Set in a traditional mining village of Easington Colliery, Ashwood Park is a thriving residential and nursing home run by a well-established team of truly caring staff.
A forever home, residents can continue to live here regardless of whether their needs change. They may come to Ashwood Park needing residential aged care and develop increasing needs and require nursing care. No matter what happens our team is able to support them.
We are proud of the activities provided at the home, which enrich the lives of our residents. For those who have much higher nursing needs or receive palliative care, we can take activities to their bedside. Some of our ladies love pampering sessions where we give them hand massages and paint their nails.
So much to do – from music to movie nights
When it comes to people visiting the home, our vintage-style singer gives personal performances in residents’ doorways if they are nursed in bed, bringing the sound of the 1940s straight to them. The Salvation Army in Peterlee often visits for hymns and songs, as well as prayers with our religious residents.
A firm favourite at when it comes to activities are the regular film nights, where everyone gets into their pyjamas and slippers. With plenty of popcorn and hot chocolate, we watch old classics like The Sound of Music and modern musicals like The Greatest Showman.
We have an abundance of four-legged friends who visit us and other residential and nursing homes across Durham for pet therapy, from guinea pigs and rabbits to well behaved dogs.
There is a hair salon at Ashwood Park. A hairdresser comes to us for weekly appointments with our residents. With vintage electric hood dryers and plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits, our residents love their weekly pampering.
Nostalgic decor and sunny spaces
In our Willow Suite, for our residents living with dementia, we have an old fashioned quiet lounge. There is no television in this bright and sunny room, which overlooks the beautiful gardens. Instead there is a vintage juke box so residents can listen to their favourite songs. Families can also bring in playlists which can be played through the juke box. In this room resides Ashwood Park’s pet fish!
This suite features themed walls. Respecting the area’s mining history, we have created a wall filled with nostalgic photos of the miners and facts about the colliery. We also have another wall featuring The Royal Family and one dedicated to musical legends like The Rat Pack.
Our residents adore the nursing home’s sensory garden. Filled with bird feeders the residents enjoy listening to the birdsong and the sound of the water feature.
Many enjoy planting flowers and making hanging baskets, which are wonderful gifts for their loved ones when they are visiting.
Opposite Ashwood Park is Sanctuary Care’s Birchwood Court Residential Care Home. Our residents enjoy getting together for special occasions like the summer fete. The homes also share a minibus, so residents can enjoy regular trips to places in Peterlee and the surrounding Durham area, including Hartlepool Marina and Beamish Museum. We regularly organise trips to Seham, where our residents love to visit Lickety Split for traditional ice cream. Our gents also enjoy outings to their favourite pub, for a traditional pub lunch and a pint.
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