a little peckish.

We encourage meal-times where residents can eat together and socialise in a relaxing environment but understand that residents may wish to enjoy food when they and where choose to have it.

Our trained staff understand the importance of eating well and staying hydrated and supporting residents living with dementia to enjoy food in their environment – making food more visible through coloured crockery and more appealing whether it's pureed, finger foods or moulded.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

Menu
sanctuary-care-food-menus-week-1.pdf
Activities Are So Important

Many of our gents loved to play golf in their younger days, so make the most of weekly trips to the nearby golf club, which hosts special social get-togethers for us. And of course there are visits to St James’ Park, home of the beloved Newcastle United FC. Many of our residents regularly went to games here before they moved into residential care, so we love to support them to continue to do this.

For our residents who live with dementia, Dovecote has its own choir. It also regularly joins the ‘Gateshead Care Home Choir’ for performances out in the community. The choir gets together on a regular basis to perform for their fellow residents. Loved ones and relatives get so much pleasure from seeing how engaged and happy our residents are when they sing.

We make the most of the nature and wildlife that surround the home and support residents to enjoy the fresh air. We have close links with the local forestry commission, which champions fantastic activities for the residents. They organise gentle nature walks and even outdoor seated exercise sessions, which means our residents with nursing needs can also take part.

We also have fantastic groups that run weekly music sessions with our residents and those at other residential and nursing care homes, as well as Reiki massage. We also make the most of visits from school children who help our residents to decorate their zimmer frames.

For residents who like to get out and about we have our own Dovecote minibus for regular outings to places across Tyne and Wear that they love to visit.


Activities At Home
Music, Exercise Class, Excursions, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Park.

Hugar Road
High Spen
Rowlands Gill
Tyne and Wear
NE39 2BQ

Category Rating
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/1a328516-2f96-4b82-af93-6918b93dc484
Report Published 15th February 2019
Registration Date 17th November 2010
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

Nearby Services
Restaurant, Pub.

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