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Rushyfields Residential and Nursing Home in Durham

Brandon Lane, Brandon, County Durham, DH7 8SH
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Three miles outside of Durham, our care home is situated in the heart of Brandon – a beautiful small rural village.

We are in close proximity to all the shops, churches and community centre Brandon has to offer. While still being able to see the top of Durham’s cathedral from our care home windows.

Along with our beautiful spot, we also provide a wide range of care home provisions. Our dedicated team deliver residential care, nursing care, dementia care, palliative care and respite care with true devotion and compassion.

We are more than just a care home in County Durham, we are a forever home. Our care and support evolve as and when it needs to. Providing residents and their loved ones with peace of mind that the upheaval of moving into a care home only has to happen once.

Living life to the full in our care home

We were praised in our most recent CQC care home report for the activities and the lifestyle we promote for our residents. Inspectors quoted: “People were actively engaged in a range of activities and had opportunities to access the wider community”.

This is so important to us. We strongly believe that our residents should spend their time as they choose. We empower them to remain active members of their Brandon community while reigniting hobbies and pastimes they’ve always adored.

That’s why no two days are the same in Rushyfields. You can find us taking part in exercise sessions one day, to arts and crafts the next.

We even have a range of entertainers from across Country Durham performing right in the heart of our care home. Our residents’ social lives have never been so jam-packed, which is a real highlight for those living in our residential care suites and those living with dementia.

For our residents who are receiving nursing care, we do also provide more intimate one-to-one activities. From pampering sessions in the comfort of our very own hairdressing salon to Namaste hand massages.

And during the warmer weather our team take residents on summer trips out, to places like local garden centres and the beach at South Shields.

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Above all, Rushyfields is our residents’ home. A safe and secure care home with a team that truly enrich the lives of our residents with dignified care and inspiring activities.

Our recent CQC report praised our level of safety, effectiveness, caring, responsiveness and management. We also receive high praise from visitors and health professionals. Loved ones even take the time to leave positive reviews on carehome.co.uk – an independent care home review site.

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Stories from the home

Living area for residents at Rushyfields

Forever home

We pride ourselves on being a forever home for our residents, providing residential and dementia care to nursing and palliative.

Resident at Abercorn House

5* review

“Rushyfields have very caring staff and the family is very happy with our loved one’s care”.
Partner of Resident

Facilities at this home


  • Ensuite
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Bingo
  • Card games
  • Day trips
  • Gardening
  • Light exercise
  • Minibus
  • Movies

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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Brandon Lane
County Durham
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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn – Group Director Sanctuary Care 12 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Testing) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 7 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 30 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Food) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 27 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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