Appletree Grange Care Home
Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 2BH Map View
Appletree Grange Care Home in Durham
Appletree Grange is a 32-bedded, purpose-built home for frail older people and people living with dementia, providing residential care and specialised dementia care rather than nursing care. It is located between Newcastle and Durham in a quiet area of historic Chester-le-Street.
Appletree Grange has a dedicated Memory Lane Community that provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines ensuring the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us.
Staff undertake specialist dementia care training developed by our team of Dementia Care Specialists and academic partners, the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University. Together they ensure our training programmes are informed by the very latest thinking. We ensure that the people we support feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full.
Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult and we have created a guide to showcase how we ‘Enrich the lives of people living with dementia’ in our care home.
Care at Appletree Grange is carefully planned to meet individual assessed need and to manage risk while preserving independence, dignity and choice. Close relationships with local health services help keep individual health and welfare under review. A dedicated Activities Coordinator assisted by the whole staff group helps ensure that there is a varied programme of meaningful activities, based both in the home and the community, on a group and one-to-one basis.
We are proud of the services we offer at Appletree Grange and are confident that we can offer help to our local community. Why not give us a call or drop into see what we can provide?
Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
Types of care
We provide a person-centred approach to care and do everything we can to find out about each individual. We want to make sure that their experience at Appletree is as homely and comfortable as possible. We provide residential care as well as services to support those living with various stages of dementia, and always receive excellent reviews from the local authority and CQC.Read more
Respite / Short stay
Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.
- Wi-fi available
- En-suite rooms
- Step-free access
- Hairdressing salon
- Activity classes
- Activity room
- Day trips
- Exercise classes
- Disabled bathroom
- Disabled WC/facilities
- Disabled parking
- Disability awareness/equality training
- Electric profiling bed
- En-suite toilet
- Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
- Nurse call system
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hello, I am Trudi, General Manager here at Appletree. 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 over 10 years' experience in care and it is the best job in the world! I started my career as a Care Assistant, before being promoted to Deputy Manager at our sister home, Springvale Court.
My qualifications include an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health & Social Care, Working with Dementia Level 3 and End of Life Care Level 3. I strive to deliver the highest possible care to meet the needs and wishes of everyone I support.
I look forward to welcoming you to our home.
Our staff are like family
At Barchester, we’re cultivating an environment where you’ll have more than just a career – you’ll have a family.Our people
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.Find out more
Life at Appletree Grange Care Home
Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.